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Dodgers can’t stop Ames

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AMES — The sweltering defense of Ames didn’t let up against the Fort Dodge boys basketball squad here on Tuesday, as the unbeaten Little Cyclones held their third consecutive opponent under 35 points in a 55-31 victory over the Dodgers. Ames, which already owns lopsided wins over Mason ...

Dodger girls lose to Ames

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AMES — The No. 15 (Class 5A) Ames girls used a strong shooting performance to distance themselves early from Fort Dodge on Tuesday, as the Little Cyclones posted a 78-31 victory. Ames scored 47 first-half points in the rout, improving to 3-2 in the process after an 0-2 start. Sophomore ...

COMEBACK KIDS

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GOWRIE — The St. Edmond boys again put together a solid second half to overcome a slow start and senior all-stater Andrew Gibb had a career night seal the victory on Tuesday. The Gaels (2-1 overall) trailed 38-36 at halftime, but rallied for their second straight win in their third straight ...

Next level

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Cole Pearson knew he wanted to continue his swimming career at the highest possible level. And once the Fort Dodge Senior High senior saw what the University of South Dakota had to offer, he was sold. Pearson recently signed with the Coyotes for the upcoming fall season. “The biggest ...

BLUE WAVE

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CEDAR FALLS — The Iowa Central football team put an emphatic exclamation point on their comeback season, posting a convincing 34-20 victory over Monroe here Sunday at the Graphic Edge Bowl. From Jackson Martens and his pick-6 to begin the scoring, to Blake Dever and his 65-yard touchdown ...

Tritons cap turnaround with Graphic Edge bowl title

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CEDAR FALLS — Carlton Todd made the move down Highway 20 to Iowa Central following a standout career at Waterloo West. On Sunday, Todd ventured back to his old stomping grounds and helped the No. 16 Tritons to a 34-20 victory over No. 12 Monroe in The Graphic Edge Bowl here inside the ...

Fort Dodge’s Ayala wins title in Independence

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INDEPENDENCE — Opening the season with three straight days on the mat can be a daunting task, but Drake Ayala embraces the pressure. The top-ranked Fort Dodge sophomore pinned his way through the 113 pound bracket at the Cliff Keen Invitational this weekend, claiming his second straight ...

Six Dodgers undefeated

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INDEPENDENCE — Six Fort Dodge wrestlers made it through the first day of the Cliff Keen Independence Classic on the championship side on Friday. The Dodgers currently sit in sixth place with 120 points. Fennimore (145) is out in front. Scott West (136.5) is second, followed by Solon ...

Triton women pass Science test

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Brittany West and Shariah Smith led a second half rally that helped the Iowa Central women post a 63-62 victory over North Dakota Science here Friday night. The Tritons overcame a seven-point deficit after halftime, as West and Smith combined for 19 of their 29 points during that time. ...

Triton men struggle contest with Wildcats

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The Iowa Central men were unable to overcome cold shooting and 17 turnovers here Friday night, falling to North Dakota Science in the Great Western Shootout, 77-67. In what was a back-and-forth battle much of the way, the Wildcats used a 20-6 run midway through the second half to score the ...

Dodger boys fall to Ankeny

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Fort Dodge boys basketball coach Tom Daniel is more concerned with seeing signs of progression than scoreboard watching during the early stages of this season. Daniel knows any positive strides made now could very well pay dividends for his team down the road. So while the Dodgers were ...

Hawkettes handle Fort Dodge girls

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The underclass-dominated Fort Dodge girls continue to get an up close and personal look at just how physical CIML basketball is at the varsity level. With all but one player on their active roster coming from either the sophomore or freshman class, the Dodgers squared off with another ...

Tritons head to the Dome

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CEDAR FALLS — Jesse Montalto set goals for his Iowa Central football program when he took over as head coach last year. One of those involved getting the Tritons back into the postseason, which he has accomplished thanks to a five-game win streak to end the regular season. No. 16 Iowa ...

TOUGH TASK

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ANKENY — Despite it being the season opener for both Fort Dodge and Ankeny Centennial, wrestling fans were treated to a February-like environment here Thursday night. The ninth-ranked Jaguars picked up wins in the final four matches of the night to rally and score a 33-32 victory over the ...

Tritons host GW Shootout

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Hodges Fieldhouse will be home to eight men’s and women’s basketball games over the next two days as Iowa Central hosts the Great Western Shootout. The Tritons will be in action against North Dakota Science on Friday and Northeast on Saturday, with the women beginning the doubleheaders at ...

St. Edmond in action at Algona

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ALGONA — The St. Edmond wrestling team opened their season here Thursday night, dropping a pair of duals to Algona and Hampton-Dumont. In the opening dual, the Gaels fell, 74-0 to Hampton-Dumont, with Algona winning the second, 60-12. Ryan Duckett and Cole Rautanen each picked up forfeit ...

Dodger basketball preview

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FORT DODGE VS. ANKENY THE TIP: Friday night at 6:15 p.m. inside the FDSH gym with girls. Boys will follow at 7:45 p.m. PROBABLES: Fort Dodge (0-3 overall): Tory Bennett, fr., 7.0; Jebreauna Clark, fr., 4.3; Cheyenne Miller-Hameed, soph., 13.0; Tristin Doster, soph., 4.7; Ebonee Altman, sr., ...

Gael basketball preview

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ST. EDMOND AT HAMPTON-DUMONT THE TIP: Friday at 6:15 p.m. in Hampton with girls, boys will follow at 7:45 p.m. PROBABLES: St. Edmond (0-1 overall, 0-0 in NCC): Abby Landwehr, sr., 0.0; Macey Mason, sr., 7.0; Jacque Oberg, sr., 4.0; Erin Flattery, sr., 10.0; Jocy Timmerman, jr., 6.0. ...

Dodger wrestling preview

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Fort Dodge at Independence Invitatioanl VARSITY LINEUP 106 — Lane Cowell, so.; 113 — Drake Ayala, so.; 120 — Carson Taylor, jr.; 126 — Brooks Cowell, jr.; 132 — Dreyzon Phillips, so.; 138 — Kody Cook, so.; 145 — Drevon Ross, sr.; 152 — Dylan Zimmermann, so.; 160 — Savion ...

Pearson wins for Dodgers

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WAUKEE — Cole Pearson continued his fast start to the swim season, scoring a victory in the 50 freestyle here for Fort Dodge Thursday night. Waukee won the dual, 128-42, over the Dodgers. Pearson, a senior who has committed to swim at the University of South Dakota next year, clocked a ...