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No. 8 Lynx efficiently smack Cadets, move to 7-1

IOWA FALLS - The night was over for Webster City's starters when offensive lineman Cooper Lawson turned to spinback Drew Fielder on the sideline and stuck the metaphorical knife in his side."Cooper said to me that I should have broken my thumb earlier in the year," Fielder said while laughing ...

This Lynx team has exceeded all of my expectations

I'll admit it: Two months ago, I would have said you were either crazy or foolishly loyal if you would've told me that Webster City would go into Week 9 of the football season with a chance to win a second straight Class 3A District 2 title.There were too many holes to fill off last season's ...

Klemp rushes for school-record 291 yards, Hawks roll

JEWELL - Logan Klemp has played at half speed, if even that, since he suffered a rib injury during Week 1 of the football season way back in late August.He's still not fully healed, but even at 85 percent he showed just how good he can be at Taylor Field Friday night.Aided by an offensive line ...

Lynx clipped by four ranked teams at Johnston

JOHNSTON - The Webster City volleyball team concluded its regular season with a difficult stretch of matches at Saturday's Johnston Invite.The Lynx were swept, 2-0, by four ranked teams - No. 3 (5A) West Des Moines Valley, No. 5 (3A) Dike-New-Hartford, No. 10 (5A) West Des Moines Dowling and ...

Think No. 8 Lynx are just an offensive team? Think again

WEBSTER CITY - It was just two months ago when Bob Howard had absolutely no idea what to expect with his Webster City football team's defense.Could it be solid? He thought maybe. But was the unit also littered with question marks? You better believe it.Youth and inexperience were the ...

Lynx denied 3rd straight NCC comeback win

WEBSTER CITY - A third comeback victory was probably too much to ask for.The composure and physical stamina the Webster City volleyball team showed in rallying for five-set North Central Conference victories over Fort Dodge St. Edmond and Clear Lake in recent weeks simply wasn't available last ...

Hawks take care of Gilbert in 4 sets in battle of ranked teams

GILBERT - The 14th-ranked (Class 2A) South Hamilton volleyball team picked up the signature victory its been searching for all fall on the final night of the regular season here last night.Not a bad way to get ready for the postseason.Behind a powerful blocking performance and 13 service aces, ...

GO FOR BROKE

HAMPTON - With nothing left in the tank, it took Tyler Bultena more than a few minutes to catch his breath as he hung around the finish line at Maynes Grove Tuesday evening.But that was a good thing. Why? Because it told Bultena that he had given his all. And, really, what more could he ask ...

Ebrecht, Piper lead way for Lynx girls; Humboldt champs again

HAMPTON - The runners hadn't even gone 50 meters of the 5-kilometer race, but it was already over.There were 50 competitors in the field, but 49 of them were already competing for second place before anyone even had a chance to blink.It was the Bryce Gidel show. Again.Humboldt's uber-talented ...

Senior Night a breeze for Hawks

JEWELL - One by one, Rusty Wintermote took his three seniors off the floor, much to the enjoyment of the players themselves and the appreciative fans that stood and clapped Tuesday night.First was Emilee Wiese. Next came Alissa Moss. And, finally, Ady Wintermote trotted to the sideline where ...

Best of the rest

DES MOINES - It was a race for second, but the fourth-ranked (Class 2A) South Hamilton boys' cross country team knew that long before its runners stepped to the line and awaited the gun here Monday afternoon.With fifth-ranked (3A) Gilbert so far out in front of the rest of the field, the Hawks ...

Austin leader of SH girls’ pack, team eighth at HOIC

DES MOINES - The girls' final leaderboard probably left some fans rubbing their eyes in bewilderment here following Monday's Heart of Iowa Conference meet.Second-ranked (Class 3A) Gilbert was the favorite before the race began, but it was unranked North Polk that stole the show and went home ...

Brake for no one

WEBSTER CITY - In 23 seconds of game time, Payton Kannuan took everyone on an excursion through his wide array of talents.A quick cut. Precise vision of his surroundings. A burst of speed that left everyone in the dust. The ability to take a hit and keep on moving to the house. And, finally, a ...

Barquist takes starring role in Hawks’ win over Ogden

OGDEN - Fairly or unfairly, quarterbacks shoulder the majority of the blame when things aren't going well on the football field.South Hamilton signal caller Blake Barquist has dealt with the ups and downs of playing the position over the past two seasons. And through it all, he's kept his poise ...

Wintermote now in a club of one

HAMPTON - It was vintage Ady Wintermote - a high set, a soaring leap on the left side of the floor and a slam cross court. She'd done it 999 times before, to be exact.But the No. 1,000 is special for a volleyball hitter and it put the South Hamilton senior in an exclusive club in which she is ...

Lynx don’t intend to let foot off gas now

WEBSTER CITY - Two big weeks with postseason implications on the line, two big wins for the Webster City football team.It would be understandable - perhaps even expected - if the 10th-ranked (Class 3A) Lynx took their foot off the gas pedal when they face a Perry team that is winless in ...

No shame in 2nd

JEWELL - The hard truth is this - the Gilbert boys' cross country team is literally and figuratively in a class above South Hamilton, that was abundantly clear at yesterday's rainy and sunny Jim Klein Invitational at the Jewell Golf and County Club.And there's no shame in that.Gilbert, ranked ...

Late add to the Jim Klein Invite field allows WCHS to get in a time trial

JEWELL - The Webster City cross country teams were forced to call an audible yesterday afternoon, but, in the end, everything worked out.The Lynx were supposed to compete in the Class 4A-packed Fort Dodge Invite at Lakeside Golf Course, but meet officials opted to cancel the meet mid-afternoon ...

Rally time again for Lynx spikers, who take down Lions in five sets

The Daily Freeman-JournalCLEAR LAKE - For the second consecutive Thursday, the Webster City volleyball team left the cocoon of its home court and had to rally for a dramatic five-set North Central Conference victory here last night."I don't get any sleep anyway, so why not," WCHS head coach ...