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WCHS girls automatically advance 7 events

NEVADA — Ashlyn Hay was smiling before she even dusted off the sand and stepped out of the pit here yesterday evening. The Webster City sophomore knew she had popped a big leap. But even she was surprised when she heard the distance. Sixteen feet, 101⁄2 inches — cue the jumping up ...

Lynx boys get 6 events automatically through to state

NEVADA — All Webster City head coach Chad Hisler preached, over and over ... and over again, was that he wanted his runners, jumpers and throwers to put their best performances on display, and whatever happened he would be content. Well, that’s precisely what his Lynx boys’ track and ...

Lynx girls swept by Cadets, but plenty to build on

WEBSTER CITY — The score doesn’t show it, but the Webster City girls’ tennis team walked off the courts upbeat yesterday evening. Iowa Falls-Alden took every match for a 9-0 sweep over the Lynx at the WCHS courts, but head coach Mark Fisher saw enough promise from his group to make ...

Peters heads to state in 800, mile and 2-mile

MANSON — Logan Peters was just out for a leisurely stroll and it took him to the state track and field meet. With his anchor leg of the 4x800-meter relay less than 30 minutes away, the South Hamilton junior took it easy in the 3,200-meter run at yesterday’s Class 2A State Qualifying ...

Lynx beat Lions on pitch in OT

It took 96 minutes, but a Carter Neuroth rebound shot finally ended it, as the Webster City boys’ soccer team survived a battle with Clear Lake, 2-1 in overtime, last night in Clear Lake. “We finally had a group effort for 80-plus minutes,” WCHS head coach Craig Signorin said. “It ...

Swenson goes low again at Ames, Hawks second

AMES — Whipping winds and large, undulating greens made scoring anything but easy on the par-35 layout of the front 9 at the Ames Golf and Country Club on Tuesday. But South Hamilton’s Krista Swenson again felt right at home. For the second consecutive afternoon, Swenson turned in her ...

Doolittle continues to shine on and off wrestling mat

WEBSTER CITY — Drake Doolittle’s prowess on the wrestling mat may be challenged only by his prowess in the classroom. And that’s a pretty good combination. For the second straight year, Doolittle has been named to the academic all-state first-team by The Predicament, it was announced ...

Loaded field awaits WCHS at state qualifier

WEBSTER CITY — Any event could be selected really, but just take a gander at the field for the 400-meter low hurdles that is expected at today’s Class 3A State Qualifying Meet at Nevada High School. It’s a microcosm of the monumental task in front of everyone. Webster City sophomore ...

Lynx girls show grit, progress in loss to Gaels

WEBSTER CITY — Forget the score, Webster City girls’ tennis coach Mark Fisher was looking to see some fight from his players as they hosted Fort Dodge St. Edmond at the WCHS courts Tuesday afternoon. And he got what he wanted. The dual didn’t go Webster City’s way, as St. Edmond ...

Flaws and Nerland two-time NCC champs, Nichols takes high jump

WEBSTER CITY — Haley Flaws was equal parts happy for her younger teammate and irritated with herself as she walked away from the high jump bar with her chin on her chest Monday evening. OK, maybe it was more like 80 percent irritated and 20 percent happy. Yeah, all right, it was probably ...

Harfst the champ at 800 meters, shuttle hurdle also golden at NCC meet

HUMBOLDT — As the flowers continue to blossom as the temperatures rise, so too does the track and field carer of Webster City junior Max Harfst. A key contributor throughout the spring, Harfst took his biggest step into the spotlight at Monday’s North Central Conference meet, as he gave ...

Ferrell, Doering finish in top 10 at NCC tourney

FORT DODGE — Nathan Ferrell’s goal of finishing atop the North Central Conference leaderboard came to an abrupt end sometime between his tee shot and final putt on the 10th hole at the par-71 Fort Dodge Country Club Monday afternoon. It’s a hole the Webster City junior probably ...

GHV ends skid, adds to Lynx recent woes on pitch

WEBSTER CITY — One mistake off a throw-in and 80 minutes filled with missed opportunities left the Webster City boys’ soccer team heaped with frustration Monday evening at Lynx Field. Despite controlling the ball for the majority of the match, the Lynx were unable to scratch out a goal ...

Webster City, South Hamilton Sports Briefs

LYNX GIRLS GOLF EIGHTH: The Webster City girls’ golf team shot a 566 and finished at the back of the eight-team field at the North Central Conference golf tournament in Mason City on Monday. Clear Lake fired a 387 and claimed the team title at the Mason City Country Club. The Lions also ...

Hawks second at home, CGD wins four-team meet

JEWELL — Imperfect golf on a perfectly sunny day is still pretty great. Short-sleeves were the norm on a warm afternoon on the links at the Jewell Golf and Country Club on Friday, as the South Hamilton boys’ team hosted Heart of Iowa Conference rival North Polk, as well as ...

Lynx win one match, drop two versus ranked opponents at W-SR

WAVERLY — The Webster City boys’ soccer team got off to a successful start, but was unable to attain it against a pair of ranked opponents at Saturday’s Waverly-Shell Rock Tournament. After opening the day with a 1-0 win over South Tama County, the Lynx (6-5) dropped back-to-back ...

Ferrell, Lynx 10th at Kuemper Invite

CARROLL — The par-71 Carroll Country Club took a bite out of the Webster City boys’ golf team on Saturday, as the Lynx finished 10th out of 13 teams at the Kuemper Catholic Invitational. WCHS posted a 346 at the 18-hole tournament. Kuemper Catholic defended its home course with a ...

Depleted Lynx fall to Tigers

WEBSTER CITY — Down to just three players in uniform, the Webster City boys’ tennis team dropped an 8-1 decision to South Hardin at the WCHS courts on Friday. The Tigers won all three of the singles matches and were awarded five wins by forfeit. The Lynx lone victory came in the only ...

One of those days: Outside of Ferrell, Lynx struggle at home invitational

WEBSTER CITY — It looked like a pretty good shot off the tee. High, long and just a few paces off the fairway on the par-5 11th hole at Briggs Woods Golf Course. There was just one problem: when Nathan Ferrell walked to the spot he thought his ball had landed, it was nowhere to be found. ...

Swenson, Campbell all-league for fourth-place Hawks

JEFFERSON — In a top-heavy league like the Heart of Iowa Conference, fourth-place isn’t so bad. That’s the take away for the South Hamilton girls’ golf team following its 18-hole total of 399 at Wednesday’s conference tournament at the Jefferson Community Golf Course. With ...