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WCHS boys stymied by Bulldogs, fall by 13

ALGONA — The inability to play through contact was a key problem for the Webster City boys’ basketball team in a North Central Conference loss here Friday night. The Lynx found ways to get the bucket, they just couldn’t finish in a 44-31 loss to Algona. “Same story, different ...

Algona heats up from 3, beats Lynx girls by 17

ALGONA — Five first-quarter 3-pointers set the tone for the game, as Algona stormed out to a big lead and never looked back against North Central Conference rival Webster City Friday night. Aliyah Buscher canned three triples and Abbey Holmes had two during the game’s initial eight ...

Tanner scores career-high 30, not enough against Greene County

WEBSTER CITY — A career-high 30 points from Jordan Tanner wasn’t enough for the Webster City boys’ basketball team on Saturday, as it dropped a 70-65 contest to Greene County. Tanner connected on 10 of 14 shots, including 3 of 4 from behind the arc, and buried all seven of his free ...

2-HORSE RACE

WEBSTER CITY — Cooper Lawson doesn’t get rattled, it just doesn’t happen. So forgive him if he’s not quaking in his wrestling shoes as he prepares for what is sure to be a monumental test at Saturday’s 51st North Central Conference tournament. All eyes will be on the biggest of ...

Moen catches fire late, scores 21 in win over Cadets

WEBSTER CITY — The fourth quarter is prime time, the eight minutes when the stars shine and the men are separated from the boys. And nobody’s star has shined brighter late in games this season than Cameron Moen. Call it luck, call it skill, call it whatever you want. The fact is ...

Lynx wrap up 2nd in NCC duals

FORT DODGE — Webster City closed out its North Central Conference dual season with a pair of wins here Tuesday night. The Lynx (11-8, 6-1 NCC), ranked 10th in the Class 2A team dual rankings by the Iowa Wrestling Coaches Association, picked up a forfeit-bloated 78-3 victory over St. ...

Berg, Peters lift No. 7 Hawks to 41-point blitzing over Eagles

JEWELL — No. 7-ranked (Class 2A) South Hamilton made better than 60 percent of its shots from the floor and cruised to its ninth Heart of Iowa Conference victory in as many outings on Coach Jim Marsh Court Tuesday night. Cole Berg was a perfect 7 of 7 from the field on his way to 17 ...

Balanced scoring, defensive pressure push SH girls by Saydel

JEWELL — A balanced scoring effort and the ability to force turnovers carried the South Hamilton girls’ basketball team in a Heart of Iowa Conference victory on Coach Jim Marsh Court Tuesday night. Eight different players scored, four different players cashed in on 3-point attempts and ...

IF-A opens game on 10-0 run, WCHS girls never able to catch up

WEBSTER CITY — The first three minutes of a game are every bit as important as the last three minutes. Iowa Falls-Alden proved that point Tuesday night. The Cadets stormed out to a 10-0 lead by the five-minute mark of the first quarter and never saw their lead dip below three points ...

Hawks’ Balderas headed to Briar Cliff to play hoops

JEWELL — Nathan Hill calls him a basketball junkie, and it’s that devotion to the game that has carried him to hallowed status inside the South Hamilton program. Marco Balderas lives and breathes the game. He always has. And now he’s reaping the rewards. Balderas, a 5-foot-7 senior ...

Unbeaten Hawks stick at No. 7 in 2A rankings

WEBSTER CITY — Still one of a handful of unbeaten teams in Class 2A, the South Hamilton boys’ basketball team held firm at No. 7 in the latest Associated Press rankings that were released yesterday afternoon. The Hawks (13-0) received 57 voting points from the statewide panel of sports ...

Lawson’s 100th win gives Lynx team title at Perry Invite

PERRY — Chad Hisler checked and rechecked the team point totals as he stood matside and nervously waited for the 285-pound championship match at the Perry Invitational Saturday evening. But did Webster City’s head wrestling coach need to be concerned? No, not really. Not when he had the ...

H-D gambles and loses with tricked-out D, Flaws scores 12 points

HAMPTON — It’s a gamble that every opponent of Webster City seems to take. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. Hampton-Dumont falls into the “doesn’t” category. One junk defense after another is what the Lynx and their all-conference point guard Taylor McKinney face ...

Nerland the queen of boards

WEBSTER CITY — It’s arguably the toughest job on the basketball floor and the one that rarely has volunteers. It requires toughness, grit and determination. And that’s Cassidy Nerland. Rebounders often get overlooked. They’re like long snappers in football; their mentions are few ...

Moen lights up Bulldogs, Lynx roll by 30 points

HAMPTON — Cameron Moen has never faced a zone defense he didn’t like. Whether it’s a 2-3 or a 3-2 or even a 1-2-2, the Webster City senior shooting guard seems to feast on them all. Hampton-Dumont played right into Moen’s strengths Friday night, as the Bulldogs sagged back in a ...

No. 7 Hawks take Nevada’s best shot, prevail for 13-0

JEWELL — Trailing by six points at the half, the seventh-ranked (Class 2A) South Hamilton boys’ basketball team was forced to do a little soul searching during the intermission Friday night. And what did the Hawks find? A whole lot of 3-pointers, for starters. It took South Hamilton ...

No. 6 Cubs shoot SH girls out of gym

JEWELL — All Mark Henderson could do was shake his head, smile, and thank his lucky stars that his South Hamilton girls’ basketball team is done with Nevada for another year. There wasn’t much the Hawks could do on the floor Friday night, as the sixth-ranked (Class 3A) Cubs splashed in ...

WCHS boys play without Tanner, come up short against Go-Hawks

WEBSTER CITY — Playing without starting point guard and floor general Jordan Tanner, the Webster City boys’ basketball team came up short in a non-conference game against Waverly-Shell Rock Saturday night. The Go-Hawks (9-3) opened up a 14-6 lead after one quarter and hung on late to ...

Lynx, Hawks head to Perry Invite on Saturday

WEBSTER CITY — A challenging field awaits the third-ranked (Class 2A) Webster City wrestling team at Saturday’s Perry Invitational. Wrestling will get underway at 9:30 a.m. Two gymnasiums will be used throughout the day at Perry High School. A total of 15 teams and 25 ranked ...