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Dodger boys fall to SE Polk

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The Fort Dodge boys tennis team suffered a 6-5 setback to Southeast Polk here Tuesday night. Jonny Bowser, who placed fourth last year at state, earned a win at the No. 1 singles spot, 6-1, 6-2, over Mitch Rice. Ryan Dolan, Chris Hatton and Mitchell Emery also had singles victories for the ...

Tritons split at NIACC

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MASON CITY — The Iowa Central baseball team put together a late rally here Tuesday, but were forced to settle for a split with No. 18 NIACC. The Tritons won the opener, 5-3, before falling 12-8 in the nightcap. Maxwell Steffens pitched a complete game, striking out seven and walking none. ...

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Abby Landwehr of St. Edmond compete in the 3000 meter run during Southeast Valley Invitational on Tuesday

Gaels, Indians win Ryan Relays

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GOWRIE — The St. Edmond girls track team showed strong signs early on by claiming the Class B championship with seven titles at the Richard Ryan Relays. The Gaels scored 136 team points. Eagle Grove (123) was second, followed by Manson Northwest Webster (116), Graettinger-Terril (86) and ...

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The Iowa Central sports shooting team poses with all of its awards in San Antonio on Sunday.

Breakout performance by Tritons at nationals

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SAN ANTONIO — An overall lack of experience didn’t stop the Iowa Central sports shooting program from earning three Div. 4 championships at the ACUI national competition. The Tritons were crowned in the Sporting Clays event on Friday, the American Skeet on Saturday, and the American Trap ...

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Returning letterwinners for the Fort Dodge girls tennis team include, front row (left to right): Gretta Leigh, Beth Murman, Alexis Erickson, Cate Hatton, Brooke Helmick, Anna Bruen and Noelle Barber.

Dodgers ready for new year

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One part of Fort Dodge’s state championship doubles team is gone, but the other is back and so is the rest of the Dodgers girls tennis team. Jaci Cochrane graduate after winning a state title with then-sophomore Beth Murman last spring. Murman will headline a 40-player roster as the Dodgers ...

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Bud PeCoy, owner of Mid Country Machinery in Fort Dodge, poses with owner Rolf Helland.

FD businessman wins off-road race

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SAN FELIPE, Baja California, Mexico — Bud PeCoy, owner of Mid Country Machinery, paired up with Rolf Helland to claim the Baja Challenge. The challenge was part of the 31st annual SCORE San Felipe 250 that featured over a dozen other races and hundreds of racers. PeCoy and Helland were ...

Triton men win own invite

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ANKENY — The Iowa Central men’s golf team picked up a team title here this past weekend at their own invitational, holding off Ottawa by three strokes. The Tritons finished with a 439 to a 442 by Ottawa. Iowa Lakes was third followed by Graceland, Grand View, Briar Cliff, Northeast, ...

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Returning letterwinners for the Fort Dodge boys tennis team include, front row (left to right): Justin Vaughan, Adam Moore, Mitchell Emery and Tristan Earnest. Back: Jonny Bowser, Chris Hatton and Ryan Dolan.

Dodgers eager to improve

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The Fort Dodge boys tennis team hopes a year of varsity experience for several returning players pays off this spring. Led by fourth-place state finisher Jonny Bowser, the Dodgers return four members of their top six, and three more who saw action in varsity doubles. Bowser, who won state ...

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Ashley Hahnbaum of Iowa Central hits a grand slam against Northeast Nebraska on Saturday at Rogers Park. For more photos, please visit CU.messengernews.net

Iowa Central earns another softball sweep

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Despite scoring 22 runs and claiming a doubleheader sweep over Northeast here Saturday afternoon at Rogers Park, Iowa Central head softball coach Rick Sandquist was far from pleased. The 19th-ranked Tritons battled back in both to win their sixth and seventh consecutive games, improving to ...

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Returning letterwinners for the Fort Dodge girls soccer team include, front row (left to right): Kenzie Fuller, Olivia Camamo and Raeya Love. Middle: Iris Peimann, Molly Hartman, Mara Crimmins and Hannah Amhof. Back: Liza Van Zyl, Justice Crooks, Meagan Hartman, Brook Erickson and Leah Thompson. Not pictured: Hannah Huss, Kacee Gollob and Kaylee Clow.

Dodger girls feeling confident

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With one of the school’s top scorers back and a Div. I goal keeper in the mix, the Fort Dodge girls soccer team has all the ingredients to put together a strong season. Senior Iris Peimann enters the season with 24 career goals. She scored six times last year, after tallying 10 as a ...

