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ALAYNA’S GOT GAME

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IOWA FALLS — Alayna Finucan isn’t a mind reader, she just plays the role — and quite well — on the volleyball court. The Webster City sophomore libero laser focuses in on the set and reads its arc towards the hitter. She then shifts her attention to the attacker, her foot placement ...

WCHS grad Adams to be inducted into IGCA Softball Hall of Fame

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FORT DODGE — Andi Adams admits she shed a few tears when the Iowa Girls Coaching Association called to say she will be inducted into the state's Softball Hall of Fame this coming summer. The raw emotion didn't come from personal glory or individual satisfaction, though. Instead, the ...

SELF-INFLICTED

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WEBSTER CITY — Bob Howard was Forrest Gump and his Webster City football team was the box of chocolates at Lynx Field Friday night. From one play to the next, the head coach never knew what he was going to get. And against defending Class 3A District 2 champion Carroll, that simply ...

Flaugh-less: Hawks’ FB lumbers for 179 yards, 4 TDs

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MADRID — It wasn’t always perfect, but a hefty dose of Cade Flaugh, coupled with another dominant effort from the defensive line carried the South Hamilton football team to its third consecutive victory here Friday night. Despite a couple turnovers and failing to complete a pass from the ...

387 runners compete at Steven Johnson Invite, Hawks included

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WAVERLY — A total of 387 runners — 198 boys and 189 girls — toed the line and completed the 5K course at Waverly College here on Saturday. The third annual Steven Johnson Invite brought together a slew of quality teams, big and small, from across the state, as well as competitors from ...

NOW IT GETS REAL

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WEBSTER CITY — Storms will have to be weathered by Webster City on several different fronts when district football gets underway this evening. For starters, the Lynx (3-1) are one of the key players in the spotlight match-up in Class 3A District 2, as they’ll host defending district ...

HAT TRICK

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WEBSTER CITY — Jess Howard doesn’t unleash the “glare of scare” during every match, but when she does you know she’s somewhere between unhappy and smoke close to pouring out of her ears. Webster City’s head volleyball coach gave her players the look several times last night ...

Hawks take 2-game surge to Madrid tonight

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JEWELL — South Hamilton will begin its Class 1A District 2 journey this evening on the road against Madrid. Coming off back-to-back wins over Woodward-Granger and Manson-Northwest Webster, the Hawks (2-2) will be out to take what they hope will be a first step towards a third consecutive ...

Hawks, Lynx boys go 7-8 in the huge field at R-S Invitational

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ROLAND-STORY — The South Hamilton girls’ and boys’ cross country teams both placed seventh, while the Webster City boys’ squad was eighth at the massive Roland-Story Invitational here yesterday evening. Nearly 20 teams were in the field at River Bend Golf Course. The Hawk boys ...

WHAT A GAME

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WEBSTER CITY — One play with the ball sitting three yards shy of the goal line to win the game — Bob Howard doesn’t just like those odds, he loves them much the same way he loves his dog and John Wayne. That one play didn’t go his way Friday night and the Hall of Fame coach ...

Hawks erupt in 2nd half, dismantle Cougars by 30

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JEWELL — Coming out of his stance at a stocky 231 pounds, South Hamilton fullback Cade Flaugh gives as good as he gets when contact is made. Defenders might not flinch the first time they meet Flaugh. They might handle it just fine on the fifth meeting too. But by collision Nos. 10, 11, 12 ...

Finucan the 4A digs leader; Lynx 2-3 at tourney

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FOREST CITY — Match by match, Webster City sophomore Alayna Finucan backs up the idea that she is an elite libero. And looking at the numbers, it’s hard to argue with that theory. With 77 more digs in her back pocket following Saturday’s Forest City Invite, Finucan has 280 on the ...

3-0 vs. 3-0

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WEBSTER CITY — The numbers scream PlayStation, not reality with flesh and blood players and a 48-minute clock. There’s no way they’re real, right? That’s the story Wyatt Wegener’s resume tells through three weeks. Algona’s 6-foot, 200-pound wingback who has drawn interest from ...

ROAD ROMP

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HAMPTON — It might have taken a few points to kick the rust off the tires, and there was also a Set 4 hiccup, but for the most part the Webster City volleyball team did what it wanted in its first match in nine days here last night. The Lynx opened up a 2-0 lead and went on to knock off ...

Hawks’ homecoming brings Cougars to town

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JEWELL — It’s homecoming week in the hallways at South Hamilton and the Hawks will attempt to end it with a celebration at Taylor Field this evening. Following a 28-14 victory over Woodward-Ganger a week ago, South Hamilton (1-2) will battle for a second straight win this evening when ...

Grove, Hawk boys third at Clear Lake; Ervin top 10 for girls

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VENTURA — Quinton Grove earned himself a spot on the first page of the leaderboard and the South Hamilton boys’ cross country team sat in the bronze medal position at yesterday’s Clear Lake Invite. Running at the Iowa Regular Baptist Camp, the Hawks received strong runs from Grove, Ty ...

RUNNING IN SOUP

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HUXLEY — Emma Peck had the right idea as she walked straight from the finish line towards a group of her Webster City teammates at Monday’s Ballard Invitational. Less than 30 seconds after she completed the 5-kilometer course on the sometimes flat, sometimes hilly Ballard Golf and ...

PHETXOUMPHONE HEADED TO SUPER 32

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WEBSTER CITY — Webster City sophomore wrestler Camron Phetxoumphone will take his shot at many of the nation’s best 106-pound grapplers later this fall when he takes part in the Super 32 Challenge in Greensboro, N.C. Widely regarded as one of the top preseason folkstyle tournaments in ...

FREAKY FRIDAY

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WATERLOO — There’s no dome around Memorial Stadium, but it sure looked like an arena game broke out on the turf field Friday night. Defensive stands were as rare as a bloody steak, as Webster City and Waterloo East combined for 757 yards of offense — the total topped 1,000 yards if ...