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Gael boys can’t stop No. 2 Kuemper

The St. Edmond boys are experiencing exactly what a “grinding” season is all about. After winning six in a row, the Gaels dropped their second straight in as many nights, falling to No. 2 (Class 2A) Carroll Kuemper Saturday, 64-44. To make matters worse, St. Edmond (10-7 overall) found ...

Gael boys come up short

IOWA FALLS — The St. Edmond boys tried to fight through adversity here on Friday night, but Iowa Falls-Alden was too much. The Cadets (7-6 overall, 5-4 North Central Conference) placed three players in double figures and snapped the Gaels’ six-game win streak, 67-58. St. ...

Gael girls fall short against Kuemper

St. Edmond girls head coach Scott Messerly is still trying to get his starting lineup and rotation figured out after getting back Livi Huss earlier this month. However, Messerly believes the Gaels took a big step forward in that department Saturday night, putting together a solid effort in a ...

Cadets exact revenge on SE girls

IOWA FALLS — The St. Edmond girls couldn’t earn the season sweep over Iowa Falls-Alden on Friday, as the Cadets turned the tide. The Gaels (4-11 overall, 2-8 North Central Conference) dropped a 56-39 decision to the Cadets the second time around. In the first meeting, St. Edmond earned ...

Mason City keeps FD girls in slump

MASON CITY — The Fort Dodge girls couldn’t withstand a strong second half from Mason City on Friday night, as they dropped a 59-37 decision. The Dodgers (6-9 overall, 3-5 CIML Iowa) trailed 23-12 at halftime, but the Mohawks (6-10, 3-5) outscored the Dodgers 25-17 in the third quarter ...

On the mat

Matthew Petsinger knows there are going to be outings like Thursday night. With just five wrestlers in the lineup, St. Edmond struggled in its home finale, dropping three duals. The Gaels lost to Clear Lake (70-0), Mason City Newman (78-6) and Lake Mills (81-0). “It’s tough when you ...

Tighe retirement party set for Saturday

WEBSTER CITY — Oh, the stories Dick Tighe could tell. More like, oh, the stories he will most likely tell this weekend. Tighe, a longtime Webster City resident and one of the most successful high school football coaches in the nation, will be the guest of honor on Saturday when the Seneca ...

No. 2 Tritons roll Lakers

Despite what the rankings say, the gap between the No. 2 Iowa Central wrestling team and the rest of the ICCAC is still pretty wide. The Tritons proved that again last night, dominating nearly every match on the way to a 41-5 victory over fifth-ranked Iowa Lakes at Hodges Fieldhouse, the ...

Dodgers ready for CIML Invite

PLEASANT HILL — The Fort Dodge wrestling team will get an early look at what the upcoming Class 3A state tournament could be like Friday night when they compete in the CIML Invitational. Action begins here at 3:30 p.m. Along with the third-ranked Dodgers, No. 1 West Des Moines Valley, ...

Dodger bowlers in action

URBANDALE — The Fort Dodge bowling teams lost to Urbandale on Thursday. The Dodger boys fell 3,352-2,825 and the girls lost 2,406-2,327. Seth Hanson had the high series for the boys, rolling a 397. He had games of 214 and 183 for the Dodgers. Jared Jacobson checked in with a 369. Also ...

Gaels win 6th in a row

HAMPTON — The St. Edmond boys won their sixth straight in convincing fashion here Thursday night, blitzing Hampton-Dumont, 61-20. Charlie Doyle and Andrew Gibb each scored 15 for the Gaels (10-5 overall, 8-2 in North Central Conference), who reached the 10-win mark for another ...

Gaels win 6th in a row

HAMPTON — The St. Edmond boys won their sixth straight in convincing fashion here Thursday night, blitzing Hampton-Dumont, 61-20. Charlie Doyle and Andrew Gibb each scored 15 for the Gaels (10-5 overall, 8-2 in North Central Conference), who reached the 10-win mark for another ...

Gael girls lose to Bulldogs

HAMPTON — The St. Edmond girls couldn’t put together a complete game Thursday night, as they dropped a 55-36 contest to Hampton-Dumont. The Gaels (4-10 overall, 2-7) trailed by only one after the first period, but were outscored 37-12 in the second and third periods. St. Edmond did top ...

Gael girls lose to Bulldogs

HAMPTON — The St. Edmond girls couldn’t put together a complete game Thursday night, as they dropped a 55-36 contest to Hampton-Dumont. The Gaels (4-10 overall, 2-7) trailed by only one after the first period, but were outscored 37-12 in the second and third periods. St. Edmond did top ...

No. 1 Indians win twice in a night

POCAHONTAS — The top-ranked Pocahontas Area girls pulled off a rare feat o Thursday night. The Indians (15-1 overall, 7-0 Twin Lakes Conference) played two games, winning both. Pocahontas Area defeated Southeast Valley 83-17 at 5 p.m. then defeated Storm Lake 90-26 in a 7:45 p.m. ...

No. 1 Indians win twice in a night

POCAHONTAS — The top-ranked Pocahontas Area girls pulled off a rare feat o Thursday night. The Indians (15-1 overall, 7-0 Twin Lakes Conference) played two games, winning both. Pocahontas Area defeated Southeast Valley 83-17 at 5 p.m. then defeated Storm Lake 90-26 in a 7:45 p.m. ...

SHOWING SIGNS

Kelly Kruger saw his Iowa Central women come together and grow up right before his very eyes Wednesday night. Balanced play and poise helped the Tritons claim a 56-52 victory over Iowa Lakes inside Hodges Fieldhouse, evening their ICCAC record in the process. Kayla Morgan had 11 points, ...

Lakers too much for Triton men

The Iowa Central men’s basketball team is in a funk, and head coach Dennis Pilcher said he’s not quite sure where to turn. The Tritons dropped their third straight ICCAC game to start the conference slate, falling to Iowa Lakes by a 92-61 count at Hodges Field House Wednesday ...

Teske continues national climb

Unbeaten Fort Dodge wrestler Brody Teske continues to climb the ladder of national recognition. The junior 120-pounder is now second in the nation for his weight class, according to FloWrestling. He sits only behind Jordan Decatur of Columbus, Ohio. Teske is also rated third nationally at ...

Home quadrangular for Gaels

The St. Edmond wrestling team will close out regular-season action over the next few days. First, the Gaels host a quadrangular Thursday night with Clear Lake, Lake Mills and Mason City Newman. Action begins at 6 p.m. On Saturday, St. Edmond competes at the South Central Calhoun Duals in ...