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Fort Dodge drops a pair to No. 6 Waukee

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For as vastly different as Fort Dodge’s pair of two-run losses to No. 6 (Class 4A) Waukee were here Monday night, head coach Blake Utley did see one glaring similarity. “Timely hitting,” said Utley, after the Dodgers dropped CIML Iowa Conference games 2-0 and 8-6 to the Warriors. ...

Flattery delivers in 8th for Gaels

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ALGONA — In extra innings, it’s always nice to be able to lean on a senior. St. Edmond head coach Nick Clark was able to do exactly that on Monday night, as the Gaels (4-4 overall, 2-1 North Central Conference) edged Algona 4-3 in eight innings on back of Erin Flattery. With the score ...

SE baseball team falls short at Algona

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ALGONA — The St. Edmond baseball team dropped a 4-3 decision to Algona on Monday. The Gaels (2-2 overall, 0-1 North Central Conference) took a 3-2 lead into the seventh inning, but the Bulldogs (3-4, 1-0) tacked on two runs to pick up the victory. Cameren Rindone delivered a sacrifice fly ...

PLAY BALL!

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*Editor's note: This series follows the on and off the field experiences of Drew DeMers, a college baseball player. DeMers is playing the outfield for the Fort Dodge Gypsum Miners this summer at Patterson Field. He will also be volunteering in various ways throughout the city. DeMers is staying ...

STEADY HAND

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There was nothing wrong with Andrew Huseman’s start to the championship nine Saturday at the Travis J. Habhab Amateur. It just wasn’t as nice as the rest of his final round pairing. All three other golfers playing with Huseman recorded a birdie on No. 10 at Lakeside Golf Course, with ...

Gaels take care of Iowa Falls-Alden

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In search of a spark to get his 12th-ranked (Class 1A) St. Edmond softball team going here in the early season, head coach Nick Clark turned to Sydney Engels. The sophomore delivered, starting a four-run third with a double as the Gaels picked up a 5-1 victory over Iowa Falls-Alden at Rogers ...

Dodgers serve notice

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WEST DES MOINES — Despite having a week between games, the third-ranked (Class 5A) Fort Dodge softball team showed no signs of rust, scoring victories over No. 10 Johnston and second-rated Cedar Rapids Kennedy here Saturday at the West Des Moines Valley Shootout. The Dodgers topped the ...

Dodgers coast at Boone

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BOONE — A five-run third inning helped the Fort Dodge baseball team pick up a 9-1 victory over Boone here Friday night. Shane Halligan and Dylan Zimmermann each had two hits, with Halligan driving in three runs and scoring twice from the leadoff spot. Drew Callon, Drake Miller, Mason ...

Coming together for Clark

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The Fort Dodge and St. Edmond baseball and softball programs will come together on one special night in support of Ashlyn Clark. Clark, a senior at Humboldt, was diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin’s lymphoma in May. The Wildcats have scheduled a special “Ashlyn’s Night at the Ballpark” in ...

Johnson leads Jays past Beavers

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CORVALLIS, Ore. — Evan Johnson and the Creighton baseball team made sure there would be a new national champion crowned this year. The Bluejays posted a 4-1 victory over Oregon State on Saturday, knocking the Beavers out of the NCAA Tournament. Johnson spent two seasons pitching for Iowa ...

Mason selected to CYO all-tourney team

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SIOUX CITY — The 12th-ranked (Class 1A) St. Edmond softball team went 1-2 here Saturday at the CYO. The Gaels defeated Council Bluffs St. Albert, 12-0, around losses to Remsen St. Mary’s (10-0) and LeMars Gehlen (10-3). “Regardless of who is pitching, we have to do a better job in the ...

Triton rugby puts cap on strong season

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TUCSON, Ariz. — Iowa Central head coach Brent Nelson knows his squad had the look of a championship contender heading into the USA Rugby College 7s national championships. It takes more than just talent to win it all, though. And while Nelson’s Tritons were right in the thick of the title ...

Former E-Hawk Dupic building program at Concordia

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SEWARD, Neb. — In just five seasons, Ryan Dupic has turned Concordia University into a baseball school. Dupic, a graduate of Emmetsburg, is the head coach of the Bulldogs, who are coming off the school’s second appearance in the NAIA National Championship. In 2017, Dupic led Concordia ...

Dodgers at qualifier for worlds

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AKRON, Ohio — Four Fort Dodge wrestlers — two active and two alums — will be in action at the UWW Cadet and U23 World Team Trials at the Louis and Freda Stile Athletic Field House on the campus of the University of Akron beginning Friday. Soon-to-be Dodger juniors Drake Ayala and ...

FD FAMILY READY FOR NBA FINALS

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Last Christmas, Norine (Lamaak) Paulson and her husband, Terry, bought Toronto Raptors gear for Norine’s siblings and their spouses. They’ve been wearing the shirts with pride all spring long. Norine Paulson, who taught for 33 years — 17 years special needs and 16 in mathematics — ...

ON THE PROWL

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Doug VanPelt knows he will see Ashlyn Clark back in the Humboldt softball dugout before the season is over. And when Clark does return, the second-ranked (Class 3A) Wildcats want to be hitting on all cylinders in their quest for another state tournament appearance. Humboldt posted its ...

Garrigan girls capture another state golf crown

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MARSHALLTOWN — The Bishop Garrigan girls golf team claimed the eighth state title in school history on Wednesday, finishing off a long final stretch at the Class 1A meet. The Golden Bears last captured gold in 2012, and were making their 15th appearance all-time. The title gives the school ...

Humboldt girls a state runner-up in 3A

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ANKENY — It was a record day for the Humboldt girls golf team at the state meet on Wednesday. The Wildcats finished as the state runner-up in Class 3A, firing a school-record round on the second day of the tournament at Otter Creek. Humboldt shot a 342, breaking the school record of 343 ...

Conrad 11th at state

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AMES — Southeast Valley’s Delaney Conrad didn’t finish her state tournament the way she wanted, but the junior is already excited to see what her senior season could bring. Conrad finished in 11th place at the Ames Country Club on Wednesday. She shot an 86 in the final round after an 83 ...

Area golfers in girls state title hunt

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Southeast Valley junior standout Delaney Conrad joins Humboldt and Bishop Garrigan as competitors spread out around Iowa at state golf meets beginning Tuesday. Conrad will compete in Class 2A at the Ames Golf and Country Club, with the Wildcats headed to Otter Creek Golf Course in Ankeny for ...