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AMES - Drive for show, putt for dough - one of golf's oldest cliches and yet, so often, it's right on the money.For whatever reason - be it the saturated greens from the previous night's heavy rains or the fact that the pressure was ramped up a notch - the putting strokes that had guided the ...

LUCKY 13: Lynx come to life in 2nd half, sweep season series from Cadets

WEBSTER CITY - Craig Signorin didn't sugarcoat things for his players Friday evening at Lynx Field. He told them exactly what he thought."I told the guys at halftime that we were lucky to be up," Signorin said. "The first 25 to 30 minutes (of the match) were embarrassing. We just didn't come to ...

Gilbert’s 17th goal of season not enough, WCHS girls fall

IOWA FALLS - The rust that comes from a 13-day layoff was evident on the pitch here Friday evening, as the Webster City girls' soccer team fell behind early and could never catch up.Iowa Falls-Alden (6-5) scores less than 4 minutes into the match and controlled possession throughout on its way ...

Comets serve and volley way past Lynx

WEBSTER CITY - North Polk dominated singles and cruised to a girls' tennis dual-meet victory over Webster City Friday afternoon at the WCHS courts.Backed by five wins in six singles bouts, the Comets won two of three doubles contests to secure the 7-2 victory.WCHS had three junior varsity ...

Pruismann’s PR in 400 hurdles lands him Class 1A state bid

Kyle Pruismann had never run faster than 59 seconds in the 400-meter hurdles prior to Friday evening's Class 1A State Qualifying Meet in Northwood.But unique things can often happen when a career is on the line.Not ready to hang up his spikes just yet, the Northeast Hamilton senior sprinted ...

Hawks live to fight another day, place 3rd at 2A sectional meet

CARROLL - The reigning Class 2A state champions weren't ready to abdicate their throne Friday afternoon at the par-71 Carroll Country Club.And so they play on.The South Hamilton Hawks kept their season alive for at least a few more days, as they finished third at a Class 2A sectional tournament ...

Lynx will litter field events at state track meet

GILBERT - With the rain pelting her in the face with each and every attempt, Hannah Myers knew competing in the high jump was going to be as much mental as it was physical last night.Would she slip? Would her approach be too slow? Would everyone else struggle too?Those were the types of ...

WCHS boys qualify in six events, Zahn and Hoveland each in three

GILBERT - It didn't take Tanner Hoveland long to fly down the water-logged track last night, and waiting for him with their arms open were some happy teammates.Webster City wasn't expected to earn a shuttle hurdle relay automatic berth into next week's state track and field meet, but one great ...

FOCUSED PERFECTION

WEBSTER CITY - Playing bad was frustrating enough. But playing bad while his twin brother flourished and won an individual North Central Conference title? That left Alec Fuhs in a sleepless rage as Monday turned into Tuesday.And then he went out and let his clubs do the talking.Just 24 hours ...

Spots in state track and field meet on the line today

WEBSTER CITY - Drake Stadium and the blue oval - those two things will be on the minds of runners, jumpers and throwers from border to border and in all corners of the state today.State Qualifying Meets will be held in all four classes. Webster City's track and field teams will travel to ...

Solid in singles, WCHS boys snag dual win

WEBSTER CITY - A concentrated effort on dominating the singles matches led to an easy Webster City dual-meet victory Tuesday afternoon at the WCHS courts.The Lynx won five of the six singles bouts and went on to dispose of Hampton-Dumont, 7-2."Our singles play was quite a bit better than (in ...

New faces help Lynx girls take down Bulldogs

HAMPTON - Playing without varsity regulars Courtney Lampman and Olivia Tasler, the Webster City girls' tennis team called upon several new faces to have an impact against Hampton-Dumont here on Tuesday.Consider it done.The new doubles team of Megan Carpenter and Erin Larson picked up a victory ...

LYNX BRING HOME ALL THE NCC HARDWARE

ALGONA - Perhaps the most unassuming player on Webster City's all-star roster, John Ferrell certainly knows when it's time to buckle down and play his best golf.He's been doing it for three years.For some reason, the North Central Conference tournament brings out the best in the senior, who ...

CAL-ASSIC

IOWA FALLS - As busy as he was, Cal Zahn didn't have the time to stop and think as the North Central Conference track and field meet went on around him Monday evening.Yes, it was cold. Yes, it was windy. And, yes, the field was solid. But did any of that bother Zahn? Not at all.Competing in the ...

16 STRONG: Lynx show resiliency, rewarded with third at NCC meet

FORT DODGE - You can't coach heart.Webster City girls' track and field coach Clint Howard may have called the plays - and plenty of audibles - at Monday's North Central Conference meet, but it was the resiliency of his small squad that enabled the Lynx to climb all the way up to third in the ...

Ninth the landing spot for Hawk girls, boys at HOIC

DES MOINES - Medals were hard to come by for the South Hamilton girls' and boys' track teams at Monday's Heart of Iowa Conference meet, as both squads placed ninth in their respective 10-team fields.Gilbert took home all the team hardware. The Tiger boys piled up 153 points to comfortably beat ...

BRIEFS

NO. 10 LYNX COLLECT 12TH WIN: A strong first half despite being at the mercy of the 30-plus miles per hour wind gusts propelled the 10th-ranked (Class 2A) Webster City boys' soccer team to its 12th victory of the season on Monday in Garner.The Lynx ripped off three goals in the match's initial ...

Give ’em the boot

WEBSTER CITY - It had been 10 months since Chuck Tack put on a football helmet and stepped onto the field prior to Saturday afternoon. He was so far removed from the sport that he had trouble locating his gear before making the long trek from his Nebraska home to town to play for the Midwest ...

Elliott captures Modified feature at HC Speedway

WEBSTER CITY - Racers set a quick pace and used all of the lanes on the fast track at the Hamilton County Speedway on Saturday, as 86 drivers kept the crowd cheering through side-by-side action that frequently led to lead changes and unexpected endings.The most dramatic win of the evening came ...

Third-ranked Lynx remain perfect, Fuhs twins go 1-2 at Kuemper

CARROLL - Forty-two teams have now taken a crack and all 42 have left empty-handed.Beating the third-ranked (Class 3A) Webster City boys' golf team is obviously easier said than done.And the scary part for all future opponents? The Lynx (42-0) are only getting better.Buoyed by the four best ...