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JEWELL — It was a clunker, really it was just that simple. But how would South Hamilton respond? That was the important question as the softball team entered its own, at times water-logged Hawk Invite on Saturday at the Mike Penning Athletic Complex. The results speak for ...

Barkema, Galetich lead offense in rout of Ogden

JEWELL — One bat, one spark, is what the South Hamilton baseball team was looking for in the fourth inning Saturday afternoon at the Mike Penning Athletic Complex. It got eight instead. And the result? Ballgame. Locked in a 1-all contest with Ogden, the Hawks sprayed eight hits ...

Whitehill cranks HR, Lynx handle ’Dogs

WEBSTER CITY — With one swing, quickly followed by one celebration, the Webster City softball team set on a course for its eighth North Central Conference victory in as many outings at Lynx Field last night. Just 24 hours after making the trek to Algona for a victory, the Lynx returned ...

Olson blanks Bulldogs, now 6-0 with 0.40 ERA

ALGONA — An eighth grader and a sophomore stole the show for the North Central Conference leading Webster City baseball team here Wednesday night. Translation: The future looks awfully bright. The not yet in high school CJ Hisler went 3 for 3 with three RBIs at the bottom of the lineup ...

Stoakes, Kasch, Goings and Finucan 2 hits in win

ALGONA — Second verse, same as the first. With the exception of second-ranked (Class 3A) Humboldt, which it hasn’t faced yet, the Webster City softball team rolled through the North Central Conference the first time through. Round 2 began Wednesday night and not much ...

Thursday’s Prep Briefs: Lynx Baseball, Hawks Softball

LYNX BASEBALL BLANKS H-D, FALLS TO BALLARD: Dylan Steen and Caleb Olson combined to shut out Hampton-Dumont Thursday night at Lynx Field, as the Webster City baseball team continued to roll through the North Central Conference with a 7-0 victory. Steen struck out seven in four innings of ...

LEGACY LOCKED: Ferrell receives 3rd straight all-state honor

WEBSTER CITY — Were a Mount Rushmore of the Webster City boys’ golf program created, there’s little doubt that Nathan Ferrell’s bust would be included. It may be hard for the recent WCHS graduate to believe that right now considering his junior and senior seasons ended in ...

Jacoby erupts with 3 hits, Hawks rough up Cubs

NEVADA — The smile returned to the face of Leah Jacoby here last night, as she played a starring role in yet another South Hamilton softball victory. Hitting in the No. 9 spot, Jacoby went 3 for 3 at the dish with a triple and RBI to help the Hawks dismantle Heart of Iowa Conference rival ...

Nevada shackles Hawk bats, ends 10-game slide

NEVADA — The Nevada baseball team ended a 10-game losing streak by silencing the South Hamilton bats here on a rainy Monday night. Cubs’ pitcher Dylan Sporrer limited South Hamilton to just four hits, and Nevada made an unearned run in the fourth inning stand up for a 1-0 victory in ...

Already Warm

ROLAND — Working on a potential perfect game as she stood inside the pitcher’s circle in the middle of the fourth inning Friday afternoon, Taylor Volkmann laughed as she conversed with South Hamilton head coach Harry McMaken. Were they talking strategy? Not really, rather “just dumb ...

Pitch Perfect: Hawks silence R-S bats, sweep HOIC doubleheader

JEWELL — A lot of nights when Zeke Balderas makes the short walk from the dugout to the mound there is only one thing that can beat him: Zeke Balderas. When the South Hamilton senior is around the plate and throws strikes, he’s an imposing force. When his control is lacking, that’s ...

Lynx go 3 for 3, Miller cranks 2 HRs

MARTENSDALE — Weekend tournaments haven’t always treated Jess Howard’s Webster City softball team well. But when she found the Martensdale-St. Marys Tournament three years ago, the Lynx head coach hit her own home run. For whatever reason, the Lynx feel right at home so far away from ...

GENIUS MOVE: State champion Drake Doolittle to wrestle at Duke

WEBSTER CITY — Wrestling and academics, Drake Doolittle has always excelled at both. So it’s fitting that he’s headed to a nationally known college where he’ll get the chance to showcase his talents in both arenas. Doolittle, a recent Webster City High School graduate, announced ...

Swenson, Skartvedt and Harris play HR derby

JEWELL — Cortney Harris isn’t thinking about the wins or even the potential for a Heart of Iowa Conference championship. At this point, the South Hamilton senior is focused on just one thing. Fun. After all, that’s what sports are supposed to be all about, right? “I personally ...

Big hits finally fall in 6th, SH baseball ends 3-game skid

JEWELL — Here we go again. That’s what had to be going through the minds of the South Hamilton baseball players and fans Wednesday night as they stared at a three-run deficit and potential extension of the team’s losing streak to four. Some spark, any spark, was needed. And leave ...

Lynx unstoppable, Olson unhittable in NCC runaway

CLARION — It’s going to get tougher, everyone on the Webster City baseball team knows that. But, for now, the Lynx are simply enjoying themselves. Their early romp through the North Central Conference continued Wednesday night to the tune of 10 hits, a nine-run at bat and an 18-0, ...

3 clutch 2-RBI hits push WCHS past Cowgirls

CLARION — A struggle at times, the Webster City softball team came through with just enough clutch hits to remain at the top of the North Central Conference standings here Wednesday evening. All on two-RBI singles, the Lynx scored two runs in the second, third and seventh innings to power ...

2 TEAMS, 1 CAUSE

WEBSTER CITY — Webster City and Humboldt have long been rivals on the softball diamond and many times the North Central Conference title has been decided after what happens when they meet between the lines. But the next confrontation between the programs will be different. It will be ...

Power Surge

IOWA FALLS — The ebb and flow for a hitter at the plate can be maddening. A slump can be one ground-out away. But a surge can be one line shot away too. Caleb Olson understands this all too well. Just four days ago the Webster City senior was looking for answers as he toiled in a bit ...

Cadets’ gamble doesn’t pay off against Lynx

WEBSTER CITY — Iowa Falls-Alden rolled the dice not once, but twice here Monday evening. And both times they came up snake eyes. The Cadets refused to allow Lynx freshman lead-off hitter Kelly Stoakes to beat them, but several of Stoakes’ teammates happily obliged in a 9-3 North Central ...