Webster City Lynx

Goliath Awaits

All of the television cameras and print reporters had exited the interview room and so had most of the players when I got the chance to sit down in a school desk and have my regular postgame chat with Webster City head coach Bob Howard late Thursday night. The 40-year veteran of the prep ...

11 DOWN, 1 TO GO!

CEDAR FALLS —It’s not a Rudy story, head coach Bob Howard made that immediately and perfectly clear. How about Remember The Titans? Now that’s more like it. Pick a movie, pick a cliche, pick anything you want. The simple truth is this — the Webster City football team will play for ...

DOME DREAMS

WEBSTER CITY - This began last December in the weight room with dedication and camaraderie, and it continued in April with a promise to one another during offseason meetings.Win or lose, they were going to do it together. They were going to block out the good and bad, and stay true to their ...

Howard continues to showcase his coaching chops in 11th trip to the semis

Bob Howard is a disciple of Ron Schipper, the Hall of Fame football coach at Central College in Pella who led the Dutch to a 287-67-3 record in his 36 seasons at the helm.Hard work. Toughness. Discipline. And a never-ending belief that success is always ahead, never in the rearview mirror. ...

Gourley closes out career with all-NCC first-team honor

WEBSTER CITY - Now a three-time all-North Central Conference volleyball player, Webster City senior Gianna Gourley walked away for the final time this season with nothing left to prove.An outstanding defender? Check.A quality server? Check.A dependable setter in a pinch? Check.Even a hitter ...

Pep rally, ticket information for Lynx semifinal game

WEBSTER CITY - Tickets to the Webster City football team's Class 3A state semifinal game against Glenwood are already on sale and can be purchased at the Administration Building, 820 Des Moines Street, until Thursday at 12:30 p.m.Cost of the tickets is $10. They can also be purchased at the ...

DOME SWEET DOME

WEBSTER CITY - The team that was never supposed to make the playoffs and never supposed to win once it got there added another defiant chapter for all of the naysayers to read Friday night.Doubt Webster City no more. This isn't just a solid or even good team. This is a state semifinal team. ...

Lynx, Toreadors meet for second time in 14 days in quarters

WEBSTER CITY - After a knock-down, drag-out slugfest 14 days ago, Webster City head coach Bob Howard and his players were all too happy to say goodbye to Boone.Round 1 wasn't for the faint of heart. It was a never-ending demolition derby in the trenches, neither team willing to give an inch. So ...

Lynx overpowered by state bound and No. 4 Heelan

SIOUX CITY - Size, speed, strength, skill; the fourth-ranked Bishop Heelan volleyball team possesses it all and then some.With a berth in the Class 4A state tournament on the line, the Crusaders held nothing back inside their home gymnasium affectionately known as The Pit Monday night. Webster ...

Lynx defy odds, truck along into state quarterfinals

WEBSTER CITY - Walking slowly with a noticeable limp, Drew Fielder looked like he'd just survived a 15-round prize fight as he exited Webster City's team shed that sits just outside the gates of Lynx Field late Friday night.Bruised? Probably. Beaten up? Most definitely. But sitting on top of ...

I’m ashamed to admit it, but I was ‘that guy’ last week

Don't be that guy. That's my favorite thing to say to pessimistic people.Don't be that guy that always searches out the worst case scenario. Don't be that guy that isn't happy unless he's really miserable. Don't be that guy that remains guarded and tense to the point that you might miss ...

Bultena runs alone, places 87th in Class 3A

FORT DODGE - Tyler Bultena was surrounded by 130 other runners and yet he felt all alone as he toured the terrain at Lakeside Golf Course on a near-perfect fall afternoon on Saturday.Without his teammates to help push and pull him along, the Webster City junior wasn't in his comfort zone at the ...

Lynx head to Heelan with 4A state trip on the line

WEBSTER CITY - Defy the long odds and send shock waves around the state, that's what the Webster City volleyball team will attempt to do tonight when it makes the 143-mile trek to Sioux City to face fourth-ranked Bishop Heelan in the Class 4A Region 1 final.It won't be easy, reaching the state ...

No. 6 Lynx have their work cut out for them against No. 5 Norwalk

WEBSTER CITY - Sixth-ranked Webster City has been down this road before.Written off. Doubted. Cast aside. Forgotten quickly despite what has been accomplished over the last two months.But here's the interesting part: that's fine with head coach Bob Howard and his players. Chuckle if you want ...

ALIVE AND SPIKING

WEBSTER CITY - Already down a set and staring at five set points against, the Webster City volleyball team was cooked Tuesday night. We're talking bacon sizzling on the way too hot to touch griddle cooked.Just one more mistake and hello 0-2 hole. The match, the season, it was all likely to ...

Bultena with nothing to lose at state XC

WEBSTER CITY - The atmosphere will all be new for Webster City junior Tyler Bultena on Saturday when he represents the Lynx program at the state cross country meet.But what won't be new are his surroundings, and that could work to his advantage.Following a career-best 5K time of 17:03 at last ...

IHSAA announces new baseball pitch count policy

WEBSTER CITY - The strategic maneuverings of prep baseball coaches just got a little trickier following the introduction of a pitch count policy by the Iowa High School Athletic Association.The IHSAA revealed the new rules on Wednesday and they will be effective beginning next spring. It will ...

CHAMPS AGAIN

WEBSTER CITY - The joy came in the form of a quick clap and fist pump from head coach Bob Howard. The belief showed itself as Robert Frederiksen held up the index finger on his right hand for an applauding crowd to see. And the celebration could be heard from a block away as a group that came ...

Big boy drive behind Frederiksen seals Lynx victory

It was between the third and fourth quarters, at exactly 9:27 p.m., Friday night when I tweeted out this: Frederiksen may carry it every time here in the 4th. Lynx going smash mouth. #iahsfb.Well, as it turned out, I was wrong. But I wasn't far off.I was exaggerating in my tweet, but I ...