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HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

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Jed Tracy knows the person he is today wouldn’t be possible without his dad, but seeing his father C.J.’s impact on others is what makes his dad’s character shine. “He isn’t just an influential person in my life, as a teacher he has impacted many students,’’ Jed said. “I am ...

Newcomer gives FD a boost

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* Editor’s note: This series follows the on and off the field experiences of Drew DeMers, a college baseball player. DeMers is playing the outfield for the Fort Dodge Gypsum Miners this summer at Patterson Field. He will also be volunteering in various ways throughout the city. DeMers is ...

BALANCED ACT

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The St. Edmond baseball team received production out of every spot in the lineup here Thursday night, with a big chunk of it coming from the bottom third. Jed Tracy, Gage Johnson and Jackson Kochendorfer combined to go 6-for-11 at the plate with nine RBI and three runs scored for the Gaels, ...

Gaels power past Cowgirls

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Nick Clark saw his St. Edmond softball team having fun on the diamond here Thursday night at Rogers Park. All nine batters reached base for the Gaels, who picked up a 10-0 victory in five innings over Clarion-Goldfield/Dows. Gracie Harvey led the charge out of the No. 9 spot in the lineup, ...

No. 3 Dodgers sweep No. 15 Jags

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ANKENY — The third-ranked (Class 5A) Fort Dodge softball team earned a road sweep over No. 15 Ankeny Centennial on Thursday night. The Dodgers (14-3 overall) had 17 hits in the doubleheader and won 4-2 and 7-4 against the Jaugars (10-7), who had won five straight contests. “This was a ...

Fort Dodge upsets No. 3 Jaguars

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ANKENY — The Fort Dodge baseball team found their offensive rhythm here Thursday night. After dropping a 13-12 decision in the opener to No. 3 (Class 4A) Ankeny Centennial in the opener, the Dodgers stormed back with a 13-9 triumph in the nightcap. In the opener, Fort Dodge plated eight ...

Tritons reign supreme

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When it comes to junior college athletics, there is no one that can rival Iowa Central. The school claimed the National Alliance of Two Year College Athletic Administrators Daktronics Cup for the ninth time, distancing themselves from runner-up Barton and Iowa Western. Iowa Central was also ...

Strength in numbers

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They wear green and white. Red and black. Red, white and blue. Different schools. Different backgrounds. Different allegiances. Yet on Monday, they were one in the same. Not Gaels, or Dodgers, or Marshalltown Bobcats, or Hampton-Dumont Bulldogs. Nearly 100 high school players and coaches ...

FDSH grad Tjebben nets All-American status

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Bre Tjebben’s transition from high school to college was nearly flawless, as the former Fort Dodge Senior High all-stater became an instant contributor for the Iowa Central softball team. Tjebben was recently selected to the NJCAA Div. II All-American second team, with teammate Cheyenne ...

Gael softball falls at Clear Lake

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CLEAR LAKE — A five-run fourth ended any hopes of a road win for the St. Edmond softball team here Wednesday, as the Gaels fell to Clear Lake, 9-2. The Lions jumped out to an early 3-1 lead before plating five runs in the fourth. “They had a two-out rally for the first three runs of the ...

Dodgers swept at No. 8 Southeast Polk

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PLEASANT HILL — The Fort Dodge baseball team nearly completed a late-inning rally against No. 8 (Class 4A) Southeast Polk here Wednesday night. The Rams, though, hung on for a 4-3 victory in the opener before taking the nightcap, 8-3. Fort Dodge fell in a 4-0 hole in game one before Brycen ...

Gaels silenced by Clear Lake

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CLEAR LAKE — The St. Edmond baseball team dropped an 11-0 road decision to Clear Lake on Wednesday. Nick Bennett had two hits and Jack McEvoy doubled for the Gaels (3-4 overall). The Lions, winners of five in a row after a 1-5 start, improved to 6-5. Only six of the 11 Clear Lake runs were ...

Miners making progress

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Editor’s note: This series follows the on and off the field experiences of Drew DeMers, a college baseball player. DeMers is playing the outfield for the Fort Dodge Gypsum Miners this summer at Patterson Field. He will also be volunteering in various ways throughout the city. DeMers is ...

No. 4 Dodgers split with 15th-ranked Rams

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PLEASANT HILL — It was a tale of two softball games in a ranked showdown between Fort Dodge and Southeast Polk on Wednesday. The No. 4 (Class 5A) Dodgers (12-3 overall) plated the first 17 runs in a 17-3 rout of the 15th-rated Rams in the opener. Southeast Polk (12-5) returned the favor in ...

FOR ASHLYN

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Jocy Timmerman and the St. Edmond softball team spent basically all of Monday at Rogers Park. And the end result was exactly what Timmerman and the Gaels were hoping for. St. Edmond picked up a 2-1 victory over Hampton-Dumont on a night when they helped raise funds for Humboldt senior ...

Softball squad makes quick work of Bobcats

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The Marshalltown community has been touched in so many ways by other Iowa towns during times of tragedy and struggle. When Jim Palmer had a chance to return the favor on Monday, the Bobcat softball coach didn’t hesitate to support a stranger in need. Palmer and his MHS program actively ...

Baseball team splits with Marshalltown

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Drew Callon has been on the wrong end of too many low-scoring games to count over the course of his career. His Fort Dodge baseball teammates had his back and then some against Marshalltown on Monday. The Dodgers erupted for seven runs in the first inning and six more in the second to crush ...

Gaels win in home opener

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Jack McEvoy worked a bases loaded walk to score Elijah Litwiller in the eighth inning as the St. Edmond baseball team topped Hampton-Dumont here Monday night, 4-3. The Gaels, playing for the first time this season at Rogers Park, rallied to tie it with two runs in the seventh on RBI hits by ...

AT THE HELM

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NEWELL — Courtney (Vaughn) Darrow has been around coaching her entire life and has always dreamed of being a head coach. This season, the 2008 Fort Dodge Senior High graduate has taken those steps as the leader of the fourth-ranked Newell-Fonda softball team. “Being a head coach has ...

Test of skills

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On a night when two softball communities came together for an off the field purpose, the two teams didn’t disappoint on the diamond. Fourth-ranked Fort Dodge (9-2 overall) and second-ranked Humboldt (12-1) stood toe-to-toe on on the diamond for five innings before the Dodgers exploded for ...