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CLEAN SWEEP FOR HUMBOLDT

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WEBSTER CITY — The Humboldt cross country program served early season notice to the North Central Conference here Tuesday evening, sweeping both team and individual golds. Bryce Gidel and Quinton Orr led their respective squads to titles, with the Wildcats finishing with a combined five in ...

Gaels get past Storm Lake

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The St. Edmond volleyball team knows they have a challenging mountain to climb once North Central Conference action begins. That is why the Gaels are taking advantage of every opportunity to grow right now. After dropping the first game here Tuesday evening to Storm Lake, St. Edmond rallied ...

HIGH EXPECTATIONS

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Another offseason of rigorous training and preparation gives way to team competition on Tuesday, as Fort Dodge dives head-first into its girls swim season with a road meet against eight-time defending champion Ames. The Dodgers welcome four state qualifiers back to their lineup in 2019. ...

SCC grad Case with career day for South Dakota

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VERMILLION, S.D. — Kody Case wanted nothing more than to get back out on the football field as soon as he possibly could. Case, a former South Central Calhoun all-stater, shined in his return to action for South Dakota here Saturday, catching 11 passes for 144 yards and two touchdowns in a ...

Kibby, UNI showed they can compete with anybody

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AMES — Zac Kibby wanted nothing more than to walk out of Jack Trice Stadium here Saturday afternoon with a victory for Northern Iowa football. But while the Panthers were denied in triple-overtime against No. 21 Iowa State, 29-26, Kibby and his teammates proved they could hang with anyone ...

SWEET 16

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The Fort Dodge football team let loose in a rowdy postgame celebration following Friday’s historic victory over Mason City. Make no mistake about it, though: in order for the Dodgers to finally exhale and enjoy the fruits of their labor, they knew they had to be all business first. Showing ...

STUNNER

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Jesse Montalto knew there was only one play left to be called to seal No. 14 Iowa Central’s victory over second-ranked Iowa Western here Saturday afternoon. “I saw the flag go out and said that’s game,” Montalto said. “I called for victory right away. The kids deserved it. I’m so ...

Gaels struggle at Panorama

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PANORA — Matt Dillon has been through just about every situation imaginable as a head high school football coach. Dillon readily admits what happened here Friday night in the season opener for St. Edmond is one instance that leaves him stressed. The Gaels opened the year with a 25-0 ...

Webster City wins St. Edmond Invite

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Webster City came away the St. Edmond Invitational title on Saturday, finishing the volleyball tournament 5-0. Host St. Edmond (2-5 overall) knocked off Pocahontas Area 21-11 and 21-16. They also lost to Aplington-Parkersburg. They won the first set 21-13, but fell 21-18 and 16-15. They ...

Tritons hit the field for home opener

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A tall task awaits Jesse Montalto and the Iowa Central football team here Saturday. The No. 14 Tritons welcome second-ranked Iowa Western to Dodger Stadium. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. Last season, Iowa Central (0-1 overall, 0-0 in ICCAC) put a scare into the Reivers (1-0, 0-0) in Council ...

Gaels set for home opener

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The St. Edmond Invitational was an event started 11 years ago by a group of Gaels who wanted to leave a mark on their school. “The St. Edmond Invitational started as a goal of the Class of 2008,’’ said St. Edmond head coach Dee Huss. “They wanted to leave their mark on this program ...

Area high school football roundup

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Cougars snap skid OGDEN — The drought is finally over and the weight has been lifited off the shoulders of the Manson Northwest Webster football team and head coach Jeff Anliker. The Cougars (1-0 overall) snapped an 11-game losing streak that dated back to 2017 with an 8-6 victory Ogden ...

SE boys dominate behind Tracy, pack

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GOWRIE — The St. Edmond boys dominated on their way to a second straight Southeast Valley Invitational on Thursday, but the Gaels are already hungry for more. In last year’s title run, the Gaels scored 81 team points. This time around, they tallied only 44 and placed all five counting ...

Gael girls prevail again; MNW’s Moline is individual champ

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GOWRIE — It’s only one meet, but St. Edmond head coach Mike Szalat is excited to see what’s ahead for his girls squad. The Gaels repeated as team champions on Thursday at the Southeast Valley Invitational, placing all five counters in the Top-17 and all seven in the Top-25. St. Edmond ...

Area squads kick off season

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Friday nights are important for many reasons, but for high school coaches and student athletes across the country, it’s simply all about football. Tonight will kickstart the 2019 high school football season, and teams will begin their chase for a spot at the UNI-Dome in the fall. Algona, ...

FDSH introduces ‘Spirit Walk’

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Fort Dodge is enhancing its game-day football experience this season with the support of the newly-formed Dodger Gridiron Club. The football program announced this week that it will host a “Spirit Walk” before all five home games this season. FDSH kicks off the 2019 campaign against rival ...

Saying goodbye to one of our own

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As an athlete, Vinnie Harvey took on an almost mythical persona. When he wanted to be, he was relentless and overpowering. And if he couldn’t be, he’d work until he became so. As a person, Vinnie Harvey was the antithesis of his dominant, competitive alter ego. He’d give a friend or a ...

Panthers ready to play spoiler vs. Iowa State

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CEDAR FALLS — The Northern Iowa football team has no issue taking on the underdog role heading into Saturday’s season opener at No. 21 Iowa State. Kickoff is set for 11 a.m. from Jack Trice Stadium with FOX Sports 1 carrying live television coverage. The Panthers released their depth ...