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Faith Meyer clears a hurdle for Pocahontas Area at the state track meet in Des Moines. Meyer captured the 100-meter hurdles championship on Saturday. For more photos, please visit CU.messengernews.net

FAREWELL, CHAMPS

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DES MOINES — The 2017 Pocahontas Area senior class closed out the state track meet here on Saturday with more hardware for the trophy case. Faith Meyer won the 100-meter hurdles, the shuttle hurdle relay claimed gold, and the Indians placed third overall in the Class 2A team standings inside ...

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Kenzie Sullivan of Pocahontas Area competes during the Class 2A shot put Friday at Drake Stadium. For more photos, visit CU at messengernews.net

GOLDEN THROW

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DES MOINES — Pocahontas Area will need to make more room in its high school trophy case, as senior Kenzie Sullivan is bringing more hardware home. Sullivan, a senior, won the Class 2A discus here Friday at the state track and field meet with a throw of 133-1. The victory marked the first ...

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North Union’s Riley Bauer reacts after beating Pekin for second place in the Class 1A distance medley relay on Friday inside Drake Stadium. For more photos, visit CU at messengernews.net

North Union boys 2nd in DMR

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DES MOINES — Trent Pedersen knows North Union has one of the better closing runners in the state in Riley Bauer. After winning a state cross country title this past fall, Bauer added a runner-up showing to his growing resume Thursday at the state meet in the Class 1A 3200-meter run. On ...

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Megan Flattery of St. Edmond competes in the 400-meter dash at the state track meet in Des Moines.

Flattery, Smith finish strong

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DES MOINES — Through all of Megan Flattery’s career 400 performances, breaking a minute had always eluded her. That ended Saturday at the state track meet inside Drake Stadium, and it came on the final 400 of her career. Flattery ran a 59.4 split as the anchor leg in the sprint medley ...

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Fort Dodge Senior High graduate Austin Halligan makes a catch for the Tritons earlier this season.

Tritons play for nationals

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BEATRICE, Neb. — The 14th-ranked Iowa Central baseball team goes after a 10th berth in the NJCAA World Series Saturday, taking on Southeast in the North Plains District championship. First-pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m., with the second game set to start at 4 p.m. If a third is needed, that ...

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Tritons bow out at districts

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BEATRICE, Neb. — For the first five innings here Saturday, all appeared to be going the way of Iowa Central. But just like that, it vanished. Southeast rallied to claim the first game and finished a sweep over the Tritons to advance to the NJCAA Div. II World Series. Scores were 11-9 ...

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Fort Dodge’s Car'Maiya Mosley competes in the Class 4A shot put on Friday. For more photos, visit CU at messengernews.net

Mosley 12th for Dodgers

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DES MOINES — Car’Maiya Mosley earned a 12th place finish here Friday in the Class 4A shot put at the state track meet. Mosley, a Fort Dodge senior, had a throw of 36-0.75 on her first attempt of the event. Waukee’s Moe Nealey was the winner with a toss of 43-5. Entering state, Mosley ...

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The Fort Dodge baseball team’s returning players are (left to right): Drew Callon, Drake Miller, Shane Greve, Keaton Jones, Collin Leonard, Tyrnan Lara, Bryer Nelson and A.J. Ruge.

Dodgers get back to work on diamond

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Blake Utley will put a lot of new faces on the field for the Fort Dodge baseball team this season, but he believes this is a group that will quickly grasp the “Dodger Way.” Fort Dodge returns two regulars to the infield and one outfielder, but Utley sees this as a young group that is ...

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Steve Neuberger was named the new activities director at St. Edmond on Friday, effective July 1.

Neuberger named new St. Edmond AD

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St. Edmond has selected Steve Neuberger as its new activities director, school president Mary Gibb confirmed on Friday. Neuberger, currently the seventh and eighth grade activities director, head varsity boys basketball coach and varsity boys golf coach in the ...

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Megan Flattery of St. Edmond compete during class 1A girls 400 meter dash on Thursday at Drake Stadium

Last Dash

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DES MOINES — For one final time as an individual, Megan Flattery raced around the track at Drake Stadium. Flattery, a St. Edmond senior, finished ninth overall here Thursday in the Class 1A 400-meter run. She had a time of 1:01.25, which was just .25 seconds behind eighth-place finisher ...

