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WCHS No. 6 in 3A for third week in a row

WEBSTER CITY — For the third straight week, the Webster City football team finds itself in the No. 6 slot in the Associated Press Class 3A poll, which was released yesterday afternoon. The likelihood of the Lynx making it four straight weeks is slim to none. With a showdown against No. ...

24-1, Not Bad

WEBSTER CITY — At some point, probably a year or two down the road, Cooper Lawson says he’ll sit down and think about what he’s helped the Webster City football team accomplish over the past four years. For now, he’s focusing on the present and future, not the past. “I don’t ...

Hawks handle Panthers, hang in playoff contention

JEWELL — The state playoffs are still weeks away, and yet each and every time the South Hamilton football team steps onto the field it feels like season is on the line. Can that be stressful? Sure it can. Can it also be motivating? Absolutely. And with each win, the next game only ...

Hawks sloppy, still sweep Madrid

JEWELL — Whether it was a line-drive the screamed as it crossed the net or a blooper that barely trickled to the other side of the court, the South Hamilton volleyball team seemed to do everything right from behind the service line last night on Coach Jim Marsh Court. The Hawks needed ...

Lynx lack the firepower to hang with Cowgirls

CLARION — A difficult early stretch in the North Central Conference continued to get the better of the Webster City volleyball team here last night. Utilizing a strong front row, Clarion-Goldfield-Dows put away the Lynx in three quick sets, 25-15, 25-16, 25-13. The Cowgirls (17-6, 3-1 ...

Lynx, Hawks compete at R-S Invite

STORY CITY — Short-handed, the ninth-ranked (Class 2A) South Hamilton boys’ cross country team fell back in the pack and allowed Webster City to jump in front at yesterday’s Roland-Story Invitational. Hawks’ freshman Ty Skartvedt was unable to finish the race due to illness at River ...

No. 6 Lynx living off high-octane O, long TD’s

WEBSTER CITY — It’s a preposterous statistic, one that screams for a second round of calculations. Webster City’s average — average! — yards per play on its touchdowns: 40.05. It’s not like the sixth-ranked (Class 3A) Lynx have only scored a couple of touchdowns either; that ...

SH football has no room for error

JEWELL — Corey Klemp doesn’t shy away from the fact that his South Hamilton football team has its sights set on the playoffs. To get there, the Hawks’ head coach knows that there’s no more room for error. “The elephant in the room is this senior class wants to make the playoffs ...

Licea’s best race of season gets her eighth at WM Invite

STATE CENTER — Yolanda Licea is still in the infancy of her cross country career and, race by race, she’s learning the tricks of the trade. It all came together for the South Hamilton freshman on the steep hills of Lincoln Valley Golf Course Tuesday evening, as she fought through the ...

WCHS No. 6 in 3A for second straight week

WEBSTER CITY — The Webster City football team remained ranked No. 6 in the latest Associated Press Class 3A poll that was released yesterday afternoon. The Lynx (4-0, 2-0 District 2) garnered 59 voting points from the statewide panel of writers and broadcasters. They hold a comfortable ...

Another 300-yard game for Williams in Lynx rout

JEFFERSON — Zane Williams was oblivious to the feat he had achieved — that never-before hurdle he galloped over with ease — as he stood on the turf at Linduska Field late Friday night. “I don’t know, was I even close to 200 yards?” Williams asked as he pushed his sweat-saturated ...

Second-ranked Van Meter hands Hawks first loss

VAN METER — It was a reality check, but one that plenty of other teams have faced and will face down the road. South Hamilton isn’t alone. Looking to pull off an improbable upset, the Hawks were pushed back onto their heels early on and they could never recover in a 42-0 whipping at ...

Lynx unable to finish, come home from tournament winless

The Daily Freeman-Journal FOREST CITY — Webster City volleyball coach Jess Howard walked away from Saturday’s Forest City Invite both encouraged and frustrated. It was encouraging that her team was able to contend for victories by winning the first set in three of its five ...

Why is the 3rd quarter so special?

WEBSTER CITY — The third quarter has been good — no, check that, it’s been great — to the sixth-ranked Webster City football team so far this season, but there’s a couple different ways to look at that phenomenon. There’s the optimistic approach: The Lynx have been able to ...

’Cats bury Lynx, win 22nd straight in NCC

WEBSTER CITY — It’s a new season with almost a completely new team, and yet it’s the same result. Humboldt doesn’t rebuild its volleyball program. It simply reloads. The three-time defending North Central Conference champion Wildcats increased their league winning streak to 22 ...

South Hamilton Briefs

HAWK BOYS THIRD AT CLEAR LAKE: The No. 8-ranked (Class 2A) South Hamilton boys’ cross country team placed third at yesterday’s Clear Lake Invite. The host and ninth-ranked (3A) Lions won the meet, followed by 14th-ranked (3A) Humboldt. No. 11-ranked (2A) Garner-Hayfield/Ventura was ...

Hawks look to mix it up against No. 2 Van Meter

JEWELL — Run, run, run. And when that’s done, run some more. That’s been the offensive philosophy adopted by the South Hamilton football team during this first half of the season and so far it’s paid off. The Hawks are 3-0 for the first time in a decade and rank among the top-10 ...

Lynx face premier field at Mike Carr Invite

HUXLEY — Difficult terrain and fields loaded with premier runners and teams made it tough sledding for the Webster City girls’ and boys’ cross country teams Monday at the Ballard Golf and Country Club. The newly named Mike Carr Invitational featured a slew of ranked teams, and ...

Myers plays through pain to take the trophy back home

Boone Myers’ eyes said it all as they darted back and forth on the slow walk from the Iowa sideline over to a corner of Jack Trice Stadium that was littered with Iowa fans Saturday afternoon in Ames. Just try to take this trophy from me. Just try. No one did. The Cy-Hawk trophy was ...