Local Sports

Hawks in must-win situation in hunt for Class 1A playoffs

JEWELL - South Hamilton understands that tonight is a must-win situation if it wants to repeat as a Class 1A state playoffs qualifier.Coming off back-to-back losses, the Hawks (3-3, 1-2) will host District 7 cellar-dweller Woodward Academy (1-5, 0-4) at Taylor Field. Kickoff is set for 7 ...

Trojans head out on road to take on winless Mustangs

MURRAY - Don't be fooled by the record.Murray (0-6, 0-4) doesn't have a win, but Northeast Hamilton knows tonight's Class 8-man District 7 contest will be no pushover.The Mustangs have played much better in recent weeks and NEH (2-4, 1-3) needs to end a two-game losing skid while trying to win ...

New roles don’t bother Lynx spikers in sweep of Garrigan

ALGONA - Even without its offensive architect, the Webster City volleyball team continued its late-season surge here Thursday evening with its second straight victory over a ranked opponent and third consecutive win overall.Setter Taylor Schnathorst missed the match because of an illness, but ...

Hawks can’t close No. 14 Comets, fall in 5

JEWELL - A salesman will tell you the secret to success is ABC: Always Be Closing.The South Hamilton volleyball team could use a refresher course on the subject matter.North Polk wasn't buying what the Hawks were trying to sell Tuesday night on Coach Jim Marsh Court, as the 14th-ranked (Class ...

Lucas cracks top 10, Hawk girls sixth at Dick Bell Invite

EAGLE GROVE - The South Hamilton girls' cross country team did just fine at the top of the roster at Tuesday's Dick Bell Invitational, but inconsistency at the back of the lineup continued to be a road block at the Eagle Grove Golf Course.The Hawks had a more than 21?2-minute gap between its ...

No. 4 Panthers run over Trojets, stay unbeaten in ISC

TRIPOLI - No. 4-ranked (Class 1A) Tripoli stayed on a collision course with No. 3 Janesville for the rights to the Iowa Star Conference championship trophy here Tuesday night.The Panthers (19-8, 7-0 ISC) went about their business quickly in disposing of Northeast Hamilton in three sets, 25-6, ...

A win cures all

WEBSTER CITY - Truthfully, it was over in two plays.Not even a minute had been shed off the clock and no points had been scored, but in two snaps of the football Webster City declared that it was going to run the rock with success whenever it wanted in its non-district clash with Iowa ...

Eagles utilize backfield power to down Trojans

BLAIRSBURG - Slowing down the powerful running game of East Union was always going to be a challenge for the Northeast Hamilton football team here Friday night.With tailback Mike Ward and fullback Brandon Wittstock both well over 200 pounds, the Eagles used their size advantage to build a big ...

Hawks lose turnover battle, game against W-G

WOODWARD - Careless with the football all night, the South Hamilton football team found out what happens when it finishes on the wrong end of the turnover battle here on Friday.The owners of a plus-10 turnover margin prior to kickoff, South Hamilton fumbled twice, and Woodward-Granger's Dylan ...

Saturday silver for Lynx at Eldora meet

ELDORA - Running on a cold, windy Saturday morning might not have been ideal for many of the competitors at the South Hardin Invitational, but it didn't faze the Webster City squads one bit.Maybe teeth chattering is the way to go.Both the Lynx girls' and boys' squads turned in arguably their ...

Rivalry week for Lynx against IF-Alden

WEBSTER CITY - The pursuit of the playoffs will be pushed to the back burner tonight when North Central Conference rivals collide at Lynx Field at 7:30 p.m.Do non-district games mean as much as district contests? No, not in the grand scheme of things when the postseason is the goal. But don't ...

Trojans return home to face an unfamiliar opponent

BLAIRSBURG - Northeast Hamilton steps into unchartered waters tonight when it plays host to East Union in Class 8-man District 7 action.Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.The Trojans (2-3, 1-2) and Eagles (3-2, 2-1) are meeting for the first time. East Union will make the 137-mile trip from Afton, ...

Hawks step out of district to take on another set of Hawks

WOODWARD - South Hamilton's stingy defense will be tested by a crisp passing attack when it meets Woodward-Granger tonight in non-district action at 7 p.mSouth Hamilton (3-2) allows just 14.6 points per game and the defense has piled up 50 solo tackles for loss.Woodward-Granger (3-2) will ...

GOOD GOLLY, MISS MOLLY

WEBSTER CITY - One teammate would step away from Molly Gilbert and another would take her place as the sweaty, yet elated members of the Webster City volleyball team congregated around the net late Thursday inside the Lynx Gymnasium.And when the players were done there were fans standing at the ...

NEH, WCHS VOLLEYBALL BRIEFS

REIGNING CHAMPS TAKE OUT TROJETS: No. 3-ranked (Class 1A) Janesville, the 2013 state champion, took care of Northeast Hamilton in three sets in an Iowa Star Conference volleyball match Thursday evening in Blairsburg.The Wildcats (14-7, 6-0 ISC) were never threatened en route to a 25-4, 25-11, ...

THE LAST LAUGH

WEBSTER CITY - Molly Gilbert and Hannah Myers are so much more than simply the muscle behind Webster City's varied front row attack on the volleyball court.They can waylay the ball, there's no doubt about that. Myers does it with quick, thunderous strikes from the middle; if the block isn't set ...

Hawks suffer second straight HOIC loss to ranked opponent

STORY CITY - Atop the Heart of Iowa Conference and thinking about the possibility of winning the league championship just a little over a week ago, the South Hamilton volleyball team has suddenly fallen on hard times.A pair of ranked teams are to thank.Coming off a 3-0 loss to fourth-ranked ...

Career best times, tight pack push WCHS boys into top 10 at Algona

ALGONA - Four career-best runs and the tightest pack of the season allowed the Webster City boys' cross country team to finish among the top seven at Monday's deep and talented Algona Invitational.Seth Crouthamel, Connor Foster, Demar Lemus and Trey Nelson all clocked their fastest 5-kilometer ...

Hawk boys leap up to fourth, girls sixth at Nevada

NEVADA - It's a given that Drake Thompson and Devon Fisher are going to be South Hamilton's top two finishers whenever they take off from the starting line.But who will take the team lead? That changes from meet to meet.It was Thompson's turn yesterday, as he jumped in front of Fisher by seven ...

HOMEWRECKED

WEBSTER CITY - Any way you slice it, no matter how rose-tinted your glasses may be, there's simply no way to sugarcoat this one.Shaky early, shaky late and not much better in between, the Webster City football team took several steps backward, and in front of a large homecoming crowd no less, ...