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The power of 3

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AMES — South Hamilton teammates Logan Peters and Quinton Grove are polar opposites with regards to their running styles. Peters, a junior, likes to start fast, push the pace and then, hopefully, hang on down the stretch. Grove, a sophomore, sticks with the methodical approach; not ...

Veterans guide Lynx boys to 3rd against 4A field

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MARSHALLTOWN — Veterans of the cross country circuit, Tyler Bultena and John Piaszynski know what they can and can’t do during a race. Can: Run at a balanced pace and come on at the end. Can’t: Test the leaders early on and expect to be in contention over the final mile. Webster ...

Ferocious serving night propels Hawks to sweep

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GOWRIE — It was a serve’s up kind of night for the South Hamilton volleyball team here on Tuesday, as the Hawks rolled to a pair of victories. South Hamilton crippled Eagle Grove and Southeast Valley by peeling off 31 service aces in matching two-set sweeps. The Hawks took care of the ...

EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED

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STORY CITY — Two victories in three matches, not exactly a bad way to start the season. But as the South Hamilton volleyball players loaded on the bus and headed home Monday night, they accepted the fact that improvements needed to be made. The Hawks are used to winning. Winning a lot, ...

Myers wants to leave no doubt in final season at Iowa

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IOWA CITY — If awards mean anything, then the Iowa offensive line had a stellar 2016 season. The five-man front, which included Webster City native and starting left tackle Boone Myers, picked up the Joe Moore Award, which goes to the nation’s most outstanding offensive line, last ...

THE REAL MAX: Hackbarth named to 3A all-state first team by INA

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WEBSTER CITY — Pitch by pitch, inning by inning, Max Hackbarth was wasting his talent. He knew it and so did his then pitching coach Adison Kehoe. One walk turned into two, and then three, and then, well, you get the picture. Short outings on the mound became the norm as he mentally hit ...

Final round 69 gives Ullestad Iowa Am title

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WEBSTER CITY — Winning high-profile golf tournaments in the state of Iowa has become the norm for Jewell native and 2014 South Hamilton High School graduate Trevor Ullestad. And his most recent win is arguably the biggest of them all. Three years after he claimed the Class 2A ...

Moss, Wintermote collect all-state honors

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WEBSTER CITY — The defensive wizardry that Alissa Moss showed in center field for the South Hamilton softball team was a known commodity long before this past season began. But the senior added a new wrinkle to her game in May: An equally adept offensive arsenal. One without the other ...

2017 DFJ MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: DREW FIELDER

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WEBSTER CITY — Webster City senior Drew Fielder is the type of athlete that head football coach Bob Howard wishes he could build an entire team out of. His mental toughness, leadership and natural athletic skills are hard to come by, and are going to be hard to replace in the coming ...

2017 DFJ FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: ADYSEN WINTERMOTE

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JEWELL — Adysen Wintermote, or just Ady as she’s known to so many, stared out at the bright blue water at Little Wall Lake and attempted to keep her emotions in check on a sunny and steamy July morning. Over a four-year span, the recent South Hamilton graduate poured a gallon or more of ...

Hawks’ Cinderella run ends in 2A district final

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STATE CENTER — The clock finally struck midnight on South Hamilton’s improbable and thrilling postseason baseball run Saturday night. But not before the Hawks put an early scare into West Marshall and gave the program an infusion of some much-needed energy. South Hamilton (10-19) ...

What’s The Secret To Success?

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For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, ‘It might have been’. Webster City athletic director and head football coach Bob Howard uses this quote as motivation for all of the boys who participate in high school athletics. Participation is key and the programs need ...

Familiar foe awaits Lynx in 3A district opener

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WEBSTER CITY — The chess match begins this evening. Fresh off winning the North Central Conference championship earlier this week, the Webster City baseball team will take a four-game winning streak into its Class 3A District 3 semifinal match-up against longtime rival Humboldt. They will ...

SHOCK HAWKS

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DIKE — There were multiple times when Zeke Balderas could have succumbed to the pressure Tuesday night. When he balked for the first time and stared at two Dike-New Hartford base runners in the fourth inning, that could have been his undoing. But it wasn’t. When he issued a walk, was ...

Lynx cap magical 18-4 regular season by beating Boone

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WEBSTER CITY — The Webster City baseball team took down Boone Tuesday night at Lynx Field to close out its regular season in style. The Lynx rallied from a 5-2 deficit to win, 6-5. A slick double play featuring Noah McKinney and Romel Martinez ended the game. After diving towards ...

Moss and Wintermote land spots on all-HOIC first team

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WEBSTER CITY — A fourth-place finish in the Heart of Iowa Conference and a 20-win season was capped by five all-conference accolades for the South Hamilton softball team this week. The Hawks, who saw their season end in a Class 2A regional semifinal this past Saturday, picked up a pair of ...

IT’S ALL OURS!

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WEBSTER CITY — Ty Schnathorst jumped into the arms of one teammate and then another. He was on the receiving end of a form tackle by teammate Jordan Tanner and he lifted himself off the turf with a smile on his face as music blared in the background at Lynx Field late Monday night. The ...