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Top-ranked Dinsdale ready for state title quest

WEBSTER CITY - He owns 135 career victories, a state medal and a No. 1 ranking, and yet Gavin Dinsdale isn't ashamed to admit he feels the butterflies churning in his stomach as he prepares for his final postseason on the wrestling mat.He wants to win a state title - Webster City's first since ...

Answer the bell

GILBERT - Gut check time found the Webster City boys' basketball team at about 6:30 p.m. Saturday evening.Coming off an emotionally-sapping 37-36 loss to Fort Dodge St. Edmond less than 24 hours earlier in a physical test of wills that went down to the buzzer, the Lynx were asked to play a ...

Nerland powers Lynx to rally, win over Gilbert

GILBERT - Weathering storms oftentimes make all the difference between winning and losing.Games are never going to be perfect. There are going to be lapses, both mentally and physically. It's the team that can overcome those obstacles that is usually celebrating when the final horn ...

Lynx girls bury 8 3’s, thump Gaels by 35 points

FORT DODGE - Now that's how to get out of a slump.The best shooting night of the campaign for the Webster City girls' basketball team yielded a season-high eight 3-point baskets and a 71-36 destruction of North Central Conference rival St. Edmond here Friday night.A 21-2 spurt that spanned the ...

St. Edmond hands WCHS boys first NCC loss

FORT DODGE - Just as expected, a defensive battle of wills broke out inside the St. Edmond High School gymnasium Friday night.Already one of the stingiest defenses in Class 3A, the Webster City boys' basketball team held a third opponent to fewer than 40 points, but for the first time this ...

Garcia pours in 15 points, Hawks down CMB again

BAXTER - South Hamilton toughened up at the defensive end over the final three quarters and found its way to the finish line first in a Heart of Iowa Conference girls' basketball game here Friday night.After surrendering 10 first-quarter points, the Hawks (2-15, 2-11 HOIC) allowed just 10 more ...

Hawks even record at 8-8 with wins over CMB, South Hardin

BAXTER - A balanced offense enabled the South Hamilton boys' basketball team to start hot and never let up in a 74-49 rocking of Heart of Iowa Conference rival CMB here Friday night.The Hawks (7-8, 6-6 HOIC) were able to avenge a 59-57 loss to the Raiders (2-14, 2-11) on Dec. 15 by putting four ...

Hawks’ Peters wins more gold, now 41-1 on season

POCAHONTAS - South Hamilton sent four wrestlers to the finals and brought home one gold medal and five top-three finishes from Saturday's Lynn Moody Invite, which was hosted by Pocahontas Area.The solid performance slotted the Hawks into sixth place in the team standings with 123 points. ...

TRIPLE THREAT

WEBSTER CITY - Nobody has been more frustrated with Landon Daniels' 3-point shooting than Landon Daniels himself. But with a couple flicks of the wrist, the form and his smile returned last night.Content to defend and pass for much of the season, Webster City's senior guard went on the ...

No. 7 Bulldogs too many weapons for Lynx

WEBSTER CITY - Jordan Prantner carries a hefty-sized bull's-eye on her back whenever she enters a hostile gymnasium.But seventh-ranked (Class 3A) Hampton-Dumont is a lot more than just one player. Try to take Prantner away and others simply step to the forefront.With Webster City doing ...

CLOSE TO PERFECTION

STORY CITY - Records are meant to be broken, even if it makes a coach feel uncomfortable as he watches it happen.Webster City wrestling coach Chad Hisler tried to downplay his team's 81-0 destruction of former North Central Conference rival Eagle Grove here Tuesday night; he's not one to show ...

Slow starts to each half doom Hawk girls against Gilbert

JEWELL - Low scoring outputs at the start of each half prevented the South Hamilton girls' basketball team from putting together a real challenge against Heart of Iowa Conference rival Gilbert on Coach Jim Marsh Court Tuesday evening.The Tigers (11-6, 11-2 HOIC) outscored South Hamilton 21-11 ...

Tigers shoot lights out; Hill leads SH boys

JEWELL - A scintillating shooting performance by Gilbert on Coach Jim Marsh Court here Tuesday night enabled the Tigers to remain alone atop the Heart of Iowa Conference boys' basketball standings.Gilbert (12-2, 10-2 HOIC) connected on 67 percent of its shots (34 of 51) and knocked down 74 ...

WELCOME TO THE GOLD CLUB

HAMPTON - He never slows down. He never rests. He never gives an opponent even a millisecond to breathe.Welcome to the world of tangling with Drake Doolittle, and good luck. You're going to need it.Webster City's fifth-ranked (Class 2A) 113-pound freshman cemented himself as a state title ...

All 14 Lynx place in top 6, team second behind Cowboys

HAMPTON - All 14 wrestlers in the top six. Eight among the best three at their weights. Six finalists. Four champions.Did Webster City represent itself well at Saturday's 49th annual North Central Conference tournament? You better believe it.With a point total that would have been good enough ...

Defensive-minded Lynx boys throttle Cowboys

CLARION - Marty McKinney prefers his teams play man-to-man defense, he always has and he probably always will.But he's not so stuck in his ways that he refuses to budge. Clarion-Goldfield-Dows probably wishes he was a curmudgeon.After giving up 17 first-quarter points to the Cowboys, North ...

Struggling WCHS girls drop third straight game

CLARION - Nightmare - that's the only word that Webster City girls' head basketball coach Nicole Muhlenbruch could conjure up to convey her thoughts on Friday night's North Central Conference showdown with Clarion-Goldfield-Dows.And she never saw it coming.Focused on the task at hand prior to ...

Peters wins 100th match, title; Lutter also nabs gold for the Hawks at HOIC

NEVADA - What's better than grabbing a hold of one milestone? Clutching two, of course.That's what South Hamilton junior Luke Peters did on Saturday, as the fifth-ranked (Class 1A) 160-pound wrestler joined the 100 wins club during the semifinal round and then claimed a Heart of Iowa Conference ...

South Hamilton Basketball Briefs

Klemp, Hill lead Hawks to one-point winJEFFERSON - Logan Klemp and Collin Hill both produced a double-double, as they led South Hamilton to a nail-biting 55-54 victory over Green County in a Heart of Iowa Conference boys' basketball clash here on Friday.South Hamilton (6-7, 5-5 HOIC) led by 11 ...