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IT STARTS NOW FOR NO. 6 LYNX

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WEBSTER CITY — Mason City’s introduction to the single wing offense last month was unkind, to say the least. Will Round 2 be any better? That’s one of the central questions that will be answered over 48 minutes tonight when No. 6-ranked Webster City hosts the Mohawks in the second ...

THEA AND OUT

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GILBERT — Webster City was far from perfect during last night’s Class 4A Region 5 semifinal, but the question has to be asked: Did it really matter? Realistically, perfection probably wouldn’t have been enough and the reason why was simple: Thea Rotta was wearing a Gilbert ...

Hawks’ Ty Skartvedt headed to state for third time

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EAGLE GROVE — Running at the state cross country meet is nothing new to South Hamilton senior Ty Skartvedt. He’s been there, done that. Twice. But prior to yesterday, he’d always qualified as part of a team, never as an individual. And now you know why he was grinning from ear to ear ...

THAT WAS CLOSE

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BOONE — The drama was high, the intensity palpable. The celebration, however, was muted, devoid of echoing screams and a furious round of hugs in the center of the court. Make no mistake, the Webster City volleyball team was excited to get through its postseason opener Tuesday night, but ...

Lynx best day not enough at 3A state qualifier

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WAVERLY — First-year Webster City head cross country coach Derek Turner had a simple and uplifting message for his runners following Wednesday’s Class 3A State Qualifying Meet on the Wartburg College course. Sometimes your best still isn’t enough, and that’s OK. Despite the best ...

SHORT AND SWEEP

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JEWELL — When it was focused on the task at hand, the South Hamilton volleyball team made things look easy in its Class 2A Region 4 first-round match Monday night on Coach Jim Marsh Court. And even when things didn’t go according to plan, the Hawks still found ways to dig out of ...

RACE DAY

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WEBSTER CITY — Jacob Willson logged more miles than he could count over the summer. Sweat, sweat and more sweat in the humidity, all with tunnel vision toward one goal — a spot in this fall’s state cross country meet. And over the course of 5 kilometers — that’s right at 3.10686 ...

SHORT-HANDED LYNX WIN ONCE AT WINTERSET

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WINTERSET — Without its leading hitter for the majority of the day, the Webster City volleyball team was forced to alter the game plan on the fly here on Saturday. Sophomore outside hitter Sierra Rattenborg, who has 158 kills on the season, tweaked an ankle in the Lynx opening match of the ...

Lynx seniors Anderson, Nichols named to academic all-state team

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WEBSTER CITY — Webster City senior volleyball players Faith Anderson and Lexi Nichols have found success on the court and in the classroom this fall. Both learned late last week that they have been named to the Iowa Girls Coaches Association academic all-state team. To qualify for the ...

Lynx draw Mason City, Hawks get South Hardin in 2nd round

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WEBSTER CITY — Following a week of rest, the Webster City and South Hamilton football teams learned Friday night who they will face in the second round of the postseason later this week. Both teams received a first-round bye, and both will now face regular season rematches in the next ...

4 SETS FOR BRONZE

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WEBSTER CITY — One of the premier hitters in the North Central Conference, Iowa Falls-Alden’s Jenny Wibholm is on pace to become the Cadets’ all-time leader in kills before the season ends. She’s good. No, she’s great. And Webster City junior Alayna Finucan was even greater last ...

Skartvedt in top 5, leads Hawks to 3rd at HOIC meet

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DES MOINES — One top-five finisher, three inside the top 15 and all five scorers in the top 20 propelled the South Hamilton boys’ cross country team to its best performance of the season here Monday afternoon. And considering it was the Heart of Iowa Conference meet, the Hawks picked a ...

HAWKS NO. 4, LYNX NO. 6 IN LAST AP POLL OF SEASON

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WEBSTER CITY — Ranked for much of the season, the Webster City and South Hamilton football teams will both enter the postseason as top-six teams in their respective classes. The final Associated Press poll of the season was released on Monday in the lead-up to the first round of the ...

Second a year ago, Lynx have a similar goal at today’s NCC meet

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WEBSTER CITY — The 49th North Central Conference meet is set to go off from Veterans Memorial Golf Course in Clear Lake this afternoon, and the Webster City boys’ squad has got its sights set on a top-two finish. Racing will begin with the middle school races at 3:45 p.m. The junior ...

PERFECTION

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WEBSTER CITY — This was the plan all along. Even back in June and July, when it looked like there might not be a season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the goal posts never moved. Unbeaten. Blemish-free. Perfect. Pick whichever you want. They all describe the Webster City football ...

ONE OF A KIND

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JEWELL — Taylor Field was lit, but eerily quiet in the wee hours Friday night. The players and fans were gone, but there was South Hamilton head coach Corey Klemp, standing near midfield, alone with his thoughts and emotions. His team had just made history — the first undefeated regular ...

THE CULTURE SHIFT

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BY TROY BANNING tbanning@freemanjournal.net WEBSTER CITY — Confidence in his coaching abilities has never been a problem for Bob Howard. Leading young men onto a football field isn’t only what he does, it’s who he is. So when he left the Class 2A juggernaut that he had built 27 ...