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Lynx run Cowboys out of gym, win easily

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WEBSTER CITY - Late January looked a heck of a lot like early December Friday night.Yes, the Webster City boys' basketball team was having fun again.Finally out of a month-long losing streak thanks to last Tuesday's rout of Iowa Falls-Alden, the Lynx got back to their running ways - the type of ...

WCHS girls get stingy on D, clip Cowgirls

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WEBSTER CITY - The shots might not have been falling, but that didn't stop the Webster City girls' basketball team from buckling down at the defensive end of the court Friday night.Was it always pretty? No, not at all. But it was a win and that's all that matters.Playing various zone defenses, ...

SH boys find confidence, rout Rams

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JEWELL - Finally, it all came together.Four quarters of solid basketball highlighted by a torrid offensive pace helped the South Hamilton boys' basketball team pull a minor upset Friday night on Coach Jim Marsh Court, as the Hawks disposed of Heart of Iowa Conference rival Greene County, ...

GC dominates first half, beats SH girls

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JEWELL - Greene County raced out to a 14-2 lead after one quarter and led 27-9 at the half on its way to a 55-39 victory over South Hamilton in a Heart of Iowa Conference girls' basketball game Friday night on Coach Jim Marsh Court.Allyson Ervin and Carly Swenson both scored 11 points for the ...

No. 13 Janesville handles Trojets

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BLAIRSBURG - Northeast Hamilton was unable to keep up with 13th-ranked (Class 1A) Janesville over the first three quarters in an Iowa Star Conference girls' basketball game here Friday night.The Wildcats (15-1, 13-1 ISC) led by 11 at the end of the first quarter and increased its margin to 19, ...

IN THE RACE, BUT ON THE CHASE

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WEBSTER CITY - Conventional wisdom suggests that Clarion-Goldfield-Dows should walk away from Saturday's 47th North Central Conference wrestling tournament with the heftiest piece of hardware.The Cowboys are the reigning Class 1A state dual champion and the current No. 2-ranked team in the ...

Hetland, Rader and Peters all 2-0

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ALLEMAN - South Hamilton put just eight varsity wrestlers on the mat here last night in dual-meet losses to Heart of Iowa Conference rivals Greene County and North Polk.The Rams won the opening five weights, four by way of forfeits, and never trailed in a 40-19 win over the Hawks.South Hamilton ...

SH girls can’t catch up to Comets

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ALLEMAN - The South Hamilton girls' basketball team had some of its best moments of the season in the second and third quarters here last night.But the first and fourth quarters? They were tough.North Polk jumped out to a 19-3 lead after eight minutes, and then closed the game on an 9-2 spurt ...

SH boys lead at half, Comets rally

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ALLEMAN - A sluggish third quarter overshadowed an otherwise solid effort by the South Hamilton boys' basketball team here last night.Ahead 25-23 at intermission, the Hawks were outscored 16-9 by North Polk in the eight minutes following the break and they were never able to catch up as the ...

WCHS girls start quick, ride pressure D past Cadets

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IOWA FALLS - Chelsey Wagoner isn't big; far from it, in fact. But Webster City's junior guard showed she knows how to play big Tuesday night.Wagoner didn't score points in bunches and she didn't venture into the land of trees and jostle for rebounds. Instead, she played the role of perimeter ...

WCHS boys steam by IF-A with 25-2 closing run

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IOWA FALLS - Mason Myers was pretty beat up as he exited the locker room and headed for the bus late Tuesday night.There was the elbow to the nose that made the Webster City senior's eyes water in the first half. A little later he took a hip check on a drive that sent him crashing into the mat ...

Hawks race by C-M again, 55-42

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COLFAX - South Hamilton ramped up its defensive pressure and swarmed Colfax-Mingo in a Heart of Iowa Conference boys' basketball game here Tuesday night.And the aggressive style couldn't have come at a better time, as the Hawks ended a long slump and beat the Tigerhawks for the second time this ...

Lucas twins key in SH girls win

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COLFAX - A strong second half that included clutch makes at the free throw line enabled the South Hamilton girls' basketball team to sail by Colfax-Mingo for the second time this season here Tuesday night.The Hawks (2-11, 2-9 HOIC) outscored Colfax-Mingo (0-13, 0-12 HOIC) 29-13 over the final ...

Hetland, Rader win twice on mat

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JEWELL - Very few wrestling teams can compensate for six open weights and South Hamilton was no different here Tuesday night.Forfeits put the Hawks in huge craters in a pair of duals, as they lost to Heart of Iowa Conference rival Prairie City-Monroe, 49-24, and non-conference counterpart ...

Unbeaten Warriors paste Trojans

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MESKWAKI SETTLEMENT - Down two players and facing an undefeated team, the Northeast Hamilton boys' basketball team was in over its head Tuesday night.Meskwaki Settlement pushed the pace and played in-your-face defense in an 80-28 shellacking of the Trojans in Iowa Star Conference play.NEH ...

Trojets let game slip away late

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MESKWAKI SETTLEMENT - The Northeast Hamilton girls' basketball team dropped its guard in the fourth quarter here Tuesday night and the result was another narrow miss in the Iowa Star Conference.Ahead 22-20 heading into the final period, the Trojets (3-10, 3-10 ISC) were outscored 21-10 by ...

A dubious ‘first’

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CLEAR LAKE - Devin Uhlenhopp's made free throw with less than five ticks remaining on the clock here Friday night meant absolutely nothing in the grand scheme of things.One more point or 20 more, it didn't matter. Clear Lake had the victory signed, sealed and delivered - its 24th consecutive ...

Turnovers plague WCHS girls in loss to Lions

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CLEAR LAKE - Emily Snelling, Kylie Bottjen, Erin O'Tool, Lindsey Loudenburg, heck, every Clear Lake player - they were like sharks that smelled blood in the water Friday night.And they pounced. Time after time after time.Clear Lake's aggressive full-court pressure defense put Webster City back ...

Lynx Dinsdale wins title at Perry, moves record to 30-1 on year

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PERRY - It was a long day - a torturously long day, to be exact - but the 11-plus hours spent in a hot, sticky gymnasium were well worth it to the Webster City and South Hamilton wrestling programs here on Saturday.Sixteen teams, 169 grapplers, and the Lynx and Hawks were better than most."I ...

Hawks lack confidence, lose to PCM by 37

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JEWELL - Nathan Hill knows exactly what his South Hamilton boys' basketball team is in dire need of as it trudges through a difficult stretch of the season.Confidence. Lots and lots of confidence.Prairie City-Monroe took whatever the Hawks had left Friday night on Coach Jim Marsh Court, as the ...