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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); ...

TLC Wrestling: Collins, Schuttler among area champs

SAC CITY — Carson Collins and John Schuttler have taken different paths on the mat, but on Monday night both Manson Northwest Webster wrestlers earned Twin Lakes Conference championships. It was the third career title for Collins (126) and the first for Schuttler (195) as the Cougars ...

Three in a row for Gael boys

HAMPTON — The St. Edmond boys basketball team kept Hampton-Dumont/CAL at bay, as the Gael defense held strong to earn a 59-49 victory on Monday night. The Gaels (4-7 overall, 2-5 North Central Conference) trailed 19-18 at the end of the first quarter, but a strong defensive effort, held the ...

Gaels fall on the road

HAMPTON — Steve Neuberger liked the way his St. Edmond girls started against 11th-ranked Hampton-Dumont/CAL, but not so much the finish. The Gaels (0-11 overall, 0-7 North Central Conference) dropped a 78-30 decision to the Bulldogs (12-1, 7-1) on Tuesday night. For the first 10 to 12 ...

Hawks host ranked Rutgers in Big Ten clash

IOWA CITY — A surprising Top-25 matchup between Big Ten foes takes place here Wednesday night when No. 19 Iowa welcomes 24th-ranked Rutgers. Tip is set for 8 p.m. from Carver-Hawkeye Arena. After helping rebuild the Hawkeyes (13-5 overall, 4-3 in league), head coach Fran McCaffery finds ...

Dodgers, Gaels lead list of academic all-state football players

A number of senior area athletes were recently named academic all-state honorees by the Iowa Football Coaches Association. A trio of Fort Dodge Dodgers — Shane Halligan, Nick Bice and Geoff Astor — were recognized in Class 4A. This marks the second consecutive season that FDSH rostered ...

DOUBLE FEATURE

ALGONA — As Cade and Angelo Winkel close in on a milestone, the Bishop Garrigan brothers are also making sure to enjoy each and every minute on the court together for the final time. Cade Winkel, a senior, currently sits at 994 career points, with Angelo, a junior, having scored 983 for the ...

Titles, and lessons, continue for 12-year-old FD mat talent

The championship trophies are everywhere — enough to potentially leave Fort Dodge’s Dreshaun Ross satisfied for a lifetime, despite being only 12 years old. They come in different shapes and sizes from all over the country. Five from the Tulsa Kickoff Classic. Four from Reno Worlds. Five ...

Dodgers pushed at ‘Beat The Streets’

OAK PARK, Ill. — Fort Dodge knew it was in for an uphill climb at Saturday’s “Beat The Streets Brawl.” The third-ranked (Class 3A) Dodgers dropped all four of their duals, including their first three to national Top-15 squads. It was Fort Dodge’s final setback — a 35-31 decision ...

Dodger wrestlers in Chicago for ‘Beat The Streets’

OAK PARK, Ill. — The Fort Dodge wrestling team takes strength of schedule to a whole new level on Saturday, as the Dodgers will participate in the renowned “Beat The Streets Brawl” dual tournament at Oak Park River Forest High School in suburban Chicago. Despite an uncertain field due to ...

FD’s Gibb going into the Iowa Golf Hall of Fame

Judd Gibb admits he is rarely at a loss for words. He received news recently from the Iowa Golf Association, though, that left him quite literally speechless. Gibb, who was born and raised in Fort Dodge, will be one of three players enshrined into the Iowa Golf Hall of Fame this coming ...