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Titans claim title

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MANSON — The South Central Calhoun boys track team racked up 133 total points to top OA-BCIG and earn the overall title at the Brad Kruse Invitational. Pocahontas Area was third with St. Edmond placing fourth. Southeast Valley finished sixth and Manson Northwest Webster was seventh. The ...

Vonnahme doubles up in Manson

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MANSON — A day after signing on the dotted line to continue her career at the University of Northern Iowa, Pocahontas Area’s Jill Vonnahme swept the distance races here Thursday at the Brad Kruse Invitational. Behind Vonnahme’s pair of first place finishes, the Indians tied for second ...

Dodgers shine in home debut

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The Fort Dodge boys soccer team had a memorable debut inside Dodger Stadium here Thursday night, scoring a 2-1 victory over Humboldt. Senior Kyle Zeka scored the first goal of his career with 27 minutes left for the winner. Classmate Daniel Dooley had the other goal in the first ...

Late goal lifts Dodger girls

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SPIRIT LAKE — Senior Raeya Love scored with a minute and a half left to give the Fort Dodge soccer team a 3-2 victory over Spirit Lake on Thursday. Just two days after a half an inch of snow was shoveled off the field, the Dodgers (2-0 overall) grinded out the victory on a soggy ...

St. Edmond girls win at Lakeside

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The St. Edmond girls golf team won by 12 strokes in their season debut at Lakeside. The Gaels shot a 212, while Clear Lake (224) was second and Hampton-Dumont (239) was third. Riley Mayer tied with Clear Lake’s Jordyn Barragy with meet-medalist honors. Both players shot 48s, but Barragy ...

Monthei delivers in 9th for Tritons

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In need of a clutch hit, Nolan Monthei delivered for the Iowa Central baseball team connecting on a two-out single with the bases loaded. Monthei drove in Albert Mora and Noah Grimes for the game-winning runs, as the Tritons avoided a sweep at the hands of Ellsworth, 7-6. The Panthers ...

Iowa Central softball team splits on road

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SIOUX CITY — The Iowa Central softball team split with Morningside JV here Thursday afternoon. The Tritons claimed an 8-2 victory and fell 10-0 in five innings. “The first game we played pretty well,’’ said Iowa Central head coach Rick Sandquist. “We split up our starting pitchers ...

Dodger girls tennis team in action

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The Fort Dodge girls tennis team dropped a 9-2 decision to Dowling on Thursday night. Senior Beth Murman grabbed the only singles victory, defeating Sofia Sackett of the Maroons 6-1 and 6-0. The No. 4 doubles team of Nicolina Lunde and Lizzie Baker beat Frannie Brown and Camille Weiss. They ...

Dodger boys win 4×200 in Des Moines

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DES MOINES — The Fort Dodge boys track team placed third here Thursday night at the 29th Annual Bob VanderLinden/Lincoln Invitational. Waukee was the team champion with the host Railsplitters placing second. The Dodgers captured the 4x200-meter relay, as freshman Tyler Schreier, Brycen ...

Fort Dodge girls track team in action

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WAUKEE — The Fort Dodge girls track team competed here Thursday at the Waukee Relays. Waukee was the overall champion with Cedar Falls placing second. Avery Thompson was 12th in the 400 and Madelyn Klocko took 14th in the 1500. For the Dodger junior varsity, Kayla Smith was seventh in ...

A new era at the FDCC: Doyle returns to home turf

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Eddie Doyle is ready to give back to the game he loves and the course he’s always called home. The 2014 St. Edmond graduate is beginning his first full season as the golf shop manager at the Fort Dodge Country Club. In many ways, it’s a position Doyle landed through a lot of serendipitous ...

AT LONG LAST

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Iowa Central head softball coach Rick Sandquist felt like a little kid all over again before Wednesday’s home debut with Iowa Lakes. The Tritons had played 39 games already this season, but not a single one at Rogers Park. Sandquist’s sense of joy was quickly extinguished in the ...

PRECOCIOUS TALENT

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In a lot of ways, Dreshaun Ross is your typical fourth grader. He likes different sports, depending on the season. He plays Fortnite. He has fun with his friends and classmates at Cooper Elementary School. When the Fort Dodge 10-year-old steps on a wrestling mat, though, Ross separates ...

Croft first team All-American

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Tray Croft will have his name on the walls inside Hodges Fieldhouse for future generations of Iowa Central basketball to see. Croft was named to the NJCAA Div. II All-America first team on Tuesday, becoming the sixth Triton to earn top honors. “Being on a wall that people will remember me ...

No Place like home

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After 31 games spread across Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri and Oklahoma, the Iowa Central baseball team got to play at Ed Barbour Field. Foster Anshutz tossed a two-hitter in the opener of a doubleheader with Southeastern, as the Tritons claimed a 6-2 victory. In the nightcap, the Blackhawks ...

Cochrane returning to coach FDSH

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Toni Cochrane took a six-year break from coaching high school volleyball, but with a new perspective and outlook on the game, the former Fort Dodge Senior High all-stater has decided to return and coach the Dodgers again. Cochrane’s first tenure at FDSH was from 1991 through 2012, which ...

Gaels anticipating big year

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Kelsey Faiferlick believes a successful run for her St. Edmond girls golf team on the links is there for the taking. With four returning letterwinners back for the Gaels — including their low scorers in Riley Mayer and Grace Viaene — Faiferlick sees a breakthrough coming. “I believe ...

Tritons on to nationals

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The Iowa Central rugby team is ranked No. 1 in the country, but over the weekend they completed a task not for the faint of heart. The top-ranked NSCRO squad qualified for the 7s national tournament on Saturday in Des Moines and then qualified for the 15s national tournament in Indiana on ...

Former Triton Colon helps Americans on mat

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IOWA CITY — Joe Colon has represented Clear Lake, Iowa Central and the University of Northern Iowa during his wrestling career. Now, he’s part of the United States freestyle team that competed at the 2018 UWW World Cup here Saturday. Colon, a former national champion for the Tritons, ...

Dodgers hoping to build momentum

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David Louk noticed something small — yet significant — about his Fort Dodge girls golf team at practice earlier this week. ‘‘We were watching The Masters a little at practice,’’ the second-year Dodger head coach said. ‘‘The girls were asking a lot of questions and noticing ...