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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 ...

Peters bags two 6th-place medals for Hawks

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DES MOINES — Logan Peters rounded the final curve in eighth place, good enough to medal, but not quite what he had in mind when he toed the line for the start of the Class 2A 3,200-meter run yesterday afternoon inside Drake Stadium. What was going through his mind with just over 100 ...

Great Expectations

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WEBSTER CITY — It’s been 11 years since the Webster City baseball team has reached the state tournament, back when second-year head coach Adison Kehoe was clean-shaven, had short hair and called the pitches from behind the plate rather than inside the dugout. How long has it been since ...

Lynx return No. 1 pitcher, speed and power to softball diamond

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WEBSTER CITY — With plenty of returning bats and a pitcher entrenched in the No. 1 spot, the Webster City softball team expects an improved 2018 season. Coming off an 8-16 campaign in 2017, the Lynx spent plenty of time in the offseason working on all aspects of the game. It has head ...

Wagner’s tenacity helps power Lynx past GHV

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WEBSTER CITY — Sarah Vogelbacher is out front; she scores the goals and basks in the limelight. But she’s smart enough to know that many her successes are the spoils generated by her teammates, one in particular. Kaitlyn Wagner may not get the constant outward adulation, but she’s the ...

Nerland after fourth, fifth top-8 finishes at state meet

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WEBSTER CITY — Cassidy Nerland knows all about the big stage and the pressure that accompanies it anytime all of the eyeballs are watching. She’s been there, done that. Six times, to be exact, and that number will balloon to eight by Friday evening. The Webster City senior and now ...

WCHS boys out to prove seeds don’t matter at state

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WEBSTER CITY — The seeds say the Webster City boys’ track and field team will be an underdog in its quests for medals at the state track and field meet this week. Then again, seeds can be deceiving. The Lynx will head to Drake Stadium in Des Moines today with every intention of ...

Hawks Hope To Soar At State

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JEWELL — Hundreds of athletes will step onto the blue oval inside Drake Stadium this week and none of them will run more than South Hamilton junior Logan Peters. Seriously. There will surely be some that will match Peters, but none will exceed him. Peters will be a busy guy; he’ll ...

Seniors put on a show, Lynx throttle Cadets

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WEBSTER CITY — The initial 23 minutes of the first half were forgetful on the pitch at Lynx Field Monday evening. But the final 17 minutes of the first half were all fireworks. They continued in the second half, too. Celebrating its five seniors — Dylan Peck, Brett Olmstead, Alex ...

Hawks win 2A Region 2B title, one step closer to state

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PANORA — The South Hamilton girls’ golf team took a successful first step on Monday towards what it hopes will be a berth in the state tournament later this month. With three players on the first page of the leaderboard, the Hawks claimed the Class 2A Region 2B title at Lake Panorama ...

Down two starters, Lynx girls swept by Gaels on courts

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FORT DODGE — Down two of its top five players, the Webster City girls’ tennis team was overmatched in a 9-0 loss to St. Edmond here on Monday. The meet opened with doubles and the Gaels were dominant. They carried that over to singles where they won each match by five or more ...

HE’S A GAMER

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AMES — Twenty-two holes, 86 shots, and Nathan Ferrell wanted only one of them back following a long afternoon in cold and blustery conditions at the Ames Golf and Country Club on Friday. What did that one shot cost him? Not much, really. The Webster City junior shot an at times brilliant ...

Hawks advance out of 2A sectional, Ullestad leads way

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HAMPTON — Forget the score. Survive and advance, that’s what it was all about for the South Hamilton boys’ golf team at Friday’s Class 2A sectional tournament. The Hawks didn’t put together a stellar round, but their 369 was good enough to finish second and push on to the district ...

Vogelbacher reaches 50 career goals in loss to IF-A

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WEBSTER CITY — Welcome to the 50 goals club, Sarah Vogelbacher. It may be a while before you have company. Webster City’s all-time leading goal scorer punched in her seventh of the season and 50th of her career late in the match against Iowa Falls-Alden Friday night at Lynx Field. But ...

Down early, Cadets rally past WCHS boys

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IOWA FALLS — Twenty-four hours after battling for 96 minutes in an overtime win over Clear Lake, the Webster City boys’ soccer team didn’t have enough left in the tank to prevail in another tight contest here Friday night. After taking an early 1-0 lead, the Lynx gave up two ...

Whitmore, Grove, SH girls’ shuttle hurdle relay state bound

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WEBSTER CITY — As it turns out, seventh-place is indeed good enough to reach the state meet. Webster City sophomore Garrett Whitmore may have not sniffed the front of the 400-meter low hurdles field at last Thursday’s Class 3A State Qualifying Meet, but his time of 57.27 seconds was ...

Lynx girls downed by Ballard in 1A team regional

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HUXLEY — Ballard’s depth and talent were too much for Webster City to overcome in a girls’ Class 1A team regional match-up here on Saturday. The Bombers dropped just six games en route to a 5-0 victory over the Lynx. “I have to give Ballard a ton of credit,” WCHS head coach Mark ...

WCHS girls automatically advance 7 events

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NEVADA — Ashlyn Hay was smiling before she even dusted off the sand and stepped out of the pit here yesterday evening. The Webster City sophomore knew she had popped a big leap. But even she was surprised when she heard the distance. Sixteen feet, 101⁄2 inches — cue the jumping up ...

Lynx boys get 6 events automatically through to state

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NEVADA — All Webster City head coach Chad Hisler preached, over and over ... and over again, was that he wanted his runners, jumpers and throwers to put their best performances on display, and whatever happened he would be content. Well, that’s precisely what his Lynx boys’ track and ...

Lynx girls swept by Cadets, but plenty to build on

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WEBSTER CITY — The score doesn’t show it, but the Webster City girls’ tennis team walked off the courts upbeat yesterday evening. Iowa Falls-Alden took every match for a 9-0 sweep over the Lynx at the WCHS courts, but head coach Mark Fisher saw enough promise from his group to make ...