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PUSHING FORWARD

MANSON — When Tyce Ruffridge heard a pop at the Twin Lakes Conference wrestling meet, he thought his season was over. On Saturday at a 1A sectional tournament, the Pocahontas Area 120-pounder took the mat despite not being at 100 percent and advanced to the district tournament as a ...

Family Ties

CLEAR LAKE — After Remington Hanson won the biggest match of his career, all he wanted to do was find his phone. Once he located it, he searched for a quiet spot in the gym and dialed his grandma’s number. “I was just trying to find my phone, so I could call my grandma because she was ...

Duckett moves on for Gaels

OGDEN — Ryan Duckett knows the odds are stacked against him every time he steps onto the mat, but the St. Edmond senior has taken his mental preparation to the next level. “I just simply wasn’t ready to be done wrestling,” Duckett said. Duckett has been battling through a knee ...

Webster City advances seven to district meet

IOWA FALLS — Webster City advanced seven wrestlers to the district tournament on Saturday and earned a sectional title in the process. The Lynx scored 210 team points and will now take part in a regional dual tournament on Tuesday. Webster City will travel to Osage. The 16th-ranked Lynx ...

FD girls cruise to lopsided victory

The Fort Dodge girls basketball team is starting to figure some things out on the court. The Dodgers (5-9 overall) won their second straight game, drubbing Des Moines Hoover 71-25 on Saturday. “We did a lot of running and gunning,’’ said FDSH head coach Scott Messerly. “We were able ...

Strong at the lanes

The Fort Dodge bowling teams are hitting their marks at a perfect time. Heading into the conference meet, the Dodger boys bowled one of their top scores of the season and the girls hit their highest mark. The boys beat MMCRU 3,219 to 2,449. The girls knocked off MMCRU 2,563 to 2,342. Four ...