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Spring, summer sports in Iowa both in limbo

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WEBSTER CITY — Iowa’s wait-and-see approach to prep spring sports continues, but there’s been a new wrinkle added to the overall landscape over the past week. It’s now wait-and-see with summer sports as well. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the country, here in Iowa ...

CHAMPIONS NOW

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This all started with a text message from Mark Davis last Thursday, a way to take a mental break from the minute-by-minute onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic that blankets our television screens, Twitter feeds and Facebook walls. How about putting together a Webster City football ...

Doolittle enjoys the grind during first year at Duke

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Growing up in Webster City, winning always came easy to Drake Doolittle. Whether it was on the wrestling mat or in the classroom, he was simply better than his peers. Big fish, little pond. You get the idea. Don’t get the wrong idea though. Doolittle learned the meanings of words like ...

Lynx 2020 schedule unveiled with one surprise

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WEBSTER CITY — There’s always at least one curveball. The Iowa High School Athletic Association released the 2020 football schedules on Thursday and for the most part Webster City’s nine-game regular season slate was surprise-free. Except for Week 4 — a 126-mile excursion across ...

Hawks will open fall slate against West Marshall

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WEBSTER CITY — South Hamilton will go on the road five times and face six new opponents during the 2020 football season. Schedules for the upcoming fall season were released by the Iowa High School Athletic Association on Thursday. The districts were released last month, but non-district ...

TRIP OF A LIFETIME

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Dan Brodie is currently in the midst of a 14-day self-quarantine inside his Ames residence. If he could head out into the public, he knows the first place he would visit — someplace where he could purchase a lottery ticket. The South Hamilton coach and teacher is feeling pretty dang lucky ...

RED FLAG WAVING

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WEBSTER CITY — Todd Staley has been around race tracks his entire life and he’s spent more than two decades promoting races all across the country. He’s dealt with rain, floods, below average track conditions; basically, you name it and he’s had to tackle it. But this most recent ...

Flaws sisters, Nerland have a bond that runs deeper than sports

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On the track or in the ring, their eyes haven’t changed over the years. They still burn with intensity, the type of singular focus on success that brought them to this point in their athletic careers. Outside of the competitive arena, that’s where you find a stark difference. There’s ...

THE HALL CALL: JAY FLORA ENTERS IHSAA OFFICIALS HALL OF FAME

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Locally, Jay Flora will probably always be known as the father of two of the greatest female athletes ever to walk the halls at Webster City High School. He’s perfectly fine with that too. Tara (Flora) Trine was a versatile multiple-sport star, most notably on the softball field where she ...

Brown gets married, takes over at Briggs Woods in 3-day span

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WEBSTER CITY — Travis Brown’s life has been a whirlwind of changes over the last month and the 32-year-old Boone native can’t stop smiling as he offers up the details. A new wife. A new stepson. A new job. Plenty to be happy about. Brown and his wife, Erin, spontaneously decided to ...

State wrestling, hoops staying in the Well through at least 2025

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WEBSTER CITY — The state wrestling and basketball tournaments aren’t going anywhere. The Iowa High School Athletic Association’s Board of Control approved contracts last week with Spectra, operator of the Iowa Events Center, to keep the two state tournaments inside Wells Fargo Arena ...

Prep athletics on hiatus for next 4 weeks

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WEBSTER CITY — Prep athletes find themselves in a holding pattern for the next four weeks as schools all across the state close in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that has swept the country in the last week. On Sunday, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds recommended that all ...

Local golf courses say business as usual

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WEBSTER CITY — One local golf course is open for business and another will be in the coming days. Officials from the Webster City Links and Briggs Woods Golf Course confirmed on Monday that it will be business as usual despite the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that has hit the ...

GREAT EXPECTATIONS

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HUMBOLDT — It’s just one meet, an indoor meet at that, but it didn’t take long for Webster City boys’ track and field coach Chad Hisler to realize that his team could be special here on Friday. Will the Lynx get a chance to compete again? Now that’s the question that no one can ...

Peck a golden girl for Lynx at season opener

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HUMBOLDT — The Webster City girls’ track and field team kicked off its season at the Nielsen Family Indoor on Thursday. The Lynx brought home one individual victory and 18 top-10 finishes, as they placed fifth (46 points) out of the eight teams in attendance. Humboldt dominated its ...

Spring sports: hope for the best, prepare for the worst

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Spend even two minutes talking to Webster City senior Garrett Whitmore and a couple things become evident — (1) he’s probably a lot smarter than you are, and (2) he is a thoughtful, articulate young man. A 35 on his ACT. Accepted to MIT. Seriously, the kid has the type of intelligence ...

Hawks’ Feaker named to all-HOIC second team

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WEBSTER CITY — Stepping into the basketball spotlight as a freshman is never easy. Doing it in a conference that proved to be one of the best in the state is an even more daunting task. But that’s the position that South Hamilton rookie Hallee Feaker found herself in this winter, and ...

Lynx Olson, Eklund earn all-NCC accolades

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WEBSTER CITY — Participation ribbons aren’t given out in the North Central Conference. If players want to receive all-conference accolades, they have to earn them. And that’s exactly how Webster City boys’ basketball coach Marty McKinney likes it. With just 18 spots available — ...

PREP BRIEFS: WRESTLING, BASKETBALL

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PHETXOUMPHONE A STATE RUNNER-UP: Kendrick Phetxoumphone, a Webster City second grader, claimed a state silver medal at the Iowa AAU Super Peewee State Wrestling Tournament in Waterloo on Sunday. Competing for Team Valley, Phetxoumphone went 3-1 and raced to the finals with three decision ...