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STRENGTH IN NUMBERS

DES MOINES — There will be plenty of green and white racing around the blue oval inside Drake Stadium here this week. The St. Edmond track and field program qualified eight relays and three individuals for the Class 1A state meet, which begins Thursday. Seniors Quinten McCarville and ...

ASTOR ADDS TO FAMILY LEGACY

Jon Astor knows he’ll be up against Class 4A’s elite at the co-ed state meet on Thursday in Des Moines. Fort Dodge’s senior is a repeat qualifier in the discus, where his distance is ranked 18th for the 11:30 a.m. event inside Drake Stadium. Astor realizes that in order to out-perform ...

Humboldt’s soccer team rides the wave

Extending a win streak to 12 was something the Humboldt boys soccer team had been striving for all season long. The top-ranked (Class 2A) Wildcats have done that and then some. It’s been a banner year for Humboldt boys athletics with the football squad reaching the Class 3A state ...

Area athletes are in search of track gold

DES MOINES — Athletes from around Messengerland will take to the blue oval inside Drake Stadium in hopes of claiming state track and field titles beginning here on Thursday. A number of qualifiers are seeded in the Top-8 entering the meet, while several others have recorded strong times and ...

Trio of area teams state-bound

Three Messengerland girls golf teams qualified for the upcoming state tournament through regional action on Wednesday. In Class 3A, Humboldt claimed the Region 1 title with a 387 led by medalist Nora Carlson, who fired a round of 80. Both Bishop Garrigan and Newell-Fonda advanced in 1A ...

TANDEM TRIO

DES MOINES — For six members of the Fort Dodge track and field program, this week will present the opportunity to compete against the best of the best. The Dodgers qualified six athletes for the Class 4A state meet, which begins here on Thursday. For the Fort Dodge boys, senior Jonny ...