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Patience and Pain

CLARION — It was probably a little painful, but the Webster City softball team really didn’t have to do a heck of a lot offensively to cruise to victory in its final North Central Conference contest of the season here Wednesday night. Patience was a virtue, and it led to quite a few ...

Olson piles up 7 RBIs, Lynx thump CGD in 4

CLARION — Will there be a North Central Conference baseball champion crowned this summer? That’s the question with no answer currently as the regular season enters the homestretch over the next two weeks. Iowa Falls-Alden hasn’t played since June 17 due to a COVID-19-related ...

Grady supplies walk-off double, Hawks end 4-game skid

JEWELL — In command throughout most of Wednesday’s Heart of Iowa Conference softball tussle against Prairie City-Monroe, South Hamilton stepped to the plate in the bottom of the seventh inning trailing for the first time. But rather than wallow in the fact that the lead was lost in the ...

HAWKS HAMMER PCM FOR 2ND TIME

JEWELL — The sequel matched up pretty well to the original, and South Hamilton is hopeful that the final installment in the trilogy later this month will be equally satisfying. For the second time, the Hawks pummeled Heart of Iowa Conference rival Prairie City-Monroe, 10-0 in 5 innings, ...

PREP DIAMOND BRIEFS

LYNX JV NOW 7-1: A big three-game stretch from Delainey Bargfrede helped the Webster City junior varsity softball team improve to 7-1 overall and 6-0 in the North Central Conference. Bargfrede blasted two hits, including a home run, and drove in three runs in a 12-0 rout of Iowa Falls-Alden ...

UNBELIEVABLE

WEBSTER CITY — Tyler Olson was staring at several less-than-ideal milestones while he slowly walked to the plate as darkness enveloped Lynx Field Tuesday night. First pitching loss in more than a year — 370 days, if you’re looking for an exact figure. First pitching loss to a ...

EVERYBODY HITS

WEBSTER CITY — Hits, hits, more hits and even more hits — Webster City showed that generating offense isn’t a problem Monday night at Lynx Field. But defense and the ability to finish off contests strong, well, those are different stories. Ten different players joined the offensive ...

At long, long … long last

JEWELL — Fastballs are like Thanksgiving dinner to the South Hamilton baseball team, and Game 1 of Monday’s doubleheader against North Polk was a massive feast. And nobody was more stuffed at game’s end than Carter Hewitt. The South Hamilton junior pounded four doubles, part of a ...

No. 8 North Polk piles up 25 hits, takes two from Hawks

ALLEMAN — Eighth-ranked (Class 3A) North Polk wasted no time in taking control of both ends of a Heart of Iowa Conference doubleheader against South Hamilton here Monday night, as the Comets rolled to a pair of run-rule shortened victories. North Polk (8-1, 5-1 HOIC) exploded for seven ...

AREA BRIEFS

BRADLEY ONLINE BENEFIT ENDS TODAY: The online fundraiser for Webster City High School graduate Katie (Niggemeyer) Bradley will end this evening when raffle drawings for two halves of a hog will be held on Facebook. Raffle tickets can still be purchased prior to the drawings — $10 for one ...

MIDDLE INNINGS MAGIC

IOWA FALLS — Less than 48 hours after a stinging 6-5, 9-inning loss to second-ranked (Class 3A) Humboldt, the Webster City softball team had one mission in its return to the diamond here Friday night. OK, Kelly Stoakes, what specifically was that mission? “We just wanted to come out ...

Hawks unable to solve offensive woes in loss

GILBERT — Once lethal, the South Hamilton bats have gone virtually silent over the past two weeks. After scoring 27 runs in their opening two games, both wins, the Hawks have put up just two runs over their last three contests, all losses. “We’ve come to the conclusion that we deal ...

Tigers reel off 7-run frame to pull away from Hawks

GILBERT — Close through four innings, Gilbert exploded for seven runs in the fifth and added three more in the sixth to end its Heart of Iowa Conference clash with South Hamilton an inning early here Friday night. The Tigers (5-2, 4-1 HOIC) belted 13 hits during their 14-4 win over the ...

Instant Classic: No. 2 ’Cats win 9-inning thriller over No. 15 Lynx

HUMBOLDT — The postgame meeting in right field was quiet and quick, and the Webster City players quickly, and silently, collected their belongings from the dugout and trudged toward the bus Wednesday night. Head coach Jess Howard didn’t leave the field immediately though. She stood ...

Klaver’s grand slam not enough for Lynx to overcome deficit against Humboldt

HUMBOLDT — The North Central Conference standings weren’t in play here Wednesday night, but if the Webster City baseball team learned one thing it’s that claiming a second straight league title is going to be anything but a walk in the park. Humboldt (3-1) took advantage of some early ...

Eagles score quickly, never trail in baseball win over Hawks

JEWELL — Opponents are jumping on the South Hamilton baseball team early on and head coach Kyle Galetich can’t put his finger on the reason. For the second straight game, the Hawks gave up a crooked number in the first inning Wednesday night at the Mike Penning Athletic Complex and it ...

Grady goes yard for SH softball in loss to Saydel

JEWELL — The South Hamilton softball team had plenty of offense at the Mike Penning Athletic Complex Wednesday night, but a sub-par defensive performance proved costly in a 17-7, 6-inning Heart of Iowa Conference loss to Saydel. The Eagles (4-5, 2-3 HOIC) took advantage of six Hawk ...

DIAMOND BRIEFS

BALLARD HANDLES LYNX IN 6: Playing four games in four days caught up to the Webster City baseball team last night at Lynx Field in Webster City. A weary WCHS club committed seven defensive errors, allowed seven free passes on walks and conjured up just one base hit in an 11-1, 6-inning ...

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER

WEBSTER CITY — An opposing pitcher is probably never going to look at Webster City junior Trey Lyons and get worried. Lyons isn’t big, he’s not brash, and he’s certainly not cocky. But that quiet kid sitting in the No. 8 hole in the Lynx lineup can hit. After taking a three-year ...