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Prep Briefs: Girls Soccer, Boys Golf

LYNX GIRLS SOCCER BLANKED BY CARDINALS: The Johnson sisters, Chloe and Alison, weaved through the Webster City defense time and time again during a girls’ soccer match Tuesday evening in Garner. The siblings accounted for eight goals, as they led Garner-Hayfield/Ventura (2-1) to a 10-0 ...

HOWARD BACK IN CHARGE OF LYNX

WEBSTER CITY — If the past five months have taught Bob Howard anything about himself, it’s that he’s not built to simply sit around and devour shows on Netflix and Amazon Prime. Coaching football is his passion, not idle time in front of the television. And he thinks it’s time he ...

RINSE, REPEAT

GOWRIE — Max Harfst knows it’s inevitable. At some point over the next month, a decision is going to have to be made. The open 800-meter run is his baby, so that’s a lock for his postseason workload. But the potentially impossible decision will be between two relays he enjoys equally ...

Neuroth rips off two goals, Lynx blank Humboldt

HUMBOLDT — The Webster City boys’ soccer team continued to thrive on set pieces and jumped over .500 for the first time this season here Monday evening. The offensive flow may not be to head coach Craig Signorin’s liking, at least not yet, but the Lynx (3-2) made Humboldt (0-3) pay on ...

Lammers leads Hawks to sixth at B-F tourney

ALTOONA — An inexperienced South Hamilton boys’ golf team continued to learn on the job here Monday afternoon at the Bondurant-Farrar Invite. The Hawks fired a 383 at Terrace Hills Golf Course and placed sixth in the seven-team field. “I think they’re all improving,” Steve ...

CONSISTENTLY CONSISTENT

HUMBOLDT — What is the best way to describe the Webster City boys’ track and field team at this juncture early in the season? Consistent. You could also go with consistently good. The Lynx won a meet-best 14 medals Friday night and placed second behind host Humboldt at the Charlie ...

Hawks’ 4×800 makes a statement against elite competition in Iowa City

IOWA CITY — To be the best, you have to compete against and beat the best. Four of South Hamilton’s track and field athletes took on that challenge here Saturday afternoon and fared quite well. Taking part in the Eastern Iowa Track and Field Festival hosted by Iowa City West High School, ...

Bernard header against Decorah gives Lynx a split at Hudson

HUDSON — Craig Signorin threw down the gauntlet to his players as they rested and waited for their second match here on Saturday. It was just a weekend tournament and it’s only the second week of a nearly two-month season, but the Webster City boys’ soccer head coach looked at it as a ...

Lynx break into win column against Boone

BOONE — A goal in the 54th minute put the Webster City girls’ soccer team on victory’s doorstep and another in the final minute was the icing on the cake here Saturday afternoon. Three different players punched in goals and the Lynx picked up their first win of the season, 4-2 over ...

REDEMPTION

HUXLEY — Maybe all Webster City needed was its coach back. After missing last week’s season opener because of the flu, Craig Signorin was back on the sideline for the Lynx last night, and while he didn’t create any of the runs or rifle in any of the goals, his presence was certainly ...

Lynx girls miss early chances, fall to Mohawks

MASON CITY — Three chances at the goal in the opening five minutes gave the Webster City girls’ soccer team some early confidence here yesterday evening. And then Mason City squashed it with an avalanche of goals. After coming up empty on those early opportunities, the Lynx watched ...

Stable Stuffed: Hawks show off middle-distance standouts at coed

GILBERT — The basketball court is where Conner Hill acts like the big fish. The track is where he, well, feels like a fish out of water. At least right now, but give it a few weeks and his perspective may change. The truth is this though: He belongs. Hill, a senior and first-team ...

Skartvedt’s throws power SH girls to fourth at Ellingson Coed

GILBERT — Lily Skartvedt doubled up on the medals in the throwing events to give the South Hamilton girls’ track and field team a solid foundation to build upon at Tuesday’s Lindsey Ellingson Coed. The senior kickstarted her day with a bronze medal in the shot put and then sprinkled ...

Team effort brings big team rewards for Lynx at Umstead

EAGLE GROVE — Chad Hisler knew his team would compete, that was never in doubt. But the Webster City boys’ head track and field coach had to admit that his team’s performance at its first outdoor meet was a bit surprising. “I think there’s room for us to improve, but I also think ...

The Links good to the Lynx on opening day

WEBSTER CITY — Nathan Ferrell’s standing as the premier golfer on the Webster City boys’ team and one of the best in central Iowa is unquestioned. But that doesn’t mean his teammates won’t continue to push him. And that’s music to the ears of head coach Eric Dawson. Ferrell, ...

WCHS girls’ golfers paced by Dinsdale and Leksell against Cougars

WEBSTER CITY — Sharing the second spot on the leaderboard was a good way to start the season for Webster City’s Ella Dinsdale and Ursula Leksell Tuesday afternoon at The Links. The teammates took similar approaches to their matching rounds of 59, as they led WCHS to a team score of 252. ...

Confidence comes in many forms on courts for Lynx

WEBSTER CITY — It was a loss, yes, but it came with one significant perk: Confidence, and lots of it. The Webster City boys’ tennis team opened its season with a 6-3 loss to Fort Dodge St. Edmond Tuesday afternoon at the WCHS courts, but head coach Michael Ross says his team’s ...

SH GOLF BRIEFS

LAMMERS MEDALIST FOR SH BOYS: Trevor Lammers fired a 44 to earn the medalist honor and he led the South Hamilton boys’ golf team to a dual-meet win at Pine Lake Country Club in Eldora on Tuesday. The Hawks carded a 199 to easily dispatch host South Hardin, which posted a 245. Wyatt ...

ROUGHED UP

GILBERT — One team stepped onto the pitch here Monday evening with the key offensive pieces back from a state tournament team a season ago. The other lined up looking to replace its all-time leader in goals and assists, as well as one of the premier defenders in program history. It looked ...

Crutcher, 4×100 strike gold for Lynx at outdoor opener

GOWRIE — This is it for Zoey Woodle, her last go-round with the Webster City girls’ track and field team. And if one meet is any indication, she intends to make the most of it. The senior jumper and sprinter had what Lynx head coach Clint Howard called easily the best meet of her career ...