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Huseman moves on at U.S. Am

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BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Following 36 holes of intense golf, Andrew Huseman was able to relax a little Tuesday night.But not for very long.Huseman finished his two rounds of play tied for 30th overall at the 116th U.S. Amateur Championship here at Oakland Hills Country Club. The son of ...

Huseman cards 69 at U.S. Am

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BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. - Andrew Huseman is tied for 31st with 19 others after the opening round of the 116th U.S. Amateur Championship here Monday at Oakland Hills Country Club.Huseman, the son of local chiropractor Bill Huseman and grandson of late FDSH Hall of Fame Athletic Director Dutch ...

Kolacia earns all-state honors

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Fort Dodge's Sam Kolacia was one of six Messenger-area standouts to be named to the 2016 Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association all-state teams, which were announced on Tuesday.Kolacia, a senior, landed on the Class 4A second squad as a utility pick after leading the Dodgers in hits ...

Seasoned by the seasons

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Let me preface this by saying I am in no way, shape or form marginalizing the efforts and accomplishments of high school students who participate in just one sport. I don't want to turn this into an ''us vs. them'' column. Different strokes for different folks.I would like to take a moment, ...

A diamond mainstay

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Jason Setterdahl was a steady performer throughout his St. Edmond baseball career, but he definitely saved his best for last.As a senior, Setterdahl started all 31 games for the Gaels, earning a spot on the Class 1A all-state third team. This past season, he batted .376 with 35 hits and ...

LET THE GAMES BEGIN

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - With fireworks forming the word "Rio" in the sky and supermodel Gisele Bundchen shimmering to the tune of "The Girl from Ipanema," Rio de Janiero welcomed the world to the first Olympic Games in South America with a serious message underlying the celebration: Let's take ...

Lofty goals for Panthers

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CEDAR FALLS - The Northern Iowa football team has a set of goals in mind for this season.First up is capturing the Missouri Valley Conference, which placed the Panthers second in the preseason poll.After that, Mark Farley's crew wants to claim the elusive FCS national championship."If your ...

Favre wonders if he belongs in Hall

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CANTON, Ohio - Brett Favre seemed a bit surprised by the question.Asked if he ever imagined himself wearing a gold jacket in Canton, Favre quickly responded: "Absolutely not."He's still not sure he belongs in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, which he will enter on Saturday night."Pretty amazing," ...

Valentine’s powerlifting talent grows

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Powerlifting has quickly become a way of life for William Valentine.Last month, the 2016 Manson Northwest Webster graduate was rewarded for all his hard work and determination by earning top honors in the 100kg Raw weight class in the 18- and 19-year-old junior men's division at the USPA ...

No quit in Kampen

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It didn't take long for Kole Kampen to embrace his new role with the Fort Dodge baseball team.Tommy John surgery sidelined the Dodgers' all-state pitcher in June. The news was devastating for Kampen, a University of Iowa recruit who said emphatically, ''baseball is the game I love, and I'd been ...

FD’s Hiracheta, area players are all-stars

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MASON CITY - Fort Dodge's Cainen Hiracheta, Humboldt's Brady Shelgren and Bishop Garrigan's Zac Kibby will each participate in the 2016 Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Senior Series here on August 4-7 at Roosevelt Stadium.Hiracheta, who contributed 33 hits and a team-high ...

St. Edmond’s Setterdahl an INA all-stater

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St. Edmond senior Jason Setterdahl led a group of five Messenger-area baseball players to be placed on the Iowa Newspaper Association all-state teams.The honor squads were released early Tuesday morning.Setterdahl was selected to the Class 1A third team as a first baseman. Joining him from the ...

Local studens pack Academic All-State teams

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Of the 44 student-athletes named Academic All-State recipients by the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association this week, five recently received degrees from Fort Dodge's local high schools.St. Edmond's Robert Flattery and Colin Flattery were placed on the first team by the IHSBCA, which ...

Hamilton Co. champs crowned

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WEBSTER CITY - Five drivers had their names etched into history forever when they earned track championships at the Hamilton County Speedway on Saturday.With just two points separating the first- and second-place Modified drivers - Tim Ward and Dustin Smith - fans expected the feature to be a ...

Ten Dodgers honored

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On the heels of a second straight state softball appearance, Fort Dodge received 10 selections on the all-CIC Northern Division teams.Making the top squad for the Dodgers, who won the league for a fourth consecutive year, were sophomore Bre Tjebben (P), junior Meagan Hartman (P), junior Maggie ...

Area players pack NCC squads

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Humboldt's Avery Terwilliger and Beth Duffield and Webster City's Allie Flaws were recently named unanimous first team all-North Central Conference picks after standout seasons on the softball diamond.Terwilliger, a shortstop, batted .430 with 49 hits, 36 RBI, 31 runs and 30 stolen bases. The ...

Kolacia, Harvey all-district

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Fort Dodge senior Sam Kolacia and junior Maggie Harvey were each honored as first team all-district players recently for their performances on the diamond this summer.Kolacia was recognized by the Iowa HIgh School Baseball Coaches Association on the Class 4A North Central district team. He went ...

Two Dodgers on All-state squads

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The accolades continues to come in for Fort Dodge's Maggie Harvey.After earning all-district status earlier this week, Harvey was named to the Class 5A Iowa Girls Coaches Association's second-team. Joining her was teammate Daphne Alstott on the third-team.Harvey, a junior catcher who received ...

STRONG START

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SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - A drab year for Jimmy Walker took a turn for the worse two weeks ago at the British Open, when he stayed in what was dubbed the "frat house" at Royal Troon with Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas, Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson.Walker was the only one to miss the ...

Standing tall

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DES MOINES - So far, no team has figured out the Pella pitching staff in the postseason.Humboldt couldn't break through against Dutch ace Grant Judkins here Tuesday night, as Pella topped the Wildcats, 6-0, in a Class 3A state tournament quarterfinal game.The fifth-ranked Dutch, now 31-8, have ...