Webster City Lynx

A CLEAN SWEEP

WEBSTER CITY - Coasting to victory, particularly in a best 3-of-5 sets contest, is something that eluded the Webster City volleyball team throughout the regular season.But there's no time like the present to change that narrative.Aggressive early in sets and dominant for the majority of the ...

Kannuan’s stellar career comes full circle against Boone

WEBSTER CITY - Bob Howard and everyone inside the Webster City football bubble already knew what everyone else outside of the inner circle learned two years ago this week.Back then, Payton Kannuan was a 5-foot-5, 135-pound sophomore backup wingback, one of the smallest players on the team and ...

Lynx Bultena snags final state spot at 3A XC qualifier

SPENCER - Tyler Bultena had never run a competitive 5K under 18 minutes until last week at the North Central Conference cross country meet when he leaned across the finish line in 17:59.55.That personal record lasted for a whole nine days. But Bultena didn't just beat it at Thursday's Class 3A ...

One step at a time

WEBSTER CITY - The draw could have been tougher, at least early on anyway. Now the Webster City volleyball team simply has to take advantage of its good fortune.Coming off a regular season in which it batted .500, Webster City (14-14) will open up the postseason this evening with a Class 4A ...

WCHS boys not favored to advance, but still confident

WEBSTER CITY - It's been a slow build that reached top speed at last week's North Central Conference meet. Now the Webster City boys' cross country team wants to find out if it can go even faster.The Lynx won't be expected to finish in the top three and advance out of Thursday's Class 3A State ...

Lynx JV throttles Cadets, finishes a perfect 5-0

IOWA FALLS - The Webster City junior varsity football team concluded a perfect season with a 56-17 rout of Iowa Falls-Alden here on Monday.The Lynx allowed just 29 points all season in ripping off a 5-0 record. Carson Struchen and Jacob Hirsch led the unit with interceptions against the ...

No. 8 Lynx efficiently smack Cadets, move to 7-1

IOWA FALLS - The night was over for Webster City's starters when offensive lineman Cooper Lawson turned to spinback Drew Fielder on the sideline and stuck the metaphorical knife in his side."Cooper said to me that I should have broken my thumb earlier in the year," Fielder said while laughing ...

This Lynx team has exceeded all of my expectations

I'll admit it: Two months ago, I would have said you were either crazy or foolishly loyal if you would've told me that Webster City would go into Week 9 of the football season with a chance to win a second straight Class 3A District 2 title.There were too many holes to fill off last season's ...

Lynx clipped by four ranked teams at Johnston

JOHNSTON - The Webster City volleyball team concluded its regular season with a difficult stretch of matches at Saturday's Johnston Invite.The Lynx were swept, 2-0, by four ranked teams - No. 3 (5A) West Des Moines Valley, No. 5 (3A) Dike-New-Hartford, No. 10 (5A) West Des Moines Dowling and ...

Think No. 8 Lynx are just an offensive team? Think again

WEBSTER CITY - It was just two months ago when Bob Howard had absolutely no idea what to expect with his Webster City football team's defense.Could it be solid? He thought maybe. But was the unit also littered with question marks? You better believe it.Youth and inexperience were the ...

Lynx denied 3rd straight NCC comeback win

WEBSTER CITY - A third comeback victory was probably too much to ask for.The composure and physical stamina the Webster City volleyball team showed in rallying for five-set North Central Conference victories over Fort Dodge St. Edmond and Clear Lake in recent weeks simply wasn't available last ...

Hawks take care of Gilbert in 4 sets in battle of ranked teams

GILBERT - The 14th-ranked (Class 2A) South Hamilton volleyball team picked up the signature victory its been searching for all fall on the final night of the regular season here last night.Not a bad way to get ready for the postseason.Behind a powerful blocking performance and 13 service aces, ...

GO FOR BROKE

HAMPTON - With nothing left in the tank, it took Tyler Bultena more than a few minutes to catch his breath as he hung around the finish line at Maynes Grove Tuesday evening.But that was a good thing. Why? Because it told Bultena that he had given his all. And, really, what more could he ask ...

Ebrecht, Piper lead way for Lynx girls; Humboldt champs again

HAMPTON - The runners hadn't even gone 50 meters of the 5-kilometer race, but it was already over.There were 50 competitors in the field, but 49 of them were already competing for second place before anyone even had a chance to blink.It was the Bryce Gidel show. Again.Humboldt's uber-talented ...

Brake for no one

WEBSTER CITY - In 23 seconds of game time, Payton Kannuan took everyone on an excursion through his wide array of talents.A quick cut. Precise vision of his surroundings. A burst of speed that left everyone in the dust. The ability to take a hit and keep on moving to the house. And, finally, a ...

Lynx don’t intend to let foot off gas now

WEBSTER CITY - Two big weeks with postseason implications on the line, two big wins for the Webster City football team.It would be understandable - perhaps even expected - if the 10th-ranked (Class 3A) Lynx took their foot off the gas pedal when they face a Perry team that is winless in ...

Late add to the Jim Klein Invite field allows WCHS to get in a time trial

JEWELL - The Webster City cross country teams were forced to call an audible yesterday afternoon, but, in the end, everything worked out.The Lynx were supposed to compete in the Class 4A-packed Fort Dodge Invite at Lakeside Golf Course, but meet officials opted to cancel the meet mid-afternoon ...

Rally time again for Lynx spikers, who take down Lions in five sets

The Daily Freeman-JournalCLEAR LAKE - For the second consecutive Thursday, the Webster City volleyball team left the cocoon of its home court and had to rally for a dramatic five-set North Central Conference victory here last night."I don't get any sleep anyway, so why not," WCHS head coach ...

Blocking, service aces key in Lynx fourth straight victory

ALGONA - One of its best blocking nights of the season and a string of service aces helped to propel the Webster City volleyball team to its four consecutive victory here Monday night.The Lynx (13-9) produced 14 blocks and 12 aces in a 3-1 non-conference victory over Bishop Garrigan, 25-19, ...

POINT PROVEN

WEBSTER CITY - Everyone on the Dallas Center-Grimes side of the field knew what Webster City was going to do. The coaches, players, cheerleaders, managers, ball boys, fans; they all knew.And still the Mustangs failed.But they weren't the first and they most certainly won't be the last.Eight- ...