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February 7, 2016 Fort Dodge junior Mitchell Emery said he woke up with a lot of confidence as he readied himself for Saturday’s district swim meet in the Dodger Pool. That conficence was rewarde. more »»

Four Gaels reach districts

February 7, 2016 IDA GROVE — The St. Edmond wrestling team will take four wrestlers to the district meet in hopes of punching state tournament tickets. more »»

Pratt is Best Sports Columnist

February 7, 2016 Eric Pratt, The Messenger’s sports editor, was recognized Friday as this year’s Best Sports Columnist among Iowa’s largest newspapers. more »»

Tritons snap out of slump

February 7, 2016 Dennis Pilcher hopes Saturday was just the start of better things to come for his Iowa Central men’s basketball tea. more »»

NIACC shocks No. 19 Tritons

February 7, 2016 This time around, the Iowa Central women’s basketball team failed to slow down NIACC. Jordon O’Brien’s 19th-ranked (NJCAA Div. more »»

Dodger boys knock off West

February 7, 2016 Three Fort Dodge players reached double figures as the Dodger boys won for the second time in as many nights here Saturday, 61-50. more »»

FD girls can’t stop Wahawks

February 7, 2016 The Waterloo West girls basketball team owned the middle quarters here Saturday and held off Fort Dodge by a 62-53 final in a matchup of old conference rivals. more »»


February 6, 2016 It may not have been as easy it should have, but it’s a win in February and Fort Dodge boys’ basketball coach Tom Daniel said he’ll take it. more »»


February 6, 2016 Facing a Marshalltown team with just one victory on the season, the Fort Dodge girls got just the start they needed as they raced past the Bobcats 60-40 in the Dodger gym Friday night. more »»

Gael boys stop Bulldogs

February 6, 2016 Adolph Kochendorfer saw his St. Edmond boys put together a complete performance on Senior Night here Friday. more »»

Gael girls lose to Bulldogs

February 6, 2016 Frustration continued to build for the St. Edmond girls here Friday. Dropping their 12th straight game, the Gaels (1-18 overall, 0-13 in the North Central Conference) suffered an 83-24 setback to N. more »»

Dodgers host district swim

February 6, 2016 The Fort Dodge boys swim team will host a district meet inside the Dodger pool today. Action begins at 12:30 p.m., with the Top-24 finishing times from each district advancing to the state meet. more »»

Gaels travel for sectional meet

February 6, 2016 IDA GROVE — The road to the state wrestling tournament begins here today for St. Edmond, Manson Northwest Webster and South Central Calhoun. more »»

Iowa Central set for Jam the Gym

February 6, 2016 The Iowa Central men’s and women’s basketball teams will play host to rival North Iowa Area this afternoon as part as the school’s annual Jam the Gym. Tip is set with the women’s contest at 1 p.m. more »»

Area boys basketball

February 6, 2016 Jaeschke, Conrad lead SEV to win GOWRIE — The Southeast Valley boys found a way to stay on track here Friday night, claiming an overtime victory vs. East Sac County, 74-66. more »»

Area girls basketball

February 6, 2016 Indians win 32nd straight regular season game WEST BEND — Elle Ruffridge got back on track here Friday night, scoring a game-high 28 points to lead No. more »»

Indians come back late to defeat Gael boys

February 5, 2016 For three quarters, the St. Edmond boys had 10th-ranked (Class 2A) Pocahontas Area on the ropes. But a huge fourth quarter by the Indians (14-3 overall) helped them pull out a 60-56 comeback victor. more »»

No. 1 PAC girls stay unbeaten

February 5, 2016 The amount of offensive firepower that the top-ranked (Class 3A) Pocahontas Area girls can display creates a difficult matchup for anyone in the state. more »»

Fort Dodge prepares for homestand

February 2, 2016 Three home games are on the docket this week for the Fort Dodge boys and girls basketball teams. First up, the Dodgers welcome Johnston tonight. more »»

Looking for solid finish

February 2, 2016 Over the past two years, Keenan Cook has become an important piece of the puzzle in Fort Dodge’s wrestling success. Cook, a senior, is currently ranked third in Class 3A at 132 pounds for the No. more »»

Gaels face IF-A, PAC, H-D at home

February 2, 2016 As the regular season continues to wind down, the St. Edmond boys and girls will play three home doubleheaders this week. more »»


Pancake breakfast February 7, 2016

EMMETSBURG — Horizons Unlimited and Kiwanis are holding a Super Sunday Pancake Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the Emmetsburg VFW Hall, 3205 Main St. The menu is pancakes, omelets, sausages and beverages. more »

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