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Volunteer workers needed for 3 upcoming meets in Webster City

WEBSTER CITY — With three upcoming home meets on the schedule, the Webster City cross country program is asking for volunteers to come forward to help make the events successful. Tony Bussan has taken on the role of volunteer director of the meets and he’s hoping there are plenty of ...

From my family to all of you, Thank You!

I’d like to tell you a story, one that will perfectly incapsulate why I have called Webster City my work home for the past 19 years and 11 months. Drake Doering, you are that story and I hope it’s OK that I tell it now. It was Drake’s idea to organize a golf benefit for my family to ...

Balderas exits stage as 1st team all-HOIC pick

JEWELL — South Hamilton’s first winning baseball season in more than a decade produced five all-Heart of Iowa Conference honors at season’s end. Following an 11-9 campaign that included a 6-7 mark and fourth-place finish in the league, the Hawks collected one first-team accolade for ...

Veteran Steen, leader-in-waiting Olson collect all-state honors

WEBSTER CITY — Dylan Steen put a face on the program, one that could provide stability and respect for a team that, quite frankly, looked like it was going to battle through a rebuilding season. Tyler Olson was the secret weapon, someone who head coach Adison Kehoe knew was destined for ...

Unnaturally Natural

WEBSTER CITY — One great game turned into two and then into three. Everyone started to take notice by game No. 4, and one outing later the wow factor had been replaced by a certain expectation. It was a lot to hoist on the shoulders of someone so young, but Kelly Stoakes handled all of it ...

2019 DFJ Male Co-Athlete of the Year: Drake Doolittle and Dylan Steen

WEBSTER CITY — In so many ways, Dylan Steen and Drake Doolittle are different athletes. And in so many ways, they’re exactly the same. Both are multiple-sport standouts, but they soar over the crowd in different disciplines. Steen has the ability to make any athletic endeavor look easy, ...

2019 DFJ Female Athlete of the Year: Zoey Woodle

WEBSTER CITY — Zoey Woodle never got the chance to meet her older sister, Kacie. She was left with stories and memories that weren’t hers to fill the immeasurable void in her life. But on this day, Zoey knows one thing: Her big sis would be proud. All of those early morning drives from ...

Champs Rewarded

WEBSTER CITY — A second outright North Central Conference championship in the past three seasons brought the Webster City baseball team seven all-league accolades. Voted on by the nine NCC head coaches, the teams were released last week. WCHS, which finished the season at 20-10 and ...

Heart of Hawks

BY TROY BANNING tbanning@freemanjournal.net WEBSTER CITY — The battery of Taylor Volkmann and Breanne Diersen have been very good to South Hamilton softball, and, in a way, they’re going out on top. Together. Volkmann, the Hawks’ senior pitcher, and Diersen, her classmate and ...

GOODBYE

SLATER — Caleb Olson made two diving catches look easy Monday evening. Words were much harder for the Webster City senior as reality began to set in while the stands emptied at Nite Hawk Field. All good things end eventually. “You know it’s coming, but it just goes by so fast,” ...

WC native Jim Flaws has No. 1 Carlisle back in 4A semifinals

FORT DODGE — Making a mid-summer pilgrimage to the state softball tournament never gets old for Webster City native Jim Flaws. He hopes to head home later this week toting a shiny new trophy too. And if yesterday’s performance by his top-ranked Carlisle team is any indication, he’s got ...

COMEBACK KIDS

SLATER — Webster City has 243 hits this season and the argument could be made the two biggest came off the same bat against the same team. Sean Carver is The Man, in more ways than one. And Humboldt isn’t likely to forget the Lynx sophomore designated hitter anytime soon. Just nine ...

WELL, HERE WE GO AGAIN

WEBSTER CITY — Would this be considered Round 3 or Round 4? Truth be told, it’s both. North Central Conference rivals Webster City and Humboldt will meet on the baseball diamond for the third time this season and for the fourth time in the past four postseasons this evening. The two will ...

BIG 8: LYNX LOAD UP ON NCC AWARDS

WEBSTER CITY — One of the most successful seasons on the diamond during the Jess Howard era paid dividends in the form of North Central Conference accolades. Webster City received eight all-conference nods, including four of the 14 first-team spots, on the teams that were announced ...

LATE TO THE PARTY

DIKE — The first of two Class 2A District 11 semifinals was scheduled to get underway at 5 p.m. Tuesday evening. Weather forced the first pitch back to 5:30 p.m. South Hamilton showed up sometime around 6 p.m. And Hawks’ head coach Kyle Galetich shouldered the blame. “It is what it ...

TITLE TOWN, 50595

WEBSTER CITY — On Friday, Tyler Olson talked his mom, Tami, into bleaching his hair. He was going for a blond look, but ended up with a golden head of hair against his dark-complected skin. As it turns out, the new ’do was quite fitting. Gold hair to cap a golden season. “I ...

DEVASTATED

WEBSTER CITY — For some players like Atlanta Hopp, the pain was immediate. For others like Leah Kasch, it took a few minutes for the stunning realization to hit home. Hopp wept and Kasch stared blankly ahead, neither quite believing what happened. Sports, ladies and gentlemen. The ...

Walk-off squib hit costs Hawks their season against No. 3 Jesup

JESUP — Harry McMaken stood with his arms draped around seniors Krista Swenson and Leah Jacoby while their four classmates — Cortney Harris, Lily Skartvedt, Breanne Diersen and Taylor Volkmann — completed the circle at the edge of the dirt near right field as the sun set behind them ...