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Local track earns new tag

A year into bringing weekly racing back to Fort Dodge, the team in charge of Sports Park Raceway earned a key sanctioning. Track officials announced on Thursday that they are now IMCA sanctioned beginning this April. IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl ...

Youth is served

Thursday night’s CIML Iowa Conference dual with Mason City was a chance for the top-ranked (Class 3A) Fort Dodge wrestling team to shine a little light on the future. Minus two highly-ranked seniors, the Dodgers had no trouble taking care of the Mohawks, winning nine matches and scoring a ...

Fort Dodge bowlers win a pair

The Fort Dodge bowling teams picked up two victories at Ridgewood Lanes on Thursday, knocking off Des Moines Hoover. The Dodger boys won 2,926-2,815 and the girls won 2,468-1,912. Jared Jacobson led the Dodger boys (3-4 overall) with a 479 series. Jacobson had games of 232 and 247. Kaleb ...

Dodger boys win six events

MARSHALLTOWN — The Fort Dodge boys swim team won six events on Thursday against Marshalltown, but lost the dual 94-76. Landon Getting and Andrew Fierke doubled up for the Dodgers. Getting won the 200 IM in 2:14.02, just ahead of teammate Eli Asay (2:16.10). Getting also won the 100 ...

Welcome back

Iowa Central sophomore Tray Croft said he blamed himself for the Tritons' two losses to start the new year, even though he didn't step on the court once in either game. Croft more than made up for that absence here Wednesday night as the Tritons topped defending national champion ...

On the board

The Iowa Central women got back to the .500 mark on the season and earned their first ICCAC victory of the year here Wednesday night. Brittany West scored 15 points, with Emma O’Donoghue and Mardaeja Cross adding 14 each, as the Tritons picked up a 64-51 victory over Southwestern inside ...

Purple power

The 10th-ranked (Class 2A) Webster City wrestling team swept St. Edmond and Humboldt here Tuesday night, clinching the runner-up title in the North Central Conference. The Lynx earned a 78-3 victory over the Gaels, following that up with a 42-29 triumph over the 16th-rated (2A) Wildcats inside ...

Dodgers prevail in overtime

It wasn’t exactly how Dodger boys’ basketball coach Tom Daniel thought it would play out, but he’ll take the win anyway. Facing off against Sioux City North here in the Dodger gym last night, the Fort Dodge boys were pushed to overtime before coming away with a 65-61 victory. North came ...

Gibbs’ 32 not enough for St. Edmond

CLARION — The Clarion-Goldfield/Dows boys used a second half rally to secure a sweep over St. Edmond here Tuesday night, 78-75. In the final seconds, the Gaels had three attempts to tie the contest, but shots by Andrew Gibb and Jackson Kochendorfer missed. Gibb scored 32 points to lead the ...

Slow start hampers Gaels in 36-28 loss

CLARION — A slow start forced the St. Edmond girls to play from behind all night here Tuesday. Clarion-Goldfield/Dows jumped out to a commanding 16-3 lead and went on to claim a 36-28 victory over the Gaels in North Central Conference play. Courtney Harle led the way for the Cowgirls ...

Dodger girls win at the lanes

The Fort Dodge girls bowling team improved to 5-1 with a victory over Marshalltown here Tuesday at Ridgewood Lanes. Leah Sanck led the Dodgers with a 415 total, bowling games of 180 and 235. Fort Dodge finished with 2,623 to Marshalltown’s 2,396. Lexi Hemann had a 350, with Lauren Hade ...

Faith scores second straight Arenacross victory

WORCESTER, Mass. - Gavin Faith continues to shine on the AMSOIL Arenacross circuit, as the Duncombe native remained unbeaten on the young season. Faith, the two-time defending 250SX champion, raced out to the front of the pack in the main event, topped teammate Jacob Hayes in the 250AX main ...

Brayton with another Top-7 finish

HOUSTON - Fort Dodge native Justin Brayton claimed sixth place honors here this past weekend at the 2018 Monster Energy AMA Arena Supercross event. Jason Anderson picked up the checkered flag at the event, with Ken Roczen finishing second and Justin Barcia third. Racing for ...

ROAD LESS TRAVELED

Pop quiz: name the six wrestlers who finished their Iowa high school careers without a loss. I’m sure some of the sport’s die-hard fans know the answer. Brody Teske could probably rattle them off. Alex Thomsen, too. It’s a rare, historic achievement, without question. But that ...

Tritons fall short

The Iowa Central women’s basketball team got off to a strong start against second-ranked (NJCAA Div. II) Kirkwood here on Saturday, but the Eagles were too much down the stretch in a 72-47 victory. The Tritons (8-9 overall, 1-0 in the ICCAC) built a 17-8 lead by the end of the first ...

No. 1 Dodgers head to CRJ Invitational

CEDAR RAPIDS — In the movies, sequels rarely match the intensity and artistry of an original classic. Wrestling fans everywhere are ready to pay the price of admission at the Cedar Rapids Jefferson Invitational here this weekend in hopes that a potential rematch between Fort Dodge’s Brody ...

No. 1 Dodgers earn CRJ title

CEDAR RAPIDS — Top-ranked Fort Dodge was all business again at the Cedar Rapids Jefferson Invitational here on Saturday, as the Dodgers crowned five champions and worked their way to a fourth team title already this year. Head coach Bobby Thompson’s squad racked up 268.5 points, with No. ...

Dodgers host Garst Invite

The Fort Dodge boys swim team will try to make it two straight titles here Saturday when they host the 26th annual Rusty Garst Invitational. Action begins at 12:30 p.m. inside the FDSH pool. Joining the host Dodgers will be Atlantic, Carroll, Decorah, Newton, Sioux City, Spencer and ...

First prep loss for FD’s Teske

CEDAR RAPIDS — Brody Teske and Alex Thomsen put on another show here Saturday, as the rematch from their memorable December bout somehow wound up being just as intense and entertaining. Though Teske — Fort Dodge’s iron-willed 126-pound senior — ultimately dropped the first match of his ...

No. 3 Johnston tips FD boys

JOHNSTON — On very rare occasions, Fort Dodge boys basketball coach Tom Daniel walks away from a loss feeling at peace. His team’s effort at third-ranked (Class 4A) Johnston certainly qualified as one of those performances. Daniel’s Dodgers took the powerhouse Dragons down to the ...