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No. 1 Indians win twice in a night

POCAHONTAS — The top-ranked Pocahontas Area girls pulled off a rare feat o Thursday night. The Indians (15-1 overall, 7-0 Twin Lakes Conference) played two games, winning both. Pocahontas Area defeated Southeast Valley 83-17 at 5 p.m. then defeated Storm Lake 90-26 in a 7:45 p.m. ...

SHOWING SIGNS

Kelly Kruger saw his Iowa Central women come together and grow up right before his very eyes Wednesday night. Balanced play and poise helped the Tritons claim a 56-52 victory over Iowa Lakes inside Hodges Fieldhouse, evening their ICCAC record in the process. Kayla Morgan had 11 points, ...

Lakers too much for Triton men

The Iowa Central men’s basketball team is in a funk, and head coach Dennis Pilcher said he’s not quite sure where to turn. The Tritons dropped their third straight ICCAC game to start the conference slate, falling to Iowa Lakes by a 92-61 count at Hodges Field House Wednesday ...

Teske continues national climb

Unbeaten Fort Dodge wrestler Brody Teske continues to climb the ladder of national recognition. The junior 120-pounder is now second in the nation for his weight class, according to FloWrestling. He sits only behind Jordan Decatur of Columbus, Ohio. Teske is also rated third nationally at ...

Home quadrangular for Gaels

The St. Edmond wrestling team will close out regular-season action over the next few days. First, the Gaels host a quadrangular Thursday night with Clear Lake, Lake Mills and Mason City Newman. Action begins at 6 p.m. On Saturday, St. Edmond competes at the South Central Calhoun Duals in ...

Tritons to square off with Iowa Lakes

Weather permitting, the Iowa Central men and women play host to ICCAC foe Iowa Lakes Wednesday night inside Hodges Fieldhouse. Tip is set for 5:30 p.m. with the women’s contest, while the men are expected to begin at 7:30 p.m. Iowa Central and head coach Dennis Pilcher have opened the ...

Gaels extend streak with 64-58 victory over Cowboys

What appeared to be another easy victory for the St. Edmond boys instead became a valuable learning experience here Monday night. After building a 60-46 lead with just under three minutes to go vs. Clarion-Goldfield/Dows, the Gaels scored just four points the rest of the way, hanging on for a ...

Cowgirls earn first win of year

Kevin Kakacek had been waiting to see his Clarion-Goldfield/Dows girls put together a complete game. Kakacek finally got it here on Monday night, as the Cowgirls rallied past St. Edmond for a 47-42 victory. Hannah Terhark had 13 points, while Sydney Terhark and Megan Askelsen added ...

No. 13 Ames rallies past Dodger girls

One of these nights, it’s going to happen. One of these nights, the Fort Dodge girls are going to put everything together and knock off one of the many ranked teams that dot their schedule. Monday looked like the night early on, as the Dodgers raced out to a lead against No. 13 (5A) Ames. ...

What matters most

It took a milestone victory to remind us that, when all is said and done, winning is neither everything nor the only thing in sports. St. Edmond’s Adolph Kochendorfer secured the 500th triumph of his career on Saturday night, becoming just the ...

Busy stretch for Gaels

St. Edmond has a rare four-game week of basketball ahead, beginning on Monday at home with a make-up varsity twinbill against Clarion-Goldfield/Dows. The surging Gael boys (8-5 overall) ride their winning streak into a contest against the Cowboys (5-8) tonight at 7:45 p.m. Head coach ...

FD girls ready for three-game week

The Fort Dodge girls basketball squad jumps into a busy week on Monday with a home contest against Ames. The Dodgers (6-7 overall) take on the 13th-ranked Little Cyclones (10-5) at 7:45 p.m. for a single varsity game inside the FDSH gym. On Tuesday, head coach Julius Michalik’s ...

Kochendorfer reaches rare win milestone

It’s hard to get Adolph Kochendorfer to show much emotion during the basketball season. The long-time leader of the St. Edmond boys typically tries to keep his feelings in check, hoping that will play out on the court with his players. But following Saturday night’s ...

Emery moves to top of state’s butterfly list

Mitchell Emery has been zoned in on one school record in particular all year. Now that he has it, he wants to keep chasing it. At Saturday’s CIML Iowa Conference meet, the Fort Dodge senior finally brought down the program’s 100 butterfly mark. Emery swam a blistering ...

Dodgers crown 6 at W-SR

WAVERLY — The No. 3 Fort Dodge wrestling team sent six to the finals at the Waverly-Shell Rock Invitational, and all six came home with titles. The Dodgers went 9-for-11 in the medal round and finished second with 220 points behind the host Go-Hawks (252.5). “We didn’t wrestle ...

St. Edmond girls tip Cadets

The St. Edmond girls got back into the win column Saturday night, holding off a late Iowa Falls-Alden rally, 43-41. The Gaels led by as many as 11, but failed to score over the final 2:07 of the game. Erin Flattery recorded a double-double to lead St. Edmond (4-9 overall, 2-6 in ...

Lynx are golden

ALGONA — The Webster City wrestling team edged Clarion-Goldfield/Dows to win the North Central Conference Meet on Saturday. The Lynx (199.5) crowned four champions, while the Cowboys (190) — winners of the last two tournaments — had three titleists. Algona (169) was ...

Trout day at Moorland Pond

Ben Wallace, a fisheries biologist with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, doesn’t have a nickname for the truck they use to bring trout and other fish to ponds and streams through Iowa. On Friday, it brought about 1,500 rainbow trout to Moorland Pond. The suggestion of using ...

BACK ON TRACK

Fort Dodge boys basketball coach Tom Daniel admitted he was worried after his team dropped a pair of lopsided games last week to Johnston and West Des Moines Dowling. But for now the ship seems to be righted, thanks again to Fort Dodge’s smothering defensive effort. The Dodgers put on the ...

Urbandale girls exact revenge

After a pair of narrow losses to ranked opponents, the Fort Dodge girls came into Friday night’s game with Urbandale with plenty of confidence. A miserable second quarter quickly swept all that momentum away as the Dodgers dropped a 53-38 count to Urbandale in a CIC Iowa Conference game in ...