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Tritons lose home rugby match

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The Iowa Central rugby team dropped a 43-21 decision to Davenport University here on Saturday. Facing a squad two levels above their classification, the Tritons fought back from a 19-0 halftime deficit before the Panthers pulled away. “I thought we played well for the most part,” ICCC ...

Dodgers in action at Linn-Mar

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MARION — The Fort Dodge girls swim team competed for the first time ever in the ultra-competitive Linn-Mar Invitational on Saturday. The Dodgers finished eighth with 102 points. Ames (564) was the team champion, followed by Dowling (434.5), Bettendorf (303), Pleasant Valley (218) and ...

CLEAN SWEEP

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Fort Dodge head coach Ashley Beaumont went into Thursday’s swim dual with a plan. The Dodgers wanted to move athletes around to get everyone in the pool and work on the small things to be fresh for the weekend. Then tapering begins to make a run at the Gary Winkler Invitational next ...

No. 10 Fort Dodge visits Indianola

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INDIANOLA – Successful football teams focus on the present rather than looking too far back or forward. No. 10 (Class 4A) Fort Dodge will concentrate on the task at hand here Friday against fellow unbeaten Indianola. Head coach Matt Miller has stressed the importance of this particular game ...

St. Edmond renews rivalry with EG

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St. Edmond first-year head coach Matt Dillon saw an added spark in his football team this past week following a victory. The Gaels return home to Dodger Stadium Friday night to face Eagle Grove. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Last week, St. Edmond (1-1 overall) went on the road for the first ...

Area squads back on field

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South Central Calhoun is finally ranked entering Week 3, and with a victory, Southeast Valley will likely join them in the Top-10. That would set up a huge showdown next Friday. For now, though, the Titans and Jaguars must first take care of the task at hand. Seventh-ranked (Class 1A) South ...

DODGERS DOUBLE UP

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MARSHALLTOWN — The Fort Dodge girls swim team scored a pair of victories here Tuesday evening, besting both Marshalltown and Oskaloosa. The Dodgers downed the Bobcats (63-39) and the Indians (82-18). Luanne Xiao, Grace Hartley and Madigan Peimann all won two individual events each, with ...

Tritons begin double title defense

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Dee Brown can’t predict the future for the Iowa Central cross country program, but the expectations of his runners as defending national champions won’t be any different than the years when the Tritons come up short. “It sounds kind of simple, but we talk about our goals and traditions ...

Eagle Grove wins in Belmond

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BELMOND — The St. Edmond cross country teams left here Tuesday with a pair of Top-3 team finishes at the R.S. Invitational, as the girls were runners-up and the boys placed third overall. Eagle Grove claimed team gold on the girls side with 51 points thanks to all five runners placing in ...

Early honors

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For the first time in almost six years, the Iowa Central football team is ranked. The Tritons entered the NJCAA Top-20 at No. 17 in the first regular season poll. Iowa Central (1-1 overall, 0-1 in ICCAC) travels to Coffeyville this Saturday in Kansas. Back on Oct. 9, 2012 the Tritons were ...

VICTORY DAY

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AMES — For all the good that Matt Campbell has already accomplished on the field as Iowa State’s head football coach, his contributions away from the game are even more important to the Gambill family. Brecken Gambill, who was diagnosed with Williams syndrome at six months old, recently ...

SAME WAVELENGTH

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Drake Miller and Tysen Kershaw shared a laugh when talking about just how far back their friendship actually goes. Their time together on a football field may still be relatively new to most, but truth betold, this connection dates back over a decade. And in Fort Dodge’s 52-24 victory over ...

Tritons fall short vs. No. 2 Reivers

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COUNCIL BLUFFS — The Iowa Central football team gave second-ranked Iowa Western everything it could handle here Saturday. In the end, the Reivers held on for a 26-20 victory inside Titan Stadium. A week after upsetting No. 13 Butler at home, the Tritons (1-1 overall, 0-1 in ICCAC) rallied ...

MARIE VAN ROEKEL

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MANSON — Marie Janssen Van Roekel died peacefully in Phoenix, Arizona, on August 19, 2018, with her family at her side. She was born to Henry and Frances Janssen on May 4, 1914, in a farmhouse in rural Iowa. She was preceded in death by her husband Bernard Van Roekel, who died in 1982, her ...

Flattery leads Gaels to win

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ARMSTRONG — Facing the possibility of an 0-2 start to their 2018 campaign here on Friday night, new St. Edmond head football coach Matt Dillon turned to Sean Flattery for a spark. Flattery provided just that, rushing for a career-high 186 yards and three touchdowns as the Gaels rallied from ...

Tritons travel to face No. 2 Iowa Western

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By DANA BECKER sports@messengernews.net COUNCIL BLUFFS — There is plenty on the line here Saturday for the Iowa Central football team. After beginning the Jesse Montalto era last week with an upset of No. 13 Butler, the Tritons get their second ranked foe in as many games when they ...

Area football roundup

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Fisher scores five TDs GOWRIE — Kyler Fisher had a field day for Southeast Valley, as they cruised to a 48-14 victory over Pocahontas Area on Friday night. Fisher reached the endzone five times for the Jaguars (2-0 overall). The senior running back returned a kickoff 83 yards for a ...

Passing the torch

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Comparing Drake Miller to Randy Reiners seems only natural these days, given the Dodger senior has been busy rewriting the record books as the most statistically accomplished quarterback in Fort Dodge Senior High football history. That’s no small feat. Reiners is still, to this day, Dodger ...

Fort Dodge faces Ames in home debut

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Last year, the Fort Dodge football team entertained its home crowd to a wild 62-52 victory over Ames. Head coach Matt Miller’s squad prevailed in a shootout that featured 1,222 yards of total offense and 16 touchdowns — both Dodger Stadium records. While fans certainly enjoyed the ...

St. Edmond ready for North Union trip

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ARMSTRONG — The St. Edmond football team hits the road for the first time this season as they take on North Union here Friday night. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Last week, the Gaels (0-1 overall) suffered a 41-14 loss to Panorama inside Dodger Stadium. The Warriors (0-1), meanwhile, fell to ...