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Southeast Valley’s Swieter named regional coach of year

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GOWRIE — It was a quick and triumphant turnaround for the Southeast Valley football team in 2020, and head coach Mike Swieter has been honored for his part in the Jaguars’ success. Swieter was recently named Class 1A regional Coach of the Year. A year after finishing 5-4, the Jaguars ...

FD wrestlers host Bobcats

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The Fort Dodge wrestling team won’t have far to travel in their final tuneups before Des Moines, as the Dodgers will stay in their home gym for the final five pre-state outings. The Dodgers begin the five-meet homestand on Tuesday — weather permitting — when they host Marshalltown. ...

Three-game week for Gaels

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The St. Edmond basketball teams will start the week with a road trip, then end it with a two-day two-game homestand. The Gael girls (2-12 overall) are at Iowa Falls-Alden (11-4) on Tuesday. On Thursday, they will entertain West Bend-Mallard (7-6). Humboldt (11-3) comes to the SEHS gym on ...

Fort Dodge basketball teams hit the road

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The Fort Dodge basketball teams start a three-game road trip on Tuesday at Southeast Polk. The Dodger girls (3-8 overall) tip at 6:15 p.m. against the fourth-ranked Rams (9-2). The FDSH boys (1-9) face the No. 9 Rams (8-2) at approximately 7:45 p.m. On Friday, the Fort Dodge girls will look ...

SILVER WINGS

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CORALVILLE — Alexis Ross was so close to accomplishing her lifelong dream, but in the end the Fort Dodge sophomore, came up just short of earning the school’s first-ever girls state wrestling championship on Saturday. A year after earning a bronze medal, Ross was so close she could taste ...

Cowboys take NCC championship back; Humboldt places 2nd

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WEBSTER CITY — The Clarion-Goldfield/Dows wrestling team regained control of the North Central Conference here on Saturday, capturing the overall championship while crowning three individual winners. A year after coming up short to Iowa Falls-Alden in the team race, the Cowboys locked on ...

Dodgers 2nd in Waverly

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WAVERLY — The fourth-ranked Fort Dodge wrestling squad ran the gamut of emotions at Saturday’s Rick Caldwell Invitational. The Dodgers placed second to No. 1 Waverly-Shell Rock, with sixth-rated Iowa City West taking third. The Go-Hawks accumulated 243.5 points in the five-team ...

Wildcat senior, team both finish as runner-ups

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CORALVILLE — When the Humboldt girls wrestling squad realized that they were in the hunt at the IWCOA state tournament on Saturday, the energy level picked up. The Wildcats were 16 strong inside Xtream Arena, and they found a way to the runner-up position while returning home with two ...

Triton men knock off Iowa Western

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Not long after soaking in the joys of a victory over Iowa Western, Chad Helle was already looking ahead to the next opponent. Riding the heels of a strong second half, the Iowa Central men posted a 95-91 victory over Iowa Western here Saturday inside Hodges Fieldhouse. PJ Ngambi had 24 ...

SE’s Berry goes 2-2 at state

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CORALVILLE — St. Edmond wrestler Elly Berry has been getting better each time out. The progression only has one place left for the Gael junior. In her second trip to the IWOCA state wrestling tournament, Berry went 2-2, a year after earning one victory. “Making it into the ...

Triton women fall just short

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The Iowa Central women were left on the wrong end of a 75-72 decision here Saturday inside Hodges Fieldhouse. Despite that, though, Triton head coach Brian Ortmeier was left feeling confident with the gains made by his team following the season opener. Isabell West scored 30 points with ...

PIN AND YOU’RE IN

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CORALVILLE — Fort Dodge’s Alexis Ross and St. Edmond’s Elly Berry are one step closer to reaching their goals, as the two wrestlers had a perfect day in the opening round of the IWOCA girls state tournament on Friday. Both Ross and Berry advanced to the quarterfinals at 132 pounds, as ...

Gael boys rout Bulldogs, 69-45

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Adolph Kochendorfer has been around high school basketball long enough to know that players have to remain focused on continuing to improve as a team. Kochendorfer’s St. Edmond boys raced out to a commanding lead and never looked back here Friday, topping Hampton-Dumont/CAL, 69-45. Hayden ...

Hampton-Dumont girls defeat St. Edmond

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The St. Edmond girls were unable to completely climb out of a mini-slump in the second half here Friday night, falling to Hampton-Dumont/CAL by a final of 46-36. After taking an early lead with a strong first quarter, the Gaels struggled to keep that momentum going as the Bulldogs put ...

Dodger boys suffer home setback

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The Fort Dodge boys basketball team had a strong start against Ankeny, but the defending state champions had too much down low for the Dodgers on Friday. Fort Dodge only trailed by one after the first quarter, but it was all Ankeny (6-4 overall) after that as the Hawks picked up a 69-38 CIML ...

FDSH girls tripped up by Hawks

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The Fort Dodger girls had no answer for hot shooting Ankeny on Friday night in the Dodger gym. The Hawkettes (6-2 overall) placed four players in double figures, earning a 66-40 victory over the Dodgers. Jenna Pitz led the Hawks with 14 points on 5 of 7 shooting. Abigail Johnson added 13 ...

No. 4 Dodgers head to W-SR

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WAVERLY — The fourth-ranked Fort Dodge wrestling team will head to Waverly for a round-robin tournament with two Top-10 opponents in the mix here on Saturday. No. 1 Waverly-Shell Rock will host the event, along with the Dodgers, sixth-rated Iowa City West, Waterloo East and Boone. Action ...

NCC meet in Webster City

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WEBSTER CITY — Last season, Iowa Falls-Alden ended Clarion-Goldfield’s run at the top of the North Central Conference wrestling ladder. The Cadets will defend their title on Saturday in the Webster City gym. A year ago, they crowned four champions and had two runner-up performances on ...

Area wrestlers advance at state

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CORALVILLE — The Humboldt girls wrestling team took over the Xtream Arena on Friday during the opening day of the IWOCA girls state tournament. Fifteen of the Wildcat wrestlers competed on the opening day, going 9-5 overall. Defending state champion Kendal Clark (170) didn’t compete, and ...

No. 10 Tritons eager to get started

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The 10th-ranked Iowa Central volleyball team begins their quest for a three-peat several months later than expected this year. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the NJCAA shifted the volleyball season to the winter and fall. For a program with three key returning players and a handful of ...