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Lions height a problem, WCHS boys stumble for first time

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CLEAR LAKE — You can’t teach height. And, as Webster City found out Tuesday night, it’s hard to defend too, particularly when it’s the one glaring thing the Lynx lack. Undersized all over the floor, WCHS had no answer inside the paint against two-time defending North Central ...

SH boys smack Saydel by 52 points

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JEWELL — South Hamilton turned up the defensive intensity and, basically, could have named its score en route to a fourth consecutive Heart of Iowa Conference victory on Coach Jim Marsh Court Tuesday night. The Hawks limited Saydel to just five field goals and got everyone in uniform ...

Balderas gets hot, SH girls push by Saydel

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JEWELL — Aneesa Balderas put the South Hamilton girls’ basketball team on her back, particularly in the fourth quarter, and pushed the Hawks towards a Heart of Iowa Conference victory on Coach Jim Marsh Court Tuesday night. The senior shooting guard splashed in five 3-point baskets and ...

WELCOME HOME

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WEBSTER CITY — For whatever reason, the opening three to five minutes of the third quarter seem to belong to the Webster City boys’ basketball team. That’s a good thing for a number of reasons. At the top of the list: Those bursts have given the Lynx the breathing room to fend off ...

Lynx win 3 of 4 duals at tourney

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GRINNELL — Webster City got off the dual schneid and picked up a critical component to future success — confidence — at Saturday’s Grinnell Tiger Duals. After coming close to picking up that elusive first dual victory of the season against Ballard on Thursday, the Lynx jumped into ...

Hawks win 4 titles, place 3rd at CS Round Robin

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MANLY — One of the more successful days for the South Hamilton wrestling team in recent memory included four individual championships and a third-place finish in the team standings at Saturday’s Central Springs Round Robin Tournament. Lane Swenson (170 pounds) and Trevor Thompson (195) ...

Hegland’s 3 in final seconds keeps Hawks perfect in HOIC

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JEWELL — Aaron Hegland has dealt with the lowest of lows and highest of highs on Coach Jim Marsh Court. It was almost 11 months ago that he was taken off the floor on a stretcher after suffering a seizure in a basketball game against Gilbert. On Friday, the senior easily could have been ...

Without Feaker, Hawks suffocated by Nevada defense in blowout loss

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JEWELL — Without leading scorer and starting point guard Hallee Feaker, the South Hamilton girls’ basketball team didn’t have enough offense or press breakers to handle Nevada on Coach Jim Marsh Court Friday night. The Cubs cashed in on nine 3-point baskets and pressed the Hawks into ...

Lynx build early 30-0 lead on Ballard, can’t hang on

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WEBSTER CITY — Things couldn’t have started out any better for the Webster City wrestling team in front of its home crowd last night. Things couldn’t have ended any worse either. What essentially amounted to two separate duals went the way of Ballard, 44-36, as the Bombers rallied ...

WCHS grad Jergens a first-team academic All-American

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WEBSTER CITY — It’s been 31⁄2 years since Victor Jergens roamed the halls at Webster City High School, but not much has changed. The 2016 WCHS graduate still has his long, curly locks. He’s still impressive on the football field. And he’s still smart as a whip. Now a fourth-year ...

WELCOME TO THE PLAYGROUND

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ROCKWELL CITY — What the season will look like by the time February rolls around is anyone’s guess. But here’s what is known about the Webster City boys’ basketball team — the winter months won’t be boring. Grab your popcorn and pop — if you’re health conscious, go for the ...

Icy offensive night costs WCHS girls in road loss

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ROCKWELL CITY — Nicole Muhlenbruch used words like complacent and shock as she sat at a lunchroom table just 10 steps outside of the South Central Calhoun gymnasium Tuesday night. She was as confused as everybody else by what she’d witnessed. That wasn’t her team, not the one that had ...

Hawks put clamps on high-scoring Norsemen, roll to HOIC win

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JEWELL — Roland-Story began the season with three consecutive 70-point performances, all of them wins. And then South Hamilton stepped onto the floor with the Norsemen and slammed on the breaks. The Hawks clamped on Roland-Story from the opening tip and never lost their defensive ...

SH girls bit by turnovers in 30-point loss to No. 6 R-S

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JEWELL — A lopsided second quarter and an offensive show from sophomore dynamo Reagan Barkema ensured that the sixth-ranked (Class 3A) Roland-Story girls’ basketball team could put it on cruise control in the second half here on Tuesday. The Norsemen outscored South Hamilton 24-7 in the ...

Lynx start slow, finish fast and take 4th at DCG

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GRIMES — Pinning opponents in less time than it takes to walk to the mat are fun and draw attention, but they don’t really help the long game. And Webster City sophomore Cam Phetxoumphone, the top-ranked 106-pounder in Class 2A, is playing just that — a long game that he hopes builds ...

Lynx cough up big lead, fall in OT to No. 14 ’Dogs

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ALGONA — Silence, blank stares and a few sniffles attached to tears — that’s pretty much all there was in the Webster City locker room following Friday’s North Central Conference opener. Oh, and shock. A whole lot of shock. It was supposed to be yet another signature victory,this ...

SH boys keep foot on gas, give Juber his first victory

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JEFFERSON — Matt Juber’s career as a head coach was all of five quarters old when he found himself experiencing a case of deja vu Friday night. One quarter down. Twelve points up. Only this time, he made sure his players knew it wasn’t the time to let their feet off the gas. In fact, ...

Feaker takes control of offense, SH girls thrive in rout of Rams

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JEFFERSON — Being a point guard isn’t easy. Being a freshman point guard is harder yet. But it’s taken all of four games for Halle Feaker to get comfortable with her role. And whether she realizes it or wants to admit it, the South Hamilton girls’ basketball team is hers for the ...

Swenson runs over 170-pound field at first tourney of season

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MANSON — Health and confidence can do wonders on the wrestling mat. Take South Hamilton junior 170-pounder Lane Swenson, for example. After injury-plagued freshman and sophomore seasons, his body is finally cooperating. Now every time he steps onto the mat, he feels like he can ...