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Lull costs FDSH vs. Centennial

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For most of the first half on Tuesday, the Fort Dodge girls were simply the better team in their matchup with seventh-ranked (Class 5A) Ankeny Centennial. A huge run to close the second quarter and open the third allowed the Jaguars to pull away, though, as the visitors posted a 62-41 victory ...

SEHS grad Stumpf making the most of final year at Grand View

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DES MOINES — The goal for most college basketball teams is to build toward a strong finish. That’s exactly what the Grand View women are doing behind the play of St. Edmond graduate Jaci Stumpf. Stumpf and the Vikings scored their second consecutive upset this past weekend, besting No. 12 ...

Consistency is now the name of the game for FD boys

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I’ll let you in on a secret: most coaches struggle to find joy, or even a level of satisfaction, in the time they devote to their sport. Sure, there are moments of happiness and fulfillment when an athlete’s hard work comes to fruition or a team secures a championship at the end of a ...

State’s eyes on FDSH swim district

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The boys state swim meet is still a week away, but district action at the Dodger pool should provide the ultimate sneak peek for fans who just can’t wait to see what some of the top competitors in Iowa have to offer. Defending state champion Dylan Moffatt of Cedar Falls brings the fastest ...

FD’s Fierke puts on a show

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Andrew Fierke reached the top of the district podium in record-breaking fashion on Saturday. The Fort Dodge senior swimmer’s next goal is to follow the exact same championship routine under the bright lights of the state meet. Fierke had a performance for the ages in the Dodger pool, ...

Notable win for FDSH’s Daniel

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URBANDALE — For years, Fort Dodge boys basketball coach Tom Daniel has been driven to improve the culture and expectations surrounding his program. Daniel reached a significant personal milestone on Friday as his Dodgers blistered Urbandale, 66-45. It was a fitting performance to secure a ...

Back on track

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After dropping a road tilt to Des Moines Area on Wednesday, the No. 19 Iowa Central men faced a halftime deficit here Saturday vs. Ellsworth. Following the break in play, the Tritons found their way, rallying for a 65-56 victory over the Panthers inside Hodges Fieldhouse on Jam-the-Gym day. ...

THE SECOND SEASON

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Wrestlers hit the mats around the area on Saturday in the first of two state-qualifying segments. Five different sectional meets sites will welcome area programs. Action begins at noon. The champion and runner-up in each weight class advances to next Saturday’s district round. In Lake ...

IC women ride wave of momentum

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As important as Wednesday night’s upset of 14th-ranked Des Moines Area was for the Iowa Central women, it meant little if they couldn’t follow it up Saturday. Behind 20 points from Humboldt graduate Avery Terwilliger, a double-double by Brittany West and 13 points by ex-North Union ...

SE boys clipped in OT

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The St. Edmond boys stood toe-to-toe with North Central Conference champion Clear Lake here Friday night. Jackson Kochendorfer delivered a school-record 10 three-pointers, but Zach Lester scored 36 points to carry the Lions to a 71-67 overtime victory inside the SEHS gym. Kochendorfer, a ...

Duckett on to districts

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LAKE MILLS — St. Edmond freshman Ryan Duckett kept his state tournament hopes alive with a second place finish at a Class 1A sectional meet. Duckett (27-11) earned a bye in the quarterfinals and pinned Eagle Grove’s Jacob Graham in 5:37 of the semifinals. The Gaels’ 106-pounder lost ...

No. 5 Lions too much for SE girls

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Last month, the St. Edmond girls were hit hard by fifth-ranked (Class 3A) Clear Lake on the road. In the rematch here Friday night, the end result was another win for the Lions, but SEHS head coach Steve Neuberger still found plenty of positives. Sara Faber scored a game-high 27 to lead ...

Sectional roundup

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28 wrestlers advance in Humboldt HUMBOLDT — Eighth-ranked Clarion-Goldfield/Dows claimed a Class 2A sectional title on Saturday and advanced 10 wrestlers through to districts next week. The Cowboys finished with 256.5 points and Algona was second with 193, followed by Humboldt (169), ...

Slow start hinders FD girls

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URBANDALE — The Fort Dodge girls basketball squad couldn’t recover from their early struggles here on Friday, falling to Urbandale by a final of 68-50. The Dodgers (4-14 overall) trailed 27-4 at the end of the first quarter and 42-17 at halftime. They out-scored the J-Hawks 33-26 the rest ...

Three straight for FD boys

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WATERLOO — The Fort Dodge boys finished off this week’s three-game road trek with another win, rallying past Waterloo West 48-43 in overtime here on Saturday. Trey Mosley scored 14 points, Jordan Jackson added 10 and Malcolm Clayton hit a game-tying three-pointer to force the extra ...

Tritons swim in South Dakota

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The Iowa Central swim team competed against a handful of Div. I teams here Saturday at the Coyote Invitational hosted by the University of South Dakota. In the 100 butterfly, Lasse Jorgensen finished first and former Fort Dodge Senior High standout Mitchell Emery was ...

Dodgers lose on last second shot

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The Fort Dodge girls basketball squad suffered a heart-breaking Senior Night loss here Saturday, as Zia Collet hit a shot at the buzzer to give Waterloo West a 57-55 victory. The Dodgers (4-15 overall) stormed back from a 16-point halftime deficit to take a two-possession lead in the closing ...

FAMILY BUSINESS

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Fort Dodge’s passionate wrestling fanbase flooded the Dodger gym on Thursday, creating a dramatic atmosphere and a standing-room-only scene for their top-ranked team’s match against No. 2 West Des Moines Valley. The community wanted to show appreciation for the program’s incomparable ...

Gael boys top Indians

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Adolph Kochendorfer admitted that if you were to discuss Thursday night’s 78-68 victory for the St. Edmond boys a few hours after it ended, he’d give you a much better recap. Andrew Gibb, Jackson Kochendorfer and Sean Flaherty all scored 20 points each, with Will Woodruff adding 11 and 17 ...

Indians handle Gael girls, 61-53

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After riding the wave created by Elle Ruffridge and company the last few years, Pocahontas Area girls head coach Robert Maske has a new-look team. Thursday night, the Indians showed they are still going to be a tough out in the postseason, hitting 10 three-pointers in earning a 61-53 victory ...