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Flaherty sees football behind the lens

IOWA CITY — Football was a part of Sean Flaherty’s life from as far back as he can remember. Flaherty, a St. Edmond graduate and former multi-sport standout, found himself missing the game he loved last year. That’s when a meeting back home helped get the current University of Iowa ...

Gaels roll past Eagles

EAGLE GROVE — The St. Edmond football team took care of business here on Friday night, posting a 40-8 victory over Eagle Grove. Sean Flattery ran for 145 yards and scored four touchdowns, Kase Baker added over 100 yards from scrimmage and two scores, and Jackson Bemrich blocked a punt, as ...

No. 10 Tritons hit the road

GLEN ELLYN, Ill. — The Iowa Central football team moved to 10th in the latest NJCAA rankings. If the Tritons want to keep climbing, they will need to find a way to win on the road. Iowa Central (2-1 overall) begins a three-game stretch of games in three different states to close out the ...

Area football roundup

Lynx run over Trojans WATERLOO — The one-two punch of Trey Mathis and Garrett Whitmore did it again for Webster City. Mathis and Whitmore combined to score seven touchdowns in the Lynx (3-0 overall) 48-32 win over Waterloo East (0-3), who have lost 18 straight games. Mathis ran the ball ...

Dodgers in focused Homecoming mood

Matt Miller always reminds his players to keep the main thing the main thing. That advice rings especially true this week for the Fort Dodge football team, both because of the environment and — more importantly — the opponent. The seventh-ranked (Class 4A) Dodgers welcome Indianola to ...

Gaels head to Eagle Grove

EAGLE GROVE — Paul Hansch has been through all sorts of interesting twists and turns as a high school football coach. But even Hansch is unsure of what to expect after this Friday night. Hansch and Eagle Grove will play for the final time at home, welcoming former North Central Conference ...

Area squads forge ahead

With district play two weeks away, prep football squads will be trying to polish up their resumes as the year continues to progress on Friday. This week’s area matchup of the week is Emmetsburg (1-1) at third-ranked Algona (2-0). The Bulldogs should have the upper-hand after two offensive ...

Fort Dodge picks up another victory

The main goal for the Fort Dodge swim team on Thursday was to have fun in the pool. The Dodgers were able to do that, winning all 11 events while cruising to a 131-31 victory over Algona. “We definitely wanted to come out and enjoy the experience,’’ said FDSH head coach Ashley ...

St. Edmond can’t get on track against Iowa Falls-Alden

The end result might not have showed it, but St. Edmond head volleyball coach Dee Huss understands that much was to be gained by Thursday night’s match vs. Iowa Falls-Alden. The Cadets picked up a three-set sweep over the Gaels inside a boisterous SEHS gym by scores of 25-17, 25-15 and ...

SE’s Larson named CYO coach of year

Donn Larson’s first season as head boys track coach at St. Edmond presented many memorable moments. Now, months later, Larson can add one more to the collection after being named the CYO Boys Track Coach of the Year. Larson will receive his award during the CYO volleyball tournament ...

Dodgers dominate Marshalltown

Ashley Beaumont got to see what her Fort Dodge swim team could do on Tuesday when they weren’t across the pool from the eight-time defending state champions. After facing top-ranked powerhouse Ames in their season opener, Fort Dodge welcomed Marshalltown to the Dodger Pool for their home ...

The perfect storm

So much emotion and energy goes into Cy-Hawk week every year. Now we have ESPN’s popular pregame football show, “College GameDay,” coming to Ames for the first time ever on Saturday morning to heighten the excitement leading up to a 3 p.m. kickoff between the Iowa State Cyclones and Iowa ...

Norton to speak at Iowa Central

Chris Norton turned a tragic situation into motivation for hundreds of thousands of people world-wide. Norton brings his story to Iowa Central Community College on Wednesday, as the Luther College graduate will speak at 7:30 p.m. at the Student Resource Center in an event open to the ...

Dodgers move up in 4A

Fresh off their 42-7 victory over Ames this past Friday night, the Fort Dodge football team finds itself seventh in Class 4A. The Dodgers (2-0 overall) climbed one spot after being tied for eighth a week ago. Fort Dodge hosts Indianola Friday night for Homecoming, with kickoff set for 7 p.m. ...

Iowa Central cruises to another win

From the looks of the scoreboard inside Dodger Stadium Saturday, one would think the 12th-ranked Iowa Central football team had everything clicking. That was far from the case, though, according to head coach Jesse Montalto. While Montalto was pleased with the second half effort that led to ...

Tritons 3rd at Hawkeye Invite

IOWA CITY — The Iowa Central cross country teams finished third in both the men’s and women’s team standings at the Hawkeye Invitational hosted by the University of Iowa. Iowa swept both team titles, with Drake second on the men’s side and Iowa State runners-up on the women’s. For ...

Dodger volleyball squad tops Des Moines Lincoln

WEST DES MOINES — The Fort Dodge volleyball team finished up play at the West Des Moines Valley Tournament with a three-set win over Des Moines Lincoln here Saturday. The Dodgers split the first two sets with the Railsplitters, but took over in the third and won, 15-4. “It was really ...

Iowa Central sweeps through four matches

ROCHESTER, Minn. — The 13th-ranked Iowa Central volleyball team won all four matches here at the Yellowjacket Invitational. On Friday, the Tritons downed Bismarck State and Madison, adding wins over Rock Valley and Harper on Saturday. In the five-set win vs. Bismarck, Amaya Finley had 19 ...

No. 8 Dodgers overwhelm Ames

AMES — To this group of Fort Dodge football players, Friday’s 42-7 victory over Ames was just another step in the right direction for the here and now. Veteran coach Matt Miller, who has now been with the Dodger program for over 30 years, tried his best to provide a proper perspective both ...

TOTAL BELIEF

Matt Dillon asked to see heart, trust and belief in one another from his St. Edmond football team Friday night. The Gaels delivered on all three. Drew Schaeffer found Ethan Lursen for a 21-yard touchdown pass as St. Edmond rallied for an 18-14 victory over North Union here inside Dodger ...