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Sports Columns

LIFE LESSONS

Long after the celebration reached its crescendo and most of the crowd had filed out of Rogers Sports Complex late Friday night, Fort Dodge softball coach Andi Adams was saying her final goodbyes to friends and family members who have been a part of her inner circle all along. The park sat in ...

Ayala completes Fargo trifecta

FARGO, N.D. — Drake Ayala has bigger and better in mind as he closes the book on his high school wrestling career. The sky seems to be the limit for Ayala, who is now headed to the University of Iowa after putting an exclamation point on his time as a prep with another Fargo Nationals title ...

Welcome to the show

The power struggle for state softball supremacy begins on Monday with the first pitch of another championship tournament at Rogers Sports Complex. Forty teams visit from schools representing all corners of the Iowa landscape. Only five will be crowned queens of the diamond later this week. Our ...

MUST-SEE FD

The victories come with the power of an avalanche, and often, in rapid-fire fashion. If you blink, you’ll miss a Fort Dodge softball win streak. In the last 24 days, the second-ranked Dodgers have prevailed 22 times in their last 23 games. A run of 14 in a row before a 1-0 setback against ...

DOMINATION

WISCONSIN DELLS — Dreshaun Ross continued to turn heads and stack trophies at the USA Wrestling Kids National Championships here this weekend. Ross, who recently completed his seventh grade academic year at Fort Dodge Middle School, captured both the Freestyle and Greco-Roman national titles ...

Brecht weighs his options

The pressure will be on Brody Brecht soon enough. For now, Ankeny’s senior star is having fun with his teammates as they pursue a high school state baseball championship to try and match their football trophy from the fall. The 18-year-old Brecht helped secure the 2020 title on the ...