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No. 1 Tritons aim for title

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COUNCIL BLUFFS — With a target firmly on their backs, the top-ranked Iowa Central wrestling team embarks on another national championship chase. The Tritons will bring 10 qualifiers to the NJCAA National Tournament, which begins here Friday and concludes Saturday night inside the ...

Tritons in second place

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COUNCIL BLUFFS — The Iowa Central wrestling team is in the hunt for the NJCAA national championship and five individual titles. The Tritons are currently in second place with 91 team points. Northeast Oklahoma leads with 93. Clackamas is third with 83.5. Northeast has three semifinalists ...

Tritons playing first baseball game at U.S. Bank Stadium

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MINNEAPOLIS — The Iowa Central baseball team will be a part of history here on Friday morning when they play Century College. The two junior colleges will play in the first-ever baseball games at U.S. Bank Stadium — home of the Minnesota Vikings. First pitch is scheduled for 6 a.m. in ...

Historic day for Tritons

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MINNEAPOLIS — The Iowa Central baseball team made history here Friday morning. The Tritons picked up a 1-0 victory vs. Century College in the first-ever baseball game played inside the billion-dollar U.S. Bank Stadium, home of the Minnesota Vikings. In the second game of the doubleheader, ...

Doyle unanimous all-NCC

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Charlie Doyle worked his way up from a role player to a two-year starter for the St. Edmond boys. And for his drive and determination, the Gael senior was rewarded as one of two unanimous selections to the all-North Central Conference first team. Doyle averaged over 15 points and five ...

Teske named top 3A wrestler

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Brody Teske continues to take all of the wins, championships and awards in stride. The Fort Dodge junior was named the 2017 Dan Gable Mr. Wrestler of the Year in Class 3A during a banquet in Des Moines on Wednesday. And while being recognized was ‘‘very neat’’ in the eyes of Teske, the ...

GOODBYE, OLD FRIEND

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If these walls could talk. They’d talk of sweat. Desire. Determination. They’d talk about a program that has elevated itself to the very top of the state on more than one occasion. These walls would talk about those who walked in as boys, and almost always left as men. About fathers who ...

SE’s Flattery first team all-NCC

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Megan Flattery was named to the all-North Central Conference first team for her efforts on the hardwood this past season. Flattery, a senior for St. Edmond, was joined by Algona’s Maddie Miller and Aliyah Buscher, Humboldt’s Avery Terwilliger and Clear Lake’s trio of Emily Snelling, ...

FD bowlers wrap up year at state meet

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DES MOINES — It was a tough day for the Fort Dodge bowling teams here Tuesday at the Class 2A state meet. The Dodger girls placed sixth overall, while the boys finished in eighth. “In a lot of ways, it was a frustrating day,” FDSH head coach Don Ervin said. “But when we started out ...

Fort Dodge bowlers doubling up at state

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ES MOINES — Don Ervin has many steadfast beliefs about bowling and why certain programs are successful. Ervin, the veteran head coach for Fort Dodge, will get to test one of those out at Plaza Lanes Tuesday when both the Dodger boys and girls compete in the Class 2A state bowling ...

FDSH stunned at the buzzer

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Fort Dodge boys basketball coach Tom Daniel called it the one of the toughest things to do as a coach. Just minutes earlier, Daniel walked into a solemn locker room and consoled his basketball team after the Dodgers were stunned at the buzzer by Des Moines East, 72-71, in a Class 4A substate ...

Emotional homecoming for Dodger wrestlers

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There wasn’t a dry eye in the house as the Fort Dodge community welcomed their Dodger wrestlers back from the state tournament on Sunday in the FDSH gym. Over 200 fans shared laughs, memories and tears together when Fort Dodge returned home with the latest additions to its trophy case. The ...

FDSH starts second season at home

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The Fort Dodge boys open Class 4A postseason play Monday night at home against Des Moines East. Tip in this Substate 2 quarterfinal is set for 7 p.m. The winner meets Des Moines North on Friday. On Friday, the Dodgers (13-8 overall) finished up regular season play with a 68-38 setback to ...

SOLID GOLD

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DES MOINES — For the past three years, every team in the Class 3A state wrestling tournament has been chasing the juggernaut known as Southeast Polk. No one has been able to catch the Rams, but Fort Dodge continues to be as close as anyone in the state. Fort Dodge added to its rich ...

A LEGACY CEMENTED

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DES MOINES — Like most sports, wrestling is all about the bottom line. It’s a no-nonsense world defined by wins and losses. There’s gold, and there’s everything else. There’s a champion, and there’s everyone else. Despite an inspiring run of tournament success over the last three ...

Ruffridge 4th in 2A

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DES MOINES — Shea Ruffridge has sat on the doorstep of competing in the state wrestling championships for two consecutive years. Now, the Pocahontas Area junior believes those experiences will help push him next year to make that final step. Ruffridge finished fourth here Saturday inside ...

Fisher earns silver for Jaguars

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DES MOINES — Southeast Valley sophomore Kyler Fisher came up just short in his quest to secure a state title here Saturday night, falling to Osage’s Brock Jennings in the Class 1A 170-pound finals. Fisher (48-4) had picked up three wins over ranked seniors heading into the bout, but ...

Birnbaum inducted into Hall

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DES MOINES — Another Dodger has his place in the Iowa High School Wrestling Hall of Fame. Former Fort Dodge Senior High athlete and coach Ed Birnbaum joined that elite group prior to Saturday night’s championship round. Birnbaum is the second straight ex-Dodger wrestler to enter the ...

Doolittle finishes 2nd for WC

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DES MOINES — The dream will be moved to standby for at least the next 365 days. Webster City sophomore Drake Doolittle’s bid to become the Lynx fifth individual state wrestling champion was halted by Albia’s Aden Reeves in the Class 2A 113-pound final at the 2017 state tournament last ...

Indians advance to state

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MANSON — The Pocahontas Area girls will get the chance to defend their state title after a 63-34 victory over Carroll Kuemper in a Class 3A regional final here Saturday night. The Indians, who won the 3A title a year ago after finishing second the season before, were led once again by Elle ...