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Lynx grade well in Go-Hawk Invite

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WAVERLY - Tony Bussan entered the fall cross country season under the assumption that his Webster City boys' team would steadily surprise opponents with depth.So far, so good.Running for just the second time on Thursday, the Lynx turned in solid performances up and down their lineup at the Dick ...

Short-handed SH girls’ XC finishes sixth at Greene County Invite

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JEFFERSON - Minus three of its top five runners, the South Hamilton girls' cross country team slipped all the way back to sixth in Class A at Thursday's Greene County Invitational.Kayla Lucas - a senior and the Hawks' No. 1 runner since the first meet of her freshman season - was absent because ...

THE GREAT ESCAPE

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GILBERT - The celebrations, smiles and high-fives that were constants in the opening two sets were nowhere to be found as the South Hamilton volleyball team watched its 2-0 lead evaporate here Tuesday night.The Hawks needed someone - anyone - to step up and take charge in its Heart of Iowa ...

Trojets outlast GMG by slimmest of margins

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BLAIRSBURG - The serves didn't always find their marks and the attacks sometimes flew out of bounds, but the effort of the Northeast Hamilton volleyball team was never in question here Tuesday night.And sometimes effort and determination are more important than anything.With several girls under ...

McBride will fight twice in span of 28 days

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WEBSTER CITY - Michael McBride's master plan is all coming to fruition.It he going to be busy? Absolutely.Are there risks involved? Without a doubt.But nothing ever worthwhile comes easy.McBride, a Webster City native and professional mixed martial artist with a 5-1 record, announced yesterday ...

NOT SO SWEET 16

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CLEAR LAKE - The Adams family hasn't been under center directing traffic and dodging defenders in every one of Clear Lake's 16 consecutive victories over Webster City.It just feels that way.First it was Ozzie Adams - a smallish quarterback who dazzled with his feet and his ability to rise in ...

Early fumbles cost Trojans dearly in loss to Royals

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BLAIRSBURG - Northeast Hamilton allowed 34 points in the first quarter of its non-district clash against Colo-NESCO here Friday night.The immediate reaction: where was the defense?But there was plenty of offensive blame, too.Northeast Hamilton turned the ball over on fumbles on each of its ...

Hawks deck W. Marshall behind stellar defense

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STATE CENTER - Roland-Story found out in Week 1 that running on the South Hamilton defense is pretty much an act of futility.West Marshall discovered in Week 2 that passing on the Hawks isn't exactly fun either.The Hawks (2-0) forced seven turnovers on Friday, five of them interceptions, and ...

Wintermote smacks Hawks to runner-up tourney finish

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LAKE CITY - Ady Wintermote had herself quite a day at the South Central Calhoun Invite on Saturday.And rejoice, South Hamilton volleyball fans. She's just a sophomore.Wintermote led the Hawks in kills, digs and service aces, and helped the team to a runner-up finish following four wins in five ...

Tallest of tasks

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CLEAR LAKE - Bob Howard didn't hesitate, nor did he stutter. The words flowed from his mouth with conviction, and although he masked it, probably a little trepidation as well."This is the best Clear Lake team I've seen since I've been here," Howard said when asked about the next opponent for ...

Lynx spikers start slow, warm up to beat Gaels in 4 sets

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FORT DODGE - The start might not have been a lot of fun, but the way it ended was just fine for the Webster City volleyball team here last night.After spotting Fort Dodge St. Edmond a rather easy Set 1 victory, the Lynx found their form and responded by taking the next three to claim the North ...

Zahn makes triumphant return; Dodgers take gold

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WEBSTER CITY - Cole Zahn used words like thankful and blessed moments after finishing up some post-race hill work as the sun started to set on the Webster City Links Tuesday evening.The Webster City junior could barely walk 100 meters at this time a year ago thanks to a degenerative hip injury ...

Biere leads in 17th; Slight, Humboldt own field

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WEBSTER CITY - A little friendly competition inside the team huddle certainly helped Courtney Biere kick off her junior season on a positive note on a near-perfect day for running Tuesday afternoon at the Webster City Links.Second on the same 4-kilometer course during Webster City's final team ...

14th-ranked Lynx settle for split with NP, Ballard

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ALLEMAN - One service error is enough to draw the ire of Webster City head volleyball coach Jess Howard. Six? That's just downright irritating.It's probably not a coincidence those six free points allowed were all that separated the 14th-ranked (Class 4A) Lynx and North Polk here Tuesday night, ...

Trojets take step forward in 5-set loss

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BLAIRSBURG - After a rough opening weekend at the Clarion-Goldfield tournament, Northeast Hamilton showed head volleyball coach Kacey Pruismann it can be competitive following a solid home debut Tuesday night.Ultimately, the Trojets remained winless. Still, there were plenty of positives that ...

Hawks dispose of Ogden in 3

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OGDEN - Nine kills from Ady Wintermote was just the tip of the iceberg, as South Hamilton blasted 24 in all in a 3-0 sweep of Ogden, 25-17, 25-20, 25-16, on Tuesday.Tiffany Jacobson slammed six, Alyssa Hegland had four and Anna Moss collected three, as the Hawks (4-3) kept the Bulldogs (0-6) ...

EARLY KNOCKOUT

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GILBERT - There was plenty of pomp and circumstance for every home fan to enjoy Friday night at the unveiling of Gilbert's new luxurious $3.2 million football stadium.The Iowa State University marching band made appearances prior to kickoff and at halftime. A massive fireworks display lit up ...

Hawks’ D, running game punish Norsemen in win

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JEWELL - Sam Waid proved last season he was one of the best linebackers in Class 1A with a breakout junior campaign that concluded with all-state honors.And now here's the scary part - he's only gotten better. Even scarier yet? So have his brothers on defense.Waid and company lived in the ...

Jeffers, Pate lead Trojans’ blistering of CAL

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BLAIRSBURG - Completing passes is so overrated, so says the Northeast Hamilton football team.Why air it out when running roughshod is so satisfying?The Trojans attempted just two passes and completed the big goose egg Friday night, but 348 yards rushing were more than enough to carry them to a ...