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Much-needed sweep for FD baseball

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Fort Dodge capped its home baseball season with a dramatic doubleheader sweep of Sioux City East at Ed McNeil Field on Senior Night here Friday. After winning the opener 6-2, the Dodgers needed extra innings to take the second game, 11-10. Sophomore Bryer Nelson smacked a two-run single ...

City golf tourney ready for action

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The 37th annual city golf tournament, sponsored by Fort Dodge Ford Lincoln Toyota and presented by The Messenger, gets under way Saturday morning at Lakeside Golf Course and the Fort Dodge Country Club. Open and senior division competitors on the men’s side tee off with a 7:30 a.m. shotgun ...

WAVE OF MOMENTUM

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FONDA — All season long, Nick Clark has preached continued progress. That’s typical of most coaches, but Clark and the St. Edmond softball team put it on full display here Wednesday night when they upset fifth-ranked and Class 1A traditional power Newell-Fonda in a regional ...

FD softball team begins second season

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The Fort Dodge softball team begins their quest for another state tournament appearance here Friday night at Rogers Park, hosting Sioux City East in a Class 5A, Region 2 semifinal. First pitch is set for 7 p.m. The Dodgers (17-20 overall) have lost four in a row and six of seven, but they are ...

Lynx clinch NCC baseball crown

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WEBSTER CITY — For the first time in 17 years, the Webster City baseball team can call itself North Central Conference champions. The Lynx clinched at least a share of the league title with a 10-0, five-inning victory over St. Edmond here Thursday night. Webster City can secure the ...

Gaels stun No. 5 Mustangs

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FONDA — Jocy Timmerman never hesitated. Timmerman snagged a hard-hit liner by Newell-Fonda’s Kate Christiansen at first base and delivered a dart to Erin Flattery at third, completing a game-ending double play and giving St. Edmond a stunning 8-6 come-from-behind victory over No. 5 ...

Dodgers fall short

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Five years ago, Fort Dodge and Ankeny met in the Class 4A state baseball championship game. Here last night they were two teams looking for some positives as the regular season heads toward the finish line. In the end, the Hawks left Ed McNeil Field feeling a little better about themselves ...

DODGER PRIDE

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When Triston Lara saw the state wrestling finals for the first time as a youngster in elementary school, he became instantly hooked. Lara grew up in a wrestling family, so he was already on his way. But when he witnessed the live action as a part of the audience in Des Moines, the dream had ...

FINDING HER WAY

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Maggie Harvey stepped completely outside of her comfort zone two years ago and made the strenuous decision to leave St. Edmond for Fort Dodge Senior High. She had been a multi-year, multi-sport athlete as a Gael, garnering all-state honors and a slew of other accolades as a catcher in ...

Dodger senior-to-be Lara commits to Iowa State

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First, Cayd Lara stayed loyal to the sport of wrestling. Then he fully committed himself to it. Lara’s drive for personal growth paid off in a big way on Monday, as the Fort Dodge senior-to-be verbally accepted an offer from head coach Kevin Dresser’s Iowa State University program. The ...

Walk-off win advances SE softball squad

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Sophomore Erin Flattery delivered the biggest hit of her softball career here Monday night, propelling St. Edmond to a 3-2 victory over Coon Rapids-Bayard in Class 1A regional play at Rogers Park. With courtesy runner Devyn Scott and Audrey Kolacia on base, Flattery sent a Kayla Lenz pitch to ...

Emotional night for SE baseball team

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Joe Shanks wanted Monday night’s focus to center around the game and nothing else. Even with his baseball team’s come-from-behind victory, the story was about so much more than the final score. The Gaels (13-13 overall) pulled out a 5-3 North Central Conference win over Hampton-Dumont ...

Personal touch

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St. Edmond has spent the better part of the last 20 years perfecting the art of winning. The Gaels have been nothing short of an aggregate juggernaut since the turn of the century. Their athletic department has captured five state championships, earned two dozen North Central Conference ...

TRUE COMPETITOR

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Regardless of the sport, Charlie Doyle enjoyed himself to the fullest while competing at the highest level possible. Doyle, a three-sport standout for St. Edmond, was recently honored as the Terry Griffey Award winner, handed out yearly to the top male athlete. Over the years, Doyle watched ...

Gaels begin second season

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Nick Clark gets his first official taste of postseason softball Monday night, leading St. Edmond into a Class 1A regional contest against Coon Rapids-Bayard. Action is set for 7 p.m. at Rogers Park. The winner between the Gaels (9-17 overall) and Crusaders (12-13) gets No. 5 Newell-Fonda ...

COMPLETE TALENT

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When St. Edmond decided to create the Carol Donnelly Award to honor the school’s top senior student-athlete, the idea of someone like Megan Flattery is likely what they had in mind. Flattery was recently named as the latest Donnelly recipient, adding to her myriad accomplishments over the ...

RAINY GOODBYE

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Mother Nature put a damper on Fort Dodge’s plans here Friday night at Rogers Park. With a fast moving storm hammering down rain on the field, a doubleheader planned with Ames was called off after two-plus innings. The Dodgers were leading the Little Cyclones in the opener, 2-0. It was ...

Gaels lose at Clear Lake

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CLEAR LAKE — The St. Edmond softball team lost a 10-5 decision to Clear Lake on Friday night. The Gaels (9-17 overall) dropped their fourt straight decision. Senior Megan Flattery went 3-for-4 with a double. Erin Flattery had two hits, including a double. Audrey Kolacia, Macey Mason, ...

Fort Dodge drops a pair

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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

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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 ...