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WCHS third at Perry despite a slew of absences

PERRY — The crowd was hostile and the ghosts from disappointment past were hovering around the wrestling mats, but Webster City second-ranked (Class 2A) 120-pounder Drake Doolittle silenced them all Saturday afternoon. Back at the scene of controversy from just 12 months earlier, the ...

McCoy makes the most of his chance in the spotlight, wins gold at heavyweight

Red-faced and dripping with sweat, Bryer McCoy took the time to shake every hand that was put in front of him as he beamed with pride inside the Perry High School gymnasium Saturday evening. Sweat or not, his mom wasn’t about to pass up the chance to give her lanky 6-foot-5 son a hug after ...

No. 6 Hawks hit first road bump of season

GILBERT — It’s just one game. A bitterly disappointing game against the rival of all rivals, but, in the big picture, it’s no more than that. Is No. 6-ranked (Class 2A) South Hamilton happy its perfect season chugged to a halt at the hands of Gilbert, 55-54, Friday night? Of course ...

SH girls rely too much on 3 in 27-point loss to Tigers

GILBERT — Falling in love with the 3-point shot can lead to a wonderful romance, or it can cause a quick crash and burn. South Hamilton felt the wrath of the latter here Friday night. More than half of the Hawks’ 41 shots came from behind the arc and they connected on just 5 of 21 in ...

Bultena’s bloody lip signifies Lynx slugfest win over Lions

CLEAR LAKE — Tyler Bultena is probably never going to score 20 points per game. That’s just not the lanky junior’s game. And so he’s looked for other ways to be a contributor and, low and behold, he’s found it at the defensive end. Sporting a bloody lip that gave off the ...

Lynx girls hold their own against No. 6 Lions, fall 61-53

CLEAR LAKE — Clear Lake seniors Emily Snelling and Jessica Faber draw the attention of the defense every night and that was no exception against Webster City Friday night. But it was the freshman that bit the Lynx squarely in the behind. Rookie Sara Faber, who entered the game ...

Hobbled Lynx wobble, denied share of NCC dual title

CLEAR LAKE — Drake Doolittle and Webster City head coach Chad Hisler have been wrestling, literally, with the decision for the better part of two months. Will it be 113 or 120 pounds for the 2016 state bronze medalist? The WCHS sophomore has competed almost exclusively at 120 and that’s ...

No dominant boys’ hoops team means NCC crown up for grabs

WEBSTER CITY — It’s strange, strange times inside the North Central Conference. As it currently sits as the basketball season nears its midpoint, only two boys’ teams inside the league — leaders Webster City and Iowa Falls-Alden — currently own winning records and there isn’t a ...

Hawks no match for PCM, Greene County in HOIC triangular

MONROE — Open at half of the 14 weights and without its two leaders, the South Hamilton wrestling team had no chance of hanging with Heart of Iowa Conference rivals Prairie City-Monroe and Greene County here last night. The Hawks fell to Greene County, 64-18, and were then blanked by PCM, ...

HIGH STAKES

WEBSTER CITY — Drake Doolittle hasn’t lost many matches in his still budding prep wrestling career, so you better believe he vividly remembers those bouts that didn’t go his way. Will the Webster City sophomore, who is ranked second at 120 pounds (Class 2A), get the chance to rectify ...

McKinney erupts for 30, Lynx bounce Cowgirls

CLARION — Was Taylor McKinney feeling it? Maybe just a little? Yeah, you could say that. Webster City’s freshman sharpshooter announced her presence quickly and swiftly here Monday night, as she shot the Lynx to a much needed victory over North Central Conference foe ...

WCHS boys take care of CGD, stay atop NCC

CLARION — Defending North Central Conference champion Webster City took another step forward here Monday night. And don’t look now, but the Lynx sit atop the league standings once again. Balanced scoring and another solid defensive effort propelled WCHS to its third straight victory, ...

Knockin’ off rust

WEBSTER CITY — Nobody was happier to see 6-foot-5 sophomore center Henry Hoversten step onto the scene and control the paint more than teammate Connor Shannon Friday night. Shannon, a 6-foot-6 senior, is not really a post player. The truth is, he’s much more comfortable on the wing ...

Banged up Lynx fifth at Allie Morrison Duals

MARSHALLTOWN — Don’t look now, but Caleb Olson is quietly becoming a hammer in the Webster City wrestling lineup. Yes, he’s only a sophomore at a weight that is usually flooded with upperclassmen. And, yes, he’s been on the mat only 11 times this season. But he’s made it look ...

Bulldogs blitz WCHS girls with press, win by 11

WEBSTER CITY — Hampton-Dumont’s defensive strategy wasn’t tricky. It was pretty straightforward — a 1-2-2 half-court trap and then a 2-3 zone where the Bulldogs trapped in the corners. It was attack or be attacked and, unfortunately, Webster City chose to be attacked. The Lynx paid ...

Unselfish Hawks blister Norsemen by 35 points

STORY CITY — Opponent now have to be asking themselves one question: Now what? It seems that the more the opposition focus on all-state wing Collin Hill, the more the ninth-ranked (Class 2A) and unbeaten South Hamilton boys’ basketball team thrives. For the second consecutive ...

Hawk girls hang with Roland-Story early, then falter in 61-28 loss

STORY CITY — Playing for the third time in four days, the South Hamilton girls’ basketball team gradually ran out of steam during a Heart of Iowa Conference contest against Roland-Story here Friday night. A solid first quarter in which the Hawks hung with the Norse didn’t last, as ...

Peters, Lutter 4-1 for Hawks at Storm Duals

CONRAD — Luke Peters will take the loss. The competition meant more than the end result. Always looking for a tough scrap, the South Hamilton senior put together a 4-1 performance at Saturday’s Storm Duals. His lone loss was a 5-2 decision to fourth-ranked (Class 2A) Michael Kent of ...

Lynx roll past Hampton-Dumont behind falls, forfeits

WEBSTER CITY — Falls and forfeits — one of them is celebrated while the other is, oftentimes begrudgingly, accepted. They both provide maximum team points and get enough of them and duals are rarely close. Webster City was on the receiving end of plenty of both last night, as the Lynx ...

No. 9 Hawks pummel Gaels by 29

FORT DODGE — It’s never easy to beat St. Edmond inside its own gymnasium and yet ninth-ranked (Class 2A) South Hamilton made it look like a piece of cake last night. The Hawks’ backcourt of Conner Hill and Marco Balderas combined to rain in five 3-pointers, score 35 points and ...