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Whitmore narrowly misses spot in 3A 100-meter final

DES MOINES — It takes an average human being 300 to 400 milliseconds to blink. What does that have to do with the State Track and Field Championships? Bear with me. Not one of the favorites to contend for a spot in the Class 3A 100-meter dash final, Webster City junior Garrett Whitmore ...

SH girls’ shuttle hurdle relay a respectable 10th in 2A

DES MOINES — There was a smile on Hailey Cavan’s face, but a tint of sadness in her eyes as she stood outside Drake Stadium yesterday morning. On one hand, the South Hamilton junior was pleased with her group’s performance in the Class 2A shuttle hurdle relay on the opening day of the ...

Ferrell misses state golf bid by one shot

SPENCER — If you play golf, then you’ll completely understand this: Golf is oftentimes unfair. It can be mean too. All of the above might come close to explaining why one of the best players in Class 3A will not be in the state tournament field next week. Webster City senior ...

Lynx Soccer Briefs

LYNX BOYS BLANK ’CATS: Isaac Bernard scored two goals in his final match at Lynx Field, as he led the Webster City boys’ soccer team to a 2-0 victory over Humboldt yesterday evening in Webster City. Jorge Alvayero fed Bernard a through ball in the 20th minute to stake WCHS (10-7) to a ...

Lynx see plenty of medal-winning opportunities on blue oval

WEBSTER CITY — Garrett Whitmore is a Webster City school-record-holding hurdler. He’s actually one of the best hurdlers in all of Class 3A and a favorite to leave the state track and field meet on Friday with a hurdle medal. There’s just one catch: The WCHS junior is adamant that he ...

HAY’S 2ND CHANCE

WEBSTER CITY — Hit. The Board. As a long jumper, how hard can it be, right? Perfect your steps, sprint down the runway, take off as you hit the board and let gravity take care of the rest. Yeah, advanced trigonometry, that should be easy too. Not quite. Webster City junior Ashlyn ...

4-sport star Woodle not ready to say goodbye

WEBSTER CITY — Looking too far into the future is the last thing Zoey Woodle wants to do right now. It’s too hard, too raw to think about what life will be like outside of a Webster City sports uniform. That’s who Woodle is, that’s what she knows. Four seasons, four sports, and ...

Alvayero’s PK pushes Lynx past GHV

GARNER —The Webster City boys’ soccer team made a foul in the box and subsequent penalty kick stand up and the result was the end of a three-match losing streak here on Tuesday. Jorge Alvayero blasted the penalty kick past Garner-Hayfield/Ventura goalkeeper Landon Dalbeck in the 25th ...

Lynx 0-4 at 1A regional

WATERLOO — The Webster City girls’ tennis team saw its season end at yesterday’s Class 1A Region 4 singles and doubles tournament hosted by Waterloo Columbus. The Lynx were unable to come up with a victory, but it wasn’t for a lack of effort. The freshman doubles team of Kayley ...

THE CONTENDERS

JEWELL — Logan Peters quietly chuckled as Quinton Grove shifted uncomfortably from one foot to the other as they stood just inches from one another on the South Hamilton High School track Monday afternoon. Grove, a junior, didn’t want to answer the question, even as Peters prodded him ...

Skartvedt’s confidence at all-time high following late surge

JEWELL — The middle of April was filled with frustration for Lily Skartvedt, South Hamilton’s senior discus thrower who just couldn’t quite put it all together. The Bengal Relays in Gilbert on April 15: 92 feet, 7 inches. South Hamilton’s own George Abell Hawkette Relays on April ...

Harris steps into spotlight, helps Hawks advance by the slimmest of margins

STATE CENTER — Cortney Harris has ridden in the backseat as Krista Swenson and Katelyn Sogard drove the car and rode shotgun all spring for the South Hamilton girls’ golf team. That changed on Monday and it was exactly what the Hawks needed. Harris had arguably her finest round of ...

Johnson rips off 7 goals, GHV handles Lynx 8-1

WEBSTER CITY — For the second time in as many meetings this season, Chloe Johnson turned the Webster City defensive zone into her personal playground. After piling up five goals in a victory over the Lynx last month, Johnson, a sophomore, erupted for seven in the second encounter and she ...

Lynx Briefs: Girls Tennis, Boys Soccer

LYNX GIRLS TENNIS FALLS: Freshmen Kayley Wibholm and Mackenzie Burney had the best performances of their budding careers in the regular season finale for the Webster City girls’ tennis team Monday afternoon in Fort Dodge. The Lynx dropped a dual meet to St. Edmond, 8-1. Wibholm, ...

ELITE 8: Lynx boys pile up state bids

CHARLES CITY — Chad Hisler didn’t hide his focus on the team championship banner in the days leading up to Friday’s Class 3A State Qualifying Meet. It was important to the Webster City boys’ track and field head coach, and he made sure it was important to his athletes as well. That ...

OWN IT

WEBSTER CITY — One fluke mishap, that’s all it was. A momentary lapse, an unlucky deflection, no more than two seconds in a match of 4,800 seconds, that’s all it took to undo all of the good that had transpired. And in the end, it decided the match. The Webster City boys’ soccer ...

Peters survives 2A state qualifier gauntlet, heads to state in 4 events

STATE CENTER — The last four steps were the toughest for Logan Peters here Friday night. And can you blame him? The South Hamilton senior had just run the gauntlet and survived to celebrate it. Peters ran 21⁄2 miles — truth be told, he sprinted most of it — and qualified for the ...

Hawk golfers survive, advance

PARKERSBURG — Three scores in the 80s helped put the South Hamilton boys’ golf team in contention to advance out of Friday’s Class 2A sectional tournament at Legend Trail Golf Club. The Hawks posted a 358 and placed third, which was good enough to move on to this Friday’s district ...

Briefs: Lynx girls soccer, girls and boys tennis

CADETS HANDLE LYNX, 6-1: Iowa Falls-Alden scored four goals in the first half and rolled to a 6-1 victory over Webster City in a girls’ soccer match Friday evening in Iowa Falls. Alyssa Boomsa and Emma Olberding both scored two first-half goals for the Cadets (6-6). Autumn Schott and Gabs ...