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Luke Moffitt was an aggressive wrestler during his time on the mat, and that style continues to be displayed as Iowa Central’s head coach. At the same time, Moffitt is starting to realize that when it comes to early-season matches, perfection is not always needed. The second-ranked ...

FD wrestlers ready for home debut

Just like last week, the third-ranked (Class 3A) Fort Dodge wrestling team will be in action in each of the next three days heading into the weekend. Up first is the home debut for the Dodgers, as they welcome Ankeny. The dual begins at 7:30 p.m. inside the FDSH gym. ‘‘Ankeny always has ...

St. Edmond returns to mat

ALGONA — The St. Edmond wrestling team hits the mat again on Thursday for a triangular with North Central Conference rivals Algona and Humboldt. The first dual is set to begin at 6 p.m. Last week, the Gaels (0-2 overall, 0-2 in NCC) opened their season with a pair of losses to ...

Dodger boys upset No. 2 Hoover

The Fort Dodge boys had a feeling they could square right up with second-ranked (Class 4A) Des Moines Hoover here on Tuesday night. As the game progressed, the Dodgers realized they were more than just a worthy adversary for the Huskies. They were, simply put, the better basketball ...

FD girls thump DM Hoover

Justice Crooks led three players in double figures with 19 points off the bench and the Fort Dodge girls basketball team matched its best start in three years with a 69-35 win over Des Moines Hoover in the Dodger gym Tuesday night. Fort Dodge ran its mark to 3-1, matching the 2013-14 squad ...

Jondle’s career night lifts Jags past SE boys

GOWRIE — Kaleb Jondle had a career night here Tuesday, leading the Southeast Valley boys to an upset of seventh-ranked (Class 1A) St. Edmond, 78-76. Jondle, a junior, finished with a game-high 33 points, hitting 7 of 10 from the three-point line to lead the Jaguars (3-0 overall). Keegan ...

Gael girls win second straight

GOWRIE — The St. Edmond girls earned their second consecutive win here Tuesday night, downing Southeast Valley, 47-27. Last Friday, the Gaels (2-1 overall) downed Clarion-Goldfield/Dows on the road, 57-42, for their first win of the season. Jacque Oberg, Hannah Huss and Megan Flattery ...

Dodger boys top Waukee

The Fort Dodge boys and girls bowling teams split with Waukee on Tuesday. The Dodger boys won 2,695-2,527, while the girls lost 2,523-2,423. Seth Hanson led the Dodgers with a 462 series. He had games of 256 and 206. Jared Jacobson also reached a 400 series with games of 168 and 236. Also ...

Fort Dodge makes home hoops debut

The Fort Dodge basketball teams hit the court twice this week, hosting Des Moines Hoover on Tuesday and traveling to Marshalltown on Friday. Action begins at 6:15 p.m. with the varsity girls games, and approximately 7:45 p.m. with the boys. The Dodger boys (1-1) dropped a 51-39 decision to ...

Three-game week for St. Edmond

A busy week begins tonight for the St. Edmond basketball squads. The Gaels hit the road to face Southeast Valley this evening before hosting their first girl/boy twinbill on Friday against North Central Conference foe Hampton-Dumont. Both of those dates have 6:15 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. tips. On ...

Bench energizes Triton women; Turcotte hits winner

The bench rose to the occasion for the Iowa Central women here Friday night. Nyakuoth Mach had a game-high 21 points and Ashley Turcotte hit the game-winning three-pointer, leading the Tritons to a 65-64 victory over North Dakota Science inside Hodges Fieldhouse to conclude first-day action ...

Jensen Builders installs new floor for ‘Bat Cave’

Jensen Builders Ltd., Fort Dodge, recently donated materials and labor to cover the 5,000-plus square foot floor of the Fort Dodge Baseball Association’s new ‘‘Bat Cave’’ facility. ‘‘Our association can’t thank Dale Jensen and Jensen Builders enough for their generous ...

Dodgers crown four champs at Independence

INDEPENDENCE — The third-ranked (Class 3A) Fort Dodge wrestling squad crowned four individual champions in placing second at the Independence Invitational here on Saturday. Junior Drew Bennett (113 pounds), junior Brody Teske (120), senior Triston Lara (138) and junior ...

Iowa Central men come up short

Dennis Pilcher knew his Iowa Central men would need to be at the top of their game here Friday night against North Dakota Science. The Tritons failed to do so, and as a result, suffered a 93-73 defeat inside Hodges Fieldhouse on day one of the Great Western Shootout. Science jumped out ...

Dodgers repeat as Boone Invite swim champs

BOONE — The Fort Dodge boys swim team repeated as Boone Invitational champions here on Saturday. The Dodgers had 65 points, placing ahead of Atlantic (43) and the host Toreadors (38). Head coach Joel Greathouse’s squad shattered three meet records, including two of their own. ‘‘I ...

Dodger boys drub Lincoln

DES MOINES — This was the type of performance Tom Daniel has been hoping for from his Fort Dodge boys basketball team. The Dodgers (1-1 overall) out-played Des Moines Lincoln (0-2) in every aspect of the game here on Friday, earning a 61-49 victory on the road. “We dominated this ...

Titans place second in Manson

MANSON — South Central Calhoun crowned two champions and finished second at the Doug Wood Invitational on Saturday in Manson. The Titans had 149 points. OA-BCIG won the team title with 196. Host Manson Northwest Webster (112) was fifth. East Sac County (77) was eighth and West ...

FDSH girls take down Railsplitters

DES MOINES — Julius Michalik’s memory of Des Moines Lincoln wasn’t a good one heading into Friday’s contest. Michalik’s Fort Dodge girls basketball squad made sure to earn redemption here last night. The Dodgers (2-1 overall) picked up a 50-42 victory over the Railsplitters, ...

Triton men win at the buzzer

When it comes to facing off against Northeast (Neb.), Iowa Central’s Tray Croft sure has a flair for the dramatic. Croft, Iowa Central's freshman spark plug, banked home a shot with 12 seconds left in overtime to help the Tritons (5-6) escape with a 92-89 victory over Northeast in the Great ...

Balanced Gael boys roll past C-G/D, 66-42

CLARION — From the opening tip here on Friday, the St. Edmond boys controlled every aspect of their game against Clarion-Goldfield/Dows. The Gaels (2-0 overall, 1-0 North Central Conference) earned a 66-42 victory over the Cowboys (1-1, 0-1). St. Edmond burst ahead 18-4 in the opening ...