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Algona’s big trio ready for state wrestling

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DES MOINES — In most wrestling rooms, a special bond is quickly formed by those comprising roster spots in the bigger weight classes. At Algona, that is no different. Cole Lewis, Andrew Hamilton and Gavin Meints all secured spots in the Class 2A state tournament, which kicks off Thursday ...

MNW’s Schuttler recovered, excited

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DES MOINES — John Schuttler’s dream of competing at the state wrestling tournament last season was taken away from him before it could even start developing. Now, in his final season on the mats for Manson Northwest Webster, Schuttler will get his opportunity. The MNW senior takes on ...

FORT DODGE ADVANCES 11

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Everyone on the Fort Dodge wrestling team has a different story on a different path to success. In a Class 3A district meet here Saturday, 11 Dodgers came together to punch state tickets, making head coach Bobby Thompson’s squad a state title contender once again. Seven Dodgers claimed ...

Show-stopping victory for senior Mills vs. Schriever

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Brandon Mills patiently waited his turn. Working. Grinding. Striving to crack the Fort Dodge lineup. The Dodger senior wrestled 26 matches a year ago, compiling a .500 record while battling through some injuries. “I just knew my time would come,’’ Mills said. “I put in a lot of work ...

Titans push all 4 through

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MAPLETON — South Central Calhoun sent four wrestlers to a Class 1A district meet here Saturday. And all four punched tickets to state. Jordan Khommanyvong, Blake McAlister and Brian King earned district titles, with Kevin King advancing as a runner-up. McAlister will be making his second ...

Trio of ‘Cats are in

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ALGONA — Key wins in the semifinals helped three Humboldt wrestlers advance to state as district runner-ups here Saturday. Cole Nelson, Jase Goodell and Colton Goodell all finished second for the Wildcats, moving on without having to compete in wrestlebacks. Nelson was the runner-up at 106 ...

CRUNCH TIME

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Seven Fort Dodge seniors are looking to end the chapter of their high school careers with state tournament bids on Saturday, as they will wrestle for the final time in front of a home crowd. The Dodgers will host a Class 3A district meet inside the Dodger gym, begining at noon. Joining ...

Fort Dodge boys win CIML Iowa title

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The Fort Dodge boys took a regular season of frustration out on the CIML Iowa Conference field Friday at Ridgewood Lanes, as the host Dodgers secured the championship to avenge a winless league dual campaign. Spearheaded by Jayden Ray’s runner-up performance and Kaleb Anderson’s ...

Lacina leads Gaels in finale

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CHURDAN — Anthony Lacina had a career-high 21 points and Hayden Mayer added 15 as the St. Edmond boys defeated Paton-Churdan to close out the regular season on Friday, 69-49. The Gaels (7-13 overall) won for the third time in four games heading into next week’s Class 1A, District 2 ...

Dodgers lose to Mason City

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MASON CITY — Fighting injury and illness, the Fort Dodge boys basketball team was no match for Mason City on Friday. The Dodgers dropped a 78-44 road decision to the Mohawks. “Our team is pretty beat up right now; we have a lot of guys who are sick,” FDSH head coach Tom Daniel said. ...

Triton softball team blasts eight homers

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ENID, Okla. — The Iowa Central softball squad was heating up in the cold weather here on Friday. The Tritons had seven home runs — including three by Payton Andersen — in a 12-2 rout of Enid in their opener. Iowa Central then finished the day with a 5-2 victory over NOC-Tonkawa. Both ...

Triton basketball preview

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THE TIP: The Iowa Central women’s and men’s basketball teams will host NIACC for Jam the Gym inside Hodges Fieldhouse. Women’s action is set for 1 p.m. with the men to follow at 3 p.m. WOMEN’S PROBABLES: Iowa Central (15-10 overall, 6-5 ICCAC): Maraeja Cross, so., 9.2; Anni Cummings, ...

Dodger girls fall to Mohawks

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MASON CITY — The Fort Dodge girls basketball team dropped a 70-41 decision to Mason City on Friday night. The Dodgers (7-14 overall, 2-8 CIML Iowa Conference) couldn’t get anything going in the first half as they trailed 39-20 heading into the locker room. Aleaha Pommer led the Dodgers ...

Gaels bow out in regional action

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STORM LAKE — The end came here for the St. Edmond girls in the opening round of Class 1A regionals, as Storm Lake St. Mary’s picked up a 56-29 victory. Danika Demers scored a game-high 24 points to lead the Panthers (11-10 overall), who now face LeMars Gehlen in LeMars on Tuesday night. ...

Class 1A, 2A district wrestling set for Saturday

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Blake McAlister battled through sectionals and districts to reach the state wrestling tournament a year ago as a freshman. Now, South Central Calhoun’s sixth-ranked 160-pounder is using all of that experience to his advantage in hopes of securing another spot in the Class 1A ...

DODGERS DOMINATE

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Fort Dodge left little doubt about how many days it would be wrestling in Des Moines next week. The third-ranked Dodgers will be competing at Wells Fargo Arena for four days after crushing 16th-ranked Cedar Falls, 57-8, on Wednesday night for a Class 3A regional dual championship. It was a ...

Not enough

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Playing at home for the final time this season, the St. Edmond boys put forth a spirited effort here Tuesday night against Iowa Falls-Alden. The Cadets, though, had too much firepower, posting a 72-55 victory to complete their first season sweep over the Gaels since the 2012-13 ...

Gael girls edged by Cadets

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The St. Edmond girls took last month’s loss at Iowa Falls-Alden personally. While the Gaels weren’t quite able to earn their first win of the season on Tuesday in the rematch with the Cadets, head coach Steve Neuberger appreciated his team’s competitve nature as they inched closer to ...

Dodgers compete for state berth

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With their lineup finally close to full strength, Bobby Thompson is ready to see what his Fort Dodge wrestling team can truly do in the final two weeks of the season. Tonight, the Dodgers (8-5 overall) will host a Class 3A regional dual in the Dodger gym. No. 16 Cedar Falls will meet No. 22 ...

FDSH wins at buzzer

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DES MOINES — With six seconds left in overtime on Tuesday, the Fort Dodge girls basketball team knew they only had one shot to come away with a victory. The Dodgers inbounded the ball to Jalen Adams, who passed down court. Cheyenne Miller-Hammed went inside to Aleaha Pommer, who went back to ...