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Trips to the state tournament are about much more than just softball for Fort Dodge. Yes, the Dodgers are good again. And yes, they belong. This program stands for more than just stats and accomplishments, though. It’s about a bond and a trust they establish through months of hard work ...

Play ball!

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The state softball tournament arrives on Fort Dodge’s doorstep for the 55th consecutive year beginning Monday at Rogers Sports Complex. Forty of Iowa’s best high school teams visit our community in a tradition that dates back to 1970. At that point, the event was just 13 years old and ...


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Brady Johnson distinctly remembers the feeling of completing his first half marathon nine years ago in Reno, Nevada. “I limped across the finish line,” Johnson said of the 13.1-mile race, “and thought to myself, ‘I’d never be able to run a full.’” Not long after, Johnson ...

Twin Lakes Conference honors handed out

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Courtney Darrow was named co-Twin Lakes Conference coach of the year for softball this past summer after leading Newell-Fonda to a share of the league crown. Kierra Jungers, Kinzee Hinders, McKenna Sievers, Isabel Bartek and Anna Mercer all made the first team for the Mustangs, who finished ...


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For the past four summers, Hayden Derrig has been a key contributor for the St. Edmond baseball team. This year, though, Derrig took on a new role within the program — leader. As one of just two seniors alongside JT Laufersweiler, Derrig made sure to lead by example long before the first ...

Brown sinks 4th ace with trusty 8-iron

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Roger Brown is a man who knows what he likes both on and off the golf course. Brown is a life-long Fort Dodger. He’s been working at Humes Distributing in Fort Dodge for over 40 years, and he’s been playing at the Fort Dodge Country Club since he was a kid. When Brown recently aced the ...