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IABA Hall of Fame beckons Fort Dodge’s Walstrom

Ron Walstrom’s pure love of boxing was always more than enough for him. Even so, the Iowa Amateur Boxing Association decided to give Walstrom’s unwavering passion the formal recognition it deserves. A fixture in the sport for over four decades, Walstrom will become the first Fort Dodger ...

FD falls short vs. Dowling

The Fort Dodge boys tennis team dropped a 9-2 decision to West Des Moines Dowling here Thursday afternoon. Jonny Bowser remained unbeaten in singles, scoring a 6-1, 6-0 victory over David Lu. Bowser and Ryan Dolan also scored a win in doubles, defeating Lu and Joe Drey, 5-7, 6-1 (10-4). ...

Tritons earn sweep over NIACC

MASON CITY — The Iowa Central softball team earned a sweep over NIACC on Thursday. The 17th-ranked Tritons (33-16 overall, 12-8 in ICCAC) picked up 17-6 and 5-2 victories. In the opener, Jessa May earned the win, going five innings and giving up six hits. She struck out eight and walked ...

FD girls fall to Dowling

WEST DES MOINES — The Fort Dodge girls soccer team put forth a solid effort against perinnal power Dowling on Thursday. The Dodgers (1-2 overall) lost 6-1 to the Maroons, but made gains on the way. Fort Dodge took a 1-0 lead over the Maroons in the first half and trailed by only 2-1 at ...

Triton men top Buena Vista

STORM LAKE — The Iowa Central men’s tennis team earned an 8-1 victory over Buena Vista here Wednesday. Scoring singles wins for the Tritons were Manuel Roman, Antony Lekoko, Nicholas Fifield, Zane Barker, Jacob Martens and Coleton Hout. “This was a complete performance by our ...

Dodger girls open season on the links

URBANDALE — The Fort Dodge girls golf team opened their season here Wednesday against Des Moines Roosevelt and Urbandale. The Roughriders won the triangular with a 222, while the J-Hawks carded a 234 and the Dodgers a 279. Jordyn Kloss led Fort Dodge with a 66, followed by Shalynn ...

Flores to play in national tourney

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Victoria Flores has been an incredible opportunity to continue showcasing her tennis skills. Flores, who is from Fort Dodge, was one of 16 junior girl tennis players selected to compete in the first-ever U.S. Junior Wild Card tournament into the French Open Juniors. The ...

Murman scores lone FDSH win

WEST DES MOINES — The Fort Dodge girls tennis team suffered a 10-1 loss to Des Moines Lincoln here Thursday night. Beth Murman picked up the lone win, claiming a victory over Ann Marie Corell at the No. 1 singles spot. After exchanging sets 6-4, Murman won in a super-tiebreaker, ...

Dodgers run at Lincoln

DES MOINES — The Fort Dodge boys track team finished fifth here Thursday at the 28th annual Bob VanderLinden/Lincoln Invitational. The host Railsplitters placed first, followed by Waukee and Woodward Academy. Freshman Dartayvious Diekman picked up a third place finish in the long jump. ...

Pocahontas Area wins Cowgirl relays

CLARION — The Pocahontas Area girls added another title to their resume here on Tuesday, capturing the Class A portion of the Cowgirl Relays. The Indians scored 365 points, well ahead of runner-up Iowa Falls-Alden. Clarion-Goldfield/Dows was third. Grace Meyer won the 400 (1:01.63), Faith ...

MNW boys win in Gowrie

GOWRIE — The Manson Northwest Webster boys won the Southeast Valley Relays on Tuesday in Gowrie. The Cougars won 10 events to claim the Class B title with 172 points. Madrid (161) won Class A. Gilbert (151.5) was second. Webster City and South Central Calhoun tied for third with 92 ...

Gibb records hole-in-one

St. Edmond sophomore Andrew Gibb recorded a hole-in-one on No. 9 at Lakeside Golf Course Tuesday, securing himself medalist honors and helping the Gaels defeat Southeast Valley. Gibb shot a 36, one-stroke better than Charlie Doyle, as St. Edmond fired a 158. The Jaguars finished with a ...

Triton men win tourney

SMITHVILLE, Mo. — The Iowa Central men’s golf team won the Virginia McCoy Intercollegiate here Tuesday, coming back from a nine-shot deficit. The Tritons fired a 609, including a 290 in the second round. Ross Gerkoff and Wes Buntenbach each finished as runners-up with matching scores of ...

Gael girls defeat Jaguars

GOWRIE — The St. Edmond girls golf team scored a 226-234 victory over Southeast Valley here Tuesday afternoon. Riley Mayer led the Gaels, firing a 52, while senior Page Kinney aded a 55. Freshmen Rylee Kinney (57) and Amanda Richman (62) were the other two counters. “The team has really ...

Gaels handle Cadets at nets

The St. Edmond girls tennis team picked up a 7-2 victory over Iowa Falls-Alden here Tuesday afternoon. Haley Ledford, Leah Hughett, Madison Tarbox, Rachel Blair and Jacque Oberg all claimed singles wins for the Gaels. Ledford, playing Alivia Gerstein at No. 1 singles, won 8-3. “It was ...

Cadets double up Gael boys

IOWA FALLS — The Iowa Falls-Alden boys tennis team defeated St. Edmond here on Tuesday, 6-3. Gaels Tyler McCarville and Michael Oberg were singles winners, while the doubles tandem of Nelson Cook and Gage Johnson prevailed in straight sets. St. Edmond dropped a trifecta of three-set ...

Dodger boys top Wildcats

HUMBOLDT — The Fort Dodge boys soccer team earned their first win of the season here Tuesday over Humboldt, 3-1. Senior Houssem Saafi had a hat trick, recording all three goals for the Dodgers (1-2 overall). Cole Savery and Marco Fumagalli each had an assist. “It was a good game that I ...

W-SR tops FD girls

The Fort Dodge girls tennis squad dropped an 8-1 decision to Waverly-Shell Rock on Tuesday at the Dodger Courts. Junior Beth Murman picked up the lone victory for FDSH at No. 1 singles, sweeping Chelsea Poesch in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3. Senior Gretta Leigh and freshman Kathryn Cochrane were ...

Tritons extend streak

The Iowa Central baseball team won their seventh and eighth consecutive games here Tuesday afternoon, sweeping Southwestern. Scores were 12-8 and 10-5. The Tritons (22-11 overall), who moved into second place in the ICCAC Div. II recently, are now a perfect 8-0 at Ed Barbour Field after ...

Tritons split on the road

NORFOLK, Neb. — With rain expected to hit the area on Wednesday, the 15th-ranked Iowa Central softball team moved up their doubleheader with Northeast Nebraska. The Tritons settled for a split, losing 3-1 in first and winning 6-4 in the nightcap. Lexi Binder allowed just one earned run and ...