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Lynx hope lightning strikes twice against Lions

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WEBSTER CITY - There's a theory floating around that, when the larger picture is put in play, the Webster City baseball team didn't do itself any favors by upsetting then top-ranked Clear Lake nine days ago.With a rematch against the now third-ranked Lions set for tonight, the Lynx are sure to ...

HCS titles to be decided in final two weeks of season

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WEBSTER CITY - Drivers are eager to get their race cars back on the dirt track at the Hamilton County Speedway and they'll get their chance on Saturday after last week's program was cancelled because of the soggy conditions in the pits.With only two weeks left in the points season, the racers ...

Lynx limp into postseason following loss to Toreadors

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WEBSTER CITY - One through nine, Boone possesses a lineup capable of inflicting damage at a moment's notice.Lead-off stick Ryan Sunstrom can rip the cover off the ball, but so can No. 9 hitter Ashton Clemons.Nos. 2 through 8 are pretty dang good, too.The Toreadors hit the ball hard, slow-pitch ...

Trojans put a scare into 20-win Rebels in districts

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GRUNDY CENTER - What looked like a potential mismatch on paper turned out to be anything but, as Northeast Hamilton gave 20-win Gladbrook-Reinbeck everything it wanted and then some in a Class 1A District 5 quarterfinal-round contest here yesterday evening.The back-and-forth battle eventually ...

Dog days of NCC

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WEBSTER CITY - Algona's leisurely stroll through the North Central Conference came to a conclusion last night at Lynx Field.And if you think it's a fluke the Bulldogs went from a bottom feeder a season ago to the toast of the league this season, well, think again.They're for real. Really ...

Youthful Hawks bow out of postseason early

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STORY CITY - As was the story all season, hits were hard to come by for the youthful South Hamilton baseball team in its Class 2A District 5 quarterfinal-round clash against Iowa Falls-Alden Saturday evening at Roland-Story High School.The Cadets didn't have such problems.Iowa Falls-Alden ...

Trojans unable to keep up with ISC rival Red Raiders

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BLAIRSBURG - Northeast Hamilton closed out its regular season with a 10-1 setback against Dunkerton last Friday afternoon.The Red Raiders (8-13, 7-8 ISC) touched Trojans' pitcher Gabe Rapp for nine hits, two of which went for extra bass. Four Dunkerton players drove in two runs.Northeast ...

WELCOME BACK, RVTV

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WEBSTER CITY - Is everyone ready for an encore?Ten months after the community of Webster City became an RVTV legend, Area Chamber of Commerce Director Deb Brown announced yesterday that the gang from WHO-TV will again make a scheduled stop in town this fall in the days leading up to the Cy-Hawk ...

Comets show off power, end Lynx season

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CHARLES CITY - Power oftentimes trumps everything else on the softball diamond.Charles City had it last night and that was more than enough to send the Comets sailing into the Class 4A Region 2 semifinal round.Ahead 2-0 after 2 1/2 innings, Webster City (17-18) gave up three home runs and ...

Baseball Briefs

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COWBOYS EDGE TROJANS, 6-5: Clarion-Goldfield scored six runs in the first inning and then hung on for dear life the rest of the way in a 6-5 win over Northeast Hamilton in a non-conference baseball game last night in Clarion.Kyler Rapp bashed three of the Trojans' eight hits, highlighted by a ...

Lynx drop defending state champ, No. 1 Lions

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WEBSTER CITY - Cole Reigelsberger's legs weren't trembling, but that doesn't mean he wasn't a little bit scared as he stood inside the batter's box and waited on the most important pitch of the season.Check that ... he was terrified.Reigelsberger was able to calm himself down just long enough ...

Go big or go home time for Lynx

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WEBSTER CITY - Three wins - that's what it will take for the Webster City softball team to end a 13-year state tournament drought.And nothing will be easy.Webster City (17-17) will begin its Class 4A Region 2 trek this evening with a road trip to Charles City to take on the Comets (24-10) in a ...

Hawks postseason journey stalls out in 2A regional quarters

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WOODWARD - The South Hamilton softball team had its chances to pull off a postseason upset here last night, but one long inning cost the Hawks the opportunity to get within two games of the state tournament.Trailing 4-1 going into the bottom of the fifth inning, Woodward-Granger responded with ...

Hawks get by Madrid, advance to regional quarters

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JEWELL - Softball wise beyond her years, South Hamilton freshman pitcher Ady Wintermote appears unshakable when she steps inside the circle.That calm demeanor doesn't go away even when she knows she got away with one.Wintermote worked out of several jams and helped herself with a 3-for-4 night ...

No. 5 Norse spot SH lead, then pounce

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STORY CITY - Through 21?2 innings, the South Hamilton baseball team looked poised to pull off a monumental upset here Monday evening.But the feeling of euphoria were short lived.Fifth-ranked (Class 2A) Roland-Story overcame an 8-3 deficit by piling up 19 runs in its final three at bats to run ...

Seiser tosses one-hitter, Trojans blast Clarksville

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BLAIRSBURG - Northeast Hamilton senior right-handed pitcher Logan Seiser was one out away from a no-hitter yesterday afternoon when it was spoiled in an Iowa Star Conference contest against Clarksville.Seiser had to settle for a ho-hum one-hit shutout, as the Trojans blasted the Indians, 13-0 ...

Prep Softball Brief

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LYNX JV SOFTBALL ENDS ON WIN: The Webster City junior varsity softball team pasted Algona, 12-5, on Monday to end its season at 8-8-2 overall and 8-5-2 in the North Central Conference.Leah Meyer allowed four hits and struck out six in the pitcher's circle to pick up the win.Erin Bahrenfuss ...

Splitsville: Rapp twirls gem, Jeffers hits HR in Trojans’ win

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BLAIRSBURG - Gabe Rapp knows his off-speed pitches leave something - OK, perhaps a lot - to be desired, which is why the Northeast Hamilton senior southpaw doesn't waste much of his time trying to throw them.He's a fastball pitcher - from the opening pitch right up until he gets the hook or ...

Racing finally resumes at HCS after two-week layoff

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WEBSTER CITY - Finally! The heavy rains that have been a constant in the area in recent weeks departed on Saturday and allowed the Hamilton County Speedway to get in a night of racing.The track set idle the previous two weeks because of excess moisture on the racing surface and surrounding ...

Highland, Nerland lead Lynx blistering of ’Dogs

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ALGONA - The bats continued to make a lot of noise for the Webster City softball team here last night, as the Lynx closed out their regular season with a convincing North Central Conference victory.Kenady Highland went 4-for-4 with a double and two RBIs in the lower half of the order and ...