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WILLIAMS: HE’S BAAACK!

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WEBSTER CITY — The days leading up to a game are always stressful for Webster City head football coach Bob Howard, but the football gods delivered to him a 6-foot-1, 185-pound present just in time for his team’s most important game of the season. Welcome back, Zane Williams. You’ve ...

SHORT AND SWEEP

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WEBSTER CITY — Cassidy Nerland and Halle Mason were two happy teenagers, more focused on their post-match meal than they were their next opponent as they prepared to exit the Mason City High School gymnasium Wednesday night. The Webster City seniors had earned their smiles. With their ...

It’s a state meet 3-peat for the sixth-ranked Hawks

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DIKE — Josiah Brown is not usually a talkative guy and that’s why South Hamilton head cross country coach Darrell Paulsen knew just how excited his only senior was as the Hawks made the trek back to Jewell yesterday evening. “I heard Josiah talk more after the race and on the bus than ...

Lynx unable to break through to state meet at Spencer qualifier

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SPENCER — The state cross country meet will go on next weekend without Webster City. Facing a loaded field of quality teams and individuals at yesterday’s Class 3A State Qualifying meet, the Lynx were unable to make a push towards the front and their season ended at the Spencer ...

Lynx take momentum into 4A regional opener

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WEBSTER CITY — The season and careers of four seniors will be on the line this evening when the Webster City volleyball team travels to Mason City to open up regional play. The Lynx (8-25) will take on Mason City (2-25) in a Class 4A Region 5 quarterfinal in the Mohawks’ gymnasium at 7 ...

Football Briefs: Webster City Lynx

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LYNX JV WINS: Garrett Whitmore went on two long touchdown excursions and the Webster City junior varsity football team knocked off Iowa Falls-Alden, 24-14, on Monday. Whitmore ripped off scoring runs of 95 and 31 yards, and Trey Mathis added a pair of two-point runs in the first half to ...

Lynx, Hawks in AP top 10 in respective classes

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WEBSTER CITY — Both Daily Freeman-Journal area football teams are ranked by the Associated Press for the first time this season. In the latest poll that was released yesterday afternoon, Webster City jumped up one spot to No. 9 in the Class 3A rankings and South Hamilton entered the 1A top ...

No. 10 Lynx run IF-A into ground in 56-point blowout

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WEBSTER CITY — Pick a Webster City tailback, any Webster City tailback, and the odds are good he sliced through the Iowa Falls-Alden defense like a Ginsu knife through warm butter Friday night at Lynx Field. Play after play, drive after drive, the 10th-ranked (Class 3A) Lynx ushered the ...

Hawks punish Wildcats, roll to fourth straight win

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STUART — Week after week, the South Hamilton football team has found itself in must-win situations if it wants to cements its status as a state playoffs qualifier. And week after week, the Hawks have answered those challenges. Following a Week 4 loss to second-ranked Van Meter, South ...

RIVALRY WEEK

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WEBSTER CITY — With its postseason life still on the line, the Webster City football team understands that it can’t afford to take one play, one quarter, or one game for granted. No matter what the preconceived notions may be. Sitting in a second-place tie with Boone in the Class 3A ...

Hawks deck Rams in 3 sets on Senior Night

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JEWELL — Six South Hamilton volleyball seniors went out with a flourish last night, as they were all on the floor early in the Hawks quick sweep of Heart of Iowa Conference rival Greene County on Coach Jim Marsh Court. Anna Moss, Katie Johnson, Makayla Cavan, Chloe Barkema, Anna Ervin and ...

HAWKS’ SECRET WEAPON?

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JEWELL — DJ Klonglan isn’t a big kid, but he sure plays that way. The South Hamilton junior running back is listed at 5-foot-8, 155 pounds on the team’s program. Hawks’ head coach Corey Klemp admits that 5-8 might be a stretch, and 155, yeah, that’s probably a little generous, ...

It’s Groundhog Day for Bultena, Lynx boys at NCC meet

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ALGONA — The meet wasn’t held in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, and Tyler Bultena isn’t Phil Connors, the fictional character portrayed by Bill Murray that cinematic fans grew to love, but in many ways it was the Webster City boys’ cross country team’s version of Groundhog Day here on ...

No. 5-ranked Hawk boys a disappointing 3rd at HOIC

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JEWELL — Sprinting at the sound of the gun and pushing the pace until his lungs burn and his legs turn to rubber, that’s the strategy that South Hamilton junior Logan Peters usually goes with when he steps onto a cross country course. A conservative game plan, that’s not his style ...

Licea breaks own school record, Hawk girls 7th at HOIC

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JEWELL — With bright — and we’re talking really, really bright — red hair bouncing in the wind with each stride, it wasn’t difficult to pick South Hamilton freshman Yolanda Licea out of the crowd of 119 runners at Monday’s Heart of Iowa Conference meet. At the rate she’s ...

One dominant set not enough for Lynx in regular season finale

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ALGONA — The second set, now that was the volleyball team that Webster City head coach Jess Howard says is capable of competing with the elite programs around the state. Sustaining it, that was the problem. Webster City put together a dominant second set against Algona Monday night, ...

Lynx return to AP Class 3A top 10 after a one-week absence

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WEBSTER CITY — After finding itself outside of the Associated Press Class 3A top 10 for the first time all season a week ago, the Webster City football team returned in the latest poll released yesterday afternoon. The Lynx (6-1) snuck into the No. 10 spot thanks in large part to its ...

BIZARRO BALL

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PERRY — Caked in mud to the point that the No. 23 on the back of his jersey was barely visible, Caleb Olson had a smile on his face as he reminisced about the good old days while he stood in the center of the swamp at Dewey Field late Friday night. Webster City’s Class 3A District 2 ...