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Training partners race for same goal at state

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HUMBOLDT — The rivalry between Humboldt’s Quinton Orr and Joe Kunert and Algona’s Trey Engen isn’t the same as when the Wildcats and Bulldogs gather on the gridiron, hardwood or diamond. In fact, all three have no problems admitting that they share more than just a common interest in ...

2A TRIPLE THREAT

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In one of the toughest districts in the state, District 2 will be represented in Class 2A by three of the Top-10 teams in the final RPI rankings as postseason play kicks off on Friday night across Iowa. Southeast Valley (7-2) claimed the district championship with wins over No. 5 RPI Algona ...

VETERANS RETURN

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For the past six seasons, state playoff regulars Bishop Garrigan, Newell-Fonda and South Central Calhoun have been in the state playoffs. All three squads have extended streaks, led by Bishop Garrigan’s 15 straight. Only three teams (West Des Moines Valley (27), Bettendorf (21) and West ...

A CITY UNITED

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Algona’s two high schools have proven this season that even small towns can produce big-time football. Algona High, with over 400 students in grades 9-12, and Bishop Garrigan, with approximately 150, have treated the town of 5,500 to a season to remember every Friday Night in 2018. “I ...

MNW’s Moline a year wiser, better

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MANSON — Maddie Moline entered the state cross country meet a season ago completely unsure of what to think. Now, the Manson Northwest Webster sophomore brings experience and confidence with her to the race this year. Moline will be in action Saturday beginning at 2 p.m. in the Class 1A ...

Webster City’s Howard to retire

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WEBSTER CITY — Webster City High School Athletic Director Bob Howard has resigned his position and will retire effective Nov. 1. The Webster City School Board voted to accept his resignation at Monday night’s meeting. Superintendent Mandy Ross says that high school administrators Brent ...

Courtney finds his comfort zone

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INDIANOLA — Ryan Courtney kept himself busy year-round in multiple sports while in high school at Humboldt. But once he arrived on the Simpson College campus to join the cross country program, he found himself in a whole new ballgame. Courtney is currently a sophomore for the Storm, who ...

Titans sweep Gaels to advance

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LAKE CITY — The South Central Calhoun volleyball team is headed for the Class 2A regional quarterfinals after sweeping St. Edmond here Monday night. Scores were 25-15, 25-23, 25-15. The Titans will now meet No. 14 Cherokee in Cherokee on Thursday at 7 p.m. The winner moves into the Region ...

Panthers upset No. 3 SDSU

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CEDAR FALLS — Cal Twait and the Northern Iowa football team didn’t picture themselves as underdogs heading into Saturday’s game against third-ranked South Dakota State. Twait, a Manson Northwest Webster graduate, and his fellow offensive linemen were discussing a plan to stop the ...

Glorious run

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Trevor Lloyd will be one of over 10,000 Americans to help bring the United States flag across the country through the Old Glory Relay event. Lloyd, a graduate of Fort Dodge Senior High who now lives in Louisiana as a professional golf instructor, joined his local chapter of Team RWB and took ...

Dodgers cap playoff berth with big win

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MARSHALLTOWN — No. 10 Fort Dodge took the guesswork out of its playoff fate by routing Marshalltown here Friday in the regular-season finale, 46-6. The Dodgers (7-2 overall) didn't quietly sneak in the back door of the 16-team Class 4A postseason field. Head coach Matt Miller's squad left ...

Tritons become bowl eligible

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Spencer Cuvelier understood the importance of Saturday’s ICCAC contest between Iowa Central and Ellsworth. With the chance to gain bowl eligibility on the line, Cuvelier and the Triton defense pitched a shutout, securing a 28-0 victory on a windy afternoon inside Dodger Stadium. Iowa ...

KASE CLOSED

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In the biggest moment of his young St. Edmond athletic career, Drew Schaeffer delivered. Schaeffer, stepping in on fourth-down in overtime for injured starting quarterback Elijah Litwiller here Friday night vs. Manson Northwest Webster, hit Kase Baker in the end zone for the game-winning ...

Ayala pulls off upset

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AMES — The high school wrestling season begins here in a few short weeks, but Drake Ayala appears to already be in midseason form. The Fort Dodge Senior High sophomore picked up a 9-5 victory over Braxton Brown of Texas Saturday in the opening bout at the Agony in Ames on Saturday. Brown ...

Jaguars capture 2A-2 title

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GOWRIE — Southeast Valley is headed back to the state playoffs. The seventh-ranked Jaguars (7-2 overall, 5-0 Class 2A, District 2) held off No. 3 Algona (8-1, 4-1) 42-41 to claim the district championship, their first since 2015. This will be Southeast Valley’s fourth playoff appearance ...

No. 4 Titans earn top seed

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South Central Calhoun wrapped up a perfect season and another district championship on Friday night to earn its sixth straight playoff appearance. The Titans (9-0 overall, 5-0 Class 1A, District) beat Pocahontas Area (4-5, 3-2) 42-2 to win their third district championship since 2014, and ...

Iowa Central hosts Ellsworth

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Jesse Montalto is doing everything he can to keep this week as normal as possible for his Iowa Central football team. Montalto will welcome his former school, Ellsworth, to Dodger Stadium in a key ICCAC clash Saturday. Kickoff is scheduled for noon. Prior to replacing Kevin Twait on the ...

Area prep football roundup

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Garrigan finishes perfect GRAETTINGER — For the 36th consecutive time in the regular season, the third-ranked (Class A) Bishop Garrigan football team scored a victory. The Golden Bears finished off a fourth straight 9-0 year with a 35-6 victory over Graettinger-Terril/R-A here Friday ...

HIGH FIVE: Gaels back to state

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HAWARDEN — For a fifth consecutive time, the St. Edmond girls will compete as a team at state cross country. Abby Landwehr finished fifth and Aubrey Bemrich was eighth to lead the Gaels to a runner-up showing here Thursday behind Logan-Magnolia. Ridge View advanced as the third-place team ...

TITLE CHASE

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GOWRIE —Two of the most prolific offenses in Class 2A will meet in a winner-take-all scenario here on Friday. Third-ranked Algona (8-0 overall, 4-0 2A-2) will travel to seventh-ranked Southeast Valley (6-2, 4-0) with the district title on the line. Game time is set for 7 p.m. “Our ...