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WCHS hopes to turn tables on Humboldt in 3A substate quarterfinal

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WEBSTER CITY — A favorite opinion of coaches is that it’s always hard to beat a team three times in the same season. Webster City boys’ basketball head coach Marty McKinney has certainly spouted those words over the years. He’s hopeful that mantra will be proven correct this evening, ...

THE LITTLE GIANTS

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WEBSTER CITY — Cam Phetxoumphone looked at his 113-pound state tournament bracket once and that was it. He doesn’t intend to look at it again either. The opponent? It doesn’t matter to Webster City’s junior state champion. They’re just obstacles standing in his way of another gold ...

NEVER COUNT GREENFIELD OUT

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DES MOINES — Brent Greenfield may be down, but he’s never out. Forget the score, forget how much time remains, forget everything. If the South Hamilton junior 182-pounder is still standing, he’s always got a chance. He’s wrestling’s version of a chip and a chair. “Every ...

Seniors, Stuhr guide Lynx past Boone, 57-46

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WEBSTER CITY — Playing in front of their home fans for the final time, Webster City seniors Tyler Olson, Trey Lyons and Tavis Eklund stepped into the spotlight and shined last night. The trio combined for 31 points and contributed key components in the Lynx 57-46 victory over ...

ALL ABOUT THE GOLD

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WEBSTER CITY — Cam Phetxoumphone’s expression was icy as he stood just steps outside of the Webster City wrestling practice room Tuesday afternoon. The 2020 state champion has a big week in front of him, but as he sees it he has just one mission. To dominate. “I don’t know, ...

Algona comes to life late in win over Lynx

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ALGONA — Good teams find a way to get it done. And, right now, there might not be a better boys’ basketball team in the North Central Conference than Algona. Coming off a victory over ninth-ranked (Class 3A) Clear Lake last week, the Bulldogs trailed Webster City throughout most of ...

Hawks’ season ends with 4th straight loss

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SHEFFIELD — Trying to reinvent the wheel at any point is difficult, and trying to do it in the final weeks of the season is virtually impossible. The South Hamilton girls’ basketball team knows that now. The struggles that the Hawks have faced since starting point guard and leading ...

WCHS girls struggle in season-ending loss to Spencer

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SPENCER — Sometimes there are nights that everyone would like to forget, and last night just happened to be one of them for the Webster City girls’ basketball team. That it occurred in the postseason only adds salt to the wound. Outmatched at both ends of the floor by a taller, ...

THE HUNTERS

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JEWELL — South Hamilton’s four state qualifying wrestlers — Keyton Remsburg (113 pounds), second-ranked Lane Swenson (170), Brent Greenfield (182) and fourth-ranked Trevor Thompson (195) — were either kneeling on the mat or completely sprawled out, and all were drenched in sweat as ...

ROLL ON, HAWKS

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JEWELL — The postseason is where the South Hamilton boys’ basketball team eats, and on Monday the Hawks were mighty hungry. With appearances in the substate round in six of the last seven seasons — not to mention three trips to the state tournament over that span — South Hamilton ...

THE JOURNEY BEGINS

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WEBSTER CITY — A long road trip awaits the Webster City girls’ basketball team in its postseason opener this evening. Fresh off arguably its best performance of the season in a 38-22 win over South Hardin last Thursday, the Lynx (3-15) will trek to the northwest to Spencer to take on ...

THOMPSON TO PLAY FOOTBALL AT UPPER IOWA

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JEWELL — With his curly locks and his constant smile, Trevor Thompson comes across as a happy-go-lucky, down-to-Earth high school kid. Throw a football helmet over that shaggy hair though and another person emerges. The smile disappears, and the punisher appears. “He’s physical, I ...

‘IT’S ABOUT TIME’

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NEW HAMPTON — Lathered in sweat, Chase Rattenborg was walking out of the New Hampton High School gymnasium Saturday afternoon when he cocked his head to the side and, with a small grin on his face, uttered three poignant words. He repeated them for effect. “It’s about time,” he ...

Phetxoumphone and Doolittle head to state with chips on shoulders

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NEW HAMPTON — The streak spanned 728 days, and over that time Cam Phetxoumphone racked up 73 consecutive wins and one state championship. And his reaction after it ended on Saturday? A shrug. Phetxoumphone, the 2020 state champion at 106 and the top-ranked grappler at 113, suffered his ...

HAWKS SEND 4 TO STATE, MATCHING PROGRAM RECORD

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CLARKSVILLE — The celebration ended with South Hamilton head coach Dan Brodie visiting the trainer to tend to his bloody nose. It didn’t erase the smile from his face though. Brent Greenfield’s dramatic and stunning — hey, it was — headlock throw and pin of fifth-ranked Drew Fox of ...

Fast start carries ’Cats past Lynx

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WEBSTER CITY — Marty McKinney could see it coming, which is why he took a quick timeout just one minute into Friday night’s North Central Conference contest inside the WCHS gymnasium. His vision was on point, but he was powerless to stop it. Webster City trailed Humboldt 6-0 at that ...

IT’S TIME TO SHINE

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WEBSTER CITY — Is this the state semifinals? Nope, it only feels that way. Three potential state medalists will be housed in the same 106-pound bracket at Saturday’s Class 2A District 6 wrestling tournament inside the New Hampton High School gymnasium, but only two will advance on to ...

Lynx start, finish strong to beat Tigers, 38-22

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ELDORA — Stingy defensively in the first and fourth quarters, the Webster City girls’ basketball team dominated early and late to end the regular season on a high note here last night. The Lynx held South Hardin scoreless in the first quarter and then limited the Tigers to a single ...