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LYNX WIN FIRST NCC TITLE IN 17 YEARS

WEBSTER CITY — Rookie head baseball coach Adison Kehoe holds the distinction of playing on the last Webster City team to reach the Class 3A state tournament. But even with all of the success he had as a player, he never won a North Central Conference championship. Lynx players 1, head ...

NEVER ANY DOUBT

JEWELL — After striking out the side in the first inning, Taylor Volkmann whipped off her mask and flashed a wide grin to catcher Breanne Diersen as they high-fived on their way to the dugout Wednesday night. That smile was a little wider when Volkmann did it again in the third inning. By ...

Lynx bounced from Class 4A regional by Waverly-SR

WAVERLY — The Webster City softball team was sound and, arguably, the sharper team for 61⁄2 innings here last night. It’s that other half-inning that will be difficult to erase from the memory. Waverly-Shell Rock finally broke through in its half of the fifth inning and it was all ...

Pitching, defense come together for Hawks in win over R-S

STORY CITY — When you get right down to the nitty gritty, prep baseball is a relatively simple game. Throw strikes. Make plays. And win. Oh, it can get complicated, but the majority of the time the team that can play clean is going to be the one smiling when the final out is ...

WHERE DID THEY ALL GO?

WEBSTER CITY — High school sports all over the country are in danger of not having enough referees and officials to work games. The number of high school sporting officials is declining at an alarming rate and this doesn’t only involve one sport, but all sports across the board. “I’m ...

WCHS softball makes it five straight NCC wins

WEBSTER CITY — Single runs in the first and third innings, and two more in the fifth carried Webster City to its fifth consecutive North Central Conference softball victory last night at Lynx Field. Plenty of offense from the top of the Lynx order carried the team past Iowa Falls-Alden, ...

IF-A handles Lynx, NCC baseball lead dwindles

WEBSTER CITY — Webster City ran into a hot pitcher in Iowa Falls-Alden senior Kolten Peterson last night at Lynx Field and, just like that, its cushion in the North Central Conference evaporated. Peterson allowed just six hits and struck out nine batters to propel the Cadets (8-13, 5-5 ...

RANKINGS, SCHMANKINGS

JEWELL — Past failures were on Ady Wintermote’s mind as she stepped into the batter’s box and stared down West Marshall pitcher Grace Porter with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning at the Mike Penning Athletic Complex Tuesday night. The South Hamilton senior had the chance to ...

Lynx dispose of ESC, now 4-2 in last six games

WEBSTER CITY — A much-needed late-season surge continued for the Webster City softball team Tuesday night at Lynx Field, as head coach Jess Howard’s club won its second straight game and fourth in its last six outings. That the latest triumph came on Senior Night only made it more ...

Weary Hawks thumped twice by Trojans

JEWELL — Nine games in nine days is cruel and unusual punishment to an already thin pitching staff, but that’s the scenario that South Hamilton faced as it laced up the spikes to face West Marshall in a non-conference doubleheader at the Mike Penning Athletic Complex Tuesday ...

CARDIAC KIDS

WEBSTER CITY — It didn’t matter if it had been a towering shot to the deepest part of the park or an excuse-me blooper that barely reached the grass, Webster City head coach Adison Kehoe was sending Riley Mishler to the plate with the outcome of the North Central Conference showdown ...

WCHS softball fends off Lions late

WEBSTER CITY — Sitting at 2-8 in the North Central Conference following a 5-4 loss to Hampton-Dumont last Monday night, it would have been really easy for the Webster City softball players to pack it in mentally and call it a season. It’s been a long month and season full of setbacks ...

PCM puts up seven-run fifth to rally past Hawks

MONROE — Things were going according to plan for the South Hamilton softball team here Monday night. And then the bottom of the fifth inning happened and all you know what broke loose. Sitting on a 4-0 lead entering the last half of the fifth, the Hawks watched as Prairie ...

Hawks’ Balderas strong on mound in loss

PRAIRIE CITY — Zeke Balderas pitched a six-hit gem with nine strikeouts, but it wasn’t enough to get the South Hamilton baseball team a second Heart of Iowa Conference victory here Monday night. Prairie City-Monroe scored single runs in the first, third and fourth innings and then fended ...

Focused on batting

JEWELL – South Hamilton put on a stellar offensive show in their 9 – 0 triumph over Greene County last Friday night. The Hawks (13 – 7 – 0) have proved themselves to be quite the offensive force to be reckoned with. South Hamilton plated three runs in their opening bat. They ...

SH baseball team claims win in tight game with Greene County

JEWELL – After a very long and extremely exciting seven innings, the Hawks prevailed over Greene County in Friday night’s game. The final score was 11-10. It was an offensive showdown between the two teams. In their opening at-bat, the Hawks (3 – 14 – 0) plated two runs putting ...

The Future?

CLARION — A bit nervous as she walked towards the pitcher’s circle for her first North Central Conference start, Jenna Miller was able to keep the butterflies in check and do her job Wednesday evening. And in the process, Webster City may have found its pitcher for the ...

Lynx a PAT away from a 3-TD win over CGD

CLARION — This was an offensive explosion on steroids, the type of performance not seen every day or every season. Maybe not even every decade. North Central Conference-leading Webster City racked up hits and runs at a dizzying pace Wednesday evening and the result was a 20-0, ...

Hawks firepower on display, C-N dispatched in 6

JEWELL — Just how good has Alissa Moss been at the plate for South Hamilton this summer? Her work with the bat is beginning to overshadow her defense. Long known as one of the area’s top center fielders, and arguably in the state, the Hawks’ lead-off hitter has added to her arsenal ...

SH baseball team dealt humbling blow in 10-run loss to C-N

JEWELL — The wheels have wobbled for weeks. They finally fell off Tuesday night. The only question that needs to be asked: Is there enough time for repairs? That’s what South Hamilton head baseball coach Kyle Galetich wanted to know as he huddled with his players in center field for ...