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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 ...

Tritons crush NIACC

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MASON CITY — The second-ranked Iowa Central wrestling team had little trouble remaining unbeaten in ICCAC action, besting No. 17 North Iowa Area here Wednesday night. The final score of the dual was 45-3. Jeremiah Colon, Curtis Cannon, De’Andre Reed, Brandon Murray, Dayton Racer, ...

Dodgers hope to rebound

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It was a turbulent 20-plus hours for the Fort Dodge basketball programs last weekend. Now, the Dodgers must find their footing again on the road. The FDSH boys (6-4 overall) head to Sioux City North (5-6) on Tuesday, weather permitting, for a 7:45 p.m. solo contest against the Stars. Head ...

Tritons host DMACC

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The Iowa Central men and women host their first ICCAC doubleheader here Wednesday night at Hodges Fieldhouse against Des Moines Area. Action begins with the women’s contest at 5:30 p.m. Men are scheduled to tip at 7:30 p.m. The Iowa Central women (9-7 overall, 1-0 in league) opened ...

Gaels ready for homestand

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The St. Edmond basketball teams have a busy week ahead, but the Gaels get to play in their gym for all three doubleheaders. Weather permitting, St. Edmond opens their three-game North Central Conference homestand on Tuesday against Clarion-Goldfield/Dows. The Gael girls (3-8 overall, 1-5 ...

HOPING FOR THE BEST

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Cole Allison learned the hard way just how much he was enjoying his time as a prep wrestling standout at St. Edmond. Now, the senior can only hope he’ll have one more chance to prove that appreciation on the mat. Allison was ranked ninth at 126 pounds when an injury forced him to the ...

Should there be a prep shot clock?

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One simple post on my Facebook page recently created quite a buzz with my friends earlier this week. I posted an article on the Des Moines Hoover/Ames High boys basketball game, won by Hoover 43-39 in four overtimes. The game was tied 25-25 at the end of regulation, and Hoover held the ball ...

Iowa puts Humboldt’s Ross on scholarship

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HUMBOLDT — Fittingly, the story behind Brady Ross being placed on scholarship by the University of Iowa football program wasn’t glamorous or entertaining. Just a simple phone call and signature made it official for the no-frills fullback from Humboldt. The redshirt freshman ...

Dodgers win Garst Invite

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Joel Greathouse made a key decision before the Rusty Garst Invitational began on Saturday. Greathouse opted to put Cole Pearson, Cole Davis, Mitchell Emery and Trent Woodhouse together in the opening 200 medley relay in an attempt to gain the upper-hand on Sioux City. The move paid off, as ...

Dodgers claim four titles

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CEDAR RAPIDS — The third-ranked (Class 3A) Fort Dodge wrestling team claimed four individual titles here Saturday at the J-Hawk Invitational, but it wasn’t enough to overcome No. 1 (2A) New Hampton. The Chickasaws scored 222 points, 6.5 ahead of the Dodgers for the overall team title. ...

FD girls nearly score upset

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WEST DES MOINES — The Fort Dodge girls put together a late rally here Saturday, but it wasn’t quite enough as 10th-ranked (Class 5A) West Des Moines Dowling eked out a 53-51 victory. After falling behind by 12 points at halftime, the Dodgers (6-5 overall, 3-2 in the CIML Northern ...

Dodgers can’t catch Dowling

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WEST DES MOINES — Fort Dodge struggled with its second boys basketball opponent in as many games here on Saturday, dropping a 70-35 decision to West Des Moines Dowling. The Dodgers (6-4 overall, 4-1 in the CIML Northern Division) lost their first conference contest of the season. They ...

Indians second at TLC Meet

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LAKE VIEW — The Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire wrestling team used their depth to claim the Twin Lakes Conference title here Saturday. The Titans scored 214 points to distance themselves from runner-up Pocahontas Area. Southeast Valley was third with Manson Northwest Webster, South ...

Dodger boys fall to Johnston

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The Fort Dodge boys basketball team couldn't shake off the rust of a week-long layoff and could never get on a track against Johnston here Friday night, dropping a 70-53 decision to the Dragons. Tuesday’s ice storm forced the postponement of the Dodgers' game at Southeast Polk. After that ...