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Finucan secures all-NCC first-team honor

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WEBSTER CITY — Alayna Finucan was arguably the top defensive player in the North Central Conference throughout the volleyball season, and she was recently rewarded accordingly. After leading the league in digs and digs per set, both by a wide margin, the Webster City sophomore libero was ...

Hawks collect 14 all-district football honors

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JEWELL — A runner-up finish behind state quarterfinalist South Central Calhoun in Class 1A District 2 generated 14 all-district honors, eight of which were first-team accolades, for the South Hamilton football team at season’s end. The Hawks put together a 6-3 season, which left them ...

Lynx collect 10 Class 3A District 2 awards, 6 on the top team

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WEBSTER CITY — Play after play, game after game, what Connor Hanson accomplished on the football field this fall simply wasn’t normal. Freshmen don’t step between the varsity lines and make a dramatic impact very often. Heck, in Class 3A they rarely even suit up and stand on the ...

AYE AYE, CAPTAIN

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WEBSTER CITY — Landon Daniels’ plan was always to be a defensive back at Central College. That path he took to get there, not to mention the playing field, are just different than he envisioned when he graduated from Webster City High School in 2016. But he wouldn’t change his journey. ...

Grove all-state again, exits as Hawks most accomplished XC runner

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FORT DODGE — Reality reached Quinton Grove’s brain around the 4,000-meter mark — the dream was dead. But the South Hamilton senior has been around the block long enough to know that there was still plenty he could achieve. That’s mental toughness. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is ...

Humboldt’s Orr the 3A silver medalist again

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FORT DODGE — Quinton Orr walked away from Saturday’s state cross country meet feeling accomplished and excited. Orr, a Humboldt junior, secured his second consecutive Class 3A runner-up finish, recording a school-record time of 15:52.1. ADM’s Nate Mueller, also a junior, was the ...

A HEART OF GOLD?

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JEWELL — Quinton Grove strolls into the South Hamilton High School commons area on a cold and blustery Wednesday afternoon looking cool, calm and collected. Cloaked in black sweatpants and a red hooded sweatshirt, the senior was about to start a solo practice — one of the last of his ...

Go-Hawk’ed Again

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WAVERLY — The tears that usually accompany the end of the road were absent as the Webster City volleyball players lined up and hugged it out for the final time Tuesday night. Instead, there were smiles — for a season that had plenty of bright moments, and for a performance that could ...

HAVE A LITTLE FAITH

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The pain is always present and it’s excruciating. At times it can be nagging, annoying really, but one simple misstep and it roars through her body like a lion tearing at flesh. This is Faith Anderson’s life. Not some days, but every day. Minute after minute, hour after hour. It’s ...

END ON A HIGH

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WEBSTER CITY — In some ways, Tyler Olson learned from the master. And on Friday, the Webster City junior free safety told the master to step aside. With an acrobatic second-quarter interception during a 34-0 pasting of Boone at Lynx Field, Olson stepped onto the same rung as former WCHS ...

Hawks score early and often, celebrate Senior Night

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JEWELL — Senior Night turned into a game of name your score for the South Hamilton football team at Taylor Field on Friday. Ahead 30-0 after 12 minutes, just how out of hand it got was really at the whim of Hawks’ head coach Corey Klemp on the final night of the regular season. Not ...

Grove breaks SH school record, heads to state

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DIKE — Quinton Grove was able to put a check mark in almost every box on his goal sheet at yesterday’s Class 2A State Qualifying Meet. State qualifier? Check. School record? Check. Meet champion? Close, but no check. South Hamilton’s senior leader will run in his fourth state ...

Lynx out of contention at Class 3A state XC qualifier

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HUMBOLDT — It simply wasn’t meant to be. Looking to break an eight-year drought at the state cross country meet, the Webster City boys’ squad was slightly off its game on the tricky and treacherous course at Joe Sheldon Park yesterday afternoon. Consequently, it wasn’t a factor in ...

‘Miracle’ playoff spot likely not in the cards for Hawks

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JEWELL — Truth time — it would take a miracle for the South Hamilton football team to reach the Class 1A state playoffs. Is it completely out of the realm of possibility? No. But it’s close. So unless the miracle of all miracles occurs, the Hawks (5-3, 3-1 District 2) will close out ...

Lynx cruise past Toreadors, No. 4 Go-Hawks await

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WEBSTER CITY — Adalie Schwandt stomped the floor, threw her hands into the air and yelled. After which point? Try all night long. The Webster City senior attacker had the time of her life in her final match on her home floor last night, and her celebratory mood was infectious. Schwandt ...

Lynx ready for tricky course at 3A meet in Humboldt

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WEBSTER CITY — It’s been eight years since the Webster City boys’ cross country team has been invited to the party at the state meet. That’s eight years of frustrations and coulda, woulda, shouldas. Is this the year that changes? We’ll find out later today. The Lynx will head ...

Hawks’ Grove on mission to earn 4th state meet berth

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JEWELL — Slowly and methodically, Quinton Grove has been building himself, both mentally and physically, for two races. The first of them will take place later today. “I’m excited and my body is feeling great,” Grove, a South Hamilton senior, said in the lead up to today’s Class ...

Hawks swept by South Hardin in regional opener

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ELDORA — The South Hamilton volleyball team’s postseason journey was cut short Tuesday evening, as the Hawks fell to South Hardin, 3-0, in a Class 2A Region 7 first-round match. The Tigers (14-13) relied on a pair of underclassmen to lead the way at net in their 25-15, 25-16, 25-23 ...