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Trojets falter in 2nd half, lose to GMG

BLAIRSBURG - Halftime adjustments were discussed in the Northeast Hamilton locker room, but the execution was lacking after the intermission in an Iowa Star Conference girls' basketball game against Green Mountain Garwin on Tuesday.Leading 21-17 at the half, GMG (7-11, 7-9 ISC) limited the ...

SH boys can’t keep up with Norse

STORY CITY - Roland-Story started each half with an avalanche of points and that was enough to carry it across the finish line in a Heart of Iowa Conference boys' basketball game against South Hamilton on Tuesday.The Norsemen (11-6, 9-6 HOIC) scored 24 first-quarter points and 23 more in the ...

R-S girls pull away from Hawks

STORY CITY - Roland-Story blitzed South Hamilton from behind the arc, as seven Norse players combined to drain 12 3-pointers in a Heart of Iowa Conference girls' basketball contest here Tuesday evening.Roland-Story (9-9, 8-8 HOIC) trailed 12-8 after one quarter, but rolled the rest of the way ...

Seeley reaches 100 career victories, Lynx roll to Norsemen Duals title

STORY CITY - Freddie Seeley took more than his fair share of lumps on the wrestling mat during his freshman and sophomore seasons, and yet he always came back for more.And now? He's the one handing out those lumps.Seeley's pin-filled senior season at 120 pounds reached a celebratory milestone ...

Redemption Tour

WEBSTER CITY - What a weird and wacky ride it's been so far for the Webster City boys' basketball team.Five straight wins and on top of the world at the start of the season. Then six consecutive losses that had the Lynx wondering what they'd done to irritate the basketball gods. And now another ...

Lynx girls let upset slip through their fingers

WEBSTER CITY - Delivering tough postgame speeches goes with the territory when you're a coach, but there are times when there simply are no words.Nicole Muhlenbruch found herself in that predicament Friday night."It was probably the hardest time I had going into the locker room because I really ...

Dunkerton’s depth gets best of Trojets in ISC battle

BLAIRSBURG - Devyn VanKooten made sure her Northeast Hamilton girls' basketball team got the attention of Dunkerton here Friday night.The sophomore forward scored the Trojets first 12 points and had her team out front early against a Red Raider team that won the first meeting back in December ...

Red Raiders trump Trojans, 59-41

BLAIRSBURG - A packed house of boisterous fans gave the Northeast Hamilton boys' basketball team the energy it needed to contend against Iowa Star Conference foe Dunkerton here Friday night.But when Nick Jeffers left the court he took any chance the Trojans had at making a comeback with ...

Hawks win 3 silver medals

POCAHONTAS - Down to just five able bodies, the South Hamilton wrestling team finished near the back of the pack at Saturday's Lynn Moody Invitational.In their final tune-up before Saturday's Class 1A sectional tournament at Manson, the Hawks collected three runner-up finishes from Keaton ...

SH boys make improbable comeback

JEWELL - There is no quit in the South Hamilton boys' basketball team.Zero. Zilch. Nada.It would have been easy for the Hawks to pack it in after the opening three quarters against Heart of Iowa Conference rival CMB Friday night. Their shots weren't falling, they had just 23 points and they ...

Hawk girls struggle to make shots

JEWELL - The South Hamilton girls' basketball team made some progress Friday night, but not enough to secure a Heart of Iowa Conference victory.The shot selection was better, but the Hawks connected on just 25 percent of their attempts in a 62-45 loss to CMB."We moved the ball real well on ...

Lynx finish off NCC season by decking ’Dogs

WEBSTER CITY - If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.Or in Gavin Dinsdale's case it's try, try, try, try, try again.The fifth time just happened to be the charm for Webster City's sixth-ranked (Class 2A) heavyweight last night, as Dinsdale's upset 4-3 victory over top-ranked (2A) and ...

PRESSURE COOKED

GILBERT - It really wasn't a question of if, but when, Gilbert would be able to slap on its trapping press and get the game at a track-meet pace Tuesday night.The when came in the second quarter, and by the time it was over South Hamilton was staring up at a mountain-sized deficit that was too ...

SH doomed by early turnovers, zero first quarter points against No. 14 Tigers

GILBERT - There was nowhere to hide, and for 32 minutes South Hamilton's players had to endure a menacing opposing defense that never relented until the final buzzer mercifully went off Tuesday night.Gilbert 46, South Hamilton 9. And not even the final score can give a clear indication of just ...

Mentally tough Lynx fend of ’Dogs, win fourth straight

HAMPTON - The surging Webster City boys' basketball team proved here on Tuesday night that it has indeed learned from its mistakes.The Lynx may have suffered from a case of deja vu, only this time they answered the bell in a 57-45 victory over North Central Conference rival ...

No. 7 H-D buries Lynx without key contributor

HAMPTON - Seventh-ranked (Class 3A) Hampton-Dumont had its way with Webster City in a North Central Conference girls' basketball game on the Bulldogs home court Tuesday evening.But it wasn't the usual suspects that did the majority of the damage.Hampton-Dumont's second-leading scorer Jordan ...

Trojets turn to posts, notch ISC win

CEDAR FALLS - Northeast Hamilton fed the post time and time again, and underclassmen Devyn VanKooten and Cassidy Nerland took care of the rest here Tuesday night.The Trojets' two inside players combined to score 23 points to help their team end a six-game losing streak in an Iowa Star ...

Short-handed Trojans clipped

CEDAR FALLS - Isaiah Armbrecht, the second-leading scorer in the Iowa Star Conference North Division, put on an offensive assault at the expense of Northeast Hamilton in a boys' basketball clash here Tuesday night.Armbrecht dumped in a game-high 27 points to lead Valley Lutheran to an easy ...

1 CHANCE IS ALL HE NEEDS

CLEAR LAKE - Nobody that spends time on a wrestling mat has paid their dues quite like Antrez Conley.It wasn't that long ago when he wondered if he would ever get his chance. Barricaded behind a stacked stable of upper weights - conference champions, state qualifiers and 30-match winners like ...

Hawks’ Hetland mows through field, claims HOIC 113-pound crown

GILBERT - As one Heart of Iowa Conference career ended in street clothes watching from the stands, another began to take shape for the South Hamilton wrestling team here on Saturday.Freshman 113-pounder Keaton Hetland mowed through the league field to capture a league title for the Hawks, who ...