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Tritons stay alive at regional softball

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Iowa Central softball team pushed No. 5 Kirkwood to the end here Saturday before falling in the semifinals of the Region XI-B Tournament. The Eagles advanced to the finals with an 8-5 victory, sending the Tritons into an elimination game with North Iowa Area. Following ...

IC baseball team heating up

Coaches preach it all season long: play your best ball at the end of the year. The Iowa Central baseball team is doing just that, as they completed a four-game sweep of Iowa Lakes here Saturday afternoon at Ed Barbour Field. Scores were 12-2 in five innings and 7-4. The Tritons (27-26 ...

A NEW PERSPECTIVE

The news was both surprising and devastating. Tyrnan Lara was scheduled for a relatively routine surgery on his knee this past February to help eradicate pain he had experienced during his junior baseball season and throughout his senior year in football. When X-rays revealed Lara had likely ...

NET GAIN

ATLANTA — Victoria Flores entered her freshman tennis season at Georgia Tech having spent much of her youth competing against the best players in the world. Once she settled in with the Yellow Jackets, that trend continued on the courts. Georgia Tech is currently ranked fourth in the ...

Top notch

SIOUX CITY — Johanna Vaske’s sophomore season at Briar Cliff University will be one she never forgets. Vaske, a graduate of Bishop Garrigan, was recently named the school’s female athlete of the year for her efforts with both the basketball and track programs. She was honored at the ...

Fort Dodge girls can’t get past DM Lincoln

Fort Dodge head girls soccer coach Michael Lee expects that his team will fight for every inch on the field. He didn’t see that here Friday night, as the Dodgers dropped a 4-1 decision to Des Moines Lincoln. “We got out-worked,” Lee said. “I never get upset if the other team is ...

Tritons in command

COUNCIL BLUFFS — The Iowa Central men’s and women’s track and field teams are out front after the first day of action here Friday in the Region XI Championships. The Triton throws squad started the meet off with some exceptional performances in the hammer. Both the men’s and women’s ...

May Day

CEDAR RAPIDS — Jessa May finished April with a bang, returning from an injury and helping the Iowa Central softball team find a groove. That continued here Friday afternoon, as the Tritons opened play in the Region XI-B Tournament with a commanding 12-1, five-inning victory over North Iowa ...

Dodgers fall short vs. Rams

The Fort Dodge girls tennis team dropped a tough 6-5 decision here Friday afternoon to Southeast Polk. Beth Murman, Kathryn Cochrane and Brooke Erickson all picked up wins in singles, but the Rams were able to take three singles and three doubles for the victory. “It was a good, close ...

Dodger girls race at conference

URBANDALE — The Fort Dodge girls finished sixth here Friday night at the CIML Iowa Conference meet. West Des Moines Dowling was the team champion, scoring 179 points to hold off Johnston, who scored 162. Urbandale was third with 109. The 4x800 relay of Madelyn Klocko, Piera McBride, ...

FD boys lose to Rails

DES MOINES — The Fort Dodge boys soccer team dropped a 4-0 decision to Des Moines Lincoln on Friday. “With a couple minutes left in the first half we gave up a goal and it was 1-0 at the break,’’ said Fort Dodge assistant coach Danny Zach. “We tried to make it up in the second half ...

Tritons win twice

ESTHERVILLE — The Iowa Central baseball team picked up a sweep over Iowa Lakes here in ICCAC action. Scores were 5-2 and 9-6. In the opener, sophomore pitcher Max Steffens continued his strong run on the mound, going the distance with five strikeouts and six hits allowed without a ...

Dodger boys SM finishes second

MASON CITY — The Fort Dodge boys track team placed sixth here Friday night at the CIML Iowa Conference meet. West Des Moines Dowling was crowned the overall champions followed by Johnston and Urbandale. Fort Dodge’s sprint medley relay of Luke Jacobson, Brycen Bell, Trey Mosley and ...

Center of attention

MANKATO, Min. —Jake Porter loves football and his passion for the game was recognized by Minnesota State, as he was recently named the Don Buchanan Award winner. The Buchanan Award is handed out annually to the most “well-rounded” male senior student-athlete, excelling on the field, in ...

MAGWED fishing tournament this weekend

The MAGWED Foundation will host its 43rd annual fishing tournament on Saturday, May 5, at Triggs Resort, Linden Drive and Arnolds Park in Okoboji. The competition begins with the opening of walleye season at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday morning. It continues until the weigh-in between 4 and 6 p.m. ...

COMMUNITY PILLAR

MANSON — Mike Jepson could have left Manson Northwest Webster for bigger and better opportunities a handful of times during his four-decade tenure at the school. Jepson has always been willing to concede the ‘‘bigger’’ point of view. He was never convinced, though, that ...

Fort Dodge boys fall to Mason City

The Fort Dodge boys soccer squad lost a defensive slugfest with rival Mason City here on Tuesday by a final score of 1-0. A first-half goal by the Mohawks ended up being all the visitors would need inside Dodger Stadium, as FDSH (1-7 overall) dropped its sixth straight decision. ‘‘We just ...

Iowa Central secures rugby title

MARIETTA, Ga. — Iowa Central rugby coach Brent Nelson took a great deal of satisfaction in his team’s dominant National Small College Rugby Organization Champions Cup performance. The top-ranked Tritons drubbed Claremont McKenna College of Claremont, Calif. in the finals on Sunday, 64-11, ...

HOME STRETCH

The 60th running of the Dodger Relays might not have resembled the first 59, but being able to run at home inside Dodger Stadium was the ultimate goal for local and area teams. The originally-scheduled date of April 9 got pushed back three weeks because of weather, but the Dodgers were able to ...

FINISH UP STRONG

In a season filled with bad breaks and unrelenting adversity, the injury-riddled Iowa Central softball team has learned to be thankful for each and every blessing. Sunday’s doubleheader sweep of Northeast (Neb.) on a sun-splashed spring afternoon at Rogers Park gave head coach Rick ...