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Thompson faces adversity as he enters his final postseason

JEWELL — Adversity is a part of every athlete’s life at some point or another, although having it creep up prior to the postseason is less than ideal. And oftentimes, those that are mentally strong will thrive. Those that aren’t, well, won’t. That’s the situation facing South ...

REJECTED

STORY CITY — It was probably too little, too late in the chase for the Heart of Iowa Conference championship. Still, the sly grin that Carter Hewitt directed toward the South Hamilton bench after his made free throw with 5.9 seconds remaining Tuesday night exposed how much the win would ...

No Galetich, no chance for Hawks against No. 9 Norse

STORY CITY — It was going to be a tall mountain to climb even at full strength. But with its heartbeat sitting in street clothes with crutches tucked into the bleachers behind her, that difficult climb became impossible for the South Hamilton girls’ basketball team Tuesday ...

Lynx struggle at line, fall to Gaels for second time

FORT DODGE — A sluggish start and too many missed opportunities cost the Webster City girls’ basketball team of picking up a North Central Conference victory here Tuesday night. Trailing by eight points early on, the Lynx worked their way back into contention and even took the lead on ...

It’s a deck party for Swenson, Greenfield

JEWELL — The South Hamilton wrestling team closed out the regular season with a pair of dual losses on its home mat Tuesday night. The Hawks’ third-ranked Lane Swenson (170 pounds), Brent Greenfield (182) and fourth-ranked Trevor Thompson (195) all went 2-0, but depth carried ...

Lynx don’t back down in loss to Humboldt

HUMBOLDT — The wins haven’t materialized like the Webster City girls’ basketball team had hoped this season, but that hasn’t diminished the want and the fight. And that’s a source of pride for Lynx head coach Nicole Muhlenbruch. Regardless of her team’s record, regardless of how ...

DUAL DOMINATION

STORY CITY — Webster City head wrestling coach Chad Hisler takes his team to its personal playground on the final Saturday of January each year. And it’s always a good time. Lopsided victories are the norm. The team title going home with the Lynx is predictable. The most recent visit ...

MILLER HITS GAME WINNER, LYNX BEAT ALGONA

ALGONA — That loud sigh of relief you might have heard Friday night? That came from the Webster City girls’ basketball team. After so many close calls and near misses in late-game situations this season, the Lynx were finally able to get one to go their way. And they have a pair of ...

South Hamilton Weekend Briefs

Hawks 2nd at Lynn Moody; Swenson and Thompson champs Two champions, four finalists and eight place winners propelled the South Hamilton wrestling team to its best result of the season at Saturday’s Lynn Moody Invite in Pocahontas. The Hawks tallied 137 points to finish behind only ...

THE FAB 4

WEBSTER CITY — Cam Phetxoumphone spent more time receiving pats on the back and congratulations from fans than he did on the wrestling mat Saturday afternoon. When you’re as good as he is, not many opponents can hang around for long. And everyone watching wants to revel in the ...

HAWKS’ SENIOR TRIO GRABS HOIC GOLD TOGETHER

JEFFERSON — They took their lumps — a lot of them — as freshmen. Together. They began to show those glimpses that coaches like to see and steadily improved as sophomores. Together. They piled up the wins and took over as leaders as juniors. Together. And as seniors? ...

AREA BASKETBALL BRIEFS

DEFENSIVE WOES COST LYNX BOYS TWICE: It was a rough two-game stretch defensively for the Webster City boys’ basketball team over the weekend. The Lynx allowed an average of 70.5 points in losses to Clarion-Goldfield-Dows, 72-62 on Friday in Clarion, and Carroll Kuemper, 69-64 on Saturday ...

CHASING NO. 3

WEBSTER CITY — Nothing is a lock. Nothing is guaranteed. But Cam Phetxoumphone may be as close as it comes on the North Central Conference wrestling landscape. Webster City’s junior state champion will step inside his home gymnasium and onto familiar mats on Saturday in pursuit of a ...

Greenfield looks to follow Swenson’s blueprint

JEWELL — Brent Greenfield had a front row seat to witness everything that teammate Lane Swenson accomplished a season ago. And now he hopes to follow that blueprint to his own success. Greenfield has spent the past three months studying under Swenson inside the South Hamilton wrestling ...

Iowa to add a 7th football class in 2021

WEBSTER CITY — Iowa will add an additional classification for prep football beginning in the fall. The Iowa High School Board of Control approved the addition of a seventh class on Thursday. The new classification — Class 5A — will be comprised of the state’s largest 36 schools ...

LYNX THUMP W-G BEHIND 8 FALLS

WOODWARD — Pins, pins and more pins. Webster City cranked out eight of them Thursday night and claimed nine of the 14 weights to cruise by Woodward-Granger, 51-22, in a non-conference dual. After splitting the opening eight bouts — the dual began at 145 pounds — WCHS rode the light ...

Control The Controllables

JEWELL — Winning enough matches to prevail wasn’t the problem. Overcoming those pain in the you-know-what forfeits was. Despite compiling a winning record on the mat (16-10) and cranking out four more pins than its opponents (14-10), the South Hamilton wrestling team walked away with ...

HAWKS STRETCH WIN STREAK TO 5

JEFFERSON — Greene County is already tired of seeing Makena Galetich, and she’s only just gotten started. South Hamilton’s talented point guard has twice tormented the Rams during her freshman season and led the Hawks to a pair of runaway wins. Galetich drained four 3-pointers, ...

BUZZER BEATEN: HAWKS STUNNED

JEFFERSON — The South Hamilton boys’ basketball team played with fire and got burned just as the buzzer blared here Tuesday night. After trailing by as many as 17 points in the second quarter, Greene County mounted a furious rally to draw even in the waning moments and then celebrated ...