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ALL ABOUT SURVIVAL

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WEBSTER CITY — Big men are notoriously suspect at the free throw line and there have been times this season when Henry Hoversten fell right into that trap. But on Monday, Webster City’s 6-foot-6 senior center looked like Steph Curry when he toed the line, and it’s exactly what the ...

It’s unanimous: McKinney one of best players in NCC

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WEBSTER CITY — Taylor McKinney continued her assault on the Webster City girls’ basketball record book this winter and the numbers she put up left a lasting impression on the coaches in the North Central Conference. For the second straight season, the Lynx junior guard was named to the ...

THE WALK-OFF

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DES MOINES — It was a smile that was years in the making, big enough for everyone packed inside Wells Fargo Arena to clearly see. In that moment, the usually calm and reserved Webster City senior let it all out. At 6:59 p.m. Saturday evening, with his arms raised as he surveyed his ...

PHETXOUMPHONE BRINGS HOME 5TH PLACE MEDAL

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DES MOINES — One of the littlest guys wearing a singlet inside Wells Fargo Arena Saturday afternoon showed that his future is awfully big. Webster City freshman 106-pounder Camron Phetxoumphone put the finishing touches on a 40-win season by placing fifth in Class 2A at the state wrestling ...

Lynx open substate play at home against Decorah

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WEBSTER CITY — Now is not the time to get comfortable, that’s essentially the message that Webster City boys’ basketball coach Marty McKinney has given to his team as it gears up to begin the second season this evening. Nothing will come easy in a Class 3A Substate 2 that is loaded with ...

No. 3 Hawks bury CGD by 40

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JEWELL — Ten days without a game didn’t appear to put a strain on the third-ranked South Hamilton boys’ basketball team Friday night. The Hawks’ coach saw it differently though. South Hamilton buried Clarion-Goldfield-Dows in the first quarter and continued to pour it on over the ...

2nd-half run propels No. 6 Heelan past Lynx

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SIOUX CITY — A 9-0 run midway through the third quarter gave the sixth-ranked Sioux City Heelan girls’ basketball team the breathing room it needed to fend off Webster City in a Class 4A Region 1 semifinal here Saturday afternoon. Leading by just four points, the Crusaders’ spurt ...

ONE LAST RIDE

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WEBSTER CITY — You could see it in his body language as he aggressively moved from the corner of the mat to the center, and in his face, his jaw so tight that he’s lucky he didn’t grind his back teeth down to dust. But mostly you could see it in his eyes, expressionless and yet ...

Zoey’s Night

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WEBSTER CITY — Zoey Woodle’s ears work just fine. And she’s only human. For 16 minutes last night, the Webster City senior listened to constant barking from the Storm Lake sideline about its need not to guard her. Back off. Stay away. Those kinds of things. And it was every single ...

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 ...