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Nerland makes great first impression at ISU Indoor

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AMES - Cassidy Nerland introduced herself to the varsity track and field scene in a big way here on Monday.A Northeast Hamilton freshman competing this spring for Webster City, Nerland heaved the shot put 38 feet, 21?4 inches to place fourth out of 85 entrants at the always loaded Iowa State ...

Midwest Rampage aim for SPFL title in 2015

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WEBSTER CITY - Game after game, team records went by the wayside in 2014, but that doesn't mean the Midwest Rampage was satisfied.Not by a long shot.And so, there was only one conclusion the core players could come to: they had to come back and try again.An 8-3 record and advancement to the ...

All-ISC accolades go to Nerland, VanKooten, Jeffers

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WEBSTER CITY - The Northeast Hamilton girls' and boys' basketball teams exited the stage for good with three postseason honors, it was announced last week.In their final seasons of play before entering a whole-grade sharing agreement with Webster City, the Trojets picked up all-Iowa Star ...

Lynx Myers earns another 1st team all-NCC nod

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WEBSTER CITY - Hearing the news and seeing it printed on a piece of paper were nothing more than formalities.Very few things in life are guaranteed. But this was one of them.Following another stellar season on the basketball court, Webster City senior shooting guard Mason Myers was a unanimous ...

Hoversten lands a spot on all-NCC third team

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WEBSTER CITY - All eight league schools had at least one representative on the all-North Central Conference girls' basketball teams, and five picked up multiple selections, it was announced earlier this week.Webster City garnered just one all-conference spot, which went to junior guard Gabbi ...

GO-HAWKS SAY NO

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IOWA FALLS - Welcome to the block party.It sounds fun, doesn't it? But for Webster City, it was tantamount to a trip to the local dentist's office for a root canal performed without the aid of novocaine.Nothing came easy, from the opening tip until the final shriek of the horn that spelled the ...

Lynx look to play spoiler vs No. 3 W-SR

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WEBSTER CITY - Reaching the state tournament's doorstep has been tough. Busting through that door will be even tougher.But nothing worthwhile is ever easy.After a pair of standout efforts in district wins over Nevada and Humboldt, the Webster City boys' basketball team will try to be a giant ...

Unconscious Myers scores 37, Lynx 1 win from state

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FORT DODGE - It was fitting that the ball was in the hands of Mason Myers as the final seconds ticked off the clock here last night.It said a lot about Myers' performance too that Humboldt seniors Jaxon Heinz and Brady Ross strode over to him for a congratulatory hug even before the horn ...

DING, DING, DING

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WEBSTER CITY - Season bragging rights are fun to have, but they pale in comparison to the big prize that will be handed out this evening inside the Fort Dodge High School gymnasium.North Central Conference rivals Webster City (13-9) and Humboldt (15-6) will go to battle for a third time to ...

TWIN TALENTS

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WEBSTER CITY - Alec Fuhs has accepted his role and thrived as the facilitator for the Webster City boys' basketball team during his two years in the starting lineup.He's the Lynx traffic cop on the court. He sets the offense, calls the plays and then takes a step back and, usually, defers to ...

Future Statesmen

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...

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

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...