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All comes down to this for area squads

After eight weeks of action, we've reached the final Friday night of the prep football regular season.The playoffs begin next Friday, meaning this evening's action will help shape the final pairings for the first round of the postseason, to be released on Saturday.Many programs have already ...

Indians capture title

ORANGE CITY - The Pocahontas Area girls claimed three Top-10 medals in earning a Class 2A team title here Thursday.The Indians, who won a state title two years ago and are ranked second behind Monticello, will try to win another one next Saturday when they compete with the rest of the ...

Humboldt places 2nd to advance

SPENCER - The Humboldt boys were just clipped for a team title here Thursday in a Class 3A state cross country qualifier, settling for silver.Sergeant-Bluff Luton had 76 points to 77 by the Wildcats for first. Sioux City Heelan also advanced to the state meet, which takes place next Saturday in ...

Hartley, Thorson win CIML titles

JOHNSTON - Taylor Hartley and Lehr Thorson picked up CIML Iowa Conference swim titles here Thursday night, as the Fort Dodge girls finished third overall.Johnston was the team champion, followed by West Des Moines Dowling.Hartley captured the 200 freestyle in 1:56,82, while Thorson won the 100 ...

CLEAN SWEEP

The Iowa Central volleyball team honored their 11 sophomores prior to Wednesday night's ICCAC match with Iowa Lakes.And once the first ball was served, the Tritons flexed their muscles, sweeping the Lakers inside Hodges Fieldhouse.Scores were 25-17, 25-13 and 25-20.Hayli Dorfmeyer, one of those ...

Dodgers, Gaels ready for districts

All the preparation and dedication will come to the forefront on Thursday as area cross country runners will try to secure a spot in Fort Dodge next weekend.There will be 20 district sites across the state of Iowa. The top 15 individuals and top three teams will advance to the co-ed state ...

TURNING THE TIDE

The St. Edmond volleyball team did not enter postseason play on the best of runs.But, Gael head coach Dee Huss never saw the confidence level in her players drop despite losing seven straight to conclude the regular season.Instead, St. Edmond re-focused on the task at hand, coming away Tuesday ...

Gael volleyball team starts regional quest

The St. Edmond volleyball team opens postseason play here on Monday, hosting Paton-Churdan in a Class 1A, Region 5 opener.Action begins in the Gael gym at 7 p.m.The winner advances to face Glidden-Ralston on Monday. The entire bottom side of the region will be played inside the SEHS gym, while ...

STRIVING FOR GREATNESS

Two years and many miles ago, the Fort Dodge swim program was in the midst of a long state meet drought.The Dodgers hadn't qualified a single event in five full seasons. They were on their fourth head coach during that stretch, and lopsided losses were a regular occurrence in the Central Iowa ...

DODGERS GROUNDED

Fort Dodge had the heart and desire needed to send its seniors out with a victory in their home finale.Football is a numbers game, though. Despite a spirited effort in an attempt to will them away from the contrary, the Dodgers succumbed to the ill-effects of both injury and lack of depth as ...

Gaels prevail in overtime

SIOUX RAPIDS - Logan Fear has been around sfor ome of the more memorable wins in St. Edmond football history.Friday night's 9-6 overtime victory over Sioux Central might not rank up there in the record books, but for Fear, it will always hold a special place in his heart.The Gael senior booted ...

FD wrestlers make a statement

IOWA CITY - Fort Dodge's Triston Lara and Drew Bennett made a statement in Iowa City on Friday night.Lara and Bennett faced nationally-ranked opponents in the "Night of Conflict 2" inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena, and both delivered clutch performances.Lara, who will be one of Fort Dodge's two ...

Fort Dodge wins invite

WOODWARD - The Fort Dodge volleyball team put a strong cap on the end of their regular season here Saturday, winning the Woodward-Granger Invitational.The Dodgers avenged their lone loss of the day in the tournament finals, stunning the ninth-ranked (Class 2A) Hawks in three.Scores were 21-25, ...

Tann enjoying time in Colorado

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - David Tann was faced with an extremely difficult decision early in his college athletic career.Tann, who attended St. Edmond through his sophomore year and graduated from Cedar Rapids Washington, had fulfilled part of his dream by walking on with the University of Iowa ...

Dodgers face Indianola in home finale

The Fort Dodge football team is collectively shouldering the blame for last week's surprisingly-lopsided loss at Marshalltown.There's no sense in pointing fingers now. The Dodgers still have plenty to play for heading into Friday's home finale against Indianola.Fort Dodge (4-3 overall, 1-2 in ...

Gaels search for road win

SIOUX RAPIDS - Friday's Class A, District 2 contest between St. Edmond and Sioux Central here will have zero implications on the postseason.Instead, the Gaels and Rebels are competing for two things: pride and momentum.Kickoff tonight is set for 7 p.m.For the seniors hitting the field, this ...

Teams fight for playoff positions in Week 8

If next week and the regular season football finale is the main course, tonight could be called the appetizer.Teams continue to jockey for playoff spots with time dwindling quickly down.For the most part, each district champion and runner-up will advance to the postseason, while there are ...

No. 8 Humboldt now 31-1

HUMBOLDT - The eighth-ranked (Class 3A) Humboldt volleyball team put an exclamation point on the regular season here Thursday, sweeping St. Edmond.Scores were 25-13, 25-2 and 25-22."I was really proud of the way the girls bounced back and battled in the third,'' said St. Edmond head coach Dee ...

Wagner, Estlund tabbed CIC All-Conference

MARSHALLTOWN - The Fort Dodge cross country teams competed at the CIC Iowa Conference Meet in Marshalltown on Thursday.The Dodger boys (117) finished fifth, while Dowling (22) was the champion.Rayn Wagner (17:02) was the top finisher for the Dodgers in 15th, earning All-Conference honors.Also ...

Dodger tandem heads to Carver

IOWA CITY - Triston Lara and Drew Bennett love challenges.That's exactly what the Fort Dodge wrestlers will face when they compete in matches at the famed Carver-Hawkeye Arena as part of the "Night of Conflict 2" lineup this Friday night.Wrestling begins at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Olympic ...