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Junior Olympic archers representing the Iowa Outdoors Store JOAD program included (left to right): Lydia Vandeer, Klaire Adams, Keaton Hepperle, Adam Lacina and Ayedden Miller.

Area archers shine at indoor championships

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DYERSVILLE — Junior Olympic Archers from the Iowa Outdoor Store JOAD Program competed in the Iowa State JOAD Indoor Championship at Plum Creek Archery. These local archers competed against top shooters in the state, as well as others from Illinois, Missouri and Minensota. Klaire Adams ...

Tritons split on the road vs. NIACC

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MASON CITY — The Iowa Central baseball team split with conference rival NIACC here Saturday. The Tritons claimed the opener, 5-2, before dropping the nightcap, 10-1 to the 18th-ranked Trojans. Steven Calderon was 3-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI in the win, while Kyle Snuttjer and ...

FD boys run at DM East

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DES MOINES — The Fort Dodge boys track team competed at the Don Graves Invite Saturday. The Dodgers finished in sixth place with 49 points. Des Moines Lincoln (121) won, while Des Moines Roosevelt (111) was second, followed by Ottumwa (102), Des Moines East (99) and Hoover (79). “It was ...

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The father-son duo of Casey and Matt Johnson stand together after both bowled perfect games on the same night at Ridgewood Lanes during the Fort Dodge Ford Classic League.

Perfect night for Casey, Matt Johnson

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Father and son Casey and Matt Johnson both recorded perfect games during the Fort Dodge Ford Classic bowling league recently at Ridgewood Lanes. Casey Johnson’s 300 came as part of his league-best 792 series. Matt rolled at 774. The Johnsons are co-owners of Fort Dodge Ford Toyota. They ...

High hopes for Triton golf teams

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The Iowa Central golf team is preparing to host one of the biggest spring events Saturday in hopes of marching their way to nationals once again. David Barwin continues to lead both the men and women, who are ranked 13th in the country according to GolfStat. The Tritons will be in action ...

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Returning letterwinners for the St. edmond boys tennis team include, left to right, Nelson Cook, Patrick Bocken, Trent Woodhouse, Tyler McCarville.

Averill takes command for Gaels

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Former St. Edmond tennis player Megan Averill has been tabbed with directing the boys program beginning this year. Averill will have a group of six players to work around, including four letterwinners. Seniors Patrick Bocken, Trent Woodhouse, Nelson Cook and Tyler McCarville all gained ...

Tritons sweep Spartans

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The 19th-ranked Iowa Central softball team earned three wins over Southwestern here Friday at Rogers Park. Scores were 18-3 in five inning, 5-2 and 3-1. Ashley Hahnbaum collected six hits — including a pair of home runs — and drove in 11 runs on the afternoon, while Kama Kaeo had four ...

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Marco Fumagalli of Fort Dodge competes against Valley on Thursday

Top-ranked Valley too much for Dodger boys

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Joe Jackson and the Fort Dodge boys soccer team experienced quite a season opener here Thursday night against West Des Moines Valley. The Tigers, who are ranked No. 1 in Class 3A and the defending state champions, posted a 5-0 victory over the Dodgers, including four goals by junior Connor ...

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Returning letterwinners for the Fort Dodge GIRLS TRACK team include, front row (left to right): Adyson McKinney, Olivia Mitchell, Shayla Reed, Shariah Smith, Tesa Widen, Shareece Smith, Car’Maiya Mosley, Olivia Bork and Kyanna Kirk. Back: Maggie Harvey, Alaysha Ross, Lehr Thorson, Shania Al-Hameed-Foy, KeiMara Roby, Madelyn Klocko, Sydney Recker, Baili Roberts, Brylea Grady and Kayla Smith.

Senior group key for Dodgers

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Seniors Shariah Smith and Car’Maiya Mosley are hoping their final season with the Fort Dodge girls track team will be just as special as their first. The Dodger duo, along with classmates Maggie Harvey and Lehr Thorson, will compete for the final time this spring for what is otherwise a ...

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The Iowa Central TaeKwonDo team is set to compete at the national tournament this weekend in San Diego.

Iowa Central heads to nationals

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SAN DIEGO — The Iowa Central taekwondo team heads to California this weekend for the National Collegiate Taekwondo Association national championship competition. The event takes place at the RIMAC Arena on the campus of the University of California-San Diego. There will be 469 males and 433 ...