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GAME OVER

CHARLES CITY — Putting together a solid 32 minutes has been the problem all season for the Webster City boys’ basketball team. Twenty-four minutes, that’s been no sweat. But, for whatever reason, it’s been one quarter that stymied the Lynx from reaching their full potential. And ...

THE REMATCH

WEBSTER CITY — They’re a combined 45-0 with only 11 games decided by less than 10 points. And only one of them will make it to the state tournament. Buckle up, folks. This could be a bumpy, but fun ride. Third-ranked South Hamilton (23-0) and seventh-ranked East Marshall (22-0) will ...

McKinney named to all-NCC first team, Nerland on second team

WEBSTER CITY — Sophomores ruled the all-North Central Conference girls’ basketball teams and included among the award winners was Webster City’s own second-year gem. Lynx point guard Taylor McKinney was named to the all-league first team and she was one of four sophomores to make the ...

23 AND COUNTING

WEBSTER CITY — It might have been on one of Logan Peters’ many transition buckets. Possibly on Conner Hill’s slashing fast-break basket. Or maybe on Cole Berg’s 3-pointer from the wing. Whether it was one singular play or just the relentless onslaught that South Hamilton brought, at ...

Lynx face potent Comet offense led by Molstead

WEBSTER CITY — Charles City junior guard Jackson Molstead certainly has the attention of Webster City head coach Marty McKinney. Now, whether or not McKinney can devise a defensive strategy to contain Molstead is another story altogether. But at least slowing him down will be priority No. ...

BIG SHOT CAM

CHARLES CITY — The life of a shooter can be exhilarating and demoralizing, oftentimes both in the same game. Cameron Moen knows those feelings well. He’s hit game-winners and bricked shots when his Webster City boys’ basketball team needed them to fall. But through it all, he’s held ...

CHERRY BOMB!

WEBSTER CITY — The 32-ounce blue lemonade never stood a chance, not when James Cherry ripped it out of assistant coach Billy Bertran’s hands and guzzled it down faster than some of his matches lasted this season. And that’s saying something considering the Webster City senior ...

WCHS ninth in Class 2A, but not everyone walks away smiling

DES MOINES — Drake Doolittle slumped in a metal folding chair and stared straight ahead at nothing in particular in the bowels of Wells Fargo Arena Saturday afternoon. The blank expression on his face spoke volumes though. Spent both mentally and physically, the disappointing reality was ...

Lynx coaches love the wrestling program, and you should love them right back

Joel Kennedy can’t remember the first time he stepped foot in the Webster City wrestling room, but it’s felt like his home ever since. He grew up in there. Watched his dad, the late and revered Dick Kennedy, coach in there. Eventually wrestled in there himself. And now he’s come full ...

Future Hawkeye Meyer, Mohawks end Lynx season

MASON CITY — Scrappy and feisty throughout, the Webster City girls’ basketball team didn’t back down from the mountainous obstacle it faced here Saturday night. But in the end, one team had Megan Meyer on its side and it wasn’t the Lynx. Meyer, who will play collegiately for Lisa ...

Lynx look to break out of funk, extend season against Decorah tonight

WEBSTER CITY — Two teams that traveled in opposite directions as the regular season wound down will meet in a Class 3A Substate 2 quarterfinal this evening. And Webster City is the crew that needs to turn things around. The Lynx (13-8) will put their season on the line against Decorah ...

Doolittle, Hartnett, Cherry and Lawson all advance to quarters

DES MOINES — Those pearly whites of Luke Rohmiller first made an appearance as the clock dipped under 10 seconds, and they didn’t go back into hiding for quite some time. His state tournament, his career and, yes, his legacy will live to tell stories for at least one more ...

Lynx struggles continue in regular season finale loss to Boone

BOONE — The Webster City boys’ basketball team shot just 36 percent from the field, including an icy 14 percent from behind the arc, here last night. Not exactly the way the Lynx wanted to end the regular season. “You’ve got to put the ball in the basket to win basketball games ...

No. 8-seed Lynx finish fifth, give state champ NHTV toughest scrap

DES MOINES — Carson Hartnett sported two black eyes, but he wore them with pride as he joked around with his teammates on Mat 4 inside Wells Fargo Arena yesterday evening. The Webster City senior seventh-ranked 132-pounder had been through some battles and so had his team. But the Lynx ...

Senior No. 1-ranked Lawson ready to prove he belongs at top of podium

DES MOINES — Cooper Lawson believes in his heart and mind that he’s the best heavyweight wrestler in Class 2A. He’ll spend the next three days trying to prove it. And one thing is certain: if he stands at the top of the podium inside Wells Fargo Arena late Saturday night, he will have ...

Flaws bucket late carries Lynx past Ballard in regional qtrs

WEBSTER CITY — Haley Flaws wasn’t ready to see her basketball career come to an end. And after a quick hop into the lane, a bucket, foul and 3-point play, she’ll get the chance to put on the uniform at least one more time. Flaws’ craftiness around the basket with under 30 seconds ...

No. 10 Lions turn it on in 2nd half, beat Lynx

CLEAR LAKE — It was 16 minutes of high-fives and smiles, followed by 16 minutes of hand-wringing and frustration for the Webster City boys’ basketball team here Tuesday night. A near flawless first half propelled the Lynx to a 28-17 lead over 10th-ranked (Class 3A) and North Central ...

No. 10 Lynx not intimidated by top-ranked Chickasaws

WEBSTER CITY — Chad Hisler has heard it all and, quite honestly, he really doesn’t care. Tenth-ranked Webster City has no chance in its Class 2A quarterfinal-round battle against top-ranked and defending state champion New Hampton/Turkey Valley at today’s state duals inside Wells ...

A-P pounces early, ends Hawks’ season in 2A regional qtrs

PARKERSBURG — It wasn’t the ending the South Hamilton girls’ basketball team had in mind, but the overall picture was certainly brighter than in recent years. Aplington-Parkersburg (14-7) turned up the pressure early and often en route to a 17-3 lead after eight minutes, as the ...