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THE FAB 4

WEBSTER CITY — Cam Phetxoumphone spent more time receiving pats on the back and congratulations from fans than he did on the wrestling mat Saturday afternoon. When you’re as good as he is, not many opponents can hang around for long. And everyone watching wants to revel in the ...

HAWKS’ SENIOR TRIO GRABS HOIC GOLD TOGETHER

JEFFERSON — They took their lumps — a lot of them — as freshmen. Together. They began to show those glimpses that coaches like to see and steadily improved as sophomores. Together. They piled up the wins and took over as leaders as juniors. Together. And as seniors? ...

AREA BASKETBALL BRIEFS

DEFENSIVE WOES COST LYNX BOYS TWICE: It was a rough two-game stretch defensively for the Webster City boys’ basketball team over the weekend. The Lynx allowed an average of 70.5 points in losses to Clarion-Goldfield-Dows, 72-62 on Friday in Clarion, and Carroll Kuemper, 69-64 on Saturday ...

CHASING NO. 3

WEBSTER CITY — Nothing is a lock. Nothing is guaranteed. But Cam Phetxoumphone may be as close as it comes on the North Central Conference wrestling landscape. Webster City’s junior state champion will step inside his home gymnasium and onto familiar mats on Saturday in pursuit of a ...

Greenfield looks to follow Swenson’s blueprint

JEWELL — Brent Greenfield had a front row seat to witness everything that teammate Lane Swenson accomplished a season ago. And now he hopes to follow that blueprint to his own success. Greenfield has spent the past three months studying under Swenson inside the South Hamilton wrestling ...

Iowa to add a 7th football class in 2021

WEBSTER CITY — Iowa will add an additional classification for prep football beginning in the fall. The Iowa High School Board of Control approved the addition of a seventh class on Thursday. The new classification — Class 5A — will be comprised of the state’s largest 36 schools ...

LYNX THUMP W-G BEHIND 8 FALLS

WOODWARD — Pins, pins and more pins. Webster City cranked out eight of them Thursday night and claimed nine of the 14 weights to cruise by Woodward-Granger, 51-22, in a non-conference dual. After splitting the opening eight bouts — the dual began at 145 pounds — WCHS rode the light ...

Control The Controllables

JEWELL — Winning enough matches to prevail wasn’t the problem. Overcoming those pain in the you-know-what forfeits was. Despite compiling a winning record on the mat (16-10) and cranking out four more pins than its opponents (14-10), the South Hamilton wrestling team walked away with ...

HAWKS STRETCH WIN STREAK TO 5

JEFFERSON — Greene County is already tired of seeing Makena Galetich, and she’s only just gotten started. South Hamilton’s talented point guard has twice tormented the Rams during her freshman season and led the Hawks to a pair of runaway wins. Galetich drained four 3-pointers, ...

BUZZER BEATEN: HAWKS STUNNED

JEFFERSON — The South Hamilton boys’ basketball team played with fire and got burned just as the buzzer blared here Tuesday night. After trailing by as many as 17 points in the second quarter, Greene County mounted a furious rally to draw even in the waning moments and then celebrated ...

BUZZER BEATER! Olson, Lynx stun Go-Hawks

WAVERLY — The moment is never too big for Tyler Olson. Not on the football field, not on the baseball diamond, and after Saturday’s showing, not on the basketball court either. Webster City’s multiple-sport all-state athlete beat the buzzer with a dagger straight to the heart of ...

No. 1 Phetxoumphone a champ at Perry, Lynx fifth

PERRY — The front side of the bracket didn’t go as planned for Brayden Henely, Austin Mason and Jordan Vankham here on Saturday. But the back was a feast, and all three of them were famished. The Webster City trio all lost first-round matches and then combined to go 12-0 with nine pins ...

Big second half carries Cadets past Lynx

Iowa Falls-Alden freshman Ella Sharar caught fire just as Webster City went cold in a North Central Conference girls’ basketball game inside the WCHS gymnasium Saturday afternoon. Sharar rained in 17 of her game-high 21 points in the second half, a 16-minute stretch in which the Cadets ...

ICE. COLD. NIGHT.

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

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 ...

Swenson reaches 100 career wins, improves to 22-0 on season with 2 pins

BELMOND — Lane Swenson checked one goal off here Tuesday night, as he joined an elite group of the best wrestlers to ever step onto the mat for South Hamilton. The Hawks’ third-ranked (Class 1A) 170-pounder reached 100 career victories and improved to 22-0 on the season with a pair of ...

NETS SIZZLE

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

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

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

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 ...