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Opening night bash

WEBSTER CITY — The bats were popping, but it was a head’s up play on the base paths late in the game that ultimately carried the Webster City softball team to a season-opening victory at Lynx Field Wednesday night. And for missing the majority of the 2016 season with a leg injury, WCHS ...

Brighton resigns as Lynx boys’ golf coach

WEBSTER CITY — Dave Brighton, the head boys’ golf coach at Webster City for the past six seasons, resigned his position on Thursday. “My time at Webster City High School will always been cherished with many great memories of student/athletes, parents, staff and faculty,” Brighton ...

Lynx advance in regional rout, Vogelbacher notches four goals

LATIMER — Sarah Vogelbacher entered yesterday evening’s Class 2A Region 2 quarterfinal girls’ soccer match sitting in third place on Webster City’s all-time scoring list. She exited the field at No. 2, and one more goal would have taken the junior forward all the way to the top. ...

W-G pulls away late, hands Lynx loss in baseball opener

WOODWARD — Trailing 5-4 after 41⁄2 innings, Woodward-Granger plated six runs in its final two at bats to steal a victory away from Webster City in a non-conference baseball game here Wednesday night. The Hawks (2-0) laced three extra-base hits and collected nine hits in all in a 10-6 ...

Moss causes Tigers headaches at top of order, Hawks roll

JEWELL — A second straight strong performance at the plate offset a struggle in the field for the South Hamilton softball team Wednesday night, as the Hawks claimed their first victory of the season at the Mike Penning Athletic Complex. Alissa Moss went 2 for 3 with a triple, two runs ...

Throwing strikes a problem for SH baseball in loss

JEWELL — Gilbert exploited South Hamilton’s inability to consistently throw strikes in a shortened Heart of Iowa Conference baseball game at the Mike Penning Athletic Complex Wednesday night. The Tigers (3-1, 1-1 HOIC) accepted eight walks and lashed eight hits in a 12-1, 5-inning rout ...

SOCCER, DIAMOND BRIEFS

WC BOYS SOCCER SEASON ENDS: Third-ranked Storm Lake scored at will and rolled to a 10-0 win over Webster City in a Class 2A Substate 1 semifinal on the campus of Buena Vista University in Storm Lake on Wednesday. The match — and the Lynx (6-14) season — ended with 22:34 remaining in ...

The golf course has been a sanctuary for Fielder

WEBSTER CITY — Using a borrowed set of Ram irons from friends Alec and Avery Fuhs, and confused by the wicked slice with each swing, Drew Fielder’s love affair with the game of golf began. He was in the sixth grade then and his knowledge of the game was non-existent. He constantly had ...

Patience, determination pay off for Ferrell

WEBSTER CITY — Let’s get this out of the way immediately — this isn’t a pity party for Bryan Ferrell. He’s not asking for it, nor does he want it. But he’s human. So when he’s asked how difficult it was to walk the pristine grounds at Spring Valley Golf Course last May as a ...

Lynx might not be the state favorite, and they’re OK with that

WEBSTER CITY — Connor Shannon has heard the whispers, but he welcomes them and actually smiles when they’re rehashed. Webster City’s dominance of the Class 3A boys’ golf landscape is about to end. Let’s not sugarcoat it; that’s the general feeling everywhere outside of Webster ...

Lynx close out regular season with best effort of spring

WEBSTER CITY — For more than a month the ball never seemed to bounce Webster City’s way. But in the team’s final chance to pick up some momentum prior to the postseason, things finally turned around. The Lynx most spirited effort of the season produced the second win of the season ...

Non-conference the battle for Lynx

WEBSTER CITY — The North Central Conference slate of games will always be at the top of the regular season priority list for the Webster City softball team, but to get a more appealing postseason draw, the Lynx know they need to play with just as much focus in their non-conference games, ...

Mother Nature likely costs Lynx a win

BEAMAN — It doesn’t exist in any tangible form, but where confidence and momentum are concerned, it very much mattered. It will go down as a no contest, wiped from the schedule forever, and yet Webster City got exactly what it needed out of its season-opening baseball game here Monday ...

Lynx boys advance to soccer substate semis with win over Spirit Lake

STORM LAKE — It hasn’t always been an easy season for the Webster City boys’ soccer team, but the Lynx received a jolt of confidence when they needed it most here on Monday. They’ll play on in the postseason because of it. A Dylan Peck goal in the sixth minute gave WCHS the lead ...

Wintermote hits 3-run bomb, but NP rallies from 5-run deficit to stun Hawks

JEWELL — The South Hamilton softball team experienced the good and the bat in its season opener at the Mike Penning Athletic Complex Monday night. The Hawks shelled the ball and hit for power to build a big lead on North Polk, but the Comets utilized the long ball to rally from a 5-0 ...

Hawks struggle at plate in baseball opener against Comets

ALLEMAN — Too many strikeouts and not enough hits in clutch situations led to a season-opening loss for the South Hamilton baseball team here Monday night. North Polk pitchers Colby Cupp, Clark Hood and Ben Rupe combined to fan 11 batters, and the Comets out hit South Hamilton, 7-4, en ...

Hawks fall short in bid to reach 2A state tourney

WINTERSET — A trip to the Class 2A girls’ state golf tournament wasn’t in the cards for South Hamilton, as the Hawks fell short at Monday’s Region 2 final. South Hamilton fired a 426 to finish in third place at Winterset Country Club. The top two teams — 2016 state runner-up ...

Lynx at back of 4A regional field

WATERLOO — Webster City finished at the back of the 12-team Class 4A Region 4 girls’ golf tournament at Gates Park Golf Course on Monday. Dubuque Wahlert fired a 367 to win the regional and Washington was the runner-up with a 381. Both advanced to the state tournament at Elmwood Country ...

MISSING: MEDALS

DES MOINES — It’s an event and performance that Cassidy Nerland will spend the next 12 months thinking about. Channeled the right way, it could prove to be what tips the scales in her favor as a senior. But, in the present, it’s hard for the Webster City junior not to be ...

Solid performances don’t lead to top-8 finishes for Hawks

DES MOINES — With one final embrace on the Drake Stadium infield, twin brothers Devon and Jared Fisher put the finishing touches on their prep careers on the state’s premier stage Saturday morning. They may be gone, but they won’t be forgotten. Four appearances each this week at ...