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Hawks pin Colfax-Mingo in HOIC dual

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JEWELL - A heaping helping of bonus points, brought on by improvements up and down the lineup, carried the South Hamilton wrestling team to a convincing Heart of Iowa Conference dual victory over Colfax-Mingo last night.The Hawks (1-1, 1-1 HOIC) tallied 20 bonus points in all and won seven of ...

Lynx will be challenged by resurgent Eagles

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WEBSTER CITY - Ted Larson is a coach, but he's also a fan of wrestling. And just like all fans, he loves a comeback story.Particularly when it's his alma mater.A 1983 graduate of Eagle Grove High School and a former North Central Conference wrestling champion for the Eagles, Larson hasn't ...

Trojans’ struggles continue in ISC loss to Valley Lutheran

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BLAIRSBURG - Northeast Hamilton came up short in its quest for a victory here Tuesday night, as Valley Lutheran led wire-to-wire en route to a 51-37 boys' basketball victory in Iowa Star Conference play.The same problems that previously haunted the Trojans (0-3, 0-3 ISC) showed up again. They ...

Zone Busters

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WEBSTER CITY - At some point the opposition will learn - a zone defense against this Webster City boys' basketball team just isn't a smart strategy.South Central Calhoun knows that now ... now that it has suffered the wrath of the Lynx perimeter bombers.Playing for the second time in as many ...

All-stater Birks, No. 4 Titans cruise by Lynx

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WEBSTER CITY - No. 4-ranked (Class 2A) South Central Calhoun was certainly in no danger after 8 minutes last night, but the Titans weren't exactly playing inspired basketball either.That's when all-state forward Haley Birks took it upon herself to wake her team up, and the Titans cruised from ...

Chamness, VanKooten lead Trojets to victory

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BLAIRSBURG - Northeast Hamilton girls' basketball coach Adam Vorrie made it clear last night that his expectations have been raised.Just winning is no longer the one and only goal. He wants his players to play the game the right way.That wasn't always the case against Valley Lutheran, but the ...

Hawk boys clipped on road by Rams, 73-66

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JEFFERSON - Trey Tucker had himself a game here last night, as he led the Greene County boys' basketball team past South Hamilton for its third win in as many outings.Tucker scored 18 of his game-high 29 points in the second half and the Rams fended off the Hawks down the stretch for the 73-66 ...

Impressed yet?

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POCAHONTAS - The large Pocahontas Area student section was on its feet throughout the first half and yet barely made a peep last night.The 50 or so kids in the section opted to stay seated in the second half. No amount of screaming, yelling or cheering was going to change the outcome.Webster ...

WCHS girls overwhelmed by No. 1 Indians

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POCAHONTAS - The name on the front of the jerseys did just as much damage - perhaps even a little bit more - as the players wearing them here last night.There's no doubt that top-ranked (Class 3A) Pocahontas Area is talented - all-state sophomore point guard Elle Ruffridge is every bit as good ...

HANG ON TIGHT

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WEBSTER CITY - What looked easy through 14 minutes proved to be anything but for the Webster City girls' basketball team on its home court Friday night.But the Lynx survived, and for a program still trying to claw its way back to respectability, sometimes that's good enough.Ahead of Iowa ...

Offense revving again, WCHS boys drill IF-A

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WEBSTER CITY - The 18 steals, 70-plus points and 37-point victory didn't do much to impress Alec Fuhs Friday night.Webster City's junior point guard was one of four Lynx players to score in double figures and he was able to sit back, relax and watch the final 71?2 minutes of his team's 76-39 ...

Seeley, Dinsdale champs at DC-G Invite

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GRIMES - The argument could be made that Freddie Seeley transformed from just another wrestler to a threat to win tournament titles at last winter's Dallas Center-Grimes Mustang Invitational.So it was only fitting that he returned to the scene of one of his greatest triumphs and one-upped ...

Trojets show growth in loss to No. 12 Tripoli

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BLAIRSBURG - A 27-point loss may not look like progress, but considering where the Northeast Hamilton girls' basketball program sat just one season ago, it is certainly a step in the right direction.No. 12-ranked (Class 1A) Tripoli scored early and often and was never threatened in a 57-30 ...

NEH boys struggle with shots, fall by 32 points

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BLAIRSBURG - Shooting from the free throw line and from distance were glaring problems for the Northeast Hamilton boys' basketball team in its home Iowa Star Conference clash with Tripoli on Friday.The Trojans sank just 3 of 15 3-point baskets (20 percent) and 5 of 17 free throws (29 percent) ...

No. 3-ranked Rader golden again; Hawks finish seventh

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MANSON - Another day on the mat and another rung up the ladder for JD Rader.South Hamilton's third-ranked (Class 1A) 138-pounder added another Doug Wood Invitational title to his resume with three victories on Saturday, and he moved up to No. 2 on the Hawks' all-time wins list with 118 against ...

Three Hawks in double figures in win over C-M

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JEWELL - Out front from the start, the South Hamilton boys' basketball team secured its first win of the season on Coach Jim Marsh Court here Friday night.With freshman guard Marco Balderas leading the way for the second straight game, the Hawks (1-1, 1-1 HOIC) slid by Heart of Iowa Conference ...

Stangeland, Ervin lead SH girls past Tigerhawks

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JEWELL - A solid fourth quarter allowed the South Hamilton girls' basketball team to overcome a deficit and get in the win column here Friday night on Coach Jim Marsh Court.Trailing 31-28 after three quarters, the Hawks outscored Colfax-Mingo 12-8 over the final 8 minutes to steal the one-point ...

THEY SWAM

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WEBSTER CITY - Ted Larson likes to say he doesn't care about the opinions of those outside of his Webster City wrestling program. But rest assured, he pays attention."We swam," Larson, the Lynx head coach, said with a smile on his face following last night's utter demolition of Algona (63-16) ...

Lynx stay home to face Cadets in NCC opener tonight

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WEBSTER CITY - Marty McKinney allowed his players to enjoy Monday's win over Fort Dodge - just the third triumph for the Webster City boys' basketball team over the Dodgers in the past 26 meetings - for all of about 18 hours.At 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday is was back to work.McKinney, the Lynx head ...

Davis shines on field, in classroom at Wayne State

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WEBSTER CITY - Jonny Davis showcased his athletic prowess season after season during his days at Webster City High School. As it turns out, he's even more impressive in the classroom.Davis - his mom, Kathy, calls him Jonny, so we will, too - was named to the 2014 Capital One Academic ...