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ALGONA — As Cade and Angelo Winkel close in on a milestone, the Bishop Garrigan brothers are also making sure to enjoy each and every minute on the court together for the final time. Cade Winkel, a senior, currently sits at 994 career points, with Angelo, a junior, having scored 983 for the ...

Titles, and lessons, continue for 12-year-old FD mat talent

The championship trophies are everywhere — enough to potentially leave Fort Dodge’s Dreshaun Ross satisfied for a lifetime, despite being only 12 years old. They come in different shapes and sizes from all over the country. Five from the Tulsa Kickoff Classic. Four from Reno Worlds. Five ...

Dodgers pushed at ‘Beat The Streets’

OAK PARK, Ill. — Fort Dodge knew it was in for an uphill climb at Saturday’s “Beat The Streets Brawl.” The third-ranked (Class 3A) Dodgers dropped all four of their duals, including their first three to national Top-15 squads. It was Fort Dodge’s final setback — a 35-31 decision ...

Dodger wrestlers in Chicago for ‘Beat The Streets’

OAK PARK, Ill. — The Fort Dodge wrestling team takes strength of schedule to a whole new level on Saturday, as the Dodgers will participate in the renowned “Beat The Streets Brawl” dual tournament at Oak Park River Forest High School in suburban Chicago. Despite an uncertain field due to ...

FD’s Gibb going into the Iowa Golf Hall of Fame

Judd Gibb admits he is rarely at a loss for words. He received news recently from the Iowa Golf Association, though, that left him quite literally speechless. Gibb, who was born and raised in Fort Dodge, will be one of three players enshrined into the Iowa Golf Hall of Fame this coming ...

BUILDING BLOCKS

The St. Edmond boys have consistently given Adolph Kochendorfer good effort this year. On Thursday night that attitude paid off, as the Gaels posted their second win of the week by downing Manson Northwest Webster, 52-32. After falling behind early, St. Edmond (3-7 overall) used a 31-15 run ...

Manson NW girls impressive in win

Manson Northwest Webster girls coach Bret Larson decided his team needed to make a change. Larson utilized a hockey-style method of lineup shifts, swapping in five players at a time. The end result was a commanding 62-32 victory for the Cougars here Thursday night over St. Edmond. Natalie ...

Humboldt beats Gaels, Webster City in triangular

HUMBOLDT — The Humboldt wrestling team put together a pair of dominant performances here Thursday night to defeat both St. Edmond and Webster City. The Wildcats posted an 84-0 victory over the Gaels and topped the Lynx, 50-24. Webster City downed St. Edmond, 82-0. Colby Clarken, Ty ...

Dodgers defeat Waukee

WAUKEE — The No. 3 Fort Dodge wrestling squad posted a 37-24 win over Waukee on Thursday ahead of their debut appearance at a nationally-renowned tournament. The Dodgers earned eight victories, including four by fall and five that included bonus points. Top-ranked FDSH 120-pounder Drake ...

Tritons take Top-10 matchup

COUNCIL BLUFFS — The ninth-ranked Iowa Central wrestling team picked up a 22-16 victory over No. 4 Iowa Western here Thursday night in ICCAC action. Earning Triton wins were Daniel Vargas, Boone McDermott, Ja’Quez Bostic, Anthony Johnson, Ashton Eyler, Andrew Gamble and Nolan ...

Jaguars off to 11-1 start to season

GOWRIE — Chemistry, trust and confidence have helped the Southeast Valley boys put together an incredible start to this season. Two years removed from winning just four games, the Jaguars find themselves as one of just 15 teams in Class 2A with either one or zero losses. Southeast ...

Balance effort carries Iowa Central men

By CHRIS JOHNSON sports@messengernews.net The Iowa Central men’s basketball team placed five players in double figures as they cruised to a 92-68 victory over Little Priest Tribal on Wednesday night. The Tritons (7-10 overall, 2-2 ICCAC) won their second straight league contest behind a ...

Cross records triple-double to lead Triton women

When the Iowa Central women got in trouble against Little Priest Tribal, it was Mardaeja Cross who came through in the clutch inside Hodges Fieldhouse on Wednesday night. The Triton (11-7 overall, 3-2 ICCAC) sophomore didn’t lead the Tritons in scoring, but her all around play gave Iowa ...

Gaels host Manson NW, head to IF-Alden

THE TIP: Action begins in this North Central Conference doubleheader at 6:15 p.m. with the girls contest inside the SEHS gym. Boys are scheduled to tip at 7:45 p.m. GIRLS PROBABLES: St. Edmond (0-9 overall, 0-6 in NCC): Cambrie McBride, 8.8, sr.; Emma Neverman, 0.9, sr.; Leah Neverman, 9.7, ...

Dodgers square off with Waukee

THE ACTION: No. 4 Fort Dodge heads to seventh-ranked Waukee beginning at 7:30 p.m. following junior varsity matches. PROBABLE DODGER LINEUP: 106 — Max Bishop, 15-6, fr.; 113 — Lane Cowell, 18-3, jr.; 120 — Drake Ayala, 23-0, jr.; 126 — Carson Taylor, 21-1, sr.; 132 — Brooks Cowell, ...

Gaels head to Humboldt for NCC triangular

THE ACTION: Humboldt will host both St. Edmond and Webster City beginning at 6 p.m. inside the Wildcat gym. PROBABLE GAEL LINEUP: 106 — Ronnie Orres, 14-6, fr.; 120 — Rick Xu, 1-16, jr.; 132 — Clay Kelley, 1-3, soph.; 138 — Johnny Dickerson, 3-13, fr.; 145 — Cayne Reed, 1-7, soph.; ...

Teske is UNI bound

Brody Teske wanted it all when he committed to Penn State University: the championship culture, the national exposure, the elite brand. It took a little time, a lot of distance and the right perspective for Fort Dodge’s four-time state wrestling champion to realize that his wants weren’t ...

No. 1 Waukee remains unbeaten

Top-ranked Waukee lived up to its billing in the Dodger gym on Tuesday night, but Fort Dodge head coach Tom Daniel is more worried about his squad and getting the little things right. The Warriors (9-0 overall) placed three players in double figures as they completed the season sweep of the ...

FD girls can’t slow sixth-ranked Warriors

Fort Dodge head coach Scott Messerly has gotten used to playing the best teams in the state, but it’s also not getting any easier for the young Dodger squad. On Tuesday night, it was sixth-ranked Waukee (10-1 overall) who won its seventh straight game, turning back the Dodgers (3-9) for the ...

Dodgers split again

DES MOINES — The Fort Dodge bowling team came away with a split vs. Des Moines East here Tuesday night. The Dodger girls posted a 2,426-2,193 victory, while the FDSH boys came up just short, 2,891-2,853. Leah Sanck cracked the 400-mark with games of 174 and 235, with Alexis Hanson adding a ...