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FD girls ready for three-game week

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The Fort Dodge girls basketball squad jumps into a busy week on Monday with a home contest against Ames. The Dodgers (6-7 overall) take on the 13th-ranked Little Cyclones (10-5) at 7:45 p.m. for a single varsity game inside the FDSH gym. On Tuesday, head coach Julius Michalik’s ...

Kochendorfer reaches rare win milestone

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It’s hard to get Adolph Kochendorfer to show much emotion during the basketball season. The long-time leader of the St. Edmond boys typically tries to keep his feelings in check, hoping that will play out on the court with his players. But following Saturday night’s ...

Emery moves to top of state’s butterfly list

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Mitchell Emery has been zoned in on one school record in particular all year. Now that he has it, he wants to keep chasing it. At Saturday’s CIML Iowa Conference meet, the Fort Dodge senior finally brought down the program’s 100 butterfly mark. Emery swam a blistering ...

Dodgers crown 6 at W-SR

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WAVERLY — The No. 3 Fort Dodge wrestling team sent six to the finals at the Waverly-Shell Rock Invitational, and all six came home with titles. The Dodgers went 9-for-11 in the medal round and finished second with 220 points behind the host Go-Hawks (252.5). “We didn’t wrestle ...

St. Edmond girls tip Cadets

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The St. Edmond girls got back into the win column Saturday night, holding off a late Iowa Falls-Alden rally, 43-41. The Gaels led by as many as 11, but failed to score over the final 2:07 of the game. Erin Flattery recorded a double-double to lead St. Edmond (4-9 overall, 2-6 in ...

Lynx are golden

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ALGONA — The Webster City wrestling team edged Clarion-Goldfield/Dows to win the North Central Conference Meet on Saturday. The Lynx (199.5) crowned four champions, while the Cowboys (190) — winners of the last two tournaments — had three titleists. Algona (169) was ...

Trout day at Moorland Pond

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Ben Wallace, a fisheries biologist with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, doesn’t have a nickname for the truck they use to bring trout and other fish to ponds and streams through Iowa. On Friday, it brought about 1,500 rainbow trout to Moorland Pond. The suggestion of using ...

BACK ON TRACK

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Fort Dodge boys basketball coach Tom Daniel admitted he was worried after his team dropped a pair of lopsided games last week to Johnston and West Des Moines Dowling. But for now the ship seems to be righted, thanks again to Fort Dodge’s smothering defensive effort. The Dodgers put on the ...

Urbandale girls exact revenge

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After a pair of narrow losses to ranked opponents, the Fort Dodge girls came into Friday night’s game with Urbandale with plenty of confidence. A miserable second quarter quickly swept all that momentum away as the Dodgers dropped a 53-38 count to Urbandale in a CIC Iowa Conference game in ...

SE boys ride shooting binge

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The St. Edmond boys passed up good looks for great ones against Humboldt on Friday night. The Wildcats, meanwhile, didn’t show nearly enough patience offensively, according to their coach. The end result was a 72-51 victory for the Gaels, who swished a season-high 13 three-point baskets ...

Humboldt girls stop St. Edmond

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The No. 13 (Class 3A) Humboldt girls bounced back from a tough loss to No. 6 Clear Lake from the night before, topping St. Edmond here Friday, 41-28. Behind a pair of key three-pointers by Avery Terwilliger to conclude the third, the Wildcats took control with a commanding 11-0 run after the ...

Wrestlers hit the mat for NCC meet

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ALGONA — The Clarion-Goldfield/Dows wrestling team chases a third consecutive North Central Conference title here Saturday. Wrestling begins at 10 a.m. The Cowboys, who have held off Webster City each of the past two seasons, will be joined by the host Bulldogs, St. Edmond, No. 6 (Class ...

No. 3 Dodgers stay unbeaten

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MASON CITY — The third-ranked (Class 3A) Fort Dodge wrestling team put an exclamation point on the CIML Iowa Conference dual season here on Thursday night, claiming a 46-30 victory over Mason City. The Dodgers (12-0 overall, 4-0 in league) secured the conference title, adding to wins ...

Dodger boys bounce back with win

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PLEASANT HILL — The Fort Dodge boys basketball squad earned their fourth road win of the season here Thursday night, beating Southeast Polk, 56-39. The Dodgers (7-4 overall) previously bested Des Moines Lincoln, Marshalltown and Urbandale away from home. The win last night also snapped a ...

Dodger bowlers sweep Hoover

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DES MOINES — The Fort Dodge bowling teams picked up a pair of wins over Des Moines Hoover here Thursday. Behind Ethan Graves’ 406 series, the Dodger boys downed the Huskies, 2,783-2,555. Graves had games of 189 and 217. Jared Jacobson followed with a 396, while Seth Hanson had a ...

PAC’s Ruffridge clears 2,500

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ALGONA — The top-ranked (Class 3A) Pocahontas Area girls scored another convincing win, handing Algona just its second loss of the season here Thursday, 89-57. Elle Ruffridge continued her climb up the scoring chart, surpassing 2,500 career points with 30. Ruffridge now sits at 2,505 points ...

Fort Dodge girls tipped by No. 12 Rams

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PLEASANT HILL — A furious rally by the Fort Dodge girls basketball team came up just short here Thursday night, as No. 12 (Class 5A) Southeast Polk escaped for a 51-49 victory over the visiting Dodgers. FDSH (6-6 overall) also lost by two to seventh-ranked (5A) West Des Moines Dowling last ...

Not enough

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It was a frustrating start to the conference slate for the Iowa Central men’s basketball team. After rallying in the second half to take a brief lead, the Tritons stumbled down the stretch and DMACC posted a 72-66 victory at Hodges Fieldhouse Wednesday night. DMACC, now 2-0 in the ICCAC, ...

Tritons hang tough

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The Iowa Central women got physical on the court with seventh-ranked (NJCAA, Div. II) Des Moines Area inside Hodges Fieldhouse Wednesday night. And for the majority of four quarters, the Bears didn’t seem to like it. In the end, though, DMACC’s depth and a closing 15-1 run were enough, ...

Dodger wrestlers gear up for late season stretch

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MASON CITY — The third-ranked (Class 3A) Fort Dodge wrestling team will head to the Eastern side of the state once again this week. First up is a dual with CIML Iowa Conference rival Mason City Thursday night. Varsity is scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. start. A win over the Mohawks would secure ...