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Lynx unstoppable, Olson unhittable in NCC runaway

CLARION — It’s going to get tougher, everyone on the Webster City baseball team knows that. But, for now, the Lynx are simply enjoying themselves. Their early romp through the North Central Conference continued Wednesday night to the tune of 10 hits, a nine-run at bat and an 18-0, ...

3 clutch 2-RBI hits push WCHS past Cowgirls

CLARION — A struggle at times, the Webster City softball team came through with just enough clutch hits to remain at the top of the North Central Conference standings here Wednesday evening. All on two-RBI singles, the Lynx scored two runs in the second, third and seventh innings to power ...

2 TEAMS, 1 CAUSE

WEBSTER CITY — Webster City and Humboldt have long been rivals on the softball diamond and many times the North Central Conference title has been decided after what happens when they meet between the lines. But the next confrontation between the programs will be different. It will be ...

Power Surge

IOWA FALLS — The ebb and flow for a hitter at the plate can be maddening. A slump can be one ground-out away. But a surge can be one line shot away too. Caleb Olson understands this all too well. Just four days ago the Webster City senior was looking for answers as he toiled in a bit ...

Cadets’ gamble doesn’t pay off against Lynx

WEBSTER CITY — Iowa Falls-Alden rolled the dice not once, but twice here Monday evening. And both times they came up snake eyes. The Cadets refused to allow Lynx freshman lead-off hitter Kelly Stoakes to beat them, but several of Stoakes’ teammates happily obliged in a 9-3 North Central ...

HOIC-leading Hawks make quick work of PCM

JEWELL — The first career varsity home run for Emma Lewis should have been a moment for celebration, but there wasn’t even a hint of a smile on the face of the South Hamilton sophomore as she circled the bases in the third inning Monday night at the Mike Penning Athletic Complex. And ...

Mustangs send Hawks to 3rd straight setback

JEWELL — What started so promising has quickly turned frustrating, and it’s now up to the South Hamilton baseball team to figure out how to make corrections. After a 4-0 start in which they outscored their opponents 34-5, the Hawks have been outscored 31-3 in three consecutive losses, ...

WALK-OFF WEEKEND

ZEARING — One walk-off came with a celebration, the other with a yawn. They both brought equal parts success though and capped a week in which the Webster City baseball team not only found itself, but proved that high expectations should now be the norm. The Lynx won the Colo-NESCO ...

No. 2 Carlisle sticks to script, handles Lynx

WEBSTER CITY — The script never seems to change. Each June, Webster City native Jim Flaws brings his powerhouse Carlisle softball program to Webster City for a game, sometimes two. Each June, the Wildcats put on a show. And each June, they celebrate their success with a trip to Leon’s ...

Harris bomb in 9th carries Hawks to key league win

ALLEMAN — One pitch, one swing and goodbye. Thanks for playing, North Polk. Cortney Harris didn’t need much, just one Bailey Hougham offering right down the middle of broadway, and she sent it on a ride in the ninth inning here Friday night. Her two-run home run broke up a 4-all tie ...

Comets hand SH baseball team 2nd straight lopsided loss

JEWELL — After a fast start where nearly everything went right, the South Hamilton baseball team is facing its first stretch of adversity. How the Hawks respond will be the key. For the second time in three nights, South Hamilton was dealt a 12-0 loss, this time by North Polk, Friday ...

THUMBS-UP

WEBSTER CITY — The Webster City softball team got quite adept at being the counter puncher in its opening three North Central Conference games. But the Lynx changed tactics and became the aggressors Wednesday night at Lynx Field. The result didn’t change. WCHS threw 12th-ranked ...

WCHS jumps on Gaels early, wins in 5 innings

WEBSTER CITY — Don’t look now, but this young, unassuming Webster City baseball team just may be a player in the North Central Conference this season. The Lynx sure looked like it against Fort Dodge St. Edmond Wednesday night, and one of its youngest players occupied a starring ...

Hawks’ 7-game surge ends with sluggish effort

GILBERT — Unable to come through with that key hit with runners in scoring position, the South Hamilton softball team saw its seven-game winning streak come to an end here Wednesday night. Hawks’ head coach Harry McMaken isn’t sure whether his players were over-confident or just had ...

Hawks lose Lewis for season, game to Gilbert on same day

GILBERT — Losing a game stung. Losing one of its senior leaders and best hitters for the season was worse. All in all, Wednesday pretty much stunk for the South Hamilton baseball team. A 12-0, 5-inning setback at the hands of Heart of Iowa Conference rival Gilbert was just the final ...

PREP DIAMOND BRIEFS

POKY ENDS LYNX WIN STREAK: Pocahontas Area scored a run on a hit by pitch to break up a 5-5 tie in the sixth inning last night, and the Indians went on to beat Webster City, 6-5, in Pocahontas. The Lynx (5-4) saw their win streak halted at three games, while Pocahontas Area (7-2) won its ...

Youngsters show up, shine for Lynx in win over Saydel

WEBSTER CITY — Beau Klaver just didn’t want to strikeout, that was his one and only goal as he stepped into the batter’s box at a pivotal point in Tuesday’s non-conference baseball game at Lynx Field. A few moments later the Webster City freshman was quickly flexing as he stood on ...

FINALLY!

JEWELL — To say Saydel has owned South Hamilton on the baseball diamond would be quite the understatement. The numbers — and, oh boy, are they lopsided — don’t lie. From 2012 to 2018, a span of seven seasons, Saydel won 13 consecutive games over the Hawks by a combined score of — ...

3rd inning outburst fuels Hawks’ rout

JEWELL — Hands on her hips and one foot on bag, Breanne Diersen looked at her South Hamilton teammates inside the dugout along the third base line and couldn’t contain her smile during the third inning against Saydel Monday night. Diersen had just doubled into the gap in left-center to ...

Five runs in final two innings keep Lynx perfect in NCC

CLEAR LAKE — If Jess Howard has learned anything about her Webster City softball team, it’s that it can never be counted out. For the third time in as many North Central Conference contests, the Lynx rallied from behind Monday night, this time at the expense of Clear Lake, ...