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Offense powers Gaels to win

The St. Edmond softball team flexed their offensive might here Wednesday night, posting a 10-9 victory over North Central Conference rival Clear Lake at Rogers Park. Jocy Timmerman had three hits and drove in three runs, Erin Flattery was a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate and four other Gaels ...

Miscues haunt SEHS in baseball

St. Edmond head baseball coach Joe Shanks knows how difficult it can be to defeat Clear Lake. When given extra outs, that task becomes even more daunting. The sixth-ranked (Class 2A) and two-time defending state champion Lions scored a 7-3 victory over the Gaels here Wednesday night at ...

Miscues haunt SEHS in baseball

St. Edmond head baseball coach Joe Shanks knows how difficult it can be to defeat Clear Lake. When given extra outs, that task becomes even more daunting. The sixth-ranked (Class 2A) and two-time defending state champion Lions scored a 7-3 victory over the Gaels here Wednesday night at ...

DODGER DUO REPEATS THE FEAT

ANKENY — Jonny Bowser and Beth Murman both felt empty after their respective state tennis performances this year. Once the Fort Dodge duo got together for the co-ed state meet here on Tuesday, though, it was just like old championship times again. Bowser and Murman repeated as Class 2A ...

ALL DIRECTIONS

No. 10 (Class 5A) Fort Dodge got typical performances from the usual suspects here on Wednesday against Mason City. Head coach Andi Adams knows that if her squad hopes to play at the level of their ranking, though, they’ll need production from all segments of the lineup. The Dodgers (8-5 ...

Intense action at Sports Park Raceway

Six drivers hit the winner’s circle at Sports Park Raceway on Sunday. In the Hobby Stock A-feature, Myles Michehl of Fort Dodge topped Jeff Fink of Denison for his second victory of the season. Charlie McKenna of Clear Lake prevailed in the Late Models A-feature race for the third ...

FDSH Hall of Fame banquet Thursday

Fort Dodge Senior High will honor its 2017 Hall of Fame athletic class this week. Former Dodger athletes scheduled for induction on Thursday night include Mitch Eslick (basketball and tennis), Zach Mason (football and wrestling) and Tim Mosley (football and track). Coaches Ed Birnbaum ...

Teske 3rd, Ayala 5th at UWW

AKRON, Ohio — Three-time state wrestling champion Brody Teske scored a third place finish here over the weekend at the UWW Cadet and University Nationals. Teske, who recently completed his junior season with Fort Dodge, is unbeaten in his high school career. Drake Ayala, who will be a ...

Dodgers swept at Dowling

WEST DES MOINES — The 10th-ranked (Class 5A) Fort Dodge softball team dropped a doubleheader with No. 12 West Des Moines Dowling here Monday night. Scores were 1-0 and 6-2. The Maroons (6-2) have won four out of their last five, losing only 1-0 to No. 4 (5A) Indianola. “Dowling has ...

Algona tops Gaels in softball

ALGONA — The St. Edmond softball team dropped a North Central Conference game to Algona here Monday night, 7-4. After falling behind 4-2, the Gaels tied it in the sixth with a pair of runs, but the Bulldogs answered with three in the bottom of the inning. “We gave ourselves a chance in ...

Bulldogs handle SEHS

ALGONA — The St. Edmond baseball team did not start a big week the right way, falling to Algona here Monday night, 16-6 in six innings. The Gaels committed seven errors in the game, as they dropped their third straight. “We are just stuck in a pattern right now and it is not acceptable ...

Dowling overwhelms FDSH

WEST DES MOINES — The Fort Dodge baseball team dropped a pair of games to second-ranked (Class 4A) West Des Moines Dowling here Monday night. Scores were 9-1 and 15-0 in four innings. Tyrnan Lara had two hits in the opener, while Lucas Williamson delivered an RBI single for the Dodgers ...

HELPING HAND

Andrew Huseman claimed his third title here at Lakeside Golf Course on Sunday, carding a 9-under to win the Travis J. Habhab Amateur. Huseman, a native of Ankeny and son of Fort Dodge businessman Bill Huseman, had a 6-under 66 to take a one-stroke lead over Kevin Ault into the ...

Elliott repeats as Senior Match Play champ

Gene Elliott of West Des Moines successfully defended his Iowa Golf Association Senior Match Play title on Saturday at the Fort Dodge Country Club. The 55-year-old Elliott defeated Fort Dodge’s Dave Sergeant and Tom Norton of Muscatine to repeat as champion. He birdied six of the last eight ...

Gaels have no trouble with IF-A

The St. Edmond baseball team got back on track here Friday night at Rogers Park, posting a 7-2 victory over Iowa Falls-Alden behind senior twins Cole and Connor Allison. Cole Allison was 2-for-4 with two runs, a pair of RBI and a stolen base from his leadoff spot in the order, while Connor ...

No. 10 Dodgers split at Valley Shootout

WEST DES MOINES — The 10th-ranked (Class 5A) Fort Dodge softball team’s record at the West Des Moines Valley Shootout directly reflected the way the Dodgers played here on Saturday. Head coach Andi Adams’ squad split in their two contests, playing well at times but also struggling in ...

State Senior Match Plays semifinals are set

The semifinals are set at the Iowa Golf Association Senior Match Play championships, held this week at the Fort Dodge Country Club. Fort Dodge’s Dave Sergeant has advanced to join Ankeny’s Jay Slings, Tom Norton of Muscatine, and Gene Elliott of West Des Moines in the final four of the ...

Gaels score 21 times at CYO in split

CARROLL — The St. Edmond softball squad plated 21 runs in the CYO Tournament here on Saturday, but it only resulted in a split decision. The Gaels (3-5 overall) nearly finished off a huge comeback in their opening game before falling a run short against Le Mars Gehlen, 11-10. Their bats ...

Deal wins again at Sports Park Raceway

Champions were again crowned in six feature races at Sports Park Raceway last weekend. Fort Dodge’s Bryce Sommerfeld was victorious in the Hobby Stock A-feature. Sommerfeld held off Andrew Borchardt and Myles Michehl of Fort Dodge. In the Late Models A-feature, Charlie McKenna of Clear Lake ...

The right direction

When I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in the spring of 2000, I returned to Fort Dodge and accepted a position at The Messenger — my home away from home for nearly six years prior. I had enjoyed working in the sports department on a part-time basis while attending both Fort ...