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UNBELIEVABLE

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WEBSTER CITY — Tyler Olson was staring at several less-than-ideal milestones while he slowly walked to the plate as darkness enveloped Lynx Field Tuesday night. First pitching loss in more than a year — 370 days, if you’re looking for an exact figure. First pitching loss to a ...

EVERYBODY HITS

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WEBSTER CITY — Hits, hits, more hits and even more hits — Webster City showed that generating offense isn’t a problem Monday night at Lynx Field. But defense and the ability to finish off contests strong, well, those are different stories. Ten different players joined the offensive ...

At long, long … long last

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JEWELL — Fastballs are like Thanksgiving dinner to the South Hamilton baseball team, and Game 1 of Monday’s doubleheader against North Polk was a massive feast. And nobody was more stuffed at game’s end than Carter Hewitt. The South Hamilton junior pounded four doubles, part of a ...

No. 8 North Polk piles up 25 hits, takes two from Hawks

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ALLEMAN — Eighth-ranked (Class 3A) North Polk wasted no time in taking control of both ends of a Heart of Iowa Conference doubleheader against South Hamilton here Monday night, as the Comets rolled to a pair of run-rule shortened victories. North Polk (8-1, 5-1 HOIC) exploded for seven ...

AREA BRIEFS

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BRADLEY ONLINE BENEFIT ENDS TODAY: The online fundraiser for Webster City High School graduate Katie (Niggemeyer) Bradley will end this evening when raffle drawings for two halves of a hog will be held on Facebook. Raffle tickets can still be purchased prior to the drawings — $10 for one ...

MIDDLE INNINGS MAGIC

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IOWA FALLS — Less than 48 hours after a stinging 6-5, 9-inning loss to second-ranked (Class 3A) Humboldt, the Webster City softball team had one mission in its return to the diamond here Friday night. OK, Kelly Stoakes, what specifically was that mission? “We just wanted to come out ...

Hawks unable to solve offensive woes in loss

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GILBERT — Once lethal, the South Hamilton bats have gone virtually silent over the past two weeks. After scoring 27 runs in their opening two games, both wins, the Hawks have put up just two runs over their last three contests, all losses. “We’ve come to the conclusion that we deal ...

Tigers reel off 7-run frame to pull away from Hawks

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GILBERT — Close through four innings, Gilbert exploded for seven runs in the fifth and added three more in the sixth to end its Heart of Iowa Conference clash with South Hamilton an inning early here Friday night. The Tigers (5-2, 4-1 HOIC) belted 13 hits during their 14-4 win over the ...

Eagles score quickly, never trail in baseball win over Hawks

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JEWELL — Opponents are jumping on the South Hamilton baseball team early on and head coach Kyle Galetich can’t put his finger on the reason. For the second straight game, the Hawks gave up a crooked number in the first inning Wednesday night at the Mike Penning Athletic Complex and it ...

Grady goes yard for SH softball in loss to Saydel

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JEWELL — The South Hamilton softball team had plenty of offense at the Mike Penning Athletic Complex Wednesday night, but a sub-par defensive performance proved costly in a 17-7, 6-inning Heart of Iowa Conference loss to Saydel. The Eagles (4-5, 2-3 HOIC) took advantage of six Hawk ...

DIAMOND BRIEFS

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BALLARD HANDLES LYNX IN 6: Playing four games in four days caught up to the Webster City baseball team last night at Lynx Field in Webster City. A weary WCHS club committed seven defensive errors, allowed seven free passes on walks and conjured up just one base hit in an 11-1, 6-inning ...

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER

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WEBSTER CITY — An opposing pitcher is probably never going to look at Webster City junior Trey Lyons and get worried. Lyons isn’t big, he’s not brash, and he’s certainly not cocky. But that quiet kid sitting in the No. 8 hole in the Lynx lineup can hit. After taking a three-year ...

TIME TO VENT

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WEBSTER CITY — Seething a bit following back-to-back losses to ninth-ranked (Class 3A) Algona, the Webster City softball team needed to release some frustration before it faces second-ranked (3A) Humboldt this evening. Clear Lake just happened to be in the line of fire. Spotting the ...

OLSON FOOLS ANOTHER FOE

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CLEAR LAKE — Adison Kehoe says it’s unfair to expect Tyler Olson to do Tyler Olson things each and every time he takes the ball and steps onto the mound. Webster City’s head baseball coach may be right, but if it’s not broke, well, you know the rest. Olson, a WCHS junior, showed ...

’Dogs validate first win over Lynx, roll in rematch

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ALGONA — The outcome didn’t change in two days, but the manner in which the game played out certainly did. Following a tightly-contested 2-0 North Central Conference win over 15th-ranked (Class 4A) Webster City on Wednesday, ninth-ranked (3A) Algona took the Lynx behind the woodshed in ...

IT AIN’T OVER ‘TILL IT’S OVER

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WEBSTER CITY — In maybe a weird way, Webster City head baseball coach Adison Kehoe got to have his cake and eat it too Wednesday evening at Lynx Field. His club got the win, that’s the headline. But the still young leader of the Lynx program also had many chances to scribble down ...

Missed opportunity for No. 15 Lynx

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WEBSTER CITY — Putting a crooked number on the scoreboard is tough when Kameryn Etherington is in the pitcher’s circle for Algona. So when the opportunity presents itself, you’ve got to capitalize. And Webster City simply didn’t do that Wednesday night. The result: an uphill climb ...