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Fast start carries league-leading Lynx past H-D

HAMPTON — Win every inning, that’s the message that Webster City baseball coach Adison Kehoe hammers into the heads of his players each time they step onto the field. It’s working too. It did on Friday anyway. A three-run first inning by the Lynx sent an early message and Tyler ...

CGD presents no problems

WEBSTER CITY — The 15th-ranked (Class 4A) Webster City softball team has come too far, accomplished too much, to overlook anybody. With a winner-take-all showdown for the North Central Conference title against third-ranked (3A) Humboldt on the horizon, it would have been easy, maybe even ...

No. 15 Lynx brush aside Gaels for 11th NCC win

FORT DODGE — It was supposed to be a tall and difficult hurdle to clear. Instead, the Webster City softball team made it look easy. Three runs early, followed by an offensive onslaught late catapulted the 15th-ranked (Class 4A) Lynx towards a routine rout of Fort Dodge St. Edmond, 10-1, ...

Olson twirls another gem, Steen and company shell ball in easy WCHS win

FORT DODGE — Adison Kehoe called it his Webster City baseball team’s most complete performance of the season. Translation: St. Edmond never had a chance. With Dylan Steen doing the most damage at the plate and Tyler Olson looking like perhaps the best pitcher in the North Central ...

Hewitt fans 12, Hawks blast B-K to end skid

BELMOND — As South Hamilton head coach Kyle Galetich so eloquently put it, 6-foot-5 left-handed pitchers don’t grow on trees. But he’s got one in sophomore Carter Hewitt, who gave his coach a glimpse of the possibilities here Monday night. Lanky and hard-throwing, Hewitt took a ...

Lynx small ball Cadets into submission, remain perched atop NCC

WEBSTER CITY — Zoey Woodle has 31 hits and a .431 batting average this season, impressive numbers to say the least. And she’s never once hidden how she plans to get on base. The Webster City senior is going to bunt. A lot. Opponents know it too, and yet so often they’re left ...

Steen, Olson combine for 3-hitter in Lynx road win over Garrigan

ALGONA — The Webster City baseball team didn’t exactly rip the cover off of the ball, but it did enough to remove the bitter taste that lingered after a loss here Saturday evening. Facing former North Central Conference rival Algona Garrigan, the Lynx scored one run in each of the first ...

Hawks close rough stretch with loss to PCM

PRAIRIE CITY — Hell week ended two innings early for the South Hamilton baseball team here Friday evening. A five-day span in which the Hawks faced four teams — North Polk, West Marshall, ninth-ranked (Class 3A) Gilbert and Prairie City-Monroe — that are a combined 73-12 certainly ...

Hawks double up PCM, now need Mustangs help

MONROE — Foes can quickly become friends when conference championships are at stake. The South Hamilton softball team spent its Friday night blistering Prairie City-Monroe for 14 hits in an 8-4 Heart of Iowa Conference victory, and tonight the Hawks will become the Mustangs biggest fans ...

ON HIS TERMS

Taped to the back side of the fence in left field Wednesday evening was a poster that goes back a few years. Today’s South Hamilton baseball players were pre-teens back then, still learning the game that would one day lead them to the big diamond at the Mike Penning Athletic Complex. Most ...

No. 3 ’Cats overcome Kasch HR, knock off Lynx

WEBSTER CITY — Mady Lange might as well have turned to the crowd and put her index finger in front of her lips. The universal sign for shh! would have been appropriate as the Humboldt slugger circled the bases in the fifth inning Wednesday night at Lynx Field. With one swing of her bat, ...

Hawks right a wrong vs. Gilbert

JEWELL — Three weeks and 16 games may have separated the meetings, but the South Hamilton softball team didn’t forget. The Hawks were out to right what they perceived to be a wrong Wednesday evening at the Mike Penning Athletic Complex and, oh boy, did they ever succeed. Twelve hits ...

Humboldt continues to have WCHS baseball’s number

WEBSTER CITY — Go ahead and call Humboldt the Webster City Baseball Whisperer. That’s what the Wildcats have been for the better part of two seasons anyway. Undefeated in the North Central Conference when it stepped onto the diamond Wednesday evening, WCHS fell behind early and never ...

ESCAPE ARTISTS

NEVADA — Nevada looked at the on-deck circle and saw a freshman who was 0 for 4 with a pair of strikeouts. Its choice was easy. Devon Stoakes knew it was coming too. He was prepared and maybe a little irritated. Stoakes got the last word though. He made the Cubs pay and helped the ...

Hawks give Trojans a free pass

JEWELL — Kyle Galetich called it one of the weirder games he’s ever watched from the dugout and the numbers back up the South Hamilton head baseball coach’s bold claim. The Hawks’ pitching staff took a no-hitter to the seventh inning, yet trailed West Marshall 5-2. South Hamilton ...

Harris hits 2 bombs, not enough against Trojans

JEWELL — A couple Cortney Harris bombs weren’t enough to save the South Hamilton softball team Tuesday night at the Mike Penning Athletic Complex, as West Marshall erupted early and added a run in the middle innings to steal a non-conference victory. Four runs in the first frame and an ...

Insurance Policy

WEBSTER CITY — Dylan Steen found himself in more than a few pickles Monday night. There were the two rundowns, one he escaped and the other not so much. There were the various predicaments on the mound, including a bases loaded scenario in the fifth inning, that he managed to evade. There ...

Lynx stay clear of trap

WEBSTER CITY — The relief was all over the face of Webster City head softball coach Jess Howard as she pushed dirt with her feet just outside the fading third-base line only minutes before she turned out the lights on Monday. A dangerous opponent. A trap game. And her Lynx ...

Comets dig the long ball, handle Hawks

JEWELL — South Hamilton’s ability to control its own destiny in the race for the Heart of Iowa Conference championship went flying out of park each and every time the ball did Monday evening at the Mike Penning Athletic Complex. North Polk digs the long ball. A lot. The Comets belted ...