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Hawks eliminated from playoff contention by SCC

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JEWELL - South Hamilton suffered through its own version of Black Friday.Losing the game hurt. Realizing the playoffs were no longer a possibility was worse. And seeing a teammate go down with a devastating injury was just the final twist of the knife on easily the most miserable evening this ...

NEH over-matched by Tigers’ physical 1-2 punch

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BLAIRSBURG - Austin Laabs and Cale Crowder have spent the fall doling out headaches to opposing teams and that trend continued here Friday night.Guthrie Center's imposing backfield mates carved up the over-matched Northeast Hamilton defense for a combined 288 rushing yards and seven touchdowns, ...

McBride caps best month of career with submission win

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WEBSTER CITY - Twenty-eight days. Two fights. One championship. And one coming out party in front of a national audience.Not bad, Michael McBride. Not bad at all.Less than a month after claiming the Midwest Cage Championship lightweight title, Webster City's favorite MMA son was back in the ...

Lynx 0-4 at tourney

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JOHNSTON - The Webster City volleyball team faced a smorgasbord of Class 5A teams and came home from the Johnston Invitational winless on Saturday.Third-ranked West Des Moines Dowling (21-7, 21-11), Southeast Polk (21-13, 21-15) and Waukee (16-21, 21-14, 15-11) all beat WCHS in pool play. ...

WCHS to be challenged by another dual-threat QB

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WEBSTER CITY - Think Keagan Parks, only smaller - that's what Webster City has had to prepare for this week.Parks was a 6-foot-2, 215-pound galloping train when he played for the Lynx, a career that ended in 2011 with a school-record 3,409 rushing yards. He had power and he had speed - lots and ...

South Hamilton hopes to slow down Titans, star QB

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JEWELL - Five teams are vying for four playoff spots in Class 1A District 7, and an elimination game could very well take place at Taylor Field this evening.With district leader and third-ranked Fort Dodge St. Edmond (7-0, 5-0) and No. 9 Ogden (6-1, 5-1) virtual locks, that leaves little margin ...

Trojans look to end 3-game skid at home against Tigers

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BLAIRSBURG - Perhaps not mathematically eliminated yet, the Northeast Hamilton football team knows its playoff hopes are virtually dead.Still, the Trojans (2-5, 1-4) can play the spoiler.That's what they'll attempt to do tonight at 7 p.m. when they host Guthrie Center (5-2, 3-2) - one of five ...

Greene County pushes Hawks’ HOIC slide to 4

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JEWELL - The last three weeks have been tough. The players, the coaches, the fans - they're all feeling the frustration build with each match that somehow slips through their fingers.And the latest setback was just another example of how fine a line there is between celebrating and searching ...

WCHS boys stick together, ride pack to bronze at NCC meet

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HUMBOLDT - It was the race the Webster City boys' cross country team wanted to run, and in the end that was enough to satisfy the crew and head coach Tony Bussan.Gold and silver just weren't meant to be.Tactically strong from the starter's pistol to the finish line, the Lynx met their own ...

Lynx girls settle into middle of 8-team field at NCC meet

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HUMBOLDT - Webster City runners Courtney Biere and Haley Johnson pushed themselves off the starting line and contended early during Tuesday evening's North Central Conference meet at Sheldon Park.It was the strategy that head coach Tony Bussan envisioned for his pace setters in the lead-up to ...

McBride set for Bellator debut against Morris on Friday

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WEBSTER CITY - Webster City resident and Midwest Cage Championship lightweight champion Michael McBride will make his Bellator debut at Friday's show in Council Bluffs.McBride (6-1) will fight fellow 155-pounder Kevin Morris (4-3) on the Bellator 129 preliminary card from the Mid-America ...

Hawks out of title hunts at muddy HOIC

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AMES - Nobody physically punched Kayla Lucas in the stomach as she reached the finish line at yesterday's Heart of Iowa Conference cross country meet.It just felt that way.After sloshing through swampy conditions and plenty of mud for 21?2 miles, the South Hamilton senior finally reached the ...

Lynx success hinges on the pack

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WEBSTER CITY - The Webster City cross country teams will be nothing if not prepared when they step up to the starting line at today's North Central Conference meet.Lynx head coach Tony Bussan ventured up to Joe Sheldon Park in Humboldt - the site of today's festivities - on Saturday and ran the ...

AIR ASSAULTED

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HUMBOLDT - A power running team out of the I-formation in past years, 10th-ranked Humboldt had no intention of sticking with old faithful Friday night at Mason Maach Field.The Wildcats opted the take the Ferrari out of the garage for a night and go for a spin. And what a joyride it was.With a ...

Waid, Rader run Hawks to win over Knights

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JEWELL - Sam Waid's already lengthy list of responsibilities expanded Friday night at Taylor Field, but the all-state player simply thrived under the circumstances.With tailback and leading rusher Andy Cook watching in street clothes because of a leg injury, Waid received the bulk of the ...

Turnovers cripple Trojans in third straight setback

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MURRAY - Mental gaffs continued to pile up for the Northeast Hamilton football team here Friday night and, not coincidentally, so did the losses.Seven turnovers - four interceptions and three fumbles - haunted the Trojans (2-5, 1-4) in their third consecutive loss and previously winless Murray ...

Hawks depart H-D Invite with 1-3 record

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HAMPTON - The South Hamilton volleyball team suffered a pair of losses to highly ranked teams and finished 1-3 overall at Saturday's Hampton-Dumont Invitational.The Hawks (13-10) went 1-2 in pool play. They beat South Hardin (21-12, 22-20) and dropped matches to No. 6-ranked (Class 4A) Charles ...

Lynx defense still keyed on Ross despite numbers

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HUMBOLDT - Make no mistake, Brady Ross is one of the best football players in Class 3A and numbers aren't going to change that fact.Thought to be a lock for an all-state spot in the backfield prior to the start of the season, Ross, a Humboldt senior, hasn't piled up the statistics of the past ...

Times, not places, the focus for Lynx at FD Invite

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FORT DODGE - Individual and team placings weren't how the Webster City cross country teams measured success at yesterday's loaded Fort Dodge Invitational.Facing a slew of ranked Class 4A teams, the Lynx finished closer to the back than the front of the team races, but head coach Tony Bussan ...