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Lynx boys hang on for victory over Gaels

WEBSTER CITY — Playing for the first time in almost eight years at Jefferson Gym, Drake Doering made sure the Webster City boys made sure they would leave the court with a win here Friday night. Doering scored a team-high 18 points, including four points in the final 81 seconds, as the Lynx ...

McKinney hits for 31 to lead WC past SEHS

WEBSTER CITY — The Webster City girls rode the hot shooting of Taylor McKinney here Friday night back inside the venerable Jefferson Gym. McKinney, a senior playing for the first and only time in the historic venue, scored 31 points to lead the Lynx to a 49-39 victory over St. Edmond. After ...

Bennett claims UNI Open title

CEDAR FALLS — Slowly, but surely, Drew Bennett is starting to feel like his former self. Bennett, a former state champion for Fort Dodge Senior High, earned a title here Saturday at the University of Northern Iowa Open. Competing at 133 pounds, Bennett scored a 3-2 decision over Iowa ...

Warriors too much for Dodgers

WAUKEE — Division I prospects Tucker DeVries and Payton Sandfort combined to score 39 points as undefeated Waukee raced past the Fort Dodge boys basketball squad on Friday, 72-32. DeVries, a 6-foot-6 junior who is being courted mainly by Drake and Creighton, led the way with 21 points for ...

No. 8 Waukee defeats FD girls

WAUKEE — The Fort Dodge girls dropped an 82-29 decision to eighth-ranked (Class 5A) Waukee here Friday night. Cheyenne Miller-Hameed scored 10 points to lead the Dodgers with Jalen Adams adding seven. For the Warriors, Katie Dianebier had a game-high 22 points and Megan Earney added ...

FDSH salutes seniors with shutout win

Fort Dodge’s senior wrestling class has been a part of three state trophy teams, and on Thursday, the group of 12 wrestlers were honored in the Dodger gym. The third-ranked Dodgers (2-0 overall) earned an 80-0 over Des Moines North/Hoover. “This is one of the biggest and best senior ...

Jeff Gym revisited: throwback Friday night ready for tip in WC

WEBSTER CITY — Everyone enjoys a stroll down memory lane, the chance to bathe in nostalgia if only for a brief moment. Well, Webster City, here's your chance. For one night only, the Lynx basketball teams will return to Jefferson Gymnasium tonight when St. Edmond comes to town for a North ...

Panthers ready for FCS quarterfinals

HARRISONBURG, Va. — In two playoff victories, No. 6 Northern Iowa has allowed a total of 13 points. The Panthers know they are going to be put to the test here Friday night when they face second-ranked James Madison in the FCS quarterfinals. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. and the game will be ...

Dodgers top Spencer

The Fort Dodge swim team hosted Spencer and Marshalltown on Thursday in the Dodger pool. The Dodgers beat the Tigers, 19-5, and lost to the Bobcats, 70-7. Marshalltown defeated Spencer, 70-2. Fort Dodge came away with a second-place finish in the 400 freestyle relay. The quartet of Colby ...

Fort Dodge girls win big; boys edged

The Fort Dodge girls bowling team got back in the win column as the Dodgers competed against Southeast Polk on Thursday at Ridgewood Lanes. The Dodger girls won, 2,624-2,107. The boys (0-3) were edged, 2,875-2,828. Defending state champion Leah Sanck turned in the top performance with a ...

Basketball preview: Fort Dodge at Waukee

THE TIP: The Fort Dodge girls will square off with Waukee at 6:15 p.m. on Friday, with the boys to follow at approximately 7:45 p.m. GIRLS PROBABLES: Fort Dodge (1-3): Tory Bennett, so., 9.5; Aleaha Pommer, so., 5.8; Cheyenne Miller-Hameed, jr., 7.3; Tristin Doster, jr., 4.8; Haley Wills, so., ...

Gaels in action against Cowboys and Lions

CLARION — The St. Edmond wrestling team competed against perennial North Central Conference contenders Clarion-Goldfield/Dows and Clear Lake on Thursday night. The Gaels lost to Clear Lake, 60-21, and fell to Clarion-Goldfield/Dows by a final of 72-9. “Overall, Coach (Kaden) McClintock ...

Butcher, UNI rolling in FCS playoffs

CEDAR FALLS — Tim Butcher has finally earned his shot and he is enjoying the postseason ride with Northern Iowa. Butcher received NJCAA All-American honors in his two-year stint at Iowa Central. In his first year on campus in Cedar Falls (2018) he redshirted, while seeing action in four ...

Six Tritons earn All-America status

Fresh off another win in The Graphic Edge Bowl and a second consecutive winning season, six members of the Iowa Central football team were named to the NJCAA All-America teams. Richard Rodriguez and Daquan Cross were selected to the first team, Eugene Brown and Rashad Witty to the second, and ...

Top honors for Schleisman, Holder

LAKE CITY — The South Central Calhoun football team swept the Class 1A, District 2 postseason awards much like they ran through the league. The Titans finished the regular season unbeaten, which included five wins inside the district by almost 41 points a game. Senior Landon Schleisman ...

Gibb, Tritons earn victory

Andrew Gibb scored 24 points as the Iowa Central men closed out the pre-Christmas portion of their schedule with a 75-71 victory over Grand View JV here Wednesday night. Gibb hit 8 of 14 shots from the field, including four 3-pointers, adding four rebounds, two assists and a steal to his ...

Dodgers entertain DM North/Hoover on mats

Fort Dodge (1-0) DODGER LINEUP: 106 — Max Bishop, fr. (5-2); 113 — Lane Cowell, jr. (4-2); 120 — Drake Ayala, jr. (7-0); 126 — Carson Taylor, sr. (6-0); 132 — Brooks Cowell, sr. (6-1); 138 — Dreyzon Phillips, jr. (6-2); 145 — Brandon Mills, sr. (6-2); 152 — Kody Cook, jr. ...

Gaels take on Cowboys, Lions

ST. EDMOND (0-2) GAEL LINEUP: 106 — Ronnie Orres, fr.; 113 — Ryan Duckett, jr.; 120 — Rick Xu, jr.; 132 — Elly Berry, so.; 138 — Clay Kelley, so.; 145 — Johnny Dickerson, fr.; 152 — Noah Carlson, sr.; 160 — Tyler Rossmanith, so.; 170 — Jonah Hindt, sr. OPPONENT: ...

Dodger bowling teams in action

The Fort Dodge boys and girls bowling teams dropped contests against Des Moines Lincoln on Tuesday night. The boys (0-2 overall) lost 3,233 to 3,007. The Fort Dodge girls (1-1) fell 2,631-2,512. Three Dodger boys had over 400 series, led by Brady Graves’ 439. Graves has games of 225 and ...

BACK IN THE MIX

Less than two weeks ago, Southeast Valley’s Kolson Kruse was being rushed to the hospital to have his appendix removed. On Tuesday night, the sophomore made his season debut in impressive fashion, scoring a game-high 17 points to lead the Jaguars past St. Edmond, 56-45. Kruse, who ...