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No. 13 FD softball squad takes two

ALBURNETT - The 13th-ranked (Class 5A) Fort Dodge softball team went 2-0 at the Linn-Mar/Alburnett Invitational here Saturday.The Dodgers (21-10 overall) downed both No. 10 (4A) Dallas Center-Grimes and second-rated (1A) Alburnett by scores of 4-1 and 5-1, respectively. Due to the tournament ...

FDSH baseball team splits

ANKENY - The Fort Dodge baseball team salvaged a split at the Brent Prange Classic here Saturday.After dropping a 6-3 decision to Norwalk, the Dodgers (14-13 overall) rebounded with a 6-5 victory over 10th-ranked (Class 3A) Carlisle.Sophomore Damond Lockner went 2-for-4 offensively in the ...

Another winner

Katie Donnelly hopes Friday's offensive performance was just the start of better things to come for her St. Edmond softball team.The Gaels (3-16 overall, 3-8 in the North Central Conference) defeated Clarion-Goldfield/Dows by a 13-1 final in three innings for their second win this week on ...

SE baseball team fights off C-G/D

The St. Edmond senior class didn't disappoint the Gael faithful on Friday, as the 2016 graduates came through in a tight contest at Rogers Park.One day after playing deep into the night in a road doubleheader, the Gaels (12-9 overall, 5-4 North Central Conference) hung on to win a 4-3 decision ...

Dodgers 1-1 at Linn-Mar

MARION - The 13th-ranked (Class 5A) Fort Dodge softball squad split a pair of games at the Linn-Mar Tournament here Saturday.The Dodgers edged No. 11 (3A) Center Point-Urbana, 6-5, before being doubled up by third-rated (5A) Cedar Rapids Kennedy, 6-3. Both games went six innings due to time ...

Dodgers 13th; three area teams ranked

The Fort Dodge softball team is 13th (Class 5A) in the latest IGHSAU rankings.The Dodgers (19-10 overall) are down one spot after debuting last week at No. 12.Humboldt (21-2) remains sixth in 3A. Newell-Fonda (1A) and North Union (2A) are both rated fourth.The top-ranked squads by class are ...

POWER SURGE

A hard-hitting catcher had her talents on full display here Wednesday, as the Fort Dodge softball team hosted Ankeny Centennial at Rogers Park.It wasn't the catcher most necessarily expected it to be, though.Dodger junior Maggie Harvey outplayed her counterpart, legendary all-stater Kendyl ...

Dodgers swept by Jaguars

Fort Dodge scratched and clawed its way back into the first game of a baseball twinbill against Ankeny Centennial here Wednesday.The Dodgers came up a single run short, however, then struggled their way through the nightcap in what became a sweep for the Jaguars at Ed McNeil Field.Scores were ...

St. Edmond baseball team bounces back

Joe Shanks saw the kind of fire he wanted from his St. Edmond baseball team at Rogers Park Wednesday night.The Gaels scored six runs in the first and six more in the third, claiming a 13-3 victory over North Central Conference rival Webster City a night after dropping a 4-3 decision to ...

Lynx roll past St. Edmond

Webster City had no trouble with St. Edmond in North Central Conference softball action here Wednesday night.Staying near the top of the league standings, the Lynx (9-14 overall, 8-2 in the NCC) rolled to a 15-2 five-inning victory over the Gaels at Rogers Sports Complex.Senior Allie Flaws went ...

DAYDREAMERS

The change of pace and game time may have helped the St. Edmond softball team some here Tuesday, but the change in attitude was the driving force behind the Gaels' 11-8 upset victory over North Central Conference leader Humboldt at Rogers Park.Head coach Katie Donnelly's squad simply wasn't ...

O’Tool: SE’s record breaker, Griffey winner

It came as no surprise when Tate O'Tool was named the Terry Griffey Award winner, presented annually to the most outstanding graduating boy student-athlete at St. Edmond.During his Gael career, O'Tool has competed at a high level for the football, basketball and track programs."(The Griffey ...

No. 6 Waukee handles FDSH

Fort Dodge's already-taxed pitching staff got stretched even more Tuesday night at Ed McNeil Field, as the Dodger baseball team dropped a 13-7 decision to No. 6 Waukee in a make-up contest.The Dodgers (13-10 overall) sent five pitchers to the mound, but couldn't find the answers one day after ...

Walk-off win for PAC vs. Gaels

POCAHONTAS - Connor Schoening played the role of hero for the Pocahontas Area baseball team here Tuesday night.Schoening's walkoff RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning lifted the Indians (15-4 overall) to a dramatic 4-3 victory over St. Edmond.Schoening (5-0) also went the distance on ...

Glass half full

It wasn't supposed to end like this for Kole Kampen at Fort Dodge Senior High.The Dodgers' senior left-handed ace had big plans for the final month of his prep baseball career. Kampen was striking out nearly two batters per inning, and had a sparkling 1.17 earned run average. He was batting ...

LEADER OF THE PACK

Winning the 2016 Carol Donnelly Award was a memorable way for Madi Reel to cap off her St. Edmond career.Each year, the top Gael girl senior student-athlete receives this honor.During her time at SEHS, Reel earned eight varsity letters. She was a two-time state participant in both cross country ...

FDSH sweeps No. 8 MCHS

MASON CITY - The Fort Dodge baseball team let two winnable games slip away last Thursday at home against Des Moines Lincoln.On Monday, the Dodgers made amends.Fort Dodge (13-9 overall) swept arch rival and eighth-ranked (Class 4A) Mason City (13-6) on the road, winning convincingly by scores of ...

Dodgers sweep Mohawks

MASON CITY - The 12th-ranked (Class 5A) Fort Dodge softball team was firing on all cylinders here Monday night, and it started with Daphne Alstott.The freshman went a combined 8-for-9 at the plate in helping the Dodgers claim 12-4 and 15-3 victories over Mason City.In the first game, Alstott ...

Gaels fall to Algona

ALGONA - The St. Edmond baseball team lost at Algona on Monday, dropping a 10-5 decision.The Gaels (10-6 overall, 3-4 North Central Conference) fell behind 10-1, but fought back with four runs in the seventh inning.Colin Flattery had two hits for the Gaels. Flattery, Jason Setterdahl, Robert ...

Algona blanks Gaels

ALGONA - The St. Edmond softball team dropped a 12-0 decision to Algona on Monday.Sydney Nelson had two hits for the Gaels. Page Kinney and Audrey Kolacia had the other two.Kameryn Etherington was 3-for-3 for Algona. Nicole Smidt had a home run and drove in two runs.The Gaels are back in action ...