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Sports Columns

MEMORY LANE

It’s been both enjoyable and educational to help Fort Dodge Senior High football coach Nik Moser and his staff honor former Dodger athletes on social media throughout February for Black History Month. Moser contacted me last month to see if I would be willing to lend a hand. Being a local ...

The Dodger wrestling connection

Members of the Fort Dodge wrestling program may not fully realize it yet, but their impact continues to extend far beyond a gym room or a trophy case. It resonates with a former FDSH teacher who now lives in a Sun Belt state. An ex-Dodger wrestler who resides in Colorado. A current ...

DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE

In 1994, the best Fort Dodge football team I’ve ever seen visited West Des Moines and lost to Valley during the regular season, 41-6. History repeated itself in 2000, when the Tigers beat an otherwise-playoff caliber Dodger squad by the exact same score. The 2005 Fort Dodge Dodgers were 6-2 ...

History may be repeating itself on opposite ends of rivalry

Cyclone fans aren’t necessarily going to like this comparison, and Hawkeyes won’t exactly go out of their way to repeat it, either. The Matt Campbell era at Iowa State is starting to look a lot like the craftsmanship of a certain head coach 130 miles southeast of Ames. That’s a credit ...

CENTURY MARK

The Fort Dodge wrestling program’s dual meet at Mason City next Thursday night will carry an important level of historical significance into the New Year. Iowa’s first-ever high school wrestling meet — featuring the Dodgers and the Mohawks — happened 100 years ago next month. The ...

The last laugh

Fitting, wasn’t it? The Iowa State football team staked claim to a piece of school history Friday, securing at least a share of its first regular-season conference championship in over 100 years on the field of a program expected to do just that annually. The Texas Longhorns are known as ...