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2021 DFJ FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: KELLY STOAKES

BY TROY BANNING tbanning@freemanjournal.net WEBSTER CITY — Kelly Stoakes sits inside the third base dugout and stares out at an empty softball field as the powerful July sun bakes the dirt and grass. It’s a field she’s owned, metaphorically speaking, for the past four seasons and ...

DFJ MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: THE FINALISTS

Brock Galetich, senior, South Hamilton Being the rah-rah guy just isn’t Brock Galetich’s style. He prefers to lead by example, and what an example he provided in each of the three sports he played for South Hamilton as a senior. All-district and all-state in football. A two-time Heart ...

2021 DFJ FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: THE FINALISTS

Kate Barkema, sophomore, South Hamilton A four-sport athlete, Kate Barkema was a varsity contributor on the volleyball and basketball courts, the track and on the softball diamond for South Hamilton during the 2020-21 school year. She’s got talent in every sport she plays, but on the ...

League champ Lynx grab 10 all-NCC honors

WEBSTER CITY — The Webster City baseball team’s dominance on the diamond inside the North Central Conference carried over to the postseason honors handed out by the league’s coaches. And just like many of the games, it wasn’t even a fair fight. Coming off its second straight ...

Thompson captains North defense at Shrine Bowl

CEDAR FALLS — Trevor Thompson was able to put his South Hamilton football helmet on one final time inside the UNI-Dome Saturday night, as he helped the North team earn a victory at the Shrine Bowl. The annual all-star game that features the top senior football players in the state went to ...

THE DREAM ENDS IN 9

WEBSTER CITY — Devon Stoakes didn’t even want to look. Positioned near first base, he crouched down and stared into an empty right field while, behind him, the Waverly-Shell Rock players celebrated mosh-pit style between the mound and home plate late Wednesday night at Lynx Field. That ...