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New look for Winkler Invite

The Fort Dodge girls swim program will take a step in a new direction here Saturday for the Gary Winkler Invitational.The Dodgers shift away from the traditional meet format, instead adopting a complete prelim/final swimming and diving meet."We wanted to give out kids another option,'' said ...

Tritons travel to Highland

HIGHLAND, Kan. - The Iowa Central football team is still searching for its first win of the season.The Tritons (0-3 overall) will head to Highland (2-1) on Saturday for a 1 p.m. kickoff."They have an explosive offense,'' said Iowa Central head coach Kevin?Twait. "Their quarterback (Kahlil ...

Dodgers host Jackie Wilde Invite

The Fort Dodge volleyball team will host to the Jackie Wilde Invitational here Saturday.Joining the host Dodgers will be Pocahontas Area, Ames, Des Moines Christian and eighth-ranked (Class 4A) Lewis Central.Fort Dodge (5-9 overall) will open with Des Moines Christian at 9 a.m., while ...

Ames back on Dodgers’ grid radar

AMES - The Fort Dodge football team is in for a litmus test of sorts on Friday night at Ames.Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.The Dodgers (2-1 overall) and Little Cyclones (2-1) are renewing their 100-plus year old rivalry after a brief hiatus. The programs met every fall on the gridiron from 1968 ...

Gaels at home vs. South O’Brien

For the first time since 2013, the St. Edmond football team meets South O'Brien.Kickoff in Friday's Class A, District 2 contest is set for 7 p.m. inside Dodger Stadium.Three years ago, the Gaels (1-2 overall, 0-1 in league) picked up a 42-3 victory over the Wolverines (1-2, 1-0) in a playoff ...

Area squads line up for district challenges

It's Week 4 of the prep football season, which means we are almost halfway through the year.That also brings us to the second round of district play around northcentral Iowa.Seventh-ranked (Class 2A) Clarion-Goldfield/Dows has already tripled its win total of a year ago, storming out of the ...

Comforts of home

The St. Edmond volleyball team delivered a home victory here Thursday night over an old conference rival.Scores were 25-17, 25-20 and 25-19 in favor of the Gaels over Eagle Grove.After suffering a tough five-set loss to Clear Lake earlier this week, St. Edmond (6-9 overall) continued its strong ...

Home debut for Triton men’s tennis

In the program's first-ever home match, the Iowa Central men's tennis team defeated Buena Vista, 2-1, in a rain-shortened dual at Dodger Courts on Thursday evening.In the matches suspedned due to rain and lightning, Iowa Central held solid leads, claiming first sets in each with leads in all ...

Fort Dodge can’t catch No. 15 Bobcats

The Fort Dodge volleyball team continued to be its own worst enemy at the most inopportune times here Tuesday against 15th-ranked (Class 5A) Marshalltown.The Dodgers struggled their way through stretches of unforced errors and communication breakdowns in a four-game setback at the FDSH gym. ...

Gaels drop close match

The St. Edmond volleyball team experienced their first five-game match of the season here Tuesday night against North Central Conference rival Clear Lake.After battling back in the fifth set several times, the Gaels were unable to put together a final rally.Scores were 19-25, 25-23, 25-21, ...

Hartley breaks school record

AMES - Taylor Hartley broke another school record for the Fort Dodge swim team on Tuesday.Hartley won the 200 individual medley at the Ames Invitational in 2:13.94. The junior was also second in the 100 backstroke in a time of 1:02.44."Taylor is just ecstatic,'' said Fort Dodge head coach ...

Wagner, FD boys 3rd

STORM LAKE - The Fort Dodge boys cross country team finished third at the Storm Lake Invitational on Tuesday.The Dodgers had 112 points. Unity Christian (48) was the team champion, followed by Spirit Lake (89).Algona (178) placed sixth.Fort Dodge senior Ryan Wagner (16:52) crossed in third ...

McBride motivated after loss in debut

WEBSTER CITY - Michael McBride lost, but he wasn't defeated.In the cut throat world of mixed martial arts, where mental anguish can sometimes be greater than any physical pain endured in the Octagon, it's a key point to make. And so the 30-year-old Webster City native and newest member of the ...

Iowa Central stumbles in home debut

The Iowa Central football team has yet to find their offensive identity through three games.That was never more apparent than here Saturday afternoon at Dodger Stadium, as the Tritons dropped their home opener to rival Ellsworth, 44-25.Iowa Central (0-3 overall, 0-1 in ICCAC) scored on a pair ...

McBride stopped short in UFC debut

CLEVELAND - Michael McBride made his UFC debut Saturday night at UFC 203 inside the Quicken Loans Arena.McBride was stopped by Nik Lentz via TKO in the second round of their lightweight prelim fight on FOX Sports 1. He accepted the contest on just nine days notice as a replacement for Mairbek ...

THE STREAK LIVES

Fort Dodge's offense put up major style points in a dominant opening quarter against Mason City here Friday.When the Dodgers needed to close out their arch rival, though, it was again the defense that gave the team all the substance they would need.The FDSH 'D' rose to the occasion for a third ...

Gaels come up short at MMC

MARCUS - Turnovers and ill-timed penalties cost the St. Edmond football team their district opener here Friday night against MMCRU.The Gaels fumbled four times, and two of them led to touchdowns for the Royals, who claimed the Class A, District 2 contest by a final score of 15-8 on their home ...

Tritons glad to be home

Kevin Twait and the Iowa Central football team didn't have to spend Friday on the road.Instead, the Tritons were able to sleep in their own beds ahead of opening ICCAC play against Ellsworth here today at Dodger Stadium.Kickoff is set for noon.Iowa Central (0-2 overall, 0-0 in league) began the ...

A sizeable problem

There are typically a number of variables on the football field that ultimately determine whether this will be a Hawkeye or Cyclone state in any given year.Home-field advantage. Quarterback play. Special teams. Turnovers. Red-zone efficiency.The list goes on.Line play is another top priority ...

FDSH tackles unbeaten Mason City

The wins - 12 in a row, to be exact - against Mason City have come from all directions in a wide variety of ways. But to the 2016 Fort Dodge football team, the Decker Sporting Goods Trophy is more about history and tradition than anything they've accomplished to date.That could all change here ...