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WCHS baseball takes it on chin against Tornadoes

STORM LAKE — Adison Kehoe made one point multiple times as he discussed his Webster City baseball team’s road loss to Storm Lake Tuesday night: Don’t be fooled by the final score. The Tornadoes touched the plate at least once in all six of their at bats en route to a 10-4 victory over ...

WHAT A START

OGDEN — Jess Howard wasn’t going to do it, no matter how many different ways she was asked. She knows it’s insane. Heck, anybody who understands the game of softball at all knows it’s insane. Still, Webster City’s head softball coach wasn’t going to go there with the flowery words ...

7th-inning surge carries Hawks

JEFFERSON — Kenzy Grady is going to take her share of lumps this summer, she knows that and so does South Hamilton head softball coach Harry McMaken. How could she not? Grady is just a freshman who has been thrust into the varsity lineup at a pretty important position she’s really not ...

Hawks off to first 2-0 start in 7 years

JEFFERSON — Two game isn’t a season, Kyle Galetich knows that, but South Hamilton’s head baseball coach isn’t about to dismiss them either. What has he learned from those two games? His Hawks have the chance to be quite good. For the second time in as many nights on Friday, South ...

Lynx show their youth in loss to Hawks

GRANGER — As much as Adison Kehoe tried to talk a good game in the days and weeks leading up to his Webster City baseball team’s season opener, he knew it was coming. How could he not? WCHS didn’t just lose six starters off last season’s team. It lost six starters who were two-, ...

Ballard sends Lynx into offseason in regional quarterfinals

HUXLEY — The ball lived on the feet of the Ballard attackers and Webster City goalkeeper Josselin Guendulay was peppered with shots at a dizzying pace during last night’s Class 2A Region 4 quarterfinal girls’ soccer match at Richard Strouse Field. The outcome reflected the trends ...

Comets drop dose of reality on Hawks

CONRAD — Taylor Volkmann’s return to the pitching circle for the first time in nearly two years didn’t go exactly as planned here Wednesday night, but the South Hamilton senior found plenty to build upon moving forward. After missing the entire 2018 season with a torn ACL, the ...

Thursday’s Prep Diamond Briefs

HAWK BASEBALL ROLLS: Sam Lewis roped three hits, two of which were doubles, and drove in three runs to spark a South Hamilton baseball rout, 13-1 in 5 innings, over Clarion-Goldfield-Dows last night in Clarion. The Hawks belted 13 hits and scored multiple runs in each of the first four ...

POWER PLAY

WEBSTER CITY — Leah Kasch started her celebration as she rounded second base. There was a brief pause as she stepped on third base and flexed before she completed her slow journey towards the plate where her teammates awaited. An opening-night home run is certainly a good omen, and there ...

CADETS MAKE IT 3 FOR 3 AGAINST LYNX

IOWA FALLS — Time and time again, Craig Signorin watched his back line take on and fend off the speed and attacks of Iowa Falls-Alden in a Class 2A Substate 2 quarterfinal boys’ soccer match at Cadet Field Monday evening. The Webster City head coach liked what he was seeing, right up ...

Hawks 4th at Class 2A regional

PARKERSBURG — The South Hamilton girls’ golf team shot a 407 and placed fourth at the Class 2A Region 3 tournament on Monday. New Hampton tamed Legends Trail Golf Course with a winning score of 339, while Dike-New Hartford was the runner-up with a 376. Both teams advanced to next ...

Lions’ Faber too much for Lynx

CLEAR LAKE — The Webster City girls’ soccer team had no answer for the speed and athleticism of Clear Lake junior Sara Faber on the pitch Monday evening. Faber rattled off six goals and the Lions (7-3) shut out WCHS, 10-0. The match ended in the 60th minute. WCHS (2-11) will travel ...

RAINMAKER: Whitmore sloshes his way to state bronze in 400 hurdles

DES MOINES — Garrett Whitmore and Max Harfst stepped onto the blue oval inside Drake Stadium at different times, but with the same goal. It was all about the medal. Whitmore walked off it with a smile on his face and a sense of accomplishment. A little less than 24 hours later Harfst ...

Peters caps brilliant career with 2 bronze medals

DES MOINES — Logan Peters lingered on the Drake Stadium infield Saturday afternoon. He looked around the stadium, he approached and congratulated fellow runners — anything to make the moment last a little bit longer. Because once he walked away, it was for good. A ...

Deluge wreaks havoc on thrower Skartvedt, jumper Hay

DES MOINES — The excuses were there for the taking, but no one bit. With the conditions being what they were Friday morning — water-logged would be a good way to put it — it would have been easy for South Hamilton thrower Lily Skartvedt or Webster City jumper Ashlyn Hay to blame the ...

Is it a rebuild, or just a reload for Lynx?

WEBSTER CITY — As senior years go, Dylan Steen doesn’t have much to complain about. Football — All the Webster City standout did last fall was lead Class 3A District 2 in rushing, challenge Iowa’s all-time interception record and earn his second straight first-team all-state ...

Whitmore narrowly misses spot in 3A 100-meter final

DES MOINES — It takes an average human being 300 to 400 milliseconds to blink. What does that have to do with the State Track and Field Championships? Bear with me. Not one of the favorites to contend for a spot in the Class 3A 100-meter dash final, Webster City junior Garrett Whitmore ...

SH girls’ shuttle hurdle relay a respectable 10th in 2A

DES MOINES — There was a smile on Hailey Cavan’s face, but a tint of sadness in her eyes as she stood outside Drake Stadium yesterday morning. On one hand, the South Hamilton junior was pleased with her group’s performance in the Class 2A shuttle hurdle relay on the opening day of the ...

Ferrell misses state golf bid by one shot

SPENCER — If you play golf, then you’ll completely understand this: Golf is oftentimes unfair. It can be mean too. All of the above might come close to explaining why one of the best players in Class 3A will not be in the state tournament field next week. Webster City senior ...