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Short-handed Iowa Central wins again

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The 16th-ranked (NJCAA, Div. II) Iowa Central volleyball team continues to pick up win after win in the ICCAC despite seeing starters go down with injuries. Wednesday night, the Tritons improved to 5-0 in the conference with a sweep over Southeastern, 25-14, 25-19 and 25-16 inside Hodges ...

Dodgers, Gaels ready for FDSH Invitational

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Anytime cross country teams get a sneak peek of the state meet course, it’s a plus. When that course is in your own backyard, it’s that much more special. The Dodger cross country squad will host the annual Fort Dodge Invitational here on Thursday at Lakeside. Middle school action ...

Humboldt, E’Burg capture titles in EG

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EAGLE GROVE —The Humboldt and Emmetsburg girls came away with team titles at the Dick Bell Invitational on Tuesday in Eagle Grove. The Wildcats were champions in Class A with 27 points and the E-Hawks won the Class B crown with 51 points. All five of Humboldt’s counting runners placed ...

Next level

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Taylor Hartley has left many impressions on the Fort Dodge girls swim program. The senior added another here Tuesday night, surprising her teammates by signing to continue her career at the University of Iowa next fall. Fort Dodge honored Hartley along with fellow seniors Chelsea Sayer, ...

Gaels cruise past Cougars

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The St. Edmond volleyball team was firing on all cylinders Tuesday night, when they swept Manson Northwest Webster in the Gael gym. The Gaels (15-11 overall) won 25-14, 25-18 and 25-17. “We just put together one of our best matches start to finish of the season,’’ said St. Edmond head ...

FD volleyball team loses to Urbandale

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It was an emotional Senior Night for Fort Dodge head volleyball coach Tonia Burrell here Tuesday night. The Dodgers honored their seniors prior to the match vs. No. 13 Urbandale. The group were freshmen Burrell’s first season as head coach at FDSH. Fort Dodge, though, was unable to pull ...

Thriller: Newton 71, FDSH 70

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NEWTON — Time after time. Play after play. Conversion after conversion. Point after point. In Iowa’s second-highest scoring Class 4A regulation game ever, the Fort Dodge football team came up with an answer every time Newton tried to hit the Dodgers hard enough to keep them on the ...

Jackson off to strong start

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CEDAR FALLS — Alex Jackson’s stop at Iowa Central Community College before heading to the University of Northern Iowa played a huge roll in his early success with the Panthers. Jackson, 2015 Fort Dodge Senior High graduate, was a two-time national qualifier for the Tritons. He finished ...

Rough road

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St. Edmond head football coach Jon Borer was left frustrated following a 20-6 Homecoming loss to Hartley-HMS at Dodger Stadium Friday night. The defeat likely ended any hopes of a postseason berth for the Gaels in Borer’s first season at the helm. But as far as Borer is concerned, there ...

Tritons lose in Kansas

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HUTCHINSON, Kan — The Iowa Central football struggled to keep up with 20th-ranked Hutchinson on Saturday in Kansas. The Tritons (0-6 overall) suffered a 42-14 setback. “We tried to make them one demisonal, but they ran the ball better than we wanted them to,’’ Twait said. “They had ...

Iowa Central heads to Kansas

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HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The Iowa Central football team will head to Kansas this week after five straight games in Iowa. The Tritons (0-5 overall, 0-1 ICCAC) lost to Independence (47-7) last week in a virtual home game in Manson. They played three of their first four home games inside Dodger ...

Area football roundup

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Lynx lose to No. 2 MUSTANGS DALLAS CENTER — The Webster City football team lost the district fight between unbeaten ranked foes on Friday night. Second-ranked Dallas Center-Grimes (6-0 overall, 4-0 in district) knocked off the Lynx (5-1, 3-1) 20-0. Webster City was playing without the ...

Gaels meet HMS for Homecoming

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Homecoming could not come at a better time for the St. Edmond football team. After back-to-back long road trips to South O’Brien and Ridge View, the Gaels return to Dodger Stadium Friday night to face Hartley-HMS. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. St. Edmond (2-3 overall, 2-1 in Class A, ...

Dodgers face unbeaten foe

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NEWTON — The District 4 road doesn’t get any smoother for the Fort Dodge football team here on Friday, as the Dodgers take on unbeaten Newton in the program’s first trip to H.A. Lynn Stadium since 2009. The Cardinals (5-0 overall, 1-0 district) have the top-ranked scoring offense in ...

Area teams fight for district position

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We’ve reached the home stretch of the football season, with Week 6 upon us. Just four games remain before the playoffs are here, with teams around the state jockeying for those coveted spots. Two Top-10 matchups are on deck Friday night, with sixth-ranked (Class 3A) and defending state ...

Gaels sweep Lynx

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WEBSTER CITY — The St. Edmond volleyball team earned a big road win over Webster City here Thursday night. Scores were 25-15, 27-25 and 25-16. The Gaels (14-11 overall, 2-3 in North Central Conference) have won two of their last three in the league. Hannah Huss led St. Edmond with 18 ...

CIML: Changes Impacting Modern Landscape

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When the Fort Dodge football team won at West Des Moines Valley in 2010 to clinch the CIML Iowa Conference championship, nearly 2,000 Dodger fans in attendance celebrated an undoubtedly-momentous occasion. It took all of the Dodgers’ heart and soul — and their best teams in 15 years — to ...

Cochrane takes path less traveled

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. — The path taken by Jaci Cochrane has never been the easy one when it comes to her tennis career. Cochrane, who won both state singles and doubles titles while competing for Fort Dodge Senior High, is currently in her second season at Rutgers University. She opened her ...

BACK ON TOP

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ALGONA — The Humboldt girls cross country team won the Algona Invitational here on Tuesday. The event was delayed 24 hours due to heavy rain the area on Monday. Bryce Gidel picked up another individual title, leading the third-ranked (Class 3A) Wildcats past No. 6 Charles City, 50-57. ...

Dodgers sweep Mohawks

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MASON CITY — After a tough weekend, the Fort Dodge volleyball team jumped back into the win column here on Tuesday. The Dodgers swept Mason City by scores of 25-17, 25-23 and 25-14 in CIML Iowa Conference action. “When things are on, we play well and everything was defintely ...