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Gourley closes out career with all-NCC first-team honor

WEBSTER CITY - Now a three-time all-North Central Conference volleyball player, Webster City senior Gianna Gourley walked away for the final time this season with nothing left to prove.An outstanding defender? Check.A quality server? Check.A dependable setter in a pinch? Check.Even a hitter ...

Pep rally, ticket information for Lynx semifinal game

WEBSTER CITY - Tickets to the Webster City football team's Class 3A state semifinal game against Glenwood are already on sale and can be purchased at the Administration Building, 820 Des Moines Street, until Thursday at 12:30 p.m.Cost of the tickets is $10. They can also be purchased at the ...

DOME SWEET DOME

WEBSTER CITY - The team that was never supposed to make the playoffs and never supposed to win once it got there added another defiant chapter for all of the naysayers to read Friday night.Doubt Webster City no more. This isn't just a solid or even good team. This is a state semifinal team. ...

Lynx, Toreadors meet for second time in 14 days in quarters

WEBSTER CITY - After a knock-down, drag-out slugfest 14 days ago, Webster City head coach Bob Howard and his players were all too happy to say goodbye to Boone.Round 1 wasn't for the faint of heart. It was a never-ending demolition derby in the trenches, neither team willing to give an inch. So ...

Did she make her dad proud? No doubt about it

The final seven words Ady Wintermote spoke amidst the tears and heartbreak pierced my soul, and in that moment I was no longer a sports writer. I was a dad who had a vision of a road I hope to be on eight years from now with my own daughter.I just hope I made him proud.That's what she said ...

WHAT A RUN

MANSON - The hugs were long-lasting and the tears dripped down to the feet of every one of the crestfallen South Hamilton volleyball players following a two-hour battle here Tuesday night.And as the large South Hamilton crowd rose to its feet and serenaded the team with thunderous applause, all ...

Lynx overpowered by state bound and No. 4 Heelan

SIOUX CITY - Size, speed, strength, skill; the fourth-ranked Bishop Heelan volleyball team possesses it all and then some.With a berth in the Class 4A state tournament on the line, the Crusaders held nothing back inside their home gymnasium affectionately known as The Pit Monday night. Webster ...

Coach Tighe steps down

Dick Tighe was never quite sure when he would coach his last high school football game.After a record-breaking career spanning over six decades of service, it appears that time has come.Iowa's all-time wins leader resigned from his post at St. Edmond on Monday, ending an unprecedented body of ...

Lynx defy odds, truck along into state quarterfinals

WEBSTER CITY - Walking slowly with a noticeable limp, Drew Fielder looked like he'd just survived a 15-round prize fight as he exited Webster City's team shed that sits just outside the gates of Lynx Field late Friday night.Bruised? Probably. Beaten up? Most definitely. But sitting on top of ...

I’m ashamed to admit it, but I was ‘that guy’ last week

Don't be that guy. That's my favorite thing to say to pessimistic people.Don't be that guy that always searches out the worst case scenario. Don't be that guy that isn't happy unless he's really miserable. Don't be that guy that remains guarded and tense to the point that you might miss ...

Hawks put together strong pack, place sixth at state

FORT DODGE - One stinkin' point, that's all that separated the South Hamilton boys' cross country team from fulfilling its pre-race hopes at Lakeside Golf Course Saturday afternoon.Still, as the Hawks packed up their tent and trudged to the bus, they did so with no regrets."I'm really happy and ...

Bultena runs alone, places 87th in Class 3A

FORT DODGE - Tyler Bultena was surrounded by 130 other runners and yet he felt all alone as he toured the terrain at Lakeside Golf Course on a near-perfect fall afternoon on Saturday.Without his teammates to help push and pull him along, the Webster City junior wasn't in his comfort zone at the ...

Lynx head to Heelan with 4A state trip on the line

WEBSTER CITY - Defy the long odds and send shock waves around the state, that's what the Webster City volleyball team will attempt to do tonight when it makes the 143-mile trek to Sioux City to face fourth-ranked Bishop Heelan in the Class 4A Region 1 final.It won't be easy, reaching the state ...

NEVER SAY NEVER: Hawks rally, survive

JEWELL - The tears flowed freely and abundantly without the slightest hint of embarrassment. And from inside the mosh pit of excited fans, the South Hamilton players couldn't hide their excitement as they screamed for anyone who would listed.That's what happens when a team pulls off the ...

No. 6 Lynx have their work cut out for them against No. 5 Norwalk

WEBSTER CITY - Sixth-ranked Webster City has been down this road before.Written off. Doubted. Cast aside. Forgotten quickly despite what has been accomplished over the last two months.But here's the interesting part: that's fine with head coach Bob Howard and his players. Chuckle if you want ...

ALIVE AND SPIKING

WEBSTER CITY - Already down a set and staring at five set points against, the Webster City volleyball team was cooked Tuesday night. We're talking bacon sizzling on the way too hot to touch griddle cooked.Just one more mistake and hello 0-2 hole. The match, the season, it was all likely to ...

Bultena with nothing to lose at state XC

WEBSTER CITY - The atmosphere will all be new for Webster City junior Tyler Bultena on Saturday when he represents the Lynx program at the state cross country meet.But what won't be new are his surroundings, and that could work to his advantage.Following a career-best 5K time of 17:03 at last ...

IHSAA announces new baseball pitch count policy

WEBSTER CITY - The strategic maneuverings of prep baseball coaches just got a little trickier following the introduction of a pitch count policy by the Iowa High School Athletic Association.The IHSAA revealed the new rules on Wednesday and they will be effective beginning next spring. It will ...

POCKET ACES

JEWELL - The first serve off the right arm of Anna Moss splash-landed in the middle of the net and the South Hamilton junior could only shake her head and chuckle Monday night.She had spotted Panorama a point with the shank serve early in the opening set of the Class 2A Region 2 quarterfinal ...

No. 5 Hawks not bashful about state-meet expectations

JEWELL - As Logan Peters sees it, his South Hamilton boys' cross country team is one of the best three units in Class 2A.The sophomore doesn't say that with a hint of cockiness in his voice. He says it with confidence and a belief that what the Hawks have accomplished over the course of the ...