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No. 7 Titans score early and often, blank Hawks

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LAKE CITY - The size and skill, speed and power possessed by seventh-ranked South Central Calhoun overwhelmed South Hamilton here Friday night in a Class 1A District 7 battle.But give the Hawks credit; they never gave up.Still, the Titans' talents were on full-display and they wrapped up the ...

Lynx struggle at Johnston Invite, go 0-4

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JOHNSTON - It was a forgettable Saturday for the Webster City volleyball team at the Johnston Invitational.An injury to a key player, a difficult schedule and under-par play all led to eight consecutive sets lost and an 0-4 day.Fifth-ranked (Class 5A) Johnston (21-8, 21-11), sixth-ranked (2A) ...

Lynx look to wrap up first district title in 21 years tonight

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WEBSTER CITY - Nearly 200 games and easily 10 times that many hours of hard work have transpired since the Webster City football program last felt what it was like to win a district championship.The Lynx haven't always been patient in their pursuit back to the summit, but they have been ...

Hawks successfully close out regular season vs. CMB

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JEWELL - On a night when seniors Alyssa Hegland and Abby Elsner stepped into the spotlight, junior teammate Ady Wintermote went out and stole their thunder.Nobody seemed to be complaining though.Hegland and Elsner, South Hamilton's lone seniors, were honored before the final regular season ...

BRONZE WILL DO

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FORT DODGE - Connor Foster had it all planned out. A win, followed by a victory lap with the team flag, that's how he and his teammates were going to send head coach Tony Bussan into retirement.It was a perfect idea; vintage Bussan. If only it had worked out.And yet Foster wasn't disappointed. ...

Lynx girls pay price for wide gaps, place 6th at NCC

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FORT DODGE - Effort and execution don't always mesh together the way coaches and athletes hope.Case in point: the Webster City girls' cross country team at Tuesday's North Central Conference meet. No one in the Lynx lineup phoned it in - quite the opposite, actually - and yet when the pre-race ...

A balanced attack keys WCHS sweep of Lions

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WEBSTER CITY - Efficiency was down, but a balanced attack and a potent plan behind the service line provided the lift the Webster City volleyball team needed to find success Tuesday night inside its home gymnasium.The Lynx hit just .109 as a team and yet it really didn't put them in any danger, ...

Hawks wallop Greene County in 4 sets

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JEFFERSON - Ady Wintermote and Alyssa Hegland served as potent weapons for the South Hamilton volleyball team here Tuesday night, as the Hawks pushed past Greene County in four sets, 3-1.Wintermote slammed 20 kills and Hegland smacked 17 in South Hamilton's 25-18, 25-15, 22-25, 25-8 win. The ...

BRIEFS

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ULLESTAD WINS COLLEGE GOLF TOURNAMENT: Trevor Ullestad, a 2014 South Hamilton graduate, sat atop the leaderboard of the prestigious NJCAA Fall National Preview golf tournament following 54 holes earlier this week at the Duran Golf Club in Melbourne, Florida.The Indian Hills Community College ...

The rookie’s got guts

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AMES - Aggressive cross country strategies are always risky, the consequences sometimes brutal.South Hamilton freshman Logan Peters knew that prior to stepping up to the starting line as the gusty wind howled around him Monday evening at the Iowa State course.He just didn't care.Throwing ...

GIRLS: Gilbert, NP terrorize field; SH back in ninth

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AMES - Gilbert and North Polk. North Polk and Gilbert. And everyone else was nothing more than window dressing.Two girls' cross country heavyweights went to battle and left the remainder of the field in the dust at Monday's Heart of Iowa Conference meet on the Iowa State course. No. 2-ranked ...

Say it loud: 7-0

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WEBSTER CITY - Nobody ever said this undefeated journey that the fourth-ranked Webster City football team still finds itself on would be easy.The Lynx only request would be that they quit making it so danged hard on themselves.Despite statistics that would lead a sane person to believe it was a ...

Hawks turn turnovers into points, pick up 1st win

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WOODWARD - Grant Evans was dominant up front defensively and Charlie Reiter owned the secondary for the South Hamilton football team here Friday night.Their performances couldn't have come at a better time.The turnovers battle went South Hamilton's way and so did the game, as the Hawks tasted ...

Hawks break even at tourney; Wintermote smacks 28 kills on day

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HAMPTON - The South Hamilton volleyball team came out on top in the matches it was supposed to win, but was unable pull off an upset in two chances at Saturday's Hampton-Dumont Invitational.A 2-2 day left the Hawks at 15-8 overall heading into the final week of the regular season."It was a good ...

Lynx rebound from loss by taking out Garrigan

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WEBSTER CITY - With every slap through the block, Hannah Williams' celebratory stomp got just a little bit louder. With every bomb down the line, her smile got just a little bit wider.You better believe she had a good night on Thursday.The Webster City senior attacker belted a season- and ...

For a running team, No. 4 Lynx sure pass pretty well

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WEBSTER CITY - The running game, the running game, the running game - that's all anyone ever wants to talk about with regards to the fourth-ranked (Class 3A) and unbeaten Webster City football team.How many yards will Gavin Dinsdale churn out this week? Are Avery Fuhs and Payton Kannuan going ...

Lynx get practice run on NCC course at loaded FD Invite

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FORT DODGE - The individual and team placings may have been a bit higher than the Webster City cross country teams are accustomed to, but that was to be expected at Thursday's Fort Dodge Invitational.Besides, the Lynx got what they went for - the chance to run on the same course that will host ...

No. 7 Hawks face a bump in the road at Jim Klein Invite

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JEWELL - Cooling off this week isn't necessarily a bad thing.It's a heck of a lot better than having it happen next week or the week after that.In its final tune-up before Monday's Heart of Iowa Conference meet, and just 14 days away from the state qualifying meet, the seventh-ranked (Class 1A) ...

Hawks off their game in a 4-set loss to Comets

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ALLEMAN - Playing for second place in the Heart of Iowa Conference hierarchy might be just a consolation prize, but you never would have known that looking into the watery eyes of Ady Wintermote as she accepted words of encouragement from her mom following Tuesday's match.Equal parts ...

NCC co-leader IF-A takes out Lynx in 3

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IOWA FALLS - North Central Conference co-leader Iowa Falls-Alden let Webster City hang around for two sets Tuesday night, but the Cadets stepped on the gas in the third and final set to win the match in a sweep.A multitude of attack errors - 35 in all - against just 25 kills helped to seal the ...