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Hawks fall to Indians, rebound against B-K

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JEWELL — Walking away with a split was a step in the right direction. Taking what was learned in the practice room and incorporating it onto the mat was an even bigger step. South Hamilton head wrestling coach Dan Brodie walked out of the Hawks’ gymnasium satisfied Tuesday night after ...

Hawks maintain position in AP 2A Top 10

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WEBSTER CITY — At the halfway point of the season, the South Hamilton boys’ basketball team remained at No. 8 in the latest Associated Press Class 2A rankings. The Hawks garnered 41 points in the latest poll released yesterday afternoon, four points behind No. 7 Western Christian. North ...

HILL THE 8TH HAWK TO REACH 1,000 POINTS

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JEWELL — Conner Hill has long professed his indifference towards individual accomplishments, which has always brought a smile to the face of his dad and head coach Nathan. But both had to admit that Friday’s milestone moment for the youngest of the Hill clan was pretty danged ...

Lynx withstand late run to beat Cadets

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WEBSTER CITY — Henry Hoversten deadpanned that it was his Christmas present. Marty McKinney quickly quipped that he had given his center the green light. It’s easier for player and coach to joke around when they fall on the winning side of a nail-biter. Hoversten, a 6-foot-6 senior, ...

Phetxoumphone 4-0, Lynx 4th at Allie Morrison Duals

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MARSHALLTOWN — Camron Phetxoumphone is one of the lucky wrestlers who doesn’t have to worry about cutting weight. Reaching 106 pounds is harder for him than maintaining a scale reading below the threshold. But the few difficulties the Webster City freshman has run into have come against ...

No. 9 IF-A spreads wealth, disposes of Lynx

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WEBSTER CITY — The new year began much like the old year ended. Another top-10 opponent. Another mountain too steep to climb. One difference though, perhaps not noticeable to the naked eye, was a fire that was reignited, something that was stifled in the final dark days of 2018. For ...

Freland torches SH girls to lead PCM to win

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JEWELL — Too much Regan Freland and too many swings and misses from the perimeter sent the South Hamilton girls’ basketball team to its fifth consecutive loss Friday night on Coach Jim Marsh Court. Freland, Prairie City-Monroe’s all-conference guard, splashed in five 3-pointers and ...

Hawks handle Collins-Maxwell for 7th place at Storm Duals

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CONRAD — South Hamilton picked up one victory and placed seventh at Saturday’s Storm Duals. The Hawks dropped duals to Mason City Newman (69-12), SH-BCLUW (54-27) and Southeast Polk (63-9) in pool action and then capped their day by taking down Collins-Maxwell (63-12) in the ...

First falls of ’19

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WEBSTER CITY — The dual was split right down the middle. Seven weights to the team sitting on the north side of WCHS gymnasium, seven weights to the team on the south. Bonus points weren’t spread evenly though and that’s where Webster City thrived. Buoyed by six pins, as well as a ...

Joe Shanks named Lynx interim AD

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WEBSTER CITY — A longtime Gael is now a member of the Lynx family. Joe Shanks has been named the interim athletic director at Webster City High School. Approved by the Webster City School Board in December, Shanks officially took his seat at the head of the Lynx athletics table on ...

Sleepy early, Lynx late rally not enough

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CLARION — Freshmen rarely have an easy time jumping straight onto the varsity floor and finding immediate comfort. It takes time to find a role and confidence. Webster City rookie Kelly Stoakes found her comfort zone midway through the third quarter Tuesday night and over the final 12 ...

Balance helps WCHS boys fend off Cowboys

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CLARION — An actual basketball may be optional at Webster City’s practices over the Christmas break, an idea that brings a grin to the face of head coach Marty McKinney. His players? Probably not so much. After struggling at the defensive end of the court in a nail-biting 69-64 North ...

No. 8 Hawks take control in 2nd half, handle Comets by 14

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JEWELL — Locked in a one-point game at the half, the eighth-ranked (Class 2A) South Hamilton boys’ basketball team took control over the final 16 minutes and won its eighth game of the season on Coach Jim Marsh Court Tuesday night. A big second half from Cole Berg didn’t ...

No. 1 North Polk blitzes Hawks, 73-20

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JEWELL — For 32 minutes, North Polk showed why it’s the No. 1-ranked girls’ basketball team in Class 3A on Coach Jim Marsh Court Tuesday night. Winners of eight straight games since a season-opening loss to third-ranked (5A) Johnston, the Comets rained in nine 3-pointers and forced 23 ...

Hawks fall from 5th to 8th in AP Class 2A poll

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WEBSTER CITY — South Hamilton’s first regular season loss in nearly 23 months cost it three spots in the latest Associated Press Class 2A boys’ basketball poll. Following a 70-65 loss to seventh-ranked (Class 3A) Gilbert on Friday, the Hawks (7-1) dipped from fifth to eighth in Class ...

HAVE YOURSELF A DAY, DRAKE

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FORT DODGE — The records came and went with little fanfare other than a quick grin and handshakes from his coaches. The real prize, the one Drake Doolittle went to the Don Miller Invitational to collect, was waiting at the end. And the Webster City senior seized it in statement-making ...

Hawks’ streak ends at 33 games, 686 days

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GILBERT — Conner Hill knew it wouldn’t last forever. Streaks never do. And as the sweat trickled down his face just minutes after the final horn, the South Hamilton senior was already looking forward Friday night. What did he and his teammates learn? How can they grow? “They is ...

Steen torches H-D for a career-high 23 points, Lynx cruise

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WEBSTER CITY — The role of a scorer is a new one for Dylan Steen, but the Webster City senior seems to be adjusting nicely. Steen erupted for 10 first-quarter points and was just getting started, as he poured in a game- and career-high 23 to help propel the Lynx to a much-needed easy ...

Second-half collapse costs WCHS girls big lead, game

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WEBSTER CITY — Collapse is a word no basketball coach wants associated with his or her team, but Webster City girls’ leader Nicole Muhlenbruch accepted it following a head-scratching loss to Hampton-Dumont inside the WCHS gym on Friday. Up by 14 points two minutes into the third ...