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THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT

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WAVERLY - Tony Bussan already knew he had a talented freshman class of boys on his cross country team prior to Tuesday's Dick Pollitt Go-Hawk Invitational.And now the athletes themselves know as well.Competing only against other freshmen in the age classification meet, the WCHS rookies went out ...

Fuhs boys pass, catch Lions into submission

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WEBSTER CITY - For all of the bickering that goes on between Avery and Alec Fuhs, the Webster City seniors have no problem putting their differences aside once they step between the lines.The verbal exchanges end and instincts take over. It is twin telepathy? Maybe and maybe not, but they sure ...

Is a win over the Lions a big deal? Players say nope

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WEBSTER CITY - The players knew the answers to the trivia questions, and how could they not?They just didn't care.Leading up to Friday, when was the last time Webster City beat Clear Lake on the football field? How many straight games had the Lynx lost in the series?The answers: 1996 and 16 ...

Trojans score twice late, spoil opener for Hawks

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JEWELL - A game in which South Hamilton was seemingly in control of all went wrong over the final 5 minutes Friday night at Taylor Field.And instead of celebrating a victory, the Hawks trudged to the locker room saddled with a season-opening loss.A quarterback change midway through the second ...

Hawks perfect, bring home gold

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LAKE CITY - South Hamilton's sole focus entering Saturday's South Central Calhoun Invitational was summed up in one word.Finish.And finish the Hawks did.A small hiccup early was overcome, as was a 1-0 deficit in the semifinals, as South Hamilton went a perfect 5-0 to win the tournament ...

No. 8 WCHS looks to end long run of futility vs. Lions

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WEBSTER CITY - Victor Jergens is no dummy. He's not about to tip his hand or give Clear Lake any bulletin board material leading into tonight's non-district showdown at Lynx Field.Instead, he simply repeated the words of his coach. Words he's probably heard over and over ... and over ...

SH starts its season a week late and hungrier than ever

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JEWELL - South Hamilton was hungry to start the football regular season one week ago before Mother Nature stepped in and said "I don't think so."And now the Hawks are downright starving.After having its season opener against Roland-Story wiped off the books due to massive flooding that hit the ...

In the win column

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WEBSTER CITY - With no real bomber on the outside or in the middle, the Webster City volleyball team has had to become creative in order gain an advantage.Head coach Jess Howard loathes service errors, and yet she's willing to take that chance - perhaps begrudgingly - with her club this ...

Lynx boys stick close, thrive

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WEBSTER CITY - Give Trey Nelson one thing - he went for it.Was it a surprise? Yeah, it was.Was it perhaps a bit foolish? Maybe.But will his coach ever scold him for it? Nope, never.Rather than hang back with his teammates, Nelson, a Webster City sophomore, challenged the leaders throughout the ...

Lynx girls splinter, fall back

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WEBSTER CITY - Logging that extra half-mile plus that girls now put in on the cross country course took a toll on plenty of runners on a hot and humid Tuesday evening at the Webster City Links.Those that pushed through the mental block persevered.Go ahead and add Webster City sophomore Haley ...

Closing a work in progress, Lynx stuck with two losses

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HUXLEY - An inexperienced Webster City volleyball team, particularly up front, learned that it's not easy to close out sets here Tuesday night.The Lynx hung around in their matches against host Ballard and 12th-ranked (Class 3A) North Polk, but struggled down the stretch. The result was a pair ...

Hawks run Ogden out of the gym in three sets

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JEWELL - Comfortable back on its home court, the South Hamilton volleyball team was hangover-free from its disappointing 0-4 performance at Saturday's Ames Invitational when it hosted and housed Ogden in a non-conference showdown Tuesday evening.Five players contributed kills, and eight aces ...

USMTS takes over Hamilton County Speedway tonight

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WEBSTER CITY - The Hamilton County Speedway will host the USMTS speed merchants this evening.The historic half-mile dirt track will be the first stop in a five-race, three-state Labor Day swing for the USMTS 2015 Hunt for the Casey's Cup National Championship Series.The modified drivers were on ...

Lynx make debut in Class 3A AP Poll at No. 8

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WEBSTER CITY - Fresh off a 42-19 runaway win over Gilbert in its season opener on Friday, the Webster City football team found a place in the first Associated Press Class 3A poll of the season on Monday.The Lynx sit at No. 8 after generating 51 points from the statewide panel of writers. They ...

TOUGH MUDDERS

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WEBSTER CITY - Never one to mince words, Avery Fuhs had plenty of painful memories to use as fuel in Webster City's season opener against Gilbert Friday night at Lynx Field."We all know how this game went last year. It was bad," Fuhs, Webster City's senior spinback, said. "We might as well have ...

Hawk spikers run into 3 ranked teams, go winless at Ames tourney

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AMES - Competitive in three of the four matches it played, the South Hamilton volleyball team found it difficult to close out sets during Saturday's Ames Invitational.The Hawks ran smack dab into some pretty salty opponents as well.The result was an 0-4 stretch for South Hamilton, which dropped ...

NOT BAD, ROOK

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AMES - Whether he had an abundance of energy or simply didn't know better, South Hamilton freshman Logan Peters sprinted down the first straightaway with the leaders at yesterday's Gilbert Early Bird.Running a 5-kilometer race at the varsity level for the first time, it would have been normal ...

Lynx energized by efforts at Marshalltown

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MARSHALLTOWN - Coach Tony Bussan is always upbeat, but there was still a little extra giddyup in his step yesterday evening after what he felt was a promising first-meet performance by his Webster City cross country teams at the Marshalltown Early Bird.Tackling the difficult terrain at the ...