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Duckett perseveres to go 3-1

Ryan Duckett knew if he wanted to turn in a solid performance at the St. Edmond Duals on Saturday, he would have to fight through his illness. Duckett, who missed the Gaels triangular on Thursday with Alta-Aurelia and Iowa Falls-Alden while dealing with strep throat, figured it was going to ...

Triton men come up just short

The Iowa Central men stood toe-to-toe with Iowa Western here Saturday for 40 minutes, battling to a 69-64 loss inside Hodges Fieldhouse. Emmanuel Ugboh, a 6-foot-11 center from Nigeria, scored 20 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead the Reivers, who boast eight players on their active ...

Westerners top Triton women

Five Iowa Western players reached double figures to lead the Reivers past Iowa Central here Saturday afternoon, 85-51. Sommer Blakemore scored a game-high 17 points and Aubriana Noti had 15 and 10 rebounds for Iowa Western, which improved to 10-7 on the year. For the Tritons (9-5), Shariah ...

TRUE GRIT

The sixth-ranked Fort Dodge wrestling team rang in the New Year with an victory over No. 5 West Des Moines Valley for the second consecutive season on Thursday, 33-24. The Dodgers (4-2 overall) took eight of the 14 matches to secure their first dual win streak against the Tigers ever. Fort ...

Gibb leads St. Edmond boys to victory with 37

CLARION — The St. Edmond boys rallied in their first game since the Christmas break, downing Clarion-Goldfield/Dows here Friday night, 66-59. Andrew Gibb scored 37 points, including 20 in the second half, to lead the Gaels. Jackson Kochendorfer added 13 and Jed Tracy had seven. “That ...

FDSH swimmers return to action

The Fort Dodge swim team opened their post-Christmas break against defending state runner-up West Des Moines Valley here Thursday night. Cole Pearson won two events and Ben Lennon captured a third, but it wasn’t enough in the end as the Tigers posted a 125-45 victory. Valley, fifth in the ...

Cowgirls outscore SE 15-2 in third for 44-33 win

CLARION — The Clarion-Goldfield girls outscored St. Edmond 15-2 here in the third quarter, posting a 44-33 North Central Conference victory Friday night. Quinn Hansch scored a game-high 14 to lead the Cowgirls, who have won three in a row. The Gaels used a 16-5 run in the second to takea ...

Shanks to man Webster City AD post

WEBSTER CITY — A longtime Gael is now a member of the Lynx family. Joe Shanks has been named the interim athletic director at Webster City High School. Approved by the Webster City School Board in December, Shanks officially took his seat at the head of the Lynx athletics table on ...

Triton basketball preview

THE TIP: Action begins inside Hodges Fieldhouse at 2 p.m. with the women’s contest. Men are scheduled to tip at 4 p.m. WOMEN’S PROBABLES: Iowa Central (9-4 overall): Brittany West, soph., 12.1; Tierra Itula, soph., 11.7; Avery Terwilliger, soph., 10.6; Shariah Smith, soph., 7.8; Kira ...

Gaels host home dual tournament

For Eugene Carlson and his St. Edmond wrestling team, the opportunity presented here Saturday is a key one. The Gaels will host their own dual tournament, and while they don’t quite have a complete lineup yet, those set for action will get plenty of mat time. Joining St. Edmond will be ...

Dodger wrestling preview

DODGER LINEUP: 106 — Lane Cowell, so., (16-6); 113 — Drake Ayala, so., (22-0); 120 — Carson Taylor, jr., (19-4); 126 — Brooks Cowell, jr., (17-8); 132 — Dreyzon Phillips, so., (14-11); 138 — Drevon Ross, sr., (13-3); 145 — Kody Cook, so. (12-11); 152 — Dylan Zimmermann, so., ...

Dodgers can’t stop Waukee

WAUKEE — The Fort Dodge boys held their own against Waukee’s Noah Hart and Dylan Jones here Friday night. But the Dodgers had no answer for Tucker DeVries off the bench. DeVries, a 6-foot-5 sophomore, knocked down seven 3-pointers and scored a game-high 21 points to lead the top-ranked ...

Dodger girls lose at Waukee

WAUKEE — The Fort Dodge girls started 2019 with a tough 99-36 loss to fifth-ranked (Class 5A) Waukee here Friday night. Tory Bennett led the Dodgers (0-11 overall, 0-5 in CIML Iowa Conference) with 12 points, while Jalen Adams added nine. For the Warriors, Katie Dinnebier had 26 points ...

Bennett, Lara compete at Midlands

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — The state of Iowa dominated at the 56th annual Ken Kraft Midlands Championships here this past weekend inside the Sears Centre Arena. Third-ranked Iowa was the overall champion, scoring 184 team points with two individual crowns. Meanwhile, No. 19 Northern Iowa ...

Memorable night at the lanes for Ulrich

Julie Ulrich had things other than bowling on her mind this past Wednesday hours before recording one of the top scores in city history. Ulrich, a Fort Dodge Middle School teacher and 1990 FDSH graduate, put together game scores of 278, 279 and 235 for a 792 series. That number left her just ...

Time has come for Iowa to give girls wrestling serious consideration

Fort Dodge head coach Bobby Thompson doesn’t mince words when discussing the future of high school girls wrestling in our state. “It’s going to happen,” Thompson said. “Hopefully soon. It’s long overdue.” When Thompson’s defending state champion Dodgers hosted the annual Don ...

A new perspective

For most, the holiday season is spent for reflection of the past 12 months and a look towards the next dozen. Madi Bennett, a Fort Dodge Senior High graduate and current member of the Simpson College softball team, was able to see the world from a completely different vantage point during a ...

Timeout with: Jacque Oberg

Jacque Oberg has her calendar booked from the beginning of the school year through summer. And the St. Edmond senior wouldn’t have it any other way. Oberg, who is currently a starter on the Gael basketball team, has also been a varsity regular for volleyball, tennis and softball over the ...

Midlands boasts ranked teams, wrestlers galore

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — It may just be the end of December, but the energy inside the Sears Centre Arena beginning Saturday will make it seem like March and the NCAA Div. I Wrestling Tournament. Several of the country’s Top-25 programs will gather for the 56th annual Ken Kraft Midlands ...

NECESSARY SACRIFICES

Cole Pearson understood that he would have to make sacrifices in order to achieve his ultimate goals in the swimming pool. Pearson, a senior at Fort Dodge, hopes that others who have the same drive and ambition remember him for his decision. “I’m just a normal kid who loves to do ...