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Fort Dodge faces tough Ames squads

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The Fort Dodge basketball teams headed into the Christmas Break on high notes, but will now open the new year up against a tall task, facing two talented Ames ballclubs. The Dodger girls (2-3 overall, 1-2 CIML Iowa Conference) tip off against Ames (3-2, 2-1) at 6:15 p.m. The Fort Dodge boys ...

Strong start for Clark

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COUNCIL BLUFFS — Izaih Clark didn’t waste any time making a splash in Arenacross, as the Fort Dodge native turned in seven Top-five performances this weekend at the Hoosier Racing Tire Arenacross Nationals. Clark, a 2019 Fort Dodge Senior High graduate, earned his pro license less than a ...

Gaels open New Year at Webster City

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WEBSTER CITY — The St. Edmond basketball teams will begin the new year with a familiar foe as they travel to Webster City to face the Lynx in a North Central Conference doubleheader. The Gael girls (0-7 overall, 0-4 North Central Conference) will start the twinbill at 6:15 p.m. against the ...

CENTURY MARK

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The Fort Dodge wrestling program’s dual meet at Mason City next Thursday night will carry an important level of historical significance into the New Year. Iowa’s first-ever high school wrestling meet — featuring the Dodgers and the Mohawks — happened 100 years ago next month. The ...

ROCKING AND RIDING

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Joe Plane is over 7,000 miles into his journey across Iowa, and by the end of next summer, he is hoping to complete his mission. The Iowa Central men’s and women’s swim coach has embarked on a trip to visit all of the 'Freedom Rocks' across all 99 counties in Iowa. The Freedom Rocks ...

LEAD BY EXAMPLE

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AMES — Lehr Thorson is working through a senior year like none other as a member of the Iowa State University swimming and diving program. The 2017 Fort Dodge Senior High graduate continues to navigate a fluid schedule altered by the COVID-19 global pandemic, which arrived shortly after ...

Timeout with: Lane Cowell

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Lane Cowell has made strides every year he has been on the mat for the Dodger wrestling program and in his final go through, he is set to leave his mark. The Dodger senior is off to a 10-1 start and ranked fourth at 120 pounds. As a sophomore he placed fourth. “My major goal is to become ...

Dodger boys get on the board with win

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CARLISLE — The Fort Dodge boys basketball team upped their defensive intensity to earn their first victory of the season at Carlisle on Tuesday, 44-38. The Dodgers (1-3 overall) pulled away late to finally shake free from the Wildcats (1-4), a rare Class 3A opponent for head coach Tom ...

Fort Dodge girls rally past Carlisle

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CARLISLE — Junior Jalen Adams made a driving layup on a fast break with nine seconds left in regulation, and that proved to be the game winner as the Fort Dodge girls basketball team held off Carlisle on Tuesday night, 39-37. The short-handed Dodgers (2-3 overall) struggled to find their ...

NEEDED MOMENTUM

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CARLISLE — Fort Dodge will try to build some much-needed momentum heading into the winter break on Tuesday in a varsity basketball doubleheader at Carlisle. The Dodger girls (1-3 overall) face the Wildcats (1-3) at 6 p.m. The FDSH boys (0-3) then square off with Carlisle (1-4) at 7:30 ...

DODGERS EXTEND THEIR REIGN

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Drake Ayala has done just about everything in his high school career. Now, the future Iowa Hawkeye continues to cement his legacy and add his own chapter to the Fort Dodge Senior High record books. On Saturday in the Dodger gym, Ayala joined head coach Bobby Thompson and Cole Clarken as the ...

FD’s Ross again makes most of her opportunities

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Alexis Ross loves wrestling, and when she competes in front of the Dodger community, the excitement level intesifies for the Fort Dodge Senior High sophomore. For the third straight season, Ross came away with a Don Miller Invitational title. The Dodger competed as an eighth-grader, and also ...

Area shines at Miller Invite

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Camron Phetxoumphone was a little nervous heading into the Don Miller Invitational this past weekend, but once he hit the mat, the defending Class 2A state champion wasn’t about to let nerves dictate his performance. This was the first full week back for the Webster City wrestling program, ...

Dodgers host Don Miller Invitational

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Wrestling at home holds its advantages under normal circumstances, but given the COVID-19 pandemic and uncertainty surrounding athletics, getting the chance to perform in your own gym just becomes all the more special. Fourth-ranked Fort Dodge will compete in the Dodger gym for only the ...

Humboldt tops Gael boys

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HUMBOLDT — The Humboldt boys used their size to wear St. Edmond down here Friday night, claiming a 60-49 victory. Trevor Jacobson scored 19 points to lead the Wildcats, including 12 in the first half. Sam Fischer added 12 and Caden Matson 10 in the win for Humboldt (5-1 overall, 2-1 in ...

Humboldt girls move to 5-2

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HUMBOLDT — Second-half struggles kept the St. Edmond girls from picking up their first win of the year on Friday, as they fell to Humboldt, 61-46. The Gaels kept it close through the opening 16 minutes, but the Wildcats were able to pull away behind the play of Kendal Clark and Bae Arnold. ...

Ankeny too much for FD boys

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ANKENY — The Fort Dodge boys were unable to overcome the size and depth of Ankeny here Friday night, falling 80-48. Averey Martin led the Dodgers (0-3 overall) with 14 points while Javion Jondle added 13. Drake Callon chipped in nine. Carson Johnson, a freshman, scored 12 points with ...

Rough road trip for Fort Dodge girls

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ANKENY — The Fort Dodge girls were unable to keep the momentum from their win over Mason City going here Friday night, falling to Ankeny, 74-44. After scoring an overtime victory vs. the Mohawks on Tuesday night, the Dodgers fell into a big hole after the first quarter and could not climb ...

FAMILY FIRST

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Bobby Thompson likes what he has seen so far from his Dodgers on the mat, but what they have done away from it is what he loves most about the Fort Dodge wrestling program. The fourth-ranked Dodgers earned a 37-31 victory over Ankeny in their first and only home dual of 2020. The Dodgers won ...

South Hamilton defeats SE boys

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Adolph Kochendorfer received a handful of scouting reports on South Hamilton coming into Thursday’s contest. None of them talked about the Hawks shooting over 60 percent from the field or 50 percent from the three-point line. South Hamilton did both of those last night, cruising to a 61-44 ...