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’Cats bury Lynx, win 22nd straight in NCC

WEBSTER CITY — It’s a new season with almost a completely new team, and yet it’s the same result. Humboldt doesn’t rebuild its volleyball program. It simply reloads. The three-time defending North Central Conference champion Wildcats increased their league winning streak to 22 ...

South Hamilton Briefs

HAWK BOYS THIRD AT CLEAR LAKE: The No. 8-ranked (Class 2A) South Hamilton boys’ cross country team placed third at yesterday’s Clear Lake Invite. The host and ninth-ranked (3A) Lions won the meet, followed by 14th-ranked (3A) Humboldt. No. 11-ranked (2A) Garner-Hayfield/Ventura was ...

Hawks look to mix it up against No. 2 Van Meter

JEWELL — Run, run, run. And when that’s done, run some more. That’s been the offensive philosophy adopted by the South Hamilton football team during this first half of the season and so far it’s paid off. The Hawks are 3-0 for the first time in a decade and rank among the top-10 ...

Lynx face premier field at Mike Carr Invite

HUXLEY — Difficult terrain and fields loaded with premier runners and teams made it tough sledding for the Webster City girls’ and boys’ cross country teams Monday at the Ballard Golf and Country Club. The newly named Mike Carr Invitational featured a slew of ranked teams, and ...

Myers plays through pain to take the trophy back home

Boone Myers’ eyes said it all as they darted back and forth on the slow walk from the Iowa sideline over to a corner of Jack Trice Stadium that was littered with Iowa fans Saturday afternoon in Ames. Just try to take this trophy from me. Just try. No one did. The Cy-Hawk trophy was ...

RUN, ZANE, RUN

WEBSTER CITY — Zane Williams in a track uniform is fast. Zane Williams in football pads and a helmet is even faster, at least it looks that way. Once the Webster City senior tailback hits the open field and reaches his top speed, forget about it. The only thing that’s stopping him is ...

Hawks’ next man in Klonglan lights up Cougars in win

JEWELL — DJ Klonglan didn’t step onto Taylor Field Friday night thinking he would be a focal point of the South Hamilton offense, but when pressed into action he responded exactly like the “next man in” should. The junior running back stepped in for Tanner Volkmann after Volkmann ...

Thanks, Gilbert

WEBSTER CITY — On a rainy night 12 months ago, the 2016 Webster City football team learned how to deal with adversity. It was a humbling experience that, ultimately, helped the Lynx grow up and become the team that eventually reached the Class 3A state championship game. Gilbert 31, ...

South Hamilton Briefs

HAWK XC RUNNER-UP AT JEFFERSON: Three runners in the top 10 and four in the top 12 wasn’t good enough to give the fifth-ranked (Class 2A) South Hamilton boys’ cross country team the title at yesterday’s Greene County Invite in Jefferson. The Hawks tallied 52 points, but were nipped by ...

Lulls kill Lynx upset bid against Cadets

IOWA FALLS — If the sets would have been races to 10, the Webster City volleyball team would have been in the money here last night. But those sets can be long, drawn out battles to 25. They take consistency, and that’s something that was lacking for the Lynx. Tied or ahead at the ...

So far, Hawks look like a viable playoff contender

JEWELL — Corey Klemp went into it with eyes wide open in 2015 when he agreed to take over the South Hamilton football program. He knew a couple of lean years were likely on the horizon. But he also knew that if he could get kids to buy into what he was selling, there would be a light at ...

Vanderpool earns medal, Bultena leads Lynx at Go-Hawk Invite

WAVERLY — Webster City freshman Sam Vanderpool brought home the Lynx lone medal from Tuesday’s always loaded Dick Pollitt Go-Hawk Invitational on the Warburg College cross country course. With more than 20 teams in attendance, WCHS got the chance to compete against many of the premier ...

Fuhs twins go 1-2, lead Bears to tourney title

OKOBOJI — Alec and Avery Fuhs sat at the top of the leaderboard at Tuesday’s Iowa Lakes Fall Invitational, as the 2016 Webster City High School graduates and Des Moines Area Community College sophomores led the Bears men’s golf team to the title in the fall opener. Alec Fuhs claimed ...

Lynx bump up to No. 5 in 3A; Hawks just outside 1A top 10

WEBSTER CITY — Following a come-from-behind 41-27 victory over 10th-ranked (Class 2A) Clear Lake last Friday, the unbeaten Webster City football team jumped up one spot to No. 5 in the latest Associated Press 3A poll. The Lynx (2-0) generated 58 points and trail No. 4 Cedar Rapids Xavier ...

THE AWAKENING

WEBSTER CITY — Oh, to be a fly on the wall inside the Webster City football shed during the 15-minute halftime break Friday night. What exactly was said will probably forever remain a mystery to everyone outside of those four walls. But whatever the message was from head coach Bob Howard, ...

Hawks take out Norse in OT on Klemp’s 26-yard FG

STORY CITY — Corey Klemp envisioned a number of scenarios, both good and bad, about how his South Hamilton football team’s battle with rival Roland-Story would go Friday night. But never — never — did he imagine his son’s right foot would be the deciding factor. There’s always ...

Hawks take second at SCC tourney, fall to host Titans in title match

LAKE CITY — South Hamilton tacked on five more victories on its way to a 5-1 record and runner-up showing at Saturday’s South Central Calhoun volleyball tournament. The Hawks (15-3) cruised to five straight wins to start the day and dropped just one set along the way. They swept Greene ...

Schwandt has breakout day at net, Lynx go 2-4 at Algona tourney

ALGONA — Sophomore Adalie Schwandt had a stellar day attacking from the front row on Saturday, as she helped Webster City win two of six matches at the Algona Invite. WCHS picked up 2-0 wins over North Union (21-19, 21-13) and Northwood-Kensett (21-17, 21-17). The Lynx were swept in their ...

THE GAME OF EXPECTATIONS

WEBSTER CITY — Bob Howard hesitated briefly when he was asked the question because, like with most things, there isn’t an easy answer. Are the outside expectations heaped on his sixth-ranked (Class 3A) Webster City football team borderline unfair? “Yes would be the first answer, ...

IT’S GOOD TO BE HOME

JEWELL — Timeouts and volleyball go together like peanut butter and jelly. A majority of the time, if coaches have timeouts, they’re going to burn them. And then there’s South Hamilton head coach Rusty Wintermote, the antithesis to the norm. Lulls never seem to bother him, whether ...