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Double trouble

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HUMBOLDT — Seniors Andrew Gibb and Jackson Kochendorfer combined to score 65 points as the St. Edmond boys basketball team picked up an 80-74 win over Humboldt here on Thursday. Gibb continued his recent torrid stretch with 36 points, topping the 30-point plateau for the fifth straight ...

Wildcats settle the score

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HUMBOLDT — The Humboldt girls picked up their first North Central Conference victory of the season, besting St. Edmond here Thursday night, 44-41. The game was rescheduled from Tuesday due to inclement weather. Ashlyn Clark scored a team-high 12 points, with Mady Lange adding 11 and Jori ...

Living the Dodger life

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For Jordan Jackson, being a Dodger is a lifestyle — not just putting on the uniform. Jackson, who is averaging 14.6 points per game as a senior for Fort Dodge, has felt that way ever since being summoned the varsity level team as a freshman. “Being a Dodger means the world to me,’’ ...

Ruffridge makes return to Iowa

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DES MOINES — Elle Ruffridge and the Missouri State women make their Iowa swing beginning here Friday night with a date vs. Drake. The Lady Bears follow up with Sunday’s game in Cedar Falls vs. Northern Iowa. Missouri State (11-7 overall, 7-0 in Missouri Valley Conference) owns the ...

FDSH grad Tjebben earns early honors

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Bre Tjebben turned in a memorable first week as part of the Iowa Central softball team. Tjebben, a Fort Dodge Senior High graduate, was named the NJCAA Div. II Softball Player of the Week. She also earned ICCAC honors for the Tritons. Over four games played in Florida, Tjebben hit .563 with ...

Dodger basketball preview

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THE TIP: The Fort Dodge varsity girls face West Des Moines Valley at 6:15 p.m. on Friday, with the boys game at 7:45 p.m. in the Valley High gym. On Saturday, the Dodger girls take on Marshalltown at 2:30 p.m., with the boys to follow. GIRLS PROBABLES: Fort Dodge (0-16 overall): Tory Bennett, ...

TWIN POWER

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SIOUX CITY — For four years, Grace and Faith Meyer were constant thorns in the side of teams around both the Twin Lakes Conference and the state of Iowa on the basketball court. The Pocahontas Area graduates have continued causing problems over the past two seasons for the Morningside ...

Quick study

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SIOUX CITY — A year ago, Austin Roetman got his feet wet as a true freshman for the Briar Cliff University men's basketball team. That experience helped prepare the Pocahontas Area graduate for even more playing time this season - and in bigger situations for the Chargers, who are 17-5 ...

McKinney closes in on WC record

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Kayleigh Epps is reflective as she speaks evenly about her prep career that can only be described as the most acclaimed in the history of five-player girls basketball at Webster City. The jack of all trades forward was as feisty as they come back in the day. She was aggressive. She admits she ...

MNW grad Johnson soaring for Northwestern College

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ORANGE CITY - Jackson Johnson has his sights set on his best season yet as a member of the Northwestern College track and field team. Johnson, a graduate of Manson Northwest Webster, is a junior for the Red Raiders. Recently, he qualified for indoor NAIA National Championships in the high jump ...

Rough road

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The Iowa Central men were unable to take advantage of a packed Hodges Fieldhouse here Saturday, falling to Des Moines Area, 90-63. With several high school juniors and seniors in attendance for “Jam the Gym,” the Bears rode the play of Tray Buchanan, Quinton Taylor and DeShawn Davidson to ...

Tritons can’t stop Bears

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The DMACC women used a strong fourth quarter to spoil “Jam the Gym” day for Iowa Central here Saturday afternoon. Aliyah Robinson scored 20 points and Grace Stalzer had all six of her points in the fourth to lead the Bears to come-from-behind 80-72 victory inside Hodges ...

Lara wins at Loras Open

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DUBUQUE — Four former Fort Dodge Senior High wrestling standouts were in action here Saturday at the Loras Open. Triston Lara, Drew Bennett and Cayd Lara all competed for the University of Northern Iowa, with fellow ex-Dodger Sam Cook wrestling for the University of Iowa. “It was ...

Gael wrestlers win first dual

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LAKE CITY — Ryan Duckett won three matches at the South Central Calhoun Duals, but his win against Lawton-Bronson may have been the biggest of the season. Not only did the victory secure St. Edmond its first dual win of the season, but according to head coach Eugene Carlson, it was his best ...

Fisher knocks off No. 1 Pauley

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GUTHRIE CENTER — The Clarion-Goldfield wrestling team won the Charger Invitational here Saturday, besting Van Meter and Underwood. Southeast Valley was fifth overall and Manson Northwest Webster placed 11th. Reed Abbas, Sam Wigans and Spencer Trenary all claimed individual titles for the ...

Emotional rally

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The shots weren’t falling for the Fort Dodge boys basketball team on Friday against Southeast Polk, and the scoreboard reflected the Dodgers’ offensive woes well into the third quarter. Head coach Tom Daniel’s squad was in the danger zone and in need of a momentum shift, trailing by 15 ...

Dodger girls lose on the road to Waterloo West

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WATERLOO — The Fort Dodge girls basketball team was in action for the second night in a row, as they suffered a 78-24 loss to Waterloo West. The Dodgers (0-16 overall) were led by Cheyenne Miller-Hameed’s seven points. Jebreauna Clark added six. Waterloo West (10-6) was strong out of ...

Ayala wins CIML title

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PLEASANT HILL — Drake Ayala had no problem winning his first CIML championship. In fact, all total, Ayala only spent eight minutes and 31 seconds on the mat in his three victories en route to a title on Friday. “It was a fun experience with my team,’’ Ayala said. “I didn’t win ...

No. 2 Rams too much for FD girls

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Fort Dodge girls head coach Scott Messerly knew what Fort Dodge was up against on Friday against second-ranked (Class 5A) Southeast Polk. What Messerly wanted to see was a better overall effort than what his Dodgers had shown both Thursday night at No. 3 Johnston and the first time around ...

Gaels can’t stop No. 2 Clear Lake

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The St. Edmond boys made it tough on second-ranked (Class 3A) Clear Lake here Friday night. In the end, though, the size and depth of the Lions proved too much, as they remained unbeaten with a 79-61 victory inside the Gael gym. Senior Andrew Gibb led all scorers with 32 points, as St. ...