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Triton swimmers sweep at home

The Iowa Central men’s and women’s swim teams both got two victories in the Dodger Pool on Friday night. The men defeated Iowa Lakes 160-24, and Barton 141-60. The women topped Iowa Lakes 131-43, and Barton 128-61. The men won every event except for the 50 freestyle, and six different ...

Dodgers host No. 3 Jaguars

Fort Dodge is playing its final home football game of the regular season this week, but as far as head coach Matt Miller's squad is concerned, Friday is the Dodgers against the world. Highly-regarded Ankeny Centennial brings its flawless record and No. 3 ranking to town in a showdown that ...

Gaels head west to meet Ridge View

HOLSTEIN — St. Edmond makes its final road trip of the prep football season here Friday, heading west to visit Ridge View in a Class A, District 2 contest. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Last week, the Gaels (2-4 overall, 0-2 in league) suffered their third consecutive loss, falling at Sioux ...

Emotional night

Thursday’s Senior Night for the Fort Dodge girls swim program was an emotional one all around. Emily Asay, Emily Happel and Mackie Poland were honored during the double-dual with Carroll and Spencer inside the Dodger pool. The trio represents the first class to be coached under Ashley ...

Okinaka earns 2nd National Player of Week honor

Kryssie Okinaka has her name in the Iowa Central volleyball record books, as the sophomore earned her second National Player of the Week honors this year. Okinaka tied the school-record for digs in a match with 44 last week, securing the NJCAA Div. II Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week ...

Gaels run in Jewell

JEWELL — With weather calling off the Fort Dodge Invitational, the St. Edmond cross country teams headed to the Jim Klein Invitational hosted by South Hamilton here at Jewell Golf Course Thursday. The Gael girls placed sixth overall with the boys finishing in 10th. Gilbert won both team ...

Wildcats sweep St. Edmond

HUMBOLDT — No. 14 (Class 3A) Humboldt scored a sweep over St. Edmond here Thursday night in North Central Conference action. Scores were 25-6, 25-10 and 25-14 Mady Lange led the Wildcats with 11 kills and three blocks, with Kendal Clark chipping in nine kills. Ashlyn Clark and Kyah ...

Area squads hit the field for Week 7

Heading into the third week of the district slate, area team are looking to stay the course and fight to stay in the hunt for a league title. Humboldt (2-4 overall, 1-1 3A-2) will travel to Webster City (3-3, 1-1). The Wildcats lost their first district contest of the season, but bounced back ...

JACY STRONG

LAKE CITY — It was fitting that Jacy McAlexander was honored here Tuesday at the South Central Calhoun Cross Country Invitational. The meet, held at the Lake City Country Club with green grass and trees greeting runners and fans, was filled with more of the special color for McAlexander, ...

Quiet riot

GOWRIE — Kyler Fisher’s numbers on the football field speak volumes, but it’s his low-key nature and persistent effort that draws the best effort out of everyone else. “He is a very quiet kid,’’ said Southeast Valley head coach Mike Swieter. “He’s not real talkative and leads ...

Dodgers can’t stop No. 3 Tigers

Third-ranked (Class 5A) West Des Moines Valley brought its aggressive attack to the Dodger gym and sombered the mood on Senior Night Tuesday with a three-set sweep of the Fort Dodge volleyball squad. Scores were 25-10, 25-13 and 25-14 in favor of the Tigers. Led by all-state University of ...

Bound and determined

By DANA BECKER sports@messengernews.net Three different head coaches in three years could have left Sean Newell feeling frustrated with his prep football career. Instead, the St. Edmond senior — along with his teammates — accepted the difficult challenge. Newell and the Gaels are ...

Dodgers come up short vs. Valley

The Fort Dodge girls swim team found itself in a difficult position on Tuesday night against West Des Moines Valley. Sandwiched between a recent stretch of success and the preparation for the postseason, the Dodgers dove head-first into a CIML Iowa Conference dual against the ...

Iowa Central earns championship at ‘Triton Stampede’

The Iowa Central rodeo program put on a show at the Webster County Fairgrounds this past weekend. Iowa Central hosted the “Triton Stampede” at Triton Arena, and brought home the team championship. The Tritons finished with 845 points. Mid Plains, North Platte (Neb.), was second with ...

Algona’s Engen gives Griak Invite a trial run

MINNEAPOLIS — Trey Engen knows all about the history of the Roy Griak Invitational, which has been hosted by the University of Minnesota cross country programs for the past 33 years. After making a trip to see the event first-hand, the Algona High School senior decided he wanted a chance to ...

FRUSTRATIONS MOUNT

It was difficult for Iowa Central head football coach Jesse Montalto to look at the scoreboard inside Dodger Stadium after Saturday’s game. Highland used a punt return for a touchdown and two turnovers to claim a 21-18 victory, dealing the Tritons their first home loss of the ...

Gael boys, E-Hawk girls win at PAC

POCAHONTAS — The St. Edmond boys cross country team captured top honors here on Saturday afternoon at the Pocahontas Area Invitational. The Gaels finished with 82 points, 11 ahead of Pocahontas Area. Manson Northwest Webster was fourth and South Central Calhoun finished fifth. “It was a ...

EARLY EXPLOSION

Fort Dodge head coach Matt Miller had been patiently waiting for his team to put together a complete performance on the football field. With their starters clicking on all cylinders, the Dodgers were nearly perfect in all facets of the game during a 51-13 dissection of Des Moines Roosevelt ...

Gaels can’t stop Rebels

By DANA BECKER sports@messengernews.net SIOUX RAPIDS — Playing a nine-game regular season, St. Edmond head football coach Matt Dillon likes to break it down into thirds. Over the first three games, his Gaels went 2-1, scoring victories over North Union and Eagle Grove. The most recent ...

Jaguars stun No. 2 Spirit Lake

GOWRIE — On paper, Southeast Valley was the underdog against No. 2 Spirit Lake on Friday night. But in the Jaguar locker room, they weren’t about to let any rankings do the talking. Southeast Valley senior Kyler Fisher had a career performance and helped carry his squad to a 48-41 upset ...