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Jake Hilmer, D.J. Carton share Mr. Basketball honor

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WEBSTER CITY — North Linn’s Jake Hilmer and Bettendorf’s D.J. Carton were named co-Mr. Basketball by the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association today. Of the 49 media members and coaches that voted, Hilmer and Carton received an equal number of votes. The decision was ultimately made to ...

Hill named to 2A all-tournament team

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DES MOINES — Conner Hill would have liked to have been in uniform when he stepped onto the court inside Wells Fargo Arena one final time Friday evening, but the smile on his face showed that he was content with what he was able to accomplish. Following a three-game stretch that will long ...

Todd Coy receives award from IHSAA

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DES MOINES — In the past six months, South Hamilton has enjoyed a 24-win volleyball season, placed third at the boys’ state cross country meet, reached the state football playoffs and collected a third-place trophy at the boys’ state basketball tournament. One individual has been a ...

Hoversten, Steen on all-NCC first team

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WEBSTER CITY — As the lone holdover in the starting lineup when the season began, expectations placed upon the shoulders of Webster City senior center Henry Hoversten were high this winter. And he delivered. Following a season in which he led the Lynx in points and rebounds, the 6-foot-6 ...

Hawks’ Peters, Hill snag first-team all-HOIC honors

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JEWELL — Six all-Heart of Iowa Conference accolades and 10 academic all-conference honors are what awaited league champion South Hamilton at season’s end. Following their third straight HOIC championship, the Hawks picked up first-team awards for senior guards Logan Peters and Conner ...

WINNERS

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DES MOINES — A question served as South Hamilton’s team motto all season and it was one of the final things head coach Nathan Hill asked his players as they mulled around the locker room Wednesday night following a heartbreaking loss to Boyden-Hull in the Class 2A state semifinals. How ...

The Nathan Hill era at South Hamilton reminiscent of Camelot

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Don’t let it be forgot, that once there was a spot, for one brief shining moment was known as Camelot. With a lump lodged firmly in his throat, Nathan Hill knew the question was coming before it ever escaped my lips as we stood alone in the back hallway of Wells Fargo Arena yesterday ...

1 SHOT SHORT

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DES MOINES — Conner Hill knew the moment the ball left his hands. As the large South Hamilton faithful bit its fingernails in the background, he knew. It was short. And just like that, South Hamilton had fallen short too. Hill’s contested 3-pointer from the right wing just before ...

32 MINUTES AWAY

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DES MOINES — South Hamilton’s trip through the Siouxland Conference will continue this evening in the Class 2A state semifinals at Wells Fargo Arena. After dispatching league member Rock Valley, 73-61, in Monday’s quarterfinals, the third-ranked and second-seeded Hawks (22-1) will set ...

Lutjen’s play off bench key in Hawks quarterfinal win

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DES MOINES — South Hamilton’s crowd was rowdy throughout Monday’s Class 2A state quarterfinal basketball game against Rock Valley, but there was one moment in particular that brought the thunder from the Hawks’ side of Wells Fargo Arena. Midway through the second half, as Rock ...

FINAL FOUR

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DES MOINES — Logan Peters made the early statement. Conner Hill took over completely during the middle stretch. Cole Berg brought it home. And just like that, South Hamilton is in the Final Four, only two victories away from a state championship. The Hawks’ senior trio performed like ...

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

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JEWELL — Basketball is often broken down into a numbers game, so let’s play one right now. 67-3: That’s South Hamilton’s record playing outside of Wells Fargo Arena over the last three seasons. 0-2: The Hawks’ record over that same span inside the home of the state ...

STUDENTS 1ST, CITIZENS 2ND, ATHLETES 3RD

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Quinton Grove chuckles as he attempts to remember the last time he did nothing. That might not sound like a hard assignment, but for someone who is on the go from the moment his alarm shrieks to the time his head once again hits the pillow, it can be a challenge. The South Hamilton junior ...

Hawks the No. 2 seed, will face Rock Valley in 2A quarters

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WEBSTER CITY — Third-ranked South Hamilton will begin its quest for a Class 2A state basketball title against Rock Valley in a quarterfinal-round clash on Monday at 6:30 p.m. inside Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. The state pairings were announced by the Iowa High School Athletic ...

SUBSTATE LAYUP

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MASON CITY — The students decked out in white waited until the banner was securely in the players’ clutches before they stormed the court Saturday afternoon. But amidst the hoops and hollers, hugs and high-fives, there was a sense that the hearts of those in and out of uniform weren’t ...

Jackson’s 5

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WEBSTER CITY — There are things Webster City could have done to hang closer to Charles City during last night’s Class 3A Substate 2 semifinal inside the WCHS gymnasium. But let’s also be clear about this: The Lynx best game of the season wasn’t going to be good enough. Jackson ...

No. 3 Hawks not about to overlook Cinderella

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JEWELL — Nathan Hill knows that people are probably thinking it, even if they won’t say it out loud for fear of upsetting the basketball gods. On paper, it’s a no-brainer. Third-ranked South Hamilton (20-1) is an overwhelming favorite against postseason Cinderella New Hampton (12-11) ...

THE CLINIC IS OPEN

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WEBSTER CITY — A 6-foot-7 UNI recruit with the ability to score from any position could have posed a serious problem for South Hamilton, but an early kiss off the glass and its own big man doing non-big man like things erased the threat. And just like that, the third-ranked Hawks are once ...