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Jaguars suffer 31-20 setback

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GOWRIE - Southeast Valley suffered its second district loss of the season, falling to No. 4 Carroll Kuemper, 31-20 on Friday night.The Jaguars (6-3 overall, 5-2 district) were out-gained 362-347 by the Knights (8-1, 7-0).Aaron Swieter led the Jaguars on the ground, with 12 carries for 114 yards ...

Mustangs will return to playoffs

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NEWELL - The ninth-ranked (8-man) Newell-Fonda football team made a strong closing statement to the regular season here Friday night, blasting Siouxland Christian 80-32.Reed Kruse accounted for four touchdowns, running in two and throwing a pair. Kruse was 3-for-3 passing for 95 yards, while ...

Cougars finish with road win

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OGDEN - Manson Northwest Webster wrapped up the season with a 29-24 victory over Ogden on Friday night.Derek Girard led the Cougars (4-5 overall, 3-4 district) with a rushing and passing touchdown. Girard ran it in from four yards out and connected with Mark Condon on an 11-yard score.Condon ...

Eagle Grove loses to Hawks

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EAGLE GROVE - Eagle Grove suffered a 35-12 defeat to South Hamilton on Friday night.Ryan Smith caught a 29-yard touchdown pass from Nikko Padilla and Padilla caught a 35-yard scoring strike from John Mosley.Smith caught four balls for 88 yards for the Eagles (2-7 overall, 2-5 district).

Wildcats fall to LeMars

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LEMARS - Humboldt suffered a 46-23 setback to LeMars in their season finale on Friday night.Drew Thomas led the Wildcats (2-7 overall, 1-6 district) with 285 yards passing. Thomas threw an eight-yard scoring strike to Eli Sande and a four-yard score to John Wergeland.Colton Monson had a 15-yard ...

Dodger senior returns with 11th-place showing

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CEDAR FALLS - Ryan Wagner will return to the state cross country meet for his senior season, as the Fort Dodge runner placed 11th here Thursday in a Class 4A qualifying meet.The Dodgers finished sixth overall, a point behind Mason City. Dubuque Hempstead was the team champion, with Cedar Falls ...

No. 6 Gaels earn runner-up spot at regionals

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HOLSTEIN - The St. Edmond girls are headed back to the state cross country meet for a third consecutive season.Behind a runner-up performance here Thursday in a Class 1A qualifier, the sixth-ranked Gaels will get to play the role of host next Saturday when the state meet takes place in Fort ...

Dodgers finish year at SE Polk

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PLEASANT HILL - Loose equipment, practice jerseys and boxes filled the Fort Dodge football coaches' office at Dodger Stadium on Thursday.Win or lose in the regular-season finale, head coach Matt Miller's squad will be done after Friday night's game at Southeast Polk.''It's definitely hard to be ...

Gaels challenge unbeaten Bears

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There is nothing Dick Tighe and the St. Edmond football team would like more than to play spoiler in Bishop Garrigan's pursuit of a perfect season.And Golden Bear head coach Marty Wadle is fully aware of that.The rivals will meet for the 55th time this evening at Dodger Stadium. Kickoff is set ...

All comes down to this for area squads

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After eight weeks of action, we've reached the final Friday night of the prep football regular season.The playoffs begin next Friday, meaning this evening's action will help shape the final pairings for the first round of the postseason, to be released on Saturday.Many programs have already ...

Indians capture title

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ORANGE CITY - The Pocahontas Area girls claimed three Top-10 medals in earning a Class 2A team title here Thursday.The Indians, who won a state title two years ago and are ranked second behind Monticello, will try to win another one next Saturday when they compete with the rest of the ...

Humboldt places 2nd to advance

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SPENCER - The Humboldt boys were just clipped for a team title here Thursday in a Class 3A state cross country qualifier, settling for silver.Sergeant-Bluff Luton had 76 points to 77 by the Wildcats for first. Sioux City Heelan also advanced to the state meet, which takes place next Saturday in ...

Hartley, Thorson win CIML titles

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JOHNSTON - Taylor Hartley and Lehr Thorson picked up CIML Iowa Conference swim titles here Thursday night, as the Fort Dodge girls finished third overall.Johnston was the team champion, followed by West Des Moines Dowling.Hartley captured the 200 freestyle in 1:56,82, while Thorson won the 100 ...

CLEAN SWEEP

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The Iowa Central volleyball team honored their 11 sophomores prior to Wednesday night's ICCAC match with Iowa Lakes.And once the first ball was served, the Tritons flexed their muscles, sweeping the Lakers inside Hodges Fieldhouse.Scores were 25-17, 25-13 and 25-20.Hayli Dorfmeyer, one of those ...

Dodgers, Gaels ready for districts

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All the preparation and dedication will come to the forefront on Thursday as area cross country runners will try to secure a spot in Fort Dodge next weekend.There will be 20 district sites across the state of Iowa. The top 15 individuals and top three teams will advance to the co-ed state ...

TURNING THE TIDE

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The St. Edmond volleyball team did not enter postseason play on the best of runs.But, Gael head coach Dee Huss never saw the confidence level in her players drop despite losing seven straight to conclude the regular season.Instead, St. Edmond re-focused on the task at hand, coming away Tuesday ...

Gael volleyball team starts regional quest

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The St. Edmond volleyball team opens postseason play here on Monday, hosting Paton-Churdan in a Class 1A, Region 5 opener.Action begins in the Gael gym at 7 p.m.The winner advances to face Glidden-Ralston on Monday. The entire bottom side of the region will be played inside the SEHS gym, while ...

STRIVING FOR GREATNESS

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Two years and many miles ago, the Fort Dodge swim program was in the midst of a long state meet drought.The Dodgers hadn't qualified a single event in five full seasons. They were on their fourth head coach during that stretch, and lopsided losses were a regular occurrence in the Central Iowa ...

DODGERS GROUNDED

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Fort Dodge had the heart and desire needed to send its seniors out with a victory in their home finale.Football is a numbers game, though. Despite a spirited effort in an attempt to will them away from the contrary, the Dodgers succumbed to the ill-effects of both injury and lack of depth as ...

Gaels prevail in overtime

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SIOUX RAPIDS - Logan Fear has been around sfor ome of the more memorable wins in St. Edmond football history.Friday night's 9-6 overtime victory over Sioux Central might not rank up there in the record books, but for Fear, it will always hold a special place in his heart.The Gael senior booted ...