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UNDER PRESSURE: SH girls wilt in 70-35 loss to Gilbert

GILBERT — Gilbert set the trap and South Hamilton walked right into it. Well, dribbled into it. And the results were predictable. The season-long trend of struggling against pressure defense continued for the Hawks Friday night in a 70-35 girls’ basketball loss to Heart of Iowa ...

South Hamilton Briefs: Basketball, Wrestling

HAWKS BOUNCE BACK WITH ROAD WIN: Just 24 hours after suffering its first regular season loss in nearly 23 months, the fifth-ranked (Class 2A) South Hamilton boys’ basketball team regrouped and knocked off St. Edmond, 64-53, in a non-conference game in Fort Dodge Saturday evening. The ...

THE TOTAL PACKAGE

WEBSTER CITY — The north wall inside the Webster City wrestling room is where the legends live. In a deep purple paint that sparkles against the pristine white canvas, the program’s North Central Conference champions, state qualifiers and state medalists stand out as revered figures for ...

WCHS avenges loss to Lions, muzzles Bulldogs

CLEAR LAKE — A lack of experience and a significant size disadvantage are usually stumbling blocks on the wrestling mat, but Webster City junior Malachi Montes shrugged off both here last night. He helped the Lynx stage a rally and pull an upset in the process. Montes, who played ...

GROWING UP

WEBSTER CITY — The final score didn’t go the way Marty McKinney would have liked, but as the Webster City boys’ basketball coach walked off the gymnasium floor Tuesday night he came to one important realization: His team can compete with anyone in the North Central Conference. Despite ...

No. 2 CL girls add Lynx to list of NCC victims

WEBSTER CITY — It took Sara Faber just 1 minute and 50 seconds to accomplish what Webster City needed an entire quarter to do. And the punishment was just beginning. Faber, Clear Lake’s all-state guard, played like the best player in the North Central Conference from the moment the ball ...

Woodall erupts for career-high 22 points, Hawks throttle Eagles

JEWELL — The best eight-minute stretch of the season propelled the South Hamilton girls’ basketball team to a lopsided victory on Coach Jim Marsh Court Tuesday night. It set in motion a laid back second half where the Hawks’ starters got a chance to watch much of the fourth quarter as ...

Fun for all in No. 5 SH boys 32-point drubbing of Saydel

JEWELL — Eight minutes and it was out of reach. Sixteen minutes and the white flag could have been waved. Buoyed by a dominant first half, the fifth-ranked (Class 2A) South Hamilton boys’ basketball team put its 33rd consecutive regular season victory to bed early on Coach Jim Marsh ...

TOP 5 TEAM

WEBSTER CITY — The South Hamilton boys’ basketball team has been well aware of the target on its back since the start of preseason practice. Now there’s a number associated with that target. The Hawks are ranked fifth in the opening Associated Press Class 2A poll of the season, which ...

Feast or Famine

WEBSTER CITY — Six minutes of battling for position and brawling for points took a backseat to a good old fashioned pin fest inside the WCHS gymnasium Saturday afternoon. Falls were the norm at the 10th annual Dick Kennedy Memorial Duals. Some were fast, others took time, but eventually ...

Offense comes easy to Hawks in rout of Nevada

NEVADA — Connor Hill was a bit taken aback as he brought the ball up the floor early in the first quarter here Friday night. Nathan Hill, his dad and coach, felt the same way. Immediately, both knew what Nevada didn’t: the Cubs were in trouble. Nevada opted to play Hill, South ...

Cubs keep win streak over SH girls intact, but barely

NEVADA — One big toe and a few unfortunate bounces off the rim stood in the way of the South Hamilton girls’ basketball team ending a seven-year losing streak Friday night. In the end, it was just another Nevada victory, the 14th in a row since the Hawks last prevailed back on Dec. 22, ...

Hovrsten notches double-double; WCHS girls rally in fourth quarter for win

FORT DODGE — Nothing came easy offensively for the Webster City girls’ basketball team until it forced the issue with its defense here Friday night. And in just a few minutes, a potentially confidence-sapping loss turned into a sigh of relief victory for the Lynx. In an offensive fog ...

Hoversten scores career-high 29 points in Lynx first win of season

FORT DODGE — Henry Hoversten proved many things on the basketball court here Friday night, one of them being that he can handle constructive criticism and learn from it. Three nights after turning in what Webster City boys’ head coach Marty McKinney felt was a subpar performance in a ...

Wilson a silver medalist, Hawks fifth at CS Round Robin Tournament

MANLY — The South Hamilton wrestling team accrued 105 points and placed fifth out of six teams at Saturday’s Central Springs Round Robin Tournament. Central Springs dominated on its home mats and piled up 324 points to earn the team crown. Mason City Newman was second with 236, followed ...

Lynx stage big rally vs. Ballard, handle DCG

INDIANOLA — A furious rally over the final four weights in the opening dual of the night catapulted the Webster City wrestling team to a successful evening on the mats here last night. Trailing Ballard 35-15 when the lineup turned over to the lightweights for the final four matches, WCHS ...

Hawks top Saydel, fall to Norsemen and Tigerhawks

STORY CITY — Helped by a heavy dose of forfeits, the South Hamilton wrestling team was able to pick up one dual victory here last night. The Hawks accumulated 36 free points and also received a victory on the mat by sophomore Lane Swenson to topple Heart of Iowa Conference rival Saydel, ...

Lynx rebounding struggles continue in loss to Titans

WEBSTER CITY — Rebounding is all about grit, will and want more than anything else. And, right now, the Webster City boys’ basketball team is still trying to find all three. For the second time in as many outings, the Lynx had a tough time crashing the glass and were overwhelmed by a ...

No. 7 SCC handles mentally tired Lynx girls

WEBSTER CITY — The grind of facing three top-10 teams during the opening 11 days of the season caught up to the Webster City girls’ basketball team inside the WCHS gymnasium Tuesday night. The players’ faces and body language spoke volumes. After battling eighth-ranked (Class 4A) ...

Berg makes a splash in season debut, Hawks put clamps on R-S

STORY CITY — Welcome back, Cole Berg. Coming off a knee injury during the football season that left him on the sideline during South Hamilton’s opening three basketball games, the senior guard made his highly-anticipated return to the court here Tuesday night and played like he was in ...