Local Sports

Area archers shine at indoor championships

DYERSVILLE — Junior Olympic Archers from the Iowa Outdoor Store JOAD Program competed in the Iowa State JOAD Indoor Championship at Plum Creek Archery. These local archers competed against top shooters in the state, as well as others from Illinois, Missouri and Minensota. Klaire Adams ...

Tritons split on the road vs. NIACC

MASON CITY — The Iowa Central baseball team split with conference rival NIACC here Saturday. The Tritons claimed the opener, 5-2, before dropping the nightcap, 10-1 to the 18th-ranked Trojans. Steven Calderon was 3-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI in the win, while Kyle Snuttjer and ...

FD boys run at DM East

DES MOINES — The Fort Dodge boys track team competed at the Don Graves Invite Saturday. The Dodgers finished in sixth place with 49 points. Des Moines Lincoln (121) won, while Des Moines Roosevelt (111) was second, followed by Ottumwa (102), Des Moines East (99) and Hoover (79). “It was ...

Perfect night for Casey, Matt Johnson

Father and son Casey and Matt Johnson both recorded perfect games during the Fort Dodge Ford Classic bowling league recently at Ridgewood Lanes. Casey Johnson’s 300 came as part of his league-best 792 series. Matt rolled at 774. The Johnsons are co-owners of Fort Dodge Ford Toyota. They ...

High hopes for Triton golf teams

The Iowa Central golf team is preparing to host one of the biggest spring events Saturday in hopes of marching their way to nationals once again. David Barwin continues to lead both the men and women, who are ranked 13th in the country according to GolfStat. The Tritons will be in action ...

Averill takes command for Gaels

Former St. Edmond tennis player Megan Averill has been tabbed with directing the boys program beginning this year. Averill will have a group of six players to work around, including four letterwinners. Seniors Patrick Bocken, Trent Woodhouse, Nelson Cook and Tyler McCarville all gained ...

Tritons sweep Spartans

The 19th-ranked Iowa Central softball team earned three wins over Southwestern here Friday at Rogers Park. Scores were 18-3 in five inning, 5-2 and 3-1. Ashley Hahnbaum collected six hits — including a pair of home runs — and drove in 11 runs on the afternoon, while Kama Kaeo had four ...

Top-ranked Valley too much for Dodger boys

Joe Jackson and the Fort Dodge boys soccer team experienced quite a season opener here Thursday night against West Des Moines Valley. The Tigers, who are ranked No. 1 in Class 3A and the defending state champions, posted a 5-0 victory over the Dodgers, including four goals by junior Connor ...

Senior group key for Dodgers

Seniors Shariah Smith and Car’Maiya Mosley are hoping their final season with the Fort Dodge girls track team will be just as special as their first. The Dodger duo, along with classmates Maggie Harvey and Lehr Thorson, will compete for the final time this spring for what is otherwise a ...

Iowa Central heads to nationals

SAN DIEGO — The Iowa Central taekwondo team heads to California this weekend for the National Collegiate Taekwondo Association national championship competition. The event takes place at the RIMAC Arena on the campus of the University of California-San Diego. There will be 469 males and 433 ...

Jackson in charge for FD boys

When a new head coach takes over a program, it usually requires a period of adjustment for the new leadership. For the Fort Dodge boys soccer team, the transition will be relatively seamless. Former assistant coach Joe Jackson has moved into the lead position in place of Pablo Rodriguez, ...

Tritons swing into spring tennis slate

When Iowa Central decided to begin a tennis program, they didn’t have to look far to find a more than capable leader. Todd Redenius has been around the game for well over 30 years, coaching seven state champions and leading the youth program. He has quickly went to work on building Triton ...

Iowa Central sweeps home softball debut

Rick Sandquist has been around the game of softball long enough to know better than taking anything for granted. After posting a convincing 10-2 win in five innings over Ellsworth here Tuesday at Rogers Park, No. 17 Iowa Central was put to the test in the second contest. Down 10-7, the ...

Flattery back at the helm

Liz Flattery returns to the St. Edmond girls track team this season as head coach, stepping back into a role she previously held. Flattery will have a large group of underclassmen to build around, along with three seniors in Megan Flattery, Joeli Koenig and Madi Tarbox. “We started ...

Numbers are in Gaels’ favor

Leah Applebee has the numbers this year for her St. Edmond girls tennis team. However, Applebee also has plenty of inexperience to work with after graduating a group of seniors that comprised half of the varsity lineup. Back to lead the way for the Gaels this spring will be seniors Leah ...

Triton sports shooting team heads to nationals

SAN ANTONIO, Tex. — The Iowa Central sports shooting team will compete in the ACUI national championships at the National Shooting Complex beginning on Wednesday. The Tritons, who were national Div. II national runner-ups a year ago, will be participating in Div. IV this season — a class ...

FD’S Bennett third at NHSCA nationals

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Championships motivate Fort Dodge’s Drew Bennett. Losses galvanize him. Fort Dodge’s junior wrestling standout turned a quarterfinal-round setback at the 28th annual NHSCA National High School Tournament into a rallying point over the weekend, reeling off four ...

Solid mix key for young Gaels

Bill Kibby knows he doesn’t have the deepest team to work with this year. But Kibby believes his small St. Edmond boys track program can make a strong impact in Class 1A. Seven seniors lead a group of 18 into action this year as they try to fill holes left by nine key graduates. “We ...

Tritons split with Southeastern

BURLINGTON — The Iowa Central baseball team split a doubleheader with Southeastern on Sunday. The Tritons (11-9 overall) won 1-0 and lost 8-3. In the loss, Franyelyn Diaz had two hits and drove in three runs. In the victory, Maxwell Steffens threw a two-hitter. He struckout eight ...

Tritons drop twinbill to Eagles

CEDAR RAPIDS — The 17th ranked Iowa Central softball team couldn’t get over the hump against second-ranked Kirkwood on Sunday night. The Tritons (21-9 overall) lost 13-3 and 11-6 to the Eagles (20-1). “They can swing it,’’ said Iowa Central head coach Rick Sandquist. “It was 6-3 ...