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Nerland after fourth, fifth top-8 finishes at state meet

WEBSTER CITY — Cassidy Nerland knows all about the big stage and the pressure that accompanies it anytime all of the eyeballs are watching. She’s been there, done that. Six times, to be exact, and that number will balloon to eight by Friday evening. The Webster City senior and now ...

WCHS boys out to prove seeds don’t matter at state

WEBSTER CITY — The seeds say the Webster City boys’ track and field team will be an underdog in its quests for medals at the state track and field meet this week. Then again, seeds can be deceiving. The Lynx will head to Drake Stadium in Des Moines today with every intention of ...

Hawks Hope To Soar At State

JEWELL — Hundreds of athletes will step onto the blue oval inside Drake Stadium this week and none of them will run more than South Hamilton junior Logan Peters. Seriously. There will surely be some that will match Peters, but none will exceed him. Peters will be a busy guy; he’ll ...

Seniors put on a show, Lynx throttle Cadets

WEBSTER CITY — The initial 23 minutes of the first half were forgetful on the pitch at Lynx Field Monday evening. But the final 17 minutes of the first half were all fireworks. They continued in the second half, too. Celebrating its five seniors — Dylan Peck, Brett Olmstead, Alex ...

Hawks win 2A Region 2B title, one step closer to state

PANORA — The South Hamilton girls’ golf team took a successful first step on Monday towards what it hopes will be a berth in the state tournament later this month. With three players on the first page of the leaderboard, the Hawks claimed the Class 2A Region 2B title at Lake Panorama ...

Down two starters, Lynx girls swept by Gaels on courts

FORT DODGE — Down two of its top five players, the Webster City girls’ tennis team was overmatched in a 9-0 loss to St. Edmond here on Monday. The meet opened with doubles and the Gaels were dominant. They carried that over to singles where they won each match by five or more ...

HE’S A GAMER

AMES — Twenty-two holes, 86 shots, and Nathan Ferrell wanted only one of them back following a long afternoon in cold and blustery conditions at the Ames Golf and Country Club on Friday. What did that one shot cost him? Not much, really. The Webster City junior shot an at times brilliant ...

Hawks advance out of 2A sectional, Ullestad leads way

HAMPTON — Forget the score. Survive and advance, that’s what it was all about for the South Hamilton boys’ golf team at Friday’s Class 2A sectional tournament. The Hawks didn’t put together a stellar round, but their 369 was good enough to finish second and push on to the district ...

Vogelbacher reaches 50 career goals in loss to IF-A

WEBSTER CITY — Welcome to the 50 goals club, Sarah Vogelbacher. It may be a while before you have company. Webster City’s all-time leading goal scorer punched in her seventh of the season and 50th of her career late in the match against Iowa Falls-Alden Friday night at Lynx Field. But ...

Down early, Cadets rally past WCHS boys

IOWA FALLS — Twenty-four hours after battling for 96 minutes in an overtime win over Clear Lake, the Webster City boys’ soccer team didn’t have enough left in the tank to prevail in another tight contest here Friday night. After taking an early 1-0 lead, the Lynx gave up two ...

Whitmore, Grove, SH girls’ shuttle hurdle relay state bound

WEBSTER CITY — As it turns out, seventh-place is indeed good enough to reach the state meet. Webster City sophomore Garrett Whitmore may have not sniffed the front of the 400-meter low hurdles field at last Thursday’s Class 3A State Qualifying Meet, but his time of 57.27 seconds was ...

Lynx girls downed by Ballard in 1A team regional

HUXLEY — Ballard’s depth and talent were too much for Webster City to overcome in a girls’ Class 1A team regional match-up here on Saturday. The Bombers dropped just six games en route to a 5-0 victory over the Lynx. “I have to give Ballard a ton of credit,” WCHS head coach Mark ...

WCHS girls automatically advance 7 events

NEVADA — Ashlyn Hay was smiling before she even dusted off the sand and stepped out of the pit here yesterday evening. The Webster City sophomore knew she had popped a big leap. But even she was surprised when she heard the distance. Sixteen feet, 101⁄2 inches — cue the jumping up ...

Lynx boys get 6 events automatically through to state

NEVADA — All Webster City head coach Chad Hisler preached, over and over ... and over again, was that he wanted his runners, jumpers and throwers to put their best performances on display, and whatever happened he would be content. Well, that’s precisely what his Lynx boys’ track and ...

Lynx girls swept by Cadets, but plenty to build on

WEBSTER CITY — The score doesn’t show it, but the Webster City girls’ tennis team walked off the courts upbeat yesterday evening. Iowa Falls-Alden took every match for a 9-0 sweep over the Lynx at the WCHS courts, but head coach Mark Fisher saw enough promise from his group to make ...

Peters heads to state in 800, mile and 2-mile

MANSON — Logan Peters was just out for a leisurely stroll and it took him to the state track and field meet. With his anchor leg of the 4x800-meter relay less than 30 minutes away, the South Hamilton junior took it easy in the 3,200-meter run at yesterday’s Class 2A State Qualifying ...

Lynx beat Lions on pitch in OT

It took 96 minutes, but a Carter Neuroth rebound shot finally ended it, as the Webster City boys’ soccer team survived a battle with Clear Lake, 2-1 in overtime, last night in Clear Lake. “We finally had a group effort for 80-plus minutes,” WCHS head coach Craig Signorin said. “It ...

Swenson goes low again at Ames, Hawks second

AMES — Whipping winds and large, undulating greens made scoring anything but easy on the par-35 layout of the front 9 at the Ames Golf and Country Club on Tuesday. But South Hamilton’s Krista Swenson again felt right at home. For the second consecutive afternoon, Swenson turned in her ...

Doolittle continues to shine on and off wrestling mat

WEBSTER CITY — Drake Doolittle’s prowess on the wrestling mat may be challenged only by his prowess in the classroom. And that’s a pretty good combination. For the second straight year, Doolittle has been named to the academic all-state first-team by The Predicament, it was announced ...

Loaded field awaits WCHS at state qualifier

WEBSTER CITY — Any event could be selected really, but just take a gander at the field for the 400-meter low hurdles that is expected at today’s Class 3A State Qualifying Meet at Nevada High School. It’s a microcosm of the monumental task in front of everyone. Webster City sophomore ...