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2013-14 DFJ Female Athlete of the Year – Kaylee Schnathorst

WEBSTER CITY - Sitting on the Webster City High School track as the sun finally fades into darkness on a warm and mosquito-riddled July night, Kaylee Schnathorst feels free.For four-plus years she dedicated her extracurricular life to bringing victories to the Lynx sports programs and she did ...

A Year’s Worth Of Highlights

Volleyball: WCHS 24-10 overall, 8-1 NCCSept. 3, 2013: Schnathorst opened her senior campaign in style, smashing 13 kills from her outside hitter position in 2-0 wins over North Polk and Ballard.Sept. 12, 2013: WCHS opened up North Central Conference play with a 3-0 sweep of Fort Dodge St. ...

Who won the DFJ Athlete of the Year awards? Find out Wednesday, Thursday

The 2013-14 school year produced enough athletic memories to fill the scrapbooks of grandmothers in Webster City, Blairsburg, Jewell and the surrounding communities. There were the highs and the lows. The celebrations and the frustrations. The tears of joy and the tears of sadness.Hamilton ...

Hamilton Co. Speedway crowns track champions

WEBSTER CITY - As the drivers eased their race trailers down the Hamilton County Speedway's pit road Saturday evening you can bet they had two questions on their mind - how fast was the track and how would they finish out the evening?One look and the racers knew that track promoter Al Uhrhammer ...

Winding down

WEBSTER CITY - For the 88 racers in the pits at the Hamilton County Speedway Saturday night, this was a next-to-the-last chance to better their season point standings.Racing was close and intense as the drivers gunned hard to the front in their efforts to grab the checkers.Churdan's Jason ...

Clock Strikes Midnight

CLEAR LAKE - The scoreboard never lies, but it also doesn't always tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth either.Take Friday's Class 3A District 3 semifinal for instance. The large board just outside the fence in left field posted the final score: Clear Lake 9, Webster City 2. It looked ...

Lynx place 7 on all-NCC teams

WEBSTER CITY - A runner-up showing in the North Central Conference for the Webster City softball team paid dividends when it came time to pick the best players in the league.And it was deja vu for two players in particular.Senior center fielder Kaylee Schnathorst garnered her fourth consecutive ...

Myers’ lifelong Motocross dream comes true

WEBSTER CITY - Every five-year-old kid has been asked the question: what do you want to be when you grow up?Astronaut. Firefighter. Pro football player. Ballerina. The list of tried and true answers goes on and on.That's the thing about childhood dreams, however; most of the time, they're just ...

Lynx hope lightning strikes twice against Lions

WEBSTER CITY - There's a theory floating around that, when the larger picture is put in play, the Webster City baseball team didn't do itself any favors by upsetting then top-ranked Clear Lake nine days ago.With a rematch against the now third-ranked Lions set for tonight, the Lynx are sure to ...

HCS titles to be decided in final two weeks of season

WEBSTER CITY - Drivers are eager to get their race cars back on the dirt track at the Hamilton County Speedway and they'll get their chance on Saturday after last week's program was cancelled because of the soggy conditions in the pits.With only two weeks left in the points season, the racers ...

Lynx limp into postseason following loss to Toreadors

WEBSTER CITY - One through nine, Boone possesses a lineup capable of inflicting damage at a moment's notice.Lead-off stick Ryan Sunstrom can rip the cover off the ball, but so can No. 9 hitter Ashton Clemons.Nos. 2 through 8 are pretty dang good, too.The Toreadors hit the ball hard, slow-pitch ...

Trojans put a scare into 20-win Rebels in districts

GRUNDY CENTER - What looked like a potential mismatch on paper turned out to be anything but, as Northeast Hamilton gave 20-win Gladbrook-Reinbeck everything it wanted and then some in a Class 1A District 5 quarterfinal-round contest here yesterday evening.The back-and-forth battle eventually ...

Dog days of NCC

WEBSTER CITY - Algona's leisurely stroll through the North Central Conference came to a conclusion last night at Lynx Field.And if you think it's a fluke the Bulldogs went from a bottom feeder a season ago to the toast of the league this season, well, think again.They're for real. Really ...

Youthful Hawks bow out of postseason early

STORY CITY - As was the story all season, hits were hard to come by for the youthful South Hamilton baseball team in its Class 2A District 5 quarterfinal-round clash against Iowa Falls-Alden Saturday evening at Roland-Story High School.The Cadets didn't have such problems.Iowa Falls-Alden ...

Trojans unable to keep up with ISC rival Red Raiders

BLAIRSBURG - Northeast Hamilton closed out its regular season with a 10-1 setback against Dunkerton last Friday afternoon.The Red Raiders (8-13, 7-8 ISC) touched Trojans' pitcher Gabe Rapp for nine hits, two of which went for extra bass. Four Dunkerton players drove in two runs.Northeast ...

WELCOME BACK, RVTV

WEBSTER CITY - Is everyone ready for an encore?Ten months after the community of Webster City became an RVTV legend, Area Chamber of Commerce Director Deb Brown announced yesterday that the gang from WHO-TV will again make a scheduled stop in town this fall in the days leading up to the Cy-Hawk ...

Comets show off power, end Lynx season

CHARLES CITY - Power oftentimes trumps everything else on the softball diamond.Charles City had it last night and that was more than enough to send the Comets sailing into the Class 4A Region 2 semifinal round.Ahead 2-0 after 2 1/2 innings, Webster City (17-18) gave up three home runs and ...

Baseball Briefs

COWBOYS EDGE TROJANS, 6-5: Clarion-Goldfield scored six runs in the first inning and then hung on for dear life the rest of the way in a 6-5 win over Northeast Hamilton in a non-conference baseball game last night in Clarion.Kyler Rapp bashed three of the Trojans' eight hits, highlighted by a ...

Lynx drop defending state champ, No. 1 Lions

WEBSTER CITY - Cole Reigelsberger's legs weren't trembling, but that doesn't mean he wasn't a little bit scared as he stood inside the batter's box and waited on the most important pitch of the season.Check that ... he was terrified.Reigelsberger was able to calm himself down just long enough ...

Go big or go home time for Lynx

WEBSTER CITY - Three wins - that's what it will take for the Webster City softball team to end a 13-year state tournament drought.And nothing will be easy.Webster City (17-17) will begin its Class 4A Region 2 trek this evening with a road trip to Charles City to take on the Comets (24-10) in a ...