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Fort Dodge drops a pair

URBANDALE — The Fort Dodge baseball team dropped a doubleheader with Urbandale here Friday night. Scores were 9-0 and 11-3. The games were originally scheduled for Ed McNeil Field, but after no umpires could be found, they were moved. For the Dodgers (10-22 overall), Tyrnan Lara ...

POWER SURGE

The second-ranked (Class 2A) North Union softball team gave St. Edmond an early look at what they might be facing next week here Thursday night, scoring an 8-0 victory at Rogers Park. Behind three home runs from three different batters, the Warriors won for the fourth straight time, improving ...

Dodgers roll past Waterloo West

WATERLOO — The Fort Dodge baseball team snapped a three-game losing skid here Thursday night, dodging the rain to down Waterloo West, 9-3. Drew Callon pitched a complete-game, striking out six and allowing just eight hits and two walks. He was also 3-for-4 at the plate for the Dodgers ...

Garrigan edges Gaels

ALGONA — The St. Edmond baseball team dropped 4-3 contest to Bishop Garrigan on Thursday. The Golden Bears jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the first inning and then the Gaels cut it to 2-1. Bishop Garrigan held on after scoring two in the fourth and giving up two in the top of the ...

No. 9 Carlisle pulls away from Dodgers

With only a handful of games left to prepare for the postseason journey, the Fort Dodge softball team finds themselves still searching for answers. The Dodgers dropped a 10-3 decision here Tuesday night at Rogers Park to ninth-ranked (Class 4A) Carlisle, falling to 17-17 on the season and 3-6 ...

Humboldt repeats in NCC

ALGONA — The fourth-ranked (Class 3A) Humboldt softball team clinched their second consecutive North Central Conference title here Wednesday night, besting Algona, 8-3. The Wildcats (26-4 overall) scored three in the second after the No. 10 (3A) Bulldogs got on the board with three runs in ...

Algona handles St. Edmond

Coming off a productive week in North Central Conference action, St. Edmond head baseball coach Joe Shanks was hoping to see continued progress. Instead, the Gaels took a step back here Monday night, falling to Algona at Rogers Park, 9-4. Nick Stein had 11 strikeouts and allowed just two ...

Bulldogs top Gaels in softball

The St. Edmond softball team gave No. 10 (Class 3A) Algona an opening here Monday night at Rogers Park, and the Bulldogs took advantage. Algona plated seven runs in the fifth on six hits, turning a 3-1 deficit into an 8-3 lead, as they went on to post a 9-4 victory over the Gaels. Samantha ...

FDSH bounces back to split at Mason City

MASON CITY — The Fort Dodge softball team rebounded in a big way after a disappointing opener here on Monday against Mason City. After losing game one to the Mohawks, 5-3, the Dodgers bounced back to rout Mason City in the nightcap, 18-2. Senior Mack Provin went 5-for-5 with three runs ...

Mohawks sweep Dodgers

MASON CITY — The Fort Dodge baseball team dropped a doubleheader to rival Mason City here Monday night. Scores were 5-4 and 13-2 in six innings. The Dodgers (9-19 overall) had a chance to tie it in the sixth after Drake Miller hit a home run, but the Mohawks (14-14) were able to turn a ...

CHAMPS EMERGE

Joe Urbanek hasn’t been on the course for competitive purposes much this season, but that isn’t stopping him from making some serious waves on the Iowa amateur golf scene. Urbanek made it 2-for-2 in 2017 events with a resounding seven-stroke victory at the 69th annual Fort Dodge Amateur on ...

KINDRED SPIRITS

DES MOINES — What started with a simple congratulatory message on social media quickly led to a sincere friendship between two of the most accomplished athletes in area history. Brody Teske and Elle Ruffridge crossed paths only briefly at first, and their careers may appear to have very ...

Tight race at the top

Temperatures more typical of September than June may have been a welcome reprieve for some at the Fort Dodge Amateur men’s golf tournament, but the wind that accompanied it for the second consecutive day kept scores high and the leaderboard tight. Joe Urbanek of Tripoli carded an even-par 71 ...

Dodgers walk off for win against Waverly-Shell Rock

MARION — The Fort Dodge softball team executed a squeeze play to score the winning run against Waverly-Shell Rock in the final inning on Saturday at the Linn-Mar Tournament. The Dodgers (16-15 overall) lost to Dallas Center-Grimes, 5-3, in their opening contest. It was a back-and-forth ...

On the green

After a one-year July trial run, the Fort Dodge Amateur men’s golf tournament returns to its tried and true third week in June time slot beginning with Friday’s opening round. The 69th annual event, one of the state’s oldest and most tradition-rich Iowa Golf Association point ...

Dodger baseball team sweeps

Lucas Williamson executed a perfect bunt to plate Nate Scherff, lifting the Fort Dodge baseball team to a 5-4 victory over Ames here Thursday night at Ed McNeil Field. The Dodgers completed the doubleheader sweep with a 5-1 victory in the nightcap. After falling behind 4-2 early, Fort Dodge ...

St. Edmond loses twice to Norsemen

All Joe Shanks wanted to do following Thursday night’s doubleheader loss to Roland-Story here at Rogers Park was look forward. The Norsemen picked up a pair of five-inning victories by scores of 13-2 and 12-0. As far as Shanks is concerned, though, the goal this week was to finish 3-0 in ...

LAST STRIKE

St. Edmond nearly pulled off another come from behind win here on Tuesday, but Pocahontas Area out-executed the Gaels down the stretch at Rogers Park. The Indians (12-9 overall) scored two runs in the top of the seventh to regain the lead they once had, then eighth-grade pitcher Christian ...

OUT OF STEAM

The final score of Wednesday’s CIML Iowa Conference softball nightcap between Fort Dodge and West Des Moines Dowling looks like the 11th-ranked (Class 5A) Maroons finished their sweep without breaking a sweat. Head coach Andi Adams was disappointed it had to end the way that it did. Dowling ...

FD’s Flores reaches Top-50 of junior world rankings

OFFENBACH, Germany — It was a breakthrough weekend for Vicky Flores at the 25th annual International Tennis Foundation Junior Tournament of Offenbach. Flores, from Fort Dodge, captured both the singles and doubles championships at the Grade-A event — a stellar performance that catapulted ...