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Iowa Central assistant athletic director Gregg Haden (center) receives the NATYCAA Cup honor at the NACDA convention in Orlando, Fla.

Iowa Central’s Cup dominance extended

ORLANDO, Fla. — Iowa Central’s NATYCAA Cup dynasty has been extended another year. For the eighth time in nine seasons, the ICCC athletic department was granted the overall championship trophy by National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators, who recognize overall ...

SE baseball team tops North Union

The St. Edmond baseball team struck first here Tuesday night against North Union and never looked back, earning a 10-2 victory at Rogers Park. Seniors Connor Allison and Sam Dougall each drove in three runs on four hits, while eighth-grader Cael Kolacia had two hits and two RBI for the Gaels ...

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Max Hackbarth pitches for Webster City on Monday against St. Edmond at Rogers Park. For more photos, visit CU.messengernews.net

Hackbarth’s strong start continues

Max Hackbarth continued to show his dominance on the mound here Monday night, leading Webster City to a 1-0 victory over St. Edmond at Rogers Park. Hackbarth, a junior for the Lynx, improved to 4-0 on the year with a nine-strikeout, two-hit performance. Jake Szalat did his best to match ...

FD’s Brayton returning to Iowa for event

WINTERSET — Fort Dodge native Justin Brayton will be returning to Iowa this month to hold a special event. Brayton, an Arenacross veteran, will be in Winterset June 23-24 for the inaugural JB10 Racing Experience and Justin Brayton Shootout. The event is at the Riverside Raceway. “It’s ...

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Jacque Oberg of St. Edmond tags Webster City Zoey Woodle on Monday at Rogers Park. For more photos, please visit CU.messengernews.net

St. Edmond softball squad tops Lynx

Last month, the St. Edmond softball team dropped a 10-9 road decision to Webster City. Monday night, the Gaels avenged that defeat, earning a 7-4 victory over the Lynx at Rogers Park. Erin Flattery was 1-for-1 with a double and three RBI, while Jacque Oberg went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run ...

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D.J. Hocken catches a touchdown pass for North Iowa on Saturday in Pomeroy against Northwest Iowa.

Knights fall in showdown

POMEROY — The North Iowa Knights dropped a 27-14 decision to rival Northwest Iowa here on Saturday night in a battle for first place in the IAFL. Preston Peterson of North Iowa (3-2 overall) found D.J. Hocken on a 44-yard touchdown pass to get the Knights on the board after the Bulldogs ...

Michehl wins again at Sports Park Raceway

Fort Dodge’s Myles Michehl earned his second consecutive win in the Hobby Stock series here Sunday night at Sports Park Raceway. Michehl, who has claimed three of the five races this year, closed the distance on Jeff Fink in the season-long points race. Dakota Feickert was second, Connor ...

No. 4 Urbandale sweeps Dodgers

The fourth-ranked (Class 5A) Urbandale softball team walked out of Rogers Park here on Monday night with a pair of wins in a Top-15 battle with Fort Dodge. Don’t be surprised to see the J-Hawks coming back to town when the state tournament unfolds in July. The J-Hawks looked nearly flawless ...

J-Hawks too much for FDSH

URBANDALE — The Urbandale baseball team plated a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to complete a sweep of Fort Dodge in a CIML Iowa Division twinbill here on Monday. The J-Hawks beat the Dodgers, 3-0 and 4-3, extending their winning streak to four games and improving to 11-6 ...

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Jake Szalat makes a diving catch for St. Edmond against Clarion-Goldfield/Dows on Friday at Rogers Park. For more photos, please visit CU.messengernews.net

BACK ON TRACK

Nick O’Brien had a shaky start to his outing here on Friday night, but the senior hurler then settled down and had the best performance of his career at Rogers Park. The Gaels (5-6 overall, 2-3 North Central Conference) snapped a four-game losing streak with a 4-1 victory over ...

Gaels upset No. 10 Regina

WEST DES MOINES — The St. Edmond baseball team came away with an upset here Saturday at the West Des Moines Dowling Invitational. After scoring an upset of No. 10 (Class 2A) Iowa City Regina, 6-3, the Gaels lost to top-ranked (1A) Mason City Newman, 26-5. St. Edmond (6-7 overall), which was ...

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Vanessa Kolb of Clarion-Goldfield/Dows slides around St. Edmond’s Kacey Kruthoff on Friday at Rogers Park. For more photos, please visit CU.messengernews.net

Cowgirls too much for Gaels

The Clarion-Goldfield/Dows softball team has found their stride midway through the season. Led by junior Faith Nelson’s three-run homer here Friday night, the Cowgirls rallied for a 12-6 victory over St. Edmond at Rogers Park. Nelson hit her third homer in as many games, as ...

No. 12 FDSH bounces back

DES MOINES — The 12th-ranked Fort Dodge softball team quickly put a bad performance behind them less than 15 hours later, turning around to knock off Des Moines East 6-2 in a make-up game on Friday. “There were no excuses,” said FDSH head coach Andi Adams. “We drove four and half ...

Dodgers edged at SC North

SIOUX CITY — The problem was easy for Fort Dodge head baseball coach Blake Utley to pinpoint after Friday’s 4-3 loss here to Sioux City North. The Dodgers left 14 runners on base, falling for the fifth consecutive time. “We just couldn’t get a key hit and they did early on,” Utley ...

No. 10 Dodgers lose to Clarke

OSCEOLA — The 10th-ranked Fort Dodge softball team struggled to find a rhythm as they dropped a 9-1 decision to Clarke on Thursday night. The Dodgers (8-6 overall) managed only six hits on the night. Bre Tjebben had the lone RBI of the night, driving in Tristin Doster with a sacrifice ...

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Nate Scherff of Fort Dodge connects for a double against Mason City on Wednesday at Ed McNeil field

Fort Dodge swept by Mason City

The learning process that the Fort Dodge baseball team is going through will have some frustrating nights. Wednesday at Ed McNeil Field was a perfect example. The Dodgers came up just short in a pair of close games, dropping a CIML Iowa Conference pair to the rival Mohawks. Mason City won ...

Offense powers Gaels to win

The St. Edmond softball team flexed their offensive might here Wednesday night, posting a 10-9 victory over North Central Conference rival Clear Lake at Rogers Park. Jocy Timmerman had three hits and drove in three runs, Erin Flattery was a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate and four other Gaels ...

Offense powers Gaels to win

The St. Edmond softball team flexed their offensive might here Wednesday night, posting a 10-9 victory over North Central Conference rival Clear Lake at Rogers Park. Jocy Timmerman had three hits and drove in three runs, Erin Flattery was a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate and four other Gaels ...

Miscues haunt SEHS in baseball

St. Edmond head baseball coach Joe Shanks knows how difficult it can be to defeat Clear Lake. When given extra outs, that task becomes even more daunting. The sixth-ranked (Class 2A) and two-time defending state champion Lions scored a 7-3 victory over the Gaels here Wednesday night at ...

Miscues haunt SEHS in baseball

St. Edmond head baseball coach Joe Shanks knows how difficult it can be to defeat Clear Lake. When given extra outs, that task becomes even more daunting. The sixth-ranked (Class 2A) and two-time defending state champion Lions scored a 7-3 victory over the Gaels here Wednesday night at ...