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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 ...

SH freshman pitchers do their jobs in loss to Comets

The Daily Freeman-Journal ALLEMAN — It was a challenge presented by South Hamilton head baseball coach Kyle Galetich, and those that he tested passed. Freshman pitchers Elijah Balderas and Tycin Barkema were tasked with slowing down one of the top teams in the Heart of Iowa Conference ...

That’s Better

JEWELL — It was a clunker, really it was just that simple. But how would South Hamilton respond? That was the important question as the softball team entered its own, at times water-logged Hawk Invite on Saturday at the Mike Penning Athletic Complex. The results speak for ...

Barkema, Galetich lead offense in rout of Ogden

JEWELL — One bat, one spark, is what the South Hamilton baseball team was looking for in the fourth inning Saturday afternoon at the Mike Penning Athletic Complex. It got eight instead. And the result? Ballgame. Locked in a 1-all contest with Ogden, the Hawks sprayed eight hits ...

Whitehill cranks HR, Lynx handle ’Dogs

WEBSTER CITY — With one swing, quickly followed by one celebration, the Webster City softball team set on a course for its eighth North Central Conference victory in as many outings at Lynx Field last night. Just 24 hours after making the trek to Algona for a victory, the Lynx returned ...

Olson blanks Bulldogs, now 6-0 with 0.40 ERA

ALGONA — An eighth grader and a sophomore stole the show for the North Central Conference leading Webster City baseball team here Wednesday night. Translation: The future looks awfully bright. The not yet in high school CJ Hisler went 3 for 3 with three RBIs at the bottom of the lineup ...

Stoakes, Kasch, Goings and Finucan 2 hits in win

ALGONA — Second verse, same as the first. With the exception of second-ranked (Class 3A) Humboldt, which it hasn’t faced yet, the Webster City softball team rolled through the North Central Conference the first time through. Round 2 began Wednesday night and not much ...

Thursday’s Prep Briefs: Lynx Baseball, Hawks Softball

LYNX BASEBALL BLANKS H-D, FALLS TO BALLARD: Dylan Steen and Caleb Olson combined to shut out Hampton-Dumont Thursday night at Lynx Field, as the Webster City baseball team continued to roll through the North Central Conference with a 7-0 victory. Steen struck out seven in four innings of ...

LEGACY LOCKED: Ferrell receives 3rd straight all-state honor

WEBSTER CITY — Were a Mount Rushmore of the Webster City boys’ golf program created, there’s little doubt that Nathan Ferrell’s bust would be included. It may be hard for the recent WCHS graduate to believe that right now considering his junior and senior seasons ended in ...

Jacoby erupts with 3 hits, Hawks rough up Cubs

NEVADA — The smile returned to the face of Leah Jacoby here last night, as she played a starring role in yet another South Hamilton softball victory. Hitting in the No. 9 spot, Jacoby went 3 for 3 at the dish with a triple and RBI to help the Hawks dismantle Heart of Iowa Conference rival ...

Nevada shackles Hawk bats, ends 10-game slide

NEVADA — The Nevada baseball team ended a 10-game losing streak by silencing the South Hamilton bats here on a rainy Monday night. Cubs’ pitcher Dylan Sporrer limited South Hamilton to just four hits, and Nevada made an unearned run in the fourth inning stand up for a 1-0 victory in ...

Already Warm

ROLAND — Working on a potential perfect game as she stood inside the pitcher’s circle in the middle of the fourth inning Friday afternoon, Taylor Volkmann laughed as she conversed with South Hamilton head coach Harry McMaken. Were they talking strategy? Not really, rather “just dumb ...

Pitch Perfect: Hawks silence R-S bats, sweep HOIC doubleheader

JEWELL — A lot of nights when Zeke Balderas makes the short walk from the dugout to the mound there is only one thing that can beat him: Zeke Balderas. When the South Hamilton senior is around the plate and throws strikes, he’s an imposing force. When his control is lacking, that’s ...

Lynx go 3 for 3, Miller cranks 2 HRs

MARTENSDALE — Weekend tournaments haven’t always treated Jess Howard’s Webster City softball team well. But when she found the Martensdale-St. Marys Tournament three years ago, the Lynx head coach hit her own home run. For whatever reason, the Lynx feel right at home so far away from ...

GENIUS MOVE: State champion Drake Doolittle to wrestle at Duke

WEBSTER CITY — Wrestling and academics, Drake Doolittle has always excelled at both. So it’s fitting that he’s headed to a nationally known college where he’ll get the chance to showcase his talents in both arenas. Doolittle, a recent Webster City High School graduate, announced ...

Swenson, Skartvedt and Harris play HR derby

JEWELL — Cortney Harris isn’t thinking about the wins or even the potential for a Heart of Iowa Conference championship. At this point, the South Hamilton senior is focused on just one thing. Fun. After all, that’s what sports are supposed to be all about, right? “I personally ...

Big hits finally fall in 6th, SH baseball ends 3-game skid

JEWELL — Here we go again. That’s what had to be going through the minds of the South Hamilton baseball players and fans Wednesday night as they stared at a three-run deficit and potential extension of the team’s losing streak to four. Some spark, any spark, was needed. And leave ...