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Ross cruises into quarters

CORALVILLE — The hardest part for Alexis Ross on the opening day of the state wrestling tournament was staying ready and focused. “We just kept moving and watching,’’ Ross said. “We did a lot of workouts and I kept my mind on wrestling. “For me, it’s not that bad. I’m just ...

Gaels ready to host NCC meet

A handful of wrestling teams will be vying for the North Central Conference crown inside the St. Edmond gym Saturday afternoon. Action begins at 10 a.m. in what should be a race to the finish at the 55th annual event. Joining the host Gaels will be league dual champion Hampton-Dumont/CAL ...

Cochrane named new Triton tennis coach

Ev Cochrane has been named the new head men’s and women’s tennis coach at Iowa Central. Cochrane replaces Eric Sturgis, who resigned after the semester. Cochrane is a native of Ames and former long-time assistant coach at Iowa State University. “Fort Dodge has always been a hot-bed ...

Berry reflects on state finale

CORALVILLE — Elly Berry’s final state wrestling tournament didn’t go the way she had planned, but the St. Edmond senior’s journey was well worth it. Over 700 girls competed in the IWCOA tournament in the Xtream Arena on Friday. “Wrestling is a hard sport and takes a lot to ...

Area wrestlers hungry for more

CORALVILLE — Maria Elizondo tested the wrestling waters last season and finished fourth at the state tournament. “Going into this year having a foundation allowed me to grow in my skills,’’ Elizondo said. “Learning new things and improving on the basics certainly had a great ...

Bulldogs too much for Gael boys

HAMPTON — The St. Edmond boys couldn’t overcome a cold shooting night, falling to Hampton-Dumont/CAL here Friday night, 59-34. Coming off a road loss to Clear Lake on Thursday, the Gaels were unable to get on track here. The Bulldogs (6-6 overall, 2-6 in the North Central Conference) ...