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Nerland cements spots in next week’s Drake Relays

BAXTER — In all likelihood, Cassidy Nerland had already punched her ticket to the Drake Relays before she ever took her sweats off here last night. But after she was done throwing? Her spot inside Drake Stadium was in the bag. Nerland, a Webster City senior, set a personal record in ...

WCHS wins 4×800, LaSourd two-time bronze medalist at Waukee Invite

WAUKEE — A deep and talented field made earning medals more difficult than usual for the Webster City boys’ track and field team here last night. The Lynx collected just one gold medal and five in all en route to an eighth-place finish in the Class A field at the Waukee Boys ...

Ferrell a 1-under 35 in first round, Lynx fourth at Oskaloosa

OSKALOOSA — The Webster City boys’ golf team was finally able to get its season started yesterday afternoon. The Lynx just had to travel 262 miles round-trip to make it happen. Welcome to the spring in Iowa where Mother Nature rules the roost. WCHS made the long trek to the Oskaloosa ...

Cadets sweep short-handed Lynx on tennis courts

IOWA FALLS — Short-handed from the start, the Webster City boys’ tennis team dropped a meet at love to Iowa Falls-Alden here on Thursday. With just four players in uniform, the Lynx showed promise in several matches, but were ultimately unable to walk away with a win in an 8-0 loss to ...

Hawks finally able to get on course, finish third at meet

JEWELL — Casual snow is not something that’s covered in the rules of golf. Nevertheless, it was something South Hamilton boys’ golf coach Mark Ullestad had to cover with players prior to the start of Tuesday’s meet at the Jewell Golf and Country Club. That’s how desperate the ...

Lynx have no answer for Spartans’ consistency in shutout loss

WEBSTER CITY — Grundy Center’s consistency was too much for Webster City during a girls’ tennis meet at the WCHS courts on Tuesday. The Spartans won all six singles matches by a minimum of five games and fended off one close call in doubles to blank the Lynx, 9-0. “You’ve got to ...

WC native Moenck thrives at Boston Marathon

WEBSTER CITY — It was late Monday evening and Nathan Moenck was having a hard time putting one foot in front of the other. His body was wrecked. But it was so worth it. “My legs are just trashed,” Moenck, a 36-year-old Webster City native and 2000 graduate of Webster City High School, ...

A SHARE … FOR NOW

BY TROY BANNING tbanning@freemanjournal.net MAXWELL — The record-tying goal came quickly, even before the sprinkling of fans began to be chilled by the howling northeasterly winds Friday evening. But after that it was radio silence. The outright record would have to wait. Sarah ...

Lynx beat rain, Bombers

WEBSTER CITY — The rain came in and the players scattered for cover, but by that time the Webster City boys’ soccer team had done enough to pick up its second victory of the season at Lynx Field on Friday. A pair of goals in the initial 18 minutes propelled WCHS to a 2-0 victory over ...

HELD AT LOVE

WEBSTER CITY — Evan Moon has all the shots and they were all on display yesterday afternoon at the WCHS courts. The hard serve. The wicked forehand. The slice backhand. The lunging overhead. North Polk’s lanky lefty put on a show and all Webster City’s Alex Hooker could do was smile ...

Cherry, Tanner crank out two gold medals each for Lynx at Humboldt

The Daily Freeman-Journal WEBSTER CITY — Jordan Tanner wasn’t about to make the same mistake twice in one week. Just two days after getting off stride early in the 110-meter high hurdles and jogging across the finish line well off the pace at the Carroll Coed Relays, the Webster City ...

Nerland in throws, Flaws in sprints pace WCHS girls at Jayette Relays

PERRY — The Webster City girls’ track and field team brought home four gold medals from last night’s Perry Jayette Relays. And it was the usual suspects that did the heavy lifting. Cassidy Nerland continued her dominance in the throws and Haley Flaws was once again the fastest girl ...

Peters, Skartvedt golden for Hawks at Kruse Coed

MANSON — Logan Peters and Lily Skartvedt were winners for the South Hamilton track and field teams at last night’s Manson-Northwest Webster Kruse Coed. Peters cruised to victory in the boys’ 1,600-meter run in 4:43.70, while Skartvedt was the top thrower in the girls’ discus with a ...

IT’S A GOLD RUSH

JEFFERSON — Consider expectations met. And then some. That was the message from Webster City boys’ track and field head coach Chad Hisler after his team was finally able to get outside and compete at the Carroll Coed Relays, hosted by Greene County, on Tuesday. Actually, the Lynx ...

Nerland owns the throws; WCHS fourth overall in team race at Carroll Coed

JEFFERSON — Cassidy Nerland needed just one throw to bury the shot put field at Tuesday’s Carroll Coed Relays. But the Webster City senior took her other three throws anyway, and buried the field with those, too. A confident and consistent Nerland? Look out. A state-meet mainstay in ...

Peters sets school record in quest for Drake berth

NORWALK — Logan Peters is on a mission, one that he hopes will end on the blue oval inside Drake Stadium in a few weeks time. Unfortunately, the weather has been his enemy, so far at least. Without a chance to compete outdoors because of Mother Nature, Peters made a solo pilgrimage to ...

Gourley, Judkins winners on tennis court for Lynx girls

ALLEMAN — It was a loss, yes. But in many ways, it was also a step in the right direction. The Webster City girls’ tennis team didn’t fare well on the scoreboard, but showed enough fight to please head coach Mark Fisher in its season-opening 10-1 loss to North Polk here on ...

Nerland an all-star, helps team win game

CEDAR RAPIDS — Cassidy Nerland’s final game in a Webster City basketball uniform wasn’t with her teammates, but she had plenty of fun anyway here Saturday afternoon. Winning can do that. Picked to take part in the Iowa Girls Coaches Association Larry Niemeyer All-Star Games inside ...

Lynx pick up split at Hudson tourney

HUDSON — After dropping a 3-1 decision to seventh-ranked (Class 2A) Hudson in its opener, the Webster City boys’ soccer team rebounded to blank West Delaware, 4-0, for its first victory of the season at Saturday’s Hudson tournament. Thrust into the starting lineup at a forward ...

Field events, sprints carry Lynx in outdoor opener

WOODWARD — As openers go, Webster City girls’ track and field coach Clint Howard couldn’t have asked for much more. The Lynx feasted on the field events and sprints for 90 of their 99 points en route to a runner-up finish behind Dallas Center-Grimes at the Cavanaugh Relays in ...