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Flaws, Grubb all-district softball picks

WEBSTER CITY — Webster City senior outfielder Haley Flaws and South Hamilton senior infielder Marla Grubb have both been named to all-district softball teams in their respective classes, it was announced on Saturday. Flaws is a member of the Class 4A West District squad, while Grubb is on ...

THE JOURNEY STARTS NOW: Lynx open Class 3A postseason against Perry at home

WEBSTER CITY — Like a lot of baseball players, Romel Martinez has got a routine when he steps into the batter’s box. He digs in, gives the pitcher a glance, leans back and watches the first pitch sail past, almost as if he’s giving the opposing pitcher a head start. But on pitch ...

Flaws, McKinney among NCC’s elite players

WEBSTER CITY — Haley Flaws will walk away from Webster City as a two-time first-team all-North Central Conference softball player, while teammate Taylor McKinney landed on the top squad for the first time, it was announced earlier this week. WCHS, which finished tied for fourth in the ...

Hawks repeat 2017 feat by taking out district top seed

STORY CITY — Sam Lewis turned 18 on Monday, the age that society says a child becomes an adult. The boy certainly became a man on the baseball diamond during South Hamilton’s Class 2A District 13 semifinal against Roland-Story Tuesday night. Lewis treated himself to a birthday present ...

Lynx clip Boone in regular season finale

BOONE — Call it intuition or a gut feeling, whatever you want. But Webster City head baseball coach Adison Kehoe was certain of one thing as his team prepared for its regular season finale here Tuesday night: He was going to see a pitching gem. Truth time: With the way Cameron Moen has ...

Lynx shell Algona, wrap up 2nd place in NCC

ALGONA — Winning a second straight North Central Conference title was the one and only regular season goal for the Webster City baseball team. It didn’t come to fruition, but the consolation prize may be just what the Lynx needed as they gear up for the postseason. WCHS (15-5, 11-3 NCC) ...

Hewitt hits bomb, pitches Hawks past H-D in district opener

PARKERSBURG — CJ Hewitt is a baseball guy, it’s as simple as that. And the South Hamilton senior wasn’t quite ready for his prep career to come to an end here Saturday night. So he did something about it. Hewitt set the tone in the Class 2A District 13 quarterfinal against ...

EAGLES SOAR, HAWKS GROUNDED

DES MOINES — Strapped to a lie detector test, each and every member of the South Hamilton baseball team would’ve been forced to admit they really didn’t want to load up on a bus for a make-up game Friday evening. With the postseason — a Class 2A district quarterfinal against ...

Toreadors go with power to fly by Lynx in regional

BOONE — The first time through the order was just fine. But the second time? Uh, not so much. It took Boone a few innings to get its timing, but once that happened the Toreadors erupted offensively and rolled to a 12-2, 5-inning romp over Webster City in a Class 4A Region 3 ...

Lynx draw Perry, will host 3A district semifinal games

WEBSTER CITY — The Webster City baseball team will be the No. 2 seed in the Class 3A Substate 2 bracket and will get the chance to play two postseason games at home. The pairings were released by the Iowa High School Athletic Association yesterday morning. The Lynx will host both 3A ...

Hawks ready for battle with H-D in 2A district quarterfinal Saturday

WEBSTER CITY — The South Hamilton baseball team will open up its postseason on Saturday in Parkersburg. The Hawks (7-12) will face off against Hampton-Dumont (10-14) in a Class 2A District 13 quarterfinal at 5 p.m. Aplington-Parkersburg and South Hardin will meet in the other quarterfinal ...

Late-season swoon leaves Lynx baffled, frustrated

WEBSTER CITY — With a veteran club that has state tournament aspirations standing directly in front of him, Webster City head baseball coach Adison Kehoe didn’t pull any punches as he addressed the group at Lynx Field late Monday night. The meeting down the first-base line was long and ...

Grady says no-no on Senior Night, Hawks blast B-K

JEWELL — So, Garrett Grady, how did Senior Night treat you? He may still be smiling three days later. Playing on his home diamond at the Mike Penning Athletic Complex for the final time, the South Hamilton senior twirled the first no-hitter of his career against Belmond-Klemme on ...

Earlham rallies from 10-3 deficit to knock off Hawks in 2A regional

EARLHAM — A season filled with missed opportunities ended with one final heartbreak for the South Hamilton softball team here Tuesday night. The Hawks had 15th-ranked Earlham right where they wanted it in the Class 2A Region 3 quarterfinal game. And then all heck broke loose. Trailing ...

Lynx forced to forfeit game to Ogden after pitch count infraction

WEBSTER CITY — Leading 5-0 in the top of the sixth inning against Ogden Tuesday night, the Webster City baseball team was forced to forfeit the game when junior pitcher Dylan Steen exceeded his pitch count. According to the pitch count rule, an individual cannot throw more than 110 pitches ...

Hawks, Lynx will be road underdogs in regional quarterfinals this week

WEBSTER CITY — The road to Fort Dodge and the state softball tournament begins across the state in all five classes this week, and both area teams will start their journeys on the road. South Hamilton will travel to Earlham to take on Earlham in a Class 2A Region 3 quarterfinal this ...

One Final Start: An emotional Barkema honored on Senior Night

JEWELL — It’s roughly 75 feet from the South Hamilton dugout to the first base bag and it’s a walk that Chloe Barkema has made more times than she can count. But the South Hamilton senior moved a little bit slower on her final journey at the Mike Penning Athletic Complex Friday night. ...

Moen stingy again on bump, Lynx bury Gaels by 12 runs

FORT DODGE — Quiet, almost unassuming, all Cameron Moen has done this season is produce on the mound for the Webster City baseball team. And that trend continued Friday night. Moen, a right-handed senior, pushed his scoreless innings streak to 151⁄3 and won his third consecutive ...

Rams shove a run across in 7th to clip Hawks

JEWELL — There wasn’t one thing that Kyle Galetich could point to as the reason that his South Hamilton baseball team came out on the short end of the stick Friday night at the Mike Penning Athletic Complex. The truth is, the Hawks played well; well enough to win. But Greene County did ...