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Sports Columns

ISU honoring area wrestling icon Miller

AMES — Don Miller’s name will forever be synonymous with wrestling in our area. The same could easily be said for the Fort Dodge legend’s impact on the programs at Iowa State University and the University of Wyoming. The long-time Dodger head coach and athletic director is being honored ...

Sam Mosley: A true FD legend

I’m often asked about the greatest athletes in Fort Dodge city history. I have lived here for 34 years now, and I’ve been an avid sports fanatic since day one. This is my 23rd “season” as Sports Editor at The Messenger — the paper I first joined as a part-timer in the fall of ...

Caring for cops

The cookies were the gift, but the gesture is what local law enforcement will always remember about the recent Christmas-time visit with the Dodger girls softball program. Head coach Andi Adams and her players baked hundreds of holiday treats for the Fort Dodge Police Department’s ...

TRITONS EXTEND ‘LEGACY AND TRADITION’

The Iowa Central dance program knows what it takes to win. Now the Tritons find themselves in unprecedented territory, patenting a rare formula that establishes not just individual results, but a sustained standard of excellence. Head coach Cassidy Vermeer’s squad was again the envy of the ...

GOLD STANDARD

RIONEGRO, Colombia — Fort Dodge’s Dreshaun Ross took his wrestling talents to the international stage over the weekend, and will return home with a pair of gold medals to show for it. The Dodgers’ precocious freshman captured two titles at the U15 Pan-Am Championships, prevailing in both ...

Locked in

In sports, there really is no such thing as a guarantee. However, Dee Brown has certainly created something very, very close to just that. Brown’s Iowa Central cross country program swept the Region XI Championships on Sunday at Lakeside Golf Course. They also maintained control of the ...