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Dodgers swim at Johnston

JOHNSTON - On the heels of their title-winning performance this past weekend at home, the Fort Dodge girls swim team tried something new here Tuesday night at Johnston.Dodger head coach Ashley Koons put swimmers in different races to mix things up. The Dragons claimed the dual, 126-59."We ...

Freshman phenom

HUMBOLDT - Bryce Gidel continued her incredible freshman season here Monday at Sheldon Park, winning the Humboldt Invitational cross country title.Gidel clocked a time of 20:22.72 to best Iowa Falls-Alden/AGWSR's Bethany Lippert and teammate Gabby Kent.Behind the Top-3 finishes, the 11th-ranked ...

Another milestone

Check off another milestone for the record-breaking Fort Dodge girls swim team.For the first time in the history of this meet, the Dodgers claimed the team title in the Gary Winkler Invitational at the Dodger Pool Saturday.The Dodgers won the 200 yard medley relay, two individual events, and ...

FD’s Brayton, Faith sweep in Australia

JIMBOOMBA, Australia - Fort Dodge natives Justin Brayton and Gavin Faith swept the first round races here to open the 2016 Australian Supercross Championships.Brayton won his SX1 main inside the Jimboomba X Stadium with a total time of 16:49.192 over 20 laps, while Faith captured the SX2 main ...

Tritons beat Iowa State

AMES - The Iowa Central rugby team picked up a 26-15 victory over Iowa State here Saturday.Evian Akers had two tries, while Nathan Heath and Darryl Couch each had one. Matt Barker was 3 of 4 on conversion kicks for the Tritons, who also beat Iowa and Northern Iowa earlier this year."We ...

Dodgers host Wilde Invite

After six matches, Fort Dodge head volleyball coach Tonia Burrell was especially happy to see the Dodgers finish the Jackie Wilde Invitational with a win.Fort Dodge capped off the five-team tournament with a straight-set victory over Des Moines Christian to place third overall, avenging a pool ...

Iowa Central sweeps titles

LINCOLN, Neb. - It was a clean sweep for the Iowa Central cross country teams here Saturday, as both the men and women won the college division of the Woody Greeno/Jay Dirksen Invitational.Omer Almog finished second overall to unattached runner Joe Moore in the individual race, while Belesti ...

More road trouble for Tritons

HIGHLAND, Kan. - The Iowa Central football team suffered their fourth loss of the season here Saturday, falling to Highland, 42-2.After blocking the first extra-point attempt of the game by Highland, the Tritons (0-4 overall) recovered the loose ball and returned it. The Scotties (3-1) ...

Showcasing the parks

During the past few days, the various parks and recreation areas managed by Webster and Hamilton County Conservation served as showplaces for the two as many of the over 200 participants in the 57th annual Iowa Association of County Conservation Boards conference paid them a visit during the 3 ...

Dodgers dig deep for huge win at Ames

AMES - Birthday boy Drake Miller was grinning from ear to ear after the Fort Dodge football team escaped Ames with a gutsy 28-21 victory here Friday.No smile was bigger than that of teammate Brayden Bell, though - the unlikely hero in a thrilling conclusion that saw the Dodgers knock off the ...

Dodgers dig deep for huge win at Ames

AMES - Birthday boy Drake Miller was grinning from ear to ear after the Fort Dodge football team escaped Ames with a gutsy 28-21 victory here Friday.No smile was bigger than that of teammate Brayden Bell, though - the unlikely hero in a thrilling conclusion that saw the Dodgers knock off the ...

SLOWED DOWN

Sam Nelson sat on the sidelines three years ago as South O'Brien was blitzed by St. Edmond in state playoff action.Nelson, now a senior, made sure Friday night would be much different, running for 212 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Wolverines over the Gaels, 27-6, inside Dodger ...

Hard work has turned FDSH into a contender

An impressive new 8-by-21 foot panel listing all of the Fort Dodge swim program's school records now conspicuously sits high above the Dodger pool.Maybe the athletic department should have invested in a dry erase board instead.The current roster is turning 40-plus years of accumulated FDSH ...

New look for Winkler Invite

The Fort Dodge girls swim program will take a step in a new direction here Saturday for the Gary Winkler Invitational.The Dodgers shift away from the traditional meet format, instead adopting a complete prelim/final swimming and diving meet."We wanted to give out kids another option,'' said ...

Tritons travel to Highland

HIGHLAND, Kan. - The Iowa Central football team is still searching for its first win of the season.The Tritons (0-3 overall) will head to Highland (2-1) on Saturday for a 1 p.m. kickoff."They have an explosive offense,'' said Iowa Central head coach Kevin?Twait. "Their quarterback (Kahlil ...

Dodgers host Jackie Wilde Invite

The Fort Dodge volleyball team will host to the Jackie Wilde Invitational here Saturday.Joining the host Dodgers will be Pocahontas Area, Ames, Des Moines Christian and eighth-ranked (Class 4A) Lewis Central.Fort Dodge (5-9 overall) will open with Des Moines Christian at 9 a.m., while ...

Ames back on Dodgers’ grid radar

AMES - The Fort Dodge football team is in for a litmus test of sorts on Friday night at Ames.Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.The Dodgers (2-1 overall) and Little Cyclones (2-1) are renewing their 100-plus year old rivalry after a brief hiatus. The programs met every fall on the gridiron from 1968 ...

Gaels at home vs. South O’Brien

For the first time since 2013, the St. Edmond football team meets South O'Brien.Kickoff in Friday's Class A, District 2 contest is set for 7 p.m. inside Dodger Stadium.Three years ago, the Gaels (1-2 overall, 0-1 in league) picked up a 42-3 victory over the Wolverines (1-2, 1-0) in a playoff ...

Area squads line up for district challenges

It's Week 4 of the prep football season, which means we are almost halfway through the year.That also brings us to the second round of district play around northcentral Iowa.Seventh-ranked (Class 2A) Clarion-Goldfield/Dows has already tripled its win total of a year ago, storming out of the ...

Comforts of home

The St. Edmond volleyball team delivered a home victory here Thursday night over an old conference rival.Scores were 25-17, 25-20 and 25-19 in favor of the Gaels over Eagle Grove.After suffering a tough five-set loss to Clear Lake earlier this week, St. Edmond (6-9 overall) continued its strong ...