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No. 3 Hawks open postseason journey tonight

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JEWELL — Fresh off a nine-day layoff — thanks, Mother Nature — the third-ranked (Class 2A) South Hamilton boys’ basketball team will open up the postseason on Coach Jim Marsh Court this evening. The Hawks (18-1) will host North Central Conference school Clarion-Goldfield-Dows (4-17) ...

A FRESH START

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WEBSTER CITY — With the weather forecast what it was, Webster City head girls’ basketball coach Nicole Muhlenbruch called for the rare Sunday practice several days ago. What did her players say to that request? No problem. And when Muhlenbruch then threw out the idea for a 6 a.m. ...

Second best, happy as heck

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WEBSTER CITY — Webster City couldn’t hit water if it fell out of the boat, or something along those lines, for 181⁄2 minutes Friday night. Algona’s defense was stingy enough, but the basket was acting as a sixth defender as the North Central Conference showdown moved into the third ...

Hawks one and done after loss to Ogden

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OGDEN — Big and physical, Ogden out-muscled South Hamilton and advanced in a Class 2A Region 7 first round girls basketball game here Saturday night. The Bulldogs (14-8) out-rebounded South Hamilton (7-14) 43-34 and collected 18 offensive rebounds to help offset a difficult shooting night ...

Thompson 4th at 1A district

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South Hamilton sophomore 195-pounder Trevor Thompson dropped a pair of matches and placed fourth at a Class 1A district wrestling tournament in Lake Mills on Saturday. Thompson (18-16) drew top-ranked and unbeaten Zach Ryg of Central Springs in the semifinals and lost by fall in 1:17. In ...

Lynx give No. 6 Union a scrap in regional duals loss

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LAPORTE CITY — A few locks of hair was a small price to pay for the chance to put on a Webster City wrestling singlet one more time. Which is why Hunter Collicott found himself in the locker room 45 minutes before the start of Wednesday’s Class 2A regional duals giving assistant coach ...

7 strong ready to battle for state tourney tickets

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WEBSTER CITY — Berths in the traditional state tournament will be up for grabs all across the state on Saturday and Webster City has its eyes on seven of those spots. The Lynx will send their wrestlers to ADM High School in Adel for a 2A district tournament that will get underway at noon. ...

3-PEAT! HAWKS CLINCH ANOTHER HOIC TITLE

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JEWELL — Winning championships never gets old. Fourth-ranked (Class 2A) South Hamilton wrapped up its third consecutive Heart of Iowa Conference crown and fourth in six years in front of the home crowd Tuesday night by easily disposing of Nevada, 75-42, on Coach Jim Marsh Court. After ...

Lynx girls take out ’Cats for second straight win

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WEBSTER CITY — For whatever reason, some nights the shots just don’t fall. How teams respond to those challenges tell coaches plenty. Webster City girls’ basketball coach Nicole Muhlenbruch got the chance to see how her group answered that challenge in a North Central Conference ...

Lynx inch closer towards NCC runner-up finish

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WEBSTER CITY — Marty McKinney took a cautiously optimistic approach when he talked about his Webster City boys’ basketball team prior to the start of the season. There was potential, but also a lot of work to be done, he said at the time. The Lynx have clearly put in the ...

Second-quarter drought costs SH girls against Nevada

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JEWELL — A rough second quarter offensively put the South Hamilton girls’ basketball team in a crater it was unable to dig all the way out of on Coach Jim Marsh Court Tuesday night. Leading 7-4 after one quarter, the Hawks went more than six minutes without a point to start the second ...

Daniels named a captain at Central College

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WEBSTER CITY— Landon Daniels, a 2016 Webster City High School graduate, was honored by the Central College men’s soccer program recently. Following a junior season in which he played in 16 matches and scored one goal for the Dutch, the 6-foot-1 defensive back was named one of the ...

STEEN FOR THE WIN

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WEBSTER CITY — Boisterous and brash are not words ever associated with Dylan Steen, so it came as a surprise to everyone inside the WCHS gymnasium when he was whistled for a technical foul midway through the third quarter Monday night. Steen felt awful about his momentary lapse in ...

Lynx know an ugly win is still a win

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WEBSTER CITY — Nicole Muhlenbruch has watched her Webster City girls’ basketball team play well, only to come up on the short end of the stick plenty of times this season. A win, any win, makes her smile. If it comes on a night that isn’t perfect, that’s fine. WCHS didn’t have ...

REDEMPTION: No. 6 Hawks take showdown over No. 10 Gilbert

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JEWELL — Gilbert was adamant, it was not going to let Conner Hill beat it at the free throw line as the clock ticked perilously close to triple zeroes inside a raucous gymnasium Saturday night. The Tigers succeeded in one respect: Hill didn’t beat them. But Cole Berg did. Berg, a ...

Lynx crown 4 champs, send 7 to districts

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WEBSTER CITY — In the span of one year, Sean Godfredsen went from a spectator to a sectional champion. And you better believe the Webster City senior is happy with his decision to give wrestling a second chance. After taking a break from the mat as a junior, the 160-pounder returned to the ...

Trio erupts offensively, Lynx take care of IF-A

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IOWA FALLS — Tyler Olson will never doubt the power of the shirt. In his case, it’s a long-sleeved shirt — white or purple depending on the game’s location — that he adorns underneath his basketball jersey. It may look a bit unusual, but with results like this who’s to ...

No. 8 Cadets blow by Lynx girls in second half

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IOWA FALLS —An ugly scrap is what the Webster City girls’ basketball team wanted Friday night, and for 16 minutes its wish was granted. Eighth-ranked (Class 3A) Iowa Falls-Alden came up with a counter to that game plan during the halftime break though, and things quickly went south for ...