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Sports Columns

FUTURE FORECAST

Iowa football fans are growing increasingly despondent as the team’s offense sputters closer to the danger zone. Iowa State supporters are tired of seeing the series tilt in favor of their arch rival, with a dry spell that currently stretches all the way back to 2014. Something’s gotta ...

PRODIGY: FD’s Ross wins national title

FARGO, N.D. — The whispers of Dreshaun Ross’s potential will no longer be kept a secret if the Fort Dodge freshman-to-be continues to roar. The 14-year-old Ross put the finishing touches on an unforgettable debut at Fargo Nationals on Monday, capturing a national freestyle championship at ...

Tourney talk

All roads from an eight-week journey of accomplishments, adversity and everything in between have led to Rogers Sports Complex and Fort Dodge, as the 2022 state softball tournament gets under way on Monday. Fort Dodge, the Class 5A champion in 2021, serves as an active tourney host for a fifth ...

GOLD STANDARD

The natural tendency is to take all of this for granted — feeling, after a while, like it’s always been this way. The winning. The records. Advancing to state like it’s a birthright. Contending for championships. For five consecutive seasons, the Fort Dodge softball program has made ...

GIVING BACK

Nothing gets Brody Teske’s competitive juices flowing like being on a wrestling mat. Not just as an athlete, though. The four-time Fort Dodge state champion loves the sport and wants to see it grow in ways that extend far beyond individual achievement. Teske recruited a long-time friend ...

LASTING LEGACY

The Fort Dodge Community Schools Foundation’s new Distinguished Alumni Award will forever honor the legacy of a family that tirelessly invested its own time and resources into making their hometown a better place to live. Tom and Norma Schmoker were recognized during last Friday’s Fort ...