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POCAHONTAS — Almost 14 years ago, Shaylyn DeYoung rediscovered her passion for competing athletically at an elite level. The Pocahontas resident’s energy has been contagious ever since, reaching area students, adults young and old, and even her own children. DeYoung will enjoy her own ...

Dodgers win inaugural IAC mat title

DES MOINES — Saturday was the starting point and not an ending for the Fort Dodge wrestling team, both in 2023 and beyond in the Iowa Alliance Conference. Bobby Thompson had his Dodger wrestling team in a postseason mindset as they dominated at the first-ever IAC tournament at Des Moines ...

Busy week ahead for Dodgers

The Fort Dodge girls and boys basketball squads are scheduled for a three-game week beginning with a home twinbill on Monday against Urbandale. The Dodgers then head to Des Moines North on Tuesday, before closing the busy stretch in the FDSH gym on Friday versus Marshalltown. Head coach ...

Fourth trip for FDSH senior Ross

SIOUX CITY — This wrestling season has been full of new adventures and stops at Fort Dodge, but for Alexis Ross, it was business as usual. The Dodger senior has enjoyed the first full year of sanctioned girls wrestling and having a team by her side, but now, the defending IWCOA state ...

Dodgers set to compete in IAC tourney

DES MOINES — For Bobby Thompson, the postseason starts Saturday. The eighth-ranked Dodgers will take part in the first ever Iowa Alliance Conference Tournament at Des Moines North High School. Action will begin at 10 a.m., with the finals to start at approximately 2:45 p.m. “We are ...

Brown, Pulis rally in final matches

SIOUX CITY — For Macy Brown, failure wasn’t an option. The Fort Dodge junior found herself in a deep hole on the mat Friday at a super regional meet, but when the opportunity arose, Brown seized it. Down 9-0 with 30 seconds left in her third-place match with a state spot on the line, ...