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Lynx set to host 2A sectional on Saturday

WEBSTER CITY — A rigorous regular season now in the books, wrestling teams all across the state will begin their journeys towards state on Saturday with Class 1A and 2A sectional tournaments. Webster City will have the luxury of competing at home, as the Lynx will host a meet alongside ...

Hawks to host Gilbert on Saturday, game against IF-A moved to Feb. 11

WEBSTER CITY — South Hamilton Athletic Director Todd Coy was a busy man on Tuesday. While schools all across Iowa were closed due to the frigid conditions that blanketed the state, Coy went to work in an attempt to straighten out the Hawks’ basketball schedule that had to be altered ...

THE CHASE

Kayleigh Epps is reflective as she speaks evenly about her prep career that can only be described as the most acclaimed in the history of 5-player girls’ basketball at Webster City. The jack of all trades forward was as feisty as they come back in the day. She was aggressive. She admits ...

No. 6 Hawks to battle for outright HOIC lead against No. 10 Gilbert

JEWELL — South Hamilton has waited 46 days for this opportunity. That’s how long it’s been since 10th-ranked (Class 3A) Gilbert (13-3, 9-1 HOIC) ended the Hawks’ 33-game regular season winning streak, 70-65, in a classic heavyweight brawl on Dec. 14. Can Round 2 live up to its ...

Lynx success built at the defensive end of floor

HAMPTON — Everybody wants to score points, that’s human nature. But to play for Marty McKinney, you better be able to guard. Not some of the time. All of the time. Defense has been Webster City’s calling card for years and that was no different on Friday during a 53-29 road rout of ...

Turnovers the death knell for Lynx girls against ’Dogs

HAMPTON — It was an opportunity for success, one Webster City let slip through its fingers under a torrent of turnovers Friday night. When the Lynx cleaned up the mess, they made a run. But it was too little, too late. Losers of eight of nine games entering the night, Hampton-Dumont ...

H-D halts Lynx streak of 5 titles, 28 straight Norsemen Duals wins

STORY CITY — No. 29 just wasn’t in the cards. Webster City wrestling coach Chad Hisler knew winning a sixth consecutive Norsemen Duals title on Saturday wasn’t going to be easy, not with upstart Hampton-Dumont among the six-team field. And in the end, the Bulldogs continued the ...

No. 6 Hawks take care of Saydel, share HOIC lead

DES MOINES — Victory No. 14 was the meal. What the South Hamilton players and coaches learned afterwards was the dessert. The sixth-ranked (Class 2A) Hawks raced out to a sizable first-quarter lead and never relinquished the advantage en route to a 64-40 pasting of Heart of Iowa ...

Hawks hold Saydel to 6 points over final 24 minutes in win

DES MOINES — South Hamilton struggled at the offensive end, but more than made up for it with a defensive effort that was stifling in a Heart of Iowa Conference girls’ basketball victory here Friday night. By holding Saydel to just six points over the final three quarters, the Hawks ...

3 Hawks reach finals, take silver at tourney

POCAHONTAS — South Hamilton put three wrestlers in the finals and placed fourth in the team standings at Saturday’s Lynn Moody Invite. Justin Wilson (126 pounds), Landon Stolee (170) and Nathan Wilson (182) all reached the championship round to lead the Hawks to 1131⁄2 points in the ...

Saturday’s Prep Basketball Briefs

No. 11 Gilbert rallies past WCHS girls, McKinney inches closer to scoring record WEBSTER CITY — No. 11-ranked (Class 4A) Gilbert found a fourth-quarter offensive spark in freshman Ava Hawthorne, as she scored eight of her 11 points during the frame to help push the Tigers in front of ...

Lynx don’t want to linger on loss to No. 2 Lions

WEBSTER CITY — The treacherous weather conditions that blanketed the state and left schools closed earlier this week may have actually worked to the benefit of the Webster City boys’ basketball team. It gave the players and coaches a moment to take a step back and decompress, something ...

Hawks end 7-game funk in low-scoring contest over winless Rams

JEFFERSON — Three early 3-pointers and an emphasis on defensive intensity carried the South Hamilton girls’ basketball team to its first victory in more than a month here last night. The Hawks led by 10 points after the first quarter and pushed the margin to 14 at halftime en route to a ...

All 5 starters in double figures, No. 6 SH boys race past Rams by 27

JEFFERSON — Sixth-ranked (Class 2A) South Hamilton showed very few signs of rust after a nine-day layoff here last night, as all five starters scored in double figures in a Heart of Iowa Conference boys’ basketball runaway. The Hawks outscored Greene County 41-18 in the first and third ...

ELATION FOR LIONS, HEARTBREAK FOR LYNX

CLEAR LAKE — Mad, frustrated, disappointed, take your pick. Henry Hoversten felt them all as he slammed the ball to the court and then held it as he watched Clear Lake’s players celebrate dogpile style Monday night. Lions’ freshman Carson Toebe was in the center of that scrum and he ...

No. 4 Lions swarm Lynx, roll by 28

CLEAR LAKE — Nicole Muhlenbruch said it matter-of-factly, without a thought of hesitation, following her Webster City girls’ basketball team’s eighth brush with a Top 10 club Monday night. Clear Lake is just better. It’s that simple. “The other team was obviously better than us, ...

Hawks No. 6 in latest 2A AP poll

WEBSTER CITY — South Hamilton continued its climb back towards the top five in the latest Associated Press Class 2A boys’ basketball poll that was released on Monday. For the second straight week, the Hawks moved up one spot and now sit at No. 6. North Linn continued to hold down the ...

LYNX PARTY OF 1

CLARION — Collecting dust somewhere under Drake Doolittle’s bed are the three North Central Conference championship brackets he already owned prior to Saturday. Well, they’re about to welcome a new companion to the darkness. Maybe someday they’ll see the light of day. And the ...

CAM THE MAN: Lynx freshman rips through tough bracket, wins gold

CLARION — The deepest bracket belonged to the little guys at Saturday’s 52nd North Central Conference wrestling tournament, and it was the most polished grappler that was flexing to the roar of the crowd when all was said and done. Cam is indeed the man. Webster City freshman Camron ...

Cowboys repeat as NCC champs, Lynx 5th

CLARION — The host school and its fans were able to celebrate a team championship for just the second time in the 52-year history of the North Central Conference wrestling tournament here on Saturday. Clarion-Goldfield-Dows won nine of 10 semifinal-round matches to seize the upper-hand for ...