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Hawk spikers open season at Roland-Story, put up 2-1 record

STORY CITY — The South Hamilton volleyball team opened up the season with a pair of victories here Monday night. Under the direction of rookie head coach Ashley Rosenstiel, the Hawks swept Central Springs (25-16, 25-17) and Grand View Christian (25-12, 25-14). They dropped a two-set ...

Hill to play college hoops at Morningside

JEWELL — When Conner Hill sat down and thought about it, he knew there really was no decision to make. When it’s right, it’s right. The South Hamilton senior-to-be announced via Twitter Friday afternoon that he has committed to the men’s basketball program at Morningside College ...

Diersen, Grubb land on all-HOIC 2nd team

WEBSTER CITY — Following an 11-16 season that included a trip to the Class 2A regional semifinal round, the South Hamilton softball team collected four Heart of Iowa Conference accolades recently. The Hawks, who finished 5-6 and tied for fourth in the league, placed senior Marla Grubb and ...

Flaws caps career with 2nd team all-state honor

WEBSTER CITY — When she reached base, which was a lot, the odds were good that she was going to score. And there really wasn’t a lot the defense could do to stop her. Softball and speed, the two go hand in hand. They did for Haley Flaws anyway. Webster City’s quick senior left ...

2018 DFJ Male Athlete of the Year: Logan Peters

JEWELL — Two years ago he just didn’t get it. The genetics that made him long and lean, plus his natural ability, those would be good enough to take him where he wanted to go. Or so he thought. Fast forward to a hot, sticky day in July. He’s on vacation, but there he goes through ...

2018 DFJ Female Athlete of the Year: Cassidy Nerland

WEBSTER CITY — The sneer, it can be intimidating. Eyes squinted, jaw set, shoulders raised, chest out, it all comes naturally. It’s not calculated, it’s just her demeanor when she’s between the lines. She’s not there to make friends, she’s there to compete and win. And if she has ...

Coop’s a Reiver

WEBSTER CITY — One of the best prep football players in the state over the last two years has decided to further his career at one of the best junior college programs in the country. Recent Webster City graduate Cooper Lawson confirmed on Monday that he will enroll at Iowa Western ...

Hackbarth, Martinez and Steen snag Class 3A 1st-team all-district awards

WEBSTER CITY — Seniors Max Hackbarth and Romel Martinez, and junior Dylan Steen all represented the Webster City baseball team on the Class 3A all-district first team, it was announced on Monday. Hackbarth was named to the top team in the Central District as a pitcher. Martinez was the ...

My Best Friend’s Wedding

WEBSTER CITY — Spanish class, freshman year, University of Iowa, 2009: that’s where this story starts and it’s one that Maddie Schaa never would have envisioned when she departed Webster City as a teenager. It was in that class, one she excelled at by the way, where she met someone ...

Lynx load all-NCC teams, 3 on top unit

WEBSTER CITY — A second straight season loaded with success, which included a runner-up finish in the North Central Conference, led to a slew of postseason awards for the Webster City baseball team. The Lynx earned seven all-conference accolades, including three spots on the first team, ...

THE END, TOO SOON

WEBSTER CITY — The message was sent with a bomb to left field, but it was the bloopers that delivered the goods. And Webster City could just never catch a break. Humboldt did everything it takes to succeed in the postseason at Lynx Field Monday night and the Wildcats reward was a spot ...

Welcome Back, USMTS

WEBSTER CITY — After a summer vacation for the road warriors of the USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s Cup powered by Summit, a historic Hawkeye State half-mile oval of dirt awaits the dirt modified titans tonight at the Hamilton County Speedway driven by Spangler Automotive. Also competing this ...

Staley hits the jackpot for the first time at ‘The Gambler’

WEBSTER CITY — High stakes racing took center stage Saturday night at the Hamilton County Speedway driven by Spangler Automotive with several drivers cashing in big during the inaugural running of “The Gambler” at the historic half-mile clay oval. On top of the regular weekly purses ...

GOOD ENOUGH … FOR NOW

WEBSTER CITY — There was no spark, only apprehension for Webster City as it found itself in a one-run dogfight with upset-minded Perry at Lynx Field Friday night. The Lynx needed something, anything, to break them out of the malaise they were in as the Class 3A District 4 semifinal ...