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WALK-OFF WEEKEND

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ZEARING — One walk-off came with a celebration, the other with a yawn. They both brought equal parts success though and capped a week in which the Webster City baseball team not only found itself, but proved that high expectations should now be the norm. The Lynx won the Colo-NESCO ...

No. 2 Carlisle sticks to script, handles Lynx

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WEBSTER CITY — The script never seems to change. Each June, Webster City native Jim Flaws brings his powerhouse Carlisle softball program to Webster City for a game, sometimes two. Each June, the Wildcats put on a show. And each June, they celebrate their success with a trip to Leon’s ...

Harris bomb in 9th carries Hawks to key league win

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ALLEMAN — One pitch, one swing and goodbye. Thanks for playing, North Polk. Cortney Harris didn’t need much, just one Bailey Hougham offering right down the middle of broadway, and she sent it on a ride in the ninth inning here Friday night. Her two-run home run broke up a 4-all tie ...

Comets hand SH baseball team 2nd straight lopsided loss

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JEWELL — After a fast start where nearly everything went right, the South Hamilton baseball team is facing its first stretch of adversity. How the Hawks respond will be the key. For the second time in three nights, South Hamilton was dealt a 12-0 loss, this time by North Polk, Friday ...

THUMBS-UP

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WEBSTER CITY — The Webster City softball team got quite adept at being the counter puncher in its opening three North Central Conference games. But the Lynx changed tactics and became the aggressors Wednesday night at Lynx Field. The result didn’t change. WCHS threw 12th-ranked ...

WCHS jumps on Gaels early, wins in 5 innings

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WEBSTER CITY — Don’t look now, but this young, unassuming Webster City baseball team just may be a player in the North Central Conference this season. The Lynx sure looked like it against Fort Dodge St. Edmond Wednesday night, and one of its youngest players occupied a starring ...

Hawks’ 7-game surge ends with sluggish effort

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GILBERT — Unable to come through with that key hit with runners in scoring position, the South Hamilton softball team saw its seven-game winning streak come to an end here Wednesday night. Hawks’ head coach Harry McMaken isn’t sure whether his players were over-confident or just had ...

Hawks lose Lewis for season, game to Gilbert on same day

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GILBERT — Losing a game stung. Losing one of its senior leaders and best hitters for the season was worse. All in all, Wednesday pretty much stunk for the South Hamilton baseball team. A 12-0, 5-inning setback at the hands of Heart of Iowa Conference rival Gilbert was just the final ...

PREP DIAMOND BRIEFS

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POKY ENDS LYNX WIN STREAK: Pocahontas Area scored a run on a hit by pitch to break up a 5-5 tie in the sixth inning last night, and the Indians went on to beat Webster City, 6-5, in Pocahontas. The Lynx (5-4) saw their win streak halted at three games, while Pocahontas Area (7-2) won its ...

Youngsters show up, shine for Lynx in win over Saydel

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WEBSTER CITY — Beau Klaver just didn’t want to strikeout, that was his one and only goal as he stepped into the batter’s box at a pivotal point in Tuesday’s non-conference baseball game at Lynx Field. A few moments later the Webster City freshman was quickly flexing as he stood on ...

FINALLY!

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JEWELL — To say Saydel has owned South Hamilton on the baseball diamond would be quite the understatement. The numbers — and, oh boy, are they lopsided — don’t lie. From 2012 to 2018, a span of seven seasons, Saydel won 13 consecutive games over the Hawks by a combined score of — ...

3rd inning outburst fuels Hawks’ rout

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JEWELL — Hands on her hips and one foot on bag, Breanne Diersen looked at her South Hamilton teammates inside the dugout along the third base line and couldn’t contain her smile during the third inning against Saydel Monday night. Diersen had just doubled into the gap in left-center to ...

Five runs in final two innings keep Lynx perfect in NCC

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CLEAR LAKE — If Jess Howard has learned anything about her Webster City softball team, it’s that it can never be counted out. For the third time in as many North Central Conference contests, the Lynx rallied from behind Monday night, this time at the expense of Clear Lake, ...

LYNX FIND A WAY

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WEBSTER CITY — Cynthia Whitehill has a violent uppercut swing and when she makes contact that ball may want to pack its bags because it’s going on a trip. But it wasn’t the Webster City senior’s power stroke that made the difference at Lynx Field Friday night. Quite the opposite, in ...

SH softball easily dispatches Nevada

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JEWELL — There’s a lot of belief inside the South Hamilton softball dugout right now. The Hawks believe they can score runs. The Hawks believe they can shut teams down. The Hawks believe — truly believe — they can compete with anyone. And they’re playing like it too. South ...

Hawks champs at Hudson tourney, extend win streak to 6

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HUDSON — The South Hamilton softball team extended its winning streak to six and claimed the title at the Hudson tournament on Saturday. The Hawks (6-1) were dominant in both wins, as they took out Grundy Center, 6-1, and Hudson, 4-0. South Hamilton was scheduled to open the day against ...

Hawks, win, but pay a steep price

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JEWELL — South Hamilton put together another early-season statement-making performance on the baseball diamond Friday night at the Mike Penning Athletic Complex, but it may have come with a hefty price tag attached. Behind a 10-strikeout show on the mound from Cole Berg, the Hawks ...

Stoakes’ 3-run HR sparks Lynx comeback win

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HAMPTON — The count was 3-0 and two runners were aboard when Kelly Stoakes stood in the batter’s box with her Webster City softball team trailing 3-1 in the third inning here Wednesday evening. For most batters, that red light would be flashing. But when you’re hitting over .800, that ...

No-no, Rams: Olson pretty much perfect on bump in Lynx win

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JEFFERSON — Efficient, dominant and pretty much perfect — that about sums up the pitching performance of Webster City sophomore right-hander Tyler Olson here Wednesday night. Painting the outside corner with one fastball after another, Olson needed just 64 pitches — 54 of them were ...