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Future Statesmen

WEBSTER CITY - Three Webster City football players will continue their careers at the collegiate level and get help with their academic expenses.It's a win-win situation all the way around.Linebacker Rylee Lawson, defensive tackle Hunter Bryan and offensive lineman Cam Gordon all signed letters ...

SIMPLY THE BEST

DES MOINES - The finality of it all hit Dan Brodie like a ton of bricks as he walked off the mat beside his prized pupil one last time.Four years. So many victories. So many celebrations.It was over in the blink of an eye."Oh man, it flew by," Brodie, South Hamilton's head wrestling coach, said ...

Dinsdale wins 100th, brings home medal

DES MOINES - Gavin Dinsdale set a school record, joined an exclusive club and toted home a medal following a whirlwind three days of wrestling.But none of that was on the Webster City junior heavyweight's mind as he stood in the bowels of Wells Fargo Arena in the minutes following his final ...

Lynx open postseason against Nevada tonight

WEBSTER CITY - Which Webster City boys' basketball team shows up for the postseason will determine whether the journey is extended and successful or quick and painful.Over the past three months the Lynx have proven they can compete with and even beat some of the state's premier teams when they ...

No. 2 Indians bury Norse, 72-33

WEBSTER CITY - Elle Ruffridge sat on the bench and dreamed the last time the Pocahontas Area girls' basketball team suited up and took the floor at the state tournament.She was just a kindergartner back then, a tiny little girl who hoped her day would eventually come.She's still tiny, but that ...

Dinsdale nicked up, but advances; Seeley joins him in the quarters

DES MOINES - Bleeding from the mouth and just below his right eye, Gavin Dinsdale looked like he'd just endured a six-minute mauling as he trotted off Mat No. 8 inside Wells Fargo Arena yesterday afternoon.But looks can be deceiving.Dinsdale, Webster City's fourth-ranked heavyweight, was ...

Rader puts on takedown clinic, sets up showdown in Round of 8

DES MOINES - JD Rader had his hand raised under the bright lights inside Wells Fargo Arena for the 10th time in his illustrious career last night, but there was no celebration of the achievement.There wasn't even a smile.Rader has bigger goals than just one win in a loaded Class 1A 132-pound ...

Lynx trump Boone by 10, end 3-game slide

WEBSTER CITY - The postseason doesn't actually begin until Monday, but the Webster City boys' basketball team treated last night's regular season finale as a tournament game.Saddled with three straight losses, the Lynx needed a solid showing.Consider it done.A strong defensive performance, ...

TASK TOO TALL

BOONE - Height is the ultimate weapon on the basketball court.Why? Because it's something that can't be taught.Boone has an abundance of height and that advantage was noticeable on every possession of its 55-31 victory over Webster City last night in a Class 4A Region 6 quarterfinal-round ...

Reaching state not good enough for Lynx trio

WEBSTER CITY - Match by match, win by win, Gavin Dinsdale has had to reassess his goals during the long and grueling wrestling season.Just qualifying for the traditional state tournament was good enough back in November, but not anymore. Occupying a spot on the awards podium sounded like a fine ...

Hawks’ Rader not looking ahead

JEWELL - JD Rader only knows one way to end a wrestling season and that's on the awards podium inside Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines on the Saturday night of the state championship matches.The South Hamilton senior is already the most decorated grappler ever to step into a Hawks' singlet. Now ...

Lynx, Toreadors meet for right to keep playing

WEBSTER CITY - A tall task - literally - is what the Webster City girls' basketball team will face this evening when it puts its season on the line.The Lynx will open up Class 4A Region 6 play with a quarterfinal-round confrontation with Boone on the Toreadors' home floor at 7 p.m. The winner ...

Algona fends off Lynx, finishes second in NCC

ALGONA - The North Central Conference basketball season ended with a whimper from the Webster City boys' basketball team here last night.With just four players doing all of its scoring, Algona (17-4, 11-3 NCC) pulled away for a 58-49 victory over the Lynx to finish all alone in second in the ...

Trojets bow out in Class 1A regional quarterfinals at hands of Garrigan

ALGONA - So long, Trojets. And ... thanks.Northeast Hamilton said goodbye to girls' athletics last night, as the Trojets lost to Algona Bishop Garrigan, 62-16, in a Class 1A Region 3 quarterfinal basketball game on the Golden Bears' home floor.NEH shares spring and summer sports with Webster ...

Third time the charm for CAL, it’s the end of the line for Trojans

BELMOND - It was inevitable that the end would come at some point. Northeast Hamilton just hoped it would be further down the tournament trail.But CAL had other plans here Monday night.The Cadets jumped out to a 10-4 lead after one quarter, owned a 20-12 edge at the half and then withstood a ...

LYNX TRIO HEADED TO STATE

WEBSTER CITY - Gavin Dinsdale flexed and growled as the Webster City High School gymnasium erupted. Freddie Seeley clapped once and went airborne into the arms of coach Chad Hisler. Ryan Ferrari was the calmest, more out of exhaustion than anything else as he crumbled to the wood floor just ...

Rader eyes fourth state medal, Peters joins him on big stage

JEWELL - JD Rader is used to making the late-February trip to Des Moines all alone. But this year he'll have some company.As expected, Rader - ranked No. 3 at 132 pounds - qualified for his fourth consecutive state wrestling tournament on Saturday by finishing on top of the podium at a Class 1A ...

’Cats turn to nip Lynx by 2, 55-53

WEBSTER CITY - It was the simple things that came back to bite Webster City right in the derriere Friday night.And free throws were at the very top of the list, highlighted and in all caps.Locked in another tight battle with North Central Conference rival Humboldt, the Lynx were unable to ...

BUZZER BEATER! Quam’s 3 gives Hawks win

DES MOINES - Landon Quam couldn't have picked a better time to drain his first shot from the field here Friday night, and no one cared that he didn't even call glass.Locked in a 40-all tie in the final seconds, Quam banked in a 3-pointer as the buzzer sounded to give the South Hamilton boys' ...

Trojans close regular season by beating CAL, 59-53

LATIMER - A monster performance from Wes Wynkoop and a total of four players scoring in double figures carried the Northeast Hamilton boys' basketball team to a regular-season ending 59-53 win over CAL here on Friday.Wynkoop pitched in 17 points and yanked down a career-high 22 rebounds in the ...