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No. 7 Hawks pass non-conference test against Royals

COLO — A dominant first half allowed the seventh-ranked (Class 2A) South Hamilton boys’ basketball team to coast to a non-conference victory here Monday night. Although Colo-NESCO didn’t exactly make it easy on the Hawks. A 42-27 halftime lead was sliced into over the final 16 ...

Colo-NESCO puts SH girls away with 38-17 second-half surge

COLO — It’s safe to say that Faith Vincent was feeling it Monday night. Colo-NESCO’s junior guard lit up the scoreboard with 29 points and powered the Royals to a runaway 57-33 victory over South Hamilton in a non-conference contest. Vincent splashed in seven 3-point baskets and ...

2A A Minefield

WEBSTER CITY — With the boys’ basketball season at the midpoint, one thing has become abundantly clear: Class 2A is yet again a minefield littered with one quality team after another. There are just 17 unbeaten teams remaining in the state and 2A houses nine of them, including South ...

Carson’s Turn

MARSHALLTOWN — Carson Hartnett was immune to the Webster City crowd as it stood and cheered inside the Roundhouse Saturday morning. Had it not been for the sheets of paper with the 100 in bold type and the balloons waiting for him as he came off the mat, nobody would have known he had just ...

No. 3 Lions silence McKinney, take command in 2nd half

WEBSTER CITY — Pushed, pulled, and grabbed — in a nutshell, that’s how Taylor McKinney spent 32 court minutes Friday night and by the time the Webster City sophomore exited she looked exhausted. Third-ranked (Class 3A) Clear Lake threw everything at her but the kitchen sink. The Lions ...

Lester, Lions start fast; WCHS boys unable to complete comeback

WEBSTER CITY — It was pretty much a wrap when Zach Lester stole a lazy inbounds pass and finished off the break with a one-handed tomahawk dunk with 1:30 remaining in the first quarter Friday night. Whatever first-half energy Webster City had left the gymnasium with the throw down by the ...

Hill heats up, No. 5 SH boys stay perfect at 11-0

JEWELL — Fifth-ranked (Class 2A) South Hamilton took Greene County’s best punch — actually, there were multiple punches, real haymakers — in the first quarter and never even flinched on Coach Jim Marsh Court Friday night. And then the Hawks delivered their own knockout blows in the ...

Big 3rd quarter carries Hawk girls past Rams

JEWELL — Defensive intensity led to a deluge of third-quarter points for the South Hamilton girls’ basketball team on Coach Jim Marsh Court Friday night, as the Hawks claimed their second straight Heart of Iowa Conference contest. South Hamilton scored 15 points before Greene County ...

Wilson, Laube both 4-1 for Hawks at Storm Duals

CONRAD — Two South Hamilton wrestlers put together 4-1 performances and the Hawks won two of five confrontations at Saturday’s Storm Duals. Competing with just 10 grapplers throughout the day, South Hamilton picked up victories over Rockford (40-30) and Collins-Maxwell (45-19). The Hawks ...

ON THE CHASE

WEBSTER CITY — Individual records mean very little in a team game, but they’re fun to talk about. And two Webster City girls’ basketball players have plenty to say. Barring any unfortunate incidents, senior forward Cassidy Nerland and sophomore point guard Taylor McKinney should add ...

HERE’S TO 100

WEBSTER CITY — It’s been a love-hate relationship, often teetering back-and-forth between the two multiple times within a short period of time. But as Zane Williams walked off the mat to a standing ovation and into the arms of his teammates Tuesday night, the Webster City senior was ...

Lynx girls win 3rd straight for first time since 2009

FORT DODGE — It’s going to be a relaxing and peaceful holiday vacation for Webster City girls’ basketball head coach Nicole Muhlenbruch and her players. They’ll marinate on a three-game winning streak — the program’s longest stretch of success since it won three in a row in ...

WCHS boys take it on chin for first time this season

FORT DODGE — A stingy defense is what the Webster City boys’ basketball team has prided itself on during Marty McKinney’s tenure as head coach and that’s precisely why he’s reached peak frustration following the Lynx first loss of the season here Tuesday night. Fort Dodge St. ...

Friest sparks SH girls to 9-point win over Saydel

DES MOINES — A third double-double in as many games from Sydney Friest and a solid performance shooting from distance carried the South Hamilton girls’ basketball team to its third win of the season here Tuesday night. Friest put up 12 points and 11 rebounds, and the Hawks connected on ...

No. 6 Hawks sluggish on road, but still unbeaten

DES MOINES — Saydel received an offensive explosion from Zach Bobenhouse here Tuesday night, but it still wasn’t enough to propel the Eagles to what would have been an eye-popping upset. Despite a lackluster performance defensively, sixth-ranked (Class 2A) South Hamilton still did ...

Hawks drop three duals

GOWRIE — The South Hamilton wrestling team suffered three dual-meet losses here Tuesday night. The Hawks were clipped by Southeast Valley (51-21), East Sac County (45-36) and Emmetsburg (77-0). Heston Strohman (113 pounds), Nate Laube (170), Dominic Summers (195) and Zach Larson (220) ...

THE MAN IN CLASS 1A

JEWELL — Logan Klemp has never been a look-at-me football player. Flashy just isn’t a word that resonates with his play or how he conducts himself off the field. So it should come as no surprise that he took the latest and arguably greatest honor in stride, “I think his response was, ...

Doolittle the newest member of 100 wins club

FORT DODGE — Drake Doolittle’s pursuit of 100 career victories has been the fastest in the history of the Webster City wrestling program, so it’s only fitting that he didn’t waste much time once he finally reached the milestone’s doorstep. Needing three wins to become the 14th ...

CARDIAC KIDS, PART II

WEBSTER CITY — The gas tank read empty with about three minutes remaining, but somehow the Webster City boys’ basketball team was able to drag itself across the finish line Friday night. And the exhaustion was evident with every move and every shot the Lynx took. “I’m dead. ...