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Last Dash

DES MOINES — For one final time as an individual, Megan Flattery raced around the track at Drake Stadium. Flattery, a St. Edmond senior, finished ninth overall here Thursday in the Class 1A 400-meter run. She had a time of 1:01.25, which was just .25 seconds behind eighth-place finisher ...

Sprint to the finals

DES MOINES — Shariah Smith had two goals entering Thursday’s Class 4A 100-meter dash prelims. First, score one of the Top-8 times to advance to the finals. Second, set a new school-record in the event. Smith, a Fort Dodge senior, accomplished one of those, as she’ll run with the ...

Dresser visits old stomping grounds

HUMBOLDT — Kevin Dresser is eyeing a Top-20 finish for the Cyclones as he prepares to enter his first season as head wrestling coach at Iowa State. “I like a challenge and obviously we have a huge challenge here,” Dresser said. “It’s about progress. We want to get into the Top-20. ...

Murman qualifies for state

Beth Murman will make a return to the state tennis tournament, as the Fort Dodge junior earned a runner-up title here Thursday. Murman lost in the Class 2A, Region 1 singles finals to Boone’s Davi Patterson at Dodger courts. Patterson, who finished second last year at state to Des Moines ...

Four silvers for area athletes

DES MOINES — Eleven Messenger-area athletes left Drake Stadium and the first day of state track with medals around their necks, including four with silvers. Pocahontas Area’s Kenzie Sullivan was the Class 2A runner-up in the shot put, while Humboldt’s Kelsey Peters placed second in the ...

Area state track results

Thursday’s area results Boys Class 3A High jump — 18. Carter Morton, Greene County, 5-10. Shuttle hurdle relay prelims — 10. Humboldt (Trevor Satern, Tyler Vitzthum, Eli Sande, Colton Monson), 1:00.56. 3200-meter run — 17. Ryan Courtney, Humboldt, 10:04.32; 18. Trey Engen, ...

Gibb qualifies for state golf

The St. Edmond boys golf team had their run of state tournament appearances come to an end here Thursday, placing third by a single stroke at a Class 1A district meet. Boyden-Hull shot a 326 and North Union a 333 to claim the team spots at Lakeside Golf Course. The Gaels finished with a 334, ...

Mungro claims gold for Tritons

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Sterling Mungro’s third attempt here Thursday was all he needed, as the Iowa Central sophomore won the men’s hammer throw at the NJCAA Div. I Outdoor National Championships. Mungro had a throw of 194-4, taking first by almost seven feet for the Tritons. Iowa ...

Final moment: Dodgers hope they have saved their best for last

DES MOINES — Car’Maiya Mosley and Shariah Smith will have their final go-round this week at the girls state track and field meet for Fort Dodge. Mosley competes on Friday morning in the shot put, while Smith runs the 100 prelims on Thursday. Both are also scheduled to be part of the ...

Green Power

DES MOINES — The St. Edmond track and field program could use the start of Thursday’s state meet as a changing of the guard. Over the past four years, the likes of Megan Flattery, Jake Heidenreich, Sam Dougall and Lucas Itzen have helped set the tone for the Gaels. Now, as they prepare ...

Gaels host district meet

State golf bids will be on the line beginning Friday, including at Lakeside Golf Course. St. Edmond will play host to a Class 1A meet. Tee off is set for 10 a.m. Joining the Gaels, who are seeking a fifth consecutive state berth, will be North Union, Harris-Lake Park, Remsen St. Mary’s, ...

Tritons bid for national titles begins

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The Iowa Central track and field program will compete over the next three days here at the NJCAA Div. I Outdoor Championships. Action takes place beginning Thursday and concluding Saturday from Gowans Stadium. The Tritons will be trying to sweep the team titles after ...

SE’s Mayer advances to regional finals

Riley Mayer finished fifth here Monday for the St. Edmond girls golf team, advancing individually to a Class 1A regional final next week. Mayer shot a 95 to secure an individual spot. As a team, the Gaels just missed out on advancing, placing third overall with a 411. River Valley claimed ...

Tritons are regional champs

WATERLOO — In baseball, big breaks and fortunate bounces certainly help fuel deep postseason runs. First-year Iowa Central head coach Justin Meyer is willing to acknowledge as much, but he’s more of a believer in the power of chemistry and preparation when it comes to tournament ...

Knights take home debut, move to 2-0

POMEROY — The North Iowa Knights won for the second consecutive week here on Saturday night, taking their home debut with a 23-20 victory over the Capital City Command of Des Moines. Tavian Pritchard scored the go-ahead touchdown for the Knights, who are now 2-0 as new members of the ...

State Tickets

DES MOINES — All eyes will be on Drake Stadium beginning Thursday with the running of the state track and field meet. Class 4A and 1A will begin action with the morning session starting at 9 a.m., while 3A and 2A kickoff at 2:40 p.m. The schedule remains the same on Friday with all four ...

Family Tradition

When Connor Allison put on a jersey and went to work, one thing was certain: his family was always there to support him. Allison grew up on the wrestling mat and the soccer pitch with his twin brother, Cole, right by his side. The St. Edmond senior also leaned heavily on his father, Jamie, ...

Lasting impression

Shariah Smith has always been fast, but with her athletic career winding down, she wouldn’t mind slowing down for once and soaking it all in. Smith, a mainstay on the track and basketball court for four years at Fort Dodge Senior High, will get a chance to put one final stamp on her high ...

Tritons power past NIACC

WATERLOO — Steven Calderon put on an offensive showcase here Saturday night in the early going, and Nick Boys delivered the game-winning RBI, help the Tritons to the Region XI Tournament championship. Iowa Central, which shared the regular season ICCAC title with North Iowa Area, sent the ...