×

Sports

Area teams kick into high gear

Local Sports

The chase for state playoff berth begins for high school football teams across the state on Friday. With four weeks of football under their belts — working out kinks and preparing for a more critical stretch — teams will begin district play tonight. Some eight-man squads are entering ...

IN A GROOVE

Local Sports

The Fort Dodge girls swim team put together a strong finish to a long six-day stretch here inside the Dodger pool Thursday night. Behind a sweep of all 11 varsity races, Fort Dodge bested both Algona (110-45) and Perry (115-15) in duals. The Bulldogs topped the Bluejays, 95-21. Senior ...

The face of ‘Iowa Nice’

Local Sports

Less than two weeks ago, Carson King was a random Iowa State fan from Altoona with a funny idea for a sign. Fame works in mysterious and often unpredictable ways, though, especially in the day and age of social media. So when an ESPN College GameDay camera caught King’s sarcastic plea — ...

Algona’s Banwart is back

Local Sports

IOWA CITY — Cole Banwart will make his return to the football field for No. 14 Iowa this coming Saturday. Banwart, a former all-stater for Algona, has been cleared to play. He will replace Kyler Schott at right guard for the Hawkeyes, who host Middle Tennessee State. Kickoff is set for 11 ...

Dodgers earn four golds at Waukee

Local Sports

WAUKEE — The Fort Dodge girls swim team came away with four first place finishes here Tuesday night in a meet with Waukee and Newton. The Warriors won the meet and the Dodgers scored a victory over Newton. Eileen Fierke was a double-winner for the Dodgers, placing first in both the 200 ...

Fort Dodge golfers earn another victory

Local Sports

The Fort Dodge boys golf team won their second meet in less than a week, topping Mason City here Tuesday, 169-171, at the Fort Dodge Country Club. Mason Bowman was tied for medalist honors to lead the Dodgers, firing a 39. Gavin Strain was runner-up with a 41. “The wind was a big factor ...

CAT POWER

Local Sports

HUMBOLDT — Behind Top-10 finishes by race champion Quinton Orr, Devon Coon and Eric Wittrock, the Humboldt cross country team flexed their muscle here Monday at their own meet. The Wildcats finished with just 41 team points, claiming the overall title ahead of Fort Dodge, Ogden, St. Edmond ...

Flores wins two tourney titles

Local Sports

GREENVILLE, S.C — Victoria Flores put together a memorable weekend of tennis for Georgia Tech here at the Debbie Southern Furman Fall Classic. Flores, a Fort Dodge native, captured both singles and doubles titles for the second consecutive year at the event. “I was really happy with my ...

TOP FIVE

Local Sports

HUMBOLDT — Mike Szalat put his St. Edmond cross country runners through tough workouts recently for a performance like they had here Monday night. The Gael girls finished third overall and the boys were fourth at the Humboldt Invitational, with Jed Tracy and Aubrey Bemrich each earning ...

Dodgers ranked 4th

Local Sports

Dodger Stadium will be the site for a key opening district showdown between No. 4 (Class 4A) Fort Dodge and sixth-ranked Southeast Polk this Friday night. Both teams moved up in the latest prep rankings after winning last week. Algona remained third in 3A and South Central Calhoun stayed firm ...

Tritons can’t hold off Snow

Local Sports

EPHRAIM, Utah — The seventh-ranked Iowa Central football team started fast here Saturday night, but they were unable to rally for a second consecutive road win. Snow scored 23 of the final 29 points of the game to win, 30-20. Arthur Brantley had over 200 yards of total offense and a ...

Iowa Central runs in Nebraska

Local Sports

LINCOLN, Neb. — The Iowa Central cross country teams were in action Saturday at the Woody Greeno/Jay Dirksen Invite co-hosted by Nebraska Wesleyan University and the University of Nebraska. The women kicked off the day with a second place team finish made up of many NCAA Div. I, II and ...

Rally not enough for Tritons in rugby

Local Sports

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Iowa Central rugby team couldn't get on track Saturday, falling to Div. 1A power Davenport University here, 52-33. The Tritons fell behind early, 31-0, and were never able to climb out of the hole. “Honestly, we were flat when we got off the bus and it ...

FDSH reaches Wilde finals

Local Sports

The annual Jackie Wilde Invitational gave the Fort Dodge volleyball team a chance to do two things on Saturday. First, the Dodgers were able to compete at home — something they were doing for just the second time this season. Second, they stepped away from the rigors of the ...

4 titles for Dodgers at Winkler Invite

Local Sports

The Fort Dodge girls swim squad took another big step forward in the Dodger pool on Saturday. The Dodgers, who have won their last two duals, captured four event wins and earned a third-place finish as a team in their own Gary Winkler FDSH Invitational. Cedar Falls won the title in the ...

BACK AND FORTH

Local Sports

Matt Dillon and Marty Wadle have been around high school football long enough to know when Friday night’s battle between St. Edmond and Bishop Garrigan was ultimately decided. Marcus Plathe accounted for almost 200 yards of offense and four touchdowns, Cameron Baade caught two scores and ...

Dodgers push record to 4-0

Local Sports

CARROLL — Fort Dodge’s Matt Miller didn’t want to sound ungrateful after his sixth-ranked (Class 4A) Dodgers remained undefeated by posting what appeared to be a relatively easy 26-point road victory at Carroll on Friday. Miller wasn’t going to dwell on the negatives after a 36-10 ...

No. 7 Tritons head to Utah

Local Sports

EPHRAIM, Utah — Jesse Montalto and the Iowa Central football team were not content with just taking long bus rides to Kansas and Illinois this year. No, they had to go and find an even longer trek. The seventh-ranked Tritons (3-1 overall) will take on No. 16 Snow here Saturday evening. ...

Dodgers host Gary Winkler Invitational

Local Sports

The Fort Dodge swim team will put on a smaller version of the state format on Saturday as they host the Gary Winkler Invitational in the Dodger pool. The Dodgers, along with Dowling, Cedar Falls, Spencer, Sioux City North and Lewis Central will take part in a meet with preliminary heat and a ...

Dodgers host Jackie Wilde Invitational

Local Sports

Seventeen matches into the season, the Fort Dodge volleyball team will be home for only the second time on Saturday as they host the Jackie Wilde Invitational in the Dodger gym. Action will begin at 9 a.m. in the Fort Dodge Senior High School gym. “It’s nice to be at home for an ...