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HUMBOLDT — One night without worries. One night surrounded by family and friends. Thursday is Ashlyn’s Night at the Ballpark. The Humboldt softball team is celebrating their senior outfielder, Ashlyn Clark, and the Wildcats are doing it big here this evening. On May 8, Clark was ...

Family still Hayes’ first priority

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To the outside world, Jaxson Hayes is an athletically-blessed 6-foot-11 man-child. An uber prospect who is just getting started at 19 years old. The freshman of the year in the Big 12. A Top-10 pick in last week’s NBA Draft, and a soon-to-be multi-millionaire. To the family of Fort ...

Faiferlick sponsoring ‘closest to the pin’ contest

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There will be plenty of incentive on the par-3s for golfers participating in the 39th annual Fort Dodge Ford Lincoln Toyota Webster County tournament on July 13 and 14. Justin Faiferlick, an Iowa Guard officer and the owner of Faiferlick Martial Arts in Fort Dodge, is sponsoring a ...

FD softball team sweeps Bobcats

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MARSHALLTOWN — The third-ranked (Class 5A) Fort Dodge softball team posted 28 runs in a doubleheader sweep here Wednesday vs. Marshalltown. Scores were 15-0 and 13-0. Jalen Adams opened the night with a perfect game for the Dodgers (21-5 overall), striking out 10 of the 12 batters she ...

Dodgers come up short

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MARSHALLTOWN — The Fort Dodge baseball team dropped two games to Marshalltown here Wednesday. The Bobcats won 4-3 in eight innings and 5-1. In the opener, Drew Callon gave the Dodgers a 3-2 lead in the seventh with a solo home run, but the Bobcats responded. Marshalltown tied it at ...

Gaels rout C-G/D

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CLARION — The St. Edmond softball team caught fire here Wednesday night in the fifth inning, scoring 14 runs on their way to a 16-1 victory over Clarion-Goldfield/Dows. Erin Flattery went 4-for-4 with a triple, double, four RBI and three runs scored, while both Rylee Kinney and Jocy ...

Boyd hits walk-off HR for Cowboys

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CLARION — Brier Boyd connected on a three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh to give Clarion-Goldfield/Dows a 7-4 victory over St. Edmond here Wednesday night. The Gaels had rallied in the top of the inning to tie it at 4-all before Boyd connected. “We showed more heart and ...

Power surge

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Tristin Doster saw just five pitches Tuesday night, and she made the most of each look. Doster launched a pair of solo home runs to help lead third-ranked (Class 5A) Fort Dodge to a 5-3 victory over No. 1 (4A) Carlisle here at Rogers Park. The Dodger sophomore belted a 1-0 pitch over the ...

SAFE AT HOME

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St. Edmond held off Algona in a North Central Conference softball clash on Monday at Rogers Park, 4-3. Sydney Engels made a back-handed stop at second base to record the final out and retire the Bulldogs with the tying run at third base. Algona had plated a pair of runs in the seventh inning ...

Algona roughs up St. Edmond

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It was all Algona on Monday at Rogers Park, as the Bulldogs blistered the St. Edmond baseball team in a North Central Conference contest, 17-3. Cameren Rindone drove in four runs for the Bulldogs, while Spencer Holmes and Tyler Manske contributed three RBI each. Matt Grein and Carson Devine ...

Ex-Sioux City North star Goodman dies

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Thomas John Goodman, the eldest son of Fort Dodge Senior High Hall of Fame player and coach Tom Goodman, died suddenly at his Altoona home on Monday. He was 52. A former two-time all-state basketball player, “Tommy John” Goodman graduated from Sioux City North High School in 1985. He ...

Zimmermann’s blast seals split

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WAUKEE — Fort Dodge had grinded its way through 17 innings of a CIML Iowa Conference baseball doubleheader at Waukee on Monday, and head coach Blake Utley’s squad had very little to show for their effort. Dylan Zimmermann changed the trajectory of the night with one swing of the ...

No. 1 Waukee sweeps FDSH

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WAUKEE — The third-ranked (Class 5A) Fort Dodge softball team was on the brink of setting the tone with a road victory over No. 1 Waukee on Monday. The Warriors instead turned the tide on the Dodgers in a rally that sparked a doubleheader and season sweep of FDSH. Waukee plated four runs ...

FINISHING TOUCH

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There have been bigger tournaments, and there are loftier goals ahead. Regardless of where Andrew Huseman’s golf journey landed in the past or will take him in the future, he’ll always cherish the 2019 Fort Dodge Amateur championship as one of his greatest achievements — both for the ...

Remembering Ed Thomas: Faith, family and football

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When Todd Thomas found out his father was murdered, he was thousands of miles away in Jamaica for a college friend’s wedding. The plane ride home was a long trip, but one that Todd also found as a time to reflect and come to grips with the tragedy. “For me personally, I needed to digest ...

Huseman takes over lead spot at FD Amateur

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The short games of both Andrew Huseman and Joe Urbanek have separated the duo from the pack at the 71st annual Fort Dodge Amateur golf tournament. Now the money round will determine which player has what it takes to be crowned the 2019 champion. In search of his first career FD Am title, ...

Lynx, Hawks rally to support Banning family

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Sports Editor Troy Banning is a familiar face at area sporting events. In his nearly 20 years with the Daily Freeman-Journal in Webster City, he’s covered hundreds, if not thousands, of wrestling and golf meets, basketball games, and softball tournaments. He’s the guy behind the camera, the ...

Remembering Ed Thomas: Keeping The Faith

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One constant in the Thomas family has always been their faith in God. For the last 10 years, they’ve leaned on the Lord more than ever. One decade ago — on June 24, 2009 Aplington-Parkersburg coaching legend Ed Thomas was murdered by Mark Becker. The Thomas family’s belief in the Lord ...

Poppen family enjoys watching grandson pitch in MLB

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MANSON — It’s been a hectic and exciting week in Marvin and Carolyn Poppen’s house. The long-time Manson residents watched as their grandson, 25-year-old Sean Poppen, made his major league debut for the Minnesota Twins this past Wednesday night. Just a few days prior, Sean’s dad, ...