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Cubs jump ahead in sixth, beat Hawks, 6-4

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NEVADA - The South Hamilton baseball team was unable to generate enough offense to overcome five errors in a 6-4 loss to Nevada last Thursday night.It was just the second win of the season for the Cubs (2-21, 2-14 HOIC), who, surprisingly, also own a victory over No. 9-ranked (Class 2A) ...

Ferrell stymies league leaders, loses heartbreaker

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HUMBOLDT - Unbeaten in the North Central Conference and well on its way the crown, the Humboldt baseball team received its biggest scare inside the league Wednesday night.Webster City's most complete effort defensively of the season and a sterling pitching performance from Bryan Ferrell pushed ...

Humboldt clinches NCC title, Flaws closes in on SB record

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HUMBOLDT - The North Central Conference championship trophy is on its way to Humboldt.The sixth-ranked (Class 3A) Wildcats seized outright ownership of the league crown on their home diamond Wednesday night by disposing of their closest rival Webster City by a convincing 7-0 margin. Humboldt ...

Comets hand Hawks a 10-run thumping

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The Daily Freeman-JournalALLEMAN - Turn the page and quickly.That was what the South Hamilton softball team hoped to do following Wednesday's forgetful 10-0, 6-inning Heart of Iowa Conference loss to rival North Polk.The flat performance on the part of the Hawks (16-11, 9-6 HOIC) featured just ...

Barkema, Diersen provide pop in Hawks’ win

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JEWELL - A balanced, damaging lineup is the envy of all softball coaches and it's something that South Hamilton potentially possesses.Putting it all together Nos. 1 through 9 in the same game doesn't always happen, but slowing down the order completely isn't usually a possibility either.Right ...

Raiders capitalize on errors, slide by Lynx by one run

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WALL LAKE - Defensive breakdowns cost the Webster City softball team a chance at a non-conference victory on the road here Tuesday night.East Sac County scored the go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth inning and then held on to knock off the Lynx, 5-4. WCHS (12-16) committed five errors that ...

Lynx NCC title hopes on life support after loss

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WEBSTER CITY - Winners of five consecutive games and four in a row inside the North Central Conference, the Webster City softball team stepped onto the dirt at Lynx Field Monday night still in control of its own destiny in relation to the league championship.Seven innings full of missed ...

’Dogs rough up WCHS baseball in 6 innings

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WEBSTER CITY - Give a good team like Algona an extra out and look out. Give the Bulldogs five extra outs and consider the ballgame a lost cause.That's what Webster City found out at Lynx Field Monday night.Five WCHS errors and seven free bases on walks were simply too much to overcome, as ...

WALK-OFF! Hegland belts 7th-inning HR, drives in 5 in SH win

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JEWELL - It wasn't officially Senior Night, but it really was on Monday at the Mike Penning Athletic Complex.It was Alyssa Hegland's game and everyone else was simply there to watch.Hegland, the lone senior on the South Hamilton softball team's roster, turned in a performance to remember, ...

BRITTANY BALL

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JEWELL - Brittany Spindler's 5-foot, 100-pound soaking wet (maybe) frame isn't going to make any pitcher shake at the knees, but those that take her lightly should prepare to face the consequences.Gilbert isn't the first team to learn this lesson and most likely won't be the last.South ...

PATIENCE A VIRTUE

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FORT DODGE - A little more than 24 hours after a stunning victory over sixth-ranked (Class 3A) Humboldt, the St. Edmond softball team stepped onto its home diamond at the Rogers Sports Complex with plans for another upset Wednesday night.Webster City declined to oblige.Instead, the Lynx ripped ...

Singles on repeat carry Gilbert by Hawks

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JEWELL - Single after single after single, that's what Gilbert went with to frustrate and, eventually, demoralize the South Hamilton pitching staff Wednesday night at the Mike Penning Athletic Complex.It wasn't like the Tigers ripped the cover off the ball, far from it in fact. They were ...

Roller coaster ride continues for WCHS baseball in loss to Gaels

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FORT DODGE - The season-long roller coaster ride that the Webster City baseball team has been stuck on took a sharp dive down a steep hill here Wednesday night.Just one night after playing one of its better defensive games of the campaign in a 4-3, 9-inning victory over South Central Calhoun, ...

Olson’s arm, Ferrell’s bat carry WCHS past Titans in 9

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LYTTON - Mop-up duty, or an inning here and there, that's been the extent of freshman Caleb Olson's pitching outings for the Webster City baseball team this season prior to Tuesday night.And after Tuesday night? He may be in line to see a few more innings.The rookie right-handed hurler saw ...

Lynx, Toreadors will meet in 4A regional quarters

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WEBSTER CITY - The Webster City softball team will get a second chance to try to beat Boone, only this time it will come in the postseason.The Lynx (8-14) and 15th-ranked Toreadors (17-6) will meet in a Class 4A Region 2 quarterfinal at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 7 in Boone. The regional pairings ...

An earned loss

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WEBSTER CITY - It was a loss that was earned. Why? Because of so many unearned runs allowed.Webster City didn't necessarily have a disastrous night defensively on Monday at Lynx Field, but an error here and an error there eventually added up in a 9-7 setback against North Central Conference ...

Nerland’s walk-off hit keeps WCHS in NCC title hunt

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WEBSTER CITY - Out of conference games haven't been kind to the Webster City softball team so far this season, but inside the North Central Conference is where head coach Jess Howard will always put the emphasis.And, what do you know, the Lynx find themselves in the thick of the race for the ...

Early outburst allows Hawks to cruise past Rams

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JEFFERSON - Talk about your explosive starts.South Hamilton erupted for eight runs in its first at bat, added two more in the third inning and then went silent until it posted two more runs in the seventh on Monday, as the Hawks began their week by bombing Greene County, 12-1, in a Heart of ...