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Ouf of system

JEWELL — For 16 points, the South Hamilton volleyball team hung with one of the best in Class 3A on Coach Jim Marsh Court Tuesday night. But the next 57 points? Forgettable. And eventually it was good night, Hawks. Seventh-ranked Gilbert took South Hamilton’s best shot early in ...

Hawks use last season as motivation in preparing for Madrid

JEWELL — It wasn’t pretty and it sure as heck wasn’t fun, but it was motivating. And now South Hamilton has the chance to return the favor. With last year’s 69-0 whipping, on homecoming no less, at the hands of Madrid still on their minds, the Hawks prepare for this Friday’s ...

Peters breaks 17 minutes, No. 7 Hawks runner-up at Nevada Invite

COLO — Logan Peters’ competitive instincts kicked in Tuesday evening at Hickory Grove Park and propelled him to his best 5K race of the cross country season. It helped pull seventh-ranked (Class 2A) South Hamilton into a statement-making second-place finish in the elite Nevada ...

Lynx get sneak peek at NCC course, perform well at Algona

ALGONA — A partial preview of the North Central Conference meet left the Webster City cross country teams hopeful following Tuesday’s Algona Invitational. Competing at River Road Golf Course — the site of next month’s conference meet — and against large fields, the Lynx set a ...

WCHS No. 6 in 3A for third week in a row

WEBSTER CITY — For the third straight week, the Webster City football team finds itself in the No. 6 slot in the Associated Press Class 3A poll, which was released yesterday afternoon. The likelihood of the Lynx making it four straight weeks is slim to none. With a showdown against No. ...

24-1, Not Bad

WEBSTER CITY — At some point, probably a year or two down the road, Cooper Lawson says he’ll sit down and think about what he’s helped the Webster City football team accomplish over the past four years. For now, he’s focusing on the present and future, not the past. “I don’t ...

Hawks handle Panthers, hang in playoff contention

JEWELL — The state playoffs are still weeks away, and yet each and every time the South Hamilton football team steps onto the field it feels like season is on the line. Can that be stressful? Sure it can. Can it also be motivating? Absolutely. And with each win, the next game only ...

Hawks sloppy, still sweep Madrid

JEWELL — Whether it was a line-drive the screamed as it crossed the net or a blooper that barely trickled to the other side of the court, the South Hamilton volleyball team seemed to do everything right from behind the service line last night on Coach Jim Marsh Court. The Hawks needed ...

Lynx lack the firepower to hang with Cowgirls

CLARION — A difficult early stretch in the North Central Conference continued to get the better of the Webster City volleyball team here last night. Utilizing a strong front row, Clarion-Goldfield-Dows put away the Lynx in three quick sets, 25-15, 25-16, 25-13. The Cowgirls (17-6, 3-1 ...

Lynx, Hawks compete at R-S Invite

STORY CITY — Short-handed, the ninth-ranked (Class 2A) South Hamilton boys’ cross country team fell back in the pack and allowed Webster City to jump in front at yesterday’s Roland-Story Invitational. Hawks’ freshman Ty Skartvedt was unable to finish the race due to illness at River ...

No. 6 Lynx living off high-octane O, long TD’s

WEBSTER CITY — It’s a preposterous statistic, one that screams for a second round of calculations. Webster City’s average — average! — yards per play on its touchdowns: 40.05. It’s not like the sixth-ranked (Class 3A) Lynx have only scored a couple of touchdowns either; that ...

SH football has no room for error

JEWELL — Corey Klemp doesn’t shy away from the fact that his South Hamilton football team has its sights set on the playoffs. To get there, the Hawks’ head coach knows that there’s no more room for error. “The elephant in the room is this senior class wants to make the playoffs ...

Licea’s best race of season gets her eighth at WM Invite

STATE CENTER — Yolanda Licea is still in the infancy of her cross country career and, race by race, she’s learning the tricks of the trade. It all came together for the South Hamilton freshman on the steep hills of Lincoln Valley Golf Course Tuesday evening, as she fought through the ...

WCHS No. 6 in 3A for second straight week

WEBSTER CITY — The Webster City football team remained ranked No. 6 in the latest Associated Press Class 3A poll that was released yesterday afternoon. The Lynx (4-0, 2-0 District 2) garnered 59 voting points from the statewide panel of writers and broadcasters. They hold a comfortable ...

Another 300-yard game for Williams in Lynx rout

JEFFERSON — Zane Williams was oblivious to the feat he had achieved — that never-before hurdle he galloped over with ease — as he stood on the turf at Linduska Field late Friday night. “I don’t know, was I even close to 200 yards?” Williams asked as he pushed his sweat-saturated ...

Second-ranked Van Meter hands Hawks first loss

VAN METER — It was a reality check, but one that plenty of other teams have faced and will face down the road. South Hamilton isn’t alone. Looking to pull off an improbable upset, the Hawks were pushed back onto their heels early on and they could never recover in a 42-0 whipping at ...

Lynx unable to finish, come home from tournament winless

The Daily Freeman-Journal FOREST CITY — Webster City volleyball coach Jess Howard walked away from Saturday’s Forest City Invite both encouraged and frustrated. It was encouraging that her team was able to contend for victories by winning the first set in three of its five ...

Why is the 3rd quarter so special?

WEBSTER CITY — The third quarter has been good — no, check that, it’s been great — to the sixth-ranked Webster City football team so far this season, but there’s a couple different ways to look at that phenomenon. There’s the optimistic approach: The Lynx have been able to ...

’Cats bury Lynx, win 22nd straight in NCC

WEBSTER CITY — It’s a new season with almost a completely new team, and yet it’s the same result. Humboldt doesn’t rebuild its volleyball program. It simply reloads. The three-time defending North Central Conference champion Wildcats increased their league winning streak to 22 ...