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San Antonio forward Kawhi Leonard (2) drives around Memphis player James Ennis III on Monday night.

Virtuous virtuoso

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He isn’t LeBron James, the most physically gifted player on the planet until Father Time says otherwise. He isn’t Russell Westbrook, the triple-double maestro. He isn’t James Harden, the scoring machine. He isn’t Steph Curry, the shooting prodigy. He isn’t Isaiah Thomas, the ...

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Hoo Won of Fort Dodge passes against Des Moines East on Tuesday at Rogers Park

FD boys come up short vs. EAST

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aThe Fort Dodge boys soccer team suffered a 2-0 loss to Des Moines East here on Tuesday evening at Rogers Sports Complex. The Scarlets (7-3 overall) scored a goal late in the first half and added a second in the final stages to seal the win. “We controlled the second half, we just ...

Gael boys stay unbeaten

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Charlie Doyle fired a 35 and the St. Edmond boys golf team scored another dual meet victory here Tuesday at Lakeside Golf Course. The Gaels had a 158, 20 strokes ahead of Iowa Falls-Alden. Brant Reiling was runner-up medalist to Doyle, shooting a 41, while Andrew Gibb (42) and Sean ...

Tritons fall to Indian Hills

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The Iowa Central baseball team dropped a 10-6 decision to Indian Hills here Tuesday afternoon at Ed Barbour Field. Nick Boys and Steven Calderon both had home runs for the Tritons (24-14 overall). Calderon finished with two RBI and two runs scored, while Boys also scored twice. Junior ...

Wildcats second at Lynx Relays

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WEBSTER CITY — The Humboldt boys track team finished as runners-up to Iowa Falls-Alden here Tuesday at the Lynx Relays. Webster City was third, Pocahontas Area finished fifth, Eagle Grove sixth and St. Edmond was seventh. For the Lynx, Payton Kannuan won the long jump (20-10.5), James ...

Landwehr, PAC shine

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POCAHONTAS — The St. Edmond girls competed at the Pocahontas Area relays on Tuesday night. The Gaels finished fourth with 68 points in Class B. Pocahontas Area won Class A with 140 points. Algona (135) was second, followed by Humboldt (116), Alta-Aurelia (103), Emmetsburg (52) and Manson ...

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Franyelyn Diaz of Iowa Central holds a Kirkwood runner on at first base on Sunday at Barbour Field.

Tritons settle for split after win streak reaches 9

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The Iowa Central baseball team stretched its overall win streak to nine games before running into trouble in the nightcap of a twinbill against Kirkwood here on Sunday. The Tritons (23-12 overall, 9-5 in the ICCAC) again rode the arm of Anderson DeLeon to a 4-2 victory in the opener. The ...

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Iowa Central’s Rodny Rodriguez takes a swing at Ed Barbour Field on Monday.

Iowa Central splits with Kirkwood

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The Iowa Central baseball team earned another split with ICCAC rival Kirkwood here Monday afternoon at Ed Barbour Field. After claiming the opening contest 3-2, the Tritons fell in 10 innings, 10-6. Max Steffens had another strong outing on the mound, pitching a complete game four-hitter. ...

Doyle leads Gael boys

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The St. Edmond boys golf team remained unbeaten on the year, scoring a 20-stroke victory over Greene County Monday at Lakeside Golf Course. Led by Charlie Doyle’s 36, the Gaels fired a 155. Doyle earned medalist honors after finishing tied with Eli Block. Andrew Gibb carded a 37, Sean ...

Tritons sweep Panthers

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IOWA FALLS — The 17th-ranked Iowa Central softball team stayed hot at the plate here Monday, sweeping ICCAC rival Ellsworth. Scores were 7-0 and 14-0 in five innings. In the opener, Kama Kaeo went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored, while Alexis Egan had three runs. Ashley Hahnbaum, ...

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Fort Dodge’s Lehr Thorson signs her letter of intent to swim at Iowa State University with her father, Tjeran, and mother, Julie, at Fort Dodge Senior High.

