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Lynx golf team collects four all-state honors

WEBSTER CITY — Coming off a runner-up finish at the Class 3A state golf tournament last weekend, the Webster City boys’ golf team picked up four postseason accolades from the Iowa Golf Coaches Association on Wednesday. The Lynx four mainstays — they provided the counting scores in ...

H-D pounces on Lynx mistakes early, never trails

HAMPTON — For the third consecutive game, the Webster City softball team was its own worse enemy here Wednesday night and the result was a frustrating loss to a previously winless team. Hampton-Dumont (1-3, 1-2 NCC) exploited four Lynx errors by turning them into six unearned runs, three ...

Moss shines at top of order, Grubb belts HR in Hawks’ win

NEVADA — The bats were rolling and so was the pitching of Katie Johnson here Wednesday night, as the South Hamilton softball team cruised to its fourth consecutive victory. The Hawks (4-1, 3-1 HOIC) battered Nevada pitcher Mackenzie Garrett for 12 hits, three of which went for extra ...

Unbeaten Cubs blank Hawks, 2-0

NEVADA — South Hamilton’s early-season swarm of games against Heart of Iowa Conference front runners continued here Wednesday night, but the Hawks went down swinging. Unfortunately, a solid pitching performance from CJ Hewitt went by the wayside, as South Hamilton mustered just two hits ...

HAWKS FIND THEIR ACE

DES MOINES — With three capable arms, the South Hamilton softball team will always have options in the pitcher’s circle this summer, but it looks like the Hawks have may found their ace. And it has as much to do between the ears as it does with physical talent. Sophomore right-hander ...

No. 8 W-SR makes quick work of Lynx

WAVERLY — The eighth-ranked Waverly-Shell Rock girls’ soccer team didn’t waste any time in moving to within one victory of the state tournament here Tuesday evening. The Go-Hawks scored nine times in the first half and then ended their 10-0 victory over Webster City with a goal just ...

Hawks stymied by errors, Porter’s power

DES MOINES — More errors in a single game than it had made in its previous five games combined proved to be debilitating for the South Hamilton baseball team here Tuesday night. And against a standout squad such as Saydel, those mistakes only became amplified. The Eagles rattled off ...

A GOLF DYNASTY

LIVERMORE — The uphill climb was steep, to a man they all knew that, as the final 18 holes of the Class 3A state golf tournament got underway on a dew-covered Spring Valley Golf Course Saturday morning. Sitting in fourth place, nine shots off the lead after an opening-day 317 on Friday, ...

This team wasn’t supposed to be this good

The words that Dave Brighton wanted to say never materialized. The emotion of the moment and the realization that it was over — his time with the team and probably the dynasty itself — got the better of the Webster City boys’ golf coach as he stood alongside the practice green while his ...

Defensive deficiencies cost Lynx against No. 4 Humboldt

HUMBOLDT — For the second time in as many outings, the Webster City softball team struggled to make the routine defensive plays here Friday night. Only this time, the bats couldn’t make up the difference. Two nights after committing seven errors in a 10-9 victory over Fort Dodge St. ...

Hawks split games, finish third at Grundy Center Memorial Day tourney

GRUNDY CENTER — South Hamilton hit the ball well all day and split a pair of games to place third at Monday’s Grundy Center Memorial Day tournament. Trailing Gladbrook-Reinbeck 10-1 after four innings, the Hawks staged a furious rally with an eight-run outburst in the fifth, but ...

Opening night bash

WEBSTER CITY — The bats were popping, but it was a head’s up play on the base paths late in the game that ultimately carried the Webster City softball team to a season-opening victory at Lynx Field Wednesday night. And for missing the majority of the 2016 season with a leg injury, WCHS ...

Brighton resigns as Lynx boys’ golf coach

WEBSTER CITY — Dave Brighton, the head boys’ golf coach at Webster City for the past six seasons, resigned his position on Thursday. “My time at Webster City High School will always been cherished with many great memories of student/athletes, parents, staff and faculty,” Brighton ...

Lynx advance in regional rout, Vogelbacher notches four goals

LATIMER — Sarah Vogelbacher entered yesterday evening’s Class 2A Region 2 quarterfinal girls’ soccer match sitting in third place on Webster City’s all-time scoring list. She exited the field at No. 2, and one more goal would have taken the junior forward all the way to the top. ...

W-G pulls away late, hands Lynx loss in baseball opener

WOODWARD — Trailing 5-4 after 41⁄2 innings, Woodward-Granger plated six runs in its final two at bats to steal a victory away from Webster City in a non-conference baseball game here Wednesday night. The Hawks (2-0) laced three extra-base hits and collected nine hits in all in a 10-6 ...

Moss causes Tigers headaches at top of order, Hawks roll

JEWELL — A second straight strong performance at the plate offset a struggle in the field for the South Hamilton softball team Wednesday night, as the Hawks claimed their first victory of the season at the Mike Penning Athletic Complex. Alissa Moss went 2 for 3 with a triple, two runs ...

Throwing strikes a problem for SH baseball in loss

JEWELL — Gilbert exploited South Hamilton’s inability to consistently throw strikes in a shortened Heart of Iowa Conference baseball game at the Mike Penning Athletic Complex Wednesday night. The Tigers (3-1, 1-1 HOIC) accepted eight walks and lashed eight hits in a 12-1, 5-inning rout ...

SOCCER, DIAMOND BRIEFS

WC BOYS SOCCER SEASON ENDS: Third-ranked Storm Lake scored at will and rolled to a 10-0 win over Webster City in a Class 2A Substate 1 semifinal on the campus of Buena Vista University in Storm Lake on Wednesday. The match — and the Lynx (6-14) season — ended with 22:34 remaining in ...

The golf course has been a sanctuary for Fielder

WEBSTER CITY — Using a borrowed set of Ram irons from friends Alec and Avery Fuhs, and confused by the wicked slice with each swing, Drew Fielder’s love affair with the game of golf began. He was in the sixth grade then and his knowledge of the game was non-existent. He constantly had ...

Patience, determination pay off for Ferrell

WEBSTER CITY — Let’s get this out of the way immediately — this isn’t a pity party for Bryan Ferrell. He’s not asking for it, nor does he want it. But he’s human. So when he’s asked how difficult it was to walk the pristine grounds at Spring Valley Golf Course last May as a ...