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WEBSTER CITY — The South Hamilton boys’ basketball team has been well aware of the target on its back since the start of preseason practice. Now there’s a number associated with that target. The Hawks are ranked fifth in the opening Associated Press Class 2A poll of the season, which ...

Feast or Famine

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WEBSTER CITY — Six minutes of battling for position and brawling for points took a backseat to a good old fashioned pin fest inside the WCHS gymnasium Saturday afternoon. Falls were the norm at the 10th annual Dick Kennedy Memorial Duals. Some were fast, others took time, but eventually ...

Offense comes easy to Hawks in rout of Nevada

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NEVADA — Connor Hill was a bit taken aback as he brought the ball up the floor early in the first quarter here Friday night. Nathan Hill, his dad and coach, felt the same way. Immediately, both knew what Nevada didn’t: the Cubs were in trouble. Nevada opted to play Hill, South ...

Cubs keep win streak over SH girls intact, but barely

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NEVADA — One big toe and a few unfortunate bounces off the rim stood in the way of the South Hamilton girls’ basketball team ending a seven-year losing streak Friday night. In the end, it was just another Nevada victory, the 14th in a row since the Hawks last prevailed back on Dec. 22, ...

Lynx stage big rally vs. Ballard, handle DCG

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INDIANOLA — A furious rally over the final four weights in the opening dual of the night catapulted the Webster City wrestling team to a successful evening on the mats here last night. Trailing Ballard 35-15 when the lineup turned over to the lightweights for the final four matches, WCHS ...

Hawks top Saydel, fall to Norsemen and Tigerhawks

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STORY CITY — Helped by a heavy dose of forfeits, the South Hamilton wrestling team was able to pick up one dual victory here last night. The Hawks accumulated 36 free points and also received a victory on the mat by sophomore Lane Swenson to topple Heart of Iowa Conference rival Saydel, ...

Lynx rebounding struggles continue in loss to Titans

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WEBSTER CITY — Rebounding is all about grit, will and want more than anything else. And, right now, the Webster City boys’ basketball team is still trying to find all three. For the second time in as many outings, the Lynx had a tough time crashing the glass and were overwhelmed by a ...

No. 7 SCC handles mentally tired Lynx girls

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WEBSTER CITY — The grind of facing three top-10 teams during the opening 11 days of the season caught up to the Webster City girls’ basketball team inside the WCHS gymnasium Tuesday night. The players’ faces and body language spoke volumes. After battling eighth-ranked (Class 4A) ...

Berg makes a splash in season debut, Hawks put clamps on R-S

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STORY CITY — Welcome back, Cole Berg. Coming off a knee injury during the football season that left him on the sideline during South Hamilton’s opening three basketball games, the senior guard made his highly-anticipated return to the court here Tuesday night and played like he was in ...

Slow start costly for SH girls in loss to Norse

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STORY CITY — A slow start and too many turnovers ultimately cost the South Hamilton girls’ basketball team a chance at an upset here Tuesday night. Eighth-ranked (Class 3A) Roland-Story jumped out to a 17-7 lead after one quarter and forced 24 turnovers that translated into some easy ...

Phetxoumphone, Doolittle and Olson bring home titles from DCG

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GRIMES — He wears the smallest singlet, but he’s among the Webster City wrestlers with the biggest upside. The Camron Phetxoumphone era has begun. And it’s off to a rousing start. Despite a size disadvantage in the 106-pound weight class — Phetxoumphone, pronounced Pet-Sen-Pon, ...

Hill’s A Player

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JEWELL — Conner Hill is all grown up. And, right now, he’s playing basketball like he’s the biggest guy on the court. The 6-foot senior point guard was a Ginsu knife on Coach Jim Marsh Court Friday night, as he sliced and diced the Greene County defense whenever he wanted to in ...

Lynx miffed by another close call vs. top-10 team

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WEBSTER CITY — Disappointed doesn’t cut it. Upset isn’t correct either. At this point, after two close, but no cigar performances, the members of the Webster City girls’ basketball team are straight up mad. For the second time in three outings, the Lynx pushed a top-10 team deep into ...

Early run, balance lifts SH girls to 19-point win

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JEWELL — Mark Henderson readily admits that, a year ago, he centered his offense too much around one player. It’s something he intended to rectify this season. So far the results are positive. With a free-flowing offense that allows guards to be aggressive and forwards to attack the ...

PREP BRIEFS: SH HAWKS HOOPS, WCHS LYNX WRESTLING

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HAWK BOYS SURVIVE AGAINST TROJANS: The 30th consecutive regular season victory was anything but easy for the South Hamilton boys’ basketball team Saturday night in State Center. Up by eight points with under one minute remaining, the Hawks (3-0) hung on by the skin of their teeth for a ...

Cowboys sweep NCC triangular, Lynx take in on the chin twice

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CLARION — Sometimes you thrive on the fall, and sometimes you, well, fall because of the fall. The Webster City wrestling team suffered the latter in its season debut last night. The Lynx gave up 12 pins on the night and suffered a pair of North Central Conference dual losses, 48-30 to ...

Lynx girls start NCC trek vs. No. 6 Algona

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WEBSTER CITY — A journey through the early-season gauntlet continues for the Webster City girls’ basketball team this evening when its faces off with its second top-10 opponent in the opening week of the campaign. And it will actually get more challenging over the next two weeks. The ...