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TIME TO VENT

WEBSTER CITY — Seething a bit following back-to-back losses to ninth-ranked (Class 3A) Algona, the Webster City softball team needed to release some frustration before it faces second-ranked (3A) Humboldt this evening. Clear Lake just happened to be in the line of fire. Spotting the ...

OLSON FOOLS ANOTHER FOE

CLEAR LAKE — Adison Kehoe says it’s unfair to expect Tyler Olson to do Tyler Olson things each and every time he takes the ball and steps onto the mound. Webster City’s head baseball coach may be right, but if it’s not broke, well, you know the rest. Olson, a WCHS junior, showed ...

’Dogs validate first win over Lynx, roll in rematch

ALGONA — The outcome didn’t change in two days, but the manner in which the game played out certainly did. Following a tightly-contested 2-0 North Central Conference win over 15th-ranked (Class 4A) Webster City on Wednesday, ninth-ranked (3A) Algona took the Lynx behind the woodshed in ...

IT AIN’T OVER ‘TILL IT’S OVER

WEBSTER CITY — In maybe a weird way, Webster City head baseball coach Adison Kehoe got to have his cake and eat it too Wednesday evening at Lynx Field. His club got the win, that’s the headline. But the still young leader of the Lynx program also had many chances to scribble down ...

Missed opportunity for No. 15 Lynx

WEBSTER CITY — Putting a crooked number on the scoreboard is tough when Kameryn Etherington is in the pitcher’s circle for Algona. So when the opportunity presents itself, you’ve got to capitalize. And Webster City simply didn’t do that Wednesday night. The result: an uphill climb ...

SH bats explosive again in easy win over Rams

JEFFERSON — Hits continued to come in bunches on night No. 2 of the season for the South Hamilton baseball team here Wednesday night. Just 48 hours after roasting PCM 17-4, the Hawks again reached double digits in a 10-4 win over Heart of Iowa Conference rival Greene County. They finished ...

Lewis sparks Hawks’ rout of Greene County

JEFFERSON — Six different players smacked at least one hit and the South Hamilton softball team rebounded from a loss the previous night to truck Greene County in a Heart of Iowa Conference contest here Wednesday night. The Hawks blasted 10 hits and made just one miscue defensively in a ...

THURSDAY’S BASEBALL BRIEFS

HR CARRIES BOONE PAST LYNX, 4-1: Morgan Smith launched a first-inning two-run home run to carry Boone past Webster City in a non-conference baseball game at Lynx Field in Webster City on Thursday. The Toreadors (3-0) tacked on single runs in the sixth and seventh innings to create some ...

LEAH KASCH aka THE BOONE BASHER

BOONE — Coincidence or kismet, Leah Kasch isn’t sure, but whatever the reason she seems to be a human chunk of kryptonite for Boone. Need proof? Here you go. Last November, it was Kasch’s buzzer-beating floater from inside the lane that gave the Webster City girls’ basketball ...

Hawks hit a rough patch

ROLAND — South Hamilton softball coach Harry McMaken knows that his young team is going to face its ups and downs this season, particularly early on when players are still getting comfortable with their new normal. Tuesday night was one of those down performances. Roland-Story ...

JUST FILTHY: Bulldogs can’t hit Olson, Lynx cruise in opener

HAMPTON — Tyler Olson went 332 days between starts on the mound, but you never would have known it by his performance Monday night. The Webster City junior wasn’t rusty. He was straight up filthy. Coming off a Class 3A first-team all-state season in 2019, Olson picked up right where ...

STOAKES BOMB: Slugger does a number on Bulldogs, No. 14 Lynx roll

HAMPTON — Maybe next year is when Hampton-Dumont/CAL will realize that pitching to Kelly Stoakes on its home diamond isn’t such a great idea. The Bulldogs haven’t gotten the message now in three meetings against Webster City’s all-state slugger. For the second consecutive year, ...

Hawks unleash the offense, drill Mustangs

PRAIRIE CITY — South Hamilton head baseball coach Kyle Galetich entered Monday’s season opener believing his team could hit the ball. But like this? That surprised even Galetich. Facing arguably one of the top pitchers in the Heart of Iowa Conference in Prairie City-Monroe ace Derek ...

Harms fans 10, young Hawks earn early dose of confidence

MONROE — With a slew of new faces in the lineup, the South Hamilton softball team turned to its veterans to lead the way in the season opener here Monday night. And they more than stepped up to the plate. Jessi Harms fanned 10 inside the pitcher’s circle, and returning starters Emma ...

With a lot of starters back, Hawks welcome daunting HOIC baseball schedule

JEWELL — It’s quality, not quantity — that’s what the South Hamilton baseball team must replace this summer as it looks to put together a second consecutive winning season. The Hawks are missing just four players from last season’s squad that went 11-9 and placed fourth in the ...

Hit hard by graduation, Hawk softball team turns to youth to fill the void

JEWELL — Harry McMaken was comfortable in the third base coaching box a season ago. With a veteran team comprised of six seniors that he’d coached since the seventh grade, the leader of the South Hamilton softball program didn’t need to sweat the little things on a nightly ...

No. 14-ranked WCHS softball sees itself as a contender in top-heavy NCC

WEBSTER CITY — Jess Howard isn’t in to playing mind games, and looking for bulletin board material simply isn’t her style. If her players need added motivations other than the energy that winning brings, then they’re going to have to look elsewhere. Knowing all of that about Webster ...

What is the secret of Lynx baseball? Pitching, pitching and more pitching

WEBSTER CITY — When you get right down to the nitty-gritty, high school baseball is a fairly easy game. The team with the better pitching usually wins. And over the last three seasons, no North Central Conference program has been able to match Webster City’s prowess on the mound. It’s ...

WELCOME BACK

WEBSTER CITY — Teacher Appreciation Night presented by Pepsi provided fans with a night of heart-stopping racing action on Saturday at the Hamilton County Speedway driven by Spangler Automotive while also paying tribute to our everyday heroes in the classroom. It also marked the return of ...