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No. 7 Spartans throttle Hawks in 3 sets

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GRUNDY CENTER - There's a reason University of Missouri volleyball coach Wayne Kreklow schlepped all the way to central Iowa to offer up a scholarship late last year.Riley Sents is just that good.It's not exactly the norm for a libero to be an intimidator, and yet that's precisely what the ...

How did Howard reach 300 wins? He got kids to believe

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His fingerprints were everywhere.They blanketed the swift feet of small in stature but gigantic in courage Payton Kannuan as he sliced, diced and spun his way down the field.They were all over the broad shoulders of Gavin Dinsdale, who handed out more punishing hits than he received to a ...

Lynx reward for beating Ballard? A date with reigning 3A champs

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WEBSTER CITY - From the deep end of the pool to the deeper end of the pool, that's how it goes for a No.4 seed still alive after one round of the state football playoffs.Just hours after it knocked off District 6 champion Ballard, 27-14, in the Class 3A opening round on Wednesday, Webster City ...

Underdog Hawks ready for No. 7 Spartans

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WEBSTER CITY - South Hamilton's volleyball season comes down to one very important question: Can the Hawks buck a season-long trend?That's what it will take.South Hamilton will slip into the role of underdog tonight when it travels to Grundy Center to face the formidable seventh-ranked Spartans ...

Balance, knuckle serve carry Hawks by CMB

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JEWELL - Carly Swenson stepped behind the service line just one point into Tuesday night's Class 2A Region 5 quarterfinal match and promptly sent the ball crashing into the net.She was just getting the cobwebs out early.That opening error may have provided a glimmer of light for CMB, but ...

Beware of the 4 seed

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HUXLEY - The third quarter wasn't even five minutes old when Ballard, the No. 2-ranked rushing offense in Class 3A, shifted gears completely and went to the air to try to gain yards last night.The game wasn't out of hand; the Bombers trailed by only seven points. And that's when Webster City ...

Battle of Backfields

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HUXLEY - There's good news and bad news for the Webster City football team as it prepares to open up the Class 3A playoffs for the seventh consecutive year here tonight.Always the good news first - finally, the Lynx (4-5) won't go head-to-head with a team that will chuck the ball all over the ...

Lynx flat, no match for ’Cats in regional opener

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HUMBOLDT - Young and obviously unafraid, North Central Conference volleyball champion Humboldt didn't lose a bit of momentum in its Class 4A postseason opener last night on its home floor.Webster City just happened to be the unlucky team standing in the Wildcats way.Humboldt jumped out to ...

TRULY OFFENSIVE

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BOONE - Arena football, eat your heart out.An instructional video on how to play defense it was not, but Webster City and Boone entertained the crowd nonetheless with a scoreboard-smoking touchdown fest on a slick surface swathed in dense fog on the final night of the regular season Friday.All ...

Trojans hang with No. 4 ’Cats early in final game

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BLAIRSBURG - Fans lined up to get a handshake or a hug from John Seiser in the minutes that followed the final football game in Northeast Hamilton's prestigious history Friday night.The Trojans' longtime head coach didn't deny any request as the NEH faithful milled around the field after ...

No. 3 St. Edmond blanks short-handed Hawks

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FORT DODGE - Injuries to key personnel dogged the South Hamilton football team during the second half of the season, and that trend continued right up to the bitter end here Friday night.With starting quarterback Collin Hill shelved for the season with a broken leg, back-up Blake Barquist got ...

Lynx open 4A regional play against NCC rival tonight

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HUMBOLDT - The Webster City volleyball team faces a daunting postseason journey, and that's quite an understatement.To reach the Class 4A state tournament, all the Lynx need to do is beat the North Central Conference champion and then, most likely, a pair of top-10 teams.So, yeah, not exactly ...

Lynx shutout of state cross country meet

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PERRY - Muddy and rather sore, Shoeless Seth Crouthamel showed that the team always comes first on a picture-perfect fall day on Thursday at the Perry Golf and Country Club.The Webster City senior stepped in a heap of mud that swallowed his left shoe just 200 meters into the boys' 5-kilometer ...

JUST WIN, BABY!

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WEBSTER CITY - Want to completely understand the postseason possibilities for the Webster City football team? Grab a pencil - make sure you have a quality eraser - and paper, a calculator and a big bottle of Advil.It can get quite confusing if you're a pessimist and want to factor in the ...

NEH says farewell at home against No. 4 ’Cats

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BLAIRSBURG - Northeast Hamilton faces the daunting task of hosting No. 4-ranked and unbeaten Glidden-Ralston tonight at 7 p.m.The Wildcats put up 58.3 points per game and outscore opponents by better than 42 points per game. They've scored at least 60 points twice and have surpassed the ...

Hawks close season looking to stun No. 3 St. Edmond

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FORT DODGE - Third-ranked (Class 1A) and District 7 champion Fort Dodge St. Edmond enters tonight's 7 p.m. kickoff against South Hamilton with a better than two-year regular season winning streak.Already eliminated from the playoff picture, South Hamilton has nothing to lose.The Hawks will ...

No fairy tale ending

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WEBSTER CITY - The want and the know how were on opposite ends of the spectrum for the Webster City volleyball team Tuesday night.Everyone on the Webster City sideline wanted to win a second straight North Central Conference volleyball championship and a third title in the past four years.But ...

Lynx, Hawks underdogs with nothing to lose

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WEBSTER CITY - Impossible? No. Improbable? OK, maybe.That's the scenario that the Webster City and South Hamilton cross country programs face heading into today's state qualifying meets, but neither is shying away from the underdog role.In short, they're ready to run."The goal is to run a great ...

Trojets’ run ends in 1A regional opener

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COLO - Ankney Christian Academy controlled play at net and never allowed Northeast Hamilton a chance to get into contention in a Class 1A Region 4 first-round volleyball match here Tuesday evening.The Trojets (2-25) were limited to just seven kills, as the Eagles (19-16) rolled to a three-set ...

Destiny Controlled

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WEBSTER CITY - Cole Reigelsberger has had the ball thrown in his direction just once this season, and yet the Webster City junior tight end has two touchdowns - the team's only two passing scores - to his credit.Wait, what?That old, overly-used cliche "it's better to be lucky than good," well, ...