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Wrestling legend Dan Gable speaks to a crowd last summer. Gable will be in Fort Dodge on Friday for a book signing and autograph session.

Gable coming to Fort Dodge this Friday

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To this day, Dan Gable is still wrestling’s most recognizable name. He also remains the sport's biggest advocate. The icon is visiting Fort Dodge this Friday to sign autographs and promote his latest book, ‘‘A Wrestling Life 2,’’ which was released this past summer. The 69-year-old ...

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Will Woodruff of St. Edmond shoots over Southeast Valley Tommy Lennon on Tuesday

Late surge

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HUMBOLDT — The St. Edmond boys basketball team used a huge fourth quarter to pull away from Humboldt here on Tuesday, winning 65-43. Junior Andrew Gibb scored 24 points for the Gaels, who led by only two points after three periods of play before owning a 31-11 edge in the final eight ...

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Erin Flattery of St. Edmond shoots around Southeast Valley Mady Jaeschke on Tuesday

Gael girls win thriller

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HUMBOLDT — Jacque Oberg’s first look wasn’t there, but the second opportunity provided a thrilling finish for the St. Edmond girls. With the score tied at 42 here on Tuesday night, the Gaels came down the court and set a ball screen for Oberg. She wasn’t able to penetrate, and brought ...

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Malcolm Clayton on Fort Dodge shoots around Des Moines Lincoln Will Feller on Friday

Fort Dodge boys can’t stop No. 5 Warriors

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WAUKEE — No. 5 (Class 4A) Waukee took control down the stretch and posted a 63-50 win over the Fort Dodge boys basketball team here on Tuesday. The Dodgers (2-3 overall) trailed just 46-40 with under seven minutes remaining in regulation before the Warriors (4-1) hit their ...

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Liza Van Zyl of Fort Dodge shoots over Des Moines Lincoln Hannah McKinney on Friday inside Dodgers gym

Fourth-rated WHS too much for Dodger girls

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WAUKEE — Fourth-ranked Waukee was too much for the Fort Dodge girls on Tuesday night. The Warriors (5-0 overall) knocked off the Dodgers (2-5) by a final of 76-46. “We had problems with their length on both sides of the floor,’’ said Fort Dodge head coach Julius Michalik. “After ...

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South Central Calhoun graduate Kody Case catches a touchdown for the South Dakota. Case was named to the Missiouri Valley Football Conference all-newcomer team.

Case makes a splash for Coyotes

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VERMILLION, S.D. — For the first time in program history, the University of South Dakota competed in the FCS Playoffs. The season ended for the Coyotes last weekend, as Sam Houston State claimed a 54-42 victory in second-round action. For South Central Calhoun graduate and USD true ...

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Fort Dodge senior Brody Teske, an undefeated three-time defending state champion, could face Underwood’s Alex Thomsen — who is also unbeaten and a three-time titleist — in the finals at 126 pounds at the Council Bluffs Classic on Saturday. Teske is 145-0 in his career. Thomsen is 148-0.

FD wrestlers advance 7 to quarterfinals

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COUNCIL BLUFFS — The Fort Dodge wrestling team pushed seven through to the championship quarterfinals of the Council Bluffs Classic here Friday at the Mid American Center. Overall, the second-ranked Dodgers are in fifth place with 133.5 points, just behind CIML rival and No. 3 Waukee. ...

-Messenger photo by Britt KudlaBrody Teske of Fort Dodge celebrates after beating Alex Thomsen during the finals of Council Bluffs Classic on Saturday at Mid-America Center

Teske stays unbeaten

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COUNCIL BLUFFS — It seemed almost impossible, this idea of a dream matchup between undefeated high school wrestling titans Brody Teske and Alex Thomsen actually living up to the unprecedented expectations. As it turns out, the reality didn’t meet the hope or the hype. It exceeded it. A ...

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Malcolm Clayton scores for Fort Dodge at Marshalltown on Friday.

ROAD TO SUCCESS

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MARSHALLTOWN — Senior Malcolm Clayton scored a career-high 31 points as the Fort Dodge boys earned a 62-52 victory over Marshalltown here Friday night inside The Roundhouse. Clayton sank 10 field goals, including two 3-pointers, and was 10-for-12 from the free throw line as the Dodgers (2-2 ...

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Will Woodruff of St. Edmond shoots over Clarion-Goldfield/Dows on Friday

Gael boys lose in OT

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St. Edmond’s season didn’t come to a crashing halt here Saturday night following a 72-69 overtime loss to Des Moines Christian. While the Lions celebrated wildly on the SEHS court after storming back from a 14-point deficit, Gael head coach Adolph Kochendorfer saw the silver lining in the ...

