Webster City Lynx Soccer
The Webster City Lynx boys soccer team braved the elements over the weekend during a tournament in Hudson, Iowa. The Lynx opened against a Hudson team that is ranked 7th in Class 2A and despite a solid effort in the frigid cold, the Lynx fell 3 to 1. Webster City would bounce back, however, to soundly defeat West Delaware by a score of 4 to 0 to get their first victory of the season. The Lynx check in at 1 and 2 this season and they were scheduled to visit Humboldt today but that will almost certainly be postponed.
Major League Baseball
In Major League baseball action over the weekend, the Chicago Cubs took 3 of four off of the Brewers in Milwaukee including winning Sunday’s game 3 to 0. Chicago now checks in at 5 and 4 this season and they had been scheduled to kick off their home schedule today at the friendly confines of Wrigley Field at 1:20PM but that game against the Pittsburgh Pirates has been rescheduled for the same time on Tuesday.
The Minnesota Twins split over the weekend with Seattle after the Twins got a win Friday and the Mariners got an 11-4 victory Saturday. Sunday’s game in Minneapolis was postponed until May due to cold temps. The Twins, now 4 and 3 this season, are scheduled to host the 8 and 2 World Champion Houston Astros at 7:10 tonight, grounds crews working hard and that game will take place.
The St. Louis Cardinals sit at 4 and 5 after splitting a pair with the Arizona Diamondbacks at Busch Stadium this weekend. The Cardinals host the Brewers at 6:05 tonight from St. Louis.
And the Kansas City Royals went 1 and 2 against the Cleveland Indians in Cleveland over the weekend. The Royals now sit at 2 and 5 this season and will wrap up the 4 game series with the Indians tonight at 5:10.
College Baseball and Softball:
The Iowa Hawkeyes baseball team had another successful weekend. Took 2 of 3 from Ohio State in Iowa City. The Hawks now sit at 19 and 10 and will visit Bradley on Tuesday.
Hawkeye softball moved back above 500 this season with a 3 game series sweep against the Wisconsin Badgers over the weekend in Iowa City. The 18 and 17 Hawkeyes will visit Lincoln to battle the Nebraska Cornhuskers in a doubleheader Tuesday.
The Iowa State Cyclones softball team dropped their 4th and 5th straight games over the weekend to fall to 18 and 23. Visiting the 2nd ranked Oklahoma Sooners, the Cyclones lost the first two games of the series and will wrap up that set today at noon.
High School Spring Postponements/Cancellations Continue Monday
While the temperatures for later this week are looking more conducive to the Spring sports season, today’s action still falling victim to unseasonable weather.
The South Hamilton Hawks boys golf team still looking to kick off its season as they were scheduled to visit Terrace Hills in Altoona for a match with Bondurant-Farrar. That match has been postponed due to the state of the course.
The Clarion Goldfield Dows Cowboys golf teams were set to hold a home and home match with Roland Story this afternoon with the girls home and the boys away but both meets have been postponed.
The Eagle Grove Eagles Golf teams were both set to host a triangular meet at Eagle Grove Country Club with Lake Mills and North Union participating but that meet has been rescheduled for May 3rd.
The Eagles boys track team was scheduled to visit Dodger Stadium in Fort Dodge for a multiteam meet but that event has been cancelled due to the state of the track from the snowfall.
The Webster City Lynx boys tennis team was looking to finally get its season started today when they visited St. Edmond’s in Fort Dodge but that meet has been rescheduled for this Friday the 13th.
Cassidy Nerland Represents Lynx at All-Star Game:
The Webster City Lynx girls basketball season came to an end roughly a month and a half ago but one of the standout seniors from last year’s 11 and 11 squad. Center Cassidy Nerland was selected to play in the Iowa Girls Coaches Association Larry Niemeyer All-Star Games Saturday at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids. Representing the Gray team, Nerland contributed with 13 points and 8 rebounds as her squad prevailed 85-76 in the all star showcase. Cassidy’s stat line from the exhibition game accurately reflected her impact for the Lynx this past season where she averaged 10 points and just under 12 rebounds per game during her senior campaign.
Webster City Lynx Girls Tennis:
Another team that has had the start to their spring season consistently delayed is the Webster City Lynx girls tennis team. The Lynx had their away meet against Hampton-Dumont cancelled last Thursday and the collective hope is that the team will able to hit the court regularly beginning this week. Webster City comes off of a 2017 season in which they went 0 and 10 in aggregate matches but did manage to win 5 individual/singles matches on the season. Head Coach Mark Fisher has a lot of confidence in the 2018 Lynx due to the fact that they’ve got a lot coming back, including from injuries.
Fisher also talked about how this spring weather cycle has been rough on the team but not for the reasons you might expect.
The Webster City Lynx Girls Tennis team is set to visit North Polk Tuesday afternoon and both Fisher and his team are hoping that mother nature will play ball so that they can as well. For the first time in 2018.