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CAM’S A BAD MAN

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IOWA FALLS — Cole Nelson took on the role of the playground bully, pulling and shoving Cam Phetxoumphone around the mat as they battled to see who was the biggest little man in the North Central Conference Saturday evening. Phetxoumphone, a Webster City sophomore and the No. 1-ranked ...

Cadets win NCC crown in walk-off fashion

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IOWA FALLS — Win or lose, McKade Eisentrager had to know he was going to leave the biggest imprint on the 2020 North Central Conference wrestling tournament as he strolled onto Mat 1 in his home gymnasium Saturday evening. Was he going to be the hero? Or was he going to be the guy that ...

HIS SWAGGER BACK, SWENSON ROLLS TO A HOIC TITLE

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JEWELL — It was just a year ago when Lane Swenson didn’t know if his body was ever going to cooperate. Linger elbow injuries crippled his confidence, crushed his aggression and, quite frankly, took the joy out of wrestling. “I was always questioning if I could go full-bore on my ...

WCHS girls thump Gaels, win streak reaches 5

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FORT DODGE — Every win isn’t going to be pretty. Still, a win is a win is a win. Despite not being at its best offensively, the Webster City girls’ basketball team was locked in at the defensive end and smothered St. Edmond in a 39-15 North Central Conference win Friday ...

South Hamilton Basketball Briefs

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HAWKS DROPS SECOND STRAIGHT: A rough second quarter — outscored 16-2 rough — put the South Hamilton boys’ basketball team in a hole it couldn’t dig out of Friday night in Monroe. PCM used the 14-point second-quarter spurt to build a 29-13 lead and the Mustangs went on to hand the ...

Lynx head to NCC tourney flying under the radar

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WEBSTER CITY — In a normal year, the head wrestling coaches in the North Central Conference prepare for the league tournament with a general idea of what to expect. In recent years, the plan has been to try to track down Clarion-Goldfield-Dows, which has won back-to-back team titles and ...

Hawks host league tourney tonight

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JEWELL — For the first time since 2018, the schools from the Heart of Iowa Conference will convene this evening to see which is the best in a wrestling tournament setting. Mother Nature was the ultimate winner in 2019, as she forced the cancellation of the conference tournament. South ...

NOT THIS TIME, ALGONA

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WEBSTER CITY — There were no locker room tears this time. In their place were celebratory screams and hugs tight enough to pop a rib if the players weren’t careful. This was one Webster City wanted, maybe even needed to exorcise some demons that had lurked in the shadows since a 65-63 ...

Inconsistency cripples Lynx in loss to Algona

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WEBSTER CITY — Perfection, or close to it, was what the Webster City boys’ basketball team needed Tuesday night as it attempted to take down an Algona squad that climbed as high as No. 3 (Class 3A) in statewide polls prior to back-to-back losses last week. The Lynx showed flashes — ...

SH girls shake off rust, handle Rams by 19 points

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JEWELL — It took the South Hamilton girls’ basketball team eight minutes to shake off the cobwebs, but over the final 24 minutes the Hawks seized control for a comfortable Heart of Iowa Conference win on Coach Jim Marsh Court Tuesday night. Playing for the first time in two weeks and ...

SHOCKER: GC hands Hawk boys first HOIC setback

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JEWELL — Go ahead and position this in the column under the header that reads: Things no one saw coming. A 71-27 winner over Greene County 46 days earlier, the Heart of Iowa Conference leading South Hamilton boys’ basketball team was left grasping for answers in the return meeting ...

Thompson picks up three wins, Hawks drop two of three duals

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NEVADA — The South Hamilton wrestling team dropped two Heart of Iowa Conference duals, but was able to walk away with one non-conference win here Tuesday night. The Hawks fell to Gilbert (62-12) and Nevada (54-27), but took care of Ogden (39-30). Trevor Thompson (195 pounds) went 3-0 ...

Rader lands his dream gig as a writer for FloWrestling

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WEBSTER CITY — JD Rader and wrestling. Wrestling and JD Rader. They’ve seemingly always gone together, and that hasn’t changed one bit since he graduated from South Hamilton High School in the spring of 2015. We’re almost five years removed from him re-writing the Hawks’ wrestling ...

It’s raining 3s

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WEBSTER CITY — Field goals from close range were hard to come by for the Webster City boys’ basketball team inside the WCHS gymnasium last night. But outside the arc? Let’s just say it was raining 3s. The Lynx cashed in on 12 3-point baskets to offset the measly six shots they ...

Lynx girls collect third straight win at Wildcats’ expense

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WEBSTER CITY — When you get a taste of success, you want more. And more. And more. Right now, the Webster City girls’ basketball team can’t stop feeding. Behind a ferocious first quarter and an aggressive defensive effort over four quarters, the Lynx buried Humboldt, 54-35, in a ...

Hawks drop duals to PCM, Greene County

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JEWELL — South Hamilton dropped a pair of Heart of Iowa Conference wrestling duals here last night. Prairie City-Monroe (2-20, 2-6 HOIC) controlled the Hawks in the opening dual, 47-30, and Greene County (18-2, 5-1 HOIC) handed South Hamilton a 45-36 setback in the nightcap. Greene ...

COUGAR KRYPTONITE

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MANSON — It’s called a heat check, that moment when a player puts up an ill-advised shot just to see if it’s going to be one of those nights where the basket is as big as the ocean. Taylor McKinney’s heat check came at the 7:10 mark of the second quarter against Manson-Northwest ...

Early timeout refocuses Lynx, blowout of Cougars ensues

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MANSON — The stages of irritation for Webster City head coach Marty McKinney are fairly easy to decipher. Slight irritation — hands on hips with a head tilt or hands on head. Moderate irritation — sitting, head down and a shake of the head. Higher than average irritation — ...