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Hawks record first shutout in 3 years, move to 6-1

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JEWELL — It was supposed to be a simple trap play, one South Hamilton has run countless times this season, but a bobble here and a wobble there forced quarterback Marco Balderas to improvise on the fly midway through the second quarter at Taylor Field Friday night. The end result? A lot ...

Lynx top future regional foe at tourney

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MASON CITY — A rough day ended on a good note for the Webster City volleyball team at Saturday’s Mason City Invitational. After two-set losses to sixth-ranked (Class 3A) Osage (21-11, 21-6) and Central Springs (21-13, 21-10), the Lynx closed out their run by knocking off the host Mohawks ...

Hawks 2-2 at Hampton-Dumont Invite

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HAMPTON — South Hamilton put together a 2-2 performance at Saturday’s Hampton-Dumont Invite. The Hawks beat South Hardin, 2-0 (21-15, 21-12), and Denver, 2-1 (21-10, 10-21, 15-7). They lost a pair of 2-0 matches to ranked teams, No. 10 (Class 4A) Independence (21-18, 21-17) and No. 12 ...

No. 5 Hawk boys 2nd at loaded Jim Klein Invite

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JEWELL — Six ranked teams in the field of 13 schools gave the South Hamilton boys’ cross country team plenty to chase at its own Jim Klein Invite yesterday. It was a good dress rehearsal for what the Hawks will face on Monday when the Heart of Iowa Conference meet is held on the same ...

Lynx bury Clear Lake in three sets

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WEBSTER CITY — The four seniors — Halle Mason, Cassidy Nerland, Sarah Vogelbacher and Stacey Meyer — on the Webster City volleyball team got a proper send-off last night, as they exited their home gymnasium as players for the final time with a North Central Conference victory. Three ...

Lynx hold their own vs. 4A field at Ft. Dodge

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FORT DODGE — More than just the familiar trek at Lakeside Golf Course gave yesterday’s Fort Dodge Invitational a state cross country meet feel. The fields had a lot to do with it as well. Webster City held its own against the Class 4A-dominated competition and put up some quality ...

Hawks drop matches to North Polk, Grand View Christian

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ALLEMAN — The South Hamilton volleyball team struck out twice in an effort to pick up its 19th victory of the season here last night. North Polk overcame a second-set hiccup to beat South Hamilton, 3-1, in Heart of Iowa Conference play. The Comets were victorious by scores of 25-13, 24-26, ...

THE NEXT, NEXT MAN IN

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WEBSTER CITY — This isn’t how Carter Bedford wanted to get his shot. Nevertheless, he hopes to seize it and run with it, quite literally. It’s next, next man in for the Webster City football team this week as it prepares for a must-win game against Class 3A District 2 rival Perry on ...

Surprised by the Hawks? You shouldn’t be

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JEWELL — Sitting in second place in Class 1A District 6 with a clear path to the playoffs if it keeps winning, the South Hamilton football team has been a pleasant surprise to some through six weeks of the season. Just don’t lump Hawks’ head coach Corey Klemp into that ...

Energetic Lynx pull upset over 11th-ranked Garrigan

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WEBSTER CITY — The bright red cheeks and sweat still dripping off Kamry Dawson’s forehead indicated it hadn’t been easy. But that’s also what made it so rewarding. And, finally, the Webster City volleyball team had a signature win to show everyone, the players included, that ...

Hawks make quick work of PCM, improve to 18-6

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MONROE — The bus ride may have been long, but the match was not for the South Hamilton volleyball team here Monday night. The Hawks started quickly and dealt Prairie City-Monroe a 3-0 Heart of Iowa Conference loss on the Mustangs’ home floor. South Hamilton (18-6, 2-3 HOIC) ripped ...

Following first loss, Lynx drop out of AP Class 3A top 10

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WEBSTER CITY — The voters in the Associated Press prep football poll just gave the Webster City football team another reason to put the chips firmly back on the shoulders of its players. As if Friday’s 20-0 loss to then second-ranked Dallas Center-Grimes wasn’t reason enough, the ...

No. 2 DC-G shuts out shorthanded, No. 6 Lynx

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GRIMES — Dylan Steen had a pained expression on his face as he half-limped, half-walked away from the Webster City team huddle late Friday night. The junior spinback had just spent 48 minutes of game time being used as a tackling dummy and it showed with every step he ...

Hawks blister Madrid to stay on track for playoffs

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MADRID — It’s hard, perhaps even impossible, for anyone to look at a 69-0 loss in a positive light, but for whatever reason it lit a fire under the South Hamilton football team that still burns a year later. The journey came full circle on Friday, what could be called redemption ...

Lynx pick up two wins, reach medal round at Madrid

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MADRID — A consistent day at net, particularly from Adalie Schwandt and Stacey Meyer, and an improved effort returning serve helped the Webster City volleyball team win two of four matches at Saturday’s Madrid Invitational. The Lynx (5-22) opened the day by ending a 12-match skid and ...

Bultena, Butz top performers for Lynx at South Hardin Invite

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ELDORA — Tyler Bultena finished in the top 10, and Kaelyn Butz and Emma Piper cracked the top 15 to lead their respective Webster City cross country teams at Saturday’s South Hardin Invitational. Bultena finished the 5K course at Pine Lake Golf Course in 18:24 to place sixth in the ...

Hawks boys 11th, Licea sets school record at Wartburg

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WAVERLY — A total of 356 prep runners took part in the inaugural Steve Johnson Invite on the campus of Wartburg College on Saturday. South Hamilton joined the loaded field of primarily Class 4A and 3A schools, along with three programs from Minnesota and Wisconsin. The seventh-ranked ...

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION

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WEBSTER CITY — They’re big, they’re fast and they’re downright scary. In a nutshell, that’s how Webster City head football coach Bob Howard described his team’s next opponent. But it’s not like the Lynx are exactly chopped liver. The top spot in Class 3A District 2 will be ...

St. Edmond feasts on Lynx mistakes in 3-set win

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WEBSTER CITY — The frustration could be heard in Jess Howard’s voice as it changed octaves with each timeout she was forced to call last night inside the WCHS Gymnasium. Hustle. Communication. Drive. They were all words that escaped her mouth both during the match and the minutes after ...