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WEBSTER CITY — Carson Hartnett has watched too many wrestling matches to count from the somewhat comfortable cushioned seats inside Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. But that’s exactly the problem that he has spent the past year attempting to rectify. The Webster City junior is tired of ...

Confident Lynx host Tornadoes in regional opener

WEBSTER CITY — The season up to this point hasn’t always been wide-open lanes and a clear road for the Webster City girls’ basketball team to travel. There have been bumps. Plenty of potholes, too. But the good news is the Lynx have played their best basketball in recent weeks and ...

Future Statesman

WEBSTER CITY — Robert Frederiksen took the ball and ran with it, all the way to a college scholarship. The Webster City senior spent just one season as the featured ball carrier for the Lynx, but he turned plenty of heads and garnered the attention of recruiters. It all came to fruition on ...

STATE … HIGH-FIVE!

WEBSTER CITY — The weight cut, the mat burns, the constant aches and pains — Zane Williams was sick of it all. Wrestling was a part of his past, not his present and certainly not his future. Or so he thought. Hey, Zane, have you had a change of heart? “Yeah, it’s pretty great ...

Moen erupts, Lynx claim another NCC title

WEBSTER CITY — Cameron Moen says his pregame meal on Saturday was nothing special, but he may want to make it a steady part of his diet. Whatever it was, it worked. It worked quite well, actually. Moen made the nets inside the WCHS gymnasium sizzle, as he erupted for a career-high 32 ...

Balderas drops 14 dimes, Hawks hoard HOIC glory

ALLEMAN — The white flag could have been waved the moment Collin Hill glided to the bucket and threw down a one-handed dunk because, to put it bluntly, the game was over. And not even three minutes had been shaved off the clock. A blitz attack from the opening tip by ninth-ranked (Class ...

Hetland, Peters both headed back to state for Hawks

LAKE MILLS — Bum knee and all, Luke Peters simply wasn’t ready to be done. With surgery already on the books to repair his torn ACL and facing an opponent that had already handed him a loss this season, South Hamilton’s senior 160-pounder dug deep and reserved his spot in the state ...

Hawk girls bow out in 2A regional opener against W-G, 54-38

WOODWARD — Many of the same issues that plagued the South Hamilton girls’ basketball team throughout the regular season stuck around for the postseason. The Hawks shot under 20 percent from the field (10 of 51) and they allowed six 3-point buckets in a 54-38 loss to Woodward-Granger in a ...

ALL FOR THE FIGHT

WEBSTER CITY — The attention, the spotlight, the wrestling under a microscope — Drake Doolittle is used to them all, even if he doesn’t necessarily enjoy it all. The competition, that’s what Webster City’s second-ranked sophomore 113-pounder loves, and the tougher the foe the ...

Flaws erupts for 18 points, Lynx girls take down South Hardin

WEBSTER CITY — A career night from Haley Flaws at the offensive end of the floor and a stingy defensive performance propelled the Webster City girls’ basketball team to a victory in its regular season finale here last night. Flaws, a junior guard, popped off for 18 points and collected ...

Lynx want to be selfish, keep NCC title all to themselves

WEBSTER CITY — The math isn’t hard to figure out as the Webster City boys’ basketball team prepares to close out its North Central Conference schedule against Iowa Falls-Alden on Saturday. Win and the league championship goes entirely to the Lynx. Lose and they have to share it with ...

Their Waterloo

CRESTON — The disappointment of being denied a trip to the Class 2A state duals bubbled just below the surface, but it wasn’t overwhelming as Webster City’s wrestlers and coaches trudged out of Creston High School and into the cold Tuesday night. Why? Because they knew they did ...

Lions spoil Lynx NCC coronation

WEBSTER CITY — Nobody ever said winning an outright North Central Conference championship was going to be easy. Clear Lake added to Webster City’s late-season stress Tuesday night. Needing a win to stay in the hunt for a piece of the title, the Lions outscored the Lynx 14-9 in the ...

Balderas carries No. 9 Hawks past R-S and into at least share of HOIC title

JEWELL — A 17-point victory on an “off night?” Well, yes. Ninth-ranked (Class 2A) South Hamilton wasn’t tack sharp in its regular season home finale, but then again it didn’t need to be. With Marco Balderas taking a leading role, the Hawks disposed of Roland-Story, 60-43, on ...

WCHS girls fade late, fall to No. 8 Lions

WEBSTER CITY — Webster City had No. 8-ranked (Class 3A) Clear Lake on the ropes for three quarters Tuesday night, but the Lions were able to escape with a 60-48 victory on the strength of 13 3-point baskets. Trailing 39-36 with one minute remaining in the third quarter, North Central ...

Hawk girls show fight, still fall to Roland-Story, 53-36

JEWELL — Five 3-pointers in the first quarter and nine in the game carried Roland-Story to a 53-36 victory over South Hamilton in the regular season finale for both girls’ basketball teams Tuesday night. The hot start propelled the Norsemen (14-7, 10-6 HOIC) out to a 21-11 lead after one ...

FOCUS TURNS TO DUALS

WEBSTER CITY — It’s not exactly a hop, skip and a jump to the Class 2A regional duals tonight for Webster City, but the Lynx would likely travel to the end of the Earth if it meant competing for a spot in the state tournament. No, getting to Creston won’t be the problem. How to handle ...

CLASS IS DISMISSED

HUMBOLDT — It’s safe to say that Webster City junior Luke Rohmiller and Humboldt sophomore Joey Busse won’t be breaking bread together anytime soon. Is there bad blood there? It’s possible. But with so much at stake, is it surprising? If you know any wrestlers even a little then you ...

Champs again! Lynx rip ’Dogs, clinch NCC title

HAMPTON — Winning a North Central Conference championship is always a grind. But it usually takes experienced players and first-hand knowledge of the highs and lows to be able to navigate the battles to the top of the heap. Webster City has now broken that mold. Five new starters this ...

Hetland, Peters golden for Hawks at 1A sectional

EAGLE GROVE — For four days, South Hamilton senior Luke Peters walked around with the bitter taste of defeat in his mouth. Luckily for him though, the chance for redemption came quickly. And he made the most of his opportunity. Peters, the Hawks’ 160-pound senior and two-time state ...