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Garrigan stops Gaels in opener

Angelo Winkel and Cade Winkel combined for 37 points and 21 rebounds as the Bishop Garrigan boys opened the season with a 66-35 victory over St. Edmond here Monday night. A year after reaching the state tournament, the Golden Bears (1-0 overall) return three starters from that squad. However, ...

QUICK RESPONSE

Some basketball teams go an entire season without ever finding their true identity. Despite returning very little varsity experience, this group of Fort Dodge boys seem to have discovered one almost immediately during Monday’s season debut. With a gritty performance that even had their ...

SCC grad Birks cashes in at ISU game

AMES — Jared Birks was able to showcase the skills he honed growing up in Lytton in front of a packed Hilton Coliseum recently. Birks, a South Central Calhoun graduate and current freshman at Iowa State University, was selected a special halftime shooting performance. He ended up winning ...

Brayton earns fourth straight Australian title

MELBOURNE, Aus. — It’s doesn’t come as a shock when Justin Brayton finds himself in the winner’s circle, but winning four straight Australian Supercross Championships isn’t an easy feat. Brayton, a Fort Dodge Senior High graduate, became the first to claim four consecutive ...

Kibby, UNI ready for FCS playoff opener

CEDAR FALLS — Despite not earning a national seed, Northern Iowa will get the opportunity to play at home once more this season. The Panthers, ranked sixth in the final FCS poll, host San Diego in a first round playoff matchup Saturday inside the UNI-Dome. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. Northern ...

Wagner enters Hall of Honor

Raegan (Schultz) Wagner was never alone when she stepped on the track. In fact her best friend was always by her side while competing in high school and college. Wagner and her twin sister, Lindsay, are 2000 Manson Northwest Webster graduates who continued their careers with the Central ...

AN ALL-STATE LEGACY

Thirty-one years ago, Asle Thorson’s father, Tjeran, was named a first team all-state football player at Fort Dodge Senior High. And thirty-one years before that, Tjeran’s father, Sherwyn, made the all-state squad as a Dodger. The family’s symmetric lineage reached a historic level on ...

‘A sad day and huge loss for our community’

Fort Dodge lost another indelible piece of its teaching and coaching fabric with the death of Mic Julson on Sunday. Julson, who had been battling an advanced form of cancer over the last four-plus months, passed away at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home. He was 72. Julson spent over two decades ...

Dillon inducted into Hall of Fame

Matt Dillon was honored earlier this year with his induction into the Dowling Catholic High School Athletic Hall of Fame. Dillon, the current St. Edmond head football coach, was enshrined alongside Elliott Baker, Jessica Campbell, Claudia Farrell, Tom Gaul, Eric Lee, Lincoln Mincks and ...

Kershaw a rare two-time first teamer

The Fort Dodge football program’s record books date back over 100 years. Senior wide receiver Tysen Kershaw made a little history of his own on Monday. Kershaw became just the second Dodger ever to be named a two-time first team Iowa Print Sports Writers Association all-state selection in ...

TOP BILLING

When the Algona football team needed a big play, they looked to senior Wyatt Wegener. And Wegener delivered time and time again. The Iowa Print Sports Writers Association honored Wegener as the Class 2A captain of the all-state team. Wegener was one of 10 selections from the area spread ...

All-state volleyball honors for area

Morgan Middleton put together one of the more dominant seasons of volleyball in Clarion-Goldfield/Dows school history this year. Middleton, a junior, earned first team all-state honors by the Iowa Girls Coaches Association for her efforts on the court. Joining Middleton was her Cowgirl ...

Triton women crowned again

EL PASO, Tex. — Fresh off winning the NJCAA cross country title, the Iowa Central women flexed their even longer distance muscles here Saturday by capturing the NJCAA Half Marathon Championship. The Tritons won gold for the fifth time in school history, tying the record with El Paso, who ...

No. 2 Iowa handles Iowa State on the mat

AMES — The second-ranked Iowa wrestling team embraced a hostile environment here Sunday afternoon and shined. The Hawkeyes won eight of the 10 matches with No. 11 Iowa State, posting a convincing 29-6 victory inside Hilton Coliseum. Spencer Lee, Austin DeSanto, Pat Lugo, Alex Marinelli, ...

O’Tool, Central defense come up big in playoff win

PELLA - In a game highlighted by an incredible offensive rally, it was the Central College defense that made the biggest play. The Dutch earned a thrilling 38-37 overtime over against Wisconsin-Oshkosh in the first round of the NCAA Div. III Playoffs Saturday, storming back from a 31-7 ...

Iowa Central’s Cruz sets high water marks

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Billy Cruz had his coming out party here at the Augustana Invitational, making a statement for both himself and Iowa Central swimming. Cruz, a freshman from Canada, broke an NJCAA record and placed his name at the top of another event during the three-day invite. In ...

Tritons headed to rugby finals

GREENVILLE, N.C. — Give Brent Nelson a chance, and the Iowa Central rugby coach is sure to take advantage of it. After finding out they would be placed in a different division earlier this month, the Tritons didn’t back down. Iowa Central advanced to the USA Rugby Fall College ...

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Tritons host high school jamboree

Fort Dodge, St. Edmond and six area girls basketball teams gathered Thursday night for the annual Iowa Central Jamboree inside Hodges Fieldhouse. Along with the Dodgers and Gaels, Humboldt, Southeast Valley, Algona, Pocahontas Area, Webster City and Manson Northwest Webster all took part in ...

NOT ENOUGH

The Iowa Central men have shown Chad Helle that they can answer the call this year. However, what Helle is still looking for is that final drive from his team to come out on top. After falling behind by as many as 22 here Friday night, the Tritons once again rallied before coming up short vs. ...

Heinz named district offensive MVP

HUMBOLDT — Jamison Heinz will never forget the moments he made this past fall playing football for Humboldt. Heinz earned first team Class 3A, District 2 honors and was tabbed the offensive most valuable player. Joining Heinz for the Wildcats were Colton Goodell, Sam Fischer, Carter ...