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CAM GOES NATIONAL

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WEBSTER CITY — It’s difficult for a wrestler to top the accomplishment of winning a state championship. But how about a national title, would that do it? Maybe so. It’s something that Cam Phetxoumphone will now have to ponder. On the heels of winning his second straight Class 2A ...

Gavin Maines wins national archery title in shoot-off

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WEBSTER CITY — Dan Yoder has watched Gavin Maines shred targets with his bow many times and thought he was a hidden gem in the middle of Iowa. Get him in front of a national audience, Yoder thought, and watch the heads turn. “The kid is unreal,” Yoder said. “I helped him when he and ...

SPRING AWAKENING

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WEBSTER CITY — Craig Signorin compared the butterflies in his stomach to sending his kids to school for the first time. The excitement was palpable as he stood on the sideline and coached his Webster City boys’ soccer team for the first time since May of 2019 yesterday evening. The match ...

ABBY’S A RUNNER

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JEWELL — Abby Ervin isn’t done running quite yet. A multiple-sport athlete at South Hamilton, the senior officially signed last Wednesday to run cross county and track at Northwestern College in Orange City beginning in the fall. Ervin was joined at the signing by her parents, Scott ...

HARD WORK PAYS OFF

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HUMBOLDT — Austin Busch had a simple goal as a sophomore thrower — to make it to the state meet. The coronavirus pandemic wiped out that goal, but that didn’t deter Busch. He went to work. When the facilities at South Hamilton were closed, he traveled to Story City to use ...

MOVIN’ ON UP

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WEBSTER CITY — Some advice to all Webster City football fans who are planning to follow the team out of town in the fall: Make sure you’ve got plenty of gas. Extended road trips are the common theme following the release of the new districts for the 2021 and 2022 seasons by the Iowa High ...

MOORE, PLEASE: WCHS JUNIOR OPENS EYES AT NIELSEN INDOOR

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HUMBOLDT — JJ Moore looked like he was ready to take on the state here Friday night. And it was only the first meet of the season. Webster City’s junior thrower had the best performance of his career during the Lynx season debut at the Nielsen Family Boys’ Indoor, as he repeatedly ...

STARTING OVER?

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WEBSTER CITY — It was one year ago that Webster City girls’ track and field coach Clint Howard gathered his team and commended his athletes for what he thought was a positive first step following an indoor meet in Humboldt. And then came an attempt at humor that he still regrets. “I ...

THRICE AS NICE

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WEBSTER CITY — Ty McKinney may be just a sophomore, but he was the coach on the court for the Webster City boys’ basketball team this winter. That shouldn’t be a surprise. He is a coach’s son, after all. It’s in his DNA. Put it all together — his statistics, his leadership and ...

ROOKIE REWARD: GALETICH 1ST TEAM ALL-HOIC AS FRESHMAN

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WEBSTER CITY — Makena Galetich’s true value to the South Hamilton girls’ basketball team stepped to the forefront the moment she was no longer able to wear the uniform. A knee injury — one that was less severe than originally thought — cost her the final four games of her freshman ...

CARTER’S YEAR: HEWITT NAMED TO TOP TEAM IN HOIC

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WEBSTER CITY — The last thing seniors want are regrets about what they could have done and maybe even should have done. That’s one thing South Hamilton’s Carter Hewitt will never — ever — have to worry about. Consider what he’s already accomplished during his final prep ...

4 area grapplers medal at AAU state tourney

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Four area wrestlers took part in the Iowa AAU Kids State Championship inside Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines over the weekend, and all four came home with medals. One even claimed a state title. Not bad at all. Adrian Phetxoumphone won the crown at 82 pounds in Division B (fifth and ...

Miller named to all-NCC hoops 3rd team

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WEBSTER CITY — Webster City’s leader at the offensive end of the floor and on the glass throughout the season, senior forward Jenna Miller recently earned all-conference recognition from the North Central Conference coaches. Miller, a three-year varsity contributor for the Lynx, was ...

IT’S A FAMILY

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Cam Phetxoumphone was breathing hard, his eyes shifting from side to side as he stood in the tunnel of Wells Fargo Arena Friday night. His Class 2A 113-pound semifinal win over West Delaware’s Carson Less hadn’t even been updated on Track Wrestling yet and I was already asking him to shift ...

ONE BAD MATCH-UP

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HUMBOLDT — Third verse, same as the first. The second one too, for that matter. No matter how you try to spin it or dissect it, Humboldt is simply a bad match-up for Webster City, a fact that was proven yet again in the third meeting of the season on Monday in a Class 3A Substate 2 ...

CAM IS THE MAN

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DES MOINES — With his left nostril plugged to keep it from oozing blood following a six-minute scrap, Cam Phetxoumphone walked off the Wells Fargo Arena floor Saturday night with one arm draped around Webster City head coach Chad Hisler and the other high in the air, his hand flashing two ...

A star in the making, Doolittle takes 3rd at 106

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WEBSTER CITY — Carson Doolittle stood just off the Wells Fargo Arena floor and watched the Class 2A 106-pound state championship match Saturday night with a lot of what-ifs running through his mind. It could have been him. He thought it should have been him. Doolittle’s dream of ...

STATE 2 FOR 1: Thompson reaches 100 wins, snags medal at 195

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DES MOINES — The black sleeve that went from the middle of Trevor Thompson’s right thigh to his calf covered the massive amount of swelling that circled the knee. It wasn’t good the further you traveled south on that leg either. A high ankle sprain — an injury that routinely takes ...