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IOWA FALLS — The run atop the North Central Conference ended on the final match of the day here Saturday for Clarion-Goldfield/Dows. Tied with host Iowa Falls-Alden for the team title, the Cowboys could only sit on the sidelines and watch as heavyweight McKade Eisentrager gave himself a ...

Area wraps up state experience

WAVERLY — With two more years left in her high school career, St. Edmond’s Elly Berry is excited for the opportunities that lie ahead. Berry, only a sophomore, competed at the IWCOA Girls State Championships this weekend, earning one victory in three matches and setting the stage for the ...

Dodgers host CIML Iowa swim meet

The Fort Dodge swim team got a chance to test itself against some of the best in the state here inside the Dodger pool Saturday as they hosted the CIML Iowa Conference meet. Waukee racked up 508 points to take home team honors followed by West Des Moines Valley, Marshalltown, Mason City, ...

Triton women win at Marshalltown

MARSHALLTOWN — The Iowa Central women rebounded from a loss to North Iowa Area here Saturday, besting Marshalltown, 75-53. Isabell West led the way for the Tritons in scoring, posting 22 points on 10 of 11 shooting. She also had five rebounds and five assists. Aaliyah Hull added 14 ...

Iowa Central men prevail

The Iowa Central men bounced back inside Hodges Fieldhouse Saturday, topping William Penn JV, 83-76. After dropping two straight, the Tritons are now 8-12 on the season. Five different players reached double figures led by Andrew Gibb’s 13. Gibb also had four rebounds, four assists, two ...

EXTRA, EXTRA

All Tavis Eklund needed was for the first shot to go down. Once it did, the Webster City junior settled in, scoring eight points in the two overtime sessions to help the Lynx claim a 67-58 victory over St. Edmond here Friday night. Eklund, the leading scorer on the year for Webster City ...

Lynx handle SE girls

The St. Edmond girls played the kind of defense head coach Steve Neuberger can appreciate here Friday night. Now, he just needs to see the offense come together. The Gaels held Webster City’s Taylor McKinney scoreless through the second half, but were unable to ever fight out of a big ...

FD girls explode past Bobcats

For nearly three quarters on Friday, many of the Fort Dodge girls basketball team’s year-long struggles were holding them back against Marshalltown. Then the Dodgers came to life and showed signs of what they could be moving forward. FDSH closed the game with an explosive 30-2 burst to turn ...

Thomas, ‘Cats too much for Dodgers

The Fort Dodge boys basketball team has the better part of three weeks to decide how they want to finish the 2019-20 season. The wins and losses won’t matter the rest of the way as much as the pride and heart they are willing to show toward each other. After controlling the entire first ...

Ross reaches quarterfinals

WAVERLY — Alexis Ross loves competing on the big stage. She just didn’t spend much time on the mat during the IWCOA state tournament on Friday. The Fort Dodge sophomore picked up two first period falls to improve 13-0 on the season and advance to the quarterfinals. “There’s high ...

Wrestlers fight for NCC titles

IOWA FALLS — Teams will be looking to knock Clarion-Goldfield/Dows off the North Central Conference wrestling perch here Saturday at the league tournament. Action begins at 10 a.m. Last year, the Cowboys won their second consecutive tourney title and finished first for the fourth time ...

FDSH’s Ross knew wrestling was in her future

When she was four years old Alexis Ross was on the mat wrestling and now has a freshman in high school, she will chase her dream of winning an Iowa girls state championship. Ross has wrestled all over the state and nation, but now competing in the second ever IWCOA Girls State Championship, ...

Gael Berry ready to take next step

Elly Berry knew basketball wasn’t the sport for her, but she wanted to do something during the winter months, so in seventh grade she walked through the wrestling room doors at St. Edmond. The sophomore’s decision to join a sport dominated by boys was an easy one for her. “I was never ...

Lange, area girls ready for big stage

Humboldt’s Mady Lange loves competition and the Humboldt senior is no stranger to the spotlight. The Wildcat senior has competed at state track and state softball and in her first season of girls wrestling, she will look for a state medal at the IWCOA Girls Wrestling Championships. “I ...

BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Dodgers entertain Marshalltown

THE TIP: Fort Dodge hosts Marshalltown in a CIML Iowa Conference doubleheader inside the Dodger gym. Girls tip at 6:15 p.m. with the boys to follow. GIRLS PROBABLES: Fort Dodge (3-10 overall, 1-3 in league): Tory Bennett, so., 10.8; Aleaha Pommer, so., 7.1; Cheyenne Miller-Hameed, jr., 7.1; ...

Tritons fall to Ellsworth on the mats

IOWA FALLS — The eighth-ranked (NJCAA Div. II) Iowa Central wrestling team split 10 matches with No. 9 Ellsworth here on Wednesday, but the Tritons weren’t able to accumulate a single bonus point in a 19-15 loss to the Panthers. Sixth-ranked Daniel Vargas (125 pounds), No. 7 Andrew Gamble ...

NIACC holds off Triton men

MASON CITY — The Iowa Central men suffered another tough setback here Wednesday night, falling to North Iowa Area, 87-80. The loss was the sixth this season for the Tritons by single digits. Iowa Central (7-12 overall, 2-4 in ICCAC) has also dropped close games to Central-Columbus, ...

No. 5 Trojans defeat Iowa Central women

MASON CITY — The Iowa Central women made fifth-ranked North Iowa Area work for everything here Wednesday night, but in the end, turnovers doomed the Tritons. The Trojans forced 31 miscues that led to easy buckets on the other end, scoring a 90-59 victory. Three Iowa Central (12-8 overall, ...

BASKETBALL PREVIEW: St. Edmond at South Hamilton, vs. Webster City

THE TIP: Up first for the Gaels will be a girl/boy doubleheader in Jewell against South Hamilton Thursday night. On Friday, St. Edmond will host North Central Conference rival Webster City in another twinbill. Start time is 6:15 p.m. both nights. GIRLS PROBABLES: St. Edmond (0-11 overall, 0-7 ...

WRESTLING PREVIEW: Fort Dodge at Marshalltown

THE ACTION: Fourth-ranked (Class 3A) Fort Dodge heads to The Roundhouse to meet Marshalltown. Junior varsity wrestling is set for 6:30 p.m. with varsity to start at 7:30 p.m. PROBABLE DODGER LINEUP: 106 - Max Bishop, fr., (17-9); 113 - Lane Cowell, jr., (21-5); 120 - Drake Ayala, jr., (28-0); ...