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Hawks defy statistics, succumb to Tigers in opener

ELDORA — A head-scratcher right off the bat is not the way the South Hamilton football team envisioned the start of the season. Statistically speaking, the Hawks dominated South Hardin at Tiger Field Friday night. But among the numbers were penalties and turnovers, two areas that South ...

Hawks break even during 6-match tourney

CLARION — A busy, 13-match week ended for the South Hamilton volleyball team here on Saturday. The Hawks went 3-3 at the Clarion-Goldfield-Dows Invite and take an 8-5 overall mark into the second week of the season. South Hamilton earned 2-0 wins over Harris-Lake Park (21-14, 21-16) and ...

IT’S A START

AMES — With his hands on his head and his lips pursed, Quinton Grove stared straight ahead, the steam metaphorically coming out of his ears as he caught his breath at the ISU cross country course yesterday evening. The South Hamilton senior expects to win races and, at worst, to contend ...

Perin, Willson lead Lynx at Marshalltown

MARSHALLTOWN — Matthew Perin’s introduction to the cross country community went over quite well here yesterday evening. The newest member of the Webster City boys’ squad raced alongside Jacob Willson at the front of the team’s pack and wound up as the leader at the Marshalltown ...

Pick up your copy of The Fan today

WEBSTER CITY — The Fan, the Daily Freeman-Journal’s comprehensive look at the fall sports teams at Webster City and South Hamilton high schools, makes its return today. The 36-page, full color section features football, volleyball and cross country team photos, schedules and preview ...

Hawks handle Tigers in 2, Royals in 3

JEWELL — The South Hamilton volleyball team swept Madrid and then took down Colo-NESCO in three sets on Coach Jim Marsh Court last night. The Hawks (5-2) barely broke a sweat in dismantling the Tigers, 25-15 and 25-6. Following a break, they claimed the opening set from Colo-NESCO, dropped ...

Let the games begin

STORY CITY — All things considered, the South Hamilton volleyball team got everything it wanted out of opening night on Monday. Was it perfect? Far from it. Did the Hawks navigate their way through the non-conference quadrangular unscathed? Nope. But with a young and inexperienced ...

Volunteer workers needed for 3 upcoming meets in Webster City

WEBSTER CITY — With three upcoming home meets on the schedule, the Webster City cross country program is asking for volunteers to come forward to help make the events successful. Tony Bussan has taken on the role of volunteer director of the meets and he’s hoping there are plenty of ...

From my family to all of you, Thank You!

I’d like to tell you a story, one that will perfectly incapsulate why I have called Webster City my work home for the past 19 years and 11 months. Drake Doering, you are that story and I hope it’s OK that I tell it now. It was Drake’s idea to organize a golf benefit for my family to ...

Balderas exits stage as 1st team all-HOIC pick

JEWELL — South Hamilton’s first winning baseball season in more than a decade produced five all-Heart of Iowa Conference honors at season’s end. Following an 11-9 campaign that included a 6-7 mark and fourth-place finish in the league, the Hawks collected one first-team accolade for ...

Veteran Steen, leader-in-waiting Olson collect all-state honors

WEBSTER CITY — Dylan Steen put a face on the program, one that could provide stability and respect for a team that, quite frankly, looked like it was going to battle through a rebuilding season. Tyler Olson was the secret weapon, someone who head coach Adison Kehoe knew was destined for ...

Unnaturally Natural

WEBSTER CITY — One great game turned into two and then into three. Everyone started to take notice by game No. 4, and one outing later the wow factor had been replaced by a certain expectation. It was a lot to hoist on the shoulders of someone so young, but Kelly Stoakes handled all of it ...

2019 DFJ Male Co-Athlete of the Year: Drake Doolittle and Dylan Steen

WEBSTER CITY — In so many ways, Dylan Steen and Drake Doolittle are different athletes. And in so many ways, they’re exactly the same. Both are multiple-sport standouts, but they soar over the crowd in different disciplines. Steen has the ability to make any athletic endeavor look easy, ...

2019 DFJ Female Athlete of the Year: Zoey Woodle

WEBSTER CITY — Zoey Woodle never got the chance to meet her older sister, Kacie. She was left with stories and memories that weren’t hers to fill the immeasurable void in her life. But on this day, Zoey knows one thing: Her big sis would be proud. All of those early morning drives from ...

Champs Rewarded

WEBSTER CITY — A second outright North Central Conference championship in the past three seasons brought the Webster City baseball team seven all-league accolades. Voted on by the nine NCC head coaches, the teams were released last week. WCHS, which finished the season at 20-10 and ...

Heart of Hawks

BY TROY BANNING tbanning@freemanjournal.net WEBSTER CITY — The battery of Taylor Volkmann and Breanne Diersen have been very good to South Hamilton softball, and, in a way, they’re going out on top. Together. Volkmann, the Hawks’ senior pitcher, and Diersen, her classmate and ...

GOODBYE

SLATER — Caleb Olson made two diving catches look easy Monday evening. Words were much harder for the Webster City senior as reality began to set in while the stands emptied at Nite Hawk Field. All good things end eventually. “You know it’s coming, but it just goes by so fast,” ...

WC native Jim Flaws has No. 1 Carlisle back in 4A semifinals

FORT DODGE — Making a mid-summer pilgrimage to the state softball tournament never gets old for Webster City native Jim Flaws. He hopes to head home later this week toting a shiny new trophy too. And if yesterday’s performance by his top-ranked Carlisle team is any indication, he’s got ...

COMEBACK KIDS

SLATER — Webster City has 243 hits this season and the argument could be made the two biggest came off the same bat against the same team. Sean Carver is The Man, in more ways than one. And Humboldt isn’t likely to forget the Lynx sophomore designated hitter anytime soon. Just nine ...