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Prep Tennis, Golf Briefs

HEINS, HAWKS 2ND AT HOME: Wyatt Heins placed second on the individual leaderboard and the South Hamilton boys’ golf team sat in the runner-up position at its own Hawk Invite at the Jewell Golf and Country Club on Thursday. The Hawks shot a 348 to trail champion Gilbert (343) by five ...

Doolittle academic all-state for third time

WEBSTER CITY — The latest wrestling accolade for Webster City senior Drake Doolittle was a foregone conclusion that became official on Tuesday. Coming off a 43-1 senior campaign that was capped with a Class 2A state title at 120 pounds, Doolittle was named to the academic all-state first ...

Dynamic duo leads Wildcats past Lynx

HUMBOLDT — On the pitch for the second time in as many days, tired legs and fatigued minds caught up with the Webster City girls’ soccer team here Tuesday evening. On a cold and rainy evening, the Wildcats relied on Amber Westling and Alexa Anderson to do all the offensive damage in a ...

Lynx get by Humboldt, wrap up second in NCC duals behind Clear Lake

HUMBOLDT — Nathan Ferrell is not a big kid, but you’d never know it standing down the fairway and watching how far his ball can fly off the tee. He can keep up with the long hitters, and he can simply overpower shorter courses. Which is exactly what he did on Tuesday. Facing the ...

Swenson, Sogard and Harris all break 50 in Hawks’ win

JEWELL — A rare home meet yielded positive results for the South Hamilton girls’ golf team in lousy weather conditions Tuesday afternoon. Despite cold temperatures and periodic rain, the Hawks fired a 193 at the Jewell Golf and Country Club to easily roll past non-conference opponent ...

SH GOLF BRIEFS

SH GIRLS FOURTH AT LEAGUE TOURNEY: Krista Swenson’s 96 was good enough for sixth on the individual leaderboard and it led the South Hamilton girls’ golf team to a fourth-place finish at Wednesday’s Heart of Iowa Conference tournament in Boone. Gilbert fired a 375 to win the team title ...

IF-A struts its stuff at home, Lynx third

IOWA FALLS — The field was small, but that didn’t mean the competition wasn’t fierce. Well, the competition at the top anyway. When the Iowa Falls-Alden girls’ track and field team is in attendance, there’s a good chance second place is as good as it’s going to get in most ...

Medals don’t come easy for Hawks at NP Coed

ALLEMAN — Logan Peters took home four medals, three of them gold, and the South Hamilton boys’ track and field team bagged four event victories against a massive field of full and partial teams at Monday’s North Polk Coed Invitational. Facing five other Heart of Iowa Conference teams, ...

One bad hole costs Ferrell under-par round at Lake Panorama National

PANORA — Nathan Ferrell owned 17 of the holes at Lake Panorama National Golf Course Monday afternoon. But there was one hole that turned the tables on the Webster City senior and it potentially cost him a tournament title. A triple-bogey 7 on the par-4, 414-yard 11th hole put the brakes ...

Kasch’s two goals not enough for Lynx in loss to Cadets

WEBSTER CITY — The Webster City girls’ soccer team hung tough for 40 minutes, but tired legs and a barrage of Iowa Falls-Alden goals in the second half put the match out of reach at Lynx Field Monday evening. Ahead 3-0 at the half, the Cadets (4-5) erupted for eight goals over the final ...

Hawks’ 4×800 eighth at Drake, 31-year-old school record goes down

DES MOINES — Running down a 31-year-old school record was more important than a placing for South Hamilton on the blue oval inside Drake Stadium Friday evening. As it turned out, the Hawks were able to walk away satisfied on both fronts. Logan Peters, Conner Hill, Cole Berg and Quinton ...

Ferrell fantastic, Lynx win

WEBSTER CITY — The first hole at The Links is a short par-3 straight down the hill, nothing more than a chip and a putt. Webster City senior Nathan Ferrell came within an inch of eliminating the putt Friday afternoon. Not exactly a bad way to start a round. Ferrell stuck his tee shot ...

Ballard remains unbeaten at Lynx expense

WEBSTER CITY — Ballard has one of the premier Class 1A girls’ tennis programs in the state, something Webster City head coach Mark Fisher was well aware of long before his team stepped onto the courts to face the Bombers Friday afternoon. And Ballard certainly lived up to those ...

SH piles up 12 medals, second at Ballard Invite

HUXLEY — Meet after meet this season, the South Hamilton girls’ track and field team has steadily added to its medals haul and climbed the team standings. The Hawks continued their ascent at Friday’s Ballard Invitational. While Iowa Falls-Alden’s biggest points producers took ...

Snyder-less Gilbert wins at R-S, Hawks third

STORY CITY — Even without the best player in the state in its lineup, the Gilbert girls’ golf team proved to be talented enough to claim the Roland-Story Invite team title Friday evening at River Bend Golf Course. Britta Snyder, a Baylor commit and Gilbert junior who won the Class 3A ...

Lynx girls golf third at NCC triangular

HAMPTON — The Webster City girls’ golf team shot a 275 and placed third in a North Central Conference triangular against Hampton-Dumont and Iowa Falls-Alden Friday afternoon at the Hampton Country Club. Peyton Hilpipre turned in the low round of the day for the Lynx with a 61. Jayde ...

Lions sweep WCHS boys for second time this season

CLEAR LAKE — Not much changed during the 11 days between dual meets, as the Clear Lake boys’ tennis team swept Webster City, 9-0, for the second time in the last two weeks Friday afternoon. The Lions (4-2) reeled off three 10-0 victories in singles and one more in doubles. WCHS (0-6) ...

The Joy Of Sports

It’s the smiles. They’re joyous, carefree and genuine, and they have the ability to immediately warm your heart. They warmed mine. On a bone-chillingly cold Thursday eight days ago, I stood inside Dodger Stadium in Fort Dodge for nearly five hours, and yet it felt like no more than 15 ...

Lynx teams win 11 events at Boone Classic

BOONE — The Webster City girls’ and boys’ track and field teams won a combined 11 events and traveled home with 28 medals from yesterday’s Boone Classic. A small field of teams didn’t stop the Lynx from throwing up solid performances. The boys finished second behind Ames, while ...

BRIEFS: Soccer, Track and Field, Tennis

COMETS HANDLE LYNX ON PITCH, 6-1: An own goal that had North Polk celebrating just five minutes in was an ominous sign for the Webster City boys’ soccer team last night at Lynx Field. The Comets (5-2) piled up three goals in the opening 19 minutes and rolled to a 6-1 victory over the ...