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Gaels open vs. WB-M in Algona

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ALGONA — The St. Edmond baseball team opens their postseason journey here Tuesday against West Bend-Mallard in a Class 1A, District 3 contest. First pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m. at Bishop Garrigan. The Gaels (11-10 overall) closed out the regular season last Monday with a 4-0 victory ...

OFF AND RUNNING

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Fort Dodge took the necessary first step here on Saturday. Now, the eighth-ranked (Class 5A) Dodgers are one step away. Behind a big opening inning and the pitching of eighth-grader Jalen Adams, FDSH advanced past Sioux City North in a Region 1 semifinal at Rogers Park last night, 7-1. The ...

Driven to succeed 

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If you ever needed to find Cade Naughton, it was likely that the 2018 St. Edmond graduate was in the school’s weight room. Naughton’s hard work and dedication to being a student-athlete resulted in him being honored as this year’s Terry Griffey Award winner, handed out annually to the ...

Another big test for Gaels in regional final

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ACKLEY — For the second consecutive season, the St. Edmond softball team finds themselves one win from the state tournament. The 10th-ranked Gaels (20-8 overall) take on No. 4 AGWSR (25-7) Monday night in a Class 1A, Region 2 championship game. First-pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. Last ...

Humboldt hoping for state encore

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HUMBOLDT — The fourth-ranked Humboldt softball team is looking for a return trip to the state softball tournament, but they’ll have to go through a familiar foe to get there. The Wildcats (29-3 overall) will meet Algona (21-6) in a Class 3A regional final tonight. First pitch is at 7 ...

Sports Park Raceway to hold Military Night

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Sports Park Raceway in Fort Dodge will host its annual Military Night on Sunday. All active and non-active military members will be admitted into the grandstands free of charge. There will also be a $10 discount for pit passes at the event, which is sponsored by YesWay Convenience Stores. A ...

BROADER HORIZONS

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Tennis has always been Beth Murman’s first love. Thanks to a steadfast commitment to volleyball and basketball, though, the 2018 Fort Dodge Senior High Florence Nordman Award winner was able to keep the right balance of passion and perspective for the sport she will now play at the ...

Lasting memories

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Audrey Kolacia was just like many other freshmen when they were told “high school will be over before you know it.” Kolacia, who was honored with the 2018 Carol Donnelly Award by St. Edmond as the top female athlete, admits that her final four years at the school did sail by. During her ...

St. Edmond in Top-10 regional softball clash

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MASON CITY — The intensity goes up a notch here Friday night, as No. 10 St. Edmond takes on sixth-ranked Mason City Newman in a Class 1A, Region 2 semifinal. First-pitch is set for 7 p.m. Awaiting the winner between the Gaels (19-8 overall) and Knights (28-6) will be a regional final on ...

Gaels save best for last

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MASON CITY — Friday night’s Class 1A regional semifinal between Top-10 teams St. Edmond and Mason City Newman went just as Nick Clark expected. With the Knights holding a 5-3 lead in the bottom of the sixth and the bases loaded, Clark called time to talk to his pitcher, Ella Vratny, and ...

Dodgers set to open postseason

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The eighth-ranked Fort Dodge softball team will open postseason play tonight as they host Sioux City North. Action begins at 7 p.m. at Rogers Park in a Class 5A, Region 1 semifinal. The Dodgers (33-7 overall) will face the Stars (14-14), who are coming off a 10-0 victory over Sioux City ...

Dodgers sweep SC East

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SIOUX CITY — The Fort Dodge baseball team now has its longest winning streak of the season. The Dodgers (15-18 overall) extended their streak to four straight victories with 18-3 and 8-1 wins over Sioux City East (20-10). Heading into the contest, the Black Raiders had won 10 of their ...

Wilde’s life to be celebrated on Saturday

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A “celebration of life” reception has been scheduled for legendary Fort Dodge volleyball coach, teacher and community activist Jackie Wilde this Saturday. The Wilde family is hosting the event from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Soldier Creek Winery in Fort Dodge. “We want to honor ...

Fort Dodge wrestling reunion this weekend

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The 2018 Fort Dodge Senior High wrestling reunion will be this Saturday at the former Izaak Walton cabin, located at 731 Exposition Drive. All current and former Dodger wrestlers, as well as fans of the program, are welcome. There will be a potluck at noon, and the doors will stay open until ...

HEX ERADICATED

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Andi Adams understands just how intimidating it can be to stand across the softball diamond looking at a program like Johnston. The sixth-ranked (Class 5A) Dragons boast a roster of 29 and have qualified for each of the past five state tournaments, making four title games during that span. ...

THE ULTIMATE WINNER

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No one in the history of Fort Dodge Senior High athletics won quite like Brody Teske. Yet the 2018 Henry W. Schultz Award recipient never prioritized trophies or titles over the sweat equity it took to get there. The Dodgers’ first-ever four-time state wrestling champion experienced very ...

St. Edmond ready for tourney play

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The 10th-ranked (Class 1A) St. Edmond softball team begins their postseason journey in familiar surroundings here Tuesday night. After receiving a bye through the first round, the Gaels (18-8 overall) will face Rockford (16-8) inside Rogers Park at 7 p.m. in a 1A, Region 2 quarterfinal. ...

Gaels shake off Rockford

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The St. Edmond softball team played the role of spoiler last year during regionals. On Tuesday night inside Rogers Park, the 10th-ranked (Class 1A) Gaels had to withstand that same attempt by Rockford in the quarterfinals. Ella Vratny delivered at the plate, driving in Jacque Oberg for the ...

No. 1 Dragons sweep FDSH

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It’s going to take a lot to stop the Johnston baseball team from winning a 4A state championship. Fort Dodge learned that the hard way Monday night at Ed McNeil Field. The top-ranked Dragons throw the ball hard. They hit the ball hard. They make few mistakes. Last night that added up to ...

FDSH sweeps at Ankeny

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ANKENY — The Fort Dodge baseball team earned a much-needed sweep over Tuesday vs. Ankeny. Scores were 6-4 and 2-0. Kade Solverson tossed a three-hitter in the nightcap for the Dodgers (13-18 overall), striking out three with two walks. Solverson retired the final batter with a strikeout ...