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Hawk girls, boys win a combined 16 medals at Comet Coed

ALLEMAN — South Hamilton lugged home 16 medals and one significant personal record from last Thursday’s North Polk Comet Coed Invitational. Using the night to mix up its lineup, the Hawk boys’ team tallied 87 points and placed fourth, while the girls collected 66 points to place ...

Home course edge

WEBSTER CITY — Left, right and, honestly, anywhere but the fairway; that’s where Nathan Ferrell put one tee shot after another during yesterday’s Lynx Invitational at Briggs Woods Golf Course. If he wanted to make it challenging on himself, mission accomplished. But with an iron or ...

Hawks navigate wind to trump the field at tourney

JEWELL — The 3,201-yard track looks rather benign at first glance, but don’t be fooled — the Jewell Golf and Country Club has the ability to jump up and bite when a golfer isn’t looking. Add in some wind — it gusted to as high as 20 mph yesterday and directly into the players’ ...

Nerland, Flaws win NCC individual titles; Lynx fifth in team race

IOWA FALLS — They’re now two-time conference champions with the chance to make it three each a year from now. Webster City junior Haley Flaws defended her league high jump title and Cassidy Nerland, also a junior, reclaimed the top prize that she won as a freshman in the shot put at ...

Sprints push WCHS boys to fourth at NCC meet

CLEAR LAKE — The 4x100-meter relay is always of the utmost importance to the Webster City boys’ track and field team. Do the Lynx want to win that event more than others? Probably. And that’s precisely why they were smiling as they exited the Clear Lake High School track last ...

PREP BRIEFS

BOONE RALLIES PAST LYNX, 2-1, ON PITCH: Two goals in the opening 10 minutes of the second half enabled Boone to rally from a 1-0 halftime deficit and beat Webster City, 2-1, in a boys’ soccer match at Lynx Field in Webster City last night. WCHS (3-8) took six more shots, 15-9, and had ...

Plenty To Applaud

BAXTER — Jared Fisher was willing to put a potential individual gold medal on the line just to prove something to himself and his coach Tuesday night. Darrell Paulsen, that aforementioned coach, said thanks, but no thanks. Instead of running the 400-meter leg of the distance medley ...

Anna Moss, 4×100 secure bronze for Hawk girls, team eighth at HOIC meet

BAXTER — Medals weren’t easy to come by, but that doesn’t mean the South Hamilton girls’ track and field team walked away dissatisfied from Tuesday’s Heart of Iowa Conference meet. Season’s best performances were what the Hawks were excited about, particularly in the 4x100-meter ...

Coy, Sogard all-HOIC; Hawks fourth in team chase at TCI

POLK CITY — It’s safe to say that Colton Coy didn’t get off to an ideal start at Tuesday’s Heart of Iowa Conference boys’ golf tournament. Bogey. Quadruple bogey. Bogey. Just three holes into his round, the South Hamilton senior was staring at a 6-over-par tally at the ...

Ferrell bests Fielder for medalist, Lynx fire 163 to prevail

GRUNDY CENTER — After an unusually long layoff, the fourth-ranked (Class 3A) Webster City boys’ golf team got back on the course and won a triangular meet here on Tuesday. Nathan Ferrell and Drew Fielder took over the top of the leaderboard, as they led the Lynx (163) to a 17-stroke ...

Vogelbacher scores Lynx lone goal in loss to Humboldt

HUMBOLDT — Sarah Vogelbacher’s sixth goal of the season wasn’t enough for the Webster City girls’ soccer team here on Tuesday. Humboldt (3-5) ended a five-match skid by parking a pair of goals in the first half and then adding another late in the second half to knock off the Lynx, ...

TENNIS BRIEFS

BOONE BLANKS WCHS GIRLS, 11-0: Without No. 1 player Courtney Lampman, the Webster City girls’ tennis team simply didn’t have the firepower to hang with Boone at the WCHS courts in Webster City on Tuesday. The Bombers won 15 of the 22 sets at love and rolled to an 11-0 ...

Miserable conditions hamper Lynx at Drake Relays

WEBSTER CITY — With the state track and field meet just a few weeks down the road, the Drake Relays gave Webster City’s qualifying athletes a chance to envision what the future could look like. And every Lynx competitor exited Drake Stadium last Friday chomping at the bit to get back and ...

Silver all around

BOONE — Chad Hisler calls himself fortunate to be able to say that he’s coached both Kannuan brothers, first Kevin and now Payton. He knows it won’t be the same next spring. Even as Hisler laments the future, in the present he’s got a front row seat for the nightly show. Payton ...

Moberly scores winning goal in OT, Lynx top Comets

WEBSTER CITY — Regular season matches aren’t usually must-win situations, but this was as close as it gets for the Webster City boys’ soccer team last night. And, thank you Dylan Peck and Jackson Moberly, the Lynx got the victory they so badly needed. A crosser by Peck and a sneak ...

Cadets bring out the broom in girls’ tennis dual meet against Lynx

WEBSTER CITY — The score indicates a blowout, and maybe that’s what it was, but Webster City girls’ tennis coach Mark Fisher continued to believe in his players after the Lynx ended a two-week hiatus on their home courts yesterday afternoon. Iowa Fall-Alden (4-3) was simply better in ...

Hawks content with fourth at Coldwater Invitational

AMES — The South Hamilton boys’ golf team has the same game plan every spring: Play good teams on tough courses. The results matter, but they’re not everything. That’s the reason Hawks’ head coach Mark Ullestad wasn’t disappointed in his team’s fourth-place finish at ...

Nerland finishes 12th in discus at Drake Relays

Webster City junior Cassidy Nerland didn’t quite reach her goal of reaching the finals of the discus at the Drake Relays in Des Moines on Thursday, but finishing 12th among the best of the best isn’t anything to sneeze at either. Nerland had a pair of throws go 114 feet, 1 inch, and they ...

A FITTING WAY TO SAY GOODBYE

JEWELL — It was Ady Wintermote’s final competitive throw in her final home track and field meet, and she went for it. The windup. The spin. The throw. The measurement. And, finally, the celebration. Wintermote broke her own discus school record on her fourth and final attempt at ...

Allie Flaws to run at Drake for Grand View

WEBSTER CITY — Webster City track and field will be represented at the Drake Relays by more than just its prep qualifiers. Allie Flaws, a 2016 graduate of WCHS, will also run in a pair of collegiate relays for Grand View University. She will be a part of the Vikings’ 4x100- and ...