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DES MOINES — The Fort Dodge wrestling team isn’t shy about what they want to do at the state tournament In fact, they’ve been doing it for the past five seasons. The Dodgers have brought home a Top-3 trophy annually since 2015, and this group — 11 strong — doesn’t want to settle ...

Both FD teams qualify for state bowling

LE MARS — It took the Fort Dodge boys bowling team a while to truly embrace the concept of healthy competition within their own ranks. Now that the Dodgers have turned a corner together, the sky seems to be the limit. Both FDSH squads clinched state berths from a Class 2A qualifying ...

McCrady will ref state finals

DES MOINES — Hundreds of wrestling officials take the mat nightly in the state of Iowa to call the action. Fort Dodge native and St. Edmond graduate Jesse McCrady is one of them. McCrady recently got a call every referee dreams about, as he was tabbed a state wrestling finals official for ...

Cochrane sets the tone at RU

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Jaci Cochrane’s tennis career is filled with individual highlights and memorable moments. The Rutgers University senior experienced a first on Saturday, though, clinching a 4-3 victory for the Scarlet Knights against the University of Pennsylvania with a three-set ...

More than the score

Years from now, very few people will remember the final score of Fort Dodge’s Senior Night game against top-ranked (Class 4A) Ankeny Centennial. Dodgers and Jaguars who were in attendance on Tuesday won’t soon forget the last minute of the game, though, and the sudden shooting display put ...

Algona’s big trio ready for state wrestling

DES MOINES — In most wrestling rooms, a special bond is quickly formed by those comprising roster spots in the bigger weight classes. At Algona, that is no different. Cole Lewis, Andrew Hamilton and Gavin Meints all secured spots in the Class 2A state tournament, which kicks off Thursday ...

MNW’s Schuttler recovered, excited

DES MOINES — John Schuttler’s dream of competing at the state wrestling tournament last season was taken away from him before it could even start developing. Now, in his final season on the mats for Manson Northwest Webster, Schuttler will get his opportunity. The MNW senior takes on ...

FORT DODGE ADVANCES 11

Everyone on the Fort Dodge wrestling team has a different story on a different path to success. In a Class 3A district meet here Saturday, 11 Dodgers came together to punch state tickets, making head coach Bobby Thompson’s squad a state title contender once again. Seven Dodgers claimed ...

Show-stopping victory for senior Mills vs. Schriever

Brandon Mills patiently waited his turn. Working. Grinding. Striving to crack the Fort Dodge lineup. The Dodger senior wrestled 26 matches a year ago, compiling a .500 record while battling through some injuries. “I just knew my time would come,’’ Mills said. “I put in a lot of work ...

Titans push all 4 through

MAPLETON — South Central Calhoun sent four wrestlers to a Class 1A district meet here Saturday. And all four punched tickets to state. Jordan Khommanyvong, Blake McAlister and Brian King earned district titles, with Kevin King advancing as a runner-up. McAlister will be making his second ...

Trio of ‘Cats are in

ALGONA — Key wins in the semifinals helped three Humboldt wrestlers advance to state as district runner-ups here Saturday. Cole Nelson, Jase Goodell and Colton Goodell all finished second for the Wildcats, moving on without having to compete in wrestlebacks. Nelson was the runner-up at 106 ...

CRUNCH TIME

Seven Fort Dodge seniors are looking to end the chapter of their high school careers with state tournament bids on Saturday, as they will wrestle for the final time in front of a home crowd. The Dodgers will host a Class 3A district meet inside the Dodger gym, begining at noon. Joining ...

Fort Dodge boys win CIML Iowa title

The Fort Dodge boys took a regular season of frustration out on the CIML Iowa Conference field Friday at Ridgewood Lanes, as the host Dodgers secured the championship to avenge a winless league dual campaign. Spearheaded by Jayden Ray’s runner-up performance and Kaleb Anderson’s ...

Lacina leads Gaels in finale

CHURDAN — Anthony Lacina had a career-high 21 points and Hayden Mayer added 15 as the St. Edmond boys defeated Paton-Churdan to close out the regular season on Friday, 69-49. The Gaels (7-13 overall) won for the third time in four games heading into next week’s Class 1A, District 2 ...

Dodgers lose to Mason City

MASON CITY — Fighting injury and illness, the Fort Dodge boys basketball team was no match for Mason City on Friday. The Dodgers dropped a 78-44 road decision to the Mohawks. “Our team is pretty beat up right now; we have a lot of guys who are sick,” FDSH head coach Tom Daniel said. ...

Triton softball team blasts eight homers

ENID, Okla. — The Iowa Central softball squad was heating up in the cold weather here on Friday. The Tritons had seven home runs — including three by Payton Andersen — in a 12-2 rout of Enid in their opener. Iowa Central then finished the day with a 5-2 victory over NOC-Tonkawa. Both ...

Triton basketball preview

THE TIP: The Iowa Central women’s and men’s basketball teams will host NIACC for Jam the Gym inside Hodges Fieldhouse. Women’s action is set for 1 p.m. with the men to follow at 3 p.m. WOMEN’S PROBABLES: Iowa Central (15-10 overall, 6-5 ICCAC): Maraeja Cross, so., 9.2; Anni Cummings, ...

Dodger girls fall to Mohawks

MASON CITY — The Fort Dodge girls basketball team dropped a 70-41 decision to Mason City on Friday night. The Dodgers (7-14 overall, 2-8 CIML Iowa Conference) couldn’t get anything going in the first half as they trailed 39-20 heading into the locker room. Aleaha Pommer led the Dodgers ...

Gaels bow out in regional action

STORM LAKE — The end came here for the St. Edmond girls in the opening round of Class 1A regionals, as Storm Lake St. Mary’s picked up a 56-29 victory. Danika Demers scored a game-high 24 points to lead the Panthers (11-10 overall), who now face LeMars Gehlen in LeMars on Tuesday night. ...

Class 1A, 2A district wrestling set for Saturday

Blake McAlister battled through sectionals and districts to reach the state wrestling tournament a year ago as a freshman. Now, South Central Calhoun’s sixth-ranked 160-pounder is using all of that experience to his advantage in hopes of securing another spot in the Class 1A ...