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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 ...

Lynx give No. 6 Union a scrap in regional duals loss

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LAPORTE CITY — A few locks of hair was a small price to pay for the chance to put on a Webster City wrestling singlet one more time. Which is why Hunter Collicott found himself in the locker room 45 minutes before the start of Wednesday’s Class 2A regional duals giving assistant coach ...

7 strong ready to battle for state tourney tickets

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WEBSTER CITY — Berths in the traditional state tournament will be up for grabs all across the state on Saturday and Webster City has its eyes on seven of those spots. The Lynx will send their wrestlers to ADM High School in Adel for a 2A district tournament that will get underway at noon. ...

3-PEAT! HAWKS CLINCH ANOTHER HOIC TITLE

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JEWELL — Winning championships never gets old. Fourth-ranked (Class 2A) South Hamilton wrapped up its third consecutive Heart of Iowa Conference crown and fourth in six years in front of the home crowd Tuesday night by easily disposing of Nevada, 75-42, on Coach Jim Marsh Court. After ...

Lynx girls take out ’Cats for second straight win

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WEBSTER CITY — For whatever reason, some nights the shots just don’t fall. How teams respond to those challenges tell coaches plenty. Webster City girls’ basketball coach Nicole Muhlenbruch got the chance to see how her group answered that challenge in a North Central Conference ...

Lynx inch closer towards NCC runner-up finish

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WEBSTER CITY — Marty McKinney took a cautiously optimistic approach when he talked about his Webster City boys’ basketball team prior to the start of the season. There was potential, but also a lot of work to be done, he said at the time. The Lynx have clearly put in the ...

Second-quarter drought costs SH girls against Nevada

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JEWELL — A rough second quarter offensively put the South Hamilton girls’ basketball team in a crater it was unable to dig all the way out of on Coach Jim Marsh Court Tuesday night. Leading 7-4 after one quarter, the Hawks went more than six minutes without a point to start the second ...

Daniels named a captain at Central College

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WEBSTER CITY— Landon Daniels, a 2016 Webster City High School graduate, was honored by the Central College men’s soccer program recently. Following a junior season in which he played in 16 matches and scored one goal for the Dutch, the 6-foot-1 defensive back was named one of the ...

STEEN FOR THE WIN

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WEBSTER CITY — Boisterous and brash are not words ever associated with Dylan Steen, so it came as a surprise to everyone inside the WCHS gymnasium when he was whistled for a technical foul midway through the third quarter Monday night. Steen felt awful about his momentary lapse in ...