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Myers, Highland lead Lynx softball to NCC win

WEBSTER CITY - Another efficient performance at the plate Monday night at Lynx Field kept the Webster City softball team just one game out of the lead in the race for the North Central Conference crown.WCHS (6-5, 4-1 NCC) blasted 15 hits and jumped ahead early en route to a decisive 11-5 ...

Bulldogs keep Lynx baseball stuck in neutral

WEBSTER CITY - The Webster City baseball team continued to show improvements in all phases of the game, yet still came up empty Monday evening at Lynx Field.Algona scored two runs in the fourth inning to move ahead for good, and added two more in the sixth and an additional two in the seventh ...

Hawk girls live, die by long ball against Norse

JEWELL - Roland-Story freshman Sydney Mathis got the better of South Hamilton in the pitcher's circle and at the plate Monday evening at the Mike Penning Athletic Complex.Mathis earned the victory and blasted a pair of solo home runs - the second one the game-winner - to lead the Norse to a 5-4 ...

Hawks rally to tie game, R-S wins it in 7th

JEWELL - South Hamilton's valiant comeback was all for naught, as Roland-Story provided the final dagger in the top of the seventh inning in a Heart of Iowa Conference baseball game at the Mike Penning Athletic Complex on Monday.Jerald Fritz smacked a base hit and eventually scored the go-ahead ...

Trojans pay the price for errors in 18-16 loss to Royals

BLAIRSBURG - Northeast Hamilton collected 11 hits, but also made 15 errors in a wild 18-16 Iowa Star Conference loss to Colo-NESCO here on Monday."When you have 15 errors, without that coming down you're not going to win very many games," NEH head coach Chace Pruismann said.The two teams ...

PICKED OFF

WEBSTER CITY - Cole Reed is going to haunt the dreams of quarterback Ben Jass and, really, every member of the Midwest Rampage for quite a while.Reed is the main reason why the Rampage now has a blemish on its 2015 record. Reed is the main reason why Webster City's minor league football ...

Hahne takes the Late Model checkers on home track

WEBSTER CITY - Drivers at the Hamilton County Speedway outraced Mother Nature Saturday night, as track officials hurried to get the race program completed before the rain arrived.Hobby Stock driver Randy Embrey notched his second victory of the season with a next-to-the-last lap pass over ...

Lynx feisty, but late rally comes up short vs. Dons

STORY CITY - Mark Fisher's ball club might still be strapped with a goose egg in the win column, but it's not because of a lack of effort.The youthful and feisty Webster City baseball team - starting two freshmen and two sophomores with plenty more baby faces in the dugout - nearly pulled of an ...

Hawks break out big lumber, outscore foes 33-3 to win Hudson tourney

HUDSON - Dominant from the first swing to the final out, South Hamilton rolled to three victories and the championship at Saturday's Hudson Tournament.On the strength of 30 hits - 13 of them went for extra bases, including three home runs - the Hawks outscored their foes 33-3."All around it was ...

Lynx struggle at plate, go 1-2 at B-F tourney

BONDURANT - An inconsistent day at the plate pushed Webster City to the backside of the bracket, and the Lynx finished 1-2 at the Bondurant-Farrar Tournament.Still playing without senior slugger Mikaleh McCoy, who is also the team's No. 1 pitcher, the Lynx dropped contests to Heart of Iowa ...

Hawks whiff against CMB, Ogden; beat CGD on walk-off HR by Griffin

COLLINS - South Dakota State recruit Brady Stover had South Hamilton's number here on Friday, as the CMB senior pitcher twirled a one-hitter in a 10-0, 6-inning victory for the Raiders.With an over-powering fastball, Stover, who committed to South Dakota State earlier in the week, fanned 13 ...

HAVE MERCY

JEWELL - Already with a single, double and, oh by the way, a two-hit masterpiece in her back pocket, South Hamilton sophomore Ady Wintermote waited to make her splashiest impact on the final pitch of the game Wednesday evening at the Mike Penning Athletic Complex.Can you say yard?Wintermote ...

Hawks can’t keep up with explosive Tiger bats

JEWELL - By scoring three runs in the last half of the sixth inning, the South Hamilton baseball team assured itself of one more frame Wednesday evening at the Mike Penning Athletic Complex.But with the way that Gilbert was swinging the bats, the Tigers salivated at the chance to add to their ...

Wildcats hammer ball, Trojans in just 3 innings

BLAIRSBURG - Mistakes turned into more mistakes and the frustration mounted with every pitch for the Northeast Hamilton baseball team yesterday evening.Not even a stern lecture from head coach Chace Pruismann in the second inning did much good, as Janesville smacked 10 hits and took advantage ...

Down an all-NCC pitcher, Lynx make No. 3 Gaels sweat before falling

FORT DODGE - Like any good team would, third-ranked (Class 2A) Fort Dodge St. Edmond came out and put Webster City on the defensive in a showdown between North Central Conference rivals Wednesday night the Rogers Sports Complex.It didn't help that Webster City was without one of its leaders ...

Walks again stymie Lynx in 16-1 loss to Gaels

FORT DODGE - Finding the positives was a little tricky for the Webster City baseball team in the wake of its third loss in as many outings Wednesday evening at the Rogers Sports Complex.After taking a 1-0 lead after one inning and being tied at 1 after two, the Lynx suffered through what had to ...

POWER PLAY

WEBSTER CITY - Jess Howard's mannerisms that tell her players she's frustrated - putting her hands on her head, looking down and swiping at the dirt with her feet and smacking her hands together, just to name a few - were on full display during the early innings Monday night at Lynx ...

Struggles on mound, in field keep Lynx winless

WEBSTER CITY - Making contact, hitting the ball hard, putting runners on base and scoring runs - those are not the problems for the Webster City baseball team at this early juncture in the season.But none of the team's offensive explosiveness will be rewarded without improvements defensively - ...

Gilbert sets school record in Lynx season finale

APLINGTON - Tired legs and a relentless opponent spelled a long night on the pitch for the Webster City girls' soccer team in its season finale here yesterday.Aplington-Parkersburg owned the net and scored at will en route to a 9-2 victory over the Lynx in a Class 1A Region 4 quarterfinal."They ...

Trojans get aggressive at the plate, thump Tripoli for first win of season

TRIPOLI - With a game plan of attacking at the plate, the Northeast Hamilton baseball team got its offense rolling and secured its first win of the season here on Monday.The Trojans ran Tripoli starting pitcher Ryan Goodenbour off the mound in the first inning and smacked nine hits in an 11-3 ...