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Area players dominate NCC baseball lists

Ten Messengerland baseball players landed on the North Central Conference’s first team recently, including St. Edmond senior Grant Heldorfer. NCC champion Webster City had five of its athletes — seniors Tyler Olson and Chase Rattenborg, junior Devon Stoakes and sophomores Ty McKinney and ...

Adams, Doster first teamers again

For the third consecutive season, the Fort Dodge battery of Jalen Adams and Tristin Doster garnered first team Iowa Girls Coaches Association all-state softball honors. The state champion Dodgers landed five total players on the list, which annually recognizes the best of the best in the ...

WERTZ GOES OUT IN STYLE

Chloe Wertz admits she’s watched the video replay of her home run in the state championship game a time or two. Or ten. Or... “Probably thousands of times already,” Wertz said. “I couldn’t even sleep that night...I was just so excited.” Wertz broke the scoring ice in the Class ...

LIFE LESSONS

Long after the celebration reached its crescendo and most of the crowd had filed out of Rogers Sports Complex late Friday night, Fort Dodge softball coach Andi Adams was saying her final goodbyes to friends and family members who have been a part of her inner circle all along. The park sat in ...

FIELD OF DREAMS

Good morning, Fort Dodge: for the first time in history, your Dodgers are on top of the Iowa high school softball world. This indomitable squad — with a ballpark full of raucous fans willing them across the finish line and a legion of supporters cheering them on from all over the country ...

Knights back on top

Many around the state believe Davenport Assumption’s roster is good enough and deep enough to compete in any class. Following a slow start to the Class 3A title game here Friday afternoon at Rogers Park, the Knights showed why that just might be true. After spotting Mount Vernon a 5-1 ...