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Area teams look to improve in Week 7

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After the first release of the RPI rankings, prep football teams now know where they stand and what needs to be done from here on out. Third-ranked Algona is currently seeded third in Class 2A, while Southeast Valley — which suffered a district loss last week — is 10th. In 1A, South ...

Dodgers sweep Carroll, Spencer in pool

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CARROLL — The Fort Dodge girls swim team swept Carroll and Spencer here Thursday night in a triangular. The Dodgers downed Carroll, 51-43, and Spencer, 58-36, to improve to 8-3 in duals on the season. Fort Dodge had five individual first place finishes, with Grace Hartley winning two, ...

THROWBACK

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LAKE CITY — In a day and age where high-powered offenses are the norm, the South Central Calhoun football team prefers to take an old-school approach each and every Friday night. The sixth-ranked (Class 1A) and unbeaten Titans have shown no problems scoring on offense, with a number of ...

Dodgers, Gaels run at FD Invite

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Cross country athletes will get a sneak peek at the state course on Thursday as the Dodgers will host the Fort Dodge Invitational at Lakeside. If Mother Nature holds off, action begins at 3:45 p.m. with middle school girls and boys to follow at 4:10 p.m. Junior varsity will compete at 4:30 ...

Ayala a hot commodity nationally

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The pace both on and off the mat is really picking up for Fort Dodge’s Drake Ayala. The Dodger junior state wrestling champion has established himself as an elite competitor on the national scene, and as expected, powerhouse programs from all across the country are taking notice. Ayala is ...

PERFECT REMEDY

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Mary Beneke didn’t want to return home with bad news for her daughter, Manson Northwest Webster head volleyball coach Hailey Haupts. And thanks to a spirited rally in front of a strong group of supporters here Tuesday night inside the St. Edmond gym, she won’t have to. The Cougars ...

Season’s first RPI rankings released

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The initial set of rankings to determine at-large prep football qualifiers was released on Monday, along with the latest Associated Press polls. Like last season, a Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) will be used to complete the playoff brackets later this fall, as at-large selections join the ...

Orr, Gidel double up

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EAGLE GROVE — Humboldt’s Quinton Orr and Bryce Gidel once again found themselves on top of the podium after winning the Dick Bell Invitational in Eagle Grove. Orr (16:32) beat Gilbert’s Griffin Ruba (17:11) for the individual championship. Gilbert was the team champion (37), placing ...

Dodgers win eight events

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WEST DES MOINES — The Fort Dodge girls swim team had a strong showing against one of the top teams in the state in West Des Moines Valley on Tuesday. The Tigers defeated the Dodgers 107-73, but the Dodgers won eight of the 12 events. Eileen Fierke, Madigan Peimann and Grace Hartley were ...

Humboldt’s Gidel headed to Iowa to run

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HUMBOLDT — From an early age, Bryce Gidel found herself cheering on the University of Iowa. Now, the Humboldt senior will get to continue doing that and wearing the black and gold after committing to run cross country and track for the Hawkeyes. “I couldn’t be more excited to be ...

Gibb punches ticket to Senior PGA Championship

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AUSTIN, Tex. — The coming year is shaping up to be a big one for Judd Gibb on the golf course. Gibb, the Lakeside Golf Course pro and a Fort Dodge resident, earned a spot in the 2020 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship after placing 22nd here this weekend following four rounds of action. A ...

Garden City catches, passes Tritons

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For the first 28 minutes here Saturday, the Iowa Central football team looked poised to beat anybody in the country. But a monumental swing on the scoreboard late in the first half resulted in No. 12 Garden City leaving Dodger Stadium with a 43-27 victory here Saturday. The Tritons (3-4 ...

Roosevelt takes ranked slugfest

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DES MOINES — The mood in the Fort Dodge football lockerroom has gone from frustrated a week ago to furious after Friday’s 16-14 loss to Des Moines Roosevelt. In order to right the ship, the suddenly-distraught Dodgers know they need to take a long look in the mirror and decide for ...

TOUGH TASK

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The one-man wrecking ball known as Jayden Harder derailed any hopes for a victory on homecoming for St. Edmond here Friday night. Harder, a Sioux Central junior, carried the ball 45 times for 233 yards and found the end zone four times inside Dodger Stadium, as the Rebels posted a 37-18 ...

Humboldt graduate Ross ready for tough test

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IOWA CITY — Iowa’s biggest game of the year kicks off at 11 a.m. Saturday morning in the “Big House” against No. 19 Michigan. So far. Humboldt High School graduate Brady Ross knows that the stakes will only continue to rise as the season progresses, though. A win or a loss this week ...

Iowa Central hosts Garden City

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After three long weeks on the road, the Iowa Central football team finally returns to Dodger Stadium. The Tritons host No. 12 Garden City for Homecoming with a noon kickoff set. Iowa Central (3-3 overall) went 1-2 on its three-state trip to play College of DuPage, 13th-ranked Snow and No. ...

Area football roundup

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Lynx run over Jays PERRY — The Webster City rushing game was hard to stop again on Friday night, as the Lynx ran for 369 yards in a 50-13 win over Perry. Garrett Whitmore was the groundhog for the Lynx (4-2 overall, 1-1 district), carrying the ball eight times for 133 yards and three ...

Gaels welcome Rebels for Homecoming

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Matt Dillon knows there are plenty of distractions during Homecoming week, but the St. Edmond head football coach is hoping it serves as a motivator. The Gaels welcome in Sioux Central to Dodger Stadium Friday night. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Last week, St. Edmond (2-3 overall, 0-1 in Class ...

Ross, Hawkeyes stay in the moment

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IOWA CITY – Iowa’s biggest game of the year kicks off at 11 a.m. Saturday morning in the “Big House” against No. 19 Michigan. So far. Humboldt High School graduate Brady Ross knows that the stakes will only continue to rise as the season progresses, though. A win or a loss this week ...

No. 8 Dodgers head to DM Roosevelt

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DES MOINES - Fort Dodge learned a lot about itself in a loss last week. Now, the No. 8 (Class 4A) Dodgers will find out if those lessons will lead to more growth as another ranked matchup looms large. Head coach Matt Miller's squad hits the road to take on ninth-rated Des Moines Roosevelt ...