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Triton women roll in season opener

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Kelly Kruger saw plenty of positives, areas that need to be improved and just about everything in between from his Iowa Central women's basketball team Sunday night. In the end, the Tritons walked out of Hodges Fieldhouse with a 75-49 victory over William Penn JV in the season opener. Aaliyah ...

Dodgers push 9 events to state

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The early-morning practices and late-night workouts may have been rugged, but the Fort Dodge girls swim team is reaping the benefits from their time and effort now. The Dodgers will compete in nine state events on Saturday in Marshalltown. Fort Dodge will be entered in two relays and seven ...

Tritons take care of Fort Scott

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FORT SCOTT, Kan. —The Iowa Central football team got back into the win column with a 53-31 win over Fort Scott on Saturday in Kansas. The Tritons (6-5 overall) have won three of their last four games and were coming off a loss to Independence before the win over the Greyhounds ...

FDSH graduate leads Linn-Mar

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Emily Burmeister’s return to Fort Dodge resulted in a banner day for the Linn-Mar girls cross country team. Burmeister, a 2001 Fort Dodge Senior High graduate, led the Lions to a third place team finish in Class 4A here Saturday at Lakeside Golf Course. Linn-Mar also had three runners ...

TITANIC CAST

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LAKE CITY — The South Central Calhoun football team did not like where they were sitting here in the early stages of Friday night’s Class 1A first round contest with Mount Ayr. So, as they have done all year, the Titans zoned in on playing defense and letting their many offensive weapons ...

Orr, Wildcats look to climb Class 3A ladder

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Quinton Orr’s dash to the finish line at state cross country last year positioned him for what turned into an incredible junior season this fall. Now, Orr has even bigger goals as he returns to Lakeside Golf Course for the Class 3A meet this year with his Humboldt teammates. The 3A race ...

Cougars hope to ride momentum into state

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A season of firsts will continue Saturday for the Manson Northwest Webster girls cross country team. The Cougars placed second at districts last week, earning themselves a spot in the Class 1A field. They will race at Lakeside Golf Course inside Kennedy Park at 2 p.m. Led by two-time ...

Dodgers host regional swim meet

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The Fort Dodge swim team may not be large in numbers, but has come up big in talent. The Dodgers, who are 19 swimmers strong, have put together a banner season, winning nine duals and swimming some of the fastest times in the state. Fort Dodge will host a regional swim meet today in the ...

Algona moves into quarters

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ALGONA — The Algona football team came to life here in the second half, earning a 35-14 victory over Central Lyon/George-Little Rock in the Class 2A playoffs. The Bulldogs (10-0 overall) advance to meet Greene back here next Friday for a spot in the state semifinals. The Rams (9-1) downed ...

Tritons take long road trip

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FORT SCOTT, Kan. — The Iowa Central football team will make the final long bus ride of the season Saturday, traveling nearly six hours to play Fort Scott. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at Frary Field. The Tritons (5-5 overall) had their two-game win streak snapped by No. 15 Independence last ...

Kennedy ends Dodgers’ season

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CEDAR RAPIDS — Very little went right for the Fort Dodge football team in their Class 4A playoff opener against fifth-ranked Cedar Rapids Kennedy on Friday night. Yet when the final horn sounded on the 2019 campaign, Dodger players simply weren’t ready to let go. A nightmarish outcome ...

Gaels ready for another state XC run

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For Mike Szalat, the goal of each cross country season is has remained the same for two decades at St. Edmond. Be competing at the state meet. The Gael girls earned their sixth consecutive bid by placing third at districts last week, with freshman Aaron Lursen joining them in the Class 1A ...

St. Edmond’s Bemrich embraces staying active, busy

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This coming Saturday, Aubrey Bemrich will do exactly what she has done throughout her high school career. Stay busy. Bemrich, a junior at St. Edmond, will compete at the Iowa High School State Cheerleading Championships along with her fellow squad members before jumping in a vehicle and ...

Dodgers head to Cedar Rapids Kennedy

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CEDAR RAPIDS — Fort Dodge head coach Matt Miller expects very few frills and even less surprise from the fifth-ranked Cedar Rapids Kennedy football team in the Dodgers’ Class 4A playoff opener on Friday at historic Kingston Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. For the sixth time in the ...

Algona, SC Calhoun begin playoff march

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Algona and South Central Calhoun haven’t been postseason strangers and are looking to continue their success in the first round of the football playoffs. Tonight the two squads will begin another playoff run in their own backyards. Both squads went undefeated in nine games and claimed ...

IOWA CENTRAL, WITHOUT A DOUBT

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The eighth-ranked Iowa Central volleyball team wasn’t about to let history slip away from them on Wednesday night. With the school’s first ever back-to-back ICCAC championship and the No. 1 seed in the regional tournament hanging in the balance, the Tritons answered a NIACC rally to ...

Dodger volleyball team opens regional tourney

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ANKENY — The Fort Dodge volleyball team opens Class 5A regional play here on Tuesday night against defending state champion Ankeny Centennial. Match time is set for 7 p.m. The winner of this 5A, Region 1 semifinal will take on either No. 5 Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln or 15th-ranked ...

Timeout with St. Edmond senior Josie Huss

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The Huss name carries quite a bit of pressure with it, especially on the St. Edmond volleyball court. That never bothered Gael senior Josie Huss, though, as she embraced following in the footsteps of cousins Hannah and Livi Huss. Huss recently concluded her SEHS career on the court, leaving ...

NIGHT TO REMEMBER

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On a night defined by arguably the biggest victory of his career, Fort Dodge’s Matt Miller stayed true to form Friday in reminding his program that the game of football will always be about so much more. The Dodgers clinched a Class 4A playoff berth with a 21-17 triumph over Marshalltown, ...

Iowa Central rally not enough

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The Iowa Central football team experienced all the emotions of their up-and-down season in one game here Saturday inside Dodger Stadium. After spotting No. 19 Independence a 21-0 lead, the Tritons rallied back, only to come up short, 31-20. Iowa Central (5-5 overall) started the year ...