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Hall of Fame Recognizes Dodgers for Outstanding Achievements

Posted June 10, 2014 in Community Blogs

Dodger pride is built from our school spirit, accomplishments and tradition.  Each year we honor Dodger athletes who accomplished great things while at Fort Dodge Senior High.  This year, eight individuals will be honored at the Dodger Hall of Fame induction ceremony on June 12th.

These individuals are examples of our pride, dedication, determination and tradition.  They embody what it means to be a Dodger and we are proud to recognize them for their contributions to our programs, school and community.  They serve as motivation and inspiration to our current athletes, encouraging them to be their best and to continue our strong Dodger traditions.

VERNON DUANE “DUTCH” HUSEMAN came to Fort Dodge in 1958 to coach boys’ basketball and to teach.  In 1965, Dutch became the Athletic Director and continued coaching basketball until 1973.  His career record is 319 – 194.  In addition to basketball, Dutch coached football, boys track, baseball, and boys golf.  His most memorable experience at Senior High was going to state basketball tournament his first year!  Dutch retired in 1987.  The Wall of Fame at Fort Dodge Senior High honoring all state athletes has been named the Dutch Huseman Wall of Fame.

JACQUELYN LEE WILDE taught and coached at Fort Dodge Senior High School for 22 years.  The varsity volleyball tournament hosted by Fort Dodge Senior High has been named the “Jackie Wilde Invitational.”  Jackie took the Dodger volleyball team to the state tournament for 19 consecutive seasons.  Her teams earned two state championships; nine top four finishes; 519 wins, and 17 all-staters!  She was named to the Iowa Coaches Hall of Fame in 1998 and was named a National Leader in Volleyball and inducted into the Iowa Wall of Fame in 2005.

SAMUEL NIKLAUS MOSER (NIK) graduated from FDSH in 2001.  Nik’s athletic honors in high school include: 1st team elite all state football and all conference football in 2000, All conference football in 1998 and 1999, 1st team all-conference basketball in 2000 and 2001, State champ in 400 hurdles in 2000 and 2001, State champ in 200 meters in 2000 and 2001, holding the state record in the 200 meters for 11 years, 2001 Drake Relays Champion in 400 hurdles and Gatorade Athlete of the Year.  His most memorable experience in high was winning the 200 meter dash at state and setting the state record in 2001.  Nik attended Iowa State University amassing many awards in football and track.

SETH RICHARD ZEHR graduated from Fort Dodge Senior High in 2002.  Seth participated in football, basketball and track in high school.  His fondest memories of high school are “All the special moments that I shared with my teammates and coaches in all the sports I participated in. Doesn’t matter if it was a win or loss and in joy or disappointment, those are the memories that will last forever for me.”  The athletic honors bestowed upon Seth at Fort Dodge Senior High are: 2002 Henry W. Schultz Award co-recipient, Football:  1st team all-state, 2-time unanimous CIML 1st team all-conference; 3 year starter and varsity letter winner; No. 13 All-Midlands selection by Tom Lemming’s Prep Football Report; Basketball:  3 year varsity letter winner; Track & Field:  Drake relays and state qualifier in the discus; 2002 Iowa prep Class 4A discus champion; FDSH record for the discus at 183’ 3”; 3 year varsity letter winner, and co-captain of all three sports his senior year.  At Iowa State University, Seth went on to amass many prestigious accomplishments.

DANIEL DAVIES TAYLOR graduated from Fort Dodge Senior High in 2002.  Dan was active in track, cross country, swimming and played baseball for one year as well.  Dan’s athletic honors while attending FDSH are:  State cross country champion in 2001; state track champion in the 3200 and 1600 in 2002; 2002 Drake Relays champion in the 3200 and 1600;   2002 Drake Relays most outstanding high school male athlete; Henry W. Schultz co-winner; 2001 CIML Cross Country Champion; in 2002, the 3200, 1600, and 800 CIML Track Champion.  He also achieved many awards as a member of the Iowa State Cross Country team. His greatest memory is, “winning the state cross country title in Fort Dodge in 2001 and my first day of cross country practice my freshman year, realizing how much fun running was and realizing that I had a long way to go to be competitive.”

MEGAN PAULSON is a 2003 graduate of Fort Dodge Senior High.  Megan participated in softball, volleyball, and basketball while in high school.  Megan’s  most memorable athletic experience was being able to play softball side by side with her sister, Morgan, for three years; as well as making it to the state softball tournament for the first time her junior year in 2002. The athletic honors bestowed upon Megan while a Dodger include: 2001 – first team all-conference, first team all-district, and 5th team all-state (softball); 2002 – first team all-conference, first team all-district, and first team all-state (softball); 2003 – first team all-conference, first team all-district, first team all-state, elite all-state team, and member of Iowa Senior All Stat Team (softball); Two time All-Tournament Team selection in 2002 and 2003 State Softball Tournament. Megan continued to play softball at Winona State University in Minnesota.

CHARLES MAHMODE BODADY graduated from Fort Dodge Senior High School in 1991.  His high school accomplishments include 1st team all-state football his senior year; 2nd team all-state football his junior year; MVP of Big 8 Conference his senior year, all state in track, member of 3rd and 4th place team in track, wrestling team member, and held national record for fall – 5 seconds.  Charles played basketball as a freshman, wrestled the next three years and was in track and football all four years.  Charles went to Iowa Central Community College and was awarded all-conference honors in football and MVP in the league.  He then played at Western Illinois where he was voted most inspirational player his senior year.  Charles also played six years of arena football in Lincoln, Nebraska, for the Lincoln Lightning IFL.

NICKOLE DILLARD graduated from Fort Dodge Senior High in 1991.  Nickole played basketball, volleyball, and ran track in high school. Her most memorable event as a Dodger is participating in the state basketball tournament and winning the 100m at state in a photo finish!  Nickole’s high school accomplishments include: 4 time state track qualifier, state champion in the long jump in 1989; state champion in 100 m in 1991, completed the season undefeated in the 100m and her school records for the long jump and 100m still stand; leading the team to the state basketball tournament in 1991.  She led the tournament in steals and remains in the top 10 all-time to this day.  She was selected for the All-Tournament Team in 1991.  She was also selected for two all-star teams including the Iowa/Oklahoma all-star game in 1991.  She was 3rd team all-state her senior year, received the Florence Nordman Award, and received a full athletic scholarship to UNI.  While at UNI, Nickole was a 4 time letter winner in basketball and earned numerous awards in both basketball and track.

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