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ALL IN THE FAMILY

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DES MOINES — Competing alongside his brother isn’t anything new for South Central Calhoun freshman Blake McAlister. But the opportunity to do so on the big stage of the state wrestling meet Thursday was something younger McAlister will never forget. Blake’s state run was ended after a ...

9 from area to quarters

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DES MOINES — Before Humboldt’s Joey Busse hit the mat on Thursday at the state tournament, he took the title of tour guide, as he showed his three rookie teammates their surroundings at Wells Fargo Arena. Busse, who the top-ranked senior grappler at 145 pounds, was a sixth-place medalist ...

FD girls clinch state berth

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LE MARS — The Fort Dodge girls bowling team is headed back to the state tournament. The Dodgers placed second at a district meet, securing the No. 4 seed in next week’s state competition with a 2,690 for runner-up honors to host Le Mars (3,084) — the top overall seed for the 2A ...

DODGERS TAKE 4TH AT DUALS

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DES MOINES — The state dual tournament brought both mixed emotions and results to the Fort Dodge wrestling squad inside Wells Fargo Arena on Wednesday. After a rousing quarterfinal victory over Waukee and a setback in the semifinals versus eventual champion Southeast Polk, the fourth-seeded ...

Duckett ready to seize the moment

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DES MOINES — The journey to the state tournament has been a grueling — yet exciting — one for St. Edmond sophomore Ryan Duckett. The path hasn’t always been easy, but the reward at the end — a state tournament berth — is a dream come true. “It means a lot to make it to ...

Area wrestlers dreaming of titles

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DES MOINES — On the gridiron and in the wrestling room, Southeast Valley senior Kyler Fisher has set the standard. This past fall, Fisher re-wrote the school’s record books on the football field. He’s doing the same now on the mat. Before Fisher heads to Iowa City as a preferred ...

Emmetsburg 6th at duals

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DES MOINES — After nearly upsetting Lisbon in the quarterfinals, Emmetsburg settled for sixth place honors here Wednesday in Class 1A. The E-Hawks dropped their first dual, 35-33, to the third-seed Lions, rebounding with a 33-32 victory over Logan-Magnolia to advance to the fifth place ...

Dodger girls eliminated at Sioux City West

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SIOUX CITY — The Fort Dodge girls had their season come to an end here Wednesday night, falling to Sioux City West, 76-54. Tory Bennett, a freshman, scored 15 to lead the Dodgers, with Cheyenne Miller-Hameed adding 13. Jalen Adams, also a ninth-grader for FDSH chipped in with nine points. ...

Gaels tip off postseason

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ALGONA — The St. Edmond boys return to familiar surroundings to begin their postseason run here Thursday against North Iowa. Tip in this Class 1A, District 3 quarterfinal is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. inside the Bishop Garrigan High School gym. Along with opening the regular season here ...

North pulls away from FD boys

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DES MOINES — The Fort Dodge boys closed out their regular season with an 83-53 loss to Des Moines North here Wednesday night. The Dodgers led 35-34 at the half, but the Polar Bears outscored them in the third quarter, 32-4. Tyreke Locure, who has signed with the University of South Alabama, ...

Short-handed Gael girls bow out at A-P

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PARKERSBURG — Facing an already daunting task win No. 12 (Class 1A) Aplington-Parkersburg here Wednesday night, the St. Edmond girls were left playing short-handed. Seniors Erin Flattery and Devyn Scott were both lost to injury early in the first quarter, and the Falcons advanced in ...

Dodger girls begin postseason trek

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SIOUX CITY — The Fort Dodge girls basketball team will open postseason play tonight as they travel to Sioux City West for a Class 5A quarterfinal contest. The Dodgers (2-19 overall) will tip against the Wolverines (9-13) at 7 p.m. “We saw some film on them and we think we can play with ...

Medal hunt

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DES MOINES — At Fort Dodge, wrestling is a way of life. For the next six days, the Dodgers will absorb every memory during another pursuit of state glory. A year removed from a perfect season as the state dual and traditional champions, the Dodgers are ready to compete again on Iowa's ...

Kuhlman placed on Drake Relays Wall of Honor

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Rick Kuhlman has never given personal recognition a passing thought during 25 years of steady volunteer work at Drake University. The Fort Dodge resident and Humboldt High School graduate has reported for duty during every single track and field season since 1994, offering his time to a long ...

All in the family

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The relationship between a high school athlete and his coach is always unique. For Jackson Kochendorfer, that has definitely been the case. Kochendorfer, a St. Edmond senior, is the son of long-time Gael head coach Adolph Kochendorfer. And for the past three years, Adolph and Jackson have ...

9 DODGERS ARE IN

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District wrestling may be about earning individual state berths, but Fort Dodge remains all about the team. The Dodgers will defend their traditional state title with nine contenders in the mix. They crowned six district champs, and three more pushed through as runner-ups. “Our ...

Tritons claim another district title

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MASON CITY — The fourth-ranked Iowa Central wrestling team rallied back to secure another district championship here Sunday. Behind six individual winners, the Tritons moved ahead of Ellsworth late, capturing the Central District title for the fifth consecutive year. Iowa Central will be ...

SE’s Duckett makes state

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LAKE MILLS — St. Edmond sophomore Ryan Duckett will get his chance to compete at the state tournament, earning a Class 1A district runner-up title here Saturday. Duckett downed Emmetsburg’s Nic Lowe in a true-second match via major decision, 14-2. The state tournament begins Thursday in ...

Duncan named new Greene County head football coach

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JEFFERSON — Caden Duncan has been hired as the new head football coach at Greene County, replacing Mitch Moore. Duncan was confirmed by Tim Christensen, Greene County CSD Superintendent. Moore accepted the same position at Des Moines Roosevelt after two years with the Rams. A native of ...

Pearson closes Dodger swim career at state

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IOWA CITY — Cole Pearson finished his high school swim career with Fort Dodge here Saturday at the state meet. Pearson, who has signed to continue competing at the University of South Dakota in the fall, was the lone qualifier for the Dodgers for the championships, which took place at the ...