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Sports Park Raceway to hold Military Night

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Sports Park Raceway in Fort Dodge will host its annual Military Night on Sunday. All active and non-active military members will be admitted into the grandstands free of charge. There will also be a $10 discount for pit passes at the event, which is sponsored by YesWay Convenience Stores. A ...

BROADER HORIZONS

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Tennis has always been Beth Murman’s first love. Thanks to a steadfast commitment to volleyball and basketball, though, the 2018 Fort Dodge Senior High Florence Nordman Award winner was able to keep the right balance of passion and perspective for the sport she will now play at the ...

Lasting memories

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Audrey Kolacia was just like many other freshmen when they were told “high school will be over before you know it.” Kolacia, who was honored with the 2018 Carol Donnelly Award by St. Edmond as the top female athlete, admits that her final four years at the school did sail by. During her ...

St. Edmond in Top-10 regional softball clash

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MASON CITY — The intensity goes up a notch here Friday night, as No. 10 St. Edmond takes on sixth-ranked Mason City Newman in a Class 1A, Region 2 semifinal. First-pitch is set for 7 p.m. Awaiting the winner between the Gaels (19-8 overall) and Knights (28-6) will be a regional final on ...

Gaels save best for last

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MASON CITY — Friday night’s Class 1A regional semifinal between Top-10 teams St. Edmond and Mason City Newman went just as Nick Clark expected. With the Knights holding a 5-3 lead in the bottom of the sixth and the bases loaded, Clark called time to talk to his pitcher, Ella Vratny, and ...

Dodgers set to open postseason

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The eighth-ranked Fort Dodge softball team will open postseason play tonight as they host Sioux City North. Action begins at 7 p.m. at Rogers Park in a Class 5A, Region 1 semifinal. The Dodgers (33-7 overall) will face the Stars (14-14), who are coming off a 10-0 victory over Sioux City ...

Dodgers sweep SC East

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SIOUX CITY — The Fort Dodge baseball team now has its longest winning streak of the season. The Dodgers (15-18 overall) extended their streak to four straight victories with 18-3 and 8-1 wins over Sioux City East (20-10). Heading into the contest, the Black Raiders had won 10 of their ...

Wilde’s life to be celebrated on Saturday

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A “celebration of life” reception has been scheduled for legendary Fort Dodge volleyball coach, teacher and community activist Jackie Wilde this Saturday. The Wilde family is hosting the event from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Soldier Creek Winery in Fort Dodge. “We want to honor ...

Fort Dodge wrestling reunion this weekend

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The 2018 Fort Dodge Senior High wrestling reunion will be this Saturday at the former Izaak Walton cabin, located at 731 Exposition Drive. All current and former Dodger wrestlers, as well as fans of the program, are welcome. There will be a potluck at noon, and the doors will stay open until ...

HEX ERADICATED

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Andi Adams understands just how intimidating it can be to stand across the softball diamond looking at a program like Johnston. The sixth-ranked (Class 5A) Dragons boast a roster of 29 and have qualified for each of the past five state tournaments, making four title games during that span. ...

THE ULTIMATE WINNER

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No one in the history of Fort Dodge Senior High athletics won quite like Brody Teske. Yet the 2018 Henry W. Schultz Award recipient never prioritized trophies or titles over the sweat equity it took to get there. The Dodgers’ first-ever four-time state wrestling champion experienced very ...

St. Edmond ready for tourney play

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The 10th-ranked (Class 1A) St. Edmond softball team begins their postseason journey in familiar surroundings here Tuesday night. After receiving a bye through the first round, the Gaels (18-8 overall) will face Rockford (16-8) inside Rogers Park at 7 p.m. in a 1A, Region 2 quarterfinal. ...

Gaels shake off Rockford

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The St. Edmond softball team played the role of spoiler last year during regionals. On Tuesday night inside Rogers Park, the 10th-ranked (Class 1A) Gaels had to withstand that same attempt by Rockford in the quarterfinals. Ella Vratny delivered at the plate, driving in Jacque Oberg for the ...

No. 1 Dragons sweep FDSH

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It’s going to take a lot to stop the Johnston baseball team from winning a 4A state championship. Fort Dodge learned that the hard way Monday night at Ed McNeil Field. The top-ranked Dragons throw the ball hard. They hit the ball hard. They make few mistakes. Last night that added up to ...

FDSH sweeps at Ankeny

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ANKENY — The Fort Dodge baseball team earned a much-needed sweep over Tuesday vs. Ankeny. Scores were 6-4 and 2-0. Kade Solverson tossed a three-hitter in the nightcap for the Dodgers (13-18 overall), striking out three with two walks. Solverson retired the final batter with a strikeout ...

Gaels shut out Bulldogs

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HAMPTON — The St. Edmond baseball team blanked Hampton-Dumont in their regular-season finale here on Monday, 4-0. Senior Jake Szalat fired a complete-game five-hitter, striking out eight. Szalat improved to 6-1 on the season. The Gaels (11-10 overall) plated a run in the first inning, two ...

FDSH sweeps at Roosevelt

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DES MOINES — Playing for the fifth consecutive day, the seventh-ranked (Class 5A) Fort Dodge softball squad battled through a late-game momentum shift in the opener against Des Moines Roosevelt on its way to a doubleheader sweep here Friday. With temperatures topping out right at 100 ...

LYNX DOMINATE

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Friday night was about both the present and the future as far as St. Edmond head baseball coach Mike Szalat was concerned. First, the Gaels honored their two lone seniors — Jake Szalat and Jeremiah Wheeler — prior to facing Webster City at Rogers Park. The Lynx scored a 12-0 victory to ...

Dodgers sweep at Dowling

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WEST DES MOINES — The sense of urgency reached a pre-tournament level for the Fort Dodge softball team here on Thursday. The seventh-ranked (Class 5A) Dodgers responded in a big way. Less than 24 hours after suffering a painful pair of losses at No. 10 Urbandale, FDSH closed the door on ...

West doubles up FDSH

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It was supposed to be a breather from the gauntlet of the Central Iowa Metro League schedule. It was supposed to be a chance to lick their wounds before the next ranked foe on the slate. It was supposed to be a chance to right the ship. It wasn’t any of that at all. Facing a Waterloo ...