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Miller, Dodgers honored by CIML

Fort Dodge’s Drake Miller earned first team all-CIML Iowa Conference baseball honors, the league announced recently. Miller’s teammates, Shane Halligan and Drew Callon, were both placed on the second team, with Nate Scherff, Mason Bockoven and Lucas Williamson earning honorable mention ...

All-TLC softball teams released

Southeast Valley and Newell-Fonda each placed three players on the all-Twin Lakes Conference first team after finishing as runners-up to Alta/Aurelia this year. The Warriors earned four first team spots, with Emmetsburg — which also finished in a tie for second — picking up two. Kasey ...

Youth wrestling camp bringing big names back to FD

The band is getting back together next month in Fort Dodge, when five Div. I Dodger wrestlers will return to their old stomping grounds for the “Wolfpack Wrestling Club” end of summer training camp. Brody Teske, Sam Cook, Triston Lara, Drew Bennett and Cayd Lara will be lead counselors for ...

Area players named to all-district baseball team

Four local and 21 more from the area were honored recently by the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association as all-district selections recently. Shane Halligan and Drake Miller were both named to the Class 4A North Central second team from Fort Dodge, with St. Edmond’s Jake Szalat and ...

Keeping kind in mind

A number of special storylines dominated the 2018 state softball tournament last week. It was the year of perfect weather. Upstart and unranked Des Moines Hoover captured the Class 4A state championship in its first trip to Fort Dodge since 1982. Dominant Davenport Assumption repeated as the ...

Area players flood all-TLC teams

A dozen area players from the Twin Lakes Conference were recently honored for their efforts on the baseball field with first team all-league status. Pocahontas Area’s Jace Davidson, Shea Ruffridge and Chase Boeve; South Central Calhoun’s Kyler Steinborn and Zane Neubaum; Newell-Fonda’s ...

MNW grad goes into Hall of Fame

BURNSVILLE, Minn. — Andrea (Schreier) Sawatzky, a graduate of Manson Northwest Webster and Southwest Minnesota State University, was recently inducted into the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Hall of Fame. Joining Sawatzky were Donna Palivec, James McNear III, Nate Hendrickson, Ryan ...

Area players earn all-NCC honors

Webster City’s Romel Martinez and Algona’s Trevor Bormann were named unanimous all-North Central Conference baseball selections recently. Both seniors were tabbed on all the ballots cast by coaches. Joining Martinez on the first team from the Lynx were Max Hackbarth and Dylan Steen as ...

FINISH WITH A FLOURISH

Friday’s Class 3A consolation championship was won by the Humboldt softball team well before they returned to Rogers Park. After placing a school-best fifth last year, the fourth-ranked Wildcats held on for a 5-4 victory over No. 2 and defending state runner-up Albia to finish third ...

Area players earn all-district softball honors

Thirteen area softball players were recognized by the Iowa Girls Coaches Association as all-district players recently. Fort Dodge’s Bre Tjebben and Daphne Alstott were honored in Class 5A, with St. Edmond’s Jocy Timmerman and Erin Flattery earning 1A recognition. Webster City’s Haley ...

Underdog Hoover earns 4A crown

All week long, unranked Des Moines Hoover played the role of Cinderella at Rogers Park. The fairytale came true for the Huskies Friday night, as they plated seven runs in the fifth to stun No. 2 ADM, 8-3, and win the Class 4A state title. In their first state tournament since winning it all ...

Assumption does it again

Ron Ferrill knew he needed to make a change. Not that senior pitcher Hannah Kelley wasn’t throwing well. Ferrill just felt a switch in momentum would help his top-ranked Davenport Assumption team get on track for good. So the head coach turned to a familiar name on the bench. Fast forward ...

Spartans repeat as 5A champs

For the second consecutive season, Pleasant Valley reigns atop the Class 5A state softball mountain. The Spartans became the first school to repeat in the state’s largest class since West Des Moines Valley in 2007-08 with a 3-0 victory over third-ranked Indianola at Rogers Park Friday ...

FD’s Winter in final innings of last state tournament

In a lot of ways, Friday will be like any other championship conclusion to an action-packed week for Rogers Sports Complex superintendent Jim Winter. He’ll be up before dawn, see the sunrise at the park, and close up shop once all of the post-tournament boxes have been checked deep into the ...

BEST FOR LAST

It was a battle between Mikayla Houge and Taryan Barrick in the Class 1A state championship Thursday night at Rogers Park. But in the end, it was a pair of upperclassmen for Collins-Maxwell that delivered them a title. Junior Hannah Caple drove in lone senior Katie Camp for the only run in ...

LATE-NIGHT HEROICS

State newcomer Louisa-Muscatine saved its best for last here Thursday night. Down 3-2 in the bottom of the seventh, the Falcons scored two runs to dethrone Iowa City Regina for the Class 2A title inside Rogers Park, 4-3. Hailey Sanders, who pitched the final four innings of scoreless ball ...

SPECIAL BOND

She held it together for as long as she could, but by the time Loghen Schnetzer rounded third base and headed toward home — her teammates cheering, yelling and crying themselves while awaiting her arrival — the tears started to flow. “It was a really emotional moment, because I started ...

Humboldt can’t stop No. 1 Assumption

Doug Van Pelt summed it up perfectly after his fourth-ranked Humboldt softball team was bested by No. 1 Davenport Assumption here Wednesday. “They are the best team in the state for a reason — in any class,” Van Pelt said. “They’d won 55 games in a row at one point earlier this ...

INSTANT CLASSIC

It took elite skill to defeat Fort Dodge’s will at the state softball tournament here Tuesday. Lindsey Culver’s two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning allowed third-seeded Cedar Rapids Jefferson to finally break free from the eighth-ranked Dodgers in a classic pitchers’ duel at ...

Humboldt plays for state bid

BOONE — Fresh off a pair of victories over North Central Conference rivals, the Humboldt baseball team finds themselves playing for a Class 3A state berth. The Wildcats face Boone in a 3A, Substate 2 championship here beginning at 7 p.m. On Monday night, Humboldt (19-14 overall) picked up ...