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Rams shove a run across in 7th to clip Hawks

JEWELL — There wasn’t one thing that Kyle Galetich could point to as the reason that his South Hamilton baseball team came out on the short end of the stick Friday night at the Mike Penning Athletic Complex. The truth is, the Hawks played well; well enough to win. But Greene County did ...

Bulldogs turn big 2nd inning into win over WCHS softball

ALGONA — One explosive inning was all Algona needed to get by Webster City in a North Central Conference softball clash here Friday night. The Bulldogs plated five runs in the second inning and then held on the remainder of the way to clip the Lynx, 5-2, in the regular season finale for ...

Youth track and field program a big hit in Webster City

WEBSTER CITY — Track and field isn’t a sport just for middle school and high school kids. As it turns out, Webster City has itself a strong youth program that is encouraging and preparing the athletes of tomorrow in the present. Each April, under the Full Hall umbrella, coach Emily ...

WALKED OFF: Cadets bump off Lynx on 7th inning dinger

IOWA FALLS — Jess Howard called Iowa Falls-Alden junior Noelle Katschke a ticking time bomb. It wasn’t a matter of if, but more likely when. The when came in the seventh inning. And the result was a celebration on the Cadets side of the field. Katschke sent the first pitch of the ...

Bultena named to academic all-state soccer squad

WEBSTER CITY — Tyler Bultena, a recent graduate of Webster City High School and a four-year starter for the Lynx boys’ soccer team, steps away from the pitch with one of the highest honors a player can receive. Bultena was named to the academic all-state squad by the Iowa High School ...

Mason preparing for volleyball trip to Australia

WEBSTER CITY — Recent Webster City High School graduate Halle Mason is a few weeks away from her dream journey. The fact that she’ll get to play volleyball on the trip only adds to her excitement. Mason will be headed to Brisbane, Australia, later this month, as she’ll be a member ...

Harris puts power on display, Trojans do too in win

STATE CENTER — Cortney Harris might as well have been in her backyard playing slow-pitch wiffle ball with that jumbo plastic red bat that turns everyone into a home run hitter. That’s how easy the South Hamilton junior clean-up stick made it look Tuesday night. Whatever she saw, she ...

Hits, hits and more hits for Lynx in stomping of Raiders

WALL LAKE — Haley Flaws is not exactly your run-of-the-mill slap hitter. Oh sure, the Webster City senior can chop the ball into the ground and use her wheels to beat out infield singles, but the minute opponents sneak closer to the batter’s box, she has them right where she wants ...

Swing and Miss: Lions turn 1 hit into shutout win over Lynx

CLEAR LAKE — For the first time in a long, long time — going on two years, to be exact — the North Central Conference baseball championship no longer runs through Webster City. And if the Lynx are going to repeat, they’re going to need some help. Clear Lake grabbed the upper-hand ...

Lynx build big lead, keep it this time in win over Lions

CLEAR LAKE — The Incident, it’s not something Jess Howard or her players like to think about. And now that those demons have been exorcised, they won’t ever have to again. For the second time in three weeks, the Webster City softball team built a sizable lead on North Central ...

Grady does his part against No. 7 Comets, Hawks’ bats stay silent

ALLEMAN — The frustration came from the outcome, not from the way the South Hamilton baseball team played here Monday night. The Hawks stood toe-to-toe with seventh-ranked (Class 3A) North Polk in a Heart of Iowa Conference showdown, but a break here and there went the Comets way as they ...

Kepler returns to his home state for outdoor championships

WEBSTER CITY — Webster City native Kyle Kepler returned to his home state this past weekend and he brought one of his standout athletes with him. And both returned to Utah will plenty to smile about. Kepler, the head women’s track and field and cross country coach at the University ...

HANG ON! Lynx squander big lead, escape against ’Dogs

WEBSTER CITY — The deep exhale from Caleb Olson as he walked off the mound and the muted celebration from his teammates summed it up at Lynx Field Friday night. It wasn’t excitement. It was relief. Webster City survived. Again. Despite building a 7-0 lead after three innings, ...

IT’S A BULLDOG BASH

WEBSTER CITY — Jess Howard has been in the game long enough to know that, some nights, you’ve just got to take your lumps. And Algona was handing them out at a dizzying pace Friday night at Lynx Field. The Bulldogs (15-3, 8-2 NCC) bashed 19 hits, including six doubles and a home run, ...

SH softball goes on attack, takes two from PCM

JEWELL — Lily Skartvedt certainly knows how to make an entrance. Sidelined since June 8 following a collision in the outfield, the South Hamilton junior returned to the diamond Friday night and made her presence immediately known at the Mike Penning Athletic Complex. Skartvedt led-off ...

Pitching carries Hawks to DH sweep of Mustangs

JEWELL — When South Hamilton pitches well, it plays well. The proof is in the results. The Hawks received standout performances on the mound from CJ Hewitt and Zeke Balderas on Friday, as they both held the Prairie City-Monroe bats at bay in a Heart of Iowa Conference doubleheader ...

Ferrell named to Class 3A all-state golf team

WEBSTER CITY — Nathan Ferrell’s golf season didn’t end at the state tournament, but it was capped with an all-state accolade on Thursday. The Webster City junior was named to the Class 3A all-state second team by the Iowa High School Golf Coaches Association. It was the second ...

Hackbarth continues to have H-D’s number, Lynx roll to 10th win

HAMPTON — Tyler Olson finally got his chance. And he capitalized. A mainstay in the Webster City starting outfield, but without a single varsity at bat this season, Olson, a freshman, finally got the chance to swing the stick against Hampton-Dumont last night. It’s safe to say he ...

WCHS softball takes out ’Dogs in 8 for fourth straight win

HAMPTON — The Webster City softball team is hitting its stride as it inches closer to the postseason in a couple of weeks. The Lynx late-season surge continued here last night, as they plated two runs in the top of the eighth inning and then wiggled out of a jam in the bottom of the frame ...