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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 ...

Hawks put clamps on high-scoring Norsemen, roll to HOIC win

JEWELL — Roland-Story began the season with three consecutive 70-point performances, all of them wins. And then South Hamilton stepped onto the floor with the Norsemen and slammed on the breaks. The Hawks clamped on Roland-Story from the opening tip and never lost their defensive ...

SH girls bit by turnovers in 30-point loss to No. 6 R-S

JEWELL — A lopsided second quarter and an offensive show from sophomore dynamo Reagan Barkema ensured that the sixth-ranked (Class 3A) Roland-Story girls’ basketball team could put it on cruise control in the second half here on Tuesday. The Norsemen outscored South Hamilton 24-7 in the ...

Lynx start slow, finish fast and take 4th at DCG

GRIMES — Pinning opponents in less time than it takes to walk to the mat are fun and draw attention, but they don’t really help the long game. And Webster City sophomore Cam Phetxoumphone, the top-ranked 106-pounder in Class 2A, is playing just that — a long game that he hopes builds ...

Lynx cough up big lead, fall in OT to No. 14 ’Dogs

ALGONA — Silence, blank stares and a few sniffles attached to tears — that’s pretty much all there was in the Webster City locker room following Friday’s North Central Conference opener. Oh, and shock. A whole lot of shock. It was supposed to be yet another signature victory,this ...

SH boys keep foot on gas, give Juber his first victory

JEFFERSON — Matt Juber’s career as a head coach was all of five quarters old when he found himself experiencing a case of deja vu Friday night. One quarter down. Twelve points up. Only this time, he made sure his players knew it wasn’t the time to let their feet off the gas. In fact, ...

Feaker takes control of offense, SH girls thrive in rout of Rams

JEFFERSON — Being a point guard isn’t easy. Being a freshman point guard is harder yet. But it’s taken all of four games for Halle Feaker to get comfortable with her role. And whether she realizes it or wants to admit it, the South Hamilton girls’ basketball team is hers for the ...

Swenson runs over 170-pound field at first tourney of season

MANSON — Health and confidence can do wonders on the wrestling mat. Take South Hamilton junior 170-pounder Lane Swenson, for example. After injury-plagued freshman and sophomore seasons, his body is finally cooperating. Now every time he steps onto the mat, he feels like he can ...

TAKE A STROLL DOWN MEMORY LANE

WEBSTER CITY — Everyone enjoys a stroll down memory lane, the chance to bathe in nostalgia if only for a brief moment. Well, Webster City, here’s your chance. For one night only, the Lynx basketball teams will return to Jefferson Gymnasium next Friday, Dec. 13, when Fort Dodge St. ...

Lynx suffer setbacks against Cowboys, Cadets

IOWA FALLS — Top-ranked (Class 2A) 106-pounder Cam Phetxoumphone may want to learn how to pace himself a little better. Yeah, that’s a joke. The truth is, Webster City’s sophomore star barely had time to break a sweat here Thursday night. Phetxoumphone — last season’s ...

Hawks take down Ogden for first victory

OGDEN — Freshman Hallee Feaker poured in a team-high 18 points and Emma Lewis went off for 13 more, as they led the South Hamilton girls’ basketball team to its first victory of the season here Thursday night. The Hawks (1-2) opened up a 44-33 lead on Ogden after three quarters and then ...

AMAZING, GRACE

WEBSTER CITY — Grace, that was amazing. Grace Hoversten, Webster City’s lanky senior forward, broke a single-game school record and provided the offensive spark the Lynx needed in overtime to withstand a young and feisty Pocahontas Area squad, 57-47, inside the WCHS gymnasium Tuesday ...

SHOWTIME

WEBSTER CITY — To coin a phrase, this isn’t Marty McKinney 2.0. Webster City’s longtime boys’ basketball coach is almost always going to preach a defense-first approach with a methodical offensive mindset predicated on limiting mistakes and efficiency. But McKinney is also ...

Hawks drop duals to North Polk, W-G

JEWELL — It was pin or be pinned inside the South Hamilton High School gymnasium Tuesday night. The South Hamilton wrestling team opened its season with a pair of dual-meet losses. The Hawks fell to Heart of Iowa Conference rival North Polk, 42-30, and then dropped a 54-24 decision to ...

Hawks lose early lead, game

ROCKWELL CITY — Ahead 21-9 after the first quarter, the South Hamilton boys’ basketball team scored just 20 more points the remainder of the way and watched South Central Calhoun storm on by here Tuesday night. The Titans answered with a 21-4 second-quarter run and forced 33 South ...

Feaker leads SH girls in loss

ROCKWELL CITY — The South Hamilton girls’ basketball team failed to capitalize on its free attempts at putting points on the scoreboard and, consequently, let the game get out of hand here Tuesday night. But it’s not like South Central Calhoun did much better at the free throw line, ...