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Quam, Woodall hit double figures for Hawks in loss

JEWELL - After a back-and-forth first quarter, Roland-Story outscored South Hamilton 14-3 in the second to take command for good in a Heart of Iowa Conference boys' basketball contest on Coach Jim Marsh Court Friday night.The Norsemen adjusted their defense accordingly and stymied the Hawks, ...

Short-handed SH girls doubled up by Norse

JEWELL - Playing without its only real inside presence, the South Hamilton girls' basketball team was unable to keep up with Heart of Iowa Conference rival Roland-Story on Coach Jim Marsh Court Friday night.The Norsemen (4-4, 3-4 HOIC) cashed in on 12 3-point baskets, five coming from freshman ...

NEH boys trumped by Tripoli, 56-22

TRIPOLI - Too many turnovers and missed shots stymied the Northeast Hamilton boys' basketball team Friday night in a 56-22 loss to Iowa Star Conference rival Tripoli.The Trojans (0-6, 0-6 ISC) committed 31 miscues and made just 8 of 36 shots (22 percent), as they go into the holiday break ...

Trojets lack energy, No. 14 Panthers pounce

TRIPOLI - The Northeast Hamilton girls' basketball team started the game flat and never became energized in a lopsided loss to 14th-ranked (Class 1A) Tripoli in an Iowa Star Conference contest Friday night.The Panthers (7-1, 7-1 ISC) outscored the Trojets (2-5, 2-5 ISC) 23-0 in the first ...

BACK OF THE LINE: No. 13 Lynx drop 2 duals

CLARION - Webster City's run at back-to-back North Central Conference dual titles hit a road block here last night, and it's unlikely the path to the top will open up again this season.In a triangular featuring three teams ranked in the first dual poll put out by the Iowa Wrestling Coaches and ...

Hawks can’t make up forfeits, fall to Gilbert

GILBERT - Dan Brodie and his wrestlers can only control so much in a dual-meet setting.They can control the effort. They even have some control over the matches. What they can't control is the lack of numbers on the roster.South Hamilton won five of the eight matches against Gilbert last night, ...

Up 17 in first half, No. 5 Lynx stunned by H-D

WEBSTER CITY - Marty McKinney has said for two weeks that what his fifth-ranked (Class 3A) Webster City boys' basketball team needed was a little bit of adversity.After winning game after game after game by more than 20 points, the Lynx coach wanted to see what kind of mental toughness his team ...

No. 4 ’Dogs hit 3s, run away from Webster City

WEBSTER CITY - Quick, athletic guards who are just as comfortable driving and scoring in the paint as they are lighting it up from behind the 3-point arc are a rare find on the girls' basketball scene.And now you know why Hampton-Dumont possesses such a high-profile on a statewide level.The No. ...

Area Basketball Briefs

SH boys lack confidence, fall 60-31BAXTER - The South Hamilton boys' basketball team had a rough start and it never really got any better here last night.CMB (2-5, 1-4 HOIC) outscored the Hawks (1-4, 1-4 HOIC) 17-2 in the first quarter and led 36-12 at the half en route to a dominant 60-31 ...

Hello Bull’s-Eye

WEBSTER CITY - Early-season success has flourished into statewide recognition for the Webster City boys' basketball team.Now the Lynx just have to go out and live up to the hype, starting tonight when they host North Central Conference rival Hampton-Dumont at 7:45 p.m.Head coach Marty McKinney ...

Lynx snag Kennedy Duals title for first time

WEBSTER CITY - Dick Kennedy's ever-lasting legacy is many things to many people, but above all else the late Webster City educator and wrestling coach believed that the kids always came first.Kennedy was selfless that way - giving everything he had to his students, all in an effort to help them ...

Presence inside keys WCHS rally past Cowgirls

CLARION - It's not a secret - the Webster City girls' basketball team got knocked down, and knocked down hard, twice early last week.And do you know what the Lynx did? They got up, brushed themselves off and went back to the grind. It paid off, too.Some teams may have felt a hangover following ...

WCHS boys not perfect, still win by 22 points

CLARION - Style points may not have come in bunches like several of its earlier victories, but the Webster City boys' basketball team gutted it out and remained undefeated here on Friday.Playing for the third time in five days, the Lynx struggled at times and yet still managed to dispense of ...

Inexperienced Hawks miss another late-game chance

JEWELL - About 100 starts, give or take a few, are what separate the Gilbert and South Hamilton boys' basketball teams, and as time wound down on Coach Jim Marsh Court Friday night that experience versus inexperience was apparent to everyone.In time the Hawks will learn what the Tigers already ...

Buckets hard to come by for SH girls in loss to Tigers

JEWELL - Watch it. Learn from it. And then burn it.In a nutshell, that's what the South Hamilton girls' basketball players and head coach Tony Woodall should do with the videotape of Friday's second-half meltdown that produced a 55-16 loss to Heart of Iowa Conference rival Gilbert on Coach Jim ...

Rader, Peters champs for Hawks at round-robin tourney

MANLY - Third-ranked (Class 1A) 138-pounder JD Rader stayed perfect on the season and 152-pounder Luke Peters joined him at the top of the podium here on Saturday, as they led the South Hamilton wrestling team to a fifth-place finish at the Central Springs Round-Robin Tournament.With five open ...

Trojets take it on chin against North Tama

TRAER - A long first half offensively left the Northeast Hamilton girls' basketball team on the wrong side of a lopsided score here Friday night.North Tama (5-0, 4-0 ISC) outscored the Trojets (2-3, 2-3 ISC) 20-2 in the second quarter and 40-10 in the first half en route to a 55-17 Iowa Star ...

Redhawks inch way to 17-point win over Trojans

TRAER - Little by little, the North Tama boys' basketball team crept ahead of Northeast Hamilton in each of the four quarters here Friday night in Iowa Star Conference action.The end result was a 54-37 victory for the Redhawks (2-2, 2-1 ISC), who got back to .500 on the season. NEH (0-4, 0-4 ...

LYNX: 14 for 14

WEBSTER CITY - The goal is always to win every match, and yet it very rarely occurs, particularly in a dual wrestling meet.Say hello to one of those rare occasions.Fourteen Webster City wrestlers stepped into the center circle last night and 14 eventually had their hands raised in victory ...