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PITCH PARTY

WEBSTER CITY - The multiple rounds of hugs nonverbally spoke the words the players were maybe too tired to say as the sun started to sneak below the horizon Tuesday evening.Webster City wanted this one.Bad.Playing a brand of physical soccer they're not accustomed to, the 14th-ranked (Class 2A) ...

Veterans give WCHS boys opportunities to win state medals

DES MOINES - Cal Zahn knows what it feels like to win a state championship inside Drake Stadium. The only thing better than celebrating once would be doing it again.This time as an individual.Zahn's Webster City track and field career began in 2012 when he was a part of the team's Class 3A ...

Lynx girls won’t see much of track at state meet

DES MOINES - The blue oval inside Drake Stadium is what most track and field fans think of first when the state meet is brought up in conversation.But the Webster City girls' squad will see very little of the famed track this week. The Lynx will be busy in other areas of the venue.WCHS takes ...

Gilbert scores twice, Vogelbacher and Daniels once; Lynx blank Boone

BOONE - A strong second half offensively powered the Webster City girls' soccer team to its second victory in as many nights here on Tuesday.Staring at all goose eggs on the scoreboard after 40 minutes, the Lynx dominated the second half and kept the goal busy en route to a 4-0 victory over ...

3rd time the charm

WEBSTER CITY - Molly Gilbert was cold and she'd been that way for the better part of two hours. The last thing she wanted to do was extend her misery even one second longer than necessary.It was actually extended by 1 minute, 23 seconds, to be exact. But a rocket off the crossbar, a friendly ...

Ullestad helps IHCC win national title, earns All-American status

WEBSTER CITY - Just a little more than a year ago, Trevor Ullestad was celebrating individual and state golf championships with his South Hamilton teammates.It's hard to believe that he's already one-upped those accomplishments.But national title trumps state title.Playing for national junior ...

Season ends for SH girls at 2A regional

FORT DODGE - A challenging day in gusty conditions took its toll on the South Hamilton girls' golf team on Monday during a Class 2A regional semifinal tournament.The Hawks were unable to secure one of the top two spots on the leaderboard and advance to next week's regional final round. Their ...

Gemmel and Johnston account for Lynx only win at boys’ district tennis meet

BOONE - The Webster City boys' tennis team wrapped up its season at a Class 1A district meet held here on Monday.Facing a strong field that included team champion Fort Dodge St. Edmond, the Lynx won just one of five matches."It was a good effort by all of our players," WCHS head coach Bruce ...

Jass airs it out, Rampage thump Grizzlies

ALBERT LEA, MINN - The Midwest Rampage was nice enough to spot its opponent six points early on in a Southern Plains Football League showdown of unbeaten teams here Saturday evening.But the generosity didn't last long. And by the time the black and orange let up, the Albert Lea Grizzlies were ...

S-PUTTER-ING

AMES - Drive for show, putt for dough - one of golf's oldest cliches and yet, so often, it's right on the money.For whatever reason - be it the saturated greens from the previous night's heavy rains or the fact that the pressure was ramped up a notch - the putting strokes that had guided the ...

LUCKY 13: Lynx come to life in 2nd half, sweep season series from Cadets

WEBSTER CITY - Craig Signorin didn't sugarcoat things for his players Friday evening at Lynx Field. He told them exactly what he thought."I told the guys at halftime that we were lucky to be up," Signorin said. "The first 25 to 30 minutes (of the match) were embarrassing. We just didn't come to ...

Gilbert’s 17th goal of season not enough, WCHS girls fall

IOWA FALLS - The rust that comes from a 13-day layoff was evident on the pitch here Friday evening, as the Webster City girls' soccer team fell behind early and could never catch up.Iowa Falls-Alden (6-5) scores less than 4 minutes into the match and controlled possession throughout on its way ...

Comets serve and volley way past Lynx

WEBSTER CITY - North Polk dominated singles and cruised to a girls' tennis dual-meet victory over Webster City Friday afternoon at the WCHS courts.Backed by five wins in six singles bouts, the Comets won two of three doubles contests to secure the 7-2 victory.WCHS had three junior varsity ...

Pruismann’s PR in 400 hurdles lands him Class 1A state bid

Kyle Pruismann had never run faster than 59 seconds in the 400-meter hurdles prior to Friday evening's Class 1A State Qualifying Meet in Northwood.But unique things can often happen when a career is on the line.Not ready to hang up his spikes just yet, the Northeast Hamilton senior sprinted ...

Hawks live to fight another day, place 3rd at 2A sectional meet

CARROLL - The reigning Class 2A state champions weren't ready to abdicate their throne Friday afternoon at the par-71 Carroll Country Club.And so they play on.The South Hamilton Hawks kept their season alive for at least a few more days, as they finished third at a Class 2A sectional tournament ...

Lynx will litter field events at state track meet

GILBERT - With the rain pelting her in the face with each and every attempt, Hannah Myers knew competing in the high jump was going to be as much mental as it was physical last night.Would she slip? Would her approach be too slow? Would everyone else struggle too?Those were the types of ...

WCHS boys qualify in six events, Zahn and Hoveland each in three

GILBERT - It didn't take Tanner Hoveland long to fly down the water-logged track last night, and waiting for him with their arms open were some happy teammates.Webster City wasn't expected to earn a shuttle hurdle relay automatic berth into next week's state track and field meet, but one great ...

FOCUSED PERFECTION

WEBSTER CITY - Playing bad was frustrating enough. But playing bad while his twin brother flourished and won an individual North Central Conference title? That left Alec Fuhs in a sleepless rage as Monday turned into Tuesday.And then he went out and let his clubs do the talking.Just 24 hours ...

Spots in state track and field meet on the line today

WEBSTER CITY - Drake Stadium and the blue oval - those two things will be on the minds of runners, jumpers and throwers from border to border and in all corners of the state today.State Qualifying Meets will be held in all four classes. Webster City's track and field teams will travel to ...

Solid in singles, WCHS boys snag dual win

WEBSTER CITY - A concentrated effort on dominating the singles matches led to an easy Webster City dual-meet victory Tuesday afternoon at the WCHS courts.The Lynx won five of the six singles bouts and went on to dispose of Hampton-Dumont, 7-2."Our singles play was quite a bit better than (in ...