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Lynx win 3 of 4 bouts, trail only Forest City at Kennedy Duals

WEBSTER CITY — Deflect, deflect, deflect — that’s always been Chad Hisler’s way, which is what any good head coach does when asked about his own successes. But for just a minute on Saturday, Hisler received his due. The crowd stood, the patrons waved signs and they applauded what ...

Hawk girls stage big rally, win in double-OT

JEWELL — The shots didn’t always fall and the free throw line was a nightmare, but the South Hamilton girls’ basketball team had one undeniable thing going for it Friday night: A never-say-die attitude. Despite trailing by 12 points with four minutes remaining in regulation and eight ...

Hawk boys fall to SEV

JEWELL — One winning streak was extended, while another was thrown in the dumpster on Coach Jim Marsh Court Friday night. Behind a monstrous performance from sophomore Aaron Graves and a second-half surge, Southeast Valley extended its run of wins to seven straight and ended South ...

After falling to ’Dogs, Lynx collect first NCC win over Lions

WEBSTER CITY — Six wrestlers were perfect and nine won at least once for the Webster City wrestling team in its North Central Conference triangular with Algona and Clear Lake last night inside the WCHS competition gymnasium. All in all, that’s not bad. But Lynx head coach Chad Hisler ...

IHSAA looking at going to an 8-game football regular season

WEBSTER CITY — The Iowa High School Athletic Association announced on Thursday it is exploring the possibility of expanding the state football playoffs to 32 teams and dropping a regular season game in five of the six classes starting in 2020. The Iowa Football Coaches Association offered ...

Remembering an Iowa icon: The one and only Hayden Fry

I was probably one of the last Iowans to hear the news. It was late Tuesday night and I was only a few miles outside of Clear Lake on my drive home when I received a direct message on Twitter about the Hayden Fry obituary. That was a long, mostly quiet drive home with nothing more than ...

No. 2 Lions scorch nets early, add Lynx to list of victims

CLEAR LAKE — Nicole Muhlenbruch was in a glass-half-full type of mood Tuesday evening after her Webster City girls’ basketball team suffered the same fate that others have — and that others surely well — against second-ranked (Class 3A) Clear Lake. The Lions are good, there’s no ...

Lions height a problem, WCHS boys stumble for first time

CLEAR LAKE — You can’t teach height. And, as Webster City found out Tuesday night, it’s hard to defend too, particularly when it’s the one glaring thing the Lynx lack. Undersized all over the floor, WCHS had no answer inside the paint against two-time defending North Central ...

SH boys smack Saydel by 52 points

JEWELL — South Hamilton turned up the defensive intensity and, basically, could have named its score en route to a fourth consecutive Heart of Iowa Conference victory on Coach Jim Marsh Court Tuesday night. The Hawks limited Saydel to just five field goals and got everyone in uniform ...

Balderas gets hot, SH girls push by Saydel

JEWELL — Aneesa Balderas put the South Hamilton girls’ basketball team on her back, particularly in the fourth quarter, and pushed the Hawks towards a Heart of Iowa Conference victory on Coach Jim Marsh Court Tuesday night. The senior shooting guard splashed in five 3-point baskets and ...

WELCOME HOME

WEBSTER CITY — For whatever reason, the opening three to five minutes of the third quarter seem to belong to the Webster City boys’ basketball team. That’s a good thing for a number of reasons. At the top of the list: Those bursts have given the Lynx the breathing room to fend off ...

Lynx win 3 of 4 duals at tourney

GRINNELL — Webster City got off the dual schneid and picked up a critical component to future success — confidence — at Saturday’s Grinnell Tiger Duals. After coming close to picking up that elusive first dual victory of the season against Ballard on Thursday, the Lynx jumped into ...

Hawks win 4 titles, place 3rd at CS Round Robin

MANLY — One of the more successful days for the South Hamilton wrestling team in recent memory included four individual championships and a third-place finish in the team standings at Saturday’s Central Springs Round Robin Tournament. Lane Swenson (170 pounds) and Trevor Thompson (195) ...

Hegland’s 3 in final seconds keeps Hawks perfect in HOIC

JEWELL — Aaron Hegland has dealt with the lowest of lows and highest of highs on Coach Jim Marsh Court. It was almost 11 months ago that he was taken off the floor on a stretcher after suffering a seizure in a basketball game against Gilbert. On Friday, the senior easily could have been ...

Without Feaker, Hawks suffocated by Nevada defense in blowout loss

JEWELL — Without leading scorer and starting point guard Hallee Feaker, the South Hamilton girls’ basketball team didn’t have enough offense or press breakers to handle Nevada on Coach Jim Marsh Court Friday night. The Cubs cashed in on nine 3-point baskets and pressed the Hawks into ...

Lynx build early 30-0 lead on Ballard, can’t hang on

WEBSTER CITY — Things couldn’t have started out any better for the Webster City wrestling team in front of its home crowd last night. Things couldn’t have ended any worse either. What essentially amounted to two separate duals went the way of Ballard, 44-36, as the Bombers rallied ...

WCHS grad Jergens a first-team academic All-American

WEBSTER CITY — It’s been 31⁄2 years since Victor Jergens roamed the halls at Webster City High School, but not much has changed. The 2016 WCHS graduate still has his long, curly locks. He’s still impressive on the football field. And he’s still smart as a whip. Now a fourth-year ...

WELCOME TO THE PLAYGROUND

ROCKWELL CITY — What the season will look like by the time February rolls around is anyone’s guess. But here’s what is known about the Webster City boys’ basketball team — the winter months won’t be boring. Grab your popcorn and pop — if you’re health conscious, go for the ...

Icy offensive night costs WCHS girls in road loss

ROCKWELL CITY — Nicole Muhlenbruch used words like complacent and shock as she sat at a lunchroom table just 10 steps outside of the South Central Calhoun gymnasium Tuesday night. She was as confused as everybody else by what she’d witnessed. That wasn’t her team, not the one that had ...