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Andrew Gibb and Karson Sharar put on an epic one-on-one battle here Tuesday night inside the St. Edmond gym. In the end, Gibb left with the school’s career scoring record, but Sharar and Iowa Falls-Alden claimed the contest, winning 76-56. Sharar had a game-high 42 points, which included ...

Lynx girls hold off Flattery, Gaels for 32-26 NCC triumph

WEBSTER CITY — The St. Edmond girls were unable to complete one final rally on Monday, falling at Webster City, 32-26. Erin Flattery scored a game-high 18 points to lead the Gaels, who kept the contest close throughout. For the Lynx, Taylor McKinney had 11 points and Zoey Woodle added ...

SE girls can’t stop Cadets

Steve Neuberger is hopeful that the North Central Conference grind has prepared his St. Edmond girls for the upcoming postseason. The Gaels ended their regular season here Tuesday night with a 68-39 setback to No. 8 (Class 3A) Iowa Falls-Alden. Six St. Edmond (2-18 overall, 1-13 in NCC) ...

Dodger girls pick up second straight win

DES MOINES — The Fort Dodge girls picked up their second consecutive victory here Monday night, downing Des Moines North, 47-27. After besting Marshalltown at home this past Saturday afternoon, the Dodgers turned in their best effort on the road this year. Tory Bennett and Tristin Doster ...

Fort Dodge hosts 3A dual meet

The fifth-ranked Fort Dodge wrestling team will honor its seniors on Wednesday, as the Dodgers will seek their right to defend thier state duals title. Fort Dodge, which has qualified for two straight state dual tournaments, will host a Class 3A Regional meet in the Dodger gym. No. 13 Cedar ...

FDSH girls capture league bowling title

WAUKEE — The Fort Dodge girls bowling team claimed the CIML Iowa Conference title here Monday, rallying past Waukee at the Warrior Lanes. The Dodgers posted a 2,562, besting Waukee’s 2,511. Leah Sanck had a 448 series, rolling games of 189 and 259. Her score was the second-highest ...

FD boys shake off Scarlets

Tom Daniel has been around long enough to know a team can’t just go through the motions and win in the CIML. Because of that, Daniel reminds his players to never take a victory for granted. Though Fort Dodge wasn’t exactly sharp for most of the first three quarters against Des Moines ...

East pulls away from FDSH girls

By JOHN McBRIDE sports@messengernews.net   The Fort Dodge girls rode the momentum of a two-game winning streak for as long as they could here last night, but it wasn’t enough as Des Moines East pulled away for a 66-35 victory in the Dodger gym. The Dodgers (2-17) had beaten ...

Ex-Triton Graffunder continues success at Waldorf

FOREST CITY — Michaela Graffunder recently surpassed two individual milestones on the hardwood. Graffunder, a graduate of both South Central Calhoun and Iowa Central, is currently a senior on the Waldorf women’s basketball team. Between her two-year career as a Triton and her current ...

SLUMP BUSTER

Saturday’s Senior Day turned into quite the moment for Fort Dodge’s Juliet Thompson and Ebonee Altman. The duo was honored before the contest with Marshalltown inside the Dodger gym, and each player filled key roles in leading FDSH to a 42-34 victory — its first of the season. Thompson ...

Fort Dodge boys rout Bobcats

Tom Daniel knows his Fort Dodge boys have battled plenty of things both on and off the court this year. That’s why Saturday’s 66-48 victory over Marshalltown left Daniel feeling happy for his squad. Senior Jordan Jackson led four Dodgers (6-12 overall, 2-6 in the CIML Iowa Conference) in ...

Duckett advances through sectionals

MANSON — Ryan Duckett is one step closer to achieving his goal. The St. Edmond sophomore claimed the 106-pound sectional title on Saturday in Manson, a year after advancing to districts as a runner-up. “Now he’s going in as the champion,’’ said SEHS coach Eugene Carlson. “He’s ...

Pearson doubles up

Cole Pearson’s afternoon didn’t start exactly the way he wanted it to on Saturday, but in the end, the Fort Dodge senior is still returning to the state meet. Pearson, qualified for state in the 50 and 100 freestyle, making it four years in a row for the University of South Dakota ...

Balancing act

Andrew Gibb’s hot hand finally cooled some on Friday against Clarion-Goldfield/Dows. Thanks to his St. Edmond teammates, the Gaels didn’t skip a beat. Jackson Kochendorfer finished with 18 points, leading four starters in double figures as balanced SEHS cruised to a 71-47 North Central ...

Gaels can’t stop Cowgirls

The Clarion-Goldfield/Dows girls rebounded in a big way here Friday night, topping St. Edmond, 46-29. After falling to Webster City on Thursday, the Cowgirls led throughout, improving to 10-10 on the season and 6-7 in the North Central Conference. Courtney Harle had 11 points with Raven ...

Dodgers host district swim

Fort Dodge senior Cole Pearson has been at the state meet three times already. He wants his final postseason to be the most memorable one yet. The Dodgers host a district swim meet in the FDSH pool on Saturday, with action beginning at noon. “Being at home is a huge advantage; having ...

Gael wrestlers head to Manson

MANSON — Sophomore Ryan Duckett will begin to work toward what could be his first state tournament berth on Saturday, as St. Edmond travels to Manson Northwest Webster for a Class 1A, Sectional 7 meet. Action begins at noon in the Manson High School. Also joining the host Cougars and ...

Valley too much for Dodgers

WEST DES MOINES — No. 10 (Class 4A) West Des Moines Valley used a key stretch in the first half to down Fort Dodge, 58-38. Sam Stevens scored a game-high 18 points to lead the Tigers (14-3 overall), with Evan Obia adding 11 and Trayvon Williams 10. For the Dodgers (5-12), Jordan Jackson ...

No. 5 Valley topples FDSH girls

WEST DES MOINES — The fifth-ranked Valley girls burst out of the gate and never looked back, handing Fort Dodge an 83-20 loss on Friday night. The Tigers (14-3 overall) started with a 24-3 lead and then pushed it to 45 at halftime. Maryland recruit Zoe Young and Shea Fuller led the Tigers ...

Triton basketball preview

THE TIP: Action is set for 1 p.m. in Estherville with the women’s contest. Men are scheduled to tip at 3 p.m. WOMEN’S PROBABLES: Iowa Central (12-8 overall, 3-4 in ICCAC): Kira Ward, soph., 5.9; Shariah Smith, soph., 7.8; Avery Terwilliger, soph., 11.1; Brittany West, soph., 12.9; Tierra ...