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Conley, Dinsdale ranked No. 8 for Lynx; Hawks’ Rader No. 3

WEBSTER CITY - Three area wrestlers find themselves rated in the latest set of The Predicament's state tournament rankings, released Thursday evening.South Hamilton's JD Rader sits at No. 3 at 138 pounds in Class 1A, while Webster City's Antrez Conley and Gavin Dinsdale are both No. 8 at 170 ...

Myers enters spring practice as Iowa’s starting left tackle

WEBSTER CITY - Boone Myers is about to get his shot.The Webster City native and redshirt freshman offensive lineman at the University of Iowa is listed as the No. 1 left tackle on the Hawkeyes' post-bowl depth chart, released to the media Thursday evening.Myers will enter spring drills as the ...

One shot, one swish, one national spotlight

Taylor McKinney, so how's your week been? It's only Wednesday, I know, but has anything unexpected, perhaps a little crazy, happened in the last couple of days?Unless you live under a rock, by now you've heard about the McKinney Media Tour that took place on Monday and again yesterday. And it ...

Motivated by final leg of journey, Trojets down CAL

BLAIRSBURG - As the basketball season hits the midpoint and turns the corner for home, Northeast Hamilton girls' coach Adam Vorrie brought one big motivator to the attention of his players."From this point forward, every team we play will be the last time they're going to play Northeast ...

Trojans catch fire in second half, earn first win

BLAIRSBURG - It all finally came together in the second half for the Northeast Hamilton boys' basketball team here last night.After taking a one-point lead into the intermission, the Trojans unleashed an offensive avalanche, as they outscored CAL 28-10 in the third quarter and never looked back ...

LIGHTEN UP

WEBSTER CITY - Brutal doesn't even begin to describe the December schedules that the Webster City and Humboldt girls' basketball teams faced.But now that the calendar has turned to January both hope the lighter work load will result in more victories.Only one can win tonight though.Weather ...

Fast start, tough finish

WEBSTER CITY - Antrez Conley didn't understand why his teammates were pumped up like one of those gigantic balloons in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade following his rumble in Webster City's opening round battle against Forest City at Saturday's Lynx Duals.All he did was win - something he ...

It’s time to look beyond Ferentz

Let's get one thing crystal clear right off the bat: Kirk Ferentz isn't going to be fired anytime soon. No matter how much the fans huff and puff and threaten to blow Gary Barta's house down, the Iowa athletic director has made it abundantly clear that his head football coach will be on the ...

All About Style

FORT DODGE - It may not show when you look at its record, but the strides made by the Webster City girls' basketball team in the last two weeks are nothing short of spectacular.The Lynx finally know who they are.A more methodical pace again paid dividends for WCHS in its fourth meeting with a ...

Gaels hand No. 5 Lynx another loss

FORT DODGE - Handling success hasn't been particularly easy for the fifth-ranked (Class 3A) Webster City boys' basketball team.Head coach Marty McKinney is about to discover how his pupils respond in the face of adversity during what is sure to be an intense set of practices over the holiday ...

Dinsdale a champ, stays unbeaten on season

FORT DODGE - The teams that finish well usually place well.And a top five finish in a large field featuring a bevy of Class 3A squads? That's placing well.Webster City went 10-2 with seven falls in the last round of Saturday's Don Miller Invitational, which solidified its fourth-place spot with ...

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. ...