Fort Dodge’s Thorson to swim at Iowa State

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AMES — The excitement of the unknown first attracted Fort Dodge’s Lehr Thorson to competitive swimming years ago. Many of those same feelings were revisited during her decision to take the Div. I plunge and commit to Iowa State University. Thorson officially signed with head coach Duane ...

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Jonny Bowser of Fort Dodge compete against Dowling Catholic on Thursday

King of the courts

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As Jonny Bowser enters the final lap of his high school tennis career, the Fort Dodge senior isn’t looking back. Bowser has already secured a pair of state doubles championships, winning the boys tournament two years ago with Brian Murman and claiming co-ed gold with Beth Murman this past ...

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Ron Walstrom of Fort Dodge (right) stands with Iowa Golden Gloves champion Martin Schuh (middle) and Fort Dodge Boxing Club owner Bud Fair in 2012.

IABA Hall of Fame beckons Fort Dodge’s Walstrom

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Ron Walstrom’s pure love of boxing was always more than enough for him. Even so, the Iowa Amateur Boxing Association decided to give Walstrom’s unwavering passion the formal recognition it deserves. A fixture in the sport for over four decades, Walstrom will become the first Fort Dodger ...

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Jonny Bowser of Fort Dodge compete against Dowling Catholic on Thursday

FD falls short vs. Dowling

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The Fort Dodge boys tennis team dropped a 9-2 decision to West Des Moines Dowling here Thursday afternoon. Jonny Bowser remained unbeaten in singles, scoring a 6-1, 6-0 victory over David Lu. Bowser and Ryan Dolan also scored a win in doubles, defeating Lu and Joe Drey, 5-7, 6-1 (10-4). ...

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Fort Dodge graduate Molly Matthes scores a run for Iowa Central after hitting a home run against NIACC in Mason City.

Tritons earn sweep over NIACC

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MASON CITY — The Iowa Central softball team earned a sweep over NIACC on Thursday. The 17th-ranked Tritons (33-16 overall, 12-8 in ICCAC) picked up 17-6 and 5-2 victories. In the opener, Jessa May earned the win, going five innings and giving up six hits. She struck out eight and walked ...

FD girls fall to Dowling

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WEST DES MOINES — The Fort Dodge girls soccer team put forth a solid effort against perinnal power Dowling on Thursday. The Dodgers (1-2 overall) lost 6-1 to the Maroons, but made gains on the way. Fort Dodge took a 1-0 lead over the Maroons in the first half and trailed by only 2-1 at ...

Triton men top Buena Vista

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STORM LAKE — The Iowa Central men’s tennis team earned an 8-1 victory over Buena Vista here Wednesday. Scoring singles wins for the Tritons were Manuel Roman, Antony Lekoko, Nicholas Fifield, Zane Barker, Jacob Martens and Coleton Hout. “This was a complete performance by our ...

Dodger girls open season on the links

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URBANDALE — The Fort Dodge girls golf team opened their season here Wednesday against Des Moines Roosevelt and Urbandale. The Roughriders won the triangular with a 222, while the J-Hawks carded a 234 and the Dodgers a 279. Jordyn Kloss led Fort Dodge with a 66, followed by Shalynn ...

Flores to play in national tourney

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BOCA RATON, Fla. — Victoria Flores has been an incredible opportunity to continue showcasing her tennis skills. Flores, who is from Fort Dodge, was one of 16 junior girl tennis players selected to compete in the first-ever U.S. Junior Wild Card tournament into the French Open Juniors. The ...

Murman scores lone FDSH win

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WEST DES MOINES — The Fort Dodge girls tennis team suffered a 10-1 loss to Des Moines Lincoln here Thursday night. Beth Murman picked up the lone win, claiming a victory over Ann Marie Corell at the No. 1 singles spot. After exchanging sets 6-4, Murman won in a super-tiebreaker, ...