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J-Hawks too much for FDSH

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URBANDALE — The Urbandale baseball team plated a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to complete a sweep of Fort Dodge in a CIML Iowa Division twinbill here on Monday. The J-Hawks beat the Dodgers, 3-0 and 4-3, extending their winning streak to four games and improving to 11-6 ...

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Jake Szalat makes a diving catch for St. Edmond against Clarion-Goldfield/Dows on Friday at Rogers Park. For more photos, please visit CU.messengernews.net

BACK ON TRACK

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Nick O’Brien had a shaky start to his outing here on Friday night, but the senior hurler then settled down and had the best performance of his career at Rogers Park. The Gaels (5-6 overall, 2-3 North Central Conference) snapped a four-game losing streak with a 4-1 victory over ...

Gaels upset No. 10 Regina

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WEST DES MOINES — The St. Edmond baseball team came away with an upset here Saturday at the West Des Moines Dowling Invitational. After scoring an upset of No. 10 (Class 2A) Iowa City Regina, 6-3, the Gaels lost to top-ranked (1A) Mason City Newman, 26-5. St. Edmond (6-7 overall), which was ...

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Vanessa Kolb of Clarion-Goldfield/Dows slides around St. Edmond’s Kacey Kruthoff on Friday at Rogers Park. For more photos, please visit CU.messengernews.net

Cowgirls too much for Gaels

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The Clarion-Goldfield/Dows softball team has found their stride midway through the season. Led by junior Faith Nelson’s three-run homer here Friday night, the Cowgirls rallied for a 12-6 victory over St. Edmond at Rogers Park. Nelson hit her third homer in as many games, as ...

No. 12 FDSH bounces back

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DES MOINES — The 12th-ranked Fort Dodge softball team quickly put a bad performance behind them less than 15 hours later, turning around to knock off Des Moines East 6-2 in a make-up game on Friday. “There were no excuses,” said FDSH head coach Andi Adams. “We drove four and half ...

Dodgers edged at SC North

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SIOUX CITY — The problem was easy for Fort Dodge head baseball coach Blake Utley to pinpoint after Friday’s 4-3 loss here to Sioux City North. The Dodgers left 14 runners on base, falling for the fifth consecutive time. “We just couldn’t get a key hit and they did early on,” Utley ...

No. 10 Dodgers lose to Clarke

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OSCEOLA — The 10th-ranked Fort Dodge softball team struggled to find a rhythm as they dropped a 9-1 decision to Clarke on Thursday night. The Dodgers (8-6 overall) managed only six hits on the night. Bre Tjebben had the lone RBI of the night, driving in Tristin Doster with a sacrifice ...

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Nate Scherff of Fort Dodge connects for a double against Mason City on Wednesday at Ed McNeil field

Fort Dodge swept by Mason City

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The learning process that the Fort Dodge baseball team is going through will have some frustrating nights. Wednesday at Ed McNeil Field was a perfect example. The Dodgers came up just short in a pair of close games, dropping a CIML Iowa Conference pair to the rival Mohawks. Mason City won ...

Offense powers Gaels to win

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The St. Edmond softball team flexed their offensive might here Wednesday night, posting a 10-9 victory over North Central Conference rival Clear Lake at Rogers Park. Jocy Timmerman had three hits and drove in three runs, Erin Flattery was a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate and four other Gaels ...

Offense powers Gaels to win

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The St. Edmond softball team flexed their offensive might here Wednesday night, posting a 10-9 victory over North Central Conference rival Clear Lake at Rogers Park. Jocy Timmerman had three hits and drove in three runs, Erin Flattery was a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate and four other Gaels ...

Miscues haunt SEHS in baseball

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St. Edmond head baseball coach Joe Shanks knows how difficult it can be to defeat Clear Lake. When given extra outs, that task becomes even more daunting. The sixth-ranked (Class 2A) and two-time defending state champion Lions scored a 7-3 victory over the Gaels here Wednesday night at ...

Miscues haunt SEHS in baseball

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St. Edmond head baseball coach Joe Shanks knows how difficult it can be to defeat Clear Lake. When given extra outs, that task becomes even more daunting. The sixth-ranked (Class 2A) and two-time defending state champion Lions scored a 7-3 victory over the Gaels here Wednesday night at ...

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Fort Dodge’s Jonny Bowser and Beth Murman pose with their second consecutive co-ed state tennis title on Tuesday in Ankeny.

DODGER DUO REPEATS THE FEAT

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ANKENY — Jonny Bowser and Beth Murman both felt empty after their respective state tennis performances this year. Once the Fort Dodge duo got together for the co-ed state meet here on Tuesday, though, it was just like old championship times again. Bowser and Murman repeated as Class 2A ...

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Loghen Schnetzer of Fort Dodge hits a three run homer against Mason City on Wednesday at Rogers Park

ALL DIRECTIONS

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No. 10 (Class 5A) Fort Dodge got typical performances from the usual suspects here on Wednesday against Mason City. Head coach Andi Adams knows that if her squad hopes to play at the level of their ranking, though, they’ll need production from all segments of the lineup. The Dodgers (8-5 ...

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Chase Ellingson of Iowa Falls competes in the Modifieds A-feature at Sports Park Raceway earlier this season.

Intense action at Sports Park Raceway

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Six drivers hit the winner’s circle at Sports Park Raceway on Sunday. In the Hobby Stock A-feature, Myles Michehl of Fort Dodge topped Jeff Fink of Denison for his second victory of the season. Charlie McKenna of Clear Lake prevailed in the Late Models A-feature race for the third ...

FDSH Hall of Fame banquet Thursday

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Fort Dodge Senior High will honor its 2017 Hall of Fame athletic class this week. Former Dodger athletes scheduled for induction on Thursday night include Mitch Eslick (basketball and tennis), Zach Mason (football and wrestling) and Tim Mosley (football and track). Coaches Ed Birnbaum ...

Teske 3rd, Ayala 5th at UWW

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AKRON, Ohio — Three-time state wrestling champion Brody Teske scored a third place finish here over the weekend at the UWW Cadet and University Nationals. Teske, who recently completed his junior season with Fort Dodge, is unbeaten in his high school career. Drake Ayala, who will be a ...

Dodgers swept at Dowling

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WEST DES MOINES — The 10th-ranked (Class 5A) Fort Dodge softball team dropped a doubleheader with No. 12 West Des Moines Dowling here Monday night. Scores were 1-0 and 6-2. The Maroons (6-2) have won four out of their last five, losing only 1-0 to No. 4 (5A) Indianola. “Dowling has ...

Algona tops Gaels in softball

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ALGONA — The St. Edmond softball team dropped a North Central Conference game to Algona here Monday night, 7-4. After falling behind 4-2, the Gaels tied it in the sixth with a pair of runs, but the Bulldogs answered with three in the bottom of the inning. “We gave ourselves a chance in ...

Bulldogs handle SEHS

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ALGONA — The St. Edmond baseball team did not start a big week the right way, falling to Algona here Monday night, 16-6 in six innings. The Gaels committed seven errors in the game, as they dropped their third straight. “We are just stuck in a pattern right now and it is not acceptable ...