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Flaws and Nerland set PR’s to lead Lynx to third at Lady Eagle Relays

EAGLE GROVE — One is quick and the other is powerful. Together, they’re putting up performances, seemingly on a nightly basis, that leave Webster City girls’ head track and field coach Clint Howard with a smile on his face. And he must be wondering: Just what will Haley Flaws and ...

No. 15 Lynx handed second loss of season, this time by Ballard

HUXLEY — No. 15-ranked (Class 2A) Webster City was unable to capitalize on its attacks and, consequently, lost its second straight soccer match in as many outings here yesterday evening. A Wade Stocksleger goal in the 28th minute held up, as Ballard knocked off the Lynx, 1-0. “We had ...

Lynx split singles, can’t keep pace in doubles in loss

HAMPTON — The Webster City boys’ tennis team suffered a 5-4 road loss to Hampton-Dumont Tuesday afternoon. The two teams split the six singles matches, but Hampton-Dumont secured victory in the Nos. 2 and 3 doubles bouts to gain the upper hand. Brandon Peck, Steffen Chambers and ...

Hawks score big in field events at coed invite

GILBERT — Ady Wintermote’s warm-up throws for the discus weren’t great. They were awful, actually, several of them slamming into the net that surrounded the ring at Tuesday’s Lindsay Ellingson Coed Invitational. But once the medals were on the line, it was game on. South ...

State champs show they’ve still got game

WEBSTER CITY — The two-time defending Class 3A state champion Webster City boys’ golf team may have lost some big bombers, but the cupboards aren’t exactly bare. Lacking the depth that they’ve possessed in recent years, the Lynx showed they’ve still got quality players at the top ...

Westendorf medalist, Lynx girls putt way past Cougars

WEBSTER CITY — A medalist round from Brianna Westendorf and a quality nine-hole stretch from Maddie Casady keyed a dual-meet victory for the Webster City girls’ golf team Tuesday afternoon at the Webster City Links. Westendorf’s 48 topped the leaderboard, as the Lynx fired a 244 to ...

Field events, speed carry Lynx girls at Ryan Relays

GOWRIE — Field events and speed — lots and lots of speed — are where the Webster City girls’ track team will butter its bread this spring, and the Lynx showcased their talents in those events at Tuesday’s Richard Ryan Relays. WCHS accumulated eight top-three finishes, including ...

Kannuan dazzles, WCHS boys fourth at Umstead Relays

EAGLE GROVE — Big things can often come in small, explosive packages. Payton Kannuan — all 5-foot-5, 145 pounds of him — proved that time and time again on the football field last fall, and the Webster City senior continued to put his versatile skills on display in a statement-making ...

South Hamilton Golf Briefs

Sogard, Coy lead boys to 28-stroke victory JEWELL — Four-year starters Nathan Sogard and Colton Coy led the way, as the South Hamilton boys’ golf team opened its spring campaign with a 165-193 victory over South Hardin at the Jewell Golf and Country Club on Tuesday. Sogard fired a ...

Gemmel nets lone win for Lynx against Gaels

WEBSTER CITY — Kolton Gemmel dominated his singles match and several other opportunities fell just short for the Webster City boys’ tennis team in its opening dual of the season Tuesday afternoon at the WCHS courts. Fort Dodge St. Edmond collected wins in five of the six singles matches ...

Howard named 3A Coach of Year by IFCA

WEBSTER CITY — On Bob Howard’s to-do list this week will be to clear some space on the shelf that is located on the back wall of his office inside the Webster City gymnasium complex. Another award is headed to that shelf. Following a magical and some would say improbable 2016 season ...

EYE OPENER

WEBSTER CITY — Ashton High was a busy goalkeeper Friday evening at Lynx Field, and that’s never a good sign. A rested, perhaps even comfortable goalie, that’s preferred. Not one that is forced on his toes for 80 minutes as he’s peppered with one shot after another. But attacked ...

Hawk boys win six events at Greene County Coed Early Bird

JEFFERSON — The boys’ cross county prowess that South Hamilton exuded last fall appears to have carried over to the track. At least that’s what the Hawks’ opening outdoor meet of the season pointed to. South Hamilton lugged home six victories and 13 medal-winning performances, ...

Flaws sprints, Nerland throws to gold at BVU Indoor

STORM LAKE — Speed must run in the family. Following in the footsteps of her two-time state 100-meter medalist older sister Allie, Webster City junior Haley Flaws opened up her track season by blazing her way to gold in the 60-meter dash at Friday’s Buena Vista University ...

COLLIN’S THE MAN

For what feels like the 14-millionth time in the last four years, I’m writing about South Hamilton senior Collin Hill. Which begs the question: just what in the heck is there left to say? That’s a really good question, if I do say so myself. Hill’s basketball prowess has been told and ...

Balderas named to 2A all-state third team by INA

JEWELL — Marco Balderas found a new level of comfort on the basketball court this winter, and with it came a newfound level of success. The improvements South Hamilton’s junior point guard made, both physically and mentally, helped to propel the team to a Heart of Iowa Conference ...

End of the Road

DES MOINES — Unafraid of the setting or the opponent, ninth-ranked South Hamilton stared the defending state champions in the eyes and made them blink during the early stages of Monday night’s Class 2A state quarterfinal inside Wells Fargo Arena. But Western Christian won gold in 2016 ...

Goodbye to one of the all-time great Hawks

Nathan Hill made plenty of correct calls Monday night, but perhaps the smartest decision South Hamilton’s head coach made came after the outcome was no longer in doubt. His team was going to lose, it was evident, and in that moment, just seconds before the clock hit all zeroes, he found ...

The First Family of Hawk Hoops

JEWELL — From the very beginning, the Hill name has been a part of the basketball folklore at South Hamilton. Tales of talented individuals bearing the last name and great teams they led are conversation starters around these parts. It’s no coincidence that the program has reached many ...

Hawks must fight present and past against Wolfpack

JEWELL — Fighting the present won’t be easy, not while trying to mentally fend off the past. That’s the two-pronged attack that ninth-ranked South Hamilton will be forced to deal with this evening when it faces top-ranked Western Christian in a Class 2A quarterfinal at the state ...