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EARLY EXAM

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WEBSTER CITY — Disciplined football is what Webster City head coach Bob Howard craves, and in Week 1 that’s exactly what he received from his team. The Lynx didn’t turn the ball over in a 21-7 victory over Spencer and they were flagged for just one penalty. The offense sputtered some, ...

Hawks favored, but won’t take Tigers lightly

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JEWELL — Respect everyone, but fear no one — that’s how the South Hamilton football team enters each week. The opponent doesn’t matter. Head coach Corey Klemp preaches precision and focus whether the Hawks are facing a returning state qualifier or a team that hasn’t won a ...

LYNX HAVE NO ANSWER FOR MIDDLETON, NO. 3 COWGIRLS

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BY TROY BANNING tbanning@freemanjournal.net WEBSTER CITY — Let’s get this out there right away — Morgan Middleton is a stud. Just her presence on the court makes Clarion-Goldfield-Dows the overwhelming favorite to win the North Central Conference championship this ...

HEY, IT’S A START

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WEBSTER CITY — The sweat pouring out of Jacob Willson was matched only by the frustration that dripped off his every word as he milled around the Webster City team camp following his run at Tuesday’s Lynx Invitational. The WCHS senior leader had just placed in the top 10 and guided his ...

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 ...