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Playing to strengths

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GILBERT - Two teams, two philosophies.South Hamilton and Northeast Hamilton took opposite approaches in their efforts to pile up points during Monday's Bengal Relays, and for the most part both were effective.It's all about playing to strengths.Once again, South Hamilton relied on its relays to ...

Swenson, Alsager go 1-2, Hawks throttle Gaels

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FORT DODGE - Carly Swenson shot a season-low round and South Hamilton owned the first- and second-place slots on the individual leaderboard on its way to a dual-meet victory at Lakeside Golf Course on Monday.Swenson toured the back nine in 45 to take the top spot, seven shots ahead of teammate ...

HAWK BOYS STRUGGLE AT HOME

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South Hamilton did not take advantage of playing at its home course and fell to the back of a boys' golf triangular on Monday in Jewell.Fort Dodge St. Edmond carved up the Jewell Golf and Country Club for a meet-winning 158. Saydel took second with a 178, followed by the Hawks with a 179."It's ...

GOLDEN GIRLS

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WEBSTER CITY - The momentum was seized during the field events, and it simply carried over to the track.Webster City never let it leave its team camp either.An all-around strong performance up and down the lineup is precisely what WCHS needed to earn a victory lap at its own Lynx Invitational ...

Lynx shoot a 143, tie school record

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WEBSTER CITY - A perfect afternoon for golf turned into the perfect setting to post a new school record for Webster City yesterday at Briggs Woods Golf Course.Well, to tie one anyway.A near flawless round from its four scorers allowed Webster City to card a 1-under par 143 team total to tie the ...

High jumper Zahn 12th at Drake Relays

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DES MOINES - Webster City senior Cal Zahn had to settle for a 12th-place finish in the boys' high jump at the Drake Relays yesterday inside Drake Stadium.The three-time Drake qualifier and 2014 Class 3A state bronze medalist bowed out when the bar reached 6 feet, 5 inches. He owns the WCHS ...

Gilbert piles up four goals again, Lynx easily fly by Raiders

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MAXWELL - Molly Gilbert unleashed her second consecutive four-goal outing, as she led the Webster City girls' soccer team back to .500 on the season with a 5-0 rout of Collins-Maxwell-Baxter yesterday.Gilbert upped her season goals total to 13; she had three in the second half to help the Lynx ...

WCHS boys rally by IF-A in dual meet

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WEBSTER CITY - Behind a pair of doubles victories, the Webster City boys' tennis team claimed its second consecutive dual-meet win yesterday afternoon at the WCHS courts.Trailing 4-3 after the opening doubles match, the Lynx rallied to take the Nos. 2 and 3 bouts to rally past Iowa Falls-Alden, ...

SOUTH HAMILTON TRACK BRIEFS

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HAWK GIRLS FOURTH: The South Hamilton girls' track team won two events and placed in eight others en route to 69 points and a fourth-place team finish at last night's CMB Lady Raider Relays in Baxter.Alyssa Hegland won another high jump title by clearing 5 feet, 2 inches, and the 4x800-meter ...

SENIORITIS

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WEBSTER CITY - When it came to individual events, there was no one in an adversarial uniform that Tanner Hoveland couldn't beat on the Bob Buckley Track Tuesday evening.It took a teammate to clip him and then it was by a slim margin.Hoveland and Cal Zahn gave their hometown fans plenty to cheer ...

All six players contribute in Lynx dual win

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WEBSTER CITY - The Webster City boys' tennis team said enough is enough Tuesday afternoon on its home courts.After three consecutive dual-meet losses to kickoff its spring season, the Lynx ended the string of disappointments by downing North Polk, 6-3, in cold and windy conditions that added ...

Relays carry short-handed Hawks at Ballard Classic

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HUXLEY - With just 14 athletes on the roster, the South Hamilton boys' track team must pick and choose its spots in meets.The Hawks chose the relays on Tuesday.South Hamilton placed in the top five in four relays and added a top-six individual finish from Trey Woodall in the long jump to earn ...

WCHS girls handed first loss by Lions

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CLEAR LAKE - After opening the spring with back-to-back dual-meet wins, the Webster City girls' tennis team suffered its first loss of the season here on Tuesday.Clear Lake swept the doubles matches and took five of the six singles bouts for an 8-1 victory.Webster City's lone victory came from ...

PREP GOLF BRIEFS

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SWENSON FIFTH FOR SH GIRLS: Carly Swenson was one of just five golfers to break 100 in the blustery conditions at Lincoln Valley Golf Course in State Center on Tuesday, as she led South Hamilton to a fourth-place finish at the West Marshall Invitational.Swenson's 99 placed her fifth in the ...

THE FUTURE

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GILBERT - The game face never cracked, not when Cassidy Nerland moved to the front of the field, not even when she realized a school record was hers - now and forever - Monday afternoon.The scowl never disappeared, even though inwardly she had to be celebrating.Competing for Webster City as ...

Lynx girls show no mercy on pitch

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WEBSTER CITY - Kelsey Brown. Jesse Lee. And now Molly Gilbert.What do they all have in common? Well, for starters, they've all roamed the front line for the Webster City girls' soccer team. They've all been pretty good at finding the back of the net, too.Four years after Brown exited as the ...

No. 10 WCHS boys continue to roll, notch sixth straight shutout

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WEBSTER CITY - Perhaps a little nonchalant early on, the 10th-ranked (Class 2A) Webster City boys' soccer team eventually found its rhythm Monday evening at Lynx Field.And it was over as soon as that happened.CAL/Hampton-Dumont put up a solid fight, but the speed and skill of the Lynx ...

Lions serve way past Lynx for second time

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WEBSTER CITY - Clear Lake got the better of Webster City for the second time in as many weeks in a boys' tennis dual meet Monday afternoon at the WCHS tennis courts.The biting temperature and breezy conditions didn't seem to bother the Lions, who only had one close call in a 9-0 victory.Clear ...

BRIEFS

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TROJANS SEVENTH AT SE VALLEY MEET: Three medals and six top-six finishes highlighted the evening for the Northeast Hamilton boys' track team at Monday's Southeast Valley Coed Relays in Burnside.The Trojans accrued 29 points to finish seventh. Southeast Valley (155) flew away from the field of ...