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Trio erupts offensively, Lynx take care of IF-A

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IOWA FALLS — Tyler Olson will never doubt the power of the shirt. In his case, it’s a long-sleeved shirt — white or purple depending on the game’s location — that he adorns underneath his basketball jersey. It may look a bit unusual, but with results like this who’s to ...

No. 8 Cadets blow by Lynx girls in second half

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IOWA FALLS —An ugly scrap is what the Webster City girls’ basketball team wanted Friday night, and for 16 minutes its wish was granted. Eighth-ranked (Class 3A) Iowa Falls-Alden came up with a counter to that game plan during the halftime break though, and things quickly went south for ...

No. 12 Tigers put the squeeze on Hawks

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JEWELL — No. 12-ranked (Class 4A) Gilbert plays defense like a python. It squeezes and squeezes until there’s no fight left in the opponent. The Tigers coiled around South Hamilton moments after the opening tip-off Saturday night, and they didn’t release their grip until the game was ...

SH Wrestling, Basketball Briefs

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THOMPSON QUALIFIES FOR DISTRICT WRESTLING: Trevor Thompson survived to wrestle another day in Manson on Saturday. South Hamilton’s 195-pound sophomore navigated his way through a consolation bout and a wrestleback at a Class 1A sectional tournament, as he advanced to this Saturday’s ...

Taylor’s World

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WEBSTER CITY — Taylor McKinney played it cool as she trotted down the floor to a thunderous standing ovation during the third quarter last night. She knew, of course, but she didn’t want to let her emotions take over. It was only when Webster City head coach Nicole Muhlenbruch called a ...

Win No. 10 for Lynx boys a rout of CGD

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WEBSTER CITY — Webster City boys’ basketball coach Marty McKinney was not in a celebratory mood 44 days ago after he watched his team escape on the road against Clarion-Goldfield-Dows. But a lot can change in that amount of time. And for the Lynx, it’s all been for the better. With ...

Lynx set to host 2A sectional on Saturday

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WEBSTER CITY — A rigorous regular season now in the books, wrestling teams all across the state will begin their journeys towards state on Saturday with Class 1A and 2A sectional tournaments. Webster City will have the luxury of competing at home, as the Lynx will host a meet alongside ...

THE CHASE

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Kayleigh Epps is reflective as she speaks evenly about her prep career that can only be described as the most acclaimed in the history of 5-player girls’ basketball at Webster City. The jack of all trades forward was as feisty as they come back in the day. She was aggressive. She admits ...

Lynx success built at the defensive end of floor

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HAMPTON — Everybody wants to score points, that’s human nature. But to play for Marty McKinney, you better be able to guard. Not some of the time. All of the time. Defense has been Webster City’s calling card for years and that was no different on Friday during a 53-29 road rout of ...

Turnovers the death knell for Lynx girls against ’Dogs

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HAMPTON — It was an opportunity for success, one Webster City let slip through its fingers under a torrent of turnovers Friday night. When the Lynx cleaned up the mess, they made a run. But it was too little, too late. Losers of eight of nine games entering the night, Hampton-Dumont ...

No. 6 Hawks take care of Saydel, share HOIC lead

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DES MOINES — Victory No. 14 was the meal. What the South Hamilton players and coaches learned afterwards was the dessert. The sixth-ranked (Class 2A) Hawks raced out to a sizable first-quarter lead and never relinquished the advantage en route to a 64-40 pasting of Heart of Iowa ...

Hawks hold Saydel to 6 points over final 24 minutes in win

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DES MOINES — South Hamilton struggled at the offensive end, but more than made up for it with a defensive effort that was stifling in a Heart of Iowa Conference girls’ basketball victory here Friday night. By holding Saydel to just six points over the final three quarters, the Hawks ...

3 Hawks reach finals, take silver at tourney

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POCAHONTAS — South Hamilton put three wrestlers in the finals and placed fourth in the team standings at Saturday’s Lynn Moody Invite. Justin Wilson (126 pounds), Landon Stolee (170) and Nathan Wilson (182) all reached the championship round to lead the Hawks to 1131⁄2 points in the ...

Saturday’s Prep Basketball Briefs

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No. 11 Gilbert rallies past WCHS girls, McKinney inches closer to scoring record WEBSTER CITY — No. 11-ranked (Class 4A) Gilbert found a fourth-quarter offensive spark in freshman Ava Hawthorne, as she scored eight of her 11 points during the frame to help push the Tigers in front of ...

Lynx don’t want to linger on loss to No. 2 Lions

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WEBSTER CITY — The treacherous weather conditions that blanketed the state and left schools closed earlier this week may have actually worked to the benefit of the Webster City boys’ basketball team. It gave the players and coaches a moment to take a step back and decompress, something ...

Hawks end 7-game funk in low-scoring contest over winless Rams

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JEFFERSON — Three early 3-pointers and an emphasis on defensive intensity carried the South Hamilton girls’ basketball team to its first victory in more than a month here last night. The Hawks led by 10 points after the first quarter and pushed the margin to 14 at halftime en route to a ...