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Gael girls fall to Algona

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The fifth-ranked (Class 3A) Algona girls came out firing on all cylinders here Thursday night in a rescheduled North Central Conference contest vs. St. Edmond. Aliyah Buscher scored 19 points, Abbey Holmes added 17 and the Bulldogs won their 10th consecutive game, 73-20. Inclement weather ...

Dodgers head to CIML meet

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PLEASANT HILL —Bobby Thompson always preaches being prepared, and with the state tournament just three weeks away, the Fort Dodge wrestling team will get their chance to do that at the ultra-competitive CIML Conference Meet. Action will begin at 4 p.m. in Pleasant Hill in the Southeast Polk ...

Dodgers lose to Dragons

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JOHNSTON — The Fort Dodge boys couldn’t overcome a slow start, as they fell to Johnston 54-43 on Thursday night. The Dodgers (4-11 overall) struggled in the opening half, being outscored 31-14 by half. Fort Dodge did turn things around in the second half outscoring the Dragons ...

FD girls fall to No. 3 Dragons

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JOHNSTON — The third-ranked (Class 5A) Johnston girls had no trouble with Fort Dodge here Thursday night, posting a 70-15 victory. Nicole Guerin led the Dodgers (0-14 overall) with five points, while Tory Bennett added four and Tristin Doster three. For the Dragons (14-1), Maya McDermott ...

FDSH to host ‘Mama Beisch Night’ Friday

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Words will never fully express what Heidi Beisch meant to the Fort Dodge community. Family and friends would rather put their feelings of love and appreciation into action. The Dodgers are hosting “Mama Beisch Night” on Friday in the FDSH gym, paying tribute to the local woman who ...

‘Truly a pillar in our community’

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Jim Winter isn’t big on the unknown. Winter has been planning and scheduling every detail of his career for well over three decades. It comes with the territory of being the Rogers Sports Complex superintendent. The Fort Dodge resident will be retiring this June, though. And the thought of ...

Summer baseball league coming to Fort Dodge

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Collegiate summer baseball is coming to Fort Dodge this year. The team will play games at Patterson Field through the Pioneer Collegiate Baseball League, which is run by Donnie Roberts. The Fort Dodge squad will join up with teams in Storm Lake, Carroll, Bancroft, Albert Lea and Ames. Connor ...

ULTIMATE CHALLENGE

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Fort Dodge senior Cole Pearson has pushed himself all year to swim against the best in the state. He got his best chance of the season here Monday night in the Dodger Pool, as FDSH hosted the CIML Iowa Conference meet and some of the best swimmers in the state hit the water. Waukee, ranked ...

Gael girls fight before falling

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The St. Edmond girls showed plenty of fight here Monday night against Paton-Churdan. Playing short-handed, the Gaels cut a double-digit lead down to seven vs. the Rockets, but would get no closer in a 47-38 setback inside the SEHS gym. Erin Flattery recorded a double-double to lead St. ...

Fort Dodge basketball preview: at Johnston

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THE TIP: Weather permitting, the varsity girls will open the doubleheader inside the Johnston gym at 6:15 p.m., with the boys to follow around 7:45 p.m. GIRLS PROBABLES: Fort Dodge (0-13 overall): Tory Bennett, fr., 5.7; Jalen Adams, fr., 5.4; Aleah Pommer, fr., 2.8; Cheyenne Miller-Hameed, ...

Fisher becomes Southeast Valley’s all-time wins leader

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Kyler Fisher doesn’t compete strictly for the accolades or records. He just strives to become the best athlete in his sport. Just like on the football field, Fisher has marched his way to the top of the ladder. On Saturday at the Herb Irgens Invitational, he added another achievement to ...

SISTER ACT

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Shareece Smith knew Saturday’s game with Iowa Central would be an emotional one. The Iowa Lakes freshman scored a career-high 27 points to lead the Lakers to a 64-49 victory over her sister, Shariah, and the Tritons here inside Hodges Fieldhouse. A Fort Dodge Senior High graduate, ...

Tritons upset Lakers

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Dennis Pilcher cracked a smile after his Iowa Central men scored a 98-96 victory vs. No. 16 Iowa Lakes here Saturday inside Hodges Fieldhouse. “That was a defensive struggle,” Pilcher joked. “It wasn’t that fast of a pace, just kind of both teams coming up, working for good shots and ...

Cowboys crown three champs, win NCC title

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CLARION — The eighth-ranked Cowboys did it again, this time in front of their home crowd. Clarion-Goldfield/Dows won its second consecutive North Central Conference wrestling title on Saturday, giving them four championships in the past five seasons. The Cowboys crowned three champions ...

Home stretch

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Four years ago, Drevon Ross was facing an uncertain future as a member of the Fort Dodge junior varsity wrestling squad. On Tuesday, the senior became the 26th athlete in Dodger program history to reach 100 career victories. Ross made quick work of his opponent to start sixth-ranked ...

SISTER, SISTER

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Growing up, when it came to basketball, Shariah and Shareece Smith were always together. The sisters, who are a year apart in age, have always shared the love of basketball, whether it was a one-on-one showdown in the backyard or as teammates at Fort Dodge Senior High. “We’ve always been ...

Seniors shine in FD pool

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Ashley Beaumont decided to embrace the size of her Fort Dodge boys swim team this season instead of using it as a crutch. Beaumont, in her first season leading the program, honored her five seniors Thursday night inside the Dodger pool vs. Southeast Polk. The Rams won the dual, ...

Busse becomes Humboldt’s all-time wins leader

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HUMBOLDT — The Humboldt wrestling team has a long and proud history, producing 28 individual state champions and countless other medal winners. Joey Busse, a three-time qualifier who finished sixth a year ago, recently set the school-record for wins, surpassing the mark set by Brance Simms. ...

Dodgers sweep Ankeny

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The Fort Dodge bowling teams swept another opponent on Thursday, earning two victories over Ankeny. The Dodger boys won 3,033 to 2,704 and the girls won 2,527 to 2,351. On the boys side, Kyle Davis turned in another strong performance with a 478 series. He rolled games of 254 and 224. ...

Cowboys chase another NCC mat title

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CLARION — The Clarion-Goldfield/Dows wrestling team will have home-mat advantage in their chase of another North Central Conference tournament title here Saturday. Action is set to begin at 10 a.m. in the 52nd edition of the meet. The Cowboys, ranked eighth in Class 2A, have won three of ...