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DOUBLE MINT

DES MOINES — Andrew Gibb had a vision as he prepared to compete for the final time as a Gael. Gibb, a St. Edmond senior, stepped in the blocks here Saturday at Drake Stadium to begin the Class 1A 4x400-meter relay. About three-and-a-half minutes later, Gibb, Sean Newell, Sean Flattery and ...

Titans victorious thanks to veteran quartet

DES MOINES — Josh Henkenius felt good about the South Central Calhoun distance medley from the second the quartet was put together. Henkenius, Jared Birks, Chase McAlister and Spencer Moon ran to gold on Friday in Class 2A, claiming the relay title at Drake Stadium. The unit finished in ...

Dodgers anxious to get season started

Fort Dodge stayed under the radar for as long as possible last season. It didn’t take long, though, for head coach Andi Adams’ secret to get out. Instead of rebuilding, the Dodgers shattered all stereotypes that typically come with youth and inexperience. In seven action-packed weeks, ...

Dodgers deliver

DES MOINES — Fort Dodge’s boys 4x200-meter relay picked the perfect time to go low on Friday at the state meet. Sophomore Tyler Schreier, junior Asle Thorson, junior Brycen Bell and junior Tysen Kershaw picked up a medal in the 4x200 meter relay, placing fifth with a quartet-best mark of ...

Titans earn bronze in 2A

DES MOINES — Chase McAlister made history on Saturday at the state track meet, becoming the first South Central Calhoun runner to claim an individual title. McAlister’s victory in the Class 2A 800-meter run helped the Titans finish third overall with 47 points. The school crowned its ...

Gaels’ title hopes dashed in 4×2

DES MOINES — The St. Edmond boys track team had a state title yanked out of their hands here Friday afternoon. After inserting Kase Baker as the anchor in the Class 1A 4x200, the Gaels ran a time of 1:31.36 out of the first heat and saw that hold up through two more sessions. However, ...

DISTANCE DOUBLE

DES MOINES — After surprising even himself by winning the Class 3A 3200-meter run at state, Trey Engen finished off the distance-double here Saturday. Engen, an Algona senior, became the first runner in school history to win two individual state titles in the same meet, clocking a time of ...

Humboldt’s Heinz secures silver

DES MOINES — The second day of the state track meet presented more medals for North Central Conference athletes. Humboldt’s Jamison Heinz earned a silver, with Algona’s distance medley relay and Webster City’s Garrett Whitmore each securing bronze finishes. Battling the rainy ...

Fisher earns silver

DES MOINES — Kiersten Fisher completed her second state meet with two more medals here Saturday, including a silver in the 100. Fisher, a sophomore for Southeast Valley, followed up her state championship performance on Friday in the high jump by running 13.07 in the 2A 100, finishing only ...

Busy, productive day for N-F girls

DES MOINES — For many, Friday was an extra-long day at the state track and field meet. That was definitely the case for Newell-Fonda’s Bailey Sievers, Macy Sievers and Maggie Walker. All three Mustang runners ran on the third-place distance medley relay in the first event of the ...

Kunert fourth for Wildcats

DES MOINES — Joseph Kunert knew he had one race left as a member of the Humboldt track team. And the senior put everything he had into it. Kunert placed fourth in the Class 3A 1600-meter run here Saturday inside Drake Stadium, with teammate Quinton Orr earning a medal in eighth. The ...

North Union’s Hagebock golden

DES MOINES — Elliott Hagebock continued to defy even himself Friday at the state track meet. The North Union senior cleared 6-foot-6 to win the Class 1A high jump title, putting a cap on a career that included a fourth place medal last season. “Honestly, this means the world to me,” ...

Dodger boys add two medals

DES MOINES — The Fort Dodge boys track team finished off their state meet with two more medals to add to the collection. Tyler Schreier was eighth in the Class 4A 100-meter dash, with the FDSH 4x100 relay placed eighth here Saturday inside Drake Stadium. Schreier, Brycen Bell, Sam Daniel ...

Triton players honored

Bre Tjebben, Cheyenne Andersen and Sophie Cave were all named to the Region XI softball first team. The Iowa Central trio were joined on the second team by Payton Adwell, Parker Mathews and Gabi Bingham. Tjebben, a freshman coming off an all-state season at Fort Dodge Senior High, hit .443 ...

Porter first team all-region

Iowa Central sophomore baseball player Devin Porter was named first team all-region, the league announced recently. Porter was the lone Triton named to the first team with Eddy Noguera, Alberto Ortiz and Albert Mora securing second team status. Jayden Maifeld, Brenden Roder and Nathin ...

HAVE A DAY, TREY

DES MOINES — The fact that Trey Engen sacrificed some of his own energy this week to run the two-mile and help Algona should come as no surprise. Engen, one of the favorites to capture the Class 3A 1600-meter run, surprised even himself by cruising to gold in the 3200 here Thursday inside ...

FEHR GAME

DES MOINES — Rachel Fehr made history for West Bend-Mallard here Thursday evening. Fehr, a sophomore, won the Class 1A 400-meter dash in a time of 56.92 for the school’s first-ever state title in an individual running event as boiling temperatures hit the blue oval inside Drake ...

Daughter of FDSH grad ready for nationals

EVANSTON, Ill. — Nearly a full year ago, Skyler Shellmyer was preparing for her senior season with the Urbandale softball team. Now, she’s set to help Northwestern University begin the quest to win a national title on the diamond. The Wildcats were selected as one of 16 top seeds for ...

Shelly, Schreier strong

DES MOINES — Charlie Shelly grabbed his second medal in the 400 here Thursday night right before the state meet was called due to weather. Shelly, a St. Edmond junior, finished fourth in a time of 50.09 to better his fifth place performance from a season ago. Both Fort Dodge’s Tyler ...

Schnurr secures silver for Bears

DES MOINES — TJ Schnurr wanted to cap his Bishop Garrigan career off in style on Thursday at the state track meet. It just didn’t quite happen. Schnurr finished second in the Class 1A shot put with a throw of 53-0.50, as Lawton-Bronson’s Zach Verzani won at 54-3.25. Alex Mammen, a BGHS ...