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Ross finding his comfort zone

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IOWA CITY — Iowa’s Brady Ross isn’t clairvoyant. It only seemed that way last Saturday night. All hope seemed lost for the unranked Hawkeyes when quarterback C.J. Beathard threw an interception with less than two minutes remaining against No. 2 Michigan. Iowa trailed 13-11 at ...

Wehde, Vance top city bowling list

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Brad Wehde’s 762 series in the Fort Dodge Ford Classic League was the high point in the metro bowling competition earlier this month. Tyson Vance rolled a 740 for the men’s handicap league high mark. Leslie Simpson (639) and Kaleb Anderson (607) topped the women’s and junior ...

Tritons 3rd at MCC championships

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MANHATTAN,  Kan. — Iowa Central competed in the Midwest Collegiate Conference Taekwondo championships over the weekend on the campus of Kansas State University. The Tritons were third with 53 points. The University of Wisconsin won the event, with the University of Colorado placing ...

Garrigan bound for championship round

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CEDAR FALLS — Brad Capesius had no trouble adjusting to the bright lights and turf inside the UNI-Dome here Friday afternoon. The Bishop Garrigan sophomore quarterback made several key plays with his arm and legs, helping lead the fourth-ranked Golden Bears to a 26-20 victory over No. 3 ...

Pompeani wins national title for Tritons

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EL DORADO, Kan. — Iowa Central Leanne Pompeani ran away from the competition and to another title here on Saturday, repeating as the NJCAA women’s national cross country champion. The Tritons’ All-American sophomore standout turned in a time of 17:11.34, finishing nearly a full 19 ...

Selfless star

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In the old days, Leanne Pompeani never used to worry about wearing a winter coat in January when she went for a run. But after a chance encounter and an Internet search, her January attire quickly changed. Pompeani, who is originally from Canberra, Australia, is in her second season ...

Tritons fall in finale

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Iowa Central football coach Kevin Twait always appreciates enthusiasm and effort from his players. Without discipline, though, the Tritons fall right back to where they started. Costly penalties and critical turnovers quelled Iowa Central’s chances for an upset here on Saturday, as ...

Iowa Central finishes season at home

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The Iowa Central football team will close its 2016 campaign at home here on Saturday against No. 17 Butler Community College. Kickoff is set for noon inside Dodger Stadium. The Triton program will honor two fallen police officers with area ties during the contest. Iowa Central players ...

Triton swimmers in action

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SIOUX CITY — The Iowa Central men’s and women’s swimming squads competed over the weekend at the Morningside Invitational. The men won both a dual on Friday night against Morningside, 113-86, and the team meet on Saturday with 820 points. The women split a double dual with ...

Lynx advance to finals

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CEDAR FALLS —It’s not a Rudy story, head coach Bob Howard made that immediately and perfectly clear. How about Remember The Titans? Now that’s more like it. Pick a movie, pick a cliche, pick anything you want. The simple truth is this — the Webster City football team will play for ...

Bishop Garrigan faces St. Albert in A semifinals

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CEDAR FALLS — Forty-four combined wins against zero defeats this season. Seven state championships and seven runner-up trophies all-time. A total of 486 career victories by the coaching quartet. That is what the four Class A football qualifiers bring to the UNI-Dome today ...

Webster City faces Glenwood in 3A semifinals

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WEBSTER CITY - This began last December in the weight room with dedication and camaraderie, and it continued in April with a promise to one another during offseason meetings.Win or lose, they were going to do it together. They were going to block out the good and bad, and stay true to their ...

Triton cross country teams ready for latest title run

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EL DORADO, Kan. - National championship trophies are no longer rare with the Iowa Central cross country program. Title runs have become the norm. The Triton men will begin their trek for a third straight national crown here this weekend, while the women are searching for their first ...

813 series for Hein

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Darin Hein rolled an 813 series in the men's handicap league recently.Hein had games of 296, 268 and 249.Kevin Sturm just missed a perfect game, recording a 299 in the men's handicap league as part of a 680 series.Eddie Jacobson's 761 topped the Fort Dodge Ford Classic League. Heather Hruska ...

Tritons knock off No. 2 Lakers

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ESTHERVILLE - It was a great welcome home party for Iowa Central wrestling coach Luke Moffitt in the Tritons' season opener here on Wednesday.Moffitt, who is originally from Estherville, saw his fifth-ranked Tritons defeat No. 2 Iowa Lakes, 23-16."It was nice to get a win in my home town,'' ...

Rizzo, Heyward are Gold Glovers

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NEW YORK (AP) - Catch this: Buster Posey is the new Gold Glove backstop in the National League.The San Francisco Giants star unseated Yadier Molina behind the plate Tuesday when Rawlings announced its annual honors for fielding excellence. Posey was picked as the NL catcher, ending Molina's ...

Area players tabbed A-2 all-district

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After a perfect 7-0 run through Class A, District 2, the Bishop Garrigan football team was rewarded with eight first team all-league selections.The Golden Bears are set to play Friday afternoon at the UNI-Dome in the state semifinals vs. Council Bluffs St. Albert.Seniors Gibson Behr, Joel ...

Humboldt dominates all-NCC volleyball

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After running through the North Central Conference, the Humboldt volleyball team packed the all-league honor squad.The Wildcats, who advanced to a Class 3A regional final to North Polk, had three players on the first team, including unanimous selections Taylor Gidel and Abby Zaugg.Joining Gidel ...

Dodgers earn all-district gridiron status

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Fort Dodge caught a glimpse of its future when the all-Class 4A, District 4 football honor roll was released recently.Five of the six Dodgers on the first or second team were underclassmen - a number consistent with the youth movement on Matt Miller's squad during the 2016 campaign.Jonny Bowser ...

A new era

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MARSHALLTOWN - It was a perfect way to conclude a banner season for the Fort Dodge girls swim team at the state meet here Saturday.The Dodgers claimed five Top-10 finishes, led by a fourth-place from senior Lehr Thorson in the 100 breaststroke, in placing 12th overall. Fort Dodge collected 86 ...