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Hawks drop duals to PCM, Greene County

JEWELL — South Hamilton dropped a pair of Heart of Iowa Conference wrestling duals here last night. Prairie City-Monroe (2-20, 2-6 HOIC) controlled the Hawks in the opening dual, 47-30, and Greene County (18-2, 5-1 HOIC) handed South Hamilton a 45-36 setback in the nightcap. Greene ...

COUGAR KRYPTONITE

MANSON — It’s called a heat check, that moment when a player puts up an ill-advised shot just to see if it’s going to be one of those nights where the basket is as big as the ocean. Taylor McKinney’s heat check came at the 7:10 mark of the second quarter against Manson-Northwest ...

Early timeout refocuses Lynx, blowout of Cougars ensues

MANSON — The stages of irritation for Webster City head coach Marty McKinney are fairly easy to decipher. Slight irritation — hands on hips with a head tilt or hands on head. Moderate irritation — sitting, head down and a shake of the head. Higher than average irritation — ...

Hawks win tiebreaker over B-K, fall to Forest City

The Daily Freeman-Journal FOREST CITY — Three South Hamilton wrestlers had perfect outings and the Hawks split duals with Forest City and Belmond-Klemme Tuesday night. Following a loss to the host Indians, 65-18, South Hamilton stormed back from early 24-0 and 36-6 deficits to take down ...

BIG 3 DELIVERS

JEWELL — South Hamilton called on its three senior leaders to carry it across the finish line Monday night and they didn’t disappoint. Guards Doran Lutjen and Quinton Grove, along with center Cade Balvanz, combined for 54 points and 22 rebounds to propel the Hawks to a ...

SPORTS BRIEFS

HAWKS HAVE 3 ACADEMIC ALL-STATE PLAYERS: South Hamilton seniors Nathan Wilson, Cade Flaugh and Cade Balvanz were all named to the Class 1A academic all-state football team by the Iowa Football Coaches Association, it was announced on Monday. To be considered for the honor, players must be a ...

No. 1 Phetxoumphone buries another top-5 foe at GTRA Invite

GRAETTINGER — Ric Flair said it best: To be the man, you’ve got to beat the man. And week after week, Webster City sophomore 106-pounder Cam Phetxoumphone has beaten the man. For the fifth time this season, Phetxoumphone shook hands and went to battle with a top-10 opponent on ...

Lynx surge in 4th quarter, end 3-game skid

IOWA FALLS — Three quarters of meh basketball was enough to make Webster City girls’ coach Nicole Muhlenbruch want to pull her own hair out here Friday night. The final quarter though, that’s what saved her sanity. Oh, and her hair. WCHS scored just 20 points during the initial ...

Cadets showcase offensive firepower in win over Lynx

IOWA FALLS — The stars came out to play for the Iowa Falls-Alden boys’ basketball team Friday night, and there really wasn’t much Webster City could do about it. Division I prospect Karson Sharar was one assist away from a triple-double and the high-octane Cadets had a pair of ...

Pins a pain again for Lynx in NCC loss to Hampton-Dumont/CAL

HAMPTON — Pins have mounted up in bunches against the Webster City wrestling team this season and that trend continued during a North Central Conference dual here last night. Hampton-Dumont/CAL collected six falls and owned a 22-12 edge in bonus points on its way to a 46-30 victory over ...

Catch us if you can

JEWELL — Nerves? What nerves? Kyler Hodnefield felt only excitement when he was given the nod into the starting lineup for the first time Tuesday night. And that excitement quickly morphed into confidence. Making his debut in the lineup, the South Hamilton junior guard matched his ...

Stuhr not bothered by big stage

WEBSTER CITY — Jamin Stuhr was asked to run before he ever walked inside the WCHS gymnasium Tuesday night. But the Webster City sophomore took it a step further: He actually sprinted. Wearing a varsity basketball uniform for the first time, Stuhr came off the bench and supplied the Lynx ...

No. 1 Comets down a star, still roll past Hawks

JEWELL — The star might have been missing, but in no way, shape or form did it dim the light. Put it another way — with or without all-state guard Maggie Phipps, top-ranked (Class 3A) North Polk is dang good. The Comets played without Phipps — the No. 2 scorer in the Heart of Iowa ...

CGD hands Lynx third consecutive loss

WEBSTER CITY — Balance continued to be the missing piece for the Webster City girls’ basketball team Tuesday night, as the Lynx dropped their third consecutive contest and fifth in their last six outings. Senior leaders Taylor McKinney and Grace Hoversten provided the bulk of the ...

HAWKS DROP 3 DUALS

The South Hamilton wrestling team dropped three duals Tuesday night in Emmetsburg. The Hawks fell to host Emmetsburg (73-6), East Sac County (51-30) and Southeast Valley (46-21). Colton Willis (220 pounds) was the lone South Hamilton grappler to go unbeaten. His night included a fall ...

BREAK’S OVER

WEBSTER CITY — Break time is over. It’s time to get back to work. Following a lengthy holiday slumber, the Webster City basketball teams will resume their seasons this evening with a pivotal North Central Conference doubleheader against Clarion-Goldfield-Dows inside the WCHS ...

Lynx win 3 of 4 bouts, trail only Forest City at Kennedy Duals

WEBSTER CITY — Deflect, deflect, deflect — that’s always been Chad Hisler’s way, which is what any good head coach does when asked about his own successes. But for just a minute on Saturday, Hisler received his due. The crowd stood, the patrons waved signs and they applauded what ...

Hawk girls stage big rally, win in double-OT

JEWELL — The shots didn’t always fall and the free throw line was a nightmare, but the South Hamilton girls’ basketball team had one undeniable thing going for it Friday night: A never-say-die attitude. Despite trailing by 12 points with four minutes remaining in regulation and eight ...

Hawk boys fall to SEV

JEWELL — One winning streak was extended, while another was thrown in the dumpster on Coach Jim Marsh Court Friday night. Behind a monstrous performance from sophomore Aaron Graves and a second-half surge, Southeast Valley extended its run of wins to seven straight and ended South ...

After falling to ’Dogs, Lynx collect first NCC win over Lions

WEBSTER CITY — Six wrestlers were perfect and nine won at least once for the Webster City wrestling team in its North Central Conference triangular with Algona and Clear Lake last night inside the WCHS competition gymnasium. All in all, that’s not bad. But Lynx head coach Chad Hisler ...