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Double-digit Dodgers honored in football

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A season filled with stress, uncertainty, injuries and challenges still had a rewarding conclusion for the Fort Dodge football program, as 10 Dodgers garnered either first- or second-team honors in the CIML’s Iowa district. Seniors Sam Daniel, Dayson Clayton, Tyler Schreier and Sawyer ...

ORR PICKS IOWA STATE

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HUMBOLDT — Plenty of things about the Iowa State cross country and track programs felt right to Humboldt’s Quinton Orr. And in the end, that made the decision to continue his running career with the Cyclones an easy one. Orr officially signed with Iowa State this week, joining fellow ...

Mustangs, Garrigan start year No. 1, No. 2

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Newell-Fonda and Bishop Garrigan will begin the 2020-21 basketball season in the exact same spot they ended it. The Mustangs, two-time defending state champions, are the preseason No. 1 in Class 1A with the Golden Bears right behind them. Newell-Fonda bested Bishop Garrigan in a thriller ...

Everyone in TLC chasing Newell-Fonda

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NEWELL — The road to the Twin Lakes Conference title continues to run though Newell-Fonda. The two-time defending state champions have a stranglehold on the TLC, winning each of the past three league crowns with unblemished 11-0 marks. But it hasn’t been without a fight. Last year, ...

Dodger all-stater Doster commits to Iowa

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Tristin Doster had plenty of options. In the end, the dream of becoming a Div. I softball player won the heart of Fort Dodge’s all-state catcher. Doster committed to the University of Iowa on Wednesday, accepting a partial scholarship offer to join the Hawkeye program over a number of Div. ...

Area players earn all-state recognition

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Morgan Middleton was an impact player from the time she first stepped on the volleyball court for Clarion-Goldfield/Dows. Middleton was honored for her efforts by the Iowa Girls Coaches Association as one of eight players named to the elite all-state team on Wednesday. The senior, who has ...

Triton men double up as champs

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The Iowa Central men’s cross country team completed a fall double, securing the team title at the NJCAA Half Marathon Championships on Tuesday. Just a few days removed from winning the NJCAA national cross country title, the Tritons scored 15 team points to best Cloud County and ICCAC foe ...

Much different look to upcoming winter season

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As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, Fort Dodge Senior High athletic and activities director Kevin Astor believes now is a perfect time to step back and appreciate the good. With the COVID-19 global pandemic surging in Iowa, the 2020-21 winter sports season is undoubtedly on thin ice. ...

Area volleyball players make all-district team

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Kiersten Fisher, three players from Clarion-Goldfield/Dows and two from Humboldt led the list of volleyball players honored as all-district selections by the Iowa Girls Coaches Association. Fisher, a senior for Southeast Valley who recently committed to the University of Iowa to run track, ...

Dodgers finish strong at state

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MARSHALLTOWN — Saturday’s state swim meet presented both a fitting conclusion and a glimpse into the future for Ashley Beaumont and the Fort Dodge girls. Seniors Grace Hartley, Rylie Steinkamp and Claire Kienzle wrapped up their careers by competing against the best of the best here ...

Memorable run

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CEDAR FALLS — The ending wasn’t the way South Central Calhoun had envisioned, but the journey was well worth the heartache. The seventh-ranked Titans (9-2 overall), making their first trip ever to the state semifinals in the UNI-Dome, couldn’t get past second-ranked Van Meter (11-0) on ...

Tritons win men’s national title

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Kelvin Bungei came to Iowa Central to make history. The native of Kenya did just that on Saturday, capturing the individual NJCAA Div. I National Cross Country Championship title while leading the Tritons to team glory in the process. Iowa Central had three runners place in the Top-15 and all ...

Titans ready to break ground in the Dome

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CEDAR FALLS — Everyone knows how the record books stack up for South Central Calhoun. Now, the seventh-ranked Titans are looking to write a new chapter to the program’s successful history. For the first time ever, South Central Calhoun will be playing in the state football semifinal ...

Tritons host national championships

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Regardless of what happens this Saturday, the Iowa Central cross country program will feel disappointed. The Tritons host the NJCAA National Championships at Lakeside Golf Course, bringing together all three levels of cross country to the site for the first time since 2017. Last year, the ...

THE BIG FINISH

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MARSHALLTOWN — There was a time when Ashley Beaumont wasn’t quite sure a swim season would happen this fall. But Beaumont and the Fort Dodge girls have made it through, and will have six events in action at the state meet here beginning Friday at the Marshalltown YMCA/YWCA. Prelims and ...

TOGETHER AS ONE

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LAKE CITY — When Brennan Holder was in elementary school, he found himself in the middle of a transition that introduced him to new teammates and friends that would later become family. Rockwell City-Lytton and Southern Cal consolidated districts in 2010-2011 to form South Central Calhoun ...

AYALA TO IOWA OFFICIAL

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To some, signing day is a big deal. It’s the culmination of a tightly-contested recruiting process, filled with twists, turns and uncertainty — often until the very last minute. There was no such theater when Drake Ayala put pen to paper and made his commitment to the University of Iowa ...

New coach at the helm for South Central Calhoun girls

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LAKE CITY — Brady Dicks excelled on the hardwood during his playing days with both Newell-Fonda and Buena Vista University. Now, Dicks takes over the South Central Calhoun girls basketball program, following in the footsteps of Dave Birks and Eric Francis. A 2015 graduate of Newell-Fonda, ...

FD’s Touney 1st team all-CIML

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It all came together for Fort Dodge’s Kiana Touney this year on the volleyball court. The end result was first team all-CIML Iowa Conference honors for the future Iowa Central Community College player. Tourney was joined by teammate Brooke Hansen, who made the second team. Tory Bennett ...

Mustangs begin title defense, preparation

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NEWELL — High expectations surround the Newell-Fonda girls once again this year, as the Mustangs begin their march to a third consecutive Class 1A state title. Coming off back-to-back unbeaten campaigns, Newell-Fonda and head coach Dick Jungers graduated just one player from last season. ...