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ICE. COLD. NIGHT.

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BURNSIDE — Scoring points with any sense of consistency has plagued the Webster City girls’ basketball team throughout its start, stop and start again season. And the frustrations reached a crescendo here Tuesday night. Forcing 32 turnovers — yes, 32 of them — wasn’t enough to ...

MISTAKES ADD UP

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BURNSIDE — There is no 10-point play in basketball. Never has been and never will be. And, unfortunately, too many times that’s what the Webster City boys’ basketball team was chasing here Tuesday night. One mistake turned into two. Two became three. Three became four. And no it ...

NETS SIZZLE

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MAXWELL — Matt Juber found himself splitting hairs a little bit here Monday night. On one hand, he wasn’t thrilled with the defensive consistency of his South Hamilton boys’ basketball team in its non-conference tussle with Collins-Maxwell. But on the other hand, how could he complain ...

Humboldt wins eighth in a row at Lynx expense

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WEBSTER CITY — Unable to find any consistency at the offensive end of the court, the Webster City girls’ basketball team struggled to keep up with red hot Humboldt in a North Central Conference tussle Monday night inside the WCHS gymnasium. The Lynx had a pair of 41⁄2-minute scoring ...

SH girls finish on 13-0 run, claim fourth straight win

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PERRY — The South Hamilton girls’ basketball team may not have started out well, but it certainly ended the way head coach Mark Henderson wanted here Monday night. The result? A fourth consecutive victory. Trailing 22-17 at the half and 37-36 with five minutes remaining, the Hawks ...

GOLD STAYS HOME

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WEBSTER CITY — Chase Rattenborg is too young to remember Dick Kennedy, but he certainly knows what the late, great coach means to the Webster City wrestling program. And when he had the chance to help his team honor Kennedy on Saturday, the senior didn’t disappoint. Rattenborg closed ...

Disastrous 2nd half foils Lynx upset bid

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CLEAR LAKE — Ty McKinney bellowed and thew his hands onto his head as he spun away from the play with 4:09 remaining in the third quarter Friday night. The Webster City sophomore knew what the whistle meant, both in the moment and in the larger picture. It was his fourth foul. He was ...

No. 5 Lions continue to flex NCC muscles

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CLEAR LAKE — Nicole Muhlenbruch looked at the rebounding numbers Friday night and chuckled. “They didn’t give us many chances to rebound the ball,” Muhlenbruch, the head girls’ basketball coach at Webster City, said of Clear Lake’s 32-11 edge. “They made so many shots ... I ...

HAWK HOOPS, WRESTLING BRIEFS

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SH GIRLS SURGE AFTER HALF, ROLL: South Hamilton turned up the defensive intensity in the second half and outscored PCM 26-4 to pull away for a 24-point Heart of Iowa Conference girls’ basketball victory Friday night in Monroe. The 16-minute onslaught carried the Hawks to a 53-29 win, ...

LYNX FLEX ON ’DOGS

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WEBSTER CITY — Cam Phetxoumphone is more than a state champion and No. 1-ranked 113-pound wrestler who is currently riding a 53-match winning streak. He’s also an honorary cheerleader. Immediately following his 9-1 dusting of 10th-ranked Jack Showalter of Hampton-Dumont/CAL last night, ...

Three score in double figures, Hawks pummel Ogden by 33

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JEWELL — Other than the initial minute or two, this game was never close. South Hamilton scored the final 17 points of the first quarter and gave Ogden no chance to stay in the non-conference girls basketball contest last night on Coach Jim Marsh Court. “We really played well and ...

3 DUALS, 3 ROUTS

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WEBSTER CITY — Carson Doolittle wasn’t nervous and why would he be? He’s been in big matches all over the Midwest for years, and every day in practice he ties up with one of the state’s best. So nervous to face another gifted grappler? No, not in the least. “It was just a ...

Kasch, Miller and Stoakes propel Lynx to first win

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JEFFERSON — The Webster City girls’ basketball team was late to the party Tuesday night. Really late, actually, and maybe that was a good thing. The Lynx team bus arrived at the Greene County Middle School, only to find out their non-conference game against the Rams was being played ...

CALEIGH FOR THE WIN

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BURNSIDE — The play was set up for Caleigh Hewitt to be the hero. And that’s exactly what she became. Hewitt hit the game-winning basket with 1.8 seconds left on the clock here Tuesday night, as South Hamilton knocked off Southeast Valley, 46-45, in a non-conference girls’ basketball ...

Hawks rally in fourth quarter to get by Jaguars

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BURNSIDE — A furious rally over the final eight minutes propelled the South Hamilton boys’ basketball team to a non-conference victory here Tuesday night. Trailing 39-28 after three quarters, the Hawks outscored Southeast Valley 19-5 in the fourth to prevail, 47-44. After watching ...

Olson rips nets, Rams in Lynx victory

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JEFFERSON — When Tyler Olson decides he’s going to be the best basketball player on the court, well, he usually is. And that’s precisely what Webster City needed here Tuesday night. Looking to erase the bitter taste of a loss to St. Edmond just 24 hours earlier, the senior guard took ...

ROUGH START TO 2021

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WEBSTER CITY — The Big Three was trimmed by one on Monday and it was felt. Webster City all-conference guard Tavis Eklund — one of the premier 3-point shooters in the North Central Conference — could only watch from the bench while nursing an injured ankle and his absence was ...

Bargfrede, Symens lead Lynx freshmen to win over Algona

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The Webster City freshman girls’ basketball team is 3-0 on the season following its most recent win over Algona, 36-31, on Monday. Delainey Bargfrede scored a team-high 12 points for the Lynx, while Jill Symens pitched in eight more. Symens also came up with four steals. “We played ...