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COMING OF AGE: Stoakes shines at Classic

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WEBSTER CITY — In just a short amount of time, Kelly Stoakes has become as dependable as anyone that head coach Jess Howard has in her Webster City softball lineup. The eight-grade left-handed stick can hit line drives to all parts of the park and as she showed on Saturday, she can came ...

Hits few and far between for Hawks in loss to No. 8 N. Polk

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JEWELL — Heart of Iowa Conference title contender North Polk got on the sticks and pulled away over the middle innings to hand South Hamilton its fifth consecutive baseball setback Friday night at the Mike Penning Athletic Complex. The eighth-ranked (Class 3A) Comets busted up a 1-1 game ...

THE HEALING

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WEBSTER CITY — The scab was visible and on the mind of the entire Webster City softball team as it watched the top of the sixth inning unfold Wednesday night at Lynx Field. Would the wound heal or would it be opened again with all of the pain that comes along? Let the healing process ...

Steen mows down another foe, covers for silent Lynx bats in win

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WEBSTER CITY — Baseball can be a funny, frustrating game where one night a team is hot and the next night it’s, well, not. The Webster City offense fell into that trap Wednesday night at Lynx Field. Just 24 hours after they shelled Saydel for 19 hits in a 16-7 romp, the Lynx mustered ...

HC Speedway loaded with renovations in 2018

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WEBSTER CITY — Back in January, the Hamilton County Fair in Webster City inked a historic agreement with Webster City natives Todd and Janet Staley to operate weekly and special event racing events and other promotions at the Hamilton County Speedway. The Staleys have been involved with ...

THURSDAY’S DIAMOND BRIEFS

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LYNX THE COMEBACK KIDS: Trailing 3-1 with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Webster City baseball team found a way to claim its seventh consecutive victory last night at Lynx Field. With the bases loaded, junior clean-up hitter Dylan Steen blasted a shot into the gap in ...

WHEN ONE HITS, THEY ALL HIT

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DES MOINES — For the first time all season, the Webster City baseball team was not crisp defensively here Tuesday night. Like, at all. Wild throws, bobbles, overrunning balls. It was shaky. Six errors shaky, to be exact, or four more than the Lynx had committed in their previous six ...

Martinez goes yard, Lynx truck Lions to take NCC lead

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WEBSTER CITY — Romel Martinez knew what was coming even before Clear Lake right-hander pitcher Ben Finn went into his wind-up during the first inning at Lynx Field Monday night. With a 3-2 count, the Webster City senior lead-off hitter was sitting on a fastball. Finn obliged and a few ...

Harms, defense carry Hawks to 4th straight victory

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JEWELL — South Hamilton didn’t exactly tear the cover off the ball in a Heart of Iowa Conference softball showdown at the Mike Penning Athletic Complex Monday night. Then again, the Hawks didn’t have to. Sophomore Jessi Harms was in control in the circle and she received just ...

Gilbert builds big lead, hangs on to beat SH baseball

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JEWELL — Gilbert roughed up South Hamilton starting pitcher Garrett Grady for 14 hits, three of which went for extra bases, and built a big lead before it hung on late for a Heart of Iowa Conference victory at the Mike Penning Athletic Complex Monday night. The Tigers (6-2, 3-1 HOIC) ...

Resilient Lynx turn back CGD for first league win

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CLARION — On cruise control early, only to find itself in a dogfight late, the Webster City softball team dug deep and found its way to a North Central Conference victory here Friday night. And, boy, did the Lynx ever need it. Playing without five-year starter and clean-up hitter ...

Lynx pitchers continue strikeout spree vs. CGD

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CLARION — It wasn’t until the sixth inning of its fifth game that the Webster City defense finally made an error. Are the Lynx just that stable in the field? Maybe, but so far they really haven’t had to prove it. That’s what happens when a pitching staff is this ...

SH softball breaks out big lumber, wins Hudson tourney

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HUDSON — The South Hamilton softball team said enough was enough here on Saturday. Stuck in a four-game funk to start the season, the Hawks were determined to end the drought at the Hudson Invite and they broke out the big lumber to make it happen. Behind four home runs in the opener, ...

Hawks play another HOIC power close, only to come up short

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DES MOINES — South Hamilton baseball coach Kyle Galetich knows he has a good team. Now he just needs to get his players to believe it, too. Right now it’s the small things that are holding the Hawks back as they look for respectability inside the always tough Heart of Iowa ...

All in the family

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WEBSTER CITY — A Hackbarth was the Most Valuable Player Wednesday evening at Lynx Field. But which one? There really isn’t a wrong answer to the question. Choose Max, a senior, or Nick, a sophomore, and you’ll get plenty of support for your conclusion. That’s how good they both ...

WCHS softball sputters against southpaw, falls

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WEBSTER CITY — Kylie Voy is a southpaw, not exactly an anomaly, and yet, for whatever reason, she’s got Webster City’s number. And she continued to exploit that secret she seems to possess Wednesday evening at Lynx Field. Hampton-Dumont’s left-hander pitched her way to a third ...

Hewitt’s gem wasted, Hawks stumble in HOIC for first time

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JEWELL — Too many mistakes in the field and not enough aggressiveness at the plate proved costly for the South Hamilton baseball team at the Mike Penning Athletic Complex Wednesday night. Despite a gem on the mound by senior right-hander CJ Hewitt, the Hawks fell to Heart of Iowa ...