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NO SHAME IN SECOND

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STORY CITY — Logan Peters learned his lesson at last week’s Clear Lake Invite. When the temperatures rise, he now knows to pump his body full of fluids prior to race time. Hydrated and back to his normal fast self, Peters put together his best race of the season at yesterday’s ...

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE GOALS

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STORY CITY — Abby Ervin spent her offseason at work. On the roads, on the trails, over the hills in the scorching summer heat, all with a specific set of goals in mind. She checked one of them off yesterday afternoon. Ervin, a South Hamilton sophomore, raced her way into the top 10 for ...

Lynx handle Gaels, run NCC win streak to 3

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FORT DODGE — The Webster City volleyball team had plenty of reasons to come out as well as it did Thursday night vs. St. Edmond. Behind 13 kills from Kamry Dawson and 11 by Adalie Schwandt, the Lynx scored a sweep over the Gaels inside the SEHS gym. Scores were 25-12, 25-8 and ...

Hawks’ Week 9 game vs. Eagle Grove in doubt

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JEWELL — South Hamilton’s nine-game football schedule is in serious jeopardy of being reduced to eight games. On Monday, Eagle Grove announced that it will forfeit its game against Pocahontas Area this week and will take the remaining schedule on a week-by-week basis moving forward. ...

It’s A Trap Game

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ALGONA — Contrary to what it might have looked like, Webster City was well aware of Algona’s affection for the fullback trap prior to Friday’s kickoff down in the bowl at Bulldog Stadium. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday — the days leading up to the game were spent scheming to stop it. ...

Hawks’ D pitches first shutout in rout of Cougars

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MANSON — A stifling defense has become the calling card for the South Hamilton football team and nothing that happened on Friday changed that. If anything, the legend only grew stronger. Highlighted by a Class 1A-leading ninth interception by the unit, the Hawks turned in their first ...

Piaszynski, Crutcher lead Lynx at Kuemper

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CARROLL — With 23 days between meets due to the weather, the members of the Webster City cross country teams got comfortable competing against one another for bragging rights. Now the Lynx need to relearn how to compete against runners they’re not so familiar with. Back on the course ...

Lynx whip Spencer and Boone, clipped 3 times at Forest City

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FOREST CITY — A pair of dominant victories and several narrow losses highlighted a 2-3 performance for the Webster City volleyball team at Saturday’s Forest City Invite. WCHS (10-11) controlled play in runaway 2-0 wins over Spencer (21-6, 21-15) and Boone (21-14, 21-10), but was unable ...

RELENTLESS

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STORY CITY — The birthday curse is broken. Smile, Breanne Diersen, you earned it. The South Hamilton senior celebrated her 18th birthday with plenty of slams and blocks, screams and hugs, here last night. Hawks’ head coach Ashley Rosenstiel will be lucky if any of her players have a ...

Steen eyes a baker’s dozen against Algona

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WEBSTER CITY — There are 12 names on the list, each one holding specific memories. Tanner Schminke — that one helped Webster City fend off Boone and stamp a trip to the UNI-Dome for the Class 3A state semifinals two years ago. Matt Barragy — that was a fun night last season; ...

Lynx make it 2 straight NCC wins with sweep

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WEBSTER CITY — Don’t look now, but Webster City is playing some really good volleyball. With a nine-day rest following last Tuesday’s five-set road thriller over Clear Lake, the Lynx returned to the floor last night and dismantled North Central Conference rival Hampton-Dumont in three ...

WILD, WILD EAST

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BY TROY BANNING tbanning@freemanjournal.net WEBSTER CITY — News flash: Drake Doolittle isn’t a big kid. He just plays one on the football field. The Webster City senior has a smile on his face when he says he weighs 135 pounds. A few seconds later he relents and admits it’s ...

Hawks beat at their own game by W-G in slugfest

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WOODWARD — Let’s try to get this straight: The Hawks were out-Hawked by the Hawks? Yep, that’s pretty much it. Eyes were opened and flaws were exposed here Friday night, as South Hamilton struggled to gain any offensive traction in a defensive slugfest against ...

Hawk spikers sweep Rams, improve to 19-2

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JEFFERSON — It’s safe to say that Ashley Rosenstiel is enjoying her first gig as a head coach at the varsity level. What’s not to like? Her team wins. A lot. Rosenstiel stood courtside and watched her South Hamilton volleyball team put together another clinical effort here last ...

It’s the battle of unbeaten Hawks tonight

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WEBSTER CITY — The South Hamilton football team will venture out on the road for the first time this season tonight when it heads west to take on Woodward-Granger at 7 p.m. in Woodward. South Hamilton (2-0) has so far been unscathed, as it’s relied on a solid ground game and a punishing ...

THRILLER IN THE DEN

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CLEAR LAKE — Exhaustion and elation, they went hand-in-hand for each and every member of the Webster City volleyball team Tuesday night. Adalie Schwandt looked spent, both physically and emotionally. That’s what 60 swings from the front row while playing every rotation does to a ...

Hawks creep closer to the Top 10 in Class 1A

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WEBSTER CITY — Two wins to open the season have the South Hamilton football team creeping closer to the Associated Press Class 1A Top 10. Following their 26-14 victory over Grundy Center last Friday, the Hawks received five voting points and share 13th place in the most recent AP poll, ...