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SISTER ACT

Shareece Smith knew Saturday’s game with Iowa Central would be an emotional one. The Iowa Lakes freshman scored a career-high 27 points to lead the Lakers to a 64-49 victory over her sister, Shariah, and the Tritons here inside Hodges Fieldhouse. A Fort Dodge Senior High graduate, ...

Tritons upset Lakers

Dennis Pilcher cracked a smile after his Iowa Central men scored a 98-96 victory vs. No. 16 Iowa Lakes here Saturday inside Hodges Fieldhouse. “That was a defensive struggle,” Pilcher joked. “It wasn’t that fast of a pace, just kind of both teams coming up, working for good shots and ...

Cowboys crown three champs, win NCC title

CLARION — The eighth-ranked Cowboys did it again, this time in front of their home crowd. Clarion-Goldfield/Dows won its second consecutive North Central Conference wrestling title on Saturday, giving them four championships in the past five seasons. The Cowboys crowned three champions ...

Home stretch

Four years ago, Drevon Ross was facing an uncertain future as a member of the Fort Dodge junior varsity wrestling squad. On Tuesday, the senior became the 26th athlete in Dodger program history to reach 100 career victories. Ross made quick work of his opponent to start sixth-ranked ...

SISTER, SISTER

Growing up, when it came to basketball, Shariah and Shareece Smith were always together. The sisters, who are a year apart in age, have always shared the love of basketball, whether it was a one-on-one showdown in the backyard or as teammates at Fort Dodge Senior High. “We’ve always been ...

Seniors shine in FD pool

Ashley Beaumont decided to embrace the size of her Fort Dodge boys swim team this season instead of using it as a crutch. Beaumont, in her first season leading the program, honored her five seniors Thursday night inside the Dodger pool vs. Southeast Polk. The Rams won the dual, ...

Busse becomes Humboldt’s all-time wins leader

HUMBOLDT — The Humboldt wrestling team has a long and proud history, producing 28 individual state champions and countless other medal winners. Joey Busse, a three-time qualifier who finished sixth a year ago, recently set the school-record for wins, surpassing the mark set by Brance Simms. ...

Dodgers sweep Ankeny

The Fort Dodge bowling teams swept another opponent on Thursday, earning two victories over Ankeny. The Dodger boys won 3,033 to 2,704 and the girls won 2,527 to 2,351. On the boys side, Kyle Davis turned in another strong performance with a 478 series. He rolled games of 254 and 224. ...

Cowboys chase another NCC mat title

CLARION — The Clarion-Goldfield/Dows wrestling team will have home-mat advantage in their chase of another North Central Conference tournament title here Saturday. Action is set to begin at 10 a.m. in the 52nd edition of the meet. The Cowboys, ranked eighth in Class 2A, have won three of ...

Iowa Central basketball preview

THE TIP: Weather-pending, the women’s contest will begin at 1 p.m. with the men set to start at 3 p.m. inside Hodges Fieldhouse. WOMEN’S PROBABLES: Iowa Central (11-6 overall, 2-2 in ICCAC): Kira Ward, soph., 5.4; Shariah Smith, soph., 7.7; Avery Terwilliger, soph., 11.0; Brittany West, ...

Tritons overpower Iowa Lakes in ranked wrestling tilt

It was all about redemption on Wednesday night for the fourth-ranked Iowa Central wrestling team against No. 7 Iowa Lakes inside Hodges Fieldhouse. In the last meeting between the two schools earlier this season, the Lakers (4-1 ICCAC) earned a decisive 27-9 victory with seven wins. On ...

BUILDING MOMENTUM

The St. Edmond boys opened their second run through the North Central Conference here Tuesday night with a 68-51 victory over Hampton-Dumont. Andrew Gibb scored a game-high 36 points to lead the Gaels (7-6 overall, 5-3 in NCC), who have now won three in a row and five of their last six ...

Bulldogs pull away from Gaels

St. Edmond head girls coach Steve Neuberger knows his team is getting better. Now, Neuberger just wants to see the wins start to appear. The Gaels were unable to avenge a previous loss to Hampton-Dumont this year, falling Tuesday night, 56-45. Back in December, St. Edmond (2-11 overall, ...

SE’s Lawler participates in combine

SAN ANTONIO — Nick Lawler found himself on the very same field that the Iowa State football team competed on last month during the Alamo Bowl. Lawler, a senior-to-be at St. Edmond, was selected to compete in the National Combine hosted by Football University. The event drew players from the ...

Alameda shares her passion at local clinics

Lonni Alameda has been around softball her entire life. Her passion for the game drives her to inspire everyone who has the same love and devotion. Alameda, who enters her 11th season as the head coach at Florida State this year, made a return trip to Fort Dodge on Saturday during a coaches ...

Rising sun

PHOENIX — For the select few of the college basketball world, finding a spot in the NBA is the ultimate goal. Hudson Spedding, a graduate of Manson Northwest Webster, followed that path — just in a different profession. Spedding landed with the Phoenix Suns upon completing his degree in ...

Williamson pursues her dream

A path which perfectly aligned all of Allix Williamson’s passions led her to Buies Creek, North Carolina and Campbell University. It was a case of both proactive networking and impeccable timing. The 2013 Fort Dodge Senior High graduate became the Campbell wrestling program’s director of ...

Triton men post 65-55 home win over Panthers

The Iowa Central men made just enough plays to get in the win column here Saturday for the first time in 2019. Kemryn Jenkins scored a game-high 14 points, with Royshawn Webb and Collin Shannon adding 11 each to lead the Tritons to a 65-55 victory over Ellsworth inside Hodges ...

Women roll to 25-point victory behind West’s 28

Brittany West has found her shooting touch again for the Iowa Central women. West, a sophomore, knocked down seven 3-pointers and tied her career-high with 28 points as the Tritons claimed a 77-50 victory Ellsworth here Saturday inside Hodges Fieldhouse. After three consecutive games where ...

FD wrestlers take title in Geneseo

GENESEO, Ill. — The sixth-ranked Fort Dodge wrestling team spent over eight hours on the road and trekked 600 miles round-trip this weekend. The defending state champion Dodgers made it all worth their while. Head coach Bobby Thompson’s squad secured the title at the Geneseo ...