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Diverse DC-G uses built-in advantages to handle Lynx

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WEBSTER CITY — Excuses are like ... well, you probably know the saying. Maybe that’s why Webster City’s players refused that crutch as they stood drenched in sweat in the dark of night just a few paces from where they took it on the chin at Lynx Field on homecoming Friday night. Jack ...

Hawks run pass-happy Bulldogs into the ground

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OGDEN — Just like a season ago, the South Hamilton football team has virtually assured itself of the runner-up position in Class 1A District 2 behind South Central Calhoun. But will it be enough to once again get the Hawks into the state playoffs? Stay tuned. South Hamilton (5-3, 3-1) ...

ALL GROWN UP

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WEBSTER CITY — This was supposed to be a transition season. That’s a nice way of saying a rebuilding season, but nevertheless, pretty much everyone predicted that a winning season probably wouldn’t be in the cards for the Webster City football team. There were so many holes to fill, a ...

Hawks brace for Ogden’s passing attack

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JEWELL — South Hamilton can move one step closer to a runner-up finish in Class 1A District 2 this evening when it hits the road to take on Ogden at 7 p.m. Following last week’s dramatic double-overtime win over Pocahontas Area, 28-26, the Hawks (4-3, 2-1) can wrap up a winning season ...

LONG LIVE THE QUEEN

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Yeah, I get it — this newspaper is called the Webster City Daily Freeman-Journal, not the Humboldt Daily Freeman-Journal. Columns are usually reserved for the accomplishments of Lynx athletes, not their adversaries 45 minutes to the north and west. But every so often someone comes along ...

No. 14 Humboldt spoils Lynx Senior Night

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WEBSTER CITY — Senior Night was spoiled for the Webster City volleyball team Tuesday night, as 14th-ranked (Class 3A) Humboldt entered the WCHS gymnasium and quieted the home crowd throughout its 3-0 sweep of the Lynx in North Central Conference play. Behind a match-high 13 kills from ...

Grove turns in PR, captures silver at HOIC meet

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ALLEMAN — Quinton Grove isn’t the type of runner who will wear his emotions on his sleeve. But you better believe he was dancing on the inside Monday evening. For more than a month, the South Hamilton senior and 2018 all-state cross country runner has waited for that breakout race, that ...

Girls NCC XC Preview: Gidel looks to make history

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WEBSTER CITY — There have been 29 girls that know what it feels like to win a North Central Conference individual cross country title. But none of them have enjoyed that feeling four times. Is this the year that changes? We’ll find out later today. Humboldt senior Bryce Gidel will ...

Boys NCC XC Preview: Humboldt … and everyone else

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WEBSTER CITY — The Webster City boys’ cross country team is really hoping the streak ends at five. That’s how many consecutive seasons the Lynx have finished in the third-place position at the North Central Conference meet. But as they get set to toe the line on their home course — ...

LYNX BEAR DOWN

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WEBSTER CITY — Faith Anderson had only three of the 108 kills that were hammered to the hardwood inside the WCHS gymnasium Monday night. But in this instance, the old adage of quality over quantity rings true. Already trailing by a set and staring at another set point against, WCHS was ...

THE RPI IS NO FAN OF THE LYNX

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WEBSTER CITY — It could be argued that the Iowa prep football Ratings Percentage Index — commonly referred to as the RPI — is as confusing as stereo instructions. But let’s keep it simple and just say this: The RPI isn’t really a fan of Webster City. The Lynx are 30th in Class ...

Running Wild

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PERRY — The yelling came from the Perry sideline first and the Blue Jays on the field echoed it almost every time Webster City broke the huddle during the first half at Dewey Field Friday night. Watch the counter! Watch the counter! Garrett Whitmore, the Lynx senior wingback, knew ...

No. 6 Titans pull away from Hawks in 4th quarter

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LAKE CITY — For three quarters, the South Hamilton football team stared sixth-ranked (Class 1A) South Central Calhoun in the eye and didn’t blink here Friday night. By the time the fourth quarter rolled around, the two-way playing Hawks were almost too tired to keep their eyes ...

Lynx split 4 matches, reach semifinals of tourney

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MADRID — The Webster City volleyball team reached the championship pool of the Madrid Invitational on Saturday, but fell to eventual gold medalist Van Meter in the semifinals. The Lynx (15-11), who won the tournament in 2018, went 2-2 on the day. They rolled in their opening set of the day ...

HE’S A FREAK

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WEBSTER CITY — A fraction of it probably is luck, the whole right place at the right time theory, but the bulk of Tyler Olson’s ball hawking prowess comes back to one unquestioned fact: The kid is simply an athletic freak. Olson, Webster City’s junior cornerback, enters tonight’s ...

HAWKS READY TO MEET GOLIATH

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WEBSTER CITY — The South Hamilton football team will face its toughest test to date this evening when it makes the long trek to Lake City to tangle with sixth-ranked (Class 1A) and unbeaten South Central Calhoun. The District 2 battle of 2018 state qualifiers is set for a 7 p.m. ...

Hawks sweep Saydel, jump back above .500

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DES MOINES — The South Hamilton volleyball team struggled at the net and behind the service line at times, but still did enough to power past Saydel in a Heart of Iowa Conference battle here Tuesday night. The Hawks (13-12, 2-2 HOIC) swept the bout, 25-13, 27-25, 25-16, to keep Saydel ...