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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 ...

No. 7 Spartans throttle Hawks in 3 sets

GRUNDY CENTER - There's a reason University of Missouri volleyball coach Wayne Kreklow schlepped all the way to central Iowa to offer up a scholarship late last year.Riley Sents is just that good.It's not exactly the norm for a libero to be an intimidator, and yet that's precisely what the ...

How did Howard reach 300 wins? He got kids to believe

His fingerprints were everywhere.They blanketed the swift feet of small in stature but gigantic in courage Payton Kannuan as he sliced, diced and spun his way down the field.They were all over the broad shoulders of Gavin Dinsdale, who handed out more punishing hits than he received to a ...

Lynx reward for beating Ballard? A date with reigning 3A champs

WEBSTER CITY - From the deep end of the pool to the deeper end of the pool, that's how it goes for a No.4 seed still alive after one round of the state football playoffs.Just hours after it knocked off District 6 champion Ballard, 27-14, in the Class 3A opening round on Wednesday, Webster City ...

Underdog Hawks ready for No. 7 Spartans

WEBSTER CITY - South Hamilton's volleyball season comes down to one very important question: Can the Hawks buck a season-long trend?That's what it will take.South Hamilton will slip into the role of underdog tonight when it travels to Grundy Center to face the formidable seventh-ranked Spartans ...

Balance, knuckle serve carry Hawks by CMB

JEWELL - Carly Swenson stepped behind the service line just one point into Tuesday night's Class 2A Region 5 quarterfinal match and promptly sent the ball crashing into the net.She was just getting the cobwebs out early.That opening error may have provided a glimmer of light for CMB, but ...

Beware of the 4 seed

HUXLEY - The third quarter wasn't even five minutes old when Ballard, the No. 2-ranked rushing offense in Class 3A, shifted gears completely and went to the air to try to gain yards last night.The game wasn't out of hand; the Bombers trailed by only seven points. And that's when Webster City ...

Battle of Backfields

HUXLEY - There's good news and bad news for the Webster City football team as it prepares to open up the Class 3A playoffs for the seventh consecutive year here tonight.Always the good news first - finally, the Lynx (4-5) won't go head-to-head with a team that will chuck the ball all over the ...

Lynx flat, no match for ’Cats in regional opener

HUMBOLDT - Young and obviously unafraid, North Central Conference volleyball champion Humboldt didn't lose a bit of momentum in its Class 4A postseason opener last night on its home floor.Webster City just happened to be the unlucky team standing in the Wildcats way.Humboldt jumped out to ...

TRULY OFFENSIVE

BOONE - Arena football, eat your heart out.An instructional video on how to play defense it was not, but Webster City and Boone entertained the crowd nonetheless with a scoreboard-smoking touchdown fest on a slick surface swathed in dense fog on the final night of the regular season Friday.All ...

Trojans hang with No. 4 ’Cats early in final game

BLAIRSBURG - Fans lined up to get a handshake or a hug from John Seiser in the minutes that followed the final football game in Northeast Hamilton's prestigious history Friday night.The Trojans' longtime head coach didn't deny any request as the NEH faithful milled around the field after ...

No. 3 St. Edmond blanks short-handed Hawks

FORT DODGE - Injuries to key personnel dogged the South Hamilton football team during the second half of the season, and that trend continued right up to the bitter end here Friday night.With starting quarterback Collin Hill shelved for the season with a broken leg, back-up Blake Barquist got ...