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Shariah Smith of Fort Dodge compete during class 4A 100 meter dash on Thursday at Drake Stadium

Sprint to the finals

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DES MOINES — Shariah Smith had two goals entering Thursday’s Class 4A 100-meter dash prelims. First, score one of the Top-8 times to advance to the finals. Second, set a new school-record in the event. Smith, a Fort Dodge senior, accomplished one of those, as she’ll run with the ...

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Dresser visits old stomping grounds

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HUMBOLDT — Kevin Dresser is eyeing a Top-20 finish for the Cyclones as he prepares to enter his first season as head wrestling coach at Iowa State. “I like a challenge and obviously we have a huge challenge here,” Dresser said. “It’s about progress. We want to get into the Top-20. ...

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Murman qualifies for state

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Beth Murman will make a return to the state tennis tournament, as the Fort Dodge junior earned a runner-up title here Thursday. Murman lost in the Class 2A, Region 1 singles finals to Boone’s Davi Patterson at Dodger courts. Patterson, who finished second last year at state to Des Moines ...

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Riley Bauer of North Union compete during class 1A boys 3200 meter run on Thursday at Drake Stadium

Four silvers for area athletes

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DES MOINES — Eleven Messenger-area athletes left Drake Stadium and the first day of state track with medals around their necks, including four with silvers. Pocahontas Area’s Kenzie Sullivan was the Class 2A runner-up in the shot put, while Humboldt’s Kelsey Peters placed second in the ...

Messenger photo by Britt Kudla Kenize Zullivan of Pocahontas Area compete during class 2A shot put on Thursday

Area state track results

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Thursday’s area results Boys Class 3A High jump — 18. Carter Morton, Greene County, 5-10. Shuttle hurdle relay prelims — 10. Humboldt (Trevor Satern, Tyler Vitzthum, Eli Sande, Colton Monson), 1:00.56. 3200-meter run — 17. Ryan Courtney, Humboldt, 10:04.32; 18. Trey Engen, ...

Gibb qualifies for state golf

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The St. Edmond boys golf team had their run of state tournament appearances come to an end here Thursday, placing third by a single stroke at a Class 1A district meet. Boyden-Hull shot a 326 and North Union a 333 to claim the team spots at Lakeside Golf Course. The Gaels finished with a 334, ...

Mungro claims gold for Tritons

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HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Sterling Mungro’s third attempt here Thursday was all he needed, as the Iowa Central sophomore won the men’s hammer throw at the NJCAA Div. I Outdoor National Championships. Mungro had a throw of 194-4, taking first by almost seven feet for the Tritons. Iowa ...

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State qualifiers for the Fort Dodge girls track team are, front row (left to right): Tessa Widen, Daphne Alstott and Shariah Smith. Back: Car’Maiya Mosley, Maggie Harvey and Shareece Smith.

Final moment: Dodgers hope they have saved their best for last

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DES MOINES — Car’Maiya Mosley and Shariah Smith will have their final go-round this week at the girls state track and field meet for Fort Dodge. Mosley competes on Friday morning in the shot put, while Smith runs the 100 prelims on Thursday. Both are also scheduled to be part of the ...

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State qualifiers for the St. edmond girls track team are, front row (left to right): Devyn Scott, Megan Flattery, Erin Flattery. Back: Abby Landwehr, Audrey Kolacia, Joeli Koenig, Josephine Perry.

Green Power

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DES MOINES — The St. Edmond track and field program could use the start of Thursday’s state meet as a changing of the guard. Over the past four years, the likes of Megan Flattery, Jake Heidenreich, Sam Dougall and Lucas Itzen have helped set the tone for the Gaels. Now, as they prepare ...

Gaels host district meet

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State golf bids will be on the line beginning Friday, including at Lakeside Golf Course. St. Edmond will play host to a Class 1A meet. Tee off is set for 10 a.m. Joining the Gaels, who are seeking a fifth consecutive state berth, will be North Union, Harris-Lake Park, Remsen St. Mary’s, ...