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Tritons fall short vs. No. 2 Reivers

COUNCIL BLUFFS — The Iowa Central football team gave second-ranked Iowa Western everything it could handle here Saturday. In the end, the Reivers held on for a 26-20 victory inside Titan Stadium. A week after upsetting No. 13 Butler at home, the Tritons (1-1 overall, 0-1 in ICCAC) rallied ...

MARIE VAN ROEKEL

MANSON — Marie Janssen Van Roekel died peacefully in Phoenix, Arizona, on August 19, 2018, with her family at her side. She was born to Henry and Frances Janssen on May 4, 1914, in a farmhouse in rural Iowa. She was preceded in death by her husband Bernard Van Roekel, who died in 1982, her ...

Flattery leads Gaels to win

ARMSTRONG — Facing the possibility of an 0-2 start to their 2018 campaign here on Friday night, new St. Edmond head football coach Matt Dillon turned to Sean Flattery for a spark. Flattery provided just that, rushing for a career-high 186 yards and three touchdowns as the Gaels rallied from ...

Tritons travel to face No. 2 Iowa Western

By DANA BECKER sports@messengernews.net COUNCIL BLUFFS — There is plenty on the line here Saturday for the Iowa Central football team. After beginning the Jesse Montalto era last week with an upset of No. 13 Butler, the Tritons get their second ranked foe in as many games when they ...

Passing the torch

Comparing Drake Miller to Randy Reiners seems only natural these days, given the Dodger senior has been busy rewriting the record books as the most statistically accomplished quarterback in Fort Dodge Senior High football history. That’s no small feat. Reiners is still, to this day, Dodger ...

Fort Dodge faces Ames in home debut

Last year, the Fort Dodge football team entertained its home crowd to a wild 62-52 victory over Ames. Head coach Matt Miller’s squad prevailed in a shootout that featured 1,222 yards of total offense and 16 touchdowns — both Dodger Stadium records. While fans certainly enjoyed the ...

St. Edmond ready for North Union trip

ARMSTRONG — The St. Edmond football team hits the road for the first time this season as they take on North Union here Friday night. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Last week, the Gaels (0-1 overall) suffered a 41-14 loss to Panorama inside Dodger Stadium. The Warriors (0-1), meanwhile, fell to ...

Area squads ready for Week 2

Messenger-area teams were finally able to line up against someone in a different uniform last week. Now they’ll make their corrections for Week 2. After the first prep football rankings were released by The Associated Press, two area squads — Bishop Garrigan (Class A) and Newell-Fonda ...

Gaels fight off slow start

HAMPTON — The St. Edmond volleyball team overcame some adversity here Thursday night to win their North Central Conference opener. The Gaels downed Hampton-Dumont/CAL by scores of 24-26, 25-18, 25-16 and 25-22. Josie Huss led the way for St. Edmond with eight kills and seven aces, as ...

Tritons roll past Iowa Lakes

Size and skill will take you far in the game of volleyball, but there is one other trait Iowa Central head coach Sara Horn is glad to have in her team this season. The Tritons scored a convincing sweep over Iowa Lakes here Wednesday night inside Hodges Fieldhouse in their home opener, 25-12, ...

CHAMPIONSHIP TEST

The move to providing swimmers with a state-qualifying time standard for individual events is one met with great approval by Ashley Beaumont. Iowa elected to make the change beginning this fall, giving swimmers a number to shoot for to make the state meet in November. Tuesday night was ...

Gaels take down Storm Lake

STORM LAKE — It took the St. Edmond volleyball team four games, but the Gaels came away with a victory at Storm Lake on Tuesday. The Gaels (4-4 overall) won 25-17, 25-16, 17-25 and 25-20. “We are getting better and it definitely showed (on Tuesday),’’ said St. Edmond head coach Dee ...

Kesterson sets new FDCC course record

Tanner Kesterson was in the home stretch of a 36-hole Saturday at the Fort Dodge Country Club when something special began to happen. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary for the 2012 Fort Dodge Amateur champion during his first round, or even in the early stages of his second 18. He was ...

Dodgers look to find balance in pool

Under most circumstances, losing a Div. I swimmer to graduation would set a program back for the ensuing season. Fort Dodge girls swim coach Ashley Beaumont understands the challenges of replacing Taylor Hartley, who is now an Iowa Hawkeye team member. Instead of using Hartley's absence as a ...

FD’s Sergeant wins super senior title at Iowa Sr. Am

DES MOINES — Dave Sergeant’s memorable summer on the golf course continued here on Thursday, as the Fort Dodge attorney captured the super senior division of the Iowa Senior Amateur at the Des Moines Golf and Country Club. The 73-year-old Sergeant carded rounds of 75, 72 and 71 to finish ...

FDSH runners putting in the work

Joe Jackson likes the way the Fort Dodge boys and girls cross country teams have come together both on and off the course. The Dodger boys enter the season with five letterwiners back. The girls have some new faces, but four veteran runners. Jackson is encouraged by the support his athletes ...

AND THEY’RE OFF

When Jesse Montalto took over the Iowa Central football program in January he asked one thing of his players: to trust the process. It’s become a typical slogan around sports, but the resulted proved to be successful Saturday as the Tritons upset 13th-ranked Butler inside Dodger Stadium, ...

Optimism fills both Triton squads

Both the Iowa Central women’s and men’s soccer teams brought in highly-touted recruiting classes. Now, the Tritons are ready to get to work. Women’s head coach Jared Beauchamp enters his third campaign with the deepest roster he’s ever worked with, and men’s second-year coach Pablo ...

Southeast Valley 2nd at SE Invite

The Southeast Valley volleyball squad went 3-2 in the St. Edmond Invitational to finish as the tournament runner-up. Applington-Parkersburg was crowned champion with a 4-1 mark on the day. Bishop Garrigan also went 3-2, but the Jaguars won the tie-breaker with the head-to-head victory. ...

Host Humboldt 2nd, Dodgers in action

HUMBOLDT — The Humboldt volleyball team finished as runner-up in their home invitational on Saturday. The Wildcats went 5-1, losing only to top-ranked Carroll Kuemper (21-19, 21-17). Kuemper finished 6-0. All five of Humboldt’s victories were sweeps. They defeated Grand View Christian ...