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Disastrous 2nd half foils Lynx upset bid

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CLEAR LAKE — Ty McKinney bellowed and thew his hands onto his head as he spun away from the play with 4:09 remaining in the third quarter Friday night. The Webster City sophomore knew what the whistle meant, both in the moment and in the larger picture. It was his fourth foul. He was ...

No. 5 Lions continue to flex NCC muscles

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CLEAR LAKE — Nicole Muhlenbruch looked at the rebounding numbers Friday night and chuckled. “They didn’t give us many chances to rebound the ball,” Muhlenbruch, the head girls’ basketball coach at Webster City, said of Clear Lake’s 32-11 edge. “They made so many shots ... I ...

HAWK HOOPS, WRESTLING BRIEFS

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SH GIRLS SURGE AFTER HALF, ROLL: South Hamilton turned up the defensive intensity in the second half and outscored PCM 26-4 to pull away for a 24-point Heart of Iowa Conference girls’ basketball victory Friday night in Monroe. The 16-minute onslaught carried the Hawks to a 53-29 win, ...

LYNX FLEX ON ’DOGS

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WEBSTER CITY — Cam Phetxoumphone is more than a state champion and No. 1-ranked 113-pound wrestler who is currently riding a 53-match winning streak. He’s also an honorary cheerleader. Immediately following his 9-1 dusting of 10th-ranked Jack Showalter of Hampton-Dumont/CAL last night, ...

Three score in double figures, Hawks pummel Ogden by 33

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JEWELL — Other than the initial minute or two, this game was never close. South Hamilton scored the final 17 points of the first quarter and gave Ogden no chance to stay in the non-conference girls basketball contest last night on Coach Jim Marsh Court. “We really played well and ...

3 DUALS, 3 ROUTS

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WEBSTER CITY — Carson Doolittle wasn’t nervous and why would he be? He’s been in big matches all over the Midwest for years, and every day in practice he ties up with one of the state’s best. So nervous to face another gifted grappler? No, not in the least. “It was just a ...

Kasch, Miller and Stoakes propel Lynx to first win

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JEFFERSON — The Webster City girls’ basketball team was late to the party Tuesday night. Really late, actually, and maybe that was a good thing. The Lynx team bus arrived at the Greene County Middle School, only to find out their non-conference game against the Rams was being played ...

CALEIGH FOR THE WIN

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BURNSIDE — The play was set up for Caleigh Hewitt to be the hero. And that’s exactly what she became. Hewitt hit the game-winning basket with 1.8 seconds left on the clock here Tuesday night, as South Hamilton knocked off Southeast Valley, 46-45, in a non-conference girls’ basketball ...

Hawks rally in fourth quarter to get by Jaguars

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BURNSIDE — A furious rally over the final eight minutes propelled the South Hamilton boys’ basketball team to a non-conference victory here Tuesday night. Trailing 39-28 after three quarters, the Hawks outscored Southeast Valley 19-5 in the fourth to prevail, 47-44. After watching ...

Olson rips nets, Rams in Lynx victory

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JEFFERSON — When Tyler Olson decides he’s going to be the best basketball player on the court, well, he usually is. And that’s precisely what Webster City needed here Tuesday night. Looking to erase the bitter taste of a loss to St. Edmond just 24 hours earlier, the senior guard took ...

ROUGH START TO 2021

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WEBSTER CITY — The Big Three was trimmed by one on Monday and it was felt. Webster City all-conference guard Tavis Eklund — one of the premier 3-point shooters in the North Central Conference — could only watch from the bench while nursing an injured ankle and his absence was ...

Bargfrede, Symens lead Lynx freshmen to win over Algona

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The Webster City freshman girls’ basketball team is 3-0 on the season following its most recent win over Algona, 36-31, on Monday. Delainey Bargfrede scored a team-high 12 points for the Lynx, while Jill Symens pitched in eight more. Symens also came up with four steals. “We played ...

BETTER LATE THAN NEVE

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He grew up in Webster City. Starred on the football field, the basketball court and the baseball diamond, all right here in Webster City. And yet his greatest athletic accomplishments didn’t come until years later — after he’d said goodbye to Webster City — in a sport that he never gave ...

48 AND COUNTING

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FORT DOGE — In some ways, Cam Phetxoumphone is starting over and it’s going to take him more than a few matches to slide into his comfort level. Still, he’s pretty dang good even when uncomfortable. Webster City’s 2020 state champion always knew what to expect when he competed at ...

A STEP FORWARD

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WEBSTER CITY — It was an unusual feeling for Webster City head boys’ basketball coach Marty McKinney as he attempted to digest his team’s first loss of the season Friday night. Usually following a setback he can pinpoint a number of things that went wrong, but that just wasn’t the case ...

Algona stages furious rally, stuns Lynx

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WEBSTER CITY — Leah Kasch didn’t hang out on the bench for long in the fourth quarter Friday night — maybe 45 seconds to a minute of game time — but she spent the majority of the break with her head in her hands. The Webster City senior couldn’t believe it was happening again. ...

No. 3 Swenson wins another tourney title, stays unbeaten

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STORY CITY — Lane Swenson’s perfect run through the early portion of the season continued on Saturday, as he led South Hamilton’s reduced squad to 109 points and an eighth-place finish at the Jim Kinyon Norsemen Invite. The Hawks took just six wrestlers to the tournament, all of whom ...

HAWK BASKETBALL BRIEFS

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NO. 9 R-S THUMPS HAWKS: Ninth-ranked (Class 3A) Roland-Story forced 30 turnovers and rolled to a 65-27 girls’ basketball win over South Hamilton Friday night in Jewell. Twelve different Norsemen players reached the scoring column and they rained in 10 3-pointers against the overwhelmed ...

PANTHER PRIDE: HEWITT SIGNS TO PLAY FOOTBALL AT UNI

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JEWELL — Carter Hewitt can’t remember the exact date or even who South Hamilton was playing, he just knows it was one crisp fall night a year ago that he made a decision that ultimately altered the course of his life. Imagine the lightbulb shining bright above his head: He wanted to play ...