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IOWA STATE REVERSES COURSE, NO FANS FOR SEASON OPENER

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The Daily Freeman-Journal AMES — Two days after announcing its football season opener would be played in front of an estimated 25,000 fans, Iowa State reversed course on Wednesday. ISU Athletic Director Jamie Pollard now says the Sept. 12 game against Louisiana will be played without ...

WCHS hosts Lynx Invite today at Briggs Woods

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WEBSTER CITY — The training has been extensive, and now it’s time to see if it was all worth it. Runners from all across central Iowa will convene at Briggs Woods Golf Course this afternoon for what will be the first cross country competition of the season for most. The Lynx Invite will ...

THUNDER AND LIGHTNING

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JEWELL — It’s thunder and lightning. Or would it be thunders and lightning? South Hamilton’s three-headed backfield beast is probably fine with either. Besides, Trevor Thompson, Lane Swenson and Brock Galetich were too busy churning out yards and touchdowns to worry about a moniker ...

LYNX SPIKERS SPLIT FOUR MATCHES AT GARRIGAN TOURNEY

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ALGONA — There were bright moments, but also plenty of teachable moments for the Webster City volleyball team at Saturday’s Algona Garrigan tournament. The Lynx split the difference with a 2-2 record that moved them to 3-4 on the season. WCHS claimed 2-0 sweeps over Garrigan (21-15, ...

Hawks thrive at home, sweep Tigers and Royals

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The Daily Freeman-Journal JEWELL — Coming home was exactly what the South Hamilton volleyball team needed. After starting the season with five matches on the road, the Hawks were back in familiar surroundings last night and played it up to the home crowd in 2-0 victories over Madrid and ...

Hawks sweep Eagles, fall to SEV

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The South Hamilton volleyball team split matches Tuesday evening in Gowrie and sit at 1-4 on the season. The Hawks swept Eagle Grove in their opener (25-9, 25-7) to give rookie head coach Kayla Schaufenbuel her first career victory. South Hamilton carried the momentum into its second match ...

Night 1: A little rocky

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STORY CITY — Night No. 1 of the prep volleyball season didn’t go exactly as Webster City and South Hamilton had planned on Monday, but both head coaches saw slivers of sunlight that they think will allow the teams to progress. The Lynx and Hawks combined to go 1-5 at the Roland-Story ...

WCHS will require masks at fall sporting events

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WEBSTER CITY— Face masks will be the favored accessory at all Webster City sporting events this fall. If you want to attend, you need to wear one. That was the message from WCHS athletic director Joe Shanks on Tuesday as he discussed the school’s decision to require masks due to the ...

All-State Repeat: Stoakes earns her 2nd straight honor from IGCA

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WEBSTER CITY — Quality pitches to hit were few and far between for Kelly Stoakes this summer, but the Webster City sophomore still put together a standout season that generated all-state status. On Thursday, Stoakes was named to the Class 4A all-state third team by the Iowa Girls Coaches ...

Galetich, Hewitt land on all-HOIC first team

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WEBSTER CITY — Following a 9-8 season, including 7-7 in the Heart of Iowa Conference, and a trip to the Class 2A district final round, the South Hamilton baseball team received five all-league nods from the HOIC coaches. Juniors Brock Galetich and Carter Hewitt were named to the first ...

2020 DFJ MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: TYLER OLSON

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WEBSTER CITY — Marty McKinney has got a good Tyler Olson story, one that typifies the Webster City junior’s competitive nature. Olson was locked in a bags — you may call it cornhole — battle with Bub Goings, who just happens to be the father of his girlfriend, Tatum. Bub pretty much ...

2020 DFJ FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: TAYLOR MCKINNEY

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WEBSTER CITY — Taylor McKinney is stumped by the question as she sits on a basketball and picks at the grass while the sun sets in the background. What’s something we don’t know about her? “Man, I really don’t know,” she said. McKinney’s story has been told so many times ...

DFJ Male Athlete of the Year: The Finalists

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(IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER) Brock Galetich, Junior, South Hamilton High School Combine a strong work ethic with plenty of talent and you get South Hamilton junior Brock Galetich, who put together a year that rivals anyone in Hamilton County. Starting last fall, Galetich earned Class 1A ...

DFJ Female Athlete of the Year: The Finalists

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(IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER) Alayna Finucan, Sophomore, Webster City High School Alayna Finucan is already one of the best volleyball players in the history of the Webster City program. By the time she’s finished? There could very well be no doubt about who resides at the top of the ...

Grady 2nd team all-HOIC; Harms and Lewis HM

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WEBSTER CITY — The South Hamilton softball team secured three all-conference spots from the Heart of Iowa Conference coaches at the conclusion of the season earlier this month. Mackenzy Grady, a sophomore catcher, was named to the second-team, while senior pitcher Jessi Harms and junior ...

CHANGES FOR 2020

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WEBSTER CITY — The Iowa High School Athletic Association announced on Friday a revised schedule plan for the 2020 football season due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has held the country hostage since mid-March. Adopted by the IHSAA Board of Control, the new plan reduces the regular season ...

DOMINANCE

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WEBSTER CITY — Webster City went undefeated in North Central Conference play and won its second straight league title and third in four years this summer. That’s impressive. And what’s even more impressive? The statistical dominance the Lynx showed throughout the course of the ...

3 OF THE BEST

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WEBSTER CITY — Inside the North Central Conference, there were a few hitters that made opponents groan whenever they stepped inside the batter’s box. Webster City sophomore Kelly Stoakes was one of those chosen few. And she was rewarded accordingly. Following a shortened 2020 ...