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Tritons get back to work

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Justin Meyer knew there would be some early-season growing pains for the Iowa Central baseball team. Now, the second-year head coach is hoping that a return to Iowa brings with it more consistency both at the plate and on the mound. Meyer, a former standout for Iowa Central as a pitcher who ...

A run to the ‘Fab Four’

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SIOUX CITY — Haley Birks realized back in January that the pieces to a memorable season for Northwestern College were in place. Birks, a junior from South Central Calhoun, helped the Red Raiders reach the Fab Four of the NAIA Div. II Basketball National Championship here Monday night, as ...

NECESSARY SACRIFICES

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It may seem like Malcolm Clayton was simply destined to be a standout high school basketball player. The Fort Dodge senior has been around the game since birth. His father, Charles, heads the community’s Athletes For Education and Success program. And as a Dodger freshman, Clayton received ...

Tritons Rolling, West honored

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The Iowa Central women hit their stride late in the season, advancing to the Region XI semifinals. For their efforts, two Tritons were named to the all-ICCAC second team: sophomore Sarah Rolling and freshman Brittany West. “Both were very deserving of the honors,” ICCC head coach ...

Clayton, Gibb named all-state

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Fort Dodge senior Malcolm Clayton and St. Edmond junior Andrew Gibb were both named to the inaugural Iowa Print Sports Writers Association all-state boys basketball teams on Monday night. Clayton and Gibb were third-team honorees in Class 4A and 1A, respectively. They were joined by ...

Top honors

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Tray Croft admits he wasn’t really sure what to expect when he moved from Anniston, Alabama to Fort Dodge. But after two seasons competing for Iowa Central, there’s only one thing Croft wants. “From the first day, I didn’t really know if I would like it here or if this was the right ...

Cele-Brayton

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By CHRIS JOHNSON sports@messengernews.net DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Justin Brayton turns 34 years old on Wednesday, but the celebration started a little early. Brayton, a Fort Dodge native, turned pro in 2002. He had never won a AMA Supercross race, though. Until now. “This is a great ...

Memorable run

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By the third game, 39-year Iowa Central veteran coach Dennis Pilcher knew this was going to be a special season. The Triton men didn't make it quite as far as Pilcher would have liked, or play as well as he had hoped in their final game, but the Hall of Fame leader was still proud of his ...

Final voyage

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DES MOINES — The careers of Jaci Stumpf and Blair Silliman first intertwined inside Hodges Fieldhouse on the campus of Iowa Central. Now, they have helped the Grand View women make history, qualifying for the first-time ever for the NAIA Div. I National Championship. The Vikings were ...

The hat trick

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BROOKINGS, S.D. — When his playing days are over, Reed Tellinghuisen will have several memorable moments to look back on and cherish. One of those took place this past Tuesday night, when Tellinghuisen and South Dakota State clinched a third consecutive spot in the NCAA Tournament by ...

Tritons play for national berth

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CRESTON — Throughout the season, Tray Croft has constantly delivered on the court for Iowa Central. Thursday night, with the season hanging in the balance, the likely All-American did so once more. Croft sank a jumper with just under five seconds left, sending the Tritons into ...

Iowa Central’s run ends in finals

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CRESTON — It took the defending NJCAA Div. II national champions to sideline the Iowa Central men’s basketball team. No. 15 Southwestern knocked down 18 three-point baskets and simply had too much overall firepower in defeating the Tritons, 97-79, for the Region XI championship here on ...

Emery adds to resume

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By CHRIS JOHNSON sports@messengernews.net FORT PIERCE, Fla. — Mitchell Emery made another statement at the national swim meet on Friday. The Iowa Central freshman added another bronze showing and fourth place finish at the NJCAA National Swimming and Diving Championships. Emery, who ...

Iowa Central faces NIACC in semifinals

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CEDAR RAPIDS — The Iowa Central women get a third crack at No. 12 North Iowa Area here Saturday, as the two collide in the first Region XI semifinal. Tip is set for 3 p.m. following the first semifinal between second-ranked Kirkwood and Southeastern, which begins at 1 p.m. Iowa Central ...

Triton women fall in semifinals

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CEDAR RAPIDS — The Iowa Central women’s basketball squad suffered a 93-61 loss to No. 12 (NJCAA Div. II) North Iowa Area Community College in the Region XI semifinals here on Saturday. The Tritons (17-15 overall) couldn’t slow down the high-powered Trojans (26-6), who scored 58 ...

Emery moves up to silver

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FORT PIERCE, Fla. — The Iowa Central swim teams had a strong finish to the NJCAA National Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday. The men and women had a second- and third-place individual showing, respectively, while the women were third in the final team standings. “Honestly, I ...

Emery earns bronze medal

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FORT PIERCE, Fla. — Fort Dodge graduate Mitchell Emery proved he is one of the fastest swimmers in the nation. Emery earned a bronze medal in the 100 butterfly, just hours after swimming the fastest time in prelims. In the finals, Emery finished in 49.98. Ruben Van Leeuwen of Indian River ...

Croft delivers for Tritons

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CEDAR RAPIDS — Tray Croft wanted nothing more than another chance to prove himself. The Iowa Central All-American candidate had a turnover late in the second half here Thursday night that allowed fifth-ranked Kirkwood to take a three-point lead. And that’s exactly what he got. With ...

Top honors

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Olivia Larsen and Jenna Boelter doubled up in all-state honors, securing first team status by the Iowa Girls Coaches Association. Larsen, a junior from Newell-Fonda, and Boelter, a Bishop Garrigan senior, were both named to the Class 1A top squad by the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association ...