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Iowa Central hosts Highland

Jesse Montalto believes the bye week came at a perfect time for his Iowa Central football team. After back-to-back difficult road games that resulted in losses to fifth-ranked Iowa Western and Coffeyville, the Tritons rebounded two weeks ago with a commanding 50-6 triumph over College of ...

RIDING THE WAVE

It took the Iowa Central volleyball team one game to find their comfortt zone inside Hodges Fieldhouse here on Wednesday. Four ICCAC squads are ranked in the national polls, and after Wednesday’s action, the No. 14 Tritons (16-6 overall, 5-0 in the ICCAC) now own victories over two of ...

Dodgers host Roosevelt

The biggest fourth-quarter comeback in the 110-plus year history of Fort Dodge Senior High football has the Dodgers riding a wave of momentum into Friday’s Homecoming contest against Des Moines Roosevelt. Head coach Matt Miller knows that everything his squad earned in a thrilling 22-21 ...

Gaels head to Sioux Rapids

SIOUX RAPIDS — The St. Edmond football team will try to right the ship here Friday night with the first of back-to-back road games. The Gaels take on Sioux Central in a Class A, District 2 contest. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. After falling to fourth-ranked (A) Bishop Garrigan two weeks ago, ...

Huge district implications for area squads

Only two weeks into district play and marquee matchups are on tap for Week 6. Five messenger-area teams Bishop Garrigan, Newell-Fonda, South Central Calhoun, Algona and Greene County will put their unbeaten records on the line. The third-ranked Golden Bears (5-0, 1-0) will host unbeaten ...

EG grad Siddens, passes away at 93

CEDAR FALLS — Bob Siddens, who directed Waterloo West to 11 state wrestling championships, passed away Wednesday night. He was 93 years old. Siddens graduated from Eagle Grove in 1943, where he was a four-time state wrestling qualifier and two-time runner-up. He also set a school-record in ...

Algona tops Gaels

ALGONA — The St. Edmond volleyball team was swept by Algona here Thursday night. Scores were 25-16, 25-14 and 25-13. Josie Huss and Chloe Lewison each had five kills to lead the Gaels, with Jacque Oberg adding 14 assists, two kills and was 7-for-8 serving. “We came out flat and never got ...

START TO FINISH

Fort Dodge girls swim coach Ashley Beaumont typically spends very little time measuring her lineup’s performance against an opponent in a dual. While the objective is still to win as often as possible, Beaumont is usually worried more about the progress of her own team first and ...

THE BIG PICTURE

Wins are nice. Accolades are appreciated. Building relationships, though, is what Shelly TerHark considers her most important role. TerHark, who is in her 33rd season overall and 20th at Algona, recently earned her 850th career victory. Currently sitting at 853-297, TerHark is seventh on ...

Tritons prevail in home event

Three local teams competed in the Iowa Central Community College taekwondo tournament inside Hodges Fieldhouse on Saturday. The Tritons had 12 competitors win 21 total medals, and six champions were crowned. The Tritons, along with Faiferlick Martial Arts, secured first place overall with 60 ...

A COMEBACK FOR THE AGES

PLEASANT HILL — It will forever be remembered as “the catch” to cap “the drive” that sealed “the comeback.” Dayson Clayton’s nine-yard touchdown reception on a pass from Drake Miller as time expired gave the Fort Dodge football team one of the most dramatic wins in program ...

AGAINST ALL ODDS

With the clock quietly ticking past 2 a.m. in the middle of a town virtually asleep, I slowly drove past Dodger Stadium and toward home as I always do after a football Friday road trip. For me, what started as a simple routine is now a tradition. Regardless of what transpired hours before — ...

Gaels can’t stop IKM

Not much went right for the St. Edmond football team here Friday night on Homecoming inside Dodger Stadium. IKM-Manning recovered a fumble on the second play from scrimmage and proceeded to score on its first four drives of the game in securing a 41-8 victory in the Class A, District 2 opener ...

Stern challenge ahead for FDSH at SE Polk

PLEASANT HILL — The matchup seems relatively innocuous at first glance: Fort Dodge heads to Southeast Polk on Friday for a Class 4A, District 2 opener against the 1-3 Rams. Dodger head coach Matt Miller knows, based most notably on recent experience, there will be nothing easy about this ...

St. Edmond faces IKM in Homecoming tilt

It’s been a tale of two seasons for the St. Edmond football team through four games. Now, with the start of Class A, District 2 play to begin here Friday night, the Gaels and head coach Matt Dillon are hoping for more positive results. St. Edmond (2-2 overall, 0-0 in district) welcomes ...

Pressure intensifies as league play begins

This is the week every prep football team has targeted from day one of camp. With the non-district slate out of the way, programs dive into district action this week. Area squads No. 4 (Class 1A) South Central Calhoun, No. 3 (Class A) Bishop Garrigan, No. 5 (2A) Algona, No. 6 ...

Lynx answer back

The Webster City volleyball team had plenty of reasons to come out as strong as they did Thursday night against St. Edmond. Behind 13 kills from Kamry Dawson and 11 by Adalie Schwandt, the Lynx scored a sweep over the Gaels inside the SEHS gym. Scores were 25-12, 25-8 and 25-13. Earlier this ...

Clean sweep for Dodgers

PERRY — The Fort Dodge girls swim team dominated from start to finish against Perry here on Thursday, winning every event in a 128-30 victory. The Dodgers had three double winners. Grace Hartley took the 100 breaststroke (1:17.40) and the 100 freestyle (58.02). Luanne Xiao was the 200 ...

Ex-Dodger Lee lands new soccer role in Virgin Islands

Francis Lee knew soccer would lead her into the next chapter in her life. She just didn’t necessarily expect to land along the border of North America and the Caribbean. The 2014 Fort Dodge Senior High graduate has accepted a position as the female youth development officer/coach in the ...

Triton athletes rack up honors

A pair of Iowa Central athletes were among those who were named NJCAA Players of the Week for their efforts on the field. Sophomore Kryssie Okinaka was named the NJCAA Div. II Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week, while sophomore Josh Precious earned NJCAA Div. I Men’s Soccer Goalie of ...