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No. 1 Dodgers make quick work of North

All Andi Adams wanted out of her top-ranked (Class 5A) ballclub on Thursday night was to learn the value of the game and how to respect it. The Dodgers (18-3 overall) picked up a 12-0, three-inning victory over Des Moines North (0-15). The Polar Bears have struggled, but their program numbers ...

Fireworks display at Sports Park Raceway tonight

Sports Park Raceway will offer a full fireworks display for the fans, competitors and crew members during the track’s “Firecracker Special” — sponsored by Kemna Auto of Fort Dodge — on Friday night. “We want this to be something really big to shows our thanks to everybody who has ...

North Union takes two from Gaels

SWEA CITY — The St. Edmond softball team hit the ball well at North Union on Thursday night, but they couldn’t come up with the timely delivery. The Gaels (3-8 overall) dropped the first contest, 7-3, in a continuation of a postponed game from Rogers Park earlier this season. The Warriors ...

Humboldt clinches 5th straight title

HUMBOLDT — No. 2 (Class 3A) Humboldt secured its fifth consecutive North Central Conference softball crown with a 4-2 win over rival Algona on Thursday night. The Wildcats (13-1 overall, 7-0 in the NCC) plated four runs in the sixth inning to hand the No. 6 Bulldogs (10-1) their first ...

FD Am’s future depends on its willingness to change

Nate McCoy’s oldest memory from the Fort Dodge Amateur has very little to do with the tournament itself. “I remember being really little and coming up here one of the years my dad won it (Iowa golf legend Mike McCoy was the FD Am’s Open Division champion in 1993, 1994 and 2000),” said ...

FD’S TRIPLE THREAT

DES MOINES — Tyler Schreier and the Fort Dodge baseball team stayed in an offensive rhythm on Wednesday at Des Moines Lincoln. Unfortunately for the Dodgers, it only resulted in a split. After a 14-7 victory in the opener, FDSH came up short in the nightcap, surrendering two late runs in an ...

Gaels come up short in extras

CLEAR LAKE — The St. Edmond softball team put together a late rally, but it wasn’t quite enough as they dropped a 3-2 decision to Clear Lake. The Gaels (3-6 overall, in the 2-5 North Central Conference) scored a run in the top of the sixth to tie things up. Both clubs went scoreless ...

Gibb qualifies for PGA Championship

Fort Dodge’s Judd Gibb has experienced the heartache of being painfully close to qualifying for the PGA Championship. Three times, to be exact. On Monday, the golf gods gave Gibb one back. The PGA Professional Championship qualifying event in Austin, Tex. was canceled this week due to ...

DODGERS WIN NO. 1 SHOWDOWN

CARLISLE — In three weeks, postseason softball will be on the diamond. When the Dodgers took the field on Tuesday night, it had the feel and atmosphere of tournament play. The No. 1 Dodgers (5A) and top-ranked Carlisle (4A) stood toe-to-toe on the diamond, trying to prove which No. 1 team ...

HAVE A DAY

Mason Bockoven etched his name in the Fort Dodge baseball record books on Monday night, turning in a career performance at the plate for the Dodgers. Bockoven’s special night helped lead the Dodgers (6-4 overall) to a twinbill sweep over Des Moines Roosevelt (7-7). Fort Dodge rallied for a ...

YARDWORK

When Mason Bockoven walked off of Ed McNeil Field on Monday night, he had no idea exactly what he had just done. The type of performance Bockoven put on, was a once in a lifetime feat in more ways than one. “I knew I had a good game, but I didn’t know exactly how many RBI it was,’’ ...

No. 1 Dodgers sweep Roosevelt

What Andi Adams saw in the second game against Des Moines Roosevelt on Monday is exactly how she wants her top-ranked (Class 5A) Dodgers to play. Fort Dodge (16-3 overall) won both games of the twinbill, but Adams felt they were a little flat in a 7-0 opening-game win. In the second contest, ...

Webster City doubles up Gaels in softball

WEBSTER CITY — A late rally by the St. Edmond softball team wasn’t enough as the Gaels dropped a North Central Conference contest to Webster City by a final of 10-5 on Monday night. The lost snapped a three-game win streak for the Gaels (3-5 overall, 2-4 NCC). St. Edmond took an early 1-0 ...

MNW baseball team done for regular season

MANSON — A positive COVID-19 test forced the Manson Northwest Webster baseball team to cancel the remaining games for its 2020 regular season on Monday. The program has entered a 14-day quarantine period, which officially began on June 26, after a positive case surfaced. “I feel ...

THE ENCORE

Andrew Huseman’s father, Bill, likes to keep his distance during tense moments while following his son on the golf course. When Andrew needs either advice or a word of encouragement, though, dad is always just a few steps away — ready and willing. The 25-year-old Huseman held off Nate ...

Gael regular season canceled

Due to a positive COVID-19 test of a St. Edmond baseball player, the school has canceled the remaining six games of the regular season. The school made the announcement late Saturday night, after they were informed of the positive test. “It is our understanding that the student contracted ...

Dodgers split ranked twinbill

DALLAS CENTER — The top-ranked (Class 5A) Fort Dodge softball team finished another busy week by splitting with third-ranked (4A) Dallas Center-Grimes on Saturday. The Dodgers (14-3 overall) won the opener of the doubleheader, 10-0, before falling 10-7 in the nightcap to the Mustangs ...

EARLY SURGE

No one knows the Fort Dodge Amateur quite like Dave Sergeant. The Iowa Golf Association Hall of Fame member and local history buff has played in more FD Ams than any player in the current field by a margin wider than a long par-5. He’s forgotten more about the tournament — now in its 73rd ...

Dodgers take two from East

DES MOINES — On paper, the top-ranked (Class 5A) Fort Dodge softball team looked like a dominant force during Friday’s doubleheader sweep at Des Moines East. And the Dodgers were, for the most part. Head coach Andi Adams still sees minor missteps, though, that could be the difference ...

Henning rips walk-off hit

Kaili Henning may be only an eighth grader, but on Friday night, the youngster came through like a seasoned veteran for the St. Edmond softball team. Henning delivered a walk-off single in the bottom of the eighth inning to lead the Gaels (3-4 overall, 2-2 North Central Conference) to their ...