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ONE FOR THE AGES

Football fans will see Fort Dodge’s thrilling, rapid-fire 62-52 victory over Ames and assume the Dodgers prevailed in spite of their defense. Head coach Matt Miller would argue his squad pulled through because of it. In arguably the most entertaining game ever witnessed at 77-year-old ...

Gaels roll on the road

PAULLINA — The St. Edmond football team didn’t let a little adversity rattle them here Friday night. Cade Naughton ran for 153 yards and scored three touchdowns, Andrew Gibb passed for 233 and had three scores, and the Gaels improved to 2-0 in district play with a convincing 34-7 victory ...

Tritons host Highland for Homecoming

Iowa Central is hoping the energy and momentum from its Homecoming festivities will help lead to success on the field here on Saturday against Highland. Kickoff is set for noon inside Dodger Stadium. The Tritons (0-3 overall) have been close over and over again, dropping three consecutive ...

Dodgers host Winkler Invite

Fort Dodge tried a new format for the Gary Winkler Invitational last year, and it was a big hit. The Dodgers will continue their preliminary-timed finals for the second straight time on Saturday. “We were the first team in the state to do a prelim-based (invite) final,’’ said Fort ...

Fort Dodge hosts Wilde Invitational

The Fort Dodge volleyball squad will finally enjoy the comforts of the Dodger gym as they host the Jackie Wilde Invitational in their long-awaited 2017 home debut. “It’s defintely an advantage to be at home,’’ said Fort Dodge head coach Tonia Burrell. “This is our first time in our ...

Area prep football roundup

Cougars top Eagles EAGLE GROVE — Manson Northwest Webster handed Eagle Grove its first loss of the season, winning 21-6. Derek Girard threw two touchdowns for the Cougars (2-2 overall, 1-1 in district). Girard threw a 28-yard scoring strike to Brian Pearson and a 23-yard scoring play to ...

INSTANT EXCITEMENT

VERMILLION, S.D. — Kody Case is living out his dream on the football field for the University of South Dakota. Case, a true freshman who earned all-state honors last fall for South Central Calhoun, has already made an impact for the Coyotes (2-0 overall) in early-season wins over Drake and ...

Fort Dodge set to entertain Little Cyclones

Points probably won’t be at a premium as the Fort Dodge football team squares off with Ames here on Friday. Kickoff inside Dodger Stadium is set for 7:30 p.m. Fort Dodge (2-1 overall) and the Little Cyclones (2-1) both rank in Class 4A’s Top-10 for scoring so far this season, and both ...

St. Edmond travels to face South O’Brien

PAULLINA — Not only will the physical toughness of the St. Edmond football team be put to the test over these next four weeks. The mental toughness will also be challenged. The Gaels (1-2 overall, 1-0 in Class A, District 2) embark on a stretch of three road games over the next 22 days ...

Area teams back in action

The fourth week of the prep football season could best be described as survival of the fittest. While there are still five weeks to be played, this Friday sits as the second game in district play. Teams that were able to score a victory last week can take a big step toward postseason ...

Tough task

Ashley Beaumont wanted her Fort Dodge girls swim team to compete Tuesday night against top-ranked Ames. But the overall thought process was different than most meets. Beaumont moved girls around and offered a “stress-free” evening ahead of Saturday’s home Gary Winkler Invitational ...

Dodgers swept by Bobcats

MARSHALLTOWN — The Fort Dodge volleyball squad was swept by Marshalltown in a CIML Iowa Conference match here on Tuesday. Scores were 25-12, 25-20 and 25-17 in favor of the Bobcats. Head coach Tonia Burrell was hoping her team would carry over the momentum from last week’s thrilling ...

Estlund 10th for Fort Dodge girls

STORM LAKE — LeMars swept the team titles here Tuesday at the Storm Lake Invitational. Fort Dodge had an eighth place team finish on the girls side led by Gabby Estlund’s 10th. The Dodgers were ninth in the boys team standings. Estlund had a time of 21:29.55, with Isabel Gruver ...

Gaels win five-set road match

CLEAR LAKE — The St. Edmond volleyball team earned their first five-set road victory in six years here Tuesday, topping Clear Lake. Scores were 25-18, 25-12, 24-26, 10-25 and 15-10. The Gaels (9-6 overall) last won a five-set road match in 2011. That also took place against the Lions ...

On the board

For one night, all the negatives didn’t matter to Jon Borer. The St. Edmond head football coach earned his first win with the Gaels, holding off MMCRU 27-20 Friday night inside Dodger Stadium. Borer, in his initial season with St. Edmond (1-2 overall, 1-0 in Class A, District 2), knows it ...

Tritons riding momentum

Brent Nelson and the Iowa Central rugby program got their feet wet a season ago. Now, fresh off experiencing national success, Nelson and the Tritons are ready for more this year. Iowa Central opened with a commanding 43-5 victory over Iowa State earlier this year despite having just a week ...

Dodgers grind out Mohawks

MASON CITY — Fort Dodge used a flashy passing attack to get back on track in its home opener last week. On Friday night, the Dodgers were all ground and grind. Freshman tailback Dayson Clayton rushed for 200 yards and four touchdowns, and head coach Matt Miller’s squad churned out 353 ...

Tritons come up short in overtime

IOWA FALLS — For the second straight week, the Iowa Central football team was dealt a tough loss, falling to rival Ellsworth 35-28 in overtime here Saturday. The Panthers (2-1 overall, 1-0 in ICCAC) sealed the win when Elijah Jones picked off his second pass of the day in the extra session ...

Titans cruise

LAKE CITY — South Central Calhoun racked up 391 yards of total offense and shut out Southeast Valley, 28-0, on Friday night. Jonathon Frantz led the Titans (2-1 overall, 1-0 district) on the ground with 22 carries for 139 yards. He had a 10-yard scoring jaunt. Chase McAlister threw a ...

Gaels 2nd at Thomas Classic

HOLSTEIN — The St. Edmond girls cross country team finished second here Saturday at the Tim Thomas Classic. Emmetsburg was first, finishing with 56 points, as the Gaels scored 64. Bishop Garrigan placed seventh overall and Manson Northwest Webster was 10th. “We’ve got a good rivalry ...