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Timeout with St. Edmond’s Kase Baker

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Three years ago, Kase Baker and his fellow seniors listened closely as new head football coach Matt Dillon laid out plans for the program. Now, three years later, Baker and his teammates have helped revive St. Edmond as they prepare to host Madrid this Friday night inside Dodger Stadium in a ...

Cowgirls, Wildcats meet for NCC title

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CLARION — It may be a regular season finale in Clarion, but there will definitely be a postseason atmosphere inside the Clarion-Goldfield/Dows gym on Thursday night when two unbeaten Top-15 teams meet with the North Central Conference title on the line. The second-ranked (Class 3A) Cowgirls ...

Gable to be honored by President

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IOWA CITY — Dan Gable will receive one of the greatest honors in his already-distinguished career. It was announced on Wednesday that Gable will be presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Donald Trump. Gable captured the gold medal in wrestling at the 1972 Summer ...

Gael girls win NCC title

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CLEAR LAKE — Competing in the big-school dominated North Central Conference meet, St. Edmond head coach Mike Szalat never makes winning the conference meet a top priority. When it does happen, though, it’s a significant event. Szalat, who has been the Gael cross country coach for 22 ...

Humboldt three-peats

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CLEAR LAKE — The Humboldt boys have put together a special cross country season, and on Tuesday, it also became a record breaking one. For the first time in school history, the Wildcats had repeat gold and silver medalists on the individual stand in Class 3A’s top-ranked Quinton Orr and ...

THE LITTLE THINGS

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The Fort Dodge volleyball team saw a prime opportunity to close out the regular season with a winning conference record slip through their fingers on Tuesday. A four-set loss to Marshalltown wasn’t what Dodger head coach Martha Mericle had in mind after recent victories over both Ames and ...

Dodgers top Bobcats

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MARSHALLTOWN — The Fort Dodge girls swim team continued to build momentum with a CIML Iowa Conference victory over Marshalltown here on Tuesday. The Dodgers took all but two events and defeated the Bobcats, 103-80. “We really had a strong overall performance,” FDSH head coach Ashley ...

Clayton keeps the faith

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Dayson Clayton exploded back onto the scene last month, ready to put his injury issues behind for good and take Class 4A by storm while reintroducing himself as one of the state’s premier football players. And then it happened again. Fort Dodge’s senior tailback hurt his ankle during ...

Patience has been a virtue for Jarrett

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The last time Byron Jarrett saw the field in a game, he was helping quarterback Ellsworth against Iowa Central inside Dodger Stadium. That was nearly two years ago. Jarrett returned to Dodger Stadium this past weekend, only he was wearing a Triton uniform as Iowa Central held a fall ...

Early playoff pairings set

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The 2020 Iowa high school football playoff pairings were officially released by the Iowa High School Athletic Association on Saturday. St. Edmond (5-2 overall) will face Madrid (2-3) in the opening round of the Class A bracket on Friday inside Dodger Stadium. Fort Dodge (3-4) will head to ...

SHOWTIME

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The wait for Homecoming was well worth it for the St. Edmond football team. After having the special week delayed due to the novel coronavirus, the Gaels put together their most complete performance of the season, scoring a 62-14 victory over Bishop Garrigan here Friday night inside Dodger ...

SE Valley stays unbeaten

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POCAHONTAS — Mike Swieter made a gutsy call late in Southeast Valley’s contest for the district championship, and it didn’t quite pan out. But the sixth-ranked (Class 1A) Jaguars (7-0 overall, 5-0 in district) responded anyway, trusting in their quarterback and defense as they pulled ...

Iowa Central hosting exhibition scrimmage

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The Iowa Central football team will give fans an early look at what’s to come in 2021 on Saturday. While the NJCAA opted to shift football to the spring due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Tritons have been holding practices and will gather for a scrimmage this Saturday at 2 p.m. ...

Another tall task ahead for Fort Dodge

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WEST DES MOINES — Wounded and backed into a corner after last week’s Homecoming performance, the Fort Dodge football team goes back on the road for a rare Thursday contest against their third Top-5 opponent this season. Next up: seven-time defending Class 4A state champion and ...

Lofty goals

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Quinton Orr made a decision that tested him both mentally and physically. Orr, the Humboldt senior standout runner, opted to take over a week off between races to prepare for Thursday’s Fort Dodge Invitational held on the same course as the upcoming state meet. The decision paid off for ...

FD Invite back after 2-year hiatus

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Joe Jackson was excited to see his runners compete on Thursday at the Fort Dodge Invitational. Jackson and the Dodgers played host to some of the top talent in the state a few weeks ahead of the state cross country meet. Fort Dodge placed eighth overall in the A race, led by a 25th place ...

Tough task for Gaels vs. No. 2 Cowgirls

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The St. Edmond volleyball team returned from their quarantine just in time to test themselves against the top programs in the North Central Conference. After taking on No. 11 (Class 3A) Humboldt this past Tuesday, the Gaels welcomed in second-ranked (3A) Clarion-Goldfield/Dows for their final ...

Gaels host Bears

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One of the oldest rivalries in north central Iowa will hit the gridiron Friday night as St. Edmond welcomes Bishop Garrigan. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. inside Dodger Stadium. The series started in 1959, with the Gaels (4-2 overall, 2-2 in Class A, District 2) posting a 26-7 victory. The Golden ...

Champs take down Dodgers

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WEST DES MOINES — The Fort Dodge football team is battered and bruised from the back end of its demanding schedule, but head coach Nik Moser hopes two full weeks of rest and practice will help the Dodgers catch a second wind in time for the Class 4A playoffs. Seven-time defending state ...

District titles up for grabs

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Four more area teams are in contention for district titles, trying to join Webster City as league champions. The Lynx (6-0 overall, 3-0 in district) clinched last week and will look to finish unbeaten with a win over Boone (0-6, 0-3). In Class 1A, District 2, sixth-ranked Southeast Valley ...