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MNW grad Johnson soaring for Northwestern College

ORANGE CITY - Jackson Johnson has his sights set on his best season yet as a member of the Northwestern College track and field team. Johnson, a graduate of Manson Northwest Webster, is a junior for the Red Raiders. Recently, he qualified for indoor NAIA National Championships in the high jump ...

Rough road

The Iowa Central men were unable to take advantage of a packed Hodges Fieldhouse here Saturday, falling to Des Moines Area, 90-63. With several high school juniors and seniors in attendance for “Jam the Gym,” the Bears rode the play of Tray Buchanan, Quinton Taylor and DeShawn Davidson to ...

Tritons can’t stop Bears

The DMACC women used a strong fourth quarter to spoil “Jam the Gym” day for Iowa Central here Saturday afternoon. Aliyah Robinson scored 20 points and Grace Stalzer had all six of her points in the fourth to lead the Bears to come-from-behind 80-72 victory inside Hodges ...

Lara wins at Loras Open

DUBUQUE — Four former Fort Dodge Senior High wrestling standouts were in action here Saturday at the Loras Open. Triston Lara, Drew Bennett and Cayd Lara all competed for the University of Northern Iowa, with fellow ex-Dodger Sam Cook wrestling for the University of Iowa. “It was ...

Gael wrestlers win first dual

LAKE CITY — Ryan Duckett won three matches at the South Central Calhoun Duals, but his win against Lawton-Bronson may have been the biggest of the season. Not only did the victory secure St. Edmond its first dual win of the season, but according to head coach Eugene Carlson, it was his best ...

Fisher knocks off No. 1 Pauley

GUTHRIE CENTER — The Clarion-Goldfield wrestling team won the Charger Invitational here Saturday, besting Van Meter and Underwood. Southeast Valley was fifth overall and Manson Northwest Webster placed 11th. Reed Abbas, Sam Wigans and Spencer Trenary all claimed individual titles for the ...

Emotional rally

The shots weren’t falling for the Fort Dodge boys basketball team on Friday against Southeast Polk, and the scoreboard reflected the Dodgers’ offensive woes well into the third quarter. Head coach Tom Daniel’s squad was in the danger zone and in need of a momentum shift, trailing by 15 ...

Dodger girls lose on the road to Waterloo West

WATERLOO — The Fort Dodge girls basketball team was in action for the second night in a row, as they suffered a 78-24 loss to Waterloo West. The Dodgers (0-16 overall) were led by Cheyenne Miller-Hameed’s seven points. Jebreauna Clark added six. Waterloo West (10-6) was strong out of ...

Ayala wins CIML title

PLEASANT HILL — Drake Ayala had no problem winning his first CIML championship. In fact, all total, Ayala only spent eight minutes and 31 seconds on the mat in his three victories en route to a title on Friday. “It was a fun experience with my team,’’ Ayala said. “I didn’t win ...

No. 2 Rams too much for FD girls

Fort Dodge girls head coach Scott Messerly knew what Fort Dodge was up against on Friday against second-ranked (Class 5A) Southeast Polk. What Messerly wanted to see was a better overall effort than what his Dodgers had shown both Thursday night at No. 3 Johnston and the first time around ...

Gaels can’t stop No. 2 Clear Lake

The St. Edmond boys made it tough on second-ranked (Class 3A) Clear Lake here Friday night. In the end, though, the size and depth of the Lions proved too much, as they remained unbeaten with a 79-61 victory inside the Gael gym. Senior Andrew Gibb led all scorers with 32 points, as St. ...

St. Edmond girls lose to No. 4 Lions

For the second night in a row, the St. Edmond girls basketball squad was matched up with a Top-5 team in Class 3A. After falling to No. 5 Algona here Thursday, 73-20, the Gaels were unable to rattle fourth-ranked Clear Lake, suffering a 76-30 setback. Sara Faber led all scorers with 27 ...

Iowa Central hosts Jam the Gym

Iowa Central’s annual “Jam the Gym” basketball doubleheader is scheduled for Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. inside Hodges Fieldhouse. The women’s contest with Des Moines Area kicks off the action, with the men to follow at approximately 3 p.m. High school area juniors an seniors are ...

Down to the wire

Undermanned St. Edmond scratched and clawed on Tuesday, but the Algona boys basketball team had too much bulldog in them at the end. Junior Collin Bleich led a balanced attack with 18 points as AHS hung on down the stretch to post a 64-59 road triumph over the Gaels and complete the season ...

Gael girls fall to Algona

The fifth-ranked (Class 3A) Algona girls came out firing on all cylinders here Thursday night in a rescheduled North Central Conference contest vs. St. Edmond. Aliyah Buscher scored 19 points, Abbey Holmes added 17 and the Bulldogs won their 10th consecutive game, 73-20. Inclement weather ...

Dodgers head to CIML meet

PLEASANT HILL —Bobby Thompson always preaches being prepared, and with the state tournament just three weeks away, the Fort Dodge wrestling team will get their chance to do that at the ultra-competitive CIML Conference Meet. Action will begin at 4 p.m. in Pleasant Hill in the Southeast Polk ...

Dodgers lose to Dragons

JOHNSTON — The Fort Dodge boys couldn’t overcome a slow start, as they fell to Johnston 54-43 on Thursday night. The Dodgers (4-11 overall) struggled in the opening half, being outscored 31-14 by half. Fort Dodge did turn things around in the second half outscoring the Dragons ...

FD girls fall to No. 3 Dragons

JOHNSTON — The third-ranked (Class 5A) Johnston girls had no trouble with Fort Dodge here Thursday night, posting a 70-15 victory. Nicole Guerin led the Dodgers (0-14 overall) with five points, while Tory Bennett added four and Tristin Doster three. For the Dragons (14-1), Maya McDermott ...

FDSH to host ‘Mama Beisch Night’ Friday

Words will never fully express what Heidi Beisch meant to the Fort Dodge community. Family and friends would rather put their feelings of love and appreciation into action. The Dodgers are hosting “Mama Beisch Night” on Friday in the FDSH gym, paying tribute to the local woman who ...

‘Truly a pillar in our community’

Jim Winter isn’t big on the unknown. Winter has been planning and scheduling every detail of his career for well over three decades. It comes with the territory of being the Rogers Sports Complex superintendent. The Fort Dodge resident will be retiring this June, though. And the thought of ...