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Banged up Lynx fifth at Allie Morrison Duals

MARSHALLTOWN — Don’t look now, but Caleb Olson is quietly becoming a hammer in the Webster City wrestling lineup. Yes, he’s only a sophomore at a weight that is usually flooded with upperclassmen. And, yes, he’s been on the mat only 11 times this season. But he’s made it look ...

Bulldogs blitz WCHS girls with press, win by 11

WEBSTER CITY — Hampton-Dumont’s defensive strategy wasn’t tricky. It was pretty straightforward — a 1-2-2 half-court trap and then a 2-3 zone where the Bulldogs trapped in the corners. It was attack or be attacked and, unfortunately, Webster City chose to be attacked. The Lynx paid ...

Unselfish Hawks blister Norsemen by 35 points

STORY CITY — Opponent now have to be asking themselves one question: Now what? It seems that the more the opposition focus on all-state wing Collin Hill, the more the ninth-ranked (Class 2A) and unbeaten South Hamilton boys’ basketball team thrives. For the second consecutive ...

Hawk girls hang with Roland-Story early, then falter in 61-28 loss

STORY CITY — Playing for the third time in four days, the South Hamilton girls’ basketball team gradually ran out of steam during a Heart of Iowa Conference contest against Roland-Story here Friday night. A solid first quarter in which the Hawks hung with the Norse didn’t last, as ...

Peters, Lutter 4-1 for Hawks at Storm Duals

CONRAD — Luke Peters will take the loss. The competition meant more than the end result. Always looking for a tough scrap, the South Hamilton senior put together a 4-1 performance at Saturday’s Storm Duals. His lone loss was a 5-2 decision to fourth-ranked (Class 2A) Michael Kent of ...

Lynx roll past Hampton-Dumont behind falls, forfeits

WEBSTER CITY — Falls and forfeits — one of them is celebrated while the other is, oftentimes begrudgingly, accepted. They both provide maximum team points and get enough of them and duals are rarely close. Webster City was on the receiving end of plenty of both last night, as the Lynx ...

No. 9 Hawks pummel Gaels by 29

FORT DODGE — It’s never easy to beat St. Edmond inside its own gymnasium and yet ninth-ranked (Class 2A) South Hamilton made it look like a piece of cake last night. The Hawks’ backcourt of Conner Hill and Marco Balderas combined to rain in five 3-pointers, score 35 points and ...

SH girls mount rally, come up short against Gaels

FORT DODGE — A strong second half didn’t result in a victory, but it brought a much-needed dose of confidence into the South Hamilton girls’ locker room here last night. After trailing by 13 points, 30-17, at halftime, the Hawks rallied and got as close as three points before ...

SEASON OVER

WEBSTER CITY — Cooper Lawson, Webster City’s top-ranked junior heavyweight wrestler (Class 2A), will miss the remainder of the season due to injury, Lynx head coach Chad Hisler confirmed Wednesday afternoon. Lawson, who is also a first-team all-state offensive lineman and Division I ...

Lynx win 2 of 3 duals, but fall out of NCC lead

WEBSTER CITY — It was only a few months ago that Luke Rohmiller didn’t know if he’d ever have the chance to step on a wrestling mat and shake hands with an opponent again. Cue up the tape from last night right around the 8 o’clock hour; there the Webster City junior was, turning to ...

Lynx, Cowgirls both in search of first win tonight

WEBSTER CITY — One team will walk off the court a winner for the first time this evening when Webster City and Clarion-Goldfield-Dows meet on the court in North Central Conference girls’ basketball action. A combined 0-11 on the season, the Lynx and Cowgirls will tip-off at 6:15 p.m. in ...

Hawks split duals with CMB, North Polk

JEWELL — Making its home debut this season, the South Hamilton wrestling team split Heart of Iowa Conference duals with Collins-Maxwell-Baxter and North Polk here last night. The Hawks pulled out three victories on the mat and accrued 24 points from six forfeits in a 36-24 victory over ...

Hisler gets the gig

WEBSTER CITY — It’s the role that Chad Hisler has filled on an interim basis for close to two years, but now he’s got the official title. Hisler was named the head wrestling coach at Webster City by a unanimous vote from the school board Wednesday evening. He’s served as the acting ...

Lynx host quadrangular tonight

WEBSTER CITY — The North Central Conference tournament championship is the perceived crown jewel among the eight member schools, but the hidden secret is that the dual title is of equal importance. That’s how Webster City head coach Chad Hisler feels and he’s pushed that message home ...

Lynx boys zone out in second quarter, pay hefty price

ALGONA — An eight-minute break at the defensive end of the court cost Webster City its two-game winning streak here Tuesday night. Algona reeled off 24 points in the second quarter and outscored the Lynx by 16 during that stretch to build a 17-point halftime lead on its way to a 66-56 ...

WCHS girls fall apart in second half, lose to Algona

ALGONA — Nicole Muhlenbruch doesn’t have an answer for what exactly happened to her Webster City girls’ basketball team in the second half here Tuesday night. The truth is, the Lynx head coach is just as confused as everybody else. “One point in a half, that’s pretty sad,” ...

No. 10 Hawks earn tough road victory, stay perfect

JEFFERSON — A fast start and strong end here Tuesday night kept the 10th-ranked (Class 2A) South Hamilton boys’ basketball team undefeated. With hefty contributions from a number of players, the Hawks outscored Greene County 47-30 in the first and fourth quarters en route to a 67-63 ...

Woodall scores 11 points, SH girls trumped by Rams, 40-31

JEFFERSON — A 13-4 advantage at the free throw line was the difference here Tuesday night, as Greene County used that nine-point margin to clip South Hamilton by nine points, 40-31, in a Heart of Iowa Conference girls’ basketball game. “Greene County was more aggressive attacking the ...

Collin Hill becomes sixth Hawk to reach 1,000 career points

JEWELL — Collin Hill’s not going to lie: you bet he’s thought about what might have been had he not been shackled to the bench with a broken leg for the entirety of his sophomore season. A school scoring record? Perhaps. How about a rebounding record, too? Sure, why not. The ...

Ranked wrestlers galore at 10th Kennedy Duals

WEBSTER CITY — It was one of those “kidding ... kind of” moments as Webster City wrestling coach Chad Hisler had a moment to reflect on the 10th annual Dick Kennedy Memorial Duals after the final match was in the books Saturday afternoon. “Who invited Southeast Polk again?” Hisler ...