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For both Iowa and Iowa State, this is just the beginning

Contrary to the narrative pitched by many — typically fans of the winning team in a given year — the Iowa-Iowa State football outcome doesn’t represent a zero-sum game. Sure, there are bragging rights. It’s either a “Hawkeye State” or a “Cyclone State,” depending on the ...

Groundhogs

There were plenty of reasons for Matt Dillon to smile here Friday night inside Dodger Stadium. Dillon’s St. Edmond football team posted a resounding 60-16 victory over Eagle Grove for their second consecutive win of the season. Sean Newell ran for 200 yards and scored four touchdowns as ...

Different style but same result: win is all that matters to Ross, Iowa

IOWA CITY — In typical Iowa Hawkeye fashion, style points mean absolutely nothing to junior fullback Brady Ross. The Humboldt High School graduate and his teammates were only concerned about two numbers at the end of Saturday’s 13-3 donnybrook against rival Iowa State: their record to ...

Perplexed Dodgers fall

INDIANOLA — Another bizarre trip to Indianola ended in similar gut-wrenching fashion for the Fort Dodge football team here on Friday night. Despite completely dominating the game statistically down the stretch for the second consecutive season, the 10th-ranked Dodgers left the field with ...

Triton men’s soccer team upsets No. 13 Marshalltown

The Iowa Central men’s soccer team took a big first step in the ICCAC season with a 2-1 home victory over No. 13 Marshalltown here on Saturday. The Tritons (3-1-1 overall, 1-0 in the league) used a second-half goal from Guzman Diaz to help secure the victory and hand the Tigers (5-1, 0-1) ...

No. 17 Tritons head to Coffeyville

COFFEYVILLE, Kan. — The No. 17 Iowa Central football team is in for their first extended road trip of the season this week, as they face Coffeyville here Saturday. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. Playing a second ranked foe in as many weeks last Saturday, the Tritons (1-1 overall, 0-1 in ICCAC) ...

Gael boys win CYO

HOLSTEIN — The St. Edmond boys cross country team captured the team title at the CYO meet on Saturday. The Gaels finished 102 points, seven ahead of runner up Woodbine. Gehlen (153) was third, followed by Sioux Central (155) and Riverside (157). “The boys are pretty ecstatic,’’ said ...

Turnovers doom No. 17 Tritons

COFFEYVILLE, Kan. — The 17th-ranked (NJCAA) Iowa Central football team had the ball in their hands trailing by two points with less than a minute left in regulation here on Saturday against Coffeyville Community College. Two interception returns for touchdowns in the final 18 seconds turned ...

Tritons lose home rugby match

The Iowa Central rugby team dropped a 43-21 decision to Davenport University here on Saturday. Facing a squad two levels above their classification, the Tritons fought back from a 19-0 halftime deficit before the Panthers pulled away. “I thought we played well for the most part,” ICCC ...

Dodgers in action at Linn-Mar

MARION — The Fort Dodge girls swim team competed for the first time ever in the ultra-competitive Linn-Mar Invitational on Saturday. The Dodgers finished eighth with 102 points. Ames (564) was the team champion, followed by Dowling (434.5), Bettendorf (303), Pleasant Valley (218) and ...

CLEAN SWEEP

Fort Dodge head coach Ashley Beaumont went into Thursday’s swim dual with a plan. The Dodgers wanted to move athletes around to get everyone in the pool and work on the small things to be fresh for the weekend. Then tapering begins to make a run at the Gary Winkler Invitational next ...

No. 10 Fort Dodge visits Indianola

INDIANOLA – Successful football teams focus on the present rather than looking too far back or forward. No. 10 (Class 4A) Fort Dodge will concentrate on the task at hand here Friday against fellow unbeaten Indianola. Head coach Matt Miller has stressed the importance of this particular game ...

St. Edmond renews rivalry with EG

St. Edmond first-year head coach Matt Dillon saw an added spark in his football team this past week following a victory. The Gaels return home to Dodger Stadium Friday night to face Eagle Grove. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Last week, St. Edmond (1-1 overall) went on the road for the first ...

Area squads back on field

South Central Calhoun is finally ranked entering Week 3, and with a victory, Southeast Valley will likely join them in the Top-10. That would set up a huge showdown next Friday. For now, though, the Titans and Jaguars must first take care of the task at hand. Seventh-ranked (Class 1A) South ...

DODGERS DOUBLE UP

MARSHALLTOWN — The Fort Dodge girls swim team scored a pair of victories here Tuesday evening, besting both Marshalltown and Oskaloosa. The Dodgers downed the Bobcats (63-39) and the Indians (82-18). Luanne Xiao, Grace Hartley and Madigan Peimann all won two individual events each, with ...

Tritons begin double title defense

Dee Brown can’t predict the future for the Iowa Central cross country program, but the expectations of his runners as defending national champions won’t be any different than the years when the Tritons come up short. “It sounds kind of simple, but we talk about our goals and traditions ...

Eagle Grove wins in Belmond

BELMOND — The St. Edmond cross country teams left here Tuesday with a pair of Top-3 team finishes at the R.S. Invitational, as the girls were runners-up and the boys placed third overall. Eagle Grove claimed team gold on the girls side with 51 points thanks to all five runners placing in ...

Early honors

For the first time in almost six years, the Iowa Central football team is ranked. The Tritons entered the NJCAA Top-20 at No. 17 in the first regular season poll. Iowa Central (1-1 overall, 0-1 in ICCAC) travels to Coffeyville this Saturday in Kansas. Back on Oct. 9, 2012 the Tritons were ...

VICTORY DAY

AMES — For all the good that Matt Campbell has already accomplished on the field as Iowa State’s head football coach, his contributions away from the game are even more important to the Gambill family. Brecken Gambill, who was diagnosed with Williams syndrome at six months old, recently ...

SAME WAVELENGTH

Drake Miller and Tysen Kershaw shared a laugh when talking about just how far back their friendship actually goes. Their time together on a football field may still be relatively new to most, but truth betold, this connection dates back over a decade. And in Fort Dodge’s 52-24 victory over ...