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Hartnett invited to compete in Australia

WEBSTER CITY — Webster City junior Carson Hartnett has been invited to spend 11 days in Australia to wrestle this summer. Hartnett will be a part of the Central Conference Wrestling team that competes against wrestling teams from Australia and New Zealand, among others, from July 9-21. He ...

TAKE IT EASY

GILBERT — Slaying the beast that is Madrid wasn’t going to happen, South Hamilton boys’ track and field coach Darrell Paulsen conceded before his athletes ever stepped inside the gates at Gilbert High School on Monday. A number of factors — the howling winds, minor ailments, ...

Cardinals erase halftime deficit, stun Lynx in overtime

WEBSTER CITY — The roller coaster ride that the Webster City boys’ soccer team has found itself on, sometimes with multiple rises and quick plunges down the hill in the same match, continued on its home pitch at Lynx Field Monday evening. And, once again, head coach Craig Signorin found ...

Grundy Center blanks Lynx boys on tennis courts

WEBSTER CITY — Grundy Center came to town and Grundy Center conquered on Monday. Winners of three straight duals by a combined score of 25-2, the Spartans (3-1) didn’t drop a single set in rolling past Webster City, 9-0, at the WCHS courts. It was a difficult return to reality for the ...

Nerland, Woodle responsible for Lynx four medals at Wildcat Relays

HUMBOLDT — Nothing came quickly or easily for the Webster City girls’ track and field team at Monday’s Wildcat Relays. Two lightning delays early in the meet led to a lot of waiting around, and the absence of the Lynx top sprinter made it difficult to bag many medals. The end ...

SH boys struggle at home

JEWELL — High wins played a role in a tough round of golf for the South Hamilton boys’ team on Monday, but it took more than Mother Nature to balloon the scores. “It was not the best of nights and not the score we wanted,” South Hamilton coach Mark Ullestad said after the Hawks shot ...

Hawk girls fall on road

FORT DODGE — St. Edmond owned the top four scores on the leaderboard at Lakeside Golf Course on Monday, as the Gaels disposed of South Hamilton, 197-219, in a girls’ dual meet. Grace Viaene (47) and Riley Meyer (49) were the medalist and runner-up for St. Edmond. South Hamilton ...

McBride drops unanimous decision to Holtzman at UFC Fight Night 108

WEBSTER CITY — Michael McBride’s second foray into the UFC didn’t go as planned, but that doesn’t mean he’s ready to throw in the towel on his career. Fighting in hostile territory inside Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., on Saturday, McBride dropped a three-round unanimous ...

Lynx send Nerland, sprint relays to Drake

WEBSTER CITY — The Drake Relays is set for later this week and the Webster City track and field teams will be represented. The Lynx qualified four events for the prestigious meet, which will get underway on Wednesday and run through Saturday at Drake Stadium in Des Moines. For the WCHS ...

NO EXCUSES

IOWA FALLS — Sometimes blunt conversations are needed and for the Webster City boys’ soccer team that came at halftime as the sun began to dip Friday night. Craig Signorin wasn’t happy and despite a better effort in the second half, the mood of the Lynx head coach hadn’t changed ...

WCHS boys return favor against Bulldogs for first win

WEBSTER CITY — The wins came in droves, each one pushing more and more momentum to Webster City’s side of the court Friday afternoon. And when it was all over, the Lynx said goodbye to that goose egg in the win column that has followed them around like a dark cloud for most of the first ...

Lynx girls blanked by surging IF-A

WEBSTER CITY — A difficult start to the season doesn’t appear to have left any lingering effects on the Iowa Falls-Alden girls’ soccer team. With a 9-0 throttling of Webster City on the pitch at Lynx Field Friday night, the Cadets seem to have weathered the storm just ...

Focus on relays leads to plenty of gold for Lynx at Poky Relays

POCAHONTAS — They were the big six for the Webster City boys’ track team here Friday night and they helped the Lynx score a handful of event victories. James Cherry, Zane Carter, Jordan Tanner, Payton Kannuan, Garrett Whitmore and Lincoln LaSourd left imprints all over the WCHS lineup. ...

Sogard low man for Hawks at Panorama Invite, team 3rd

PANORAMA — The tight fairways and large greens at Lake Panorama National Golf Course got the better of the South Hamilton boys’ team on Saturday. The Hawks posted a 347 to finish third in the Panorama Invite behind tournament champion Carroll Kuemper (317) and the host Panthers ...

Hawks hoard medals, win team title at own invite

JEWELL — Five victories and medals in 15 of the 19 events were just enough to put the South Hamilton boys’ track and field team over the top at its own Hawk Relays at the Mike Penning Athletic Complex Thursday night. South Hamilton had eight individuals score double-digit points en ...

GOLF BRIEFS

LYNX GIRLS THIRD AT NCC TRIANGULAR: Even without its two-time state champion, the Clear Lake girls’ golf team still had plenty of firepower to dominate a North Central Conference triangular on its home course at the All Vets Club in Clear Lake on Friday. The Lions posted a 192 to sit at ...

Back To Business

WEBSTER CITY — As happy as Michael McBride was to finally get the call, the timing couldn’t have been much worse. A one-week notice for the biggest fight of his life against a veteran opponent in the sport’s biggest organization. No time to train. Barely enough time to cut 20-plus ...

CHILLED OUT

WEBSTER CITY — Abbey Ferrari jumped up and down several times. She blew into her hands, shook her legs and slapped her thighs. Anything to try and fend off the shivers as she waited on the backside of the Bob Buckley Track for her second leg of the distance medley relay last night. It was ...

Lions hand WCHS boys first loss of spring on links

FORT DODGE — After being nudged out by Webster City at the Spencer Invitational earlier this week, Clear Lake returned the favor on the back nine at Lakeside Golf Course yesterday. The Lions fired a 150 to win the North Central Conference triangular by eight shots over the previously ...

Lynx trip up Lions in PK’s, High with the match-winner

CLEAR LAKE — The Webster City boys’ soccer team coughed up a 2-0 lead, but not the match here last night. Clear Lake scored twice in the second half to knot the contest and it eventually went to penalty kicks where the Lynx prevailed for the 3-2 victory. Jorge Alvayero, Tyler Bultena ...