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PREP BRIEFS: SH HAWKS HOOPS, WCHS LYNX WRESTLING

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HAWK BOYS SURVIVE AGAINST TROJANS: The 30th consecutive regular season victory was anything but easy for the South Hamilton boys’ basketball team Saturday night in State Center. Up by eight points with under one minute remaining, the Hawks (3-0) hung on by the skin of their teeth for a ...

Cowboys sweep NCC triangular, Lynx take in on the chin twice

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CLARION — Sometimes you thrive on the fall, and sometimes you, well, fall because of the fall. The Webster City wrestling team suffered the latter in its season debut last night. The Lynx gave up 12 pins on the night and suffered a pair of North Central Conference dual losses, 48-30 to ...

Lynx girls start NCC trek vs. No. 6 Algona

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WEBSTER CITY — A journey through the early-season gauntlet continues for the Webster City girls’ basketball team this evening when its faces off with its second top-10 opponent in the opening week of the campaign. And it will actually get more challenging over the next two weeks. The ...

IT’S RAINING 3’s

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POCAHONTAS — In the house that Elle Ruffridge built, Taylor McKinney gave her best imitation of the state’s all-time scoring leader Tuesday night. And do you know what? She was spot on. The Pocahontas Area High School gymnasium has seen plenty of magical shooting performances over ...

WCHS boys suffer growing pains in loss to Indians

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POCAHONTAS — Marty McKinney knows it’s a marathon and not a sprint, which is why he’s working on something that doesn’t necessarily come natural to him: Patience. Webster City’s veteran boys’ basketball coach was aware of the deficiencies, but he chose to focus on the positives ...

Hill and Peters erupt, Hawks fly by Titans for victory

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JEWELL — The Big Three will have to wait. For now, South Hamilton has to settle for the Terrifying Two. And they’ll put a scare into every opponent they face. With Cole Berg sidelined with a knee injury for the time being, the Hawks turned to senior leaders Conner Hill and Logan ...

No. 7 Titans pull away in second half, handle SH girls, 53-25

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JEWELL — For 16 minutes, the South Hamilton girls’ basketball team showed it belonged on Coach Jim Marsh Court Tuesday night. Over the final 16 minutes, South Central Calhoun flexed its talented muscles. Locked in a two-point game at the half, the seventh-ranked (Class 2A) Titans ...

Phetxoumphone, Doolittle and Olson all ranked by The Predicament

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WEBSTER CITY — The Predicament released its prep wrestling rankings on Monday and three Webster City grapplers will begin the season ranked in Class 2A at their respective weights. Freshman 106-pounder Camron Phetxoumphone is No. 10 at the lightest weight class. Senior Drake Doolittle is ...

UPBEAT IN DEFEAT

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BOONE — With rosy cheeks and her head cloaked in a black hooded sweatshirt, Taylor McKinney leaned forward, elbows on knees, and stared straight ahead as she dissected what might have been as afternoon turned to evening on Saturday. Two years ago the Webster City junior point guard would ...

PREP BRIEFS: Hawks basketball, Dylan Steen

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HAWKS WIN EXHIBITION: A 23-15 fourth-quarter run and plenty of production from its key returners helped the South Hamilton boys’ basketball team knock off Bishop Garrigan, 62-58, in a Hall of Pride exhibition game Saturday night in Algona. The Hawks played without senior Cole Berg, a ...

SPLASH SISTERS

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MAXWELL — Prove it. That’s what Collins-Maxwell said with its defensive strategy to South Hamilton guards Rylee Woodall and Emma Lewis during Tuesday night’s non-conference girls’ basketball game, the first of the season for the Hawks. And that’s exactly what Woodall and Lewis ...

Diersen snags Class 2A all-district honor on volleyball court

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WEBSTER CITY — A standout senior season in the middle of the front row produced a fitting award for South Hamilton senior volleyball player Breanne Diersen. The Hawks’ middle hitter was named to the Class 2A Central District all-district squad this week, one of 12 players to make the ...

Skartvedt accepts preferred walk-on spot, signs with SDSU

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JEWELL — Academics and athletics, they were a perfect fit. And just like that, Lily Skartvedt knew she wanted to become a Jackrabbit. It’s official now too. Offered a preferred walk-on spot by the South Dakota State University volleyball program over the summer, Skartvedt, a South ...

Schwandt, Finucan and Dawson all-NCC on court

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WEBSTER CITY — Power in the front row and talent in the back row served the Webster City volleyball team well this fall. With Adalie Schwandt and Kamry Dawson providing the pop at net, and Alayna Finucan piling up the floor burns to corral digs, the Lynx put together an 18-18 season that ...

Hawks’ Paulsen named 1A At Large Coach of Year by IATC

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WEBSTER CITY — South Hamilton boys’ cross country coach Darrell Paulsen was recognized for his work by the Iowa Association of Track Coaches on Wednesday. After guiding the Hawks to a third-place finish in Class 1A at the state meet late last month, Paulsen was named an At Large Coach of ...

15 Hawks all-district, Smith co-MVP on defense

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JEWELL — Winning four of five district games and reaching the playoffs for the second consecutive season has its advantages. Following a 7-3 season and second-place finish in Class 1A District 2, the South Hamilton football team was rewarded recently with 15 all-district honors. Ten Hawks ...

Lampman all-district on offensive line in Class 3A District 2

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WEBSTER CITY — Austin Lampman was the anchor on the offensive line of the best offense in Class 3A District 2 this season. So it makes perfect sense that he was regarded as one of the district’s premier players. The Webster City senior was one of eight Lynx players to be named to the ...

Piaszynski runs PR, places 35th at All-Star Meet

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WEBSTER CITY — John Piaszynski’s final prep cross country race was also one of his best. Competing in the Senior All-Star Meet on Saturday, the Webster City runner completed the 5-kilometer course at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny in a personal-best 17 minutes, 18.2 seconds ...