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Dodger bowlers win twice

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Fort Dodge bowling coach Don Ervin was pleased with the quick turn around from both the boys and girls bowling teams. The Dodger boys defeated Mason City 2,763-2,474 and the girls won 2,385-2,066. Seth Hanson led the boys with a 470 series. He had games of 234 and 236. Trey Preston also ...

Gaels host triangular

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The St. Edmond wrestling team dropped a pair of duals to Iowa Falls-Alden and Ballard here Thursday night. Noah Carlson, Connor Allison, Ty Smith and Sam Brown all had wins for the Gaels vs. the Cadets. St. Edmond lost the dual, 51-21. Carlson, a freshman, opened the meet with a fall over ...

FDSH to recognize Cook

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Sam Cook’s idea of relaxing over winter break may not sound like a traditional way to unwind, but wrestlers everywhere understand. ‘‘I was back in the room (working on Wednesday with the Fort Dodge wrestling team),’’ Cook laughed. ‘‘It was just like old times. There’s ...

Dodgers meet Dowling in Top-6 matchup

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The Fort Dodge wrestling team will step right into the fire to start the New Year here on Thursday. The third-ranked Dodgers face No. 6 Dowling to open the 2017 portion of their schedule. Fort Dodge (5-0 overall) had a perfect dual mark in December, which included a 37-34 victory over No. 9 ...

Gaels return to the court

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The St. Edmond basketball teams will start the New Year with back-to-back varsity doubleheaders on Thursday and Friday. The Gaels begin the week with a non-conference twibill at home against South Hamilton tonight, followed by a road trip to Clear Lake tomorrow. The St. Edmond girls (2-4 ...

Dodger boys take care of Urbandale

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URBANDALE — Fort Dodge boys head coach Tom Daniel wasn’t exactly sure what to expect from his basketball team after a long and sometimes inconsistent winter break. Daniel was more than happy to see his Dodgers immediately show the focus and intensity needed to take care of a CIML Iowa ...

FDSH girls roll past J-Hawks

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URBANDALE — The Fort Dodge girls didn’t show much rust in their first game back since the Christmas Break. The Dodgers (5-3 overall) picked up a 46-30 victory over Urbandale (4-6) here on Tuesday night. Head coach Julius Michalik was pleased with his squad’s defensive effort. “We ...

Dodger teams back on the court

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A new year and the second half of the season await the Fort Dodge basketball teams beginning on Tuesday with a trip to Urbandale. The Dodger girls (4-3 overall, 1-1 in the CIML Iowa Division) face the J-Hawks (4-5, 1-2) at 6:15 p.m. this evening. The FDSH boys (4-2, 2-0) then meet Urbandale ...

Busy week for SE mat

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JEFFERSON — A busy week greets the St. Edmond wrestling team from their extended break beginning here Tuesday night. The Gaels take on Greene County, Belmond-Klemme and Denison-Schleswig in a quadrangular that starts at 5:30 p.m. St. Edmond then hosts Iowa Falls-Alden and Ballard on ...

Iowa Central women fall

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Iowa Central head women’s basketball coach Kelly Kruger was pleased with the way his team prepared for Monday’s return against Iowa Western. Following 40 minutes of action inside Hodges Fieldhouse, though, Kruger walked away disappointed with the performance. The Tritons returned from ...

KINDRED HOOP SPIRITS

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ROCK VALLEY — Before Elle Ruffridge, there was Deb Remmerde. The now-married Remmerde-Leusink scored 2,756 points in her legendary career at Rock Valley High School, helping the program to three ...

CONTAGIOUS ENERGY

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Patrick Murphy visited Fort Dodge with more than just softball on his mind. The University of Alabama’s decorated head coach had plenty of teaching to do during his all-day clinic at Fort Dodge Senior High on Tuesday. The focus wasn’t just on the specifics of the game itself, ...

SE’s Doyle does it all

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Charlie Doyle will have a book full of accolades to remember when his athletic career at St. Edmond is complete. The Gael senior knows, though, that these past three-plus years have been about much more than just wins and losses. Doyle, a three-sport standout, is currently ...

A HIGHER STANDARD

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Mitchell Emery has his sights set on contending for a state championship in the pool this season. The Fort Dodge swimming standout isn’t shying away from the pressure or the expectations. In fact, no one believes in the Dodger senior captain more than Emery himself. ‘‘I’ve been ...

Eagle Grove extends invite tradition

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EAGLE GROVE — The wrestling community was left heartbroken when the storied Eagle Grove Invitational had been discontinued earlier this month. Now, thanks in large part to the quick work of EGHS activities director Richard Thacker, the tournament will see at least another ...

No. 3 Dodgers top No. 9 Johnston

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An intense CIML Iowa Conference dual between the third-ranked (Class 3A) Fort Dodge wrestling team and No. 9 Johnston ended with neither program concerned over the final score. With the Dragons leading 34-31 and just 106 pounders Jeremy Ayala and Thomas Edwards to go, all the makings for a ...

Top-10 matchup pits Dodgers vs. Dragons

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After weather forced the cancellation of the Don Miller Invitational, the third-ranked (Class 3A) Fort Dodge wrestling team is anxious to hit the mats again. The Dodgers (4-0 overall) close out their pre-holiday schedule with a CIML Iowa Conference dual against No. 9 Johnston on Thursday ...

EG goes unbeaten at home invite

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EAGLE GROVE — The Eagle Grove wrestling team took advantage of an opportunity presented to them Thursday night. After officials went to work earlier this week to put together the 79th Eagle Grove Invitational, the Eagles picked up four dual meet victories to earn the team title. Eagle ...

Dodger boys topple Mohawks

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The Fort Dodge boys hit shots from all over the court in the early stages of their game against Mason City here on Tuesday. In what is becoming the trademark of head coach Tom Daniel’s 2016-17 squad, it was the Dodgers’ effort on the defensive end of the floor that brought the win ...

Dodger girls fall to champs

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Fort Dodge head girls coach Julius Michalik was hoping to head into the Christmas break on a high note with a win over CIML Iowa Conference rival Mason City here Tuesday night. Instead, Michalik was forced to settle for several positive moments in a 62-54 setback for the Dodgers to the ...