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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 ...

Cougars too much for Gaels

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MANSON — It all came together here Friday night for Austin Anliker and the Manson Northwest Webster football team. Anliker threw for 218 yards, accounted for three touchdowns and even kicked in a field goal to lead the Cougars to a 36-0 victory in the season finale over St. Edmond. One of ...

Tritons host Independence

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Last year, the Iowa Central football team caught fire down the stretch, winning six in a row to finish 8-4. Jesse Montalto is hoping that late season rush happens against. The Tritons return home to Dodger Stadium Saturday, hosting Independence. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. After ...

Wildcats returning to state XC

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HUMBOLDT — The Humboldt boys cross country team will be back at the state meet. The Wildcats secured a berth with a third place showing on their home course. The Wildcats accumulated 93 team points. Gilbert (66) ran away with the team title and Waverly-Shell Rock (85) was runner up. “It ...

Gael, Manson NW girls headed to state XC

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HOLSTEIN — For the sixth consecutive season the St. Edmond girls cross country team will get to compete on their home course for state medals. The Gaels finished third with 108 team points and had three runners place in the Top-20. “Six in a row is impressive. The cool thing about ...

Dodgers play for spot in 4A playoffs

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It all comes down to this for the Fort Dodge football team. The Dodgers put their playoff hopes on the line in their regular-season finale against the Marshalltown Bobcats, a long-time rival with postseason aspirations of their own. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. on Friday inside Dodger ...

Gaels, Cougars battle on the gridiron

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MANSON — Plenty of bragging rights will be on the line here Friday night as the Highway 7 battle between St. Edmond and Manson Northwest Webster hits the gridiron. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. The Gaels (2-6 overall, 0-4 in Class A, District 2) and Cougars (2-6, 1-3) have split the last four ...

Prep Spotlight Week 9: Playoff implications around area

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Third-ranked Algona and sixth-ranked South Central Calhoun will return to the playoffs, hoping to take unbeaten records into the field. The Bulldogs (8-0 overall, 4-0 district) will host Southeast Valley (5-3, 2-2) and the Titans (8-0, 4-0) will entertain Pocahontas Area (5-3, 3-1). After a ...

Dodgers claim five league titles in the pool

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MARHSALLTOWN — Ashley Beaumont has seen her Fort Dodge swim team come up big in the pool with only 19 swimmers. On Thursday night the Dodgers did it again — winning five events and finishing third at the CIML Iowa Invitational. Fort Dodge accumulated 349 team points. Waukee won the ...

Dodgers run in Marshalltown

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MARSHALLTOWN — The Fort Dodge boys cross country team came away with a sixth-place showing in their Class 4A district meet on Thursday. The Dodgers compiled 204 teams points. Cedar Rapids Prairie (33) was the team champion followed by Johnston (45) and Iowa City Liberty (62), who both also ...