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Grounded, Pounded

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WEBSTER CITY — There was a smile on Jim Tighe’s face, an intensity in his eyes and a hitch in his voice as he took one last, long look at Lynx Field Friday night. It felt weird, he admitted. He had watched Webster City get stuffed, play after play, for the better part of 48 minutes and ...

Hawks rip off 305 yards rushing, handle Spartans

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JEWELL — DJ Klonglan still isn’t DJ Klonglan, but this less than 100 percent version of him is pretty dang salty nonetheless. Just ask Grundy Center. Despite a lingering injury that has slowed him since the preseason, the speedy South Hamilton halfback showed flashes of the home run ...

Lynx win 3, lose 3 without Woodle at Algona

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ALGONA — Playing without one of its starting outside hitters due to injury, the Webster City volleyball team put together a makeshift lineup and held its own at the Algona Invite on Saturday. Senior Zoey Woodle injured her ankle in practice on Friday and that forced head coach Jess Howard ...

Friends first: Howard, Stone together again

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WEBSTER CITY — For more than two decades they lived 17 minutes from one another, just a short jaunt down highway 149 in eastern Iowa. Each had his own powerhouse prep football program, Tom Stone at Pekin and Bob Howard at Sigourney-Keota. So close in proximity, you would think the rivalry ...

Lynx show flashes, not enough to beat Algona

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WEBSTER CITY — Jess Howard elected to go with the optimistic approach following her Webster City volleyball team’s North Central Conference opener last night inside the WCHS gymnasium. Sure, she could be frustrated, but the flashes of greatness are what she took away from the Lynx 3-0 ...

Hawks face a challenge against Grundy Center

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JEWELL — Two football teams looking to improve to 2-0 will square off at Taylor Field this evening. South Hamilton will host Grundy Center in a non-district contest slated for a 7 p.m. kickoff. A strong second half enabled the Hawks to race by South Hardin, 26-15, in Week 1. But they ...

Lynx crisp in win over Ballard, falter in loss to NP

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HUXLEY — It’s a marathon, not a sprint, which is why Webster City head volleyball coach Jess Howard accepts the fact that consistency will eventually find its way into her huddle. Emphasis on the word eventually. The celebrations were frequent and the smiles were wide when WCHS was ...

Jim Tighe: Homecoming for one on Friday

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WEBSTER CITY — It’s four days before Jim Tighe is set to return to the place he once called home and he’s laughing as he reminisces about a powderpuff football game during homecoming week in the fall of 1985. What, exactly, brought that on? He had to dig deep into his memory bank to ...

IT’S TRACE’S TIME

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GILBERT — Trace Kepler has had to be patient, something that is easier said than done for a running back who wants nothing more than to carry the ball until he can no longer move. But the shackles have been removed. Finally free, he galloped all the way into the spotlight Friday ...

Second-half flurry carries Hawks past South Hardin

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JEWELL — Cole Berg is still figuring out this whole quarterback thing and he’ll only get better as the season progresses. But so far, so good. After a career spent at wide receiver, the converted signal caller made his first start under center for South Hamilton in the season opener ...

Lynx spikers open campaign with two wins at SE tourney

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FORT DODGE — Victories over Southeast Valley and Pocahontas Area were the bright spots on an inconsistent opening day of the season for the Webster City volleyball team here on Saturday. The Lynx swept the Jaguars (23-21, 21-14) and Indians (21-12, 21-15) at the St. Edmond Invite, but ...

Hawks the runner-up at CGD Invite, now 11-2 on season

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CLARION — The South Hamilton volleyball team picked up five more wins and placed second at the Clarion-Goldfield-Dows Invite here on Saturday. The Hawks earned 2-0 sweeps over Belmond-Klemme (21-7, 21-1), Eagle Grove (21-8, 21-7) and North Butler (21-9, 21-15), and then claimed 2-1 wins ...

ROUND 1 TO Q

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AMES — It’s like a heavyweight prize fight every time South Hamilton teammates Quinton Grove and Logan Peters toe the line. Throw Madrid’s top-ranked Sean McDermott into the mix and it’s must-see. All three were on the Iowa State University cross country course to kick off the ...

Lynx put 2 runners in top 10, finish fourth at Marshalltown

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MARSHALLTOWN — Pack running played a pivotal role in a solid start to the cross country season for the Webster City boys’ team here yesterday evening. The Lynx put three runners inside the top 12 and hung well with the big boys to place fourth at the Marshalltown Early Bird on the 5K ...

Small, But Mighty

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JEWELL — She’s 5-foot-3 1⁄2, and she punctuates that half-inch as if it’s what gives her that extra pop at net. News flash: It doesn’t. What Hailey Cavan lacks in size, she more than compensates with her athleticism, grit and relentless pursuit of the point — elements of her ...

Spangler Automotive to give away Ford Mustang at HCS on Saturday

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WEBSTER CITY — Season Championships are on deck for Saturday night at the Hamilton County Speedway with the return of the Malvern Bank Super Late Models plus the Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series featuring Olsen Family USRA Modifieds, Seneca Foundry USRA Stock Cars, Stein Heating And Cooling ...

Ferrell wins PGA junior title after several close calls

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WEBSTER CITY — A summer of coming close wasn’t good enough for Nathan Ferrell. And now, it doesn’t have to be. After a string of near misses on the Iowa junior golf circuit, the Webster City senior to be put the finishing touches on his summer season with a title at the Iowa PGA Junior ...