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Chin-up champ has local ties

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After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, Ryan Dowd headed to New York to catch a baseball game. Dowd had no idea he was going to be physically tested — much to the delight of fans who found themselves cheering him on. Dowd is the son of 1981 St. Edmond graduate Dan Dowd, who ...

Andersen, Cave score All-America honors

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Two Iowa Central softball players were named NFCA NJCAA Div. II All-Americans, the association announced recently. Sophomore Cheyenne Andersen made the first team and freshman Sophie Cave was selected to the second. For Andersen, the award is her second All-America honor from the NFCA after ...

Gaels clipped at Alta/Aurelia

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ALTA — The 12th-ranked (Class 1A) St. Edmond softball team dropped a 2-1 decision here Thursday night to No. 9 (2A) Alta/Aurelia. Ella Vratny picked up four strikeouts inside the circle, allowing just four hits for the Gaels. Erin Flattery had a hit and scored the only SEHS run. Flattery ...

Swinging Away: DeMers on first win for Miners

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Drew DeMers will be the first to tell you it wasn't his most productive game Wednesday night at Storm Lake. But it was a game where the Fort Dodge Gypsum Miners picked up their first win of the season. And DeMers said at the end of the day that's what counts. “We won and we hit really ...

Gypsum Miners get on the board

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STORM LAKE — The Fort Dodge Gypsum Miners picked up their first-ever victory on Tuesday, routing the Storm Lake Whitecaps, 17-2. Iowa Central’s Peyton Krugler had three hits for Fort Dodge (1-2 overall), which plated two runs in the first inning and seven more in the second to break the ...

Davidson tosses no-hitter for PAC

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POCAHONTAS — It was about as perfect of a night for Jace Davidson at the diamond as he could have asked for. Davidson, a senior for Pocahontas Area, tossed a no-hitter as the Indians remained unbeaten in Twin Lakes Conference play with a 17-1 victory in four innings over Newell-Fonda here ...

Dodgers rough up SC North

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SIOUX CITY — The Fort Dodge baseball team got their offense on the right track here Friday night, finishing off Sioux City North in five innings, 13-3. The Dodgers had 13 hits, scoring six times in both the second and fourth innings. Shane Halligan was 2-for-3 from the leadoff spot with ...

Dodgers shut down North Polk, 11-1

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Fort Dodge came into Wednesday night’s contest with a chip on their shoulder. The third-ranked Dodgers (9-2 overall) were coming off a doubleheader loss against Waukee, and wanted to use a game against North Polk to refocus. Fort Dodge did exactly that pounding out 14 hits — including ...

Boles hired by Fort Dodge Country Club

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David Boles is originally from Idaho, but he’s decided to make a 1,500-mile move to a place that feels even more like home. Boles was officially named general manager and head golf professional at the Fort Dodge Country Club on Wednesday. The 61-year-old is leaving the same position at ...

MNW grad Flowers tapped by WCHA

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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Jennifer (Jepson) Flowers has stayed in sports ever since her days of competing in Manson. Flowers was appointed to the role of Western Collegiate Hockey Association vice president and women’s league commissioner earlier this week. She will begin serving in that ...

Kasch powers Lynx vs. Gaels

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WEBSTER CITY — Webster City used an early two-run home run from Leah Kasch to help earn a 3-1 victory over St. Edmond on Wednesday night. Kelly Stoakes had a double and Taylor McKinney delivered an RBI single for the Lynx. Jenna Miller earned the win for Webster City (7-2 overall, 4-0 ...

Mistakes cost St. Edmond at Webster City

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WEBSTER CITY — The Webster City baseball team used a seven-run first inning to topple St. Edmond 11-1 on Wednesday night. Both squads had four hits, but eight errors by the Gaels (2-3 overall, 0-2 North Central Conference) led to 11 unearned Lynx runs. Dylan Steen earned the win for the ...

No. 1 Johnston sweeps FD baseball squad

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JOHNSTON — The Fort Dodge baseball team couldn’t find a way to slow down No. 1 Johnston on Wednesday night. The Dodgers (4-6 overall) lost 8-0 in the opener and 12-1 in five innings to the Dragons (12-0). Johnston’s Jacob Draeger tossed a no-hitter in the first contest. The Dragons ...

Gibb to Capital City League

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WEST DES MOINES — Before he officially becomes a college basketball player, recent St. Edmond graduate Andrew Gibb will get the chance to compete against — and alongside — some of those already at that level. Gibb was selected for the YMCA Capital City League as part of the MRG ...

Van Zyl adds to resume with more honors

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BURNSVILLE, Minn. — Playing for Winona State head coach Greg Jones helped Lani Van Zyl accomplish success on the field, but also impacted her life in a much bigger picture along the way. Van Zyl, a 2015 Fort Dodge Senior High graduate, was recently named the D3CCA Central Region Player of ...

Miners take in FD events, begin action

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Drew DeMers couldn’t have asked for a more opportunistic situation in his first plate appearance as a Fort Dodge Gypsum Miner. The bases were loaded for the 21-year-old outfielder this past Saturday night against the Peak Prospects of Ames. Facing a 2-2 count, DeMers slapped the ball to ...

Top-20s for SE, FD golf

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High school golfers put the finishing touches on their season Tuesday with the co-ed state meet. In Class 1A, St. Edmond’s Rylee Kinney and Drew Schaeffer tied for 19th overall in Marshalltown at the American Legion Golf Course. Fort Dodge’s Anne Treep and Issac Hage finished in a tie for ...

FD’s Ayala takes 4th at UWW Cadet event

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AKRON, Ohio — Drake Ayala didn’t let his victory over the country’s top-ranked 113-pounder go to his head at the 2019 UWW Cadet freestyle national tournament on Saturday. The Fort Dodge sophomore also won’t allow a loss less than 24 hours later go to his heart. Ayala reached Sunday ...

MOMENTUM SWING

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The game of softball tends to humble a team when they least expect it. Monday was Fort Dodge’s turn to take a step back and realize it doesn’t have the market cornered on the state’s early-season No. 1 ranking. The third-rated (Class 5A) Dodgers were brought back down to earth by No. ...

Gaels split at CYO

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CARROLL — The St. Edmond baseball team split a pair of games at the CYO Tournament on Sunday. The Gaels defeated Carroll Kuemper, 9-8, but lost to Bishop Garrigan, 10-9. An infield single by Connor Bocken scored pinch runner Charlie Shelly to win the opener for St. Edmond (2-1 overall). ...