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Jeff Burke (left) and Jeff Woods (right) stand with the trophies for the youth and adult divisions of the MAGWED fishing tournament.

MAGWED fishing tournament this weekend

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The MAGWED Foundation will host its 42nd annual fishing tournament on Saturday, May 6, at Triggs Resort, Linden Drive and Arnolds Park in Okoboji. The competition begins with the opening of walleye season at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday morning. It continues until the weigh-in between 4 and 6 p.m. ...

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Maddie Wagner and her Triton teammates celebrate their win on Tuesday over Northeast in Boone.

Iowa Central cruises in regional softball opener

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BOONE — The 17th-ranked Iowa Central softball team showed no signs of rust after an extended break, taking care of Northeast here Tuesday afternoon. The Tritons scored a 9-1 victory in six innings, advancing in the Region XI-A tournament. Iowa Central (39-19 overall) will now face ...

Titan boys win TLC track title

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SIOUX RAPIDS — The South Central Calhoun boys claimed the Twin Lakes Conference track title on Wednesday night. The Titans won three events and accumulated 127 team points. Pocahontas Area (112) was second. East Sac County (101) was third, followed by Manson Northwest Webster ...

FDSH wins ‘dual’ track meet

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DES MOINES — The Fort Dodge boys track team had an interesting night Tuesday, competing in what became a dual with Des Moines Hoover. After three of the five teams opted out of the invitational at the last minute, the Dodgers elected to have a head-to-head competition with the Huskies. They ...

Indians run away with TLC crown

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SIOUX RAPIDS — The Pocahontas Area girls claimed the Twin Lakes Conference title Tuesday evening with 180 points. Alta/Aurelia was second followed by Sioux Central, South Central Calhoun and Manson Northwest Webster. Southeast Valley placed seventh, East Sac County eighth, West ...

4 titles for FD girls in Mason City

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MASON CITY — The Fort Dodge girls track team came away with four first-place finishes at the Mason City Invitational here on Monday. “Overall it was a solid effort,’’ said Fort Dodge head coach Todd Constable. “The weather forecast wasn’t that good, but it ended up being a decent ...

ESC boys win TLC golf

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STORM LAKE — The East Sac County boys golf team won the team title at the Twin Lakes Conference Meet on Wednesday. The Raiders (329) edged Graettinger-Terril (330). Southeast Valley was third with a 337 and South Central Calhoun finished fourth with a 351. Pocahontas Area (361) was fifth, ...

A-A grabs TLC girls title

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STORM LAKE — Alta-Aurelia won the girls Twin Lakes Conference golf meet on Wednesday. The Cyclones shot a 392. Newell-Fonda (415) was second, followed by Storm Lake St. Mary’s (458), Sioux Central (466), East Sac County (467), South Central Calhoun (472), Manson Northwest Webster (503), ...

Kloss ties for second

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WEST DES MOINES — The Fort Dodge girls golf team lost to West Des Moines Dowling 213-277 here Wednesday. Dowling’s Anne Gradoville was the meet-medalist with a 40. Fort Dodge’s Jordyn Kloss tied with Dowling’s Ellie Pigott for runner up honors with a 56. The Dodgers return to ...

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Iowa Central players (left to right) Brittani Jenson, Hannah Hoffa and Kylie Kuiper pose with Triton head golf coach David Barwin.

Three Triton women qualify for nationals

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ANKENY — The Iowa Central women’s golf team had three players qualify for nationals after a strong regional tournament this past the weekend. The Tritons finished third with a 362. Iowa Western won the tournament with a 321 and DMACC was runner up at 342. Fort Dodge graduate Kylie ...

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Jim Tighe (left) and Dick Tighe (right) stand with Rudy Ruettiger at a convention in Spencer this past weekend. Ruettiger, who was a walk-on at Notre Dame is best known for the movie Rudy, which is based on his life.

Tighe strolls down memory lane with Rudy

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SPENCER — When it comes to football, Dick Tighe knows all the ins and outs. And when it comes to football movies, his alma mater produced one of the most memorable. "Rudy" was based on the life experiences of Rudy Ruettiger, whose dream was to play football at Notre Dame. Ruettiger went ...

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Jenny Simpson waves to fans after winning the women's special 1500-meter run at the Drake Relays on Friday in Des Moines.

WELCOME BACK, JENNY

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DES MOINES — Jenny Simpson gave those that braved the conditions Friday night something to cheer about at the Drake Relays, capturing the 1500-meter Rio Olympic Rematch event. Simpson, a native of Webster City, worked her way from third to first over the final 400 meters to win the race in ...

Iowa Central’s Lewis captures long jump championship

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DES MOINES — Odaine Lewis proved he can compete with the big boys here Saturday during the final day of the Drake Relays. Iowa Central’s Lewis won the long jump title with a leap of 24-1.5 on his first attempt in the pit. That held up for the rest of the competition, as Kent State’s TJ ...

Area runners brave elements vs. state’s best

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By DANA BECKER sports@messengernews.net DES MOINES — To say the conditions were less than ideal here Friday during the 108th running of the Drake Relays would be an drastic understatement. With temperatures dropping at an alarming rate and rain constantly coming down, area athletes ...

Road sweep for Iowa Central

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Iowa Central baseball team took their show on the road Saturday to get in a doubleheader with Century. With rain coming down most of this past week, and more expected over the weekend, officials decided to switch the games to Century. A planned Sunday doubleheader has ...

Sullivan earns silver

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DES MOINES — Kenzie Sullivan continued to add medals to the Pocahontas Area trophy case here Thursday, placing second in the discus at the 108th annual Drake Relays. Sullivan, a senior who was part of both state basketball championship teams for the Indians over the past two winters, had a ...

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Patrick Bocken of St. Edmond compete against Kuemper Catholic on Thursday at Butler Courts

Gael boys lose to Kuemper

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The St. Edmond boys tennis dropped a 9-0 decision to Carroll Kuemper on Thursday at Butler Courts. Trent Woodhouse and Nelson Cook both lost 8-4. Patrick Bocken and Woodhouse lost 8-4 in doubles. “Unfortunately, we had another meet that didn’t quite go our way,’’ said St. ...

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Ryan Dolan of Fort Dodge compete against Urbandale on Thursday at Dodgers Courts

Dodgers fall to Urbandale

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The Fort Dodge boys tennis team dropped a 7-4 decision to Urbandale at Dodger Courts on Thursday. The Dodgers (1-7 overall) won three singles matches. “We had some really strong individual performances today and those guys are really starting to hit their stride at the right time,’’ ...

Tritons open postseason play

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BOONE — The postseason journey begins here for the 20th-ranked Iowa Central softball team Friday. The Tritons, who earned the fourth seed, will face Northeast in the Region XI-A Tournament. First-pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m. after No. 1 DMACC takes on NIACC beginning at 2 p.m. A ...

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Iowa Central’s Agnes Mansaray finished third for the Tritons in the women’s 800 unseeded event at the Drake Relays on Thursday.

Mansaray finishes third for Tritons

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DES MOINES — The Iowa Central track team took part in a handful of events Thursday at the Drake Relays. Freshman Agnes Mansaray set a new school record with a time of 2:09.78 to place third in the women’s 800 unseeded event. Mansaray was behind Kent State’s Olivia Gaus (2:09.18) and ...