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FEELING BLUE

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DES MOINES — Many of the top athletes from around the area will get their chance to compete on the blue oval during the upcoming 111th Drake Relays. The event, which was canceled last year due to COVID-19, begins on Wednesday and continues through Saturday afternoon. Fort Dodge’s Tyler ...

No. 9 Iowa Central throttles Ellsworth, 58-6

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IOWA FALLS — Playing for the first time away from Dodger Stadium, the ninth-ranked Iowa Central football team had no trouble with Ellsworth, winning here Saturday, 58-6. Major Williams set the tone early, returning the opening kickoff back 74 yards for a touchdown for the Tritons (3-1 ...

MYERS AT THE HELM

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When G Myers became the Fort Dodge girls soccer coach, she knew exactly how she wanted to start: from the beginning. Myers, who played soccer at Iowa Central and Grand View, stressed the fundamentals from day one. “It’s been a little bit of an adjustment, because I have a different ...

Tritons run strong in Cedar Rapids

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CEDAR RAPIDS — The Iowa Central track program had a strong weekend here at the Mustang Open hosted by Mount Mercy. The Triton men set several meet records, qualified five more events for nationals and picked up the team title along the way with 167 points. The Iowa Central women finished as ...

LIFE IMITATING ART

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WEBSTER CITY — A film based on the final year of Iowa’s six-on-six girls basketball is now being shown at the Webster Theater. Those attending the movie will probably recognize a few familiar faces. “New Providence” opened Friday. Featured in the film is Taylor McKinney, a Webster ...

Tritons break through with national dance title

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — For the first time in program history, the Iowa Central Dance Team is bringing home a national championship. The Tritons claimed the open Hip Hop division at the NDA Collegiate Dance Championships on Saturday, following in the footsteps of the Iowa Central cheer team ...

Iowa Central hits the road for the first time

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IOWA FALLS — For the first time this spring, the Iowa Central football team hits the road, taking on ICCAC rival Ellsworth here Saturday. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. The ninth-ranked Tritons (2-1 overall, 0-1 in league) rebounded from a loss to Iowa Western by besting the Grand View JV last ...

Dodgers continue to build

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The Fort Dodge girls golf squad is focused on the big picture as the Dodgers work their way through the early stages of the 2021 season. Fifth-year head coach Dave Louk is preaching patience with his team, which is still making up for lost time after missing all of last year due to the global ...

Roosevelt gets best of Dodgers

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The Fort Dodge boys soccer squad was blanked by Des Moines Roosevelt on Friday inside Dodger Stadium, 4-0. The Roughriders (2-2 overall) went up 2-0 by halftime and never looked back. “I think we’re really making progress,” FDSH head coach Joe Jackson said. “The intensity and ...

ONE STEP SHORT

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CEDAR RAPIDS — The Iowa Central volleyball team came up short of playing for their first national title, falling to Parkland here Wednesday night in the NJCAA Div. II National Tournament. The Cobras advance to meet Johnson County — who topped top-seed Illinois Central — in the finals on ...

FEELING AT HOME

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Todd Constable really likes this current group of Fort Dodge track athletes he has to work with. On Thursday night, they were able to showcase their talents for the home crowd, hosting the 40th annual Dodger Relays. Fort Dodge finished third overall behind Waukee and Norwalk, as Aleaha ...

Four homers in one game for Schnetzer

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NORFOLK, Neb. — Maybe it was accidentally leaving her phone at home. Maybe it was playing in Nebraska. Whatever it was, Loghen Schnetzer was locked in here Wednesday for the Iowa Central softball team. Schnetzer, an all-stater at Fort Dodge Senior High and the program’s leader for ...

SCHREIER SPRINTING HOME

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Tyler Schreier has his sights set on an elite finish to the 2021 track season. Not for himself. For his coach. The Fort Dodge senior sprinter has been everywhere at meets this year, competing individually in the 100-meter dash and long jump while also anchoring the Dodgers’ talented ...

Dodger Relays next on the track for girls

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For the first time in 16 years earlier this month, the Fort Dodge girls track squad won a team title. Now the Dodgers will attempt to add a title at their own Dodger Relays to the mix. Todd Constable’s team will host the 40th annual event at Dodger Stadium on Thursday. The Dodgers will ...

Tritons 3rd at nationals

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CEDAR RAPIDS — The Iowa Central volleyball team never gave up. Even after seeing a fourth-set lead go to Illinois Central here Thursday, the Tritons regrouped and thrived. Iowa Central posted a 15-12 win in the fifth to secure third place at the NJCAA Div. II Tournament, topping the No. 1 ...

Gael boys finish second at Markert Relays

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MANSON — The Emily Markert Coed Relays brought together a handful of teams from around the area here Thursday night to the Keith Hart Athletic Complex. In the boys standings, ACGC finished ahead of St. Edmond with Pocahontas Area, South Hamilton, OABCIG and Manson Northwest Webster rounding ...

Dodger boys win 4×100 at Waukee

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WAUKEE — The Fort Dodge boys track team took on two of the top programs in the state here Thursday night at the Waukee Invitational. Waukee scored 185 points to place first with Ankeny Centennial second. The Dodgers were sixth with a first, a second and four thirds. The 4x100 relay of ...

Tritons reach final four

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CEDAR RAPIDS — Two matches and two sweeps have the Iowa Central volleyball team headed to the semifinals for the first time in program history. The Tritons started Tuesday off by besting Carl Sandburg in the opening round of the NJCAA Div. II National Championship inside the Alliant Energy ...

TOUGH UP FRONT

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DES MOINES — Logan Finowski and the Grand View football team will embark on their quest to claim the NAIA FCS championship beginning here Saturday. The Vikings will host Dordt in a Top-20 matchup in the opening round. Kickoff is set for noon. Grand View went a perfect 6-0 during the fall ...

Another win for Tritons

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The Iowa Central women’s soccer team improved to 3-1 on the year, posting a convincing 5-2 victory over Southeastern here Tuesday at Rogers Sports Complex. The Tritons (3-1 overall, 3-1 in ICCAC) have now scored 26 goals through four matches and have won two in a row. Abigail Dalebout got ...