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No. 12 Tritons host Coffeyville

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Jesse Montalto and the Iowa Central football team enjoyed their stunning win over Iowa Western this past weekend inside Dodger Stadium. But only for a short period of time. Roughly 24 hours after claiming the Kinney Cup for the first time in a decade, the 12th-ranked Tritons (1-1 overall, ...

Prep football roundup

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No. 3 Bulldogs crush H-D, 50-0 HAMPTON — The third-ranked Algona football team scored a convincing 50-0 victory over Hampton-Dumont here Friday night. Tyler Manske got the scoring started early with a 57-yard touchdown strike to Wyatt Wegener. Manske was 8-for-11 for 183 yards with three ...

ROGERS PARK: THEN AND NOW

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Fifty years ago, a plot of farmland on the northern outskirts of Fort Dodge was officially christened Harlan and Hazel Rogers Sports Complex. The park will be rededicated this Sunday, as the community celebrates the 50th anniversary of one of its most distinguished landmarks. City leaders are ...

No. 8 Dodgers head to Ames

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AMES — Fort Dodge and Ames have combined to score 190 points in their last two meetings on the gridiron, with 114 of the points and both victories going to the Dodgers. Eighth-ranked (Class 4A) Fort Dodge has the pieces in place to put huge dents in the scoreboard this season, and the ...

SEASONED VETS

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When the St. Edmond volleyball squad was in a hole Thursday night, they looked to their senior captains for guidance. The Gaels trailed 24-20 in the first set of their North Central Conference opener against Hampton-Dumont. That’s when captains Josie Huss and Cambrie McBride took the ...

Home opener for Gaels vs. Warriors

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Matt Dillon is hoping to see significant improvement from his St. Edmond offense on Friday night as the Gaels make their 2019 football debut at Dodger Stadium against North Union. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. Last week, St. Edmond (0-1 overall) was unable to get on track at Panorama, ...

Area squads back to work

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Area teams hit the field for the first time last week. Now they know what they have to work with and are ready to press forward. In the first rankings of the season, five area teams were in the AP Top-10. Algona, a state quarterfinalist a year ago, is third in Class 2A. Greene County is ...

Dodgers, Gaels put early miles to the test

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WEBSTER CITY — Cross country is one of the few sports that the Fort Dodge and St. Edmond athletic programs compete against one another. The schools did just that here Tuesday evening at the Lynx Invitational. The Gael girls finished third overall, the Dodger boys were third and the St. ...

Iowa Central sweeps at home in volleyball

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No. 13 (NJCAA Div. II) Iowa Central made quick work of Ellsworth on Wednesday, sweeping their ICCAC rivals in three lopsided games at Hodges Fieldhouse. Scores were 25-13, 25-8 and 25-15 in favor of the Tritons, who improved to 7-1 overall on the young season. It was the third consecutive ...

Valiant effort at the net by FDSH

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Even though Fort Dodge was swept by sixth-ranked (Class 5A) Ankeny Centennial on Tuesday in its home volleyball opener, head coach Toni Cochrane felt like her squad took a significant step forward thanks to the energy of her players and the liveliness of a much-appreciated home crowd. After ...

Dodgers host Joselyn Memorial

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Isaac Hage and Gavin Strain both turned in solid performances for the Fort Dodge boys golf squad during Tuesday’s Marion and Phil Joselyn Memorial Invitational at the Fort Dodge Country Club. Hage fired an 83 and Strain finished with an 85 for the Dodgers, who were 13th in the final team ...

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 ...