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Lange, area girls ready for big stage

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Humboldt’s Mady Lange loves competition and the Humboldt senior is no stranger to the spotlight. The Wildcat senior has competed at state track and state softball and in her first season of girls wrestling, she will look for a state medal at the IWCOA Girls Wrestling Championships. “I ...

BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Dodgers entertain Marshalltown

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THE TIP: Fort Dodge hosts Marshalltown in a CIML Iowa Conference doubleheader inside the Dodger gym. Girls tip at 6:15 p.m. with the boys to follow. GIRLS PROBABLES: Fort Dodge (3-10 overall, 1-3 in league): Tory Bennett, so., 10.8; Aleaha Pommer, so., 7.1; Cheyenne Miller-Hameed, jr., 7.1; ...

Tritons fall to Ellsworth on the mats

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IOWA FALLS — The eighth-ranked (NJCAA Div. II) Iowa Central wrestling team split 10 matches with No. 9 Ellsworth here on Wednesday, but the Tritons weren’t able to accumulate a single bonus point in a 19-15 loss to the Panthers. Sixth-ranked Daniel Vargas (125 pounds), No. 7 Andrew Gamble ...

NIACC holds off Triton men

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MASON CITY — The Iowa Central men suffered another tough setback here Wednesday night, falling to North Iowa Area, 87-80. The loss was the sixth this season for the Tritons by single digits. Iowa Central (7-12 overall, 2-4 in ICCAC) has also dropped close games to Central-Columbus, ...

No. 5 Trojans defeat Iowa Central women

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MASON CITY — The Iowa Central women made fifth-ranked North Iowa Area work for everything here Wednesday night, but in the end, turnovers doomed the Tritons. The Trojans forced 31 miscues that led to easy buckets on the other end, scoring a 90-59 victory. Three Iowa Central (12-8 overall, ...

BASKETBALL PREVIEW: St. Edmond at South Hamilton, vs. Webster City

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THE TIP: Up first for the Gaels will be a girl/boy doubleheader in Jewell against South Hamilton Thursday night. On Friday, St. Edmond will host North Central Conference rival Webster City in another twinbill. Start time is 6:15 p.m. both nights. GIRLS PROBABLES: St. Edmond (0-11 overall, 0-7 ...

WRESTLING PREVIEW: Fort Dodge at Marshalltown

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THE ACTION: Fourth-ranked (Class 3A) Fort Dodge heads to The Roundhouse to meet Marshalltown. Junior varsity wrestling is set for 6:30 p.m. with varsity to start at 7:30 p.m. PROBABLE DODGER LINEUP: 106 - Max Bishop, fr., (17-9); 113 - Lane Cowell, jr., (21-5); 120 - Drake Ayala, jr., (28-0); ...

TLC Wrestling: Collins, Schuttler among area champs

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SAC CITY — Carson Collins and John Schuttler have taken different paths on the mat, but on Monday night both Manson Northwest Webster wrestlers earned Twin Lakes Conference championships. It was the third career title for Collins (126) and the first for Schuttler (195) as the Cougars ...

Three in a row for Gael boys

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HAMPTON — The St. Edmond boys basketball team kept Hampton-Dumont/CAL at bay, as the Gael defense held strong to earn a 59-49 victory on Monday night. The Gaels (4-7 overall, 2-5 North Central Conference) trailed 19-18 at the end of the first quarter, but a strong defensive effort, held the ...

Gaels fall on the road

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HAMPTON — Steve Neuberger liked the way his St. Edmond girls started against 11th-ranked Hampton-Dumont/CAL, but not so much the finish. The Gaels (0-11 overall, 0-7 North Central Conference) dropped a 78-30 decision to the Bulldogs (12-1, 7-1) on Tuesday night. For the first 10 to 12 ...

Hawks host ranked Rutgers in Big Ten clash

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IOWA CITY — A surprising Top-25 matchup between Big Ten foes takes place here Wednesday night when No. 19 Iowa welcomes 24th-ranked Rutgers. Tip is set for 8 p.m. from Carver-Hawkeye Arena. After helping rebuild the Hawkeyes (13-5 overall, 4-3 in league), head coach Fran McCaffery finds ...

Dodgers, Gaels lead list of academic all-state football players

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A number of senior area athletes were recently named academic all-state honorees by the Iowa Football Coaches Association. A trio of Fort Dodge Dodgers — Shane Halligan, Nick Bice and Geoff Astor — were recognized in Class 4A. This marks the second consecutive season that FDSH rostered ...

DOUBLE FEATURE

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ALGONA — As Cade and Angelo Winkel close in on a milestone, the Bishop Garrigan brothers are also making sure to enjoy each and every minute on the court together for the final time. Cade Winkel, a senior, currently sits at 994 career points, with Angelo, a junior, having scored 983 for the ...

Titles, and lessons, continue for 12-year-old FD mat talent

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The championship trophies are everywhere — enough to potentially leave Fort Dodge’s Dreshaun Ross satisfied for a lifetime, despite being only 12 years old. They come in different shapes and sizes from all over the country. Five from the Tulsa Kickoff Classic. Four from Reno Worlds. Five ...

Dodgers pushed at ‘Beat The Streets’

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OAK PARK, Ill. — Fort Dodge knew it was in for an uphill climb at Saturday’s “Beat The Streets Brawl.” The third-ranked (Class 3A) Dodgers dropped all four of their duals, including their first three to national Top-15 squads. It was Fort Dodge’s final setback — a 35-31 decision ...

Dodger wrestlers in Chicago for ‘Beat The Streets’

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OAK PARK, Ill. — The Fort Dodge wrestling team takes strength of schedule to a whole new level on Saturday, as the Dodgers will participate in the renowned “Beat The Streets Brawl” dual tournament at Oak Park River Forest High School in suburban Chicago. Despite an uncertain field due to ...

FD’s Gibb going into the Iowa Golf Hall of Fame

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Judd Gibb admits he is rarely at a loss for words. He received news recently from the Iowa Golf Association, though, that left him quite literally speechless. Gibb, who was born and raised in Fort Dodge, will be one of three players enshrined into the Iowa Golf Hall of Fame this coming ...

BUILDING BLOCKS

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The St. Edmond boys have consistently given Adolph Kochendorfer good effort this year. On Thursday night that attitude paid off, as the Gaels posted their second win of the week by downing Manson Northwest Webster, 52-32. After falling behind early, St. Edmond (3-7 overall) used a 31-15 run ...

Manson NW girls impressive in win

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Manson Northwest Webster girls coach Bret Larson decided his team needed to make a change. Larson utilized a hockey-style method of lineup shifts, swapping in five players at a time. The end result was a commanding 62-32 victory for the Cougars here Thursday night over St. Edmond. Natalie ...

Humboldt beats Gaels, Webster City in triangular

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HUMBOLDT — The Humboldt wrestling team put together a pair of dominant performances here Thursday night to defeat both St. Edmond and Webster City. The Wildcats posted an 84-0 victory over the Gaels and topped the Lynx, 50-24. Webster City downed St. Edmond, 82-0. Colby Clarken, Ty ...