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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 ...

Tritons tripped up at No. 1 Garden City

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GARDEN CITY, Kan. - For 15 minutes here Saturday, the Iowa Central football team went toe-to-toe with No. 1 Garden City and didn't flinch.In fact, that carried over for much of the contest despite a 35-0 setback."I'm so proud of our guys," ICCC head coach Kevin Twait said. "They played their ...

Seizing the moment

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The state swim meet is filled with intense moments and immense pressure.Fort Dodge senior Lehr Thorson is definitely ready to make the most of her final day in the pool as a prep athlete on Saturday. Win or lose, though, her performance will assuredly come with a smile.''It's important to stay ...

A GRAND FINALE

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MARSHALLTOWN - The Fort Dodge swim team would like nothing more than to end the year with one more record-breaking performance.Members of this year's squad have set nine different school records, won the Gary Winkler Invitational for the first time, defeated West Des Moines Valley, and tied the ...

Lynx back to the Dome

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WEBSTER CITY - For the first time in three full decades, the Webster City football team is headed to the state semifinal round.The sixth-ranked (Class 3A) Lynx held on late for a 21-19 victory over Boone here Friday in a rematch of a regular-season showdown between District 2 ...

Bears reach semis

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ALGONA - The fourth-ranked Bishop Garrigan football team won a Class A quarterfinal slugfest with No. 5 West Hancock here on Friday, prevailing 12-8 to punch their first UNI-Dome ticket in 11 seasons.Senior standout Gibson Behr intercepted a pass in the red zone to clinch the victory for the ...

Iowa Central faces No. 1 squad

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GARDEN CITY, Kan. - Kevin Twait liked what he saw out of his ballclub last week, but Iowa Central is in for an entirely different level of challenge here on Saturday.The Tritons travel to face top-ranked Garden City (8-0). Kick off is set for 1 p.m. in Garden City."The kids played hard last ...

Lynx, Bears eye semis

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The road to Cedar Falls and the UNI-Dome travels through Algona and Webster City tonight with quarterfinal round action in the state football playoffs.No. 4 Bishop Garrigan hosts West Hancock in Class A, while the sixth-ranked Lynx welcome district rival Boone.Kickoff for both games is set for ...

Tritons advance

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Hungry was the motto for the No. 20 Iowa Central volleyball team here Wednesday night as they opened Region XI-B Tournament play.The Tritons swept past Southwestern inside Hodges Fieldhouse, putting them one match away from returning to the national tournament.Scores were 25-18, 25-18 and ...

Oh, what a night

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One game - one night - erased 108 years of disappointment.I've been a fan of the Chicago Cubs for as long as I can remember. Like every "Cub Lifer," this was the moment we'd been waiting and dreaming of since the very beginning.On Wednesday night, during Game 7 of the World Series against the ...

IC women edged in debut

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It wasn't quite the way Kelly Kruger wanted to start his Iowa Central tenure here on Tuesday night.Kruger, in his first season as the Triton women's basketball coach, saw his club suffer a 52-21 loss in the final seconds against the Grand View JV inside Hodges Fieldhouse.The Tritons nearly ...