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2015 DFJ FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: HANNAH MYERS

WEBSTER CITY - Truth be told, there was a time when Hannah Myers was going to say goodbye to volleyball. Why? Because she wasn't very good, at least she didn't think so.Stuck on the second- and sometimes third-team roster during middle school, Myers intended to relax when the fall came around ...

Lawson places seventh at one of biggest national freestyle tournaments

WEBSTER CITY - Webster City sophomore-to-be Cooper Lawson made a big splash on the national wrestling stage last week.Wrestling freestyle in the cadet division at 285 pounds, Lawson placed seventh at the ASICS/Vaughan Junior and Cadet Nationals - one of the nation's largest freestyle and ...

Hawks’ Lucas, Hegland land on HOIC first team

WEBSTER CITY - The South Hamilton softball team picked up four all-Heart of Iowa Conference honors, including a pair of spots on the first team, it was recently announced.Senior outfielder Kayla Lucas and junior catcher Alyssa Hegland were recognized as elite players by being placed on the ...

Rampage hauls in six of 13 awards given by SPFL

WEBSTER CITY - Following a successful season that included a run to the Southern Plains Football League semifinals, the Midwest Rampage received a slew of postseason accolades.The Rampage collected six of the 13 awards handed out by the league at a banquet held in Fairmont, Minn., on Sunday.The ...

WILL POWER

BOONE - Webster City was good in its Class 3A District 4 semifinal appearance on a sweltering evening where the heat index hovered in the triple digits on Friday.But Perry senior Will Whiton was just a little bit better.Whiton, a South Dakota State football recruit who has been named all-state ...

Anderson, Myers, Flaws, Nerland all on NCC first team

WEBSTER CITY - Webster City might not have won the North Central Conference softball title this summer, but the Lynx earned the respect of a champion.Webster City joined league winner Fort Dodge St. Edmond with four players on the all-conference first team, it was announced recently. Runner-up ...

THE END OF AN ERA AT NE HAMILTON

This is a column I've had a year to write and, believe me, I've tried on multiple occasions. But where do I start? What do I say? Is there anything I can say that will make anyone feel better?The doors at Northeast Hamilton High School are officially closed. The Trojan logo that I have pulled ...

’DOGS DO BITE

STORY CITY - Trey Woodall was rolling Tuesday evening. A pop-out to shallow left field tracked down by shortstop Caleb Olson and a roller to Colton Griffin at second base. Just a couple of pitches into the fifth inning and he already had two outs.Some 20 minutes and many, many ... many ...

Lynx want to forget regular season finale

WEBSTER CITY - It's a good thing the Webster City baseball team needed to quickly move on and focus on the postseason following Tuesday's regular season finale against Boone at Lynx Field.The Toreadors made sure it was an outing the purple and gold would like to forget.Taking advantage of seven ...

CAL scores early, sends Trojans out of postseason

BELMOND - Two first-inning errors led to two unearned runs for CAL, and that's all the Cadets needed to send Northeast Hamilton packing from the postseason here Tuesday evening.CAL pitcher Austin Guerrero made the two-run lead hold up, as he tossed a complete-game six-hitter in a 2-1 win over ...

Persistence pays off

IOWA FALLS - Strike out, strike out and the always popular ground into a double play with the bases loaded - that was Collin Oswald's night at the plate as he dug in once more in the seventh inning Monday night.Twice he'd failed to deliver a hit when runners were in scoring position. But he ...

‘Special’ loss

WEBSTER CITY - Forty-eight minutes in at times unbearable heat came down to one play that took less than 20 seconds from beginning to end.But that was long enough - and "special" enough - to quickly halt the season Saturday evening.Clinging to an 18-15 lead with under 6 minutes remaining, the ...

Staying in the present helps Hawks fly by CGD in district opener

STORY CITY - Let's play one more game.It sounds simple enough, and for the time being it's all the players on the South Hamilton baseball team are thinking about.The mantra worked Saturday night, as the Hawks opened up Class 2A District 13 play with a mild upset over Clarion-Goldfield-Dows, ...

No. 7 Panthers rely on 8th-grade pitcher to silence Hawks’ bats

MANLY - South Hamilton's postseason had been all about its destructive offense leading up to Friday's Class 2A Region 3 semifinal against seventh-ranked Central Springs.Leave it to an eighth grader to change the narrative.Nothing - not a blooper, a bleeder, a squib, a liner, a bomb - fell for ...

Ghosts Revisited

WEBSTER CITY - Many of the same struggles and inconsistencies that plagued Webster City in late May and early June decided to reappear Wednesday night at Lynx Field.Head coach Mark Fisher and his players hope those bad habits quickly evaporate again rather than linger.An inability to throw ...

PATIENCE AND POWER

SHEFFIELD - Patience and power - one takes discipline and the other comes from talent and an awful lot of hard work.South Hamilton showed it's got both in Wednesday's Class 2A Region 3 quarterfinal against West Fork and the end result was a second postseason blowout in as many nights.Nine more ...

Lynx season ends at hands of NCC rival Humboldt in 4A regional quarters

HUMBOLDT - Already sitting on a two-run cushion, Humboldt put any potential thoughts of a rally to rest with seven runs in the top of the seventh inning en route to a postseason victory on its home diamond last night.The Wildcats piled up the hits in their last at bat and decisively handled ...

Rivals Rampage, Hawgs play for spot in SPFL championship on Saturday

WEBSTER CITY - Even dating back to the preseason, members of the Midwest Rampage have never shied away from their expectations for the season.They want to win a Southern Plains Football League championship.Period. End of story.And they're just two wins away from meeting those expectations.The ...

THE HIT PARADE

JEWELL - One by one, the South Hamilton players stepped into the batter's box, tapped the plate and stared into the pitcher's circle.And one by one, those players put dents all over the softball.The Hawks proved just how dangerous of a team they can be when locked in offensively during a Class ...