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Thorson primed for big senior season with ISU swim

Just hours after capping off her incredible Big 12 Championships, Lehr Thorson was already looking towards next season. The former Fort Dodge Senior High standout and current Iowa State junior swimmer claimed two podium finishes and placed her name in the school history books during the league ...

TRV grad Bollmeyer helps North Polk reach state

ALLEMAN — A little piece of Twin River Valley High School will be at the girls state basketball tournament beginning Monday in Des Moines. Alex Bollmeyer, a graduate of the now consolidated school, is in his third season as an assistant coach with North Polk. The fifth-ranked Comets (19-5 ...

SCC’s Birks takes on new challenge at Northwestern College

ORANGE CITY — Allison Birks was a multi-sport standout while competing for South Central Calhoun. Those skills have carried over with her to Northwestern College, as the junior has taken on the position of multi with the Red Raiders. Birks, an all-stater in volleyball and an ...

TerHark, Truman claim league title

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — Luke TerHark knew playing for Jeff Horner and Truman State would be special, but he never imagined a season like the Bulldogs are experiencing. TerHark, a former Algona High School standout, helped Truman State claim a share of the Great Lakes Valley Conference regular ...

Garrigan boys qualify for state tourney

SPENCER — Cade Winkel was not going to let Saturday night’s Class 1A substate final be his last time in a Bishop Garrigan uniform. The senior scored a team-high 17 points, lifting the Golden Bears to a 68-48 victory over South O’Brien here and into the state tournament for a second ...

FD’s Thorson medals twice at Big 12 meet

MORGANTOWN, W.V. — Lehr Thorson had herself quite a Big 12 Championship for the Iowa State swimming and diving team. Thorson, a former standout for Fort Dodge Senior High, captured a silver and a bronze medal over the final two nights of the event. On Friday, Thorson clocked a time of ...

Two more wins for No. 17 Tritons

PARSONS, Kan. — The 17th-ranked Iowa Central softball team stretched their early-season win streak to six with a sweep of Labette here Saturday. Scores were 10-3 and 15-5 in favor of the Tritons (8-3 overall). In the opener, Fort Dodge Senior High grads and former all-staters Maggie ...

Tritons sweep Madison in baseball

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Iowa Central baseball team was supposed to hit the road to Tennessee for an extended trip, but weather scrapped those plans. Instead, the Tritons faced off with Madison College here at Mount Mercy University, scoring a sweep. Iowa Central claimed the opener, 4-3, in 12 ...

Iowa Central women can’t slow Kirkwood

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Iowa Central women concluded their regular season here Saturday afternoon, falling to fourth-ranked Kirkwood, 66-40. The Eagles (27-3 overall, 14-2 in ICCAC) raced out to a commanding 19-3 after the first quarter and never looked back, finishing the month 7-1 with the ...

11th-rated Kirkwood defeats Triton men

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Iowa Central men ended the regular season with an 87-64 loss to No. 11 Kirkwood here Saturday. The Eagles (23-5 overall, 12-2 in ICCAC) won for the fifth consecutive time and completed a season sweep over the Tritons (10-19, 3-11). They will head into the Region XI ...

‘EMPTY THE TANK’

ANKENY — The Hollywood ending simply wasn’t in the cards for the Fort Dodge boys basketball team on Friday night. After an emotional week filled with moments of adversity and perspective away from the court, the Dodgers still paid tribute to a member of the staff — and a part of their ...

Malcolm Clayton

Clayton embracing role as leader with Iowa Lakes

ESTHERVILLE — Night in and night out, the Iowa Lakes men’s basketball team has the capability to light up the scoreboard. One of the key pieces to that offensive attack over the past two years has been Fort Dodge Senior High graduate Malcolm Clayton. The Dodger all-stater and two-year ...

Garrigan seeks second state trip vs. South O’Brien

SPENCER — Moments after helping fourth-ranked Bishop Garrigan secure a spot in the Class 1A substate round, Cade Winkel took note of the rest of the results around the state. Among them was No. 1 Easton Valley falling to Edgewood-Colesburg, ending their season and chance at a state ...

South Central Calhoun boys bow out

CHEROKEE — The South Central Calhoun boys were denied a trip to the Class 2A state tournament, falling here Saturday night to West Sioux, 63-48. The Falcons, led by Iowa State University recruit Hunter Dekkers, pulled away in the fourth to clinch the substate title. For the Titans (19-5 ...

Titans take on familiar face in substate final

CHEROKEE — Bryce Coppock might have left the Twin Lakes Conference, but he never stopped following the league. Coppock, a former Newell-Fonda all-stater will lead fourth-ranked West Sioux into a Class 2A, Substate 1 final against South Central Calhoun here Saturday night. Tip is set for 7 ...

Hall Call

When young motocross riders around Fort Dodge talk about their love for racing and where it came from, one idol always surfaces: Chad Pederson. The Fort Dodge native made a name for himself all across the world in the 1980s and 90s, and his name has been synonymous with success on the dirt ...

Holmes enjoying time in Algona

Abbey Holmes takes with her countless memories from a career at Algona on the basketball court. Holmes was one of three players named unanimous first team all-North Central Conference, the league announced. Joining Holmes on all the ballots were Webster City’s Taylor McKinney and Clear ...

Dodger boys head to Ankeny

THE TIP: The Dodgers will meet Ankeny in a Class 4A substate semifinal. Action is set to tip tonight in Ankeny at 7 p.m. PROBABLES: Fort Dodge (3-19 overall): Drake Callon, so., 3.3; Carson Peterson, so., 5.4; Tysen Kershaw, sr., 12.1; Brycen Bell, sr., 2.0; Dayson Clayton, jr., 8.7. Ankeny ...

THE DODGER DOUBLE

WATERLOO — The Fort Dodge boys bowling team’s potential was a topic of conversation all year long, even as the Dodgers struggled through the dual portion of the season and went winless in the CIML Iowa Conference. All of the questions were answered emphatically on Tuesday, as the Dodgers ...

Cross’ Road

It was never a smooth and easy ride for Mardaeja Cross, but the Iowa Central sophomore knows that it has helped shape who she is today. Cross, Justice Crooks and Aaliyah Hull were all honored here Wednesday night inside Hodges Fieldhouse as the Tritons picked up a 84-37 victory over ...