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WCHS hopes to leave inconsistencies in the past

WEBSTER CITY — No team is immune to the ebb and flow of a long season. The trick is to hang on to the highest of highs and forget the lowest of lows. With the postseason at the doorstep of the Webster City girls’ basketball team, head coach Nicole Muhlenbruch knows it’s time for her ...

Unbeaten Hawks enter postseason ranked third in 2A

WEBSTER CITY — Other teams’ losses were South Hamilton’s gain in the final Associated Press Class 2A poll of the season. After being stuck at No. 5 for several weeks, the unbeaten Hawks (21-0) jumped two spots to No. 3 and received their lone first-place vote of the ...

THE MAGNIFICENT 7

WEBSTER CITY — Flash back to 12 months ago to when Luke Rohmiller sprinted off the mat and out the east door of the WCHS gymnasium without acknowledging a soul. He didn’t want to hear a pep talk from his coaches or consoling words from teammates. The pain of missing out on the state ...

Freshman Sharar torches Lynx for 29 points in NCC upset

IOWA FALLS — It may have been senior night inside the Iowa Falls-Alden High School gymnasium, but the freshman went ahead and stole the show anyway. Karson Sharar is going to be a massive headache for opponents for years to come. He delivered a four-Advil kind of pain to Webster City ...

HAWKS NOT DONE JUST YET

FORT DODGE — Another fourth-quarter surge and clutch free throws down the stretch by Anna Moss and Rylee Woodall preserved the South Hamilton girls’ basketball season for at least a few more days here Saturday night. The Hawks (9-14) didn’t take their first lead until the 4:11 mark of ...

Nothing guaranteed for Lynx 10 at treacherous district

BY TROY BANNING tbanning@freemanjournal.net WEBSTER CITY — Twenty-one ranked individuals, 12 former state medalists and five former state runners-up will all be inside the WCHS gymnasium on Saturday vying for spots in next week’s state tournament. This should be fun. Host Webster ...

After three straight near misses, Lynx finally make return to state duals

SERGEANT BLUFF — If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Or in Webster City’s case, try, try, try again. The wait is finally over. The Lynx are headed back to the Class 2A state duals. Three straight trips to the regional finals, only to see the journey end one step short, ...

Klemp signs with Iowa, fulfills promise to late grandfather

Jerry Klemp had to be doing the hokey pokey in heaven as he smiled down Wednesday morning. You see, Jerry loved a lot of things, his family first and foremost, and, oh, how he adored his grandkids. He also loved the Iowa Hawkeyes, from the lean years of the 1970s through the golden era when ...

No. 5, NCC champ Lions thump Lynx, 61-19

CLEAR LAKE — The wheels fell off in the second quarter here Tuesday night, as the Webster City girls’ basketball team was unable to keep up with fifth-ranked (Class 3A) Clear Lake in the final North Central Conference contest for both teams. The Lions (19-2, 14-0 NCC) wrapped up a ...

THE RESURGENCE

WEBSTER CITY — In all honesty, a trip to the state duals seemed like a pipe dream for the Webster City wrestling team back in early December. A dismal night in Grimes on Dec. 7 left the Lynx at 1-4 on the season. Two days later, following the Dick Kennedy Duals, they were just 3-6. And ...

Lynx win sectional, send 10 on to districts

HUXLEY — Sitting all alone with nothing but his own thoughts rattling around in his head, Caleb Olson gave himself a pep talk in the 45 minutes that separated his finals match and his wrestleback at Saturday’s Class 2A Sectional 16 tournament. You wouldn’t think confidence would be an ...

LOGAN KLEMP WILL BE A HAWKEYE

AMES — Hey Logan Klemp, dreams do come true. Oh, and welcome to Big Ten football. South Hamilton’s 6-foot-3, 215-pound senior linebacker is headed to the University of Iowa. At approximately 12:15 p.m. on Friday, Klemp was offered and accepted a scholarship to play for the Hawkeyes and ...

Seniors unleash offensive explosion, Lynx bury ’Dogs

WEBSTER CITY — Webster City’s five veterans couldn’t have asked for a better Senior Night on Friday. And there was so much to celebrate. A pair of single-season records, the first double-digit wins total in 12 years and a 64-25 rout of Hampton-Dumont had the entire team smiling. And ...

Tanner pours in 21, Lynx boys spank H-D to improve to 13-5

WEBSTER CITY — Poised for a late-season run, the Webster City boys’ basketball team won its fifth consecutive game in front of its home crowd Friday night. A 7-0 run to start the game and a 23-4 second-quarter eruption put the Lynx on cruise control in the second half, as they blasted ...

No. 10 Comets clinch HOIC title against Hawks

ALLEMAN — Tenth-ranked (Class 3A) North Polk comes at you in waves with athletes and shooters that are dangerous from all areas of the court. And South Hamilton simply couldn’t match up Friday night. The Hawks saw their three-game winning streak come to a halt at the hands of the ...

PREP BRIEFS: SOUTH HAMILTON HAWKS WRESTLING, BASKETBALL

SH WRESTLING SEASON ENDS AT 1A SECTIONAL: The South Hamilton wrestling team was unable to push any of its grapplers through to districts on Saturday in Ogden. The Hawks’ best finish was third and they wound up eighth in the team standings with 651⁄2 points. Panorama (2171⁄2) won the ...

THE JOURNEY TO STATE STARTS NOW

WEBSTER CITY — It didn’t happen overnight, but eventually Carson Hartnett, Luke Rohmiller and Zane Williams all found their weight class comfort zones. And the results have been staggering. As confident as they’ve ever been, the Webster City senior trio and the rest of the ...

Logan Klemp headed to Iowa to play football

AMES — Hey Logan Klemp, dreams do come true. Oh, and welcome to Big Ten football. South Hamilton’s 6-foot-3, 215-pound senior linebacker is headed to the University of Iowa. At approximately 12:15 p.m. today, Klemp was offered and accepted a scholarship to play for the Hawkeyes and head ...

TANNER TIME: Senior hits game-winner with 3 ticks left against Gaels

WEBSTER CITY — Marty McKinney really didn’t know what Jordan Tanner was going to do as the clock ticked under five seconds in a one-point game Tuesday night. But the Webster City head coach did know one thing — the ball was in the hands of the guy he wanted. And Tanner delivered. ...