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Ferrell brothers, Fielder in top 6 for tourney champs

SPENCER — Dave Brighton really wasn’t sure what to expect as he sent his golfers out onto the 6,559-yard, par-72 track at the Spencer Golf and Country Club Monday morning. Webster City’s head coach always expects his team to win, but he admitted there were doubts that lingered in the ...

Lions sweep all nine matches on courts against Lynx

WEBSTER CITY — Webster City isn’t the first team to get steamrolled by Clear Lake this spring, and it will undoubtedly not be the last either. The Lions talented and deep roster produced a 9-0 victory over the Lynx on a sunny afternoon at the WCHS courts on Monday. In its four dual-meet ...

Lynx boys slip out of funk, blast CAL 7-0

LATIMER — After putting up just one goal in 360 minutes of match time leading up to Monday’s contest, the Webster City boys’ soccer team had that tripled by halftime against CAL. And the goals just kept coming. WCHS (1-5) blasted three goals into the back of the net in the opening ...

Hawks sixth at WM Invite

STATE CENTER — South Hamilton continued to search for consistency on the golf course at Monday’s West Marshall Invitational. There is still plenty of room for improvement, Hawks’ head coach Mark Ullestad said, after he watched his squad perform well in stretches en route to a 334 and ...

Lynx 5-5 dynamo defied football logic to reach legendary status

Why is it that we love sports? Is it because of our innate craving for competition? You bet. Is it because sports have the ability to galvanize us as one for the love of something that, at times, is bigger than us? Yep, that fits the bill, too. But as I sit here and contemplate this ...

Lampman the lone Lynx winner against Spartans

WEBSTER CITY — Improvements were made, but they didn’t necessarily show up on the scoreboard for the Webster City girls’ tennis team yesterday afternoon at the WCHS courts. No. 1 singles player Courtney Lampman dug out of an early hole to prevail, but that was all the celebrating the ...

Nerland owns the throws at Perry

PERRY — Webster City junior Cassidy Nerland was already comfortably in position to compete in the discus at the Drake Relays later this month prior to last night’s Perry Jayette Relays. But the shot put, her favorite event, that was a different story. Not anymore. Nerland won both ...

WCHS earns three event wins at Indian Relays

FOREST CITY — The first track and field individual gold medal of sophomore John Piaszynski’s career was just a piece of the success for Webster City at last night’s Indian Relays. The Lynx won three events and seven medals in all amongst the 10-team field. The result was a ...

WCHS boys fall to Comets, 7-2; Chambers, Hooker singles winners

ALLEMAN — A pair of singles victories were all the Webster City boys’ tennis team could muster in a 7-2 dual-meet loss to North Polk here yesterday afternoon. Lynx No. 2 player Steffen Chambers and No. 4 player Alex Hooker captured their singles matches, but the Comets cruised to straight ...

GOLF BRIEFS

HAWKS THIRD AT INVITE: Unable to avoid trouble on the front nine holes at Jester Park Golf Course outside of Granger, the South Hamilton boys’ golf team slipped into third place with a 170 at yesterday afternoon’s Des Moines Christian Invite. Expected to be an 18-hole event, the ...

ON THE RISE

GOWRIE — Lincoln LaSourd took the baton from Payton Kannuan with a significant lead and began his one-lap trek around the track at Tuesday’s Southeast Valley Invitational. If Webster City was going to lose the sprint medley relay, it would come at the end, right? Just a freshman, ...

Shannon’s 37 leads Lynx dominant win

WEBSTER CITY — Not its best was still good enough for the Webster City boys’ golf team in its North Central Conference opener at Briggs Woods Golf Course Tuesday afternoon. Consistent they weren’t, but the Lynx were able to put four scores together to fire a 159 on the front nine ...

Nerland, Flaws golden girls again at Hannover Relays in Algona

ALGONA — Another strong night in the field events provided a significant chunk of points for the Webster City girls’ track team at the Hannover Relays Tuesday night. Cassidy Nerland provided 18 points with a gold medal in the shot put and silver in the discus, and Haley Flaws bagged ...

Webster City Lynx Briefs

GIRLS GOLFERS SECOND: Brianna Westendorf led the Webster City girls’ golf team for the second time in as many outings Tuesday afternoon at the Humboldt Country Club. Westendorf’s 52 helped the Lynx post a team score of 235, which was good enough for second place in the North Central ...

ON THE WRONG SIDE OF HISTORY

WEBSTER CITY — The screaming and cheering that came out of the Collins-Maxwell-Baxter huddle just moments after the final whistle sounded was a good indication that something special had just occurred. The Raiders have waited nearly three years to celebrate. Their chance finally came ...

Clear the calendar for Drake

HUMBOLDT — Qualifying several events for the Drake Relays wasn’t necessarily the primary goal for the Webster City boys’ track and field team at Friday’s Charlie Bunn Relays, but it was no doubt on the minds of a handful of athletes. Consider those minds appeased. ...

Solon, Postville send Lynx to 0-4 start to season

HUDSON — Putting the ball in the back of the net continued to be the problem for the Webster City boys’ soccer team on Saturday, as the Lynx dropped a pair of matches to tough opponents. Fifth-ranked (Class 1A) Solon knocked off WCHS in the opener, 3-0, and Postville equaled the ...

South Hamilton track and field briefs

Fisher twins pile up the gold at SH Coed Invitational JEWELL — The Fisher twins, Jared and Devon, provided double trouble for their competitors at Thursday’s South Hamilton Coed Invitational at the Mike Penning Athletic Complex. Jared won the 200- (23.31 seconds) and 400-meter ...

HARD KNOCKS

WEBSTER CITY — It was simple, really: Kaitlin O’Neill was just that much better than everyone on the pitch. The Mason City senior forward did what she wanted with the ball, when she wanted, yesterday evening at Lynx Field. She scored in traffic, she scored on free runs and she scored ...

’Dogs day against Lynx at WCHS courts

WEBSTER CITY — Mark Fisher’s first meet as the head girls’ tennis coach at Webster City was a bunch of what-if’s yesterday afternoon. What if Emma Vansickel hadn’t been forced to retire because of a knee injury? What if the Lynx hadn’t had to retire in the No. 2 doubles match? ...