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No. 4 Titans stifle Hawks’ offense, hang on for win

JEWELL — There were a lot of yeah, buts the South Hamilton coaches and players could have thrown out following Friday’s clash with No. 4-ranked South Central Calhoun at Taylor Field. Yeah, but the Hawks hung close. Yeah, but the Hawks handled the Titans explosive offense. Yeah, but ...

Lynx spikers perfect, champs at Madrid Invite

MADRID — Everything came together for the Webster City volleyball team at Saturday’s Madrid Invite, as the Lynx put together a perfect day and brought home the tournament title. The hitting was on point. The defense was everywhere. And the enthusiasm was off the charts. “The girls ...

Lynx, Hawks XC Briefs

LYNX RUN AT SH INVITE: John Piaszynski cracked the Top 10 and led the Webster City boys’ cross country team to a fifth-place finish on a cold and dreary Saturday morning at Pine Lake Golf Course in Eldora. Piaszynski completed the 5K course in 18:24 to place ninth overall in a field of 60 ...

Lynx on ropes, but not ready to pack it in

WEBSTER CITY — A two-game losing streak probably doesn’t sound drastic to a majority of the football teams across the state of Iowa. It’s a blip on the radar, a small rough patch, and nothing to be concerned about. But it’s been a long time since Webster City encountered such a ...

Underdog Hawks ready for brawl vs. No. 4 Titans

JEWELL — South Hamilton head football coach Corey Klemp won’t say it. Heck, he won’t even think it. But there’s a real possibility that the Class 1A District 2 championship could be decided tonight at Taylor Field. Yes, it’s that big of a game. And South Hamilton will be a decided ...

No. 14 Cadets spoil Howard’s return, sweep Lynx

WEBSTER CITY — Toughness and commitment are hallmarks of Jess Howard’s coaching philosophy. And in her actions, rather than her words Tuesday night, she proved to her Webster City volleyball team that she does more than just talk a good game. Only eight days removed from giving birth to ...

No. 10 Hawks bury Saydel in 3 sets for 21st win

JEWELL — Now this is how you rebound from a loss. Five days after the first and only Heart of Iowa Conference hiccup, the 10th-ranked (Class 2A) South Hamilton volleyball team reasserted its dominance against an over-matched Saydel group on Coach Jim Marsh Court Tuesday night. The ...

Bussan, Taxted to join the WCHS Hall of Fame Thursday night

WEBSTER CITY — It will be the greatest challenge of Tony Bussan’s professional life and he knows it. Don’t think he hasn’t agonized over it either. The thousands of practices and workouts he supervised, the countless meets he stalked like a man on a mission, those were easy compared ...

Carroll throws ball all over field, beats turnover-prone Lynx

CARROLL — Webster City and Forrest Gump’s box of chocolates have a lot in common. From these Lynx, week to week, you never know what you’re going to get. Seven days after being gouged for more than 500 yards in a loss to fifth-ranked (Class 2A) Algona, the WCHS defense held up ...

Hawks take charge in 2nd half, blast Madrid by 30

JEWELL — It could have been an embarrassing moment in the football career of Brock Galetich. Instead, it became the top highlight in what has already been a season of highlights for the South Hamilton sophomore. Galetich, a defensive back, tripped over his own feet and went to the turf as ...

NO SHAME IN SECOND

STORY CITY — Logan Peters learned his lesson at last week’s Clear Lake Invite. When the temperatures rise, he now knows to pump his body full of fluids prior to race time. Hydrated and back to his normal fast self, Peters put together his best race of the season at yesterday’s ...

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE GOALS

STORY CITY — Abby Ervin spent her offseason at work. On the roads, on the trails, over the hills in the scorching summer heat, all with a specific set of goals in mind. She checked one of them off yesterday afternoon. Ervin, a South Hamilton sophomore, raced her way into the top 10 for ...

Lynx handle Gaels, run NCC win streak to 3

FORT DODGE — The Webster City volleyball team had plenty of reasons to come out as well as it did Thursday night vs. St. Edmond. Behind 13 kills from Kamry Dawson and 11 by Adalie Schwandt, the Lynx scored a sweep over the Gaels inside the SEHS gym. Scores were 25-12, 25-8 and ...

Hawks’ Week 9 game vs. Eagle Grove in doubt

JEWELL — South Hamilton’s nine-game football schedule is in serious jeopardy of being reduced to eight games. On Monday, Eagle Grove announced that it will forfeit its game against Pocahontas Area this week and will take the remaining schedule on a week-by-week basis moving forward. ...

It’s A Trap Game

ALGONA — Contrary to what it might have looked like, Webster City was well aware of Algona’s affection for the fullback trap prior to Friday’s kickoff down in the bowl at Bulldog Stadium. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday — the days leading up to the game were spent scheming to stop it. ...

Hawks’ D pitches first shutout in rout of Cougars

MANSON — A stifling defense has become the calling card for the South Hamilton football team and nothing that happened on Friday changed that. If anything, the legend only grew stronger. Highlighted by a Class 1A-leading ninth interception by the unit, the Hawks turned in their first ...

Piaszynski, Crutcher lead Lynx at Kuemper

CARROLL — With 23 days between meets due to the weather, the members of the Webster City cross country teams got comfortable competing against one another for bragging rights. Now the Lynx need to relearn how to compete against runners they’re not so familiar with. Back on the course ...

Lynx whip Spencer and Boone, clipped 3 times at Forest City

FOREST CITY — A pair of dominant victories and several narrow losses highlighted a 2-3 performance for the Webster City volleyball team at Saturday’s Forest City Invite. WCHS (10-11) controlled play in runaway 2-0 wins over Spencer (21-6, 21-15) and Boone (21-14, 21-10), but was unable ...

RELENTLESS

STORY CITY — The birthday curse is broken. Smile, Breanne Diersen, you earned it. The South Hamilton senior celebrated her 18th birthday with plenty of slams and blocks, screams and hugs, here last night. Hawks’ head coach Ashley Rosenstiel will be lucky if any of her players have a ...