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The Future?

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CLARION — A bit nervous as she walked towards the pitcher’s circle for her first North Central Conference start, Jenna Miller was able to keep the butterflies in check and do her job Wednesday evening. And in the process, Webster City may have found its pitcher for the ...

Lynx a PAT away from a 3-TD win over CGD

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CLARION — This was an offensive explosion on steroids, the type of performance not seen every day or every season. Maybe not even every decade. North Central Conference-leading Webster City racked up hits and runs at a dizzying pace Wednesday evening and the result was a 20-0, ...

Hawks firepower on display, C-N dispatched in 6

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JEWELL — Just how good has Alissa Moss been at the plate for South Hamilton this summer? Her work with the bat is beginning to overshadow her defense. Long known as one of the area’s top center fielders, and arguably in the state, the Hawks’ lead-off hitter has added to her arsenal ...

SH baseball team dealt humbling blow in 10-run loss to C-N

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JEWELL — The wheels have wobbled for weeks. They finally fell off Tuesday night. The only question that needs to be asked: Is there enough time for repairs? That’s what South Hamilton head baseball coach Kyle Galetich wanted to know as he huddled with his players in center field for ...

Sleepwalk early, wide awake late

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WEBSTER CITY — The message came through loud and clear, first when the players were in the field in the top of the third inning and again as they huddled just outside the dugout door prior to batting in the bottom half of the third. Wake up. That’s what Webster City head baseball ...

TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE

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WEBSTER CITY — Webster City fell one run short against Hampton-Dumont on the softball diamond on Monday night. The Bulldogs left Webster City victorious after beating the Lynx, 5-4. Webster City was silent throughout most of the game, but went out with a bang. The Lynx succeeded ...

Hawks out play No. 8 Mustangs, but lose

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ROLAND — The irritation — and that’s putting it nicely — was apparent on the faces of the South Hamilton softball players as they exited the dugout and looked for a shaded spot to decompress on a steamy afternoon Friday. In control from the moment Alissa Moss cranked a lead-off solo ...

Lynx drop first two games, then end long skid at tourney

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MARTENSDALE — A couple costly errors in the opening game were the difference between a 2-1 and 1-2 day for the Webster City softball team at Saturday’s Martensdale-St. Marys Tournament. The Lynx had five wobbles in the field that ended their chances of knocking off Southeast Valley in ...

TEAM TO BEAT

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WEBSTER CITY — Adison Kehoe put himself out on a ledge back in January when he addressed his baseball players at an informal get together. “I told my boys, ‘You guys are the best team in the North Central Conference if you play to your ability.’ Point blank, that’s what I said,” ...

No. 2 Humboldt jumps on Lynx early, cruises

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WEBSTER CITY — The Webster City softball team was unable to come out on top after a hard-fought game against second-ranked (Class 3A) Humboldt on Wednesday night. Humboldt left Webster City with a 9-3 North Central Conference victory over the Lynx. Take out the first two innings and ...

SH softball bats say loud in 5-inning rout of Tigers

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GILBERT — A four-run first inning set the South Hamilton softball team on a path to its second consecutive victory here Wednesday night. The Hawks (10-4, 6-4 HOIC) ripped three hits in the opening frame and 14 in all en route to an 11-1, five-inning throttling of Gilbert in Heart of Iowa ...

Hawks give up too many free bases in lopsided loss to Gilbert

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GILBERT — Nine free bases on six walks and three plunked batters wounded the South Hamilton baseball team enough that it was unable to hang with Heart of Iowa Conference rival Gilbert Wednesday night. The freebies, combined with eight hits that included a double and a pair of triples, ...

One. Long. Week.

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WEBSTER CITY — It’s Hell Week for head coach Jess Howard and her Webster City softball team, there’s just no other way to say it. Three ranked opponents in three days for a Lynx squad that was heaped in frustrations long before the elite teams started to show up. “(The players) ...

Hewitt goes yard, Hawks win

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JEWELL — It took quality, not quantity, to pull the South Hamilton baseball team out of a three-week slump at the Mike Penning Athletic Complex Tuesday night. The Hawks didn’t generate a bunch of hits — just four, to be exact — but they made them all count in a 9-6 non-conference ...

Slump Buster

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ALLEMAN — Alissa Moss didn’t mean any harm when she blasted a shot right back at North Polk pitcher Sophie Swygman to open the third inning Monday night. The ball careened off the sophomore and appeared to shake her nerves more than anything else. But that one liner was the opening ...

Mad Max: Hackbarth unhittable again

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FORT DODGE — It was only three years ago that Max Hackbarth’s future on the mound was very much in question. Just months before entering high school, the now Webster City junior southpaw went through major surgery on his pitching arm to replace a piece of cartilage that had snapped. ...

Balderas accounts for all of Hawks offense in loss

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JEWELL — It was another frustrating night at the ballpark for the South Hamilton baseball team Monday evening, as the Hawks dropped their seventh consecutive contest, all against Heart of Iowa Conference foes. North Polk unleashed a five-run third inning and then exploded for four more in ...