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Hawks’ Paulsen named 1A At Large Coach of Year by IATC

WEBSTER CITY — South Hamilton boys’ cross country coach Darrell Paulsen was recognized for his work by the Iowa Association of Track Coaches on Wednesday. After guiding the Hawks to a third-place finish in Class 1A at the state meet late last month, Paulsen was named an At Large Coach of ...

15 Hawks all-district, Smith co-MVP on defense

JEWELL — Winning four of five district games and reaching the playoffs for the second consecutive season has its advantages. Following a 7-3 season and second-place finish in Class 1A District 2, the South Hamilton football team was rewarded recently with 15 all-district honors. Ten Hawks ...

Lampman all-district on offensive line in Class 3A District 2

WEBSTER CITY — Austin Lampman was the anchor on the offensive line of the best offense in Class 3A District 2 this season. So it makes perfect sense that he was regarded as one of the district’s premier players. The Webster City senior was one of eight Lynx players to be named to the ...

Piaszynski runs PR, places 35th at All-Star Meet

WEBSTER CITY — John Piaszynski’s final prep cross country race was also one of his best. Competing in the Senior All-Star Meet on Saturday, the Webster City runner completed the 5-kilometer course at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny in a personal-best 17 minutes, 18.2 seconds ...

7 Lynx named to top team in 3A District 2

WEBSTER CITY — Ten Webster City football players received all-district awards at season’s end, it was announced last week. Following a 5-4 season and a 3-2 performance in Class 3A District 2, the Lynx placed seven players on the lone all-district squad. Three others collected honorable ...

Wintermote named to ARC all-conference team for Coe College

WEBSTER CITY — Wherever Ady Wintermote plays volleyball, the honors just seem to follow. Following a standout prep career and a one-year stint at Kirkwood Community College that was loaded with accolades, Wintermote added to her resume last week following an impressive first season as a ...

Skartvedt caps career with HOIC 1st team honor

JEWELL — Another successful fall campaign on the volleyball court that produced a third consecutive 20-win season culminated with six all-Heart of Iowa Conference volleyball awards for South Hamilton. And just as she had all season, Lily Skartvedt led the way. The Hawks’ senior and ...

Mission Complete

FORT DODGE — Darrell Paulsen watched it happen and his excitement level grew by the second. One runner. Then two. Three. Four. Five. Six ... Ty Skartvedt called on his reserve tank and emptied it over the final 800 meters. And South Hamilton was the beneficiary. By his count, ...

Nightmare first quarter costs Hawks vs. No. 1 D-NH

DIKE — Two inches lower and it could have been a tie ballgame. Two inches lower and it certainly would have been a different ballgame. Would South Hamilton have won? Probably not. Dike-New Hartford has that No. 1 next to its name for a reason. The Wolverines were bigger, faster and had ...

HOW? TOGETHER

JEWELL — It was late July and South Hamilton head coach Corey Klemp had a dilemma: A potentially solid team that didn’t have a quarterback. Yeah, that was a problem and he knew it. But he also knew he had a senior class that had bought in and was willing to do whatever it took to make ...

Hawks Mission: Crack the top 3 in Class 1A

JEWELL — Logan Peters is nothing if not ambitious. The senior decided on Saturday that Simpson College in Indianola is where he’ll call home for four years following his graduation from South Hamilton in the spring, and athletics played a significant role in his choice. Simpson will ...

Lynx wrestling will host 2A  sectional, not district, in February

WEBSTER CITY — For the first time since 2013, Webster City will not host a Class 2A district wrestling tournament in February. Instead, the Lynx will host a 2A sectional on Feb. 2. Its qualifiers will then head to the district meet hosted by ADM in Adel on Feb. 9. The postseason ...

OUT OF SYSTEM

WAVERLY — It was going to take Webster City’s very best to simply hang around, the coaches and players were cognizant of that long before the first point ever reached the scoreboard Tuesday night. Less than its best was going to be trouble. And trouble it was. The talent on the ...

BOUNCED OUT

JEWELL — Every team wants to be ranked, but the lesson learned here is be careful what you wish for. Whether a number beside its name had anything to do with it or not will never really be known. But, for whatever reason, when the South Hamilton volleyball team saw itself as an underdog ...

Howard retires as Lynx AD, still wants to coach

WEBSTER CITY — Webster City High School Athletic Director Bob Howard has resigned his position and will retire effective Nov. 1. The Webster City School Board voted to accept his resignation at last night’s meeting. Superintendent Mandy Ross says that high school administrators Brent ...

Lynx the underdog against top hitting team in Class 4A in regional semifinal

WEBSTER CITY — A long road trip as an underdog is what the Webster City volleyball team will face this evening in a Class 4A Region 4 semifinal showdown. Fresh off a three-set rout of Mason City in a quarterfinal last week, the Lynx (18-17) will make the trek east to take on ninth-ranked ...

A CURTAIN CALL

BOONE — It wasn’t an easy fall, not by any stretch of the imagination. But it was always fun and never more so than the curtain call. No, it wasn’t in the state playoffs and that hurt mightily. There were celebrations, but also tears and embraces. For 17 seniors, it was the end. ...

Hawks in the 1A playoffs, draw No. 1 D-NH in opener

JEWELL — It was small town Iowa at its finest, and leading the charge was a group of high school seniors who would have been excused had they been thinking selfishly Friday night. With no Week 9 football game due to the forfeit by Eagle Grove and with a spot in the Class 1A state playoffs ...

Dylan, go and get yourself a record

If you follow me on Twitter (and if not, why not?), you probably saw this as you were scrolling through your feed at 8:41 p.m. last Friday night. I don’t root for things I cover — never. Well, now I am. Really want to see Dylan Steen get 2 INT’s this 2nd half and make next week ...