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Peters in mid-season form after 6 practices

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AMES — A lack of practice didn’t appear to bother South Hamilton senior Logan Peters at yesterday’s Iowa State High School Boys’ Classic. Because of the extended basketball season, Peters has been with the Hawks’ track and field team for just one week. But six practices later, the ...

Harfst owns the 800, Lynx third at indoor meet

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HUMBOLDT — If one meet is any indication, then last season was just the tip of the iceberg for Max Harfst. The Webster City middle distance runner put the finishing touches on a banner 2018 season with a trip to the state track and field meet in the 800 meters last May. And on Friday, he ...

Shanks named Webster City activities director

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WEBSTER CITY — Joe Shanks has accepted the permanent position of activities director at Webster City, and the hire was approved by the school board Monday night. Shanks has served as the interim athletic director at Webster City since Jan. 1. His interim contract was initially set to run ...

Friest, Woodall and Diersen are all-HOIC picks

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JEWELL — The South Hamilton girls’ basketball team received three awards from the Heart of Iowa Conference at season’s end. Senior forward Sydney Friest was named to the all-HOIC second team by the league’s coaches. Classmates Breanne Diersen and Rylee Woodall were both honorable ...

(FIRST) TEAM GUY

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Conner Hill could have been rebellious, a pain in the you-know-what. Most 15, 16 and 17 year olds in his situation would have taken that route. Here was a kid with immense basketball talent, a two-way player that would have been The Guy on most Class 2A teams across the state. He could have ...

PETERS ADDS ONE MORE HONOR TO LOADED RESUME

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JEWELL — Logan Peters will graduate in a little more than two months and when he exits the South Hamilton halls for the final time he’ll take with him one of the most decorated athletic resumes in school history. That’s not an opinion, just a fact. He added one more bullet point to ...

Jake Hilmer, D.J. Carton share Mr. Basketball honor

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WEBSTER CITY — North Linn’s Jake Hilmer and Bettendorf’s D.J. Carton were named co-Mr. Basketball by the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association today. Of the 49 media members and coaches that voted, Hilmer and Carton received an equal number of votes. The decision was ultimately made to ...

Hill named to 2A all-tournament team

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DES MOINES — Conner Hill would have liked to have been in uniform when he stepped onto the court inside Wells Fargo Arena one final time Friday evening, but the smile on his face showed that he was content with what he was able to accomplish. Following a three-game stretch that will long ...

Todd Coy receives award from IHSAA

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DES MOINES — In the past six months, South Hamilton has enjoyed a 24-win volleyball season, placed third at the boys’ state cross country meet, reached the state football playoffs and collected a third-place trophy at the boys’ state basketball tournament. One individual has been a ...

Hoversten, Steen on all-NCC first team

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WEBSTER CITY — As the lone holdover in the starting lineup when the season began, expectations placed upon the shoulders of Webster City senior center Henry Hoversten were high this winter. And he delivered. Following a season in which he led the Lynx in points and rebounds, the 6-foot-6 ...

Hawks’ Peters, Hill snag first-team all-HOIC honors

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JEWELL — Six all-Heart of Iowa Conference accolades and 10 academic all-conference honors are what awaited league champion South Hamilton at season’s end. Following their third straight HOIC championship, the Hawks picked up first-team awards for senior guards Logan Peters and Conner ...

WINNERS

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DES MOINES — A question served as South Hamilton’s team motto all season and it was one of the final things head coach Nathan Hill asked his players as they mulled around the locker room Wednesday night following a heartbreaking loss to Boyden-Hull in the Class 2A state semifinals. How ...

The Nathan Hill era at South Hamilton reminiscent of Camelot

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Don’t let it be forgot, that once there was a spot, for one brief shining moment was known as Camelot. With a lump lodged firmly in his throat, Nathan Hill knew the question was coming before it ever escaped my lips as we stood alone in the back hallway of Wells Fargo Arena yesterday ...

1 SHOT SHORT

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DES MOINES — Conner Hill knew the moment the ball left his hands. As the large South Hamilton faithful bit its fingernails in the background, he knew. It was short. And just like that, South Hamilton had fallen short too. Hill’s contested 3-pointer from the right wing just before ...

32 MINUTES AWAY

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DES MOINES — South Hamilton’s trip through the Siouxland Conference will continue this evening in the Class 2A state semifinals at Wells Fargo Arena. After dispatching league member Rock Valley, 73-61, in Monday’s quarterfinals, the third-ranked and second-seeded Hawks (22-1) will set ...

Lutjen’s play off bench key in Hawks quarterfinal win

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DES MOINES — South Hamilton’s crowd was rowdy throughout Monday’s Class 2A state quarterfinal basketball game against Rock Valley, but there was one moment in particular that brought the thunder from the Hawks’ side of Wells Fargo Arena. Midway through the second half, as Rock ...

FINAL FOUR

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DES MOINES — Logan Peters made the early statement. Conner Hill took over completely during the middle stretch. Cole Berg brought it home. And just like that, South Hamilton is in the Final Four, only two victories away from a state championship. The Hawks’ senior trio performed like ...

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

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JEWELL — Basketball is often broken down into a numbers game, so let’s play one right now. 67-3: That’s South Hamilton’s record playing outside of Wells Fargo Arena over the last three seasons. 0-2: The Hawks’ record over that same span inside the home of the state ...