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Girls to join tourney field

For the first time in the history of the Don Miller Invitational there will be two tournaments going on in the Dodger gym. Fort Dodge will be holding a non-sanctioned girls tournament along side the Miller Invitational. There will be approximately 20 girls in the field, with bracketing ...

Morningside will play for NAIA title

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — After earning a semifinal victory in the snow, top-ranked Morningside College will chase its first-ever football national title under sunny conditions here Saturday. The Mustangs (14-0 overall) will face off against Benedictine College (13-1) in the 63rd NAIA ...

Close call

MARSHALLTOWN — The Fort Dodge boys were unable to make it two in a row here Friday night, falling short vs. Marshalltown inside the Roundhouse, 42-40. After a slow offensive game for much of the night, the Dodgers battled back from a five-point deficit to make it a one possession game. ...

Dodgers can’t catch Bobcats

MARSHALLTOWN — For the second time this week, the Fort Dodge girls dropped a close contest on the road. After losing to Des Moines Hoover this past Tuesday on a bucket in the final seconds, the Dodgers were unable to complete the comeback vs. Marshalltown, falling here Friday night inside ...

St. Edmond basketball preview

VARSITY LINEUP 113 — Ryan Duckett, soph.; 132 — Clay Kelly, fr.; 160 — Grant Webster, fr., 170 — Nathan Russell, soph. DATE/TIME: Matches begin at 10 a.m. in the Tiger-Knight Invitational. LOCATION: Carroll. MATCH NOTES: The tournament is hosted by both Carroll and Carroll ...

Gael boys can’t stop Lions

CLEAR LAKE — The St. Edmond boys dropped their third straight game here Friday night, falling to No. 5 (Class 3A) Clear Lake, 74-52. Andrew Gibb led the Gaels with 26 points, with 15 of them coming in the first half. The Lions, though, jumped out to a 40-28 lead after the first 16 minutes ...

Gael girls fall to Clear Lake

CLEAR LAKE — It was a difficult night for the St. Edmond girls, as they lost to Clear Lake and found out leading scorer Jocy Timmerman is out for the season. The second-ranked (Class 3A) Lions scored a 61-25 victory here Friday night, using a 24-4 second quarter to take ...

No. 1 Ayala wins showdown

RUNNELLS — For the second time in three days, top-ranked Southeast Polk flexed its muscle on the wrestling mats, earning a 50-20 victory over Fort Dodge. On Tuesday, the Rams handled No. 3 Waukee, 69-6. The Dodgers, the defending state champions, picked up wins courtesy of Drake Ayala, ...

Dodgers win four events at Mason City

MASON CITY— The Fort Dodge boys swim team won four events against Mason City on Thursday. The Mohawks won the meet 61-33. Senior Cole Pearson was a double winner, capturing gold in the 50 freestyle (22.69) and the 100 freestyle (50.84). Ben Lennon won the 100 breaststroke in a time of ...

Duckett wins twice for Gaels

CARROLL — The St. Edmond wrestling team dropped duals with Carroll and Perry here Thursday night. The Gaels lost to Carroll, 63-4, and Perry, 72-3. Ryan Duckett was a double-winner for the Gaels, earning a major decision over Carroll’s Jaxon Kuhlmann, 12-2, and a 9-8 decision vs. ...

Dodger basketball preview

THE TIP: Action begins at 6:15 p.m. inside the Roundhouse with the girls contest. Boys are set to tip at 7:45 p.m. GIRLS PROBABLES: Fort Dodge (0-7 overall, 0-1 in CIML Iowa): Tory Bennett, fr., 5.7; Jalen Adams, fr., 4.7; Jebreauna Clark, soph., 3.7; Cheyenne Miller-Hameed, soph., 7.3; ...

Gael basketball preview

THE TIP: Girls action begins in Clear Lake at 6:15 p.m. with the boys to follow at approximately 7:45 p.m. GIRLS PROBABLES: St. Edmond (0-5 overall, 0-3 in NCC): Jocy Timmerman, jr., 10.2; Erin Flattery, sr., 8.8; Macey Mason, sr., 4.6; Jacque Oberg, sr., 4.6; Abby Landwehr, sr., 1.8; No. 2 ...

Dodger boys stun No. 8 DM Hoover

DES MOINES — The Fort Dodge boys basketball squad never lost faith during their early-season struggles against one of the top schedules in the state. Their patience and resilience paid off on Tuesday, as the Dodgers scored a 47-39 road upset against eighth-ranked (Class 4A) and previously ...

Dodger bowlers sweep Valley

The Fort Dodge bowling teams picked up victories over West Des Moines Valley here Tuesday afternoon at Ridgewood Lanes. The Dodger boys downed the Tigers, 2979-2600, with the FDSH girls picking up a 2571-2334 triumph. “I’m happy with the way both teams performed,” Fort Dodge head ...

ANOTHER MILESTONE

GREENCASTLE, Ind. — Kris Huffman has experienced a level of success on the hardwood like few before her. Earlier this month, Huffman — a former Fort Dodge Senior High standout and graduate — recorded her 600th career coaching win at DePauw University. It took Huffman just 722 games to ...

Davidson scores 37, hits game-winner for PAC

POCAHONTAS — Senior Jace Davidson hit a game-winning three-pointer as time expired here Tuesday night, giving the Pocahontas Area boys a 64-61 victory over East Sac County. Davidson — a Morningside College recruit — finished with 37 points, setting a new career-high. Nathan Aljets added ...

Algona edges Gael boys in OT

ALGONA — After falling in a 10-point halftime hole, the St. Edmond boys rallied here Tuesday night, forcing overtime before falling to Algona, 68-62. Wyatt Wegener scored 20 points to lead the Bulldogs, with Spencer Nelson and Jason Cecil each chipping in 13. For the Gaels (2-3 overall, ...

Dodger girls fall at the buzzer, 40-39

DES MOINES — Daja Bates nailed a bucket as time expired here Tuesday night, giving Des Moines Hoover a 40-39 victory over the Fort Dodge girls. The Huskies were led by Lorelle Dean’s 15 points, with Bates adding seven. Dean entered the night averaging just five points per game. For the ...

Algona stays unbeaten with win over Gaels

ALGONA — The St. Edmond girls battled back from a 15-point deficit to make a run at No. 6 (Class 3A) Algona here Tuesday night. The Bulldogs, though, were able to remain unbeaten, posting a 57-45 victory. Abbey Holmes led Algona (5-0 overall, 3-0 in NCC) with 15 points, while Molly ...

Fort Dodge’s Long honored by IATO

Fran Long was flattered, of course, when he first heard the 2018 John Lowry Distinguished Service Award would be presented to him by the Iowa Association of Track Officials. “I joked, though, that this is the kind of thing they give you when they hope you’re finally hang it up for good ...