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So long, slump

WEBSTER CITY — Good things happen when hustle and a commitment to defense take center stage. All of a sudden, a five-game losing streak is nothing but a frustrating memory. Ahead but not exactly crisp in the first half, the Webster City girls’ basketball team turned up the intensity ...

NCC-leading Lynx boys grind out another win

WEBSTER CITY — Noah McKinney isn’t the biggest player on the court — he’s usually the smallest, if you want to know the truth — but give the Webster City junior an open look at the basket from long range and he’s as dangerous as any player twice his size. Clarion-Goldfield-Dows ...

Lynx roll to a 4-peat at Norsemen Duals

STORY CITY — It’s gotten to the point where the Webster City wrestling team may need to retire itself from the Roland-Story Norsemen Duals. The alternative may be having its invitation rescinded. For the fourth time in as many years, the Lynx stormed through the field and left ...

No. 8 Hawks lose shootout to Rams, outright HOIC lead

JEWELL — A lot of offense and not much defense might have made for an entertaining game for the fans, but it left South Hamilton head coach Nathan Hill frustrated here Friday night. Despite scoring 35 fourth-quarter points, the eighth-ranked (Class 2A) Hawks were unable to defend their ...

Hot shooting propels SH girls to win

JEWELL — South Hamilton shot a season-high 49 percent from the field, including 46 percent from behind the 3-point arc, and rode the hot streak to its first Heart of Iowa Conference victory on Coach Jim Marsh Court Friday night. The Hawks outscored Greene County in each of the four ...

Hetland and Peters champs, Hawk grapplers place fifth at Lynn Moody Invite

POCAHONTAS — Keaton Hetland and Luke Peters continued their impressive seasons on the wrestling mat, as they led South Hamilton to a fifth-place finish at Saturday’s Lynn Moody Invitational. Hetland breezed through the 126-pound bracket to gold and Peters was just as dominant at 160 to ...

Webster City Basketball Briefs

WEBSTER CITY — Connor Shannon, have yourself a ball game. Webster City’s senior forward hit a game-tying 3-pointer in the final second of regulation and scored all of his game-high 24 points after the halftime break to lead the Lynx to a thrilling come-from-behind 64-62 win in overtime ...

No chance, Norse

WEBSTER CITY — Blink and you just might have missed it last night. A match. The dual. Everything. A handful of the bouts barely went long enough for the grapplers to get a decent lather going, but that was just fine by Webster City head coach Chad Hisler, as he watched his crew slice ...

No. 8 Hawks turn back Nevada, stay in HOIC driver’s seat

NEVADA — The one-handed running floater is not an easy shot to make. It takes skill and touch, two things that materialize only after years of practice. But on the move, going into the lane and meeting a defender that towers over him, well, that brings a smile to the face of Marco ...

Third-ranked Cubs too everything for SH girls in lopsided contest

NEVADA — Third-ranked (Class 4A) Nevada is just too everything. Too big. Too fast. Too talented. It’s not only South Hamilton that has the mental bruises that prove how devastating the Cubs can be on the hardwood. They’ve made the Heart of Iowa Conference their personal ...

TITLE TOWN

WEBSTER CITY — One point was just as important as the next, whether it came from the glare of the championship spotlight or a consolation bout after dreams had been crushed. That was Webster City’s mantra and it proved to be the best recipe for success at Saturday’s 50th North Central ...

Fast start saves Lynx boys over final 3 quarters

WEBSTER CITY — Three usually trumps one, but luckily for the Webster City boys’ basketball team the reverse was true Friday night. The Lynx brilliant first quarter was enough to withstand three quarters of frustration and anger on the part of head coach Marty McKinney, as WCHS hung on ...

Lady Bulldogs hold WCHS to 6 FG’s in rout

WEBSTER CITY — Positivity is what Webster City girls’ basketball head coach Nicole Muhlenbruch attempted to convey following Friday night’s home showdown with Algona. Still, it wasn’t easy for her to mask her frustration — an impossible thing not to feel when your team connects on ...

Hetland, Peters become two-time HOIC champs

ALLEMAN — It’s closing in on two months since South Hamilton senior Luke Peters has sniffed the rankings. It may be time to remedy that. And quick. Peters rolled to his second straight Heart of Iowa Conference title on Saturday and he capped his day by knocking off fifth-ranked (Class ...

Week Hoops Briefs: Lynx and Hawks

WCHS BOYS TURN BACK COUGARS: Webster City outscored Manson-Northwest Webster by 16 points, 37-21, in the second half and won the non-conference contest, 54-41, Saturday evening in Webster City. A 19-6 third-quarter run put the Lynx (9-3) in front for good. Jordan Tanner (18 points, 11 ...

WIDE OPEN RACE

WEBSTER CITY — When it comes to the North Central Conference wrestling tournament, Webster City has been the model of consistency. Written in permanent red marker and circled before the beginning of each season, the Lynx always shine a light on the legendary event that has been around ...

Hawks drop home duals to Ogden, Gilbert and Nevada

JEWELL — In its final tune-up prior to Saturday’s Heart of Iowa Conference tournament, the South Hamilton wrestling team was unable to secure a dual win when four teams got together here last night. With five open weights in all three battles, the Hawks fell to non-conference foe Ogden, ...

No. 10 Hawks follow loss by taking down No. 3 G-R

REINBECK — Don’t let Conner Hill’s slight frame fool you. The kid is 5 feet, 10 inches and 125 pounds of competitor. No challenge is too big. Not even checking the state’s most prolific scorer for 32 minutes. Where Gladbrook-Reinbeck star Joe Smoldt went, Hill went Tuesday night, ...

SH girls end drought with rout of Rebels

REINBECK — The tension and frustration that have all too often followed the South Hamilton girls’ basketball team around the hardwood took the night off on Tuesday. In their places were smiles and high-fives — certainly a welcome sight for head coach Mark Henderson and his ...