FD underclassmen head to state track

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DES MOINES — Head coach Kevin Astor views the upcoming state track and field meet as the perfect opportunity to lay some new building blocks for the Fort Dodge track program. The Dodgers qualified in three events for the Class 4A meet here inside Drake Stadium for the action that begins on ...

Area girls ready to make noise at state

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DES MOINES — Rachel Schany made quite the impact as a freshman at Drake Stadium a season ago. The Emmetsburg standout returns to the blue oval this week having qualified in four individual events after securing two medals and three Top-10s last spring. Schany will compete in the high ...

Messengerland boys have high hopes for state week

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DES MOINES — Last year at Drake Stadium, Matt Condon was able to take it all in while competing in three events. Now, the Manson Northwest Webster junior is primed to secure state gold around the blue oval this week. Condon qualified in Class 2A in three events for the Cougars, just like ...

Tritons in action at NJCAA tennis

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PLANO, Tex. — Amen Prince Gandonou and Hod’Abalo Isak Padio have reached the semifinals in doubles at the NJCAA Div. I Tennis Championships. The Iowa Central duo will face Charlie Brady and Matias Ruiz from Jones College here Thursday at 11 a.m. In the first round, Gandonou and Padio ...

Dodgers sweep Des Moines North

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DES MOINES — The Fort Dodge baseball team didn’t show any struggles from a late night on the diamond the day before. Fort Dodge made quick work of Des Moines North here on Wednesday, knocking off the Polar Bears in a pair of five-inning contests, 15-1 and 15-4. The Dodgers (3-0 overall) ...

Iowa’s Bluder always had a bigger picture in mind

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She was a legendary coach long before landing a once-in-a-lifetime recruit. Yet to many, Lisa Bluder’s career will forever be defined by her time with Caitlin Clark — an era of Iowa Hawkeye women’s basketball filled with fame and fortune. The 63-year-old Bluder announced her retirement ...