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Hannah Huss of St. Edmond tips the ball past Eagle Grove’s Hannah Huntley (9) on Tuesday night. For more photos, please visit CU.messengernews.net

Gaels cruise in opener vs. Eagle Grove

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The St. Edmond volleyball team took care of business here Tuesday night, opening postseason action with a sweep over Eagle Grove. Scores were 25-14, 25-6 and 25-10. Next up for the Gaels (16-13 overall) will be IKM-Manning (22-17) on Monday night in a Class 2A, Region 3 quarterfinal. The ...

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Liza Hatcher of Iowa Central serves against Northern Iowa Area on Wednesday inside Hodges Fieldhouse

Tritons sweep NIACC

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The 17th-ranked Iowa Central volleyball team took care of business once again at Hodges Fieldhouse Wednesday night, sweeping North Iowa Area. Scores were 25-14, 25-7 and 25-22. With the win, the Tritons (24-7 overall, 6-1 in ICCAC) assured themselves of no worse than a third place ...

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Liza Hatcher of Iowa Central serves against Northern Iowa Area on Wednesday inside Hodges Fieldhouse

Tritons sweep NIACC

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The 17th-ranked Iowa Central volleyball team took care of business once again at Hodges Fieldhouse Wednesday night, sweeping North Iowa Area. Scores were 25-14, 25-7 and 25-22. With the win, the Tritons (24-7 overall, 6-1 in ICCAC) assured themselves of no worse than a third place ...

Messerly steps down as Gael coach

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The St. Edmond girls basketball program will be under the direction of a new leader this coming season after the resignation of Scott Messerly. Messerly, who served in the role of head coach for the past 12 seasons, will be replaced on an interim basis by SEHS activities director Steve ...

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Liza Hatcher of Iowa Central serves against Northern Iowa Area on Wednesday inside Hodges Fieldhouse

Tritons sweep NIACC

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The 17th-ranked Iowa Central volleyball team took care of business once again at Hodges Fieldhouse Wednesday night, sweeping North Iowa Area. Scores were 25-14, 25-7 and 25-22. With the win, the Tritons (24-7 overall, 6-1 in ICCAC) assured themselves of no worse than a third place ...

FD volleyball team gets started at West

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WATERLOO — The Fort Dodge volleyball team opens Class 5A regional play here Wednesday night against Waterloo West. Action begins at 7 p.m. in this Region 6 quarterfinal. The winner advances to face top-ranked Cedar Falls on Tuesday in a semifinal. Marshalltown and Ames meet in the other ...

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Tyrnan Lara of Fort Dodge catches a pass from Drake Miller for a touchdown against Marshalltown on Saturday inside Dodger Stadium

Excruciating road loss for Fort Dodge

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INDIANOLA — It was a long, quiet walk back to the visitors locker room for the Fort Dodge football team here on Friday. With just 155 seconds left in regulation, the Dodgers were well on their way to a postgame celebration for a winning season they would have rightfully earned. Those 155 ...

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Tim Flattery (center) founder of the Moonlight graham show podcast sits with NBA player and Iowa Falls-Alden graduate Nick Collison and St. Edmond graduate Jack Brownlee.

On the air

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It really should come as no surprise that something with the Flattery name attached to it has found success. A staple in the St. Edmond sports community for years, brothers Tim, Andy and Neil Flattery are now reaching new heights in the podcast world. “The Moonlight Graham Show” began ...

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St. Edmond Elijah Litwiller (7) hands-off to Cade Naughton (44) on Friday inside Dodgers Stadium

Emotional sight

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St. Edmond head football coach Jon Borer was able to put Friday night’s loss to Sioux Central into perspective rather quickly. The Rebels ended any hopes the Gaels had of slipping into the postseason, scoring a 50-6 victory inside Dodger Stadium. Borer, in his first season with SEHS, ...

Dodgers finish second at W-G

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WOODWARD — The Fort Dodge volleyball team finished second at the Woodward-Granger Invitational on Saturday. The Dodgers (8-22 overall) went 3-1 in pool play and advanced to the championship match, where they lost to Roland-Story 25-2 and 25-22. “We started slow, but every game on we ...

Area football roundup

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Garrigan earns title HARTLEY — Fourth-ranked (Class A) Bishop Garrigan secured a 14th consecutive playoff berth and third straight district title with a 35-14 victory over Hartley-HMS here Friday night. Drew Bacha had 18 carries for 60 yards and a touchdown, adding a 6-yard score in the ...

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Dodgers travel to Indianola

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INDIANOLA — Fort Dodge and Indianola have taken different routes to similar results at this point in the football season. The Dodgers and Indians square off with one more thing in common here Friday: the opportunity to secure a winning campaign and keeps flickering playoff dreams ...

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Brody Teske celebrates his third consecutive state championship for Fort Dodge in Des Moines last February.

LION’S HEART: FD’s Teske commits to Penn State

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The natural assumption will go something like this: the minute Brody Teske received an offer from two-time defending national champion Penn State University and its iconic coach, Iowa State Cyclone legend Cael Sanderson, the Nittany Lions had the hardware and reputation to leave the Fort Dodge ...

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Gaels host Sioux Central

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With two games remaining in the season, St. Edmond is still holding out hope of a berth in the postseason. For that to happen, the Gaels will need to defend their home turf Friday night vs. Sioux Central. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. inside Dodger Stadium. At the moment, fourth-ranked Bishop ...

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Home stretch for area teams

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We’ve reached the penultimate week of the prep football season. Two games remain and playoff berths are still up for grabs around the state. Week 8 presents more of a setup for the final Friday night, which should shape just about every district race from the area. In Class 3A, ...

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Hannah Schaeffer of St. Edmond spikes the ball against Humboldt on Thursday

Emotional finale

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It was an emotional Senior Night here Thursday for St. Edmond head volleyball coach Dee Huss. Prior to the start of the final regular season match with Humboldt, the Gaels honored seniors Hannah Huss, Livi Huss and Hannah Schaeffer. “You always wish for that one more season with each ...

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Drew Bennett of Fort Dodge wrestles against Indianola's Kobey Pritchard during class 3A consolation finals on Saturday inside Wells Fargo Arena

Bennett will compete in Iowa City

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IOWA CITY — Fort Dodge senior Drew Bennett will take to the mat Friday night during the “Night of Conflict 3” inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Bennett won the fan voting to become the final wrestler from Iowa to be added to the lineup. He’ll compete in this event for a second time, taking ...

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Matt Barker of Iowa Central works the ball upfield on Wednesday.

Tritons stay unbeaten

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The Iowa Central rugby team made a statement here Wednesday night, scoring a victory over second-ranked Lindenwood-Belleville, 27-18. Matt Barker accounted for 12 points for the Tritons, who remained unbeaten on the season. Mike Wildin, Jabaree Leopold and Ani Mteto all had tries. “Matt ...

Szalat to coach Gael baseball, wrestling

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The St. Edmond athletic department confirmed the hiring of Mike Szalat Wednesday as the new head wrestling and baseball coach. Szalat is currently the head cross country coach of the Gaels. “Coach Szalat brings a high level of energy and expertise to both of our programs,” SEHS athletic ...

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Henrique Devens of Iowa Central works down the field against Iowa Lakes on Wednesday. For more photos, visit CU.messengernews.net

Triton men prevail; women edged

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Henrique Devins scored twice to lead the Iowa Central men’s soccer team to a 2-1 victory over Iowa Lakes here Wednesday evening at Rogers Sports Complex. Anthony Velez allowed just the one goal in net for the Tritons, who are now 10-2 overall and 4-2 in the ICCAC. The Lakers fall to 9-6 ...