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Miller named to all-NCC hoops 3rd team

WEBSTER CITY — Webster City’s leader at the offensive end of the floor and on the glass throughout the season, senior forward Jenna Miller recently earned all-conference recognition from the North Central Conference coaches. Miller, a three-year varsity contributor for the Lynx, was ...

IT’S A FAMILY

Cam Phetxoumphone was breathing hard, his eyes shifting from side to side as he stood in the tunnel of Wells Fargo Arena Friday night. His Class 2A 113-pound semifinal win over West Delaware’s Carson Less hadn’t even been updated on Track Wrestling yet and I was already asking him to shift ...

ONE BAD MATCH-UP

HUMBOLDT — Third verse, same as the first. The second one too, for that matter. No matter how you try to spin it or dissect it, Humboldt is simply a bad match-up for Webster City, a fact that was proven yet again in the third meeting of the season on Monday in a Class 3A Substate 2 ...

CAM IS THE MAN

DES MOINES — With his left nostril plugged to keep it from oozing blood following a six-minute scrap, Cam Phetxoumphone walked off the Wells Fargo Arena floor Saturday night with one arm draped around Webster City head coach Chad Hisler and the other high in the air, his hand flashing two ...

A star in the making, Doolittle takes 3rd at 106

WEBSTER CITY — Carson Doolittle stood just off the Wells Fargo Arena floor and watched the Class 2A 106-pound state championship match Saturday night with a lot of what-ifs running through his mind. It could have been him. He thought it should have been him. Doolittle’s dream of ...

STATE 2 FOR 1: Thompson reaches 100 wins, snags medal at 195

DES MOINES — The black sleeve that went from the middle of Trevor Thompson’s right thigh to his calf covered the massive amount of swelling that circled the knee. It wasn’t good the further you traveled south on that leg either. A high ankle sprain — an injury that routinely takes ...

WCHS hopes to turn tables on Humboldt in 3A substate quarterfinal

WEBSTER CITY — A favorite opinion of coaches is that it’s always hard to beat a team three times in the same season. Webster City boys’ basketball head coach Marty McKinney has certainly spouted those words over the years. He’s hopeful that mantra will be proven correct this evening, ...

Lynx bury 12 3-pointers, end regular season with win over Bulldogs, 66-60

HAMPTON — A balanced offense that featured three scorers in double figures and six players with at least seven points propelled the Webster City boys’ basketball team to a second consecutive victory in its regular season finale here Friday night. The Lynx ripped the nets for 12 ...

THE LITTLE GIANTS

WEBSTER CITY — Cam Phetxoumphone looked at his 113-pound state tournament bracket once and that was it. He doesn’t intend to look at it again either. The opponent? It doesn’t matter to Webster City’s junior state champion. They’re just obstacles standing in his way of another gold ...

NEVER COUNT GREENFIELD OUT

DES MOINES — Brent Greenfield may be down, but he’s never out. Forget the score, forget how much time remains, forget everything. If the South Hamilton junior 182-pounder is still standing, he’s always got a chance. He’s wrestling’s version of a chip and a chair. “Every ...

Seniors, Stuhr guide Lynx past Boone, 57-46

WEBSTER CITY — Playing in front of their home fans for the final time, Webster City seniors Tyler Olson, Trey Lyons and Tavis Eklund stepped into the spotlight and shined last night. The trio combined for 31 points and contributed key components in the Lynx 57-46 victory over ...

ALL ABOUT THE GOLD

WEBSTER CITY — Cam Phetxoumphone’s expression was icy as he stood just steps outside of the Webster City wrestling practice room Tuesday afternoon. The 2020 state champion has a big week in front of him, but as he sees it he has just one mission. To dominate. “I don’t know, ...

Algona comes to life late in win over Lynx

ALGONA — Good teams find a way to get it done. And, right now, there might not be a better boys’ basketball team in the North Central Conference than Algona. Coming off a victory over ninth-ranked (Class 3A) Clear Lake last week, the Bulldogs trailed Webster City throughout most of ...

Hawks’ season ends with 4th straight loss

SHEFFIELD — Trying to reinvent the wheel at any point is difficult, and trying to do it in the final weeks of the season is virtually impossible. The South Hamilton girls’ basketball team knows that now. The struggles that the Hawks have faced since starting point guard and leading ...

WCHS girls struggle in season-ending loss to Spencer

SPENCER — Sometimes there are nights that everyone would like to forget, and last night just happened to be one of them for the Webster City girls’ basketball team. That it occurred in the postseason only adds salt to the wound. Outmatched at both ends of the floor by a taller, ...

THE HUNTERS

JEWELL — South Hamilton’s four state qualifying wrestlers — Keyton Remsburg (113 pounds), second-ranked Lane Swenson (170), Brent Greenfield (182) and fourth-ranked Trevor Thompson (195) — were either kneeling on the mat or completely sprawled out, and all were drenched in sweat as ...

ROLL ON, HAWKS

JEWELL — The postseason is where the South Hamilton boys’ basketball team eats, and on Monday the Hawks were mighty hungry. With appearances in the substate round in six of the last seven seasons — not to mention three trips to the state tournament over that span — South Hamilton ...

THE JOURNEY BEGINS

WEBSTER CITY — A long road trip awaits the Webster City girls’ basketball team in its postseason opener this evening. Fresh off arguably its best performance of the season in a 38-22 win over South Hardin last Thursday, the Lynx (3-15) will trek to the northwest to Spencer to take on ...

THOMPSON TO PLAY FOOTBALL AT UPPER IOWA

JEWELL — With his curly locks and his constant smile, Trevor Thompson comes across as a happy-go-lucky, down-to-Earth high school kid. Throw a football helmet over that shaggy hair though and another person emerges. The smile disappears, and the punisher appears. “He’s physical, I ...

‘IT’S ABOUT TIME’

NEW HAMPTON — Lathered in sweat, Chase Rattenborg was walking out of the New Hampton High School gymnasium Saturday afternoon when he cocked his head to the side and, with a small grin on his face, uttered three poignant words. He repeated them for effect. “It’s about time,” he ...