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Fort Dodge bowlers split on Senior Night

The defending state champion Fort Dodge girls bowling team captured the first of their main goals here Thursday, earning a share of the CIML Iowa Conference dual championship for the second consecutive season. The Dodgers scored a 2,681-2,358 victory over Waukee on Senior Night at Ridgewood ...

BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Fort Dodge vs. SE Polk

THE TIP: Fort Dodge hosts Southeast Polk in a CIML Iowa Conference doubleheader inside the Dodger gym. Tip is set for 6:15 p.m. in the girls game with the boys to follow at 7:45 p.m. GIRLS PROBABLES: Fort Dodge (4-11 overall, 2-4 in league): Tory Bennett, so., 11.0; Aleaha Pommer, so., 7.5; ...

Gael boys can’t slow Cadets

IOWA FALLS — The St. Edmond boys found the going tough here Thursday on the road, falling to Iowa Falls-Alden, 73-45. Cael Kolacia led the way for the Gaels with 13 points while Jed Tracy added six. Connor Bocken, Quinten McCarville and Anthony Lacina chipped in five each. The Cadets ...

ON THE ATTACK

At this point in the season, Luke Moffitt is looking for more confidence out of his ninth-ranked Iowa Central wrestling team. On Wednesday night inside Hodges Fieldhouse, Moffitt saw exactly that as the Tritons rolled to a 45-4 victory over fourth-ranked Iowa Western. “It was definitely ...

BASKETBALL PREVIEW: St. Edmond at Iowa Falls-Alden

THE TIP: The Gaels will travel to Iowa Falls to face Iowa Falls-Alden in a doubleheader. The girls game will tip at 6:15 p.m. with the boys to follow at 7:45 p.m. GIRLS PROBABLES: St. Edmond (0-14 overall, 0-9 North Central Conference): Kelli Kersten, jr., 2.2; Cambrie McBride, sr., 8.4; ...

Flores continues her climb at Georgia Tech

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A perfect finish to the ITA Kick-Off Weekend for Victoria Flores and Georgia Tech resulted in a berth into the National Team Indoor Championships. Flores, a Fort Dodge native, scored a win at No. 1 doubles and No. 2 singles to help the Yellow Jackets top No. 13 South ...

Johnston pulls away from FDSH

The momentum from a rally against Mason City the night before carried over for the Fort Dodge boys here on Tuesday, but Johnston eventually used its size and depth to pull away for a 66-47 victory. The Dodgers trailed by just five points at 41-36 heading into the fourth quarter, but the ...

Algona girls too much for Gaels

ALGONA — The Algona girls took control early here on Tuesday, and cruised to a 53-21 win over St. Edmond. Aliyah Buscher and Abbey Holmes had 10 points each for the Bulldogs (9-6 overall), while A’Lailiah Perry and Molly McCaulley contributed eight points a piece. Leah Neverman led the ...

The death of a dad

If the news of Kobe Bryant’s death had arrived on my doorstep at 22 years old, I would’ve written about the incomparable basketball player. Relentless competitor. Fearless champion. Olympian. Hall of Fame legend. And that would’ve been more than enough for a sports columnist to ...

Girls wrestling builds momentum

Girls wrestling is here to stay. The steady increase in participation numbers proves the need is there, and after 376 athletes competed in the second annual IWCOA Girls State Championships on Saturday, the sport’s growing popularity again took center stage. In 2013, there were 36 girls ...

POSITIVE STEP

The Fort Dodge boys put forth the kind of intensity head coach Tom Daniel has wanted to see this season. However, a slow start coupled with missed free throws and early turnovers kept the Dodgers from snapping their losing skid, as Mason City escaped with a 72-64 victory here Monday ...

Dodger girls can’t slow Mason City

The Fort Dodge girls put themselves in position to upend rival Mason City here Monday night through the first eight minutes. But a disastrous second quarter wiped that away. The 12th-ranked (Class 4A) Mohawks used a 26-8 run in that period on their way to posting a 59-47 win. Over the ...

Dodgers drub Mohawks

MASON CITY — The third-ranked Fort Dodge wrestling team cruised to a 77-3 win over CIML Iowa Conference foe Mason City on Monday night. The Dodgers won eight of the nine matches wrestled, all by fall. No. 7 Brandon Mills (145), eighth-ranked Kody Cook (152), Savion Wheat (160), Dylan ...

Rockets too much for Gael girls

PATON — Paton-Churdan’s Danielle Hoyle was just too much for the St. Edmond girls basketball team to handle on Monday. The 6-foot-2 junior scored 29 points as the Rockets (8-6 overall) rolled to a 57-36 victory over the Gaels (0-13). “She (Hoyle) was strong underneath,’’ said St. ...

BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Dodgers welcome Mason City

THE TIP: Fort Dodge hosts Mason City in a rescheduled CIML Iowa Conference doubleheader inside the Dodger gym. Tip is set for 6:15 p.m. in the girls game. On Tuesday, the FDSH boys host Johnston in a single contest at 7:45 p.m. GIRLS PROBABLES: Fort Dodge (4-10 overall, 2-3 in league): Tory ...

WRESTLING PREVIEW: Dodgers head to Mason City

THE ACTION: Fourth-ranked (Class 3A) Fort Dodge heads to Mason City to meet the Mohawks. Junior varsity matches begin at 6:30 p.m. with varsity set to start at 7:30 p.m. PROBABLE DODGER LINEUP: 106 – Max Bishop, fr., (18-10); 113 – Lane Cowell, jr., (22-6); 120 – Drake Ayala, jr., ...

BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Gaels travel to Paton-Churdan

THE TIP: The St. Edmond girls begin a five-game road trek Monday night at Paton-Churdan. Tip is set for 7:45 p.m. They play a North Central Conference doubleheader on Tuesday at Algona beginning at 6:15 p.m. GIRLS PROBABLES: St. Edmond (0-11 overall, 0-7 in league): Kelli Kersten, jr., 2.4; ...

HUMBOLDT HISTORY

WAVERLY — Since she was a little girl, Kendal Clark has been lacing up her basketball shoes once winter rolls around. In fact, hoops has always been the sport of choice in the Clark family. When the chance to try something new surfaced this past fall, though, the Humboldt junior thought ...

FDSH frosh Ross brings home bronze

WAVERLY — Recovering after a setback is sometimes the hardest thing to do in sports, but it can be a building block for future success if handled correctly. After suffering a loss in her 132-pound state semifinal match Saturday, Fort Dodge freshman Alexis Ross gathered herself, refocused, ...

Dodgers a runner-up in Waverly

WAVERLY — The third-ranked (Class 3A) Fort Dodge wrestling team clinched a second-place finish here on Saturday at the Rick Caldwell Invitational, placing behind only No. 1 Waverly-Shell Rock. The Go-Hawks recorded 268.5 points, with the short-handed Dodgers racking up 205. No. 5 Iowa City ...