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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, ...

Olson strong again on mound, Lynx take out 2018 NCC champ Lions

CLEAR LAKE — Beau Klaver had a breakout game at the plate, Caleb Olson showed off his power and Tyler Olson put together another solid outing on the mound for the Webster City baseball team here Monday night. Add it all up and it was a giant step in the right direction in the Lynx North ...

LYNX FIND A WAY

WEBSTER CITY — Cynthia Whitehill has a violent uppercut swing and when she makes contact that ball may want to pack its bags because it’s going on a trip. But it wasn’t the Webster City senior’s power stroke that made the difference at Lynx Field Friday night. Quite the opposite, in ...

SH softball easily dispatches Nevada

JEWELL — There’s a lot of belief inside the South Hamilton softball dugout right now. The Hawks believe they can score runs. The Hawks believe they can shut teams down. The Hawks believe — truly believe — they can compete with anyone. And they’re playing like it too. South ...

Hawks champs at Hudson tourney, extend win streak to 6

HUDSON — The South Hamilton softball team extended its winning streak to six and claimed the title at the Hudson tournament on Saturday. The Hawks (6-1) were dominant in both wins, as they took out Grundy Center, 6-1, and Hudson, 4-0. South Hamilton was scheduled to open the day against ...

Hawks, win, but pay a steep price

JEWELL — South Hamilton put together another early-season statement-making performance on the baseball diamond Friday night at the Mike Penning Athletic Complex, but it may have come with a hefty price tag attached. Behind a 10-strikeout show on the mound from Cole Berg, the Hawks ...

Stoakes’ 3-run HR sparks Lynx comeback win

HAMPTON — The count was 3-0 and two runners were aboard when Kelly Stoakes stood in the batter’s box with her Webster City softball team trailing 3-1 in the third inning here Wednesday evening. For most batters, that red light would be flashing. But when you’re hitting over .800, that ...

No-no, Rams: Olson pretty much perfect on bump in Lynx win

JEFFERSON — Efficient, dominant and pretty much perfect — that about sums up the pitching performance of Webster City sophomore right-hander Tyler Olson here Wednesday night. Painting the outside corner with one fastball after another, Olson needed just 64 pitches — 54 of them were ...

Lynx squander early chances, fall to Ames

AMES — Getting runners on the base paths wasn’t the problem for the Webster City baseball team last night. Bringing those runners around to score, now that’s a different story. Particularly early on when the game was still up for grabs. WCHS sprayed seven hits across the diamond in ...

Hawks put throttle down, crush No. 14 Norsemen

ROLAND — Breanne Diersen landed the first punch when she hammered the ball into the gap for a lead-off triple in the first inning, and South Hamilton didn’t stop delivering the shots for seven innings. Statement made? You better believe it. Every batter in the lineup recorded at ...

Kasch perfect at plate, Lynx continue to blister ball in victory

STORM LAKE — Shredding opposing pitching continued to be the strength of the Webster City softball team here Tuesday night, as the Lynx lashed 11 hits in a dominant non-conference performance. Leah Kasch was perfect in four plate appearances to lead the way in the Lynx 8-3 victory over ...

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 ...