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POSITIVE STEP

The Fort Dodge boys put forth the kind of intensity head coach Tom Daniel has wanted to see this season. However, a slow start coupled with missed free throws and early turnovers kept the Dodgers from snapping their losing skid, as Mason City escaped with a 72-64 victory here Monday ...

Dodger girls can’t slow Mason City

The Fort Dodge girls put themselves in position to upend rival Mason City here Monday night through the first eight minutes. But a disastrous second quarter wiped that away. The 12th-ranked (Class 4A) Mohawks used a 26-8 run in that period on their way to posting a 59-47 win. Over the ...

Dodgers drub Mohawks

MASON CITY — The third-ranked Fort Dodge wrestling team cruised to a 77-3 win over CIML Iowa Conference foe Mason City on Monday night. The Dodgers won eight of the nine matches wrestled, all by fall. No. 7 Brandon Mills (145), eighth-ranked Kody Cook (152), Savion Wheat (160), Dylan ...

Rockets too much for Gael girls

PATON — Paton-Churdan’s Danielle Hoyle was just too much for the St. Edmond girls basketball team to handle on Monday. The 6-foot-2 junior scored 29 points as the Rockets (8-6 overall) rolled to a 57-36 victory over the Gaels (0-13). “She (Hoyle) was strong underneath,’’ said St. ...

BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Dodgers welcome Mason City

THE TIP: Fort Dodge hosts Mason City in a rescheduled CIML Iowa Conference doubleheader inside the Dodger gym. Tip is set for 6:15 p.m. in the girls game. On Tuesday, the FDSH boys host Johnston in a single contest at 7:45 p.m. GIRLS PROBABLES: Fort Dodge (4-10 overall, 2-3 in league): Tory ...

WRESTLING PREVIEW: Dodgers head to Mason City

THE ACTION: Fourth-ranked (Class 3A) Fort Dodge heads to Mason City to meet the Mohawks. Junior varsity matches begin at 6:30 p.m. with varsity set to start at 7:30 p.m. PROBABLE DODGER LINEUP: 106 – Max Bishop, fr., (18-10); 113 – Lane Cowell, jr., (22-6); 120 – Drake Ayala, jr., ...

BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Gaels travel to Paton-Churdan

THE TIP: The St. Edmond girls begin a five-game road trek Monday night at Paton-Churdan. Tip is set for 7:45 p.m. They play a North Central Conference doubleheader on Tuesday at Algona beginning at 6:15 p.m. GIRLS PROBABLES: St. Edmond (0-11 overall, 0-7 in league): Kelli Kersten, jr., 2.4; ...

HUMBOLDT HISTORY

WAVERLY — Since she was a little girl, Kendal Clark has been lacing up her basketball shoes once winter rolls around. In fact, hoops has always been the sport of choice in the Clark family. When the chance to try something new surfaced this past fall, though, the Humboldt junior thought ...

FDSH frosh Ross brings home bronze

WAVERLY — Recovering after a setback is sometimes the hardest thing to do in sports, but it can be a building block for future success if handled correctly. After suffering a loss in her 132-pound state semifinal match Saturday, Fort Dodge freshman Alexis Ross gathered herself, refocused, ...

Dodgers a runner-up in Waverly

WAVERLY — The third-ranked (Class 3A) Fort Dodge wrestling team clinched a second-place finish here on Saturday at the Rick Caldwell Invitational, placing behind only No. 1 Waverly-Shell Rock. The Go-Hawks recorded 268.5 points, with the short-handed Dodgers racking up 205. No. 5 Iowa City ...

TOP BILLING

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 ...