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At least nine Gael events headed to DM

ARMSTRONG — The St. Edmond boys and girls track teams were in action here Friday night at a Class 1A state-qualifying meet. Earning titles and automatic bids to state next week for the Gael girls were the 4x800 relay, distance medley relay and Abby Landwehr in both the 3000 and 1500. The ...

Dodger boys qualify in five state events

DES MOINES — The Fort Dodge boys track teams will have five events at the state track meet next week in Des Moines. The shuttle hurdle relay team of Trey Kasperbauer, Anthony Wagner, Asle Thorson and Lucas Williamson have the 15th fastest time (1:01.6). Tyler Schreier will compete ...

‘Taco Tico Throwdown’ in FD this weekend

Over 500 baseball players from nearly 50 teams will be in Fort Dodge this weekend for the Fort Dodge Baseball Association’s “Taco Tico Throwdown” at Harlan and Hazel Rogers Sports Complex. Formerly known as the “Early Bird Tournament,” this event attracts squads from all over the ...

Tritons open with lopsided victory

BOONE — The 15th-ranked Iowa Central softball team made quick work out of Southwestern here Friday to begin regional play. Kallie Malloy pitched a shutout and Jenna Peschel put the exclamation point on an 8-0, five-inning victory at Pod A of the Region XI Tournament. Iowa Central (39-15 ...

Beisch with instant impact at Minot State

MINOT, N.D. — Kyle Beisch made an instant impact upon arriving at the Minot State University. Beisch, a graduate of Fort Dodge Senior High, was recently named the top male newcomer following his junior season with the NCAA Div. II Beaver basketball program. “I feel honored to earn ...

Steffens, Collison lead Augustana to title

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Last season, Clay Collison was part of the Augustana University pitching staff that helped deliver the school’s first-ever NCAA Div. II College World Series National Championship. This year, as a graduate assistant coach, Collison helped the Vikings secure their ...

FDSH invite to honor Miller family

Retired Fort Dodge administrators Don and Bonnie Miller will be honored before the start of the Fort Dodge Invitational on Friday at the Country Club. Miller, who is an Eagle Grove native, was the Fort Dodge head wrestling coach and Athletic Director for 31 years. “I feel humbled to ...

Triton softball begins regional play

BOONE — The Iowa Central softball team battled through the ICCAC regular season and came out with a Top-4 finish. Now, the 15th-ranked Tritons begin the play in the Region XI Tournament here Friday night vs. Southwestern. Iowa Central (38-15 overall) is grouped in Pod A with league ...

Tritons roll at regionals

CLINTON — Jayden Maifeld opened the postseason with another strong effort on the hill as the Iowa Central baseball team topped Ellsworth, 9-0 here Thursday night. The Tritons ended the Region XI Tournament contest after seven innings due to the run-rule. Maifeld, who threw a no-hitter ...

Dodgers host qualifying track meet

Fort Dodge’s 4x100 quartet raced into the record books in their last outing, but they still have some unfinished business to attack on Thursday. The Dodgers will host a Class 4A co-ed state qualifying track meet, beginning at 4 p.m. Running events start at 4:30. “We’ve been getting ...

Area athletes aim for state bids

Before the focus can turn to state track, teams must punch their ticket to Des Moines and Drake Stadium at state qualifying meets Thursday night. Messengerland programs will be in action at seven different sites between Class 1A, 2A and 3A. St. Edmond heads to Armstrong as North Union hosts ...

Iowa Central heads to Region XI Tournament

CLINTON — The Iowa Central baseball team has found their groove heading into the Region XI Tournament beginning here Wednesday night. The Tritons (32-18 overall) won six in a row to close the year, and will hope to carry that momentum over into the postseason. Iowa Central faces the ...

WARRIOR

BURNSVILLE, Minn. — Lani Van Zyl has been a Winona State Warrior for four seasons, and she has embodied every aspect of the team’s mascot. Ten days before her senior season was set to start on the softball field, the 2015 Fort Dodge Senior High graduate suffered an injury that put a full ...

Treep earns medalist honors

Fort Dodge’s Anne Treep secured meet medalist honors again on Tuesday against Southeast Polk at the Country Club. Treep recorded six pars on the front nine en route to a 41, which tied her for the top individual spot with Ram Isabelle Juhler 41. Treep secured medalist recognition through ...

No. 13 Tritons post road softball victory

IOWA FALLS — The 13th-ranked (NJCAA Div. II) Iowa Central softball team bounced back from Saturday’s losses to No. 2 DMACC in a big way less than 24 hours later, as the Tritons defeated Ellsworth, 7-4. Payton Andersen drove in a pair for Iowa Central (37-15 overall, 16-11 in the ...

Golden jump

YANKTON, S.D. — Jackson Johnson has plenty of individual goals set for himself. But the Manson native and Northwestern College track and field standout felt an even bigger sense of accomplishment recently. Johnson finished first in the high jump at the Great Plains Athletic Conference ...

Humboldt girls claim NCC golf crown

The Humboldt girls golf team returned to the top of the North Central Conference here Monday, claiming the league title from Clear Lake. With four finishing in the Top-6, the Wildcats had a 350 at the Fort Dodge Country Club, 18 shots ahead of the Lions. Hampton-Dumont was third followed by ...

WC’s Ferrell earns NCC golf title

MASON CITY — Webster City’s Nathan Ferrell held off three Clear Lake golfers here Monday for the North Central Conference individual title, but the Lions earned team gold. Ferrell finished with a 72 at the Mason City Country Club, with Clear Lake’s Tyler Eaton, Jack Barragy and Tate ...

ICCC tennis teams ready for nationals

The Iowa Central tennis squads will compete against the best of the best in NJCAA over the next two weeks. Up first will be the Triton women, who head to Tyler, Texas for the NJCAA Div. I Championship beginning Sunday. The Iowa Central men play May 13-17 in Tucson, Ariz. Nearly 80 programs ...

NEW CHAMPIONS

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Luther College men’s tennis team had its own version of a “court storming” on Saturday. For the first time in eight years, the Norse captured the American Rivers Conference (formerly Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) title in the final round of the ...