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WEBSTER CITY — Top of the order coming up to bat. Bottom of the fifth inning. Locked in a 1-1 tie with the defending North Central Conference champion and fifth-ranked (Class 3A) team in the state. The Webster City softball team couldn’t have drawn it up any better. Until Mother Nature ...

Hewitt hits, pitches Hawks to HOIC victory

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NEVADA — CJ Hewitt got it done with his bat and his right arm Friday, as he helped to propel the South Hamilton baseball team to its second lopsided victory in as many nights. Hewitt went 2 for 3 and drove in two runs at the plate, and surrendered just four hits on his way to a ...

Josiah Brown named academic all-state by IATC

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WEBSTER CITY — Following a successful senior year on the South Hamilton boys’ cross country and track and field teams, senior Josiah Brown received one of the highest honors given to prep runners in the state. Brown was recently named to the academic all-state team in track and field by ...

Fuhs twins help DMACC place 11th at nationals

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WEBSTER CITY — Alec and Avery Fuhs played their final golf rounds for Des Moines Area Community College last week, and they did it on the biggest stage. The 2016 Webster City High School graduates were scoring members of the Bears’ squad that placed 11th at the NJCAA Division II national ...

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GRIMES — Craig Signorin knew what he and his boys were up against long before they got off the bus or were able to witness the talent on the other side of the pitch Wednesday afternoon. But Webster City’s head soccer coach and his players weren’t about to wave the white flag. They ...

Miller, Nerland go yard; Lynx rally falls short

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FORT DODGE — A late-inning rally for the second straight game didn’t produce the same successful outcome for the Webster City softball team at Rogers Park Wednesday night. Trailing 8-1 after four innings, the Lynx erupted for six runs in the fifth and sixth innings to close to within ...

Lynx learn hard lesson, drop first game of season

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WEBSTER CITY — The season is young, the perfect time for a learning lesson. That lesson: Don’t overlook any team. Ever. That’s the message that Webster City head baseball coach Adison Kehoe delivered to his players in the minutes following the Lynx 4-2 loss to Woodward-Granger ...

Tigers take advantage of errors, hit walk-off HR to beat Hawks

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MADRID — A slew of errors and one swing of the bat from freshman Erica Bruns spoiled the South Hamilton softball team’s season opener here Tuesday evening. The Hawks committed seven defensive miscues that led to five unearned runs, and Bruns bashed a two-run walk-off home run in the ...

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GILBERT — Jorge Alvavero isn’t very big, but, boy, can he move. When the Webster City junior midfielder is in space and the defense is caught napping for even a moment, well, it’s over. That was the case on three occasions Monday evening, as Alvavero piled up three goals for his ...

Top of order powers Lynx past Hawks

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WEBSTER CITY — Romel Martinez and Noah McKinney stand in that 5-foot-7 range, nowhere near big enough to make pitchers quake in their cleats when they step into the batter’s box. But hurlers are also likely to overlook them only once. Why? Because they make contact, and when the ball is ...

Johnson’s hat trick not enough for Lynx vs. Lions

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WEBSTER CITY — For someone who ran track during her first three years of high school, Haley Johnson has turned into a pretty solid soccer player. The Webster City senior but soccer rookie put together her most productive performance on the pitch Monday evening at Lynx Field, as she ...

GIRLS GOLF BRIEFS

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HAWKS FALL SHORT OF 2A STATE: South Hamilton fell 11 shots short in its bid to reach the Class 2A girls’ state golf tournament on Monday in Menlo. The Hawks fired a 414 at the 5 by 8 Golf and Country Club to share third-place with Clarinda. Kuemper Catholic posted a 375 to win the ...

GOLDEN MILE

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DES MOINES — Four lines printed on a small piece of paper and held in place by a green tack on the Peters’ refrigerator — they were the goal, the dream, when Logan Peters walked out of his house Saturday morning. The words were adamant. Purposeful. And now, reality. I will win a ...

Lynx 4×200 shaves 2 seconds off time, makes push for medal

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DES MOINES — Zane Williams had a hunch that he was going to be fast long before he took the stick and stormed away for his leg of the Class 3A 4x200-meter relay inside Drake Stadium Friday afternoon. Oh how right he was. “I told the guys in warm-ups that I was feeling quick,” ...

Ferrell comes up short in bid for third trip to state

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STORM LAKE — Unable to find the fairway off the tee for much of the round, Webster City junior Nathan Ferrell was unable to qualify for his third consecutive Class 3A state golf tournament here Friday afternoon. Following an opening-hole double bogey on the 390-yard, par-4 first hole of ...

Alvavero header pushes Lynx past Humboldt

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HUMBOLDT — The Webster City boys’ soccer team will head into the postseason riding a two-match winning streak following its 1-0 victory over Humboldt Friday evening. Scoreless until just two minutes remained, Jorge Alvavero took an Alex Bobadilla corner kick and headed it inside the far ...

Johnson and Vogelbacher notch goals; WCHS girls fall to Wildcats

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HUMBOLDT — Three matches in a five-day span caught up to the Webster City girls’ soccer team here Friday evening. Already dealing with a slew of injuries, the Lynx were put on the defensive early and never recovered in a 6-2 loss to Humboldt. The Wildcats (6-4) scored just 45 seconds ...

Hawk golfers 7th at 2A district meet

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The South Hamilton boys’ golf team shot a 349 and finished at the back of the seven-team Class 2A district field at Fox Ridge Golf Course in Dike on Friday. Roland-Story won the team title with a 321, a shot ahead of host Dike-New Hartford (322). They advanced to this week’s state ...

Silver and Satisfied

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DES MOINES — Cassidy Nerland had her game face on before she ever stepped into the discus ring yesterday afternoon. When she popped a throw of 122 feet, 8 inches on her opening toss of the competition, essentially assuring her of a state medal ... game face. When she went into the ...