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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 ...

No. 5 Greene County fends off Hawks in HOIC play

JEFFERSON - Fifth-ranked (Class 3A) and Heart of Iowa Conference favorite Greene County scored single runs in four of the seven innings and then rode the strong pitching performance of all-state hurler Marissa Promes to a 4-1 victory over South Hamilton here Monday night.A double and solo home ...

Rams jump on Hawks early, roll to 14-4 baseball win

JEFFERSON - Greene County scored six runs in its first at bat and never let up against South Hamilton in a Heart of Iowa Conference baseball game here Monday night.The Rams added eight more runs in the third, fourth and fifth innings to dispose of the Hawks, 14-4, in five innings.Hawks' pitcher ...

Griffith, Hogan take the checkers again at HCS

WEBSTER CITY - A total of 95 drivers crowded into the pits Saturday evening for the fourth night of regular season racing at the Hamilton County Speedway.The fast surface allowed drivers to use all the lanes, and four racers gained repeat trips to the winner's circle.Ty Griffith of Webster City ...

DON’T PANIC: Rampage maintain perfect record

WEBSTER CITY - Remembering the upset loss it endured a season ago against the Panic, the Midwest Rampage took the field and performed with a chip on its shoulder Saturday afternoon.There was no reason to panic this time around.It took the Rampage just three plays to find the end zone and the ...

DESTINY FULFILLED

LIVERMORE - Logan Yates has seen rock bottom on the golf course, but the lows only gave him a greater appreciation for finishing on such a high.As a freshman, in the varsity lineup for the first time, Yates and his then teammates shot a 220 in a nine-hole meet - not exactly a career highlight. ...

Fuhs missed out on individual gold, but he’s got my respect

One Swing. Alec Fuhs took 152 of them over the course of two days at the picturesque Spring Valley Golf Course, but he only wants to take back one.Just that one moment in time - no more than a few seconds. That one decision. That one back swing. That one follow through.If he could do that, the ...

Sogard peaks at right time, lands in 2A top 10

AMES - It's amazing what a little confidence can do for a person's golf game. That, and a hot putter.After struggling during the late stages of the regular season, South Hamilton sophomore Nathan Sogard came to life in the postseason and capped a thrilling three-week ride by placing 10th in the ...

Lynx eye-popping offensive show continues Friday, Saturday

WEBSTER CITY - The meat of the Webster City battling order is a headache just waiting to happen for the opposition.Clarion-Goldfield-Dows may have been the first team to feel the wrath, but it certainly won't be the last.The trio of Mikaleh McCoy, Cassidy Nerland and Maddie Anderson - the Nos. ...

WCHS rally comes too late in 15-7 loss to Carroll

WEBSTER CITY - Timid in the field and sluggish at the plate, particularly early on, the Webster City baseball team put itself in a hole it couldn't climb out of in its season opener Friday night at Lynx Field.Carroll (1-2) put the ball in play repeatedly, forced seven Webster City errors, and ...

SH BASEBALL TAKES CONTROL LATE, WINS

A more aggressive approach at the plate and a renewed emphasis on solid defense helped the South Hamilton baseball team pick up its first victory of the season Friday night at the Mike Penning Athletic Complex in Jewell.The Hawks sprayed 11 hits to all areas of the field and played error-free ...

WINTERMOTE GOES YARD, HAWK WIN

At the plate and in the field, the South Hamilton softball team was clicking on all cylinders Friday evening at the Mike Penning Athletic Complex in Jewell.Just how good were the Hawks? Never better, said head coach Laura Read."All the way around, I think it was one of the best games I've seen ...

HEADED OUT

WEBSTER CITY - Esler Meija crumpled to the turf and buried his head in the grass until Webster City teammate Connor O'Hearn raced over and physically lifted him to his feet as the sun began to set at Lynx Field last night.WCHS head coach Craig Signorin felt the sting, too. After a sit-down chat ...

Nerland blasts grand slam, Lynx fly by Cadets

IOWA FALLS - There is determination in every swing that Cassidy Nerland takes. And when she makes contact? Look the heck out.Just four days after ending her track and field season, the freshman wasn't in Webster City's starting lineup in the season opener here Wednesday night, but she still ...

Rapp’s 3-hit, 17-strikeout debut tainted by Trojans’ defensive struggles

BLAIRSBURG - Nate Rapp's first foray onto the varsity mound wasn't just good, it was great here Wednesday evening.The Northeast Hamilton eighth grader showed no signs of nerves and mowed down Iowa Star Conference rival Dunkerton. But Rapp got very little help from his defense, as the Trojans ...

HAWK DIAMOND BRIEFS

SH SOFTBALL BLANKED: South Hamilton didn't have any luck against standout pitcher Racheal Freland Wednesday in Monroe, as the Prairie City-Monroe senior twirled a three-hitter to help the Mustangs prevail, 5-0, in the season-opener for both squads.PCM (1-0, 1-0 HOIC) jumped out quickly with two ...