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Lynx fast start quickly overshadowed, Gaels take NCC softball contest

FORT DODGE — Webster City’s first four batters reached base and three of them scored before the North Central Conference softball contest was even 10 minutes old here Monday night. A three-run first inning immediately put thoughts of ending a recent drought in the minds of the Lynx ...

Balderas accounts for all of Hawks offense in loss

JEWELL — It was another frustrating night at the ballpark for the South Hamilton baseball team Monday evening, as the Hawks dropped their seventh consecutive contest, all against Heart of Iowa Conference foes. North Polk unleashed a five-run third inning and then exploded for four more in ...

Lynx hold their own against No. 13 Carlisle

WEBSTER CITY — Erin Bahrenfuss has been connected to Webster City softball her entire life thanks to parents, Kevin and Trish, who have coached inside the program since before their youngest child was born. She’s seen plenty of the Carlisle juggernaut over the years. She’s well aware ...

Norse take baseball slugfest over Hawks

JEWELL — South Hamilton struggled to get back on track Friday night, as the Hawks were unable to pull off the win against Roland-Story. After seven long and hard-fought innings, the Norsemen triumphed over the Hawks, 11-8. The Norsemen (11-6, 3-4 HOIC) got up on the Hawks early when ...

Norse hand Hawks third straight loss

JEWELL — For the third consecutive game, South Hamilton struggled at the plate against a Heart of Iowa Conference opponent at the Mike Penning Athletic Complex Friday night. The team’s chances of winning a league championship all but evaporated in the process. Roland-Story (6-5, 4-4 ...

NCC-leading Lynx rough up Iowa Falls-Alden

IOWA FALLS — The scene was set for a host of excuses. A humbling loss less than 24 hours earlier. The absence the team’s senior heartbeat. If there was ever a time that the Webster City baseball team was going to have a North Central Conference letdown, this was probably it. Instead, ...

Cadets score 8 runs in 4th inning, handle Lynx

IOWA FALLS — Jess Howard’s facial expression ran the gamut of emotions in less than 90 seconds Wednesday night. First was confusion. Then came exasperation followed by irritation. And, finally, full blown anger. A questionable obstruction call on Webster City third baseman Courtney ...

SH softball loses third game to ranked foe

COLLINS — South Hamilton’s third chance to topple a ranked opponent didn’t go much better than the first two opportunities here Wednesday night. Despite falling behind 1-0, fourth-ranked (Class 2A) CMB got its offense in gear in the bottom of the second inning and rolled to a 6-1 ...

Losing a lead late becoming a trend for Hawks

COLLINS — Ahead by two runs and six outs away from its first Heart of Iowa Conference victory, the South Hamilton baseball team couldn’t close the deal here Wednesday night. And it’s becoming a recurring theme. CMB rallied from a 2-0 deficit with three runs in the bottom of the sixth ...

Tjaden gets to celebrate two golden anniversaries

WEBSTER CITY — Golden Anniversaries: How many people can say that they’ve experienced one in a lifetime, let alone two? Webster City native Glenn Tjaden has celebrated two golden anniversaries in his lifetime. The first was with his beautiful wife, Mary Tjaden, whom he has been married ...

REALITY CHECK

WEBSTER CITY — The Webster City baseball team suffered a devastating loss Tuesday night at the hands of ninth-ranked (Class 3A) Saydel. WCHS couldn’t quite make its way on to the scoreboard, while Saydel stacked up 10 runs in their 10-0, six-inning victory over the Lynx. After the ...

Hackbarth hums, Lynx throttle No. 6 Lions

WEBSTER CITY — Yeah, the Webster City baseball team just may be for real. Staring at their first North Central Conference contest where they appeared to be the underdog, the Lynx dominated from start to finish in a 6-0 blanking of sixth-ranked (Class 2A) and two-time defending state ...

Down to final strike, Mustangs rally and beat Hawks in 8 innings

JEWELL — Kyle Galetich refused to believe his team was cursed or snakebitten as he let out a big sigh in the wee hours of Monday night at the Mike Penning Athletic Complex. One strike — in possession of a two-run lead, that’s all South Hamilton needed in the seventh inning to finish ...

WC softball foiled by slow start against Lions

CLEAR LAKE — The bats came to life in the sixth and seventh innings, but by then it was too little, too late for the Webster City softball team here Monday night. Clear Lake opened up a 7-0 lead after five innings and then fended off a furious Lynx rally to take the North Central ...

COOLED OFF

JEWELL — Go ahead and call Kayla Jennings the cooler. That’s what Prairie City-Monroe’s senior right-handed pitcher was inside the circle at the Mike Penning Athletic Complex Monday night. Facing a South Hamilton offense that had put up 63 runs in its last five games — that ...

Pitching, not superstitions, carry Lynx to win

WEBSTER CITY — Part of changing the culture around the Webster City baseball program has been superficial for new head coach Adison Kehoe. Take the dugout situation, for example. In an attempt to change the team’s luck following several lackluster seasons, Kehoe moved his team from its ...

Nerland blasts HR, Bahrenfuss tosses shutout; Lynx get much-needed win

WEBSTER CITY — A blowout win over Clarion-Goldfield-Dows on Friday set the Webster City softball team back on track after last Wednesday’s disappointing loss to Hampton-Dumont. The Lynx gave an outstanding offensive performance which resulted in their 11-0 triumph over the Cowgirls at ...

Volkmann and Wintermote lead 14-hit barrage, SH softball buries Rams

JEFFERSON — A five-run fifth inning enabled the South Hamilton softball team to pull away and win its fourth consecutive Heart of Iowa Conference game here Friday night. Locked in a 3-3 tie heading to the fifth, the Hawks (8-1, 4-1 HOIC) caught fire and took off for a 10-4 victory over ...

Hawks continue to search for answers on baseball diamond

JEFFERSON — Untimely errors were the cause of another solid, but not quite good enough to win evening for the South Hamilton baseball team here on Friday. Greene County scored a pair of unearned runs off four Hawk miscues and the Rams went on to take the Heart of Iowa Conference clash, ...

HACKBARTH!

HAMPTON — If this is a dream, Max Hackbarth would prefer not to wake up anytime soon. Everything is currently working for the Webster City junior southpaw. The pop on his tailing fastball is at an all-time high. His curveball is bending in all the right places. His change-up has batters ...