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RATTENBORG, ANDERSON HELP LYNX BOUNCE GAELS IN 3 SETS

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FORT DODGE — Don’t look now, but Webster City has found its one-two punch in the front row. Continuing what started seven days earlier in a quick rout of Hampton-Dumont/CAL, the tandem of Sierra Rattenborg and Faith Anderson was strong and efficient in a three-set sweep of North Central ...

No. 9 Hawks face a tough test against Tigers

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JEWELL — Knocking on the door for so long, the South Hamilton football team finally blitzed its way through the entrance last Friday night. And the Hawks have no intentions of leaving after just one week inside the high roller’s room. Coming off a 20-0 victory over then No. 8-ranked ...

LYNX FACE FIELDS OF RANKED GIANTS AT BALLARD INVITE

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HUXLEY — The best of the best cross country individuals and teams in central Iowa converged on the Ballard Golf and Country Club Monday evening, and there were plenty of fireworks despite the absence of fans lining the course. Yearly one of the largest regular season meets in the state, ...

Hawks’ volleyball season suspended due to COVID-19

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JEWELL — The South Hamilton varsity volleyball team is under a two-week suspension following a positive test for COVID-19 within the program, athletic director Todd Coy confirmed on Monday. The Hawks have postponed upcoming Heart of Iowa Conference matches against Greene County and Saydel, ...

Lynx No. 7 in 3A, Hawks No. 9 in 1A in latest AP poll

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WEBSTER CITY — Hamilton County has not one, but two ranked prep football teams. Webster City moved up one spot to No. 7 in Class 3A, and South Hamilton entered the 1A Top 10 at No. 9 in the latest Associated Press rankings, which were voted on by a statewide panel of media members and ...

ON THE SIDELINE: WEEK 3

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MOVING ON UP: Another win, another milestone for Webster City head coach Bob Howard. The Lynx 8-7 win over Ballard on Friday was career victory No. 344 for the Hall of Famer, which moved him into a tie for sixth on the state’s all-time leaderboard with Pat Mitchell of Cedar Falls. In his ...

STATEMENT VICTORY

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DIKE — In 48 muddy minutes Friday night, South Hamilton transformed from the hunter to the hunted in Class 1A District 3. Keyed by a power running game and another stingy defensive effort, the Hawks dominated preseason district favorite and eighth-ranked Dike-New Hartford, 20-0, on the ...

LYNX BEAT RAMS, EAGLES AT SOUTH HARDIN INVITE

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HUBBARD — The Webster City volleyball team beat a pair of Heart of Iowa Conference programs and finished 2-3 on Saturday at the South Hardin Invite. The Lynx swept two sets from Greene County (21-13, 21-16) and rallied from an early deficit to take down Saydel in three sets (16-21, 21-18, ...

SO FAR, SO (SO) GOOD

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WEBSTER CITY — However you slice it, the Webster City football team has been dominant this season. Offense. Defense. You name it. Dominant. But it’s only been two weeks. That’s the phrase head coach Bob Howard used multiple times this week in the lead-up to tonight’s ...

Hawks face first real test against No. 8 D-NH

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JEWELL — South Hamilton’s last visit to Dike-New Hartford wasn’t a lot of fun — a 42-8 beating in the first round of the Class 1A playoffs two seasons ago. But the one Hawk player that stood out on that crisp evening was a sophomore linebacker with a bright future. It was you, ...

FINUCAN SMOTHERS ’DOGS WITH SERVE, LYNX ROLL IN 3

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WEBSTER CITY — Alayna Finucan is a fierce competitor, but it reached the point where even she began to feel bad for Hampton-Dumont/CAL during last night’s North Central Conference volleyball match inside the WCHS gymnasium. “At one point I looked at (Webster City head coach) Jess ...

WILLSON, PECK LEAD LYNX AT GO-HAWK CLASSIC

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WAVERLY — A field of 623 runners — 309 girls and 314 boys — tackled the Wartburg College cross country course in two waves at Tuesday’s Dick Pollitt Go-Hawk Classic. Four races — freshman and sophomore girls, freshman and sophomore boys, junior and senior girls, and junior and ...

2nd Verse, Same As 1st

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MADRID — It’s inevitable that, eventually, South Hamilton will face a tough test. It just hasn’t happened yet. Following a 42-8 rout over Roland-Story in Week 1, the Hawks continued to run roughshod over whatever was in their path here Friday night. South Hamilton (2-0) rushed for ...

Lynx vault into AP Class 3A Top 10, sit tied for 8th

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WEBSTER CITY — Webster City’s 55-0 thumping of Carroll on Friday made statewide Associated Press poll voters stand up and take notice. After not garnering a single vote following Week 1 of the season, the Lynx (2-0) jumped into the Class 3A Top 10 on Monday. They sit tied with Sergeant ...

WEEK 2 ON THE SIDELINE: Webster City Lynx

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A DIFFERENT SIDE: Games are still intense and exhausting for WCHS head coach Bob Howard, but there are more smiles postgame in his 44th season. Grandchildren Aaliyah, Sophie, Landry and Houston are the reasons why. All four were waiting for Howard following Friday’s 55-0 rout over ...

EARLY EXAM

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WEBSTER CITY — Disciplined football is what Webster City head coach Bob Howard craves, and in Week 1 that’s exactly what he received from his team. The Lynx didn’t turn the ball over in a 21-7 victory over Spencer and they were flagged for just one penalty. The offense sputtered some, ...

Hawks favored, but won’t take Tigers lightly

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JEWELL — Respect everyone, but fear no one — that’s how the South Hamilton football team enters each week. The opponent doesn’t matter. Head coach Corey Klemp preaches precision and focus whether the Hawks are facing a returning state qualifier or a team that hasn’t won a ...

LYNX HAVE NO ANSWER FOR MIDDLETON, NO. 3 COWGIRLS

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BY TROY BANNING tbanning@freemanjournal.net WEBSTER CITY — Let’s get this out there right away — Morgan Middleton is a stud. Just her presence on the court makes Clarion-Goldfield-Dows the overwhelming favorite to win the North Central Conference championship this ...