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Hawks dominant again defensively, blank Indians

POCAHONTAS — Run the ball at the South Hamilton defense and you’re likely to be disappointed. Right Pocahontas Area? One of the top defensive units in Class 1A continued to impress in the mud and muck Friday night, as the Hawks handcuffed Pocahontas Area and collected their second ...

Lynx limp to 3 losses at Mason City Invite

MASON CITY — Chalk it up to just one of those days and leave it at that. And then move on. Quickly. There was not much for the Webster City volleyball team to gain from stewing over Saturday’s Mason City Invite following an 0-3 performance in which it lost all six sets it played. The ...

Cowgirls snap Lynx 6-match surge in sweep

WEBSTER CITY — From the outside, from the middle, heck, from the back row, it didn’t matter. Morgan Middleton attacked from wherever she wanted and scored seemingly whenever she wanted last night inside the WCHS gymnasium. North Central Conference, have fun trying to defend her for the ...

Solid day for Hawks and Lynx at Jim Klein Invite

JEWELL — The fields were large and stacked. But considering the amount of rainouts that have taken place this fall, the South Hamilton and Webster City cross country teams were just happy to get out and run. And they ran awfully well. Personal-best times and even one school record ...

Senior leadership, pride motivate 3-3 Lynx for final home game

WEBSTER CITY — At 3-3 and trailing Carroll in the Class 3A District 2 standings, the Webster City football team knows the season will end Oct. 19. An 11th consecutive trip to the playoffs? That’s not going to happen unless a miracle rounds the corner sometime soon. But failing to reach ...

Under glare of No. 11 ranking, Hawks struggle in loss

GILBERT — Three weeks ago they were the scrappy underdogs, carefree and fearless whenever they stepped onto the court. It worked for them. Maybe too well. Overlooked for the better part of its 21-2 start, which included a four-set road victory over Heart of Iowa Conference favorite ...

Lynx continue to surge with win over Garrigan

ALGONA — Playing with confidence and a sense of unity, the Webster City volleyball team continued to ride a bit of a hot streak here Monday night. After falling behind with an opening-set loss, the Lynx roared back to take the next three from former North Central Conference rival Algona ...

STEEN THE MAN

WEBSTER CITY — Call him a spinback, call him a quarterback, call him whatever you want. But after his performance on Friday, here’s an idea: maybe call him The Man. Feeling no pain despite an expanded workload, Dylan Steen was all smiles after he set career highs for rushing attempts, ...

No. 4 Titans stifle Hawks’ offense, hang on for win

JEWELL — There were a lot of yeah, buts the South Hamilton coaches and players could have thrown out following Friday’s clash with No. 4-ranked South Central Calhoun at Taylor Field. Yeah, but the Hawks hung close. Yeah, but the Hawks handled the Titans explosive offense. Yeah, but ...

Lynx spikers perfect, champs at Madrid Invite

MADRID — Everything came together for the Webster City volleyball team at Saturday’s Madrid Invite, as the Lynx put together a perfect day and brought home the tournament title. The hitting was on point. The defense was everywhere. And the enthusiasm was off the charts. “The girls ...

Lynx, Hawks XC Briefs

LYNX RUN AT SH INVITE: John Piaszynski cracked the Top 10 and led the Webster City boys’ cross country team to a fifth-place finish on a cold and dreary Saturday morning at Pine Lake Golf Course in Eldora. Piaszynski completed the 5K course in 18:24 to place ninth overall in a field of 60 ...

Lynx on ropes, but not ready to pack it in

WEBSTER CITY — A two-game losing streak probably doesn’t sound drastic to a majority of the football teams across the state of Iowa. It’s a blip on the radar, a small rough patch, and nothing to be concerned about. But it’s been a long time since Webster City encountered such a ...

Underdog Hawks ready for brawl vs. No. 4 Titans

JEWELL — South Hamilton head football coach Corey Klemp won’t say it. Heck, he won’t even think it. But there’s a real possibility that the Class 1A District 2 championship could be decided tonight at Taylor Field. Yes, it’s that big of a game. And South Hamilton will be a decided ...

No. 14 Cadets spoil Howard’s return, sweep Lynx

WEBSTER CITY — Toughness and commitment are hallmarks of Jess Howard’s coaching philosophy. And in her actions, rather than her words Tuesday night, she proved to her Webster City volleyball team that she does more than just talk a good game. Only eight days removed from giving birth to ...

No. 10 Hawks bury Saydel in 3 sets for 21st win

JEWELL — Now this is how you rebound from a loss. Five days after the first and only Heart of Iowa Conference hiccup, the 10th-ranked (Class 2A) South Hamilton volleyball team reasserted its dominance against an over-matched Saydel group on Coach Jim Marsh Court Tuesday night. The ...

Bussan, Taxted to join the WCHS Hall of Fame Thursday night

WEBSTER CITY — It will be the greatest challenge of Tony Bussan’s professional life and he knows it. Don’t think he hasn’t agonized over it either. The thousands of practices and workouts he supervised, the countless meets he stalked like a man on a mission, those were easy compared ...

Carroll throws ball all over field, beats turnover-prone Lynx

CARROLL — Webster City and Forrest Gump’s box of chocolates have a lot in common. From these Lynx, week to week, you never know what you’re going to get. Seven days after being gouged for more than 500 yards in a loss to fifth-ranked (Class 2A) Algona, the WCHS defense held up ...

Hawks take charge in 2nd half, blast Madrid by 30

JEWELL — It could have been an embarrassing moment in the football career of Brock Galetich. Instead, it became the top highlight in what has already been a season of highlights for the South Hamilton sophomore. Galetich, a defensive back, tripped over his own feet and went to the turf as ...

NO SHAME IN SECOND

STORY CITY — Logan Peters learned his lesson at last week’s Clear Lake Invite. When the temperatures rise, he now knows to pump his body full of fluids prior to race time. Hydrated and back to his normal fast self, Peters put together his best race of the season at yesterday’s ...

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE GOALS

STORY CITY — Abby Ervin spent her offseason at work. On the roads, on the trails, over the hills in the scorching summer heat, all with a specific set of goals in mind. She checked one of them off yesterday afternoon. Ervin, a South Hamilton sophomore, raced her way into the top 10 for ...