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Lynx fend off a game bunch of ’Cats, advance to 3A district final

GILBERT — Ty Schnathorst preferred to bat in the lead-off spot, but he played it cool and mature when he was dropped from No. 1 to No. 9 in the Webster City batting order a few weeks ago. “No (he didn’t like it), but I definitely saw where (head coach Adison Kehoe) was coming from,” ...

Hawks’ Cinderella run ends in 2A district final

STATE CENTER — The clock finally struck midnight on South Hamilton’s improbable and thrilling postseason baseball run Saturday night. But not before the Hawks put an early scare into West Marshall and gave the program an infusion of some much-needed energy. South Hamilton (10-19) ...

What’s The Secret To Success?

For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, ‘It might have been’. Webster City athletic director and head football coach Bob Howard uses this quote as motivation for all of the boys who participate in high school athletics. Participation is key and the programs need ...

Familiar foe awaits Lynx in 3A district opener

WEBSTER CITY — The chess match begins this evening. Fresh off winning the North Central Conference championship earlier this week, the Webster City baseball team will take a four-game winning streak into its Class 3A District 3 semifinal match-up against longtime rival Humboldt. They will ...

SHOCK HAWKS

DIKE — There were multiple times when Zeke Balderas could have succumbed to the pressure Tuesday night. When he balked for the first time and stared at two Dike-New Hartford base runners in the fourth inning, that could have been his undoing. But it wasn’t. When he issued a walk, was ...

Lynx cap magical 18-4 regular season by beating Boone

WEBSTER CITY — The Webster City baseball team took down Boone Tuesday night at Lynx Field to close out its regular season in style. The Lynx rallied from a 5-2 deficit to win, 6-5. A slick double play featuring Noah McKinney and Romel Martinez ended the game. After diving towards ...

Moss and Wintermote land spots on all-HOIC first team

WEBSTER CITY — A fourth-place finish in the Heart of Iowa Conference and a 20-win season was capped by five all-conference accolades for the South Hamilton softball team this week. The Hawks, who saw their season end in a Class 2A regional semifinal this past Saturday, picked up a pair of ...

IT’S ALL OURS!

WEBSTER CITY — Ty Schnathorst jumped into the arms of one teammate and then another. He was on the receiving end of a form tackle by teammate Jordan Tanner and he lifted himself off the turf with a smile on his face as music blared in the background at Lynx Field late Monday night. The ...

Flaws and Nerland named to all-NCC softball first team

WEBSTER CITY — Webster City secured two spots on the all-North Central Conference softball first team and collected four awards in all, it was announced today. Junior first baseman Cassidy Nerland and junior left fielder Haley Flaws were tabbed as first-team choices for the Lynx. Freshman ...

No. 13 Hawks exit in regional semifinal round for second straight year

CONRAD — The tears cascaded down like sheets of rain as the South Hamilton players consoled one another with hugs and encouraging words in shallow right field as the sun began to set Friday evening. They were tears of sadness, no doubt, as the realization that the season was over hit them ...

Will Lynx be outright NCC champs, or will they have to share?

WEBSTER CITY — The North Central Conference baseball championship is already in the clutches of Webster City. All that’s left to be answered is whether or not the Lynx be forced to share. Co-champions — that’s precisely what Algona has in mind. WCHS (16-4, 11-2 NCC) and Algona ...

Hawks oust South Hardin, No. 4 D-NH next in 2A district semis

BEAMAN — It wasn’t always pretty, particularly early on, but the South Hamilton baseball team did what it needed to survive and advance here Saturday night. A 12-hit barrage offset six errors, as the Hawks took command in the third inning and went on to fly past South Hardin, 12-5, in a ...

LYNX WIN FIRST NCC TITLE IN 17 YEARS

WEBSTER CITY — Rookie head baseball coach Adison Kehoe holds the distinction of playing on the last Webster City team to reach the Class 3A state tournament. But even with all of the success he had as a player, he never won a North Central Conference championship. Lynx players 1, head ...

NEVER ANY DOUBT

JEWELL — After striking out the side in the first inning, Taylor Volkmann whipped off her mask and flashed a wide grin to catcher Breanne Diersen as they high-fived on their way to the dugout Wednesday night. That smile was a little wider when Volkmann did it again in the third inning. By ...

Lynx bounced from Class 4A regional by Waverly-SR

WAVERLY — The Webster City softball team was sound and, arguably, the sharper team for 61⁄2 innings here last night. It’s that other half-inning that will be difficult to erase from the memory. Waverly-Shell Rock finally broke through in its half of the fifth inning and it was all ...

Pitching, defense come together for Hawks in win over R-S

STORY CITY — When you get right down to the nitty gritty, prep baseball is a relatively simple game. Throw strikes. Make plays. And win. Oh, it can get complicated, but the majority of the time the team that can play clean is going to be the one smiling when the final out is ...

WHERE DID THEY ALL GO?

WEBSTER CITY — High school sports all over the country are in danger of not having enough referees and officials to work games. The number of high school sporting officials is declining at an alarming rate and this doesn’t only involve one sport, but all sports across the board. “I’m ...

WCHS softball makes it five straight NCC wins

WEBSTER CITY — Single runs in the first and third innings, and two more in the fifth carried Webster City to its fifth consecutive North Central Conference softball victory last night at Lynx Field. Plenty of offense from the top of the Lynx order carried the team past Iowa Falls-Alden, ...

IF-A handles Lynx, NCC baseball lead dwindles

WEBSTER CITY — Webster City ran into a hot pitcher in Iowa Falls-Alden senior Kolten Peterson last night at Lynx Field and, just like that, its cushion in the North Central Conference evaporated. Peterson allowed just six hits and struck out nine batters to propel the Cadets (8-13, 5-5 ...