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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 ...

Lynx squander early chances, fall to Ames

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AMES — Getting runners on the base paths wasn’t the problem for the Webster City baseball team last night. Bringing those runners around to score, now that’s a different story. Particularly early on when the game was still up for grabs. WCHS sprayed seven hits across the diamond in ...

Hawks put throttle down, crush No. 14 Norsemen

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ROLAND — Breanne Diersen landed the first punch when she hammered the ball into the gap for a lead-off triple in the first inning, and South Hamilton didn’t stop delivering the shots for seven innings. Statement made? You better believe it. Every batter in the lineup recorded at ...

Kasch perfect at plate, Lynx continue to blister ball in victory

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STORM LAKE — Shredding opposing pitching continued to be the strength of the Webster City softball team here Tuesday night, as the Lynx lashed 11 hits in a dominant non-conference performance. Leah Kasch was perfect in four plate appearances to lead the way in the Lynx 8-3 victory over ...

WCHS baseball takes it on chin against Tornadoes

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STORM LAKE — Adison Kehoe made one point multiple times as he discussed his Webster City baseball team’s road loss to Storm Lake Tuesday night: Don’t be fooled by the final score. The Tornadoes touched the plate at least once in all six of their at bats en route to a 10-4 victory over ...

WHAT A START

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OGDEN — Jess Howard wasn’t going to do it, no matter how many different ways she was asked. She knows it’s insane. Heck, anybody who understands the game of softball at all knows it’s insane. Still, Webster City’s head softball coach wasn’t going to go there with the flowery words ...

7th-inning surge carries Hawks

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JEFFERSON — Kenzy Grady is going to take her share of lumps this summer, she knows that and so does South Hamilton head softball coach Harry McMaken. How could she not? Grady is just a freshman who has been thrust into the varsity lineup at a pretty important position she’s really not ...

Hawks off to first 2-0 start in 7 years

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JEFFERSON — Two game isn’t a season, Kyle Galetich knows that, but South Hamilton’s head baseball coach isn’t about to dismiss them either. What has he learned from those two games? His Hawks have the chance to be quite good. For the second time in as many nights on Friday, South ...

Lynx show their youth in loss to Hawks

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GRANGER — As much as Adison Kehoe tried to talk a good game in the days and weeks leading up to his Webster City baseball team’s season opener, he knew it was coming. How could he not? WCHS didn’t just lose six starters off last season’s team. It lost six starters who were two-, ...

Ballard sends Lynx into offseason in regional quarterfinals

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HUXLEY — The ball lived on the feet of the Ballard attackers and Webster City goalkeeper Josselin Guendulay was peppered with shots at a dizzying pace during last night’s Class 2A Region 4 quarterfinal girls’ soccer match at Richard Strouse Field. The outcome reflected the trends ...

Comets drop dose of reality on Hawks

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CONRAD — Taylor Volkmann’s return to the pitching circle for the first time in nearly two years didn’t go exactly as planned here Wednesday night, but the South Hamilton senior found plenty to build upon moving forward. After missing the entire 2018 season with a torn ACL, the ...

Thursday’s Prep Diamond Briefs

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HAWK BASEBALL ROLLS: Sam Lewis roped three hits, two of which were doubles, and drove in three runs to spark a South Hamilton baseball rout, 13-1 in 5 innings, over Clarion-Goldfield-Dows last night in Clarion. The Hawks belted 13 hits and scored multiple runs in each of the first four ...

POWER PLAY

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WEBSTER CITY — Leah Kasch started her celebration as she rounded second base. There was a brief pause as she stepped on third base and flexed before she completed her slow journey towards the plate where her teammates awaited. An opening-night home run is certainly a good omen, and there ...

CADETS MAKE IT 3 FOR 3 AGAINST LYNX

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IOWA FALLS — Time and time again, Craig Signorin watched his back line take on and fend off the speed and attacks of Iowa Falls-Alden in a Class 2A Substate 2 quarterfinal boys’ soccer match at Cadet Field Monday evening. The Webster City head coach liked what he was seeing, right up ...

Hawks 4th at Class 2A regional

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PARKERSBURG — The South Hamilton girls’ golf team shot a 407 and placed fourth at the Class 2A Region 3 tournament on Monday. New Hampton tamed Legends Trail Golf Course with a winning score of 339, while Dike-New Hartford was the runner-up with a 376. Both teams advanced to next ...

Lions’ Faber too much for Lynx

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CLEAR LAKE — The Webster City girls’ soccer team had no answer for the speed and athleticism of Clear Lake junior Sara Faber on the pitch Monday evening. Faber rattled off six goals and the Lions (7-3) shut out WCHS, 10-0. The match ended in the 60th minute. WCHS (2-11) will travel ...

Peters caps brilliant career with 2 bronze medals

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DES MOINES — Logan Peters lingered on the Drake Stadium infield Saturday afternoon. He looked around the stadium, he approached and congratulated fellow runners — anything to make the moment last a little bit longer. Because once he walked away, it was for good. A ...

Deluge wreaks havoc on thrower Skartvedt, jumper Hay

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DES MOINES — The excuses were there for the taking, but no one bit. With the conditions being what they were Friday morning — water-logged would be a good way to put it — it would have been easy for South Hamilton thrower Lily Skartvedt or Webster City jumper Ashlyn Hay to blame the ...