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Sports Columns

LET THEM PLAY

Last week, Fort Dodge and St. Edmond played in baseball for the first time since 2014. The Dodgers won the game in the Gaels’ annual Memorial Day Tournament at Rogers Park, but the final score wasn’t as newsworthy as the mere fact that the matchup had finally been resurrected on the ...

Attendance restrictions lifted…now it’s on us

When the sports world — like almost everything else in our society — came to a sudden halt last spring and the complexities of real-time global pandemic decision-making began to surface, I remember thinking to myself how difficult a return to normal was going to be on the other side of ...

THE BIG PICTURE

This wasn’t about Dodgers or Gaels. Choosing sides or declaring allegiances. On Tuesday, the parents, coaches and kids involved with a local middle school track meet simply had the greater good of Fort Dodge in mind. Together. An exhibition matchup between the local seventh and eighth ...

Outside looking in

Let me preface this by fully admitting clear-cut answers are few and far between in our society right now. Everyone seems to be on a different page when it comes the pandemic, especially in relation to outdoor athletics and activities. The decision to limit capacity at the Drake Relays for ...

Bill Greehey: Fort Dodge personified

Small-world story time with a Fort Dodge connection. The Iowa women’s basketball team advanced to the Sweet 16 with a rousing victory over Kentucky on the campus of St. Mary’s University Tuesday in San Antonio. All women’s NCAA Tournament games are being played at gyms and arenas in ...

Stuff of legends

I listened to the interview, did a double take, stopped, played it back a few more times and tried to process what I’d heard. In fact, I still am. What did Spencer Lee just say? Moments after clinching a third consecutive national championship and further cementing his status as a ...