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THE COACHING TREE

February 25, 2016 WEBSTER CITY — Marty McKinney is a confident basketball coach, in his own abilities and his team. Insecurities? There are none. more »»

SECOND-HALF SHOWSTOPPERS

February 24, 2016 WEBSTER CITY — Webster City’s run to an 18-win regular season wasn’t about gimmicks or playing above its abilities. When the Lynx defense is good, the team is good. more »»

Hawks make it rain 3’s, bomb R-S by 27

February 24, 2016 GILBERT — The ball hadn’t even left Marco Balderas’ hands and Collin Hill already had his arms in the air signaling a 3-pointer as time ticked down in the third quarter last night. more »»

Let me introduce you to the Drake Doolittle I’ve come to know

February 23, 2016 From the moment the doors opened Thursday morning until the time the clean-up crew began its job late Saturday night, I was inside Wells Fargo Arena to see every minute of the 2016 Iowa state... more »»

CALL HIM CHAMP!

February 22, 2016 DES MOINES — The moment when great expectations met reality occurred at 9:32 p.m. Saturday night. There was a flex. A thunderous clap. A double-fingered point to the stands. Another flex. more »»

Lawson vows to be back after finals loss to nationally-ranked Isley

February 22, 2016 DES MOINES — As a sophomore in 2014, Albia’s Carter Isley felt the sting of the championship-night setback — just his second loss on the season — in front of thousands of fans inside Wells Fargo... more »»

Doolittle caps tumultuous week with five straight wins, bronze medal

February 22, 2016 DES MOINES — For the briefest of moments — the amount of time it takes to go from a crouched to standing position — Drake Doolittle let his emotions bubble to the surface Saturday morning inside... more »»

Hawks deal with their own version of ‘Black Friday’ at state tourney

February 22, 2016 DES MOINES — Black Friday is supposed to be on the calendar in late November. South Hamilton wrestling coach Dan Brodie may move it to mid-February. more »»

Second season starts for 18-2 Lynx boys

February 22, 2016 WEBSTER CITY — A regular season of very few road bumps led the Webster City boys’ basketball team to an 18-2 record and a North Central Conference championshi. more »»

No. 4 Ballard ousts WCHS girls from regionals, 61-33

February 22, 2016 HUXLEY — Fourth-ranked Ballard allowed Webster City to hang around early, but then dropped the hammer in the second and third quarters on its way to a Class 4A Region 6 semifinal victory on its home... more »»

No. 1 Dinsdale, No. 2 Lawson advance to state quarters for Lynx

February 19, 2016 DES MOINES — Gavin Dinsdale hadn’t been on the mat for 30 seconds when he hit a throw by, picked up North Fayette Valley’s Jordan Baumler and flung him to the ground with authority. Message made. more »»

Hawks' Peters still in pursuit of gold

February 19, 2016 DES MOINES — The bright lights, big city feel of Wells Fargo Arena has a way of collapsing on top of wrestlers who perhaps aren’t quite ready for the spectacle that is the Iowa state tournament. more »»

THE CHAMPS ARE HERE!

February 18, 2016 WEBSTER CITY — Sharing is for little kids in the sandbox, not athletes in pursuit of a championshi. more »»

Doolittle in the state field

February 18, 2016 WEBSTER CITY — The call came in a little after 5 p.m. more »»

Lynx survive, pick up first postseason win in 8 years

February 18, 2016 WEBSTER CITY — Eight years is a long time to wait for something. more »»

HE’S A BULLDOG

February 16, 2016 WEBSTER CITY — Combining his commitment to academics and his love for the game of football, Webster City senior Victor Jergens has found the perfect fit for his future. Hello, Drake University. more »»

Dinsdale heads to state as title favorite, Nokes and Lawson also punch tickets

February 15, 2016 WEBSTER CITY — Gavin Dinsdale isn’t used to staring up at the lights on a wrestling mat and yet, for a fraction of a second, that’s where he found himself during the 220-pound championship match at... more »»

Doolittle waits to see if he’s state bound

February 15, 2016 WEBSTER CITY — Webster City freshman and top-ranked (Class 2A) 113-pounder Drake Doolittle sits in limbo as he waits to see if he’ll get the chance to battle for a state wrestling title later this... more »»

Efficient Lynx blast ’Cats, claim share of NCC crown

February 15, 2016 HUMBOLDT — The evolution of Sean Vogelbacher’s game happened sometime between Dec. 19 and Jan. 7. more »»

Hawks’ Peters, Hetland push on to state

February 15, 2016 MANSON — Perhaps a bit nervous early, Luke Peters settled in and delivered the dominant show that was expected of him here on Saturday during a Class 1A district wrestling tournament. more »»

 
 
 

 

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