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Rams too much for FDSH

Blake Utley wants his Fort Dodge baseball squad to work their way through the dog days of the season without taking a recent losing streak to heart. The Dodgers were swept by eighth-ranked (Class 4A) Southeast Polk at McNeil Field on Monday. Scores were 11-5 and 9-2 in favor of the ...

Weather rarely plays a factor in the final outcome

The Fort Dodge Ford Lincoln Toyota Webster County golf tournament has enjoyed a nearly-impeccable track record when it comes to weather through the years. Mother Nature has only intervened a handful of times. As recently as 2016, an entire round did succumb to summer storms. Lucas Peed ...

Lynx roll past Gaels, 15-1

The Webster City baseball team tightened their hold atop the North Central Conference with a 15-1 victory in six innings over St. Edmond here Monday night at Rogers Park. Tyler Olson improved to 7-1 with a 10-strikeout performance as the Lynx plated 12 runs in the final two innings. Dylan ...

Webster City tops SE softball squad

The 15th-ranked (Class 4A) Webster City softball team used timely hits and quickness to claim a 10-1 victory over St. Edmond here Monday night at Rogers Park. The Lynx plated runs in all but one inning, including one each in the first three frames. In the fifth, they pushed the lead from 3-0 ...

Record scores are impressive across the board

The Fort Dodge Ford Lincoln Toyota Webster County golf tournament scoring records aren’t set in stone, but the low numbers will be difficult for anyone to beat in the future. In 2010, Fort Dodge Senior High graduate Kevin Ault carded a nine-under par 62 at the Fort Dodge Country Club, a ...

Top speed

HUMBOLDT —Television became reality in Humboldt on Saturday night, as two drivers from the hit show Street Outlaws showed their speed at the North Iowa Dragway. Two of the Discovery Channels stars, Jeff Lutz and Ryan Martin brought their cars to the track and held a meet and greet. Over ...

Lakeside, FDCC partnership in its 28th year

The Fort Dodge Ford Lincoln Toyota Webster County golf tournament will be a 36-hole qualifier again this year in the men's open and senior brackets, with a championship nine taking place on Sunday evening at the Fort Dodge Country Club. This competition has followed the same format since The ...

Middleton Classic hits double digits

MANSON — As the Middleton Classic reaches double digits, a decision was made to expand the golf tournament. This year, the event doubles from one day to two, allowing for more two-person teams to enter. The Top-5 low scores from Saturday and Sunday qualify for a championship nine-hole ...

Born to be a Hawkeye

IOWA CITY — Since the fifth grade, Aaron Graves knew where he wanted to play college football. And this past week, he made that commitment. After a lineman camp here last weekend, Graves, a soon to be sophomore at Southeast Valley, was asked to call the Iowa coaching staff. When he did, ...

Swinging away with Drew DeMers

The Fort Dodge Gypsum Miners baseball squad started strong Thursday night at Carroll. Jose Guillen Jr. and Americo Luis hit back-to-back home runs in the first inning as the Miners put up a five-spot against the Merchants. But the sizzle didn’t last. “Our bats started off hot,” ...

County Golf Countdown: Elite group rules women’s open

The women's open-division competition in the Fort Dodge Ford Lincoln Toyota County golf tournament has produced its fair share of impressive championship scores and reigns. From 1993-97, Fort Dodge Senior High standout Stacey Bergman - who later played for both the University of Iowa and ...

Field includes all Webster County residents

The Fort Dodge Ford Lincoln Toyota Webster County golf tournament is now in its second year of extending the field beyond city limits. All residents who live or work in Webster County are eligible to participate for the second consecutive summer, which attracts talent not only from Fort ...

Dodgers split with defending champs

BETTENDORF — The third-ranked (Class 5A) Fort Dodge softball split with a pair of defending state champions here Saturday. The Dodgers (25-7 overall) beat 5A champions, 10th-ranked Pleasant Valley 8-2, and lost to the 3A champions, second-ranked Louisa-Muscatine, 5-3. Against the ...

Dodgers top ranked squads

GRIMES — The third-ranked (Class 5A) Fort Dodge softball team came away with a sweep over perennial state tournament qualifiers Dallas Center-Grimes and Iowa City Regina here Friday. The Dodgers used a seventh inning run by Tory Bennett to claim a 5-4 victory vs. No. 7 (4A) Dallas ...

Hoefing, Yetmar claim Middleton title on day one

MANSON — Brad Hoefing and Justin Yetmar claimed top honors on day one of the Joe Middleton Classic. The event took place at the Manson Golf and Country Club. Hoefing and Yetmar were both former students of Joe Middleton, who the tournament is named after. Hoefing currently lives in Manson ...

Gaels continue hot streak

HAMPTON — The St. Edmond softball team continued to showcase their offense here Friday night, earning an 8-1 victory over Hampton-Dumont. After scoring 16 runs Wednesday at Clarion-Goldfield/Dows, and 12 more vs. North Union Thursday night, the Gaels plated five quick runs in the first vs. ...

Scott throws one-hitter for Gaels

HAMPTON — The St. Edmond baseball team put together the kind of complete game Mike Szalat has been hoping for here Friday night. Peyton Scott tossed a five-inning one-hitter, as the Gaels topped Hampton-Dumont, 11-0. Scott struck out nine and worked around four walks on the night. Jack ...

Street Outlaws invade Humboldt

HUMBOLDT — Fans of the Discovery Channel’s hit television show Street Outlaws will get a chance to meet a pair of the shows stars on Saturday. The television show depicts street racing in Oklahoma and drivers Jeff Lutz and Ryan Martin will hit the track at the North Iowa Dragway. Gates ...

ONE LOVE

HUMBOLDT — Ashlyn Clark may have cancer, but cancer doesn’t have Ashlyn Clark. The 17-year-old Humboldt High School graduate is going through the fight of her life. Thursday provided a chance for Clark and her family to enjoy an evening of rest and relaxation. It was an opportunity ...

Celebrity Hawkeyes, Cyclones are all on Ashlyn’s team

HUMBOLDT — Joe Woodley looked up to Derrik Clark when he was a linebacker at Iowa State — so much so that he wanted to wear No. 11 to honor Clark when he played linebacker in Ames. “Derrik (the father of Ashlyn Clark) was my idol, that’s why I wanted to wear No. 11, but my dad (Mike ...