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No. 7 W-SR runs away from Lynx over final 3 quarters

WAVERLY — Seventh-ranked (Class 4A) Waverly-Shell Rock allowed Webster City to hang around for eight minutes here Saturday night. And after that? Things got out of hand quickly. Leading by three points after one quarter, W-SR (11-2) outscored WCHS (4-8) 42-13 over the final 24 minutes ...

A MAT SPLIT

WEBSTER CITY — The bump game was played to near perfection and there was little that Webster City could do to combat it last night inside the WCHS gymnasium. Ninth-ranked (Class 2A) Humboldt moved up every one of its wrestlers from 106 pounds through 170 and the decision paid off in the ...

Gregory returns to town with new book

WEBSTER CITY — John Gregory chuckles as he begins to tell a story that’s more than 60 years old. His adolescent self didn’t know it at the time, but it was a watershed moment in a life that has brought him great successes on the football field. “I was a young person, probably in the ...

SLUMP BUSTER

WEBSTER CITY — Adalie Schwandt tipped the ball right to Grace Hoversten, who quickly fired a dart to a streaking Zoey Woodle down the right side of the court. Two dribbles and a layup. And Webster City was off to the races before five seconds had even ticked off the clock. WCHS led ...

6TH MAN THE STAR

WEBSTER CITY — Tavis Eklund didn’t question the decision that moved him from the Webster City starting lineup to the role of sixth man as 2018 turned into 2019. He didn’t sulk or pout, opting instead to embrace the challenge. That’s what team players do. And if the sophomore has ...

Hawks fall to Indians, rebound against B-K

JEWELL — Walking away with a split was a step in the right direction. Taking what was learned in the practice room and incorporating it onto the mat was an even bigger step. South Hamilton head wrestling coach Dan Brodie walked out of the Hawks’ gymnasium satisfied Tuesday night after ...

Hawks maintain position in AP 2A Top 10

WEBSTER CITY — At the halfway point of the season, the South Hamilton boys’ basketball team remained at No. 8 in the latest Associated Press Class 2A rankings. The Hawks garnered 41 points in the latest poll released yesterday afternoon, four points behind No. 7 Western Christian. North ...

HILL THE 8TH HAWK TO REACH 1,000 POINTS

JEWELL — Conner Hill has long professed his indifference towards individual accomplishments, which has always brought a smile to the face of his dad and head coach Nathan. But both had to admit that Friday’s milestone moment for the youngest of the Hill clan was pretty danged ...

Lynx withstand late run to beat Cadets

WEBSTER CITY — Henry Hoversten deadpanned that it was his Christmas present. Marty McKinney quickly quipped that he had given his center the green light. It’s easier for player and coach to joke around when they fall on the winning side of a nail-biter. Hoversten, a 6-foot-6 senior, ...

Phetxoumphone 4-0, Lynx 4th at Allie Morrison Duals

MARSHALLTOWN — Camron Phetxoumphone is one of the lucky wrestlers who doesn’t have to worry about cutting weight. Reaching 106 pounds is harder for him than maintaining a scale reading below the threshold. But the few difficulties the Webster City freshman has run into have come against ...

No. 9 IF-A spreads wealth, disposes of Lynx

WEBSTER CITY — The new year began much like the old year ended. Another top-10 opponent. Another mountain too steep to climb. One difference though, perhaps not noticeable to the naked eye, was a fire that was reignited, something that was stifled in the final dark days of 2018. For ...

Freland torches SH girls to lead PCM to win

JEWELL — Too much Regan Freland and too many swings and misses from the perimeter sent the South Hamilton girls’ basketball team to its fifth consecutive loss Friday night on Coach Jim Marsh Court. Freland, Prairie City-Monroe’s all-conference guard, splashed in five 3-pointers and ...

Hawks handle Collins-Maxwell for 7th place at Storm Duals

CONRAD — South Hamilton picked up one victory and placed seventh at Saturday’s Storm Duals. The Hawks dropped duals to Mason City Newman (69-12), SH-BCLUW (54-27) and Southeast Polk (63-9) in pool action and then capped their day by taking down Collins-Maxwell (63-12) in the ...

First falls of ’19

WEBSTER CITY — The dual was split right down the middle. Seven weights to the team sitting on the north side of WCHS gymnasium, seven weights to the team on the south. Bonus points weren’t spread evenly though and that’s where Webster City thrived. Buoyed by six pins, as well as a ...

Joe Shanks named Lynx interim AD

WEBSTER CITY — A longtime Gael is now a member of the Lynx family. Joe Shanks has been named the interim athletic director at Webster City High School. Approved by the Webster City School Board in December, Shanks officially took his seat at the head of the Lynx athletics table on ...

Sleepy early, Lynx late rally not enough

CLARION — Freshmen rarely have an easy time jumping straight onto the varsity floor and finding immediate comfort. It takes time to find a role and confidence. Webster City rookie Kelly Stoakes found her comfort zone midway through the third quarter Tuesday night and over the final 12 ...

Balance helps WCHS boys fend off Cowboys

CLARION — An actual basketball may be optional at Webster City’s practices over the Christmas break, an idea that brings a grin to the face of head coach Marty McKinney. His players? Probably not so much. After struggling at the defensive end of the court in a nail-biting 69-64 North ...

Doolittle reaches 100 pins, 150 wins; Lynx run dual win streak to 4

FOREST CITY — It’s to the point now where each time Drake Doolittle steps onto a wrestling met he’s achieving things never before done in a Webster City singlet. Go ahead and add two more significant milestones to his already stuffed coffers. Doolittle, the second-ranked ...

No. 8 Hawks take control in 2nd half, handle Comets by 14

JEWELL — Locked in a one-point game at the half, the eighth-ranked (Class 2A) South Hamilton boys’ basketball team took control over the final 16 minutes and won its eighth game of the season on Coach Jim Marsh Court Tuesday night. A big second half from Cole Berg didn’t ...

No. 1 North Polk blitzes Hawks, 73-20

JEWELL — For 32 minutes, North Polk showed why it’s the No. 1-ranked girls’ basketball team in Class 3A on Coach Jim Marsh Court Tuesday night. Winners of eight straight games since a season-opening loss to third-ranked (5A) Johnston, the Comets rained in nine 3-pointers and forced 23 ...