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Three Hawks in double figures in win over C-M

JEWELL - Out front from the start, the South Hamilton boys' basketball team secured its first win of the season on Coach Jim Marsh Court here Friday night.With freshman guard Marco Balderas leading the way for the second straight game, the Hawks (1-1, 1-1 HOIC) slid by Heart of Iowa Conference ...

Stangeland, Ervin lead SH girls past Tigerhawks

JEWELL - A solid fourth quarter allowed the South Hamilton girls' basketball team to overcome a deficit and get in the win column here Friday night on Coach Jim Marsh Court.Trailing 31-28 after three quarters, the Hawks outscored Colfax-Mingo 12-8 over the final 8 minutes to steal the one-point ...

THEY SWAM

WEBSTER CITY - Ted Larson likes to say he doesn't care about the opinions of those outside of his Webster City wrestling program. But rest assured, he pays attention."We swam," Larson, the Lynx head coach, said with a smile on his face following last night's utter demolition of Algona (63-16) ...

Lynx stay home to face Cadets in NCC opener tonight

WEBSTER CITY - Marty McKinney allowed his players to enjoy Monday's win over Fort Dodge - just the third triumph for the Webster City boys' basketball team over the Dodgers in the past 26 meetings - for all of about 18 hours.At 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday is was back to work.McKinney, the Lynx head ...

Davis shines on field, in classroom at Wayne State

WEBSTER CITY - Jonny Davis showcased his athletic prowess season after season during his days at Webster City High School. As it turns out, he's even more impressive in the classroom.Davis - his mom, Kathy, calls him Jonny, so we will, too - was named to the 2014 Capital One Academic ...

Lynx open season with five freshmen in lineup

WEBSTER CITY - Freshman wrestlers, welcome to the deep end of the pool. It's time to see if you sink or swim.Gutted by the graduation of arguably the most successful class in the history of the Webster City wrestling program, the Lynx will make their 2014-15 debut tonight with a slew of new ...

MAT BURNED

JEWELL - Freshmen are supposed to step onto the varsity wrestling mat for the first time, maybe look around the gym a little bit, and then crack under the pressure as cotton mouth and the nerves simply get the better of them.Somebody forgot to give that memo to South Hamilton rookie Keaton ...

Tied at half, Mustangs pull away in second half to stop SH boys

MONROE - A new coach, a new starting five and in hostile territory ... what could go wrong?As it turned out, South Hamilton turned in a pretty good performance here last night, even if it didn't have a win to show for it.An 18-9 third-quarter spurt by Prairie City-Monroe allowed it to take over ...

No. 12 PCM girls throttle Hawks by 35 points

MONROE - No. 12-ranked (Class 3A) Prairie City-Monroe took control with 21 points in the first quarter and put the game away by halftime, as the Mustangs cruised to a 60-25 girls' basketball victory over South Hamilton in Heart of Iowa Conference action here last night.The Hawks (0-2, 0-2 HOIC) ...

Trojans push Red Raiders to OT before falling, 56-52

DUNKERTON - The Northeast Hamilton boys' basketball team had returning Class 1A state-tournament qualifier Dunkerton on the ropes for much of last night's Iowa Star Conference clash.Thirty-two minutes weren't enough to decide the winner either.But the Red Raiders (1-0, 1-0 ISC) stayed composed ...

Trojets brought back to reality by Dunkerton

DUNKERTON - Dunkerton steamed out to a 28-6 lead after 8 minutes of action and Northeast Hamilton was never able to make a dent in the deficit in an Iowa Star Conference girls' basketball game here last night.Coming off a season-opening win over CAL last week, the Trojets (1-1, 1-1 ISC) were ...

IT’S OUR TURN

FORT DODGE - Mason Myers understands that this is his last merry-go-round ride. He isn't about to waste a minute of his opportunity.Webster City's senior leader played like it in a hostile environment here last night, as his complete floor game helped the Lynx slay the Class 4A giant Fort ...

Growth Spurts

BOONE - A four-minute stretch late in the third quarter showed Nicole Muhlenbruch what type of team she can have over the winter months. Now her girls just need to find the consistency and carry it over a 32-minute game.There were definite flashes of success and an overall improvement over last ...

Veteran Lynx take their crack at Dodgers

FORT DODGE - It's hard to label the Webster City boys' basketball team a favorite when it is just 14-51 all-time against Fort Dodge Senior, and just 2-23 since the 1977-78 season.The Dodgers' domination has held true in recent years as well. They've won nine of the last 10 meetings since the ...

Trojets celebrate opening win, VanKooten leads

LATIMER - It's been a long time since the Northeast Hamilton girls' basketball team has been able to celebrate on a bus ride home - 656 days to be exact - so last night's 28-mile trip back to Blairsburg was extra boisterous.The 22-game skid is over. Finally.A big second half by sophomore Devyn ...

Lynx Dinsdale, Gordon named Class 3A all-state up front

WEBSTER CITY - Linemen oftentimes get a raw deal. Their successes go unmentioned, while their flaws are dissected over and over again.They get beat up, too. The nicks and cuts, bumps and bruises ... let's put it this way: the line is not a place where just anyone can play.You've got to be ...

Six Lynx on all-district team, nine in all honored

WEBSTER CITY - A fourth-place finish in Class 3A District 2 and a seventh consecutive trip to the playoffs helped to net the Webster City football team six all-district accolades.Three offensive players and three more on the defensive side of the ball were honored. The Lynx also snared three ...

Heavy hitters Myers, Gilbert land on NCC first team

WEBSTER CITY - Hannah Myers and Molly Gilbert blocked and spiked Webster City into contention for the North Central Conference volleyball title this fall, and they had plenty of admirers along the way.The Lynx one-two tandem at net earned the highest praise from the league coaches this week ...

CAPED CRUSADERS

SIOUX CITY - There was just no way for Gavin Dinsdale to outrun his shadow.Shadows, actually, and they go by the names Joe Kayl and Branden Hohenstein.Kayl, an explosive defensive end, and Hohenstein, a quick and agile inside linebacker, seemingly lived inside Dinsdale's face mask throughout ...

No. 2 Heelan the biggest of hurdles for Lynx

WEBSTER CITY - It's not the Xs and Os, it's the Jims and the Joes.There's no question that Webster City faces a mountain - think Mount Everest, and go ahead and tack on the Himalayas as well - in the second round of the Class 3A state football playoffs tonight.The reward for knocking off a ...