LYNX GIRLS IMPROVE TO 4-2: The Webster City girls’ tennis team ended a two-meet losing streak by sneaking by St. Edmond, 5-4, yesterday in Fort Dodge.

Rihanna Wood, Emma Vansickel and Erin Larson all picked up singles wins for the Lynx. Wood downed Haley Ledford, 8-6, in the No. 2 slot. Vansickel wore down Madison Tarbox and won 9-8 (7-5 tiebreak) at No. 4, and Larson nudged ahead of Mackenzie Scacci, 8-5, at No. 6.

Larson and Sierra Anderson earned an 8-4 doubles victory in the No. 3 slot. The Lynx top doubles team of Wood and Courtney Lampman dusted off Lily Timmerman and Rachael Willerth by the same score.

SH GIRLS 6th AT HOIC MEET: The South Hamilton girls’ golf team posted a 462 and placed sixth at the Heart of Iowa Conference tournament at Cedar Pointe Golf Course in Boone on Wednesday.

Gilbert claimed the team crown with a 414, one stroke better than PCM.

Katelyn Sogard led South Hamilton with a 111. Jenna Woodall (116), Jasmine Hyland (117) and Kenady Campbell (118) also fired counting scores.

HAWK BOYS 3rd: The South Hamilton boys’ golf team shot a 168 and finished third in the five-team Roland-Story Invite on Thursday at River Bend Golf Course in Story City.

The host Norsemen won the tournament with a 154.

Nathan Sogard led the Hawks with a 39 and Colton Coy added a 42.


LYNX GIRLS’ GOLFERS FALL: Led by Brianna Westendorf’s 59, the Webster City girls’ golf team shot a 250 in a North Central Conference dual-meet loss to Clarion-Goldfield-Dows Friday at Oak Ridge Golf Course in Goldfield.

CGD posted a 217. The Cowgirls’ Shanee Tate was the medalist with a 45.

Taylor Elliott and Hayley Koeppen both shot 61 for the Lynx. Maddie Casady added a counting 69.

BALLARD BLANKS LYNX: A state semifinalist a season ago, the Ballard girls’ tennis team looks even better this spring, so says Webster City coach Erica Munkel after the Bombers blanked her squad, 11-0, in Huxley on Friday.

WCHS won just 13 games and never more than three in a set.

“It’s challenging to play against people that you know are so good, but it makes you play better, too. So it was a great experience,” Munkel said.