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Dodgers host FD Invitational

The Fort Dodge softball team will host their annual invitational this weekend at Rogers Park.Seven of the 16 teams in the field are ranked, with four Top-5 programs set for action.The host Dodgers (12-7 overall) will face Sioux City East on Diamond 1 at 3 p.m. on Friday.Three ranked 5A schools ...

Kampen needs surgery

Fort Dodge all-state pitcher and University of Iowa baseball recruit Kole Kampen confirmed on Thursday afternoon that he will be sidelined for the rest of the season with a left elbow injury.Kampen will undergo Tommy John surgery next week. He left Wednesday's start against top-ranked Johnston ...

Gaels roll on the road

EAGLE GROVE - The St. Edmond baseball team rolled to a 17-2 victory over Eagle Grove on Thursday night.Jason Setterdahl had four hits in the win, including two doubles, for the Gaels (10-4 overall).Robert Flattery contributed three hits, including a triple.Jake Szalat had two hits.Sam Dougall ...

A different level

The top-ranked (Class 5A) Johnston softball team proved to Andi Adams and everyone else Wednesday night at Rogers Park they have their sights set on next month.The Dragons scored a doubleheader sweep over Fort Dodge, 12-0 in five innings and 6-4 in the nightcap, pushing their overall record to ...

Dodgers split with No. 1 Dragons

The celebration was subdued as the Fort Dodge baseball team left Ed McNeil Field Wednesday night.Yes, the Dodgers handed No. 1 (5A) Johnston just its second loss of the year in a 8-6 first-game victory. But head coach Blake Utley said his team was thinking about what easily could have been: a ...

Friday’s FDSH auction open to the public

Fort Dodge Senior High will have a number of auction items available for bidding on Friday during their annual athletic fundraiser golf event.The live auction begins at 11:45 a.m. at the Fort Dodge Country Club. A silent auction will run from 11:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.Plenty of big-ticket items ...

Gaels fall to No. 1 Lions

CLEAR LAKE - The top-ranked (Class 2A) Clear Lake baseball team posted a 6-4 victory over St. Edmond here Wednesday.All four Gael runs came in the second inning. St. Edmond (9-4 overall), which had been off since Saturday due to the recent inclement weather, surrendered single runs in both the ...

Emotional tribute

Dutch Huseman tried his best to make a late wish come true.His grandson kept a promise for him instead.Andrew Huseman captured the Travis Habhab Lakeside Amateur championship on Sunday, almost two months to the day after his grandfather's death at the age of 92.The Hall of Fame coach and ...

Wingerson shuts out Ankeny

ANKENY - Staying on the winning track, the Fort Dodge baseball team blanked Ankeny by a 4-0 count here Monday night.Senior pitcher Carter Wingerson recorded his first career complete game shutout for the Dodgers (10-5 overall), scattering just five hits. Wingerson (2-0) walked none and fanned ...

Consistent competitor

Just like his three older brothers and numerous cousins, Robert Flattery has made a lasting impact on St. Edmond athletics.During his Gael tenure, Flattery has been a reliable performer for the golf, baseball, basketball and football teams.Through 107 career games on the diamond, Flattery has ...

Dodgers top No. 7 Ankeny

ANKENY - The Fort Dodge softball team showed head coach Andi Adams just what they are made of here Tuesday evening.After falling to No. 7 (Class 5A) Ankeny, 10-0 in six innings, the Dodgers bounced back with a shutout of their own, 5-0, in the nightcap.Bre Tjebben improved to 8-1 on the year, ...

FD baseball team falls short

ANKENY - A night after picking up a 4-0 victory over Ankeny, the Fort Dodge baseball team was unable to overcome several defensive errors here Tuesday.The Hawks scored 10 runs in their final three innings to claim a 13-11 victory.Johnny Bice was 4-for-4 to lead the Dodgers (10-6 overall), while ...

FOR YOU, GRANDPA

Andrew Huseman stayed cool in the sweltering heat and finished an emotional day with the championship he'd been hoping for in the second annual Travis J. Habhab Lakeside Amateur men's golf tournament on Sunday.Huseman shot an eight-under par 100 to easily earn top honors here for the second ...

FDSH Hall of Fame banquet Thursday

Fort Dodge Senior High will honor its 2016 Hall of Fame athletic class this week.Former Dodger athletes scheduled for induction Thursday night are Jim Sanford (track and wrestling), Billy Goodman (multiple sports), Jordan Crosby (track) and Lisa Uhl (Koll) (track and cross country). Coach Sam ...

Gaels split at Dowling Invite

WEST DES MOINES - The St. Edmond baseball team split two games at the Dowling Classic here Saturday.Following a 10-2 victory over Council Bluffs St. Albert, the Gaels (9-3 overall) dropped a 10-0 five-inning decision to 10th-ranked (Class 2A) Dyersville Beckman.Senior Jason Setterdahl was the ...

Ault back to defend crown at Lakeside

The second annual Travis J. Habhab Lakeside Amateur men's golf tournament - previously named the Lakeside Amateur - will be held here today at Lakeside Golf Course.First tee times for the 18-hole event are set for 7:58 a.m., with the championship nine scheduled to begin around 5:30 p.m.Nearly ...

Dodgers take two

Slowing down the Fort Dodge baseball team proved to be an impossible task for Sioux City North here Friday.Pushing their winning streak to four straight games on a day where the temperatures approached 100 degrees, the Dodgers (9-5 overall) swept a doubleheader from the Stars by scores of 9-7 ...

Gael baseball team holds off Hampton-Dumont

Reid Johnson thought he had started a rally for the St. Edmond baseball team Friday night in the fourth inning.As it turns out, Johnson had to wait two more innings to get the Gaels going.With two outs in the sixth, the senior laid down a perfect bunt that he just beat out. After stealing ...

SE softball squad falls to Bulldogs

For the second straight night, the St. Edmond softball team found an offensive rhythm in the final innings.Unlike Thursday's one-run loss to Alta/Aurelia, though, the final outcome wasn't in question, as the Gaels lost to Hampton-Dumont at Rogers Park, 15-5 in five innings.The Bulldogs answered ...

Hanging tough

"Merch" might be a silly, made up word, but it definitely has meaning for the Fort Dodge softball team.Used as a rally cry all year, the Dodgers "merched" to a season-defining win here Wednesday. They knocked off No. 2 (Class 5A) Waukee, 1-0, in the second game of a twinbill at Rogers ...