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THE DREAM ENDS IN 9

WEBSTER CITY — Devon Stoakes didn’t even want to look. Positioned near first base, he crouched down and stared into an empty right field while, behind him, the Waverly-Shell Rock players celebrated mosh-pit style between the mound and home plate late Wednesday night at Lynx Field. That ...

Lick your wounds briefly, Lynx, and then celebrate

Chase Rattenborg was out of his uniform and about ready to leave the ballpark Wednesday night, but not before he made one more stop. I watched him as he walked toward Adison Kehoe down the first base line and one thing stood out — the smile on his face. Rattenborg threw his head coach in a ...

ON THE DOORSTEP: NO. 6 LYNX IN FIRST SUBSTATE FINAL SINCE 2008

WEBSTER CITY — Chase Rattenborg struck out the side in the seventh inning to cap unquestionably the best pitching performance of his career at Lynx Field Monday night, but he didn’t celebrate, not immediately anyway. Before joining his Webster City teammates in the postgame huddle, ...

Good Enough … For Now

WEBSTER CITY — With a shrug of the shoulders and without even a twinge of a grin, Tyler Olson nonverbally said he wasn’t impressed as he stood on the grass at Lynx Field with his right arm wrapped in ice Friday night. He’d just thrown the third no-hitter of his impeccable career and ...

WCHS out to buck recent trend against NCC rival Lions in substate semis

WEBSTER CITY — The stakes increase for the sixth-ranked Webster City baseball team this evening, as it will welcome North Central Conference rival Clear Lake to Lynx Field for a Class 3A Substate 2 semifinal game at 7 p.m. The winner will advance to Wednesday’s substate final against ...