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Dodgers make quick work of foes

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AMES — The fourth-ranked Fort Dodge wrestling team started a busy stretch off in convincing fashion here Thursday night. The Dodgers picked up lopsided dual wins over both Ames (54-19) and Des Moines Roosevelt (69-2). Max Bishop (113 pounds), Lane Cowell (120), Carter Forbes (126) and ...

Teske’s strong start nets him Big 12 honors

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CEDAR FALLS — Brody Teske’s focus isn’t on awards or recognition. The four-time Fort Dodge Senior High state champion figures his wrestling will do the talking for him. So far, the University of Northern Iowa redshirt sophomore has been doing just that. The 125-pounder is off to a 4-0 ...

St. Edmond’s Berry eager to make the most of girls state return

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CORALVILLE — Last season, Elly Berry was excited to be competing in the IWCOA state wrestling tournament. This year, the St. Edmond junior has loftier goals in mind. Berry, who went 1-2 last winter at state, but the experience on the big stage has vaulted her confidence. “Last year’s ...

ICCC men pull away from Trojans

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The Iowa Central men found their early-season calling here Wednesday night inside Hodges Fieldhouse. Behind a 20-1 run spearheaded by their defensive intensity, the Tritons scored a 75-64 victory over North Iowa Area. Uzo Dibiamaka led five players in double figures with 16 points, and ...

Women coast to win in Ortmeier’s debut

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Taylor McKinney was the exact player Brian Ortmeier wanted with the ball in her hands late for the Iowa Central women. Needing a bucket to stop a run by North Iowa Area, Ortmeier designed an in-bounds play that gave McKinney an uncontested layup as the Tritons scored a 64-54 victory here ...

Dodger bowlers sweep Dowling

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WEST DES MOINES — The Fort Dodge boys and girls bowling teams swept West Des Moines Dowling on Wednesday. The Dodger boys earned a 2,962-2,583 victory, while the girls won by a final of 2,344 to 1,835. Kaleb Anderson led the way for the Dodgers, who produced four totals of 400 or better. ...

Senior Night for Gaels

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It’s take two for the St. Edmond wrestling team and their final home dual of the season on Senior Night. The Gaels will honor senior state qualifier Ryan Duckett on his final evening in the Gael gym. “This meet is very important for Ryan,’’ said St. Edmond head coach Eugene Carlson. ...

FINDING A GROOVE

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The Fort Dodge girls were clicking on all cylinders from the very beginning of their 60-52 victory over Urbandale on Senior Night here Tuesday. The Dodgers (3-7 overall) snapped a four-game losing streak with authority, leading by as many as 29 points in the first half and by 24 through the ...

J-Hawks too much for FD boys

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The Fort Dodge boys were beginning to stage a rally against Urbandale in the second quarter, and found themselves a possession away from trimming the deficit back to single digits. That’s when J-Hawk junior guard Greysn Schmitz attempted an alley-oop pass into the paint from behind the ...

Dodgers fall to No. 1 Rams

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PLEASANT HILL — Drake Ayala makes everything look easy when he hits the mat. On Tuesday night the nation’s top-ranked wrestler did it again. When Ayala, the nation’s top-ranked 126-pounder, matched up against Southeast Polk’s third-ranked Ayden Kingery (132), it seemed like a ...

Iowa Central men back on the court

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Chad Helle waited for his time to takeover as the head coach of the Iowa Central men’s basketball program. So asking Helle to wait just a few weeks longer to begin his second season at the helm was no problem. The Tritons open the 2021 campaign Wednesday inside Hodges Fieldhouse against ...

DUAL CREDIT

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DAYTON — As a young kid, Aaron Graves played every sport he could — and loved every minute of it. As the Southeast Valley junior got older, he knew football was his calling. He still loved to play basketball, though, and didn’t want to give that up. Wrestling was also a passion in ...

Busy week for Dodgers

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PLEASANT HILL — The Fort Dodge wrestling team wound up having a long stretch to prepare for top-ranked Southeast Polk. The fourth-ranked Dodgers (3-0 overall) hit the mat for the first time in 12 days after winter conditions forced the cancellation of Thursday’s dual and Saturday’s ...

Gael boys handle Cougars, 56-43

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MANSON — With a tenuous seven-point lead at halftime, the St. Edmond boys basketball team adjusted its strategy in the locker room against Manson Northwest Webster here on Monday night. The corrections paid off, as the Gaels pulled away to post a 56-43 non-conference victory over the ...

Manson NW girls rally to defeat St. Edmond

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MANSON — For two quarters, St. Edmond held the upper hand against Manson Northwest Webster on Monday. A big second half was all the homestanding Cougars would need to prevail by a final score of 48-30. The Gaels (2-10 overall) built a 20-13 lead at the break, but the Cougars (3-9) ...

Dodger girls defeat Johnston

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JOHNSTON — The Fort Dodge girls bowling team rolled their highest score of the season as the Dodgers split with Johnston on Monday. The FDSH girls won 2,531 to 2,074. The Fort Dodge boys fell, 3,079 to 3,006. Junior Alexis Kenney turned in the top performance for the Dodger girls, rolling ...

Home twinbills for Dodgers this week

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The Fort Dodge basketball teams will open a two-game homestand on Tuesday as they host Urbandale in the Dodger gym. The Fort Dodge boys (1-7 overall) are coming off a tough loss to ninth-ranked (Class 1A) Grand View Christian on Saturday. Urbandale (1-4) has lost three straight on the boys’ ...

Teske goes 2-0 in Ames

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AMES — Fort Dodge graduate Brody Teske and Carter Isley each earned wins to bookend Northern Iowa’s dual against Missouri, but the Tigers won the rest of the bouts to earn a 34-6 neutral-site win Sunday at Hilton Coliseum. Teske faced Connor Brown, both are ranked in the FloWrestling ...

Dodgers host Rusty Garst Invitational

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For Ashley Beaumont and the Fort Dodge swim team, getting the opportunity to return to their home water felt great. The Dodgers recorded six Top-10 finishes, placing seventh overall with 141 points as hosts of the Rusty Garst Invitational. Sioux City was crowned team champions with 523 points ...