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MISSING: MEDALS

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DES MOINES — It’s an event and performance that Cassidy Nerland will spend the next 12 months thinking about. Channeled the right way, it could prove to be what tips the scales in her favor as a senior. But, in the present, it’s hard for the Webster City junior not to be ...

Solid performances don’t lead to top-8 finishes for Hawks

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DES MOINES — With one final embrace on the Drake Stadium infield, twin brothers Devon and Jared Fisher put the finishing touches on their prep careers on the state’s premier stage Saturday morning. They may be gone, but they won’t be forgotten. Four appearances each this week at ...

New coach Adison Kehoe to lean on Lynx veteran roster

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WEBSTER CITY — The Adison Kehoe era of Webster City baseball kicks off tonight, as the Lynx will head to Beaman for their season debut against BCLUW. It will be a homecoming of sorts for Kehoe, a WCHS graduate and two-year assistant before taking over the top job this season. In the ...

Hawks come up short in bid to reach 2A state meet

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DIKE — South Hamilton fell short in its bid to secure a spot in the Class 2A boys’ state golf tournament on Friday. Facing a deep and talented field in less than idea playing conditions at the usually benign Fox Ridge Golf Course, the Hawks finished sixth with a 330. They were just nine ...

KLEMP TAKES HIS SHOT

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DES MOINES — Darrell Paulsen had what he thought was a brilliant idea back in late March. He wanted to remove Logan Klemp from the shot put so that the South Hamilton junior could focus his attention on the discus and a couple of relays. Luckily for Paulsen and Klemp, Hawks’ throws ...

Lynx close to medals twice on Day 1 of state meet

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DES MOINES — Haley Flaws had a good — you could even say happy — 17th birthday yesterday inside Drake Stadium. Had her heel cooperated, it would have been great. Flaws, a Webster City junior, fell one spot short of earning a medal in the Class 3A high jump on the opening day of the ...

LYNX WILL GET CHANCE FOR STATE 3-PEAT

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SPENCER — The run at a three-peat is alive and oh-so well. Facing a juggernaut Class 3A district boys’ golf field that included five teams all ranked among the top 11, two-time reigning state champion Webster City finished in the second position at Spencer Golf and Country Club ...

LYNX TENNIS, SOCCER BRIEFS

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LYNX GIRLS END TENNIS SEASON AT REGIONAL: The Webster City girls’ tennis team concluded its season at yesterday’s Class 1A regional singles and doubles tournament in Waverly. The Lynx were unable to produce a victory. McKenna Mitchell and Kayla Hansen took part in the singles draw. ...

Team First Twins

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JEWELL — It’s not inconceivable that Jared Fisher could have qualified for the state track and field meet in two individual events, the Class 2A 200- and 400-meter dashes. He probably had a better than decent chance of winning a medal in the 400, too. His twin brother Devon — the ...

No. 7 Gilbert scores at will, rolls by Lynx

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GILBERT — Gilbert scored quickly and at will on its home pitch Tuesday evening, and there was nothing Webster City could do to slow down the bigger, faster, stronger and more skilled Tigers. With all-state forward Olivia Stearns controlling possession and spinning the Lynx in circles, ...

No. 4 Lynx 18 holes away from fourth straight state berth

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WEBSTER CITY — Webster City’s pursuit of a fourth consecutive trip to the Class 3A state golf tournament will resume today when the Lynx make the long trek to Spencer for a district meet. WCHS, the winner of the last two state championships and No. 4-ranked team in the class, will be ...

Doolittle equally talented on mat, in classroom

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WEBSTER CITY — Drake Doolittle’s prowess on the wrestling mat has been celebrated repeatedly over the last two years, but the secret that not many people know is that he’s just as talented in the classroom. That fact should be lauded equally, and now it has. Doolittle, a Webster City ...

Technique, not strength, will lead Nerland to more state medals

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WEBSTER CITY — There aren’t many girls in Class 3A that possess more power than Webster City junior Cassidy Nerland, but when it comes to the throws it takes more than strength to rise to the top. It’s technique, more technique and even more technique. That’s what Nerland will ...

All reward, no pressure for Cherry, Lynx sprinters

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WEBSTER CITY — If Chad Hisler was a betting man, he would have plunked down his money on Payton Kannuan competing in two events at the state track and field meet this week. Well, Hisler was right. He just got the events wrong. Kannuan, Webster City’s senior dynamo, was expected to ...

Hawk girls move one step closer to state golf meet

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WOODWARD — South Hamilton’s most balanced and consistent round of the season couldn’t have come at a better time. It ensured the Hawks season will continue for at least one more week. It took them one big step closer to the state tournament, too. With all four of its counting ...

Lynx continue to struggle offensively in 4-0 loss to Cardinals

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WEBSTER CITY — Generating offense continued to be a problem for the Webster City girls’ soccer team on Monday when it welcomed Garner-Hayfield/Ventura to the pitch at Lynx Field. For the third time in the last four outings — all setbacks by a combined margin of 25-1 — the Lynx were ...

290: POINT MADE

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WEBSTER CITY — Cracking jokes and laughing, six Webster City golfers in matching white pants, purple polos and white Nike hats strolled down the hill from the 10th tee box towards the green as the parking lot at Briggs Woods Golf Course began to empty Friday afternoon. There was still ...