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Everything goes according to plan for Lynx at Algona

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ALGONA — This is what Derek Turner has been waiting for — a day when all of the pieces to the puzzle correctly fit into place. And he says the results speak for themselves. Webster City’s rookie cross country coach watched his front pack go stride for stride near the front of the field ...

HAWKS UP TO NO. 5 IN 1A, LYNX 7TH IN 3A

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WEBSTER CITY — With an average margin of victory of 29.4 points per game, the South Hamilton football team has repeatedly proven it’s a Class 1A power this fall. People have noticed too. After entering the Associated Press rankings for the first time after a Week 3 win over then ...

BIG BOY BALL

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WEBSTER CITY — CJ Hisler came around the left end on the counter and saw nothing but green grass and the end zone on the fourth play of the game Friday night at Lynx Field. Eighty-three yards later, seventh-ranked (Class 3A) Webster City had introduced Mason City to single-wing football ...

WEEK 5 ON THE SIDELINE: WEBSTER CITY FOOTBALL

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SUPER SOPHS: It wasn’t that long ago when you just didn’t see many sophomores playing at the varsity level. But not only does Webster City have four that contribute and start, they shine. In Friday’s 42-7 thumping of Mason City, sophomores CJ Hisler, Ty McKinney, Connor Hanson and ...

Swenson rushes for 170 yards, No. 7 Hawks handle Hudson

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HUDSON — Winning big has become the norm for the South Hamilton football team this season, but that alone isn’t enough anymore. So while head coach Corey Klemp was content with the latest rout — a 40-8 shelling of Hudson on the Pirates’ home turf Friday night — he wasn’t ...

FIRST TIME … IN A LONG TIME

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WEBSTER CITY — The schools are separated by just 70 miles — not much more than an hour by car if you’ve got a heavy foot like most drivers on Interstate 35 — and yet Webster City and Mason City have met just once on the football field. That came 78 years ago, a 25-7 win for the ...

HAWKS’ PHILOSOPHY: IF IT AIN’T BROKE, DON’T FIX IT

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JEWELL — If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. It works in life, and has South Hamilton has proven this season, it translates to the football field as well. Have the seventh-ranked (Class 1A) Hawks been one-dimensional offensively through four games? It doesn’t take a genius to figure ...

No. 11 Humboldt continues perfect season with sweep of Lynx

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HUMBOLDT — Webster City head volleyball coach Jess Howard sang the praises of her team for the way it played defensively here last night. The fact that WCHS was still swept in three sets says a lot more about the opponent than it does the Lynx. “I thought our defense played the best ...

State XC meet shifts to 2-day event next month

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WEBSTER CITY — For the first time, the Iowa high school state cross country meet will become a two-day event this fall. In an attempt to avoid overflowing crowds due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Iowa High School Athletic Association and Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union jointly ...

Willson cranks out top-10 run at Humboldt Invite

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HUMBOLDT — Close to 145 boys and just under 130 girls packed onto the starting line and navigated their way through the trails and trees at Sheldon Park on Monday. The course was no joke, which meant times weren’t going to necessarily be a good indicator of how runners ...

Skartvedt 4th, Hawks take silver at WM Invite

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STATE CENTER — Ty Skartvedt and Paige Doolittle led their respective South Hamilton cross country teams to solid performances at Monday’s West Marshall Trojan Invitational. Skartvedt placed himself inside the top five, and Doolittle hung just outside the top 10 at Lincoln Valley Golf ...

LYNX, HAWKS BOTH NO. 7 IN LATEST AP POLL

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WEBSTER CITY — Webster City and South Hamilton are on even footing in their respective football classes. The unbeaten Lynx (Class 3A) and Hawks (1A) are both ranked No. 7 this week by the Associated Press. The poll, voted on by a statewide panel of sports media members, was released ...

WEEK 4 ON THE SIDELINE: WEBSTER CITY FOOTBALL

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A 2021 BACKFIELD PREVIEW? Trey Mathis jogged to the sideline midway through the first quarter on Friday due to a leg cramp and turned the tailback duties over to sophomore Connor Hanson. Hanson looked plenty comfortable in the role. He got just three carries, but he gained 6, 6 and 5 ...

LYNX RALLY FROM SLOW START, FINISH 2-2 AT TOURNEY

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FOREST CITY — The morning was rough, but the Webster City volleyball team was able to rally in the afternoon on Saturday to break even at the Forest City Invite. The Lynx finished 2-2 — 2-0 losses to Forest City (21-13, 21-16) and 11th-ranked (Class 3A) Roland-Story (21-14, 21-15) in ...

3-0 vs. 3-0: BUCKLE UP

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WEBSTER CITY — Undefeated against undefeated. Rival versus rival. Buckle up those chinstraps, boys. This should be fun. Seventh-ranked (Class 3A) Webster City (3-0) will step on foreign soil for the first time this season tonight when it makes the familiar trek to Humboldt to take on the ...

RATTENBORG, ANDERSON HELP LYNX BOUNCE GAELS IN 3 SETS

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FORT DODGE — Don’t look now, but Webster City has found its one-two punch in the front row. Continuing what started seven days earlier in a quick rout of Hampton-Dumont/CAL, the tandem of Sierra Rattenborg and Faith Anderson was strong and efficient in a three-set sweep of North Central ...

No. 9 Hawks face a tough test against Tigers

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JEWELL — Knocking on the door for so long, the South Hamilton football team finally blitzed its way through the entrance last Friday night. And the Hawks have no intentions of leaving after just one week inside the high roller’s room. Coming off a 20-0 victory over then No. 8-ranked ...