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Past articles by Blake:

State Cross Country: Newman boys nab fifth place in Class 1A (with photos)

FORT DODGE | Newman Catholic senior Isaac Fettkether experienced the state cross country meet by himself a year ago, and though he was happy with his finish, something was missing. → Read More

State Cross Country: Final state race is the one that counts for GHV's Smith (with photos)

FORT DODGE | It’s a few moments in time Reece Smith will never forget, and a lot of that is due to his past. → Read More

State Cross Country: Names and notes from North Iowa area boys (with photos)

Algona’s Engen, Lake Mills’ Rygh grab 10th-place finishes → Read More

State Cross Country: Names and notes from North Iowa area girls (with photos)

GHV’s Christians medals in Class 2A FORT DODGE | Garner-Hayfield-Ventura sophomore Abby Christians is already off to a strong start to her cross country year, and Saturday’s performance at the state meet only adds to that. A year after running well in her first state meet, Christians showed improvement this time around by grabbing a medal in Class 2A with a 12th-place finish in 20 minutes, 1.3… → Read More

High School football: Keller lets his play do the talking for Mason City (with photos)

A quick glance at the Mason City starting defense and something stands out. → Read More

High School football: Fast start not enough for Mason City in loss at Marshalltown

MARSHALLTOWN | The Mason City players and coaches have been adamant so far this season that their time is coming on the gridiron. All it was going to take was → Read More

Boys soccer: GHV back for more after first state trip last season

When you have as much back as the Garner-Hayfield-Ventura boys soccer team does, it’s hard not to think what could be by the season’s end. → Read More

Onward and upward for Mason City Motor Speedway

MASON CITY — In Al Hejna’s third year as promoter of the Mason City Motor Speedway, there’s not much he hasn’t learned about running a track. → Read More

Mason City native Roth helps Minnesota-Duluth to national title

Kobe Roth will remember April 7, 2018, for the remainder of his life. → Read More

Tradition guiding defending champion Clear Lake

CLEAR LAKE — Clear Lake and golf. It’s history’s perfect pair, and the Lions are hoping to keep that tradition just as strong this spring whenever they’re able to hit → Read More

Fantastic Fraynes: GHV sisters set for final ride together as Cardinals

GARNER — Pick any day in the spring, summer or fall to go out to the Garner Golf Course, and chances are fairly high that you’ll see Bailee and Carlee → Read More

Sports news and notes: NIACC softball team picks up split vs. Iowa Central

OSKALOOSA - The NIACC softball team split an ICCAC doubleheader with Iowa Central on Friday on the Willam Penn University campus. Iowa Central won the first game 7-4 in eight innings and NIACC took the second game 11-8. In the first game, NIACC tied the game with a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh innings. Iowa Central's Cheyenne Andersen hit a three-run home run in the top of the… → Read More

Player development the silver lining in down year for North Iowa Bulls

MASON CITY — The sting of last Saturday’s loss is still felt in the mind of North Iowa coach and general manager Todd Sanden. → Read More

NIACC's Hergert picks up 200th career win

LA CROSSE, Wis. - The NIACC baseball team split an ICCAC doubleheader with No. 19 Southeastern on Tuesday. → Read More

Track and field: Mason City girls aiming to build toward May

MASON CITY — Looking at Mason City’s girls track and field roster for this season is like looking at a bunch of unknowns for coach Jim Lee. But those unknowns → Read More

Bulls handed first home postseason loss in franchise history, pushed to must-win scenario

MASON CITY — North Iowa has been so dominant over the years, chasing history was just part of the gig for the Bulls. But there’s rarely been a time in → Read More

Clear Lake grad Keeran following coaching dream with Albert Lea Lakers

Baseball has taken Michael Keeran a long way so far in his young life. → Read More

College baseball: NIACC takes Game 1 of DH vs. Iowa Western

COUNCIL BLUFFS — NIACC opened a weekend series at Iowa Western Saturday with a win in the first game of a doubleheader. The Trojans took the game 7-5. → Read More

Former Mohawk McKinnon finds his place with North Iowa Bulls

MASON CITY — This year’s North Iowa Bulls are built on unselfishness. → Read More

Big third period lifts North Iowa in playoff opener

MASON CITY — Friday’s start to the NA3HL playoffs didn’t go exactly how the North Iowa Bulls drew it up, but the result is the only thing they cared about → Read More