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WC hands Gaels first NCC loss

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WEBSTER CITY — The St. Edmond boys suffered their first North Central Conference loss of the season, falling to Webster City 61-49 on Tuesday night. The Lynx (3-2 overall, 2-1 NCC) outscored the Gaels 21-13 in the final quarter to pull away from a tight contest. “Offensively they were ...

Lynx girls get on the board vs. SE

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WEBSTER CITY — A slow start proved too much to overcome for the St. Edmond girls on Tuesday night, as Webster City jumped into the win column for the first time this season. The Lynx (1-6 overall, 1-3 North Central Conference) jumped out to an early 13-2 lead in the first quarter and ...

Dodgers take on Mason City

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An old rival visits the Dodger gym on Tuesday night, as the Fort Dodge boys and girls basketball teams entertain Mason City to conclude the pre-holiday portion of the schedule. Tip is set for 6:15 p.m. with the girls contest. Boys will begin at approximately 7:45 p.m. Fort Dodge (3-2 ...

Gaels head to Webster City

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WEBSTER CITY — After a stretch of weather interruptions, the St. Edmond basketball teams will be on the court more time before the Christmas break at Webster City on Tuesday. The Gaels had their game against Iowa Falls-Alden postponed on Friday, and their twinbill with South Hamilton was ...

Triple record for Ruffridge

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SIOUX RAPIDS — Elle Ruffridge and Faith Meyer both eclipsed individual milestones as the top-ranked (Class 3A) Pocahontas Area girls basketball team earned its 35th consecutive victory here on Friday. Not that the Indians’ senior standouts were keeping track. Ruffridge set a new Iowa ...

AHEAD OF SCHEDULE

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It may be just December, but Fort Dodge boys swimming coach Joel Greathouse couldn’t hide his excitement about some of the times his team is posting. Swimming against No. 4 Johnston, the Dodgers, ninth in the latest power rankings, posted five times already under last year’s state cutoff ...

EVOLUTION OF A CHAMPION

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Time flies when you’re having fun. Triston Lara has enjoyed every moment of his decorated four-year varsity wrestling career with the Fort Dodge Dodgers. He’s been a state runner-up, a state champion, and is currently closing in on the program’s all-time record for ...

Short-handed FDSH wins

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URBANDALE — Even without the services of four ranked wrestlers, the No. 3 (Class 3A) Fort Dodge wrestling team found a way to win on the road here Thursday night. The Dodgers picked up a 38-27 victory over Urbandale, despite being without top-ranked Brody Teske and Triston Lara, ...

Bennett moves into No. 1 spot

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The latest wrestling rankings from The Predicament have been released, and the first set of dual ratings are also out. Fort Dodge is ranked third in the Class 3A Top-10 behind West Des Moines Valley and Southeast Polk. The other No. 1 ranked teams are New Hampton (2A) and Don Bosco ...

Stern tests await FDSH this week

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The Fort Dodge basketball teams will both put their three-game win streaks on the line against ranked Waukee on Tuesday. The Dodger girls (4-1 overall) will face the No. 4 Warriors (3-1) at 6:15 p.m., while the FDSH boys (3-1) will host 10th-rated Waukee (3-1) at 7:45 p.m. Both contests ...

Game of inches

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The Fort Dodge boys brought enough intensity and effort to throw a serious scare into another Top-10 opponent here on Tuesday. The Dodgers’ lack of consistency from an execution standpoint down the stretch, though, left the door open just enough for 10th-ranked (Class 4A) Waukee to slip ...

Three more games for Gaels

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St. Edmond will begin its busy week with two tough league contests, then wrap up the slate outside of the conference on Saturday. The Gael girls (2-3 overall, 1-1 North Central Conference) travel to Humboldt (2-2, 1-1), while the Gael boys (3-2, 2-0) also face the Wildcats (2-1, 0-1). St. ...

Dodger girls’ streak ends

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Fort Dodge girls basketball coach Julius Michalik said he wants his team to play better against the best teams in the state. With the Dodgers’ schedule, they’ll continue to get their chance. The Dodgers took on No. 4 (5A) Waukee here on Tuesday, dropping a 73-42 decision that ended ...

Woodruff lifts St. Edmond

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HUMBOLDT — Will Woodruff had a huge double-double to lead the St. Edmond boys basketball squad over Humboldt here Tuesday night, 84-73. Woodruff scored a game-high 20 points and grabbed 18 rebounds for the Gaels, while Andrew Gibb added 17 points. Jake Heidenreich had 16 points, Charlie ...

Humboldt girls handle Gaels

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HUMBOLDT — The Humboldt girls found their rhythm here Tuesday night in the second and third quarters, picking up their second North Central Conference win of the season by a 56-27 count against St. Edmond. Avery Terwilliger had a game-high 14 points to lead the Wildcats (3-2 overall, 2-1 in ...

St. Edmond hires Borer

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Jon Borer has been handed the reins of the St. Edmond football program, the school officially announced on Friday. Borer will replace Dick Tighe, who resigned from the position of head football coach following 15 seasons this past fall. He is expected to start in May after concluding his ...

Dodgers crown 3 at CB Classic

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COUNCIL BLUFFS — Drew Bennett cleared a major hurdle here on Saturday, though Fort Dodge’s junior wrestler insisted his win over nationally-ranked Kyle Biscoglia at the Council Bluffs Classic was more about gaining confidence than satisfaction. Bennett exorcised last season’s demons ...

Teske reaches 100 victories without a loss

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COUNCIL BLUFFS — Brody Teske acknowledged his unprecedented accomplishment on Friday night, but quickly steered away from the spotlight. Fort Dodge’s two-time state champion earned his 100th career victory, becoming the only Dodger in the storied history of the program to reach the mark ...

Gael boys fall in ranked clash

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DES MOINES — The St. Edmond boys couldn’t find an answer for Des Moines Christian on Saturday night, dropping a 79-49 contest. The sixth-ranked (Class 2A) Lions (5-0 overall) had four players reach double figures in the contest against the No. 7 Gaels. DM Christian ...

Dodgers cap perfect week by drubbing Bobcats

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MARSHALLTOWN — Tom Daniel was leery of a letdown after Fort Dodge upset No. 2 Des Moines Hoover on Friday. It turns out the Dodger head coach had nothing to worry about. The Dodgers (3-1 overall, 1-0 CIML North) found their comfort zone and cruised to a 54-30 victory over winless ...