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Dodger Treep 8th in CIML Iowa golf meet

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MASON CITY — Fort Dodge’s Anne Treep placed eighth at the CIML Iowa Conference Invitational on Thursday at the Mason City Country Club. Treep carded an 83, finishing just seven strokes away from runner-up honors. Paige Hoffman of West Des Moines Valley was the meet medaist with an even-par ...

Dodgers prepare for state track

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DES MOINES — Kacee Gollob knew she didn’t want to let her final chance to compete for Fort Dodge slip through the cracks. So, the Iowa Central volleyball commit elected to return to track for her senior season. The decision paid off by qualifying for the Class 4A shot put here on Friday ...

Unfinished Business

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DES MOINES — Sean Newell remembers the disappointment felt last year at state track. Now, the St. Edmond senior is hoping to finish his career with a memorable weekend here inside Drake Stadium. The Gaels qualified a total of five individuals and seven relays between the boys and girls ...

Fisher, area girls ready for blue oval

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DES MOINES — Kiersten Fisher was far from pleased with her performance at the Drake Relays earlier this spring. Now, the Southeast Valley sophomore gets the chance to leave Drake Stadium with better results. Fisher qualified for the Class 2A state meet in four events. She will be ...

Schnurr ready for state shot

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DES MOINES — TJ Schnurr waited three years to claim a district track title. The Bishop Garrigan senior secured his first championship last week, setting a school-record with a throw of 55-4.5 in the shot put. “Qualifying for state my senior year is pretty awesome,” Schnurr said. ...

Cyclone tailgate coming to FD Wednesday

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The annual Iowa State University “Cyclone Tailgate Tour” will be paying Fort Dodge a visit at noon on Wednesday. Admission is free and open to all fans and friends of the Cyclones at Fort Dodge Ford Lincoln Toyota. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the event. The annual statewide tour ...

IRON MEN

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A decision to skip a lunch break over 40 years ago and work out at the local YMCA instead changed Ken Hola’s life forever. When Hola moved to Fort Dodge in 1975, he started a job at Friskies. His boss was John Brockey, a plant manager. As noon approached one day, Brockey asked Hola if he ...

St. Edmond girls golf team advances to regional finals

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LIVERMORE — The St. Edmond girls golf team had a strong showing in regional play on Monday. Rylee Kinney advanced to next week’s district action with a runner up showing and the Gaels also moved on with a third place finish at Spring Valley. “I’m proud of the way the girls ...

Unassuming leaders are often the backbone of our communities

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You won’t find Walt LaFollette’s name on any prestigious Hall of Fame lists. He’s not in the record books for coaching state champions at Fort Dodge Senior High, or leading teams to titles that bring everlasting glory to a community. If you’re looking for Walt’s credentials in the ...

Area state track qualifiers

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Boys CLASS 4A Fort Dodge — Tyler Schreier, 100-meter dash; 4x100-meter relay (Tyler Schreier, Brycen Bell, Sam Daniel, Tysen Kershaw); 4x200-meter relay (Tyler Schreier, Asle Thorson, Brycen Bell, Tysen Kershaw); shuttle hurdle relay (Trey Kasperbauer, Anthony Wagner, Asle Thorson, Lucas ...

LaFollette, a quintessential Dodger, dies

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For over 60 years, Walt LaFollette lived a life not just in Fort Dodge, but of Fort Dodge. A staunch advocate of Dodger athletics who supported events in his community with the consistency of an old street lamp, LaFollette passed away on Friday at the age of 97. He was a teacher, a coach, an ...

Happy Mother’s Day

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Logan Finowski has seen his mother Lori Daniel go through tough times, but through the rough road, he gained a lot of perspective and life lessons. Daniel, who is an art teacher at Fort Dodge Senior High, was having heart troublesand doctors had trouble pinpointing the problem. “She had a ...

THE NEXT LEVEL

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The benefit of hosting a Class 4A state-qualifying meet with some of the top runners in the state paid off for the Fort Dodge boys here Friday night. After weather forced state officials to move everything a day, the Dodgers scored three automatic state bids in relays. The champion Fort ...

Tritons will play for title

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BOONE — The 15th-ranked Iowa Central softball team dropped a 5-3 decision to second-ranked DMACC, but bounced back for an 11-3 win over Southwestern to set up another showdown with the Bears in the Region XI softball tournament. The Tritons (40-16 overall) will face DMACC (45-6) at noon. ...

Millers honored at Fort Dodge Invitational

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Anne Treep earned a bronze medal to lead the Fort Dodge girls golf team at their home invitational here Friday. Taylor Balsley of Ames was first with an 85, with teammate Megan Reisselman finishing second with an 88 and Treep right behind at 89. The Little Cyclones ran away with the team ...

Gael track teams combine for 12 state events

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DES MOINES — The St. Edmond boys will be competing in eight events, adding four more on time qualifications. The distance medley team of Cael Kolacia, Nick Bennett, Jackson Bemrich and Andrew Gibb reached state with the 19th best time in 3:47.47. The 4x200 quartet of Kolacia, Bennett, ...

At least nine Gael events headed to DM

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ARMSTRONG — The St. Edmond boys and girls track teams were in action here Friday night at a Class 1A state-qualifying meet. Earning titles and automatic bids to state next week for the Gael girls were the 4x800 relay, distance medley relay and Abby Landwehr in both the 3000 and 1500. The ...

Dodger boys qualify in five state events

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DES MOINES — The Fort Dodge boys track teams will have five events at the state track meet next week in Des Moines. The shuttle hurdle relay team of Trey Kasperbauer, Anthony Wagner, Asle Thorson and Lucas Williamson have the 15th fastest time (1:01.6). Tyler Schreier will compete ...

‘Taco Tico Throwdown’ in FD this weekend

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Over 500 baseball players from nearly 50 teams will be in Fort Dodge this weekend for the Fort Dodge Baseball Association’s “Taco Tico Throwdown” at Harlan and Hazel Rogers Sports Complex. Formerly known as the “Early Bird Tournament,” this event attracts squads from all over the ...

Tritons open with lopsided victory

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BOONE — The 15th-ranked Iowa Central softball team made quick work out of Southwestern here Friday to begin regional play. Kallie Malloy pitched a shutout and Jenna Peschel put the exclamation point on an 8-0, five-inning victory at Pod A of the Region XI Tournament. Iowa Central (39-15 ...