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AMAZING, GRACE

WEBSTER CITY — Grace, that was amazing. Grace Hoversten, Webster City’s lanky senior forward, broke a single-game school record and provided the offensive spark the Lynx needed in overtime to withstand a young and feisty Pocahontas Area squad, 57-47, inside the WCHS gymnasium Tuesday ...

SHOWTIME

WEBSTER CITY — To coin a phrase, this isn’t Marty McKinney 2.0. Webster City’s longtime boys’ basketball coach is almost always going to preach a defense-first approach with a methodical offensive mindset predicated on limiting mistakes and efficiency. But McKinney is also ...

Hawks drop duals to North Polk, W-G

JEWELL — It was pin or be pinned inside the South Hamilton High School gymnasium Tuesday night. The South Hamilton wrestling team opened its season with a pair of dual-meet losses. The Hawks fell to Heart of Iowa Conference rival North Polk, 42-30, and then dropped a 54-24 decision to ...

Hawks lose early lead, game

ROCKWELL CITY — Ahead 21-9 after the first quarter, the South Hamilton boys’ basketball team scored just 20 more points the remainder of the way and watched South Central Calhoun storm on by here Tuesday night. The Titans answered with a 21-4 second-quarter run and forced 33 South ...

Feaker leads SH girls in loss

ROCKWELL CITY — The South Hamilton girls’ basketball team failed to capitalize on its free attempts at putting points on the scoreboard and, consequently, let the game get out of hand here Tuesday night. But it’s not like South Central Calhoun did much better at the free throw line, ...

TIME TO SCRAP

WEBSTER CITY — If you’re wondering what to expect from Webster City’s wrestling lineup that is packed with youth and inexperience, just know this — you’re not alone. Head coach Chad Hisler finds himself in the same boat. Of the 14 individuals scheduled to take the mat for the ...

THUNDER THIEF

WEBSTER CITY — What could possibly be better than a buzzer beater? Try two buzzer beaters on for size. That’s what Leah Kasch accomplished inside the WCHS gymnasium Saturday evening, and just how happy was she with her improbable feat? Astronauts standing on the moon would have been ...

WCHS all-time leading scorer McKinney now the lone member of exclusive club

WEBSTER CITY — It was fitting really. A pull-up 3-pointer from the left wing — a shot Taylor McKinney has taken more times than she can count. And when the ball went through the hoop and tickled the net on its way to the ground, she knew. The celebration that ensued in the Webster City ...

Hawks struggle from perimeter in 19-point loss to Collins-Maxwell

JEWELL — A lot of chucking and praying went on inside the South Hamilton High School gymnasium Tuesday night, but the basketball gods weren’t answering. When you live by the 3, the reality is you can die by the 3 as well. South Hamilton’s perimeter-based offense was as icy as the ...

Lynx cough up 12-point first-half lead, fall to Carroll in opener

CARROLL — Coulda shoulda woulda. Webster City coulda rebounded the ball better than it did in its season opening girls’ basketball game Monday night. It shoulda been more secure with the ball. The Lynx woulda won had they done both of those things. Instead, they exited the Carroll ...

Finucan named to Class 4A West all-district team

WEBSTER CITY — Alayna Finucan received a deserved pat on the back from the coaches in the Class 4A West District on Monday. But did the Webster City sophomore get everything that probably should have been coming to her? No, not even close. Following a sophomore season in which she ...

Olson the latest Lynx DB to snag 1st-team all-state honors

WEBSTER CITY — Tailback U? Try again. Go with Secondary U instead. For all of the notoriety the Webster City football program receives for its vaunted rushing attack — and rightfully so — it’s on the defensive side of the ball where the Lynx have become a state powerhouse over the ...

Hawks’ Galetich and Smith honored in Class 1A

WEBSTER CITY — South Hamilton picked up a pair of Class 1A all-state football honors from the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association today. Brock Galetich, a junior defensive back, was named to the second team, while senior defensive lineman Jeremiah Smith scooped up a third-team ...

Finucan secures all-NCC first-team honor

WEBSTER CITY — Alayna Finucan was arguably the top defensive player in the North Central Conference throughout the volleyball season, and she was recently rewarded accordingly. After leading the league in digs and digs per set, both by a wide margin, the Webster City sophomore libero was ...

Phetxoumphone opens season ranked No. 1 at 106 pounds in Class 2A

WEBSTER CITY — Webster City sophomore Camron Phetxoumphone was never going to fly under the radar on the wrestling mat this winter anyway. So, he might as well take the bull’s-eye and run with it. Phetxoumphone is ranked No. 1 at 106 pounds in Class 2A by iawrestle.com. One of the ...

Hawks collect 14 all-district football honors

JEWELL — A runner-up finish behind state quarterfinalist South Central Calhoun in Class 1A District 2 generated 14 all-district honors, eight of which were first-team accolades, for the South Hamilton football team at season’s end. The Hawks put together a 6-3 season, which left them ...

Lynx collect 10 Class 3A District 2 awards, 6 on the top team

WEBSTER CITY — Play after play, game after game, what Connor Hanson accomplished on the football field this fall simply wasn’t normal. Freshmen don’t step between the varsity lines and make a dramatic impact very often. Heck, in Class 3A they rarely even suit up and stand on the ...

AYE AYE, CAPTAIN

WEBSTER CITY — Landon Daniels’ plan was always to be a defensive back at Central College. That path he took to get there, not to mention the playing field, are just different than he envisioned when he graduated from Webster City High School in 2016. But he wouldn’t change his journey. ...

Grove all-state again, exits as Hawks most accomplished XC runner

FORT DODGE — Reality reached Quinton Grove’s brain around the 4,000-meter mark — the dream was dead. But the South Hamilton senior has been around the block long enough to know that there was still plenty he could achieve. That’s mental toughness. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is ...

Humboldt’s Orr the 3A silver medalist again

FORT DODGE — Quinton Orr walked away from Saturday’s state cross country meet feeling accomplished and excited. Orr, a Humboldt junior, secured his second consecutive Class 3A runner-up finish, recording a school-record time of 15:52.1. ADM’s Nate Mueller, also a junior, was the ...