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Ayala brothers making most of Fargo experience

FARGO, N.D. — Drake Ayala is on the verge of ending his high school wrestling career as a three-time Fargo National champion. Ayala will compete in the 126-pound final after earning a first-period technical fall over Vince Robinson of Illinois (1:26) in the junior freestyle national ...

Wait is over for Dodgers

All of the eager anticipation and anxious feelings yield to the real thing here on Tuesday night, as Fort Dodge squares off with Bettendorf in a rematch of last year’s Class 5A quarterfinals at the state softball tournament. The top-seeded Dodgers (35-4 overall) have prepared situationally ...

HIGH ENERGY

Newell-Fonda’s ability to adjust on the go has them one step closer to winning the “third season.” The top-seeded Mustangs (36-4 overall) used their speed and a dominant pitching performance from freshman Kierra Jungers to knock off North Butler 2-0 in a 1A state quarterfinal at Rogers ...

6 Dodgers first team all-CIML

It came as no surprise that the Fort Dodge softball team dominated the 2021 all-CIML Iowa Conference roster. The Dodgers bring a 35-4 record, No. 2 ranking and top seed into this week as the host school for the state softball tournament after qualifying for a fourth consecutive season. And ...

Welcome to the show

The power struggle for state softball supremacy begins on Monday with the first pitch of another championship tournament at Rogers Sports Complex. Forty teams visit from schools representing all corners of the Iowa landscape. Only five will be crowned queens of the diamond later this week. Our ...

Family affair for North Union at state softball this week

It will be a family atmosphere for North Union as they compete in their fifth state tournament during the past decade alone at Rogers Park this week. Four sets of sisters — along with two sets of cousins — will try to help guide the Warriors (29-4) deep into the Class 2A field. North ...