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Shareece Smith drives for Fort Dodge at Marshalltown on Friday.

FD girls cap 2-0 week with rout

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MARSHALLTOWN — The Fort Dodge girls basketball squad finished a perfect week with a 55-25 rout of Marshalltown here on Friday. Seniors Shareece Smith and Liza Van Zyl had 15 points each for the Dodgers, who charged ahead 28-10 by halftime and never looked back in building a lead that ...

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Erin Flattery of St. Edmond shoots around Mariah Frye on Friday

Gael girls struggle against Lions

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The St. Edmond girls struggled to find open shots against a Des Moines Christian here Saturday night, falling 44-24. A night after getting behind early to North Central Conference foe Hampton-Dumont, the Gaels hung around with the Lions inside the SEHS gym, but 33 missed field goals and 24 ...

-Messenger photo by Britt KudlaRyan Duckett of St. Edmond wrestles against Manson NW Webster Donavon Hanson in the finals during Doug Wood Invitational at Manson on Saturday

Duckett finishes fourth for Gaels

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EMMETSBURG — The Emmetsburg wrestling team crowned three champions and finished as runner up in their own Bob Roethler Invitational on Saturday. The E’Hawks (252.5) were second behind Lake Mills (307.5). Christian Nichols cruised to the 120 pound title, earning two falls and a major ...

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Will Woodruff of St. Edmond scores against Southeast Valley earlier this week in the Gael gym.

Gibb scores 26 in 62-31 rout of Bulldogs on the road

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HAMPTON — The St. Edmond boys jumped out to an 18-2 lead and never looked back, doubling up Hampton-Dumont here Friday night, 62-31. Andrew Gibb scored 26 points and Will Woodruff added nine points with eight rebounds and four assists for the Gaels (2-1 overall, 1-1 in North Central ...

-Messenger photo by Britt KudlaDrew Bennett of Fort Dodge wrestles against Jevon Parrish during finals on Saturday

Dodgers crown three champs

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COUNCIL BLUFFS — An exhausted Fort Dodge wrestling program pushed itself to the limit for the second consecutive weekend at the Council Bluffs Classic. Though Bobby Thompson could see his second-ranked Dodgers physically start to wear down as Saturday’s action progressed at Mid-America ...

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Hannah Huss of St. Edmond shoots over Southeast Valley Kenzie Crampton on Tuesday in the Gael gym.

First-half struggles too much for SEHS to overcome

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HAMPTON — The St. Edmond girls found themselves in too big of a hole to climb out here Friday night, falling to Hampton-Dumont, 58-35. The Bulldogs (1-2 overall, 1-1 in North Central Conference) jumped ahead 11-2 by the end of the first period after scoring the first 10 points of the game. ...

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Gabby Sullivan of Iowa Central celebrates a point inside Hodges Fieldhouse during the regular season.

Triton Sullivan a first team All-American

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Gabby Sullivan made history on the volleyball court for Iowa Central this past fall. Now, she is being rewarded for her success. Sullivan became the first Triton to earn first team All-American honors by the American Volleyball Coaches Association for two-year college programs. Alicia ...

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Eagle Grove senior Ryan Smith passed the 1,000-point mark for his career with a 32-point effort on Friday in Des Moines against Bishop Garrigan.

Smith clutch for Eagles

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DES MOINES — Senior Ryan Smith shined on the big stage here Friday, scoring 32 points at Wells Fargo Arena to help the Eagle Grove boys hand Bishop Garrigan its first loss of the season. The Eagles prevailed in overtime, 68-66. Smith went over 1,000 points for his career in the process ...

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Jared Jacobson of Fort Dodge bowls against Dowling on Thursday at Ridgewood Lanes. For more photos, please visit CU.messengernews.net

Dodgers sweep Dowling

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The Fort Dodge bowling teams both picked up victories over West Des Moines Dowling on Thursday at Ridgewood Lanes. The Dodger boys defeated the Maroons, 2736-2579. Tre Preston had games of 224 and 235 for a 459 series, which was the meet’s best score. Kaleb Anderson (190-198—388) and ...

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Drevon Ross of Fort Dodge wrestles against Storm Lakes Alonzo Rios during Class 3A District on Saturday

Dodgers in for stern test at CB

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COUNCIL BLUFFS — It’s easy to look at this weekend’s Council Bluffs Wrestling Classic field and piece together potential dream matchups before the action even begins. Fourteen ranked teams, including three nationally, from five different states. Thirty-nine programs in all. Nearly 140 ...