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Dillon begins St. Edmond run vs. Panorama

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The St. Edmond football team heads under the lights of Dodger Stadium to begin 2018 here Friday night vs. Panorama. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. New Gael head coach Matt Dillon will be making his return to Iowa for the first time since 2009 when he was in charge of the Cornell College program ...

Landwehr, Gael girls claim SEV championships

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GOWRIE — Abby Landwehr enters her senior cross country season a veteran of the sport. Landwehr has qualified for state each of the past three seasons, and is hoping to have her best finish later this year at Lakeside Golf Course inside Kennedy Park in Fort Dodge. On Thursday night, the ...

Gaels earn boys crown; SCC’s Moon takes individual title

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GOWRIE — St. Edmond placed all five of its runners in the Top-25 led by Jed Tracy’s third to pick up team honors at the Southeast Valley Invitational Thursday evening. Grant Heldorfer and Ryan Duckett finished 14th and 15th, with Drew Szalat and Charlie Shelly placing 24th and 25th ...

Three area contests in Week 1

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The start of school for many around the state has also brought with it the first official week of the prep football season. Around the state, teams will head to the gridiron for Week 1 games Friday night, including three pitting area rivals against one another. Humboldt will host North ...

Tritons top ranked foe in opener

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EAST PEORIA, Ill. — The ninth-ranked Iowa Central volleyball team opened their season with a victory over No. 16 Illinois Central here Wednesday. Scores were 25-15, 20-25, 25-12 and 25-10. Amaya Finley had 16 kills in her Triton debut, with Libby Zorn adding 11 and Kayla Faldet nine. ...

Gaels win twice on the road

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JEFFERSON — The St. Edmond volleyball team opened the season with a sweep over Greene County and Perry here Thursday night. The Gaels swept Perry (25-17, 25-23) and earned a three-set victory over Greene County (26-24, 15-25, 15-9). Leading the way for St. Edmond (2-0 overall) was Josie ...

Gaels riding wave of momentum

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Dee Huss believes she has found the correct nucleus to put the St. Edmond volleyball program on the map. Four returning starters are back for Huss from a 17-win season a year ago that included a deep postseason run in seniors Macey Mason, Devyn Scott and Jacque Oberg, along with junior Josie ...

Gaels eager to continue tradition

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There is plenty of reason for excitement in the eyes of St. Edmond head cross country coach Mike Szalat this year. Szalat, entering his 20th season leading the program, has an experienced group and depth — two keys to a successful season. The Gael girls qualified for their fourth ...

Ex-Eagle Grove standout Kiley now a UNC assistant

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GREELEY, Colo. — Former Eagle Grove standout Garett Kiley has a new home. Kiley was hired by Northern Colorado as an assistant wrestling coach recently, joining Troy Nickerson’s staff. “I’m very excited for this opportunity,” Kiley said. “I’m looking forward to working with ...

THEIR FIELD OF DREAMS

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There is a poignant — and what I would consider the defining — exchange in the iconic movie “Field of Dreams” where the story’s protagonist, Ray Kinsella, gets asked by his resurrected father, John, if Iowa is heaven. Ray famously answers for the second time in the film, “it’s ...

Dodgers open vs. No. 14 Dowling

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Toni Cochrane made her official return to the courts as head coach of the Fort Dodge volleyball team Monday night. But it was 14th-ranked (Class 5A) West Des Moines Dowling that left the Dodger gym with a victory. The Maroons scored a sweep over FDSH, 25-13, 25-14 and 25-10, in the season ...

Tritons reload after run to nationals

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The Iowa Central volleyball squad had a breakout season last year. The Tritons burst on to the national stage and finished 10th in the 16-team tournament, compiling a 32-11 and winning a regional title. Sophomore Gabby Sullivan, who was the first in Iowa Central history to be named a first ...

FAMILY TREE

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Over 925 miles separates Tim and Ken Hola, but the competition always finds a way to bring them together. Tim — a 1993 Fort Dodge Senior High graduate — and Ken, who was a plant manager at Friskies for more than 30 years, currently live in different time zones. Tim is in Denver, with Ken ...

Cochrane returns to sidelines for Dodger volleyball

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A familiar face returns to the sidelines this fall for the Fort Dodge volleyball program. Former all-stater and 21-year head coach Toni Cochrane is back after a six-year hiatus. During her first run as head coach, the Dodgers qualified for state in 1997 and 2004, with Cochrane winning over ...

Dodgers look to make steady climb

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Fort Dodge head boys golf coach Mike Mericle has an interesting numbers game on his hands this fall. On the positive side, the Dodgers welcome 11 freshmen to the roster to join three returning letterwinners. And while that bodes well for the future, it will present a unique challenge for ...

Jackson to conduct MMA seminar

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One of the top MMA coaches in the world will be making an appearance this September in Fort Dodge. Greg Jackson, the co-owner of the renowned Jackson Wink MMA gym in Albuquerque, New Mexico with Mike Winkeljohn, will be conducting a seminar on techniques and tactics at Faiferlick Martial Arts, ...

FRESH START

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Each day at practice, Spencer Cuvelier sees the kind of excitement generated by the new coaching staff for the Iowa Central football team. But the returning sophomore linebacker isn’t the only one. Cuvelier is expected to be a key piece to the Triton unit this coming fall that features ...

Dresser coming to FD for C-RTC wrestling event

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Kevin Dresser and his Iowa State University coaching staff will be in Fort Dodge on Saturday for a dinner and banquet supporting the Cyclone Regional Training Center. The event, which will be at the Opera House, brings the best Iowa State wrestling has to offer in for a VIP meet-and-greet ...

Faiferlick’s Whitehead on Bellator 204 card

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Willie Whitehead, who trains under Fort Dodge’s Justin Faiferlick at Faiferlick Martial Arts, will compete on Friday night’s Bellator 204 card. The event takes place inside the Sanford Pentagon, and marks the first appearance for the promotion in South Dakota. The ...

Long journey lands new Triton QB in FD

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Blake Dever has logged plenty of miles already in his college football career. Dever drew plenty of looks from Sun Belt Conference and Conference USA teams after a standout high school career at Wellington in Florida. He eventually decided to attend Savannah State, playing in eight games as a ...