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DeMers, Young quickly form bond

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It didn’t take long for Fort Dodge Gypsum Miner teammates Drew DeMers and Jamie Young to get to know each other prior to the start of the Pioneer Collegiate Baseball League. On just his second day in Fort Dodge, DeMers, from Winner, South Dakota, was introduced to Young, a native of ...

Gaels fall on road at Humboldt

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HUMBOLDT — The St. Edmond baseball team dropped a 6-3 decision to Humboldt here Friday night. Noah Carlson was 2-for-3 with a run scored, with Cael Kolacia and Gage Johnson each drove in a run for the Gaels. “Noah and a good night at the plate,” SEHS head coach Mike Szalat said. ...

SETTLING IN

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Blake Utley had one question for his Fort Dodge baseball team following a split with West Des Moines Valley Thursday at Ed McNeil Field. Which CIML Iowa Conference opponent is too much for the Dodgers to handle? FDSH scored a 5-2 victory in the opener over the Tigers, who rebounded to claim ...

Pocahontas Area blanks Gaels, 2-0

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Both Aaron Davidson and Mike Szalat walked out of Rogers Park here Thursday night feeling good about their respective teams. Davidson’s Pocahontas Area squad picked up a 2-0 victory over St. Edmond, scratching across both runs in the top of the seventh. Ryan Anderson tossed a one-hitter ...

72nd FD Am next on the tee

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Defending super senior champion and local attorney Dave Sergeant is among the nearly 100 competitors signed up for this weekend’s 72nd Fort Dodge Amateur men’s golf tournament at the Country Club, which is scheduled to tee off at 9:30 a.m. Friday morning. Ron Peterson — the 2018 senior ...

Rams hold off SE softball squad late

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A seventh-inning rally by the St. Edmond softball team came up just short here Thursday night, as the Gaels came up just short against Greene County at Rogers Park, 7-6. Down 7-3, St. Edmond plated three runs but were unable to bring the tying player across. “We showed so much heart there ...

Gibb wins senior stroke play event

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CEDAR FALLS — Judd Gibb played a near-perfect round of golf here to claim the Iowa PGA Junior Academy Senior Stroke Play Event title. The tournament was held at Pheasant Ridge Golf Course. Behind a bogey-free round of 66, Gibb was able to hold off John Bermel with a 6-under-par. Bermel ...

CALLON A STEADY HAND

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Drew Callon is a prime example of just how arbitrary a pitcher’s record tends to be in baseball. The Fort Dodge senior is in the fourth season of his varsity career on the mound. Callon has logged over 158 innings, struck out 149 batters, held opponents to a batting average in the .215 ...

Timeout with Jack McEvoy

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Like most high school athletes, Jack McEvoy paid close attention to his stats in the early going. Now, as he wraps up his senior season on the diamond for the St. Edmond baseball team, McEvoy is seeing that there are more benefits to sports than just those specific numbers. “The one thing ...

Johnson makes his pro debut

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BOISE, Idaho — It’s been a hectic month for Evan Johnson. The former Iowa Central pitcher made his professional debut here Monday night for the Everett AquaSox, a Class A short-season affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. Johnson, the son of Fort Dodge natives Kurt and Jacy (Ollinger) ...

Faiferlick heads to Italy for team USA

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Justin Faiferlick will depart for Italy and the 2019 Summer Universiade Games this July. Faiferlick, a native of Fort Dodge, has been selected as the taekwondo team manager for the United States for the event, which takes place July 3-15 in Naples, Italy. “I am really excited for this ...

Dodgers score 28 runs

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MASON CITY — Third-ranked (Class 5A) Fort Dodge exploded for 28 runs in a sweep over Mason City here Wednesday night. Scores were 10-0 and 18-1. Leading 3-0 in the opener, the Dodgers exploded for seven runs in the fifth. Jalen Adams was 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBI, with Tory ...

St. Edmond edges Cadets

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IOWA FALLS — The St. Edmond baseball team claimed a 5-4 victory over Iowa Falls-Alden here Wednesday night. The Gaels scored two insurance runs in the seventh to hold off the Cadets, who made it a one-run game and had two runners on. St. Edmond plated a run in the fifth and two more in ...

Gaels take care of Cadets

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IOWA FALLS — The St. Edmond softball team had their best game of the season here Wednesday night in the eyes of head coach Nick Clark. Six different Gael batters drove in a run as St. Edmond downed Iowa Falls-Alden, 6-2. “Up-and-down the lineup we got production from everybody,” Clark ...

Dodgers split with Mohawks

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MASON CITY — The Fort Dodge baseball team picked up a split here Wednesday night with Mason City. After claiming the first game, 2-1, the Dodgers fell in the nightcap, 8-2. In the opener, Anthony Wagner crossed home in the top of the seventh on a passed ball for the game-winning run. Drew ...

ALSTOTT IS ON THE RUN

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Daphne Alstott’s senior year is shaping up to be a memorable one for the third-ranked Fort Dodge softball team. Alstott has gone through a lot of changes in her final season on the diamond, but she’s making the most of her final opportunity as a multi-time all-stater. “Being a Dodger ...

Action heats up at FD’s Sports Park Raceway

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Fort Dodge’s Bill Crimmins took the Silgan Containers IMCA Stock Cars A Feature race on Sunday night at Sports Park Raceway. Crimmins moved into third place for the season standings behind Tyler Pickett of Boxholm and Reid Keller of Webster City. Pickett was second in Sunday’s ...

ON TO THE SEMIS

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The third-ranked Fort Dodge softball team has one of the top offenses in the state, but during Friday’s quarterfinal round of the Fort Dodge Invitational, it was their defensive prowess that pushed them into the semifinals. The defending tourney champion Dodgers (16-3 overall) defeated ...

DADDY’S GIRLS

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Ever since Bo Tjebben was a wide-eyed youngster watching his father Al play softball at Rogers Park, the passion for the game was entrenched in his blood. Tjebben, a 1990 Fort Dodge Senior High graduate grew up on the baseball diamond. He was part of memorable Dodger teams that were state ...

Cowboys top Gaels in extras

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Mike Szalat was left searching for answers to questions he didn’t really know here Friday night. After jumping out to a 6-0 lead early, the St. Edmond baseball team was unable to hold off a rally by Clarion-Goldfield/Dows, falling at Rogers Park, 9-8 in eight innings. Brier Boyd, the ...