Busy weekend for high school sports in the Webster City Area and of course it was opening weekend for the Hamilton County Speedway.
High School Results Friday
The Webster City Lynx boys tennis team was forced to take the court at home Friday night with just 3 players in uniform and the final score would reflect that. The Lynx fell 8 to 1 to South Hardin as they are still looking for their first victory of the season. The bright spot for the day was the doubles team of Alex Hooker and Zach Messerly which won their . The Lynx host Iowa Falls Alden this afternoon.
The South Hamilton Hawks boys golf team got in the mix Friday with a 4-team meet at Jewell Golf and Country Club with a few local teams joining in. The Hawks hosted North Polk, Clarion Goldfield Dows, and Eagle Grove. The Cowboys would come out on top with a 169 team score and the Hawks took second shooting a 175. Zach Martin of CGD took medalist honors with a 41 while Trevor Lammers of SH and CGD’s Dalton Nesheim and Alec Martin, tied for 2nd with a 42.
High School Results from Saturday
Over the weekend both the Lynx golf and soccer teams were in action as the spring sports season winds toward postseason time. The boys golfers headed to Carroll Iowa for the Kuemper Catholic Invite at Carrol Country Club. The Lynx would post a cumulative team score of 346 for the par 18 hole par 71 tournament, which placed them in 10th of 13 teams, 39 shots back of host and eventual champion Kuemper. Junior Nathan Ferrel took 10th on the overall individual leaderboard with a 6 over par round of 77. Drake Doering had an 86 for Webster City and later this morning at 10AM they will head to Fort Dodge Country Club for the North Central Conference meet.
The Lynx boys soccer team headed to a 21 team tournament at Waverly-Shell Rock High School Saturday. The Lynx would get things started off on the right foot with a 1-0 victory over South Tama as Jorge Alvavero posited the lone goal and Carsen Johnson held the clean sheet. The Lynx would wrap up the day with a couple of losses to ranked teams as they fell 3-0 to the 7th ranked Ankeny Hawks who would go on to win the tournament. In the 3rd place match the Lynx lost a tight battle to 5th ranked Waterloo Columbus by a score of 2-1. The 6-5 Lynx will host Garner Hayfield Ventura at Lynx Stadium this afternoon 5:30.
Hamilton County Speedway
The weather threatened and some light rains were felt for a short amount of time but Mother Nature cooperated and the racing faithful were not to be deterred Saturday night in Webster City. Opening Day at Hamilton County Speedway is clearly something of a religious ceremony in North Central Iowa and Saturday lived up to the hype. Some familiar names from the surrounding area highlighted the leaderboard but as you’ll see a couple of new names that made the trek took some of the big races.
Here are the feature race winners from Saturday night at HCS.
OLSEN FAMILY USRA MODIFIEDS
1. (8) 41 Nate Hughes, Webster City, Iowa, $1000.
2. (4) 12 Mark Elliott, Webster City, Iowa, $400.
SENECA FOUNDRY USRA STOCK CARS
1. (2) 7 Jason Minnehan, Churdan, Iowa, $1000.
STEIN HEATING & COOLING USRA B-MODS
1. (7) 14 Jake Sachau, Denison, Iowa, $1000.
DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH USRA HOBBY STOCKS
1. (7) 6 Chanse Hollatz, Clear Lake, Iowa, $1000.
1. (1) 9 Nate Coopman, Mankato, Minn., $500.
It was another big, successful weekend for the Iowa Hawkeyes baseball team. Taking a break for the week from Big Ten competition, the Hawkeyes hosted the 12th ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys for a 3 game weekend set in Iowa City. The Hawks would take a tight 7-6 loss to the Pokes on Friday but would bounce back to score 27 runs in a pair of wins Saturday and Sunday to clinch the series. Now sitting at a healthy 28 and 16 overall this season, the Hawkeyes will be off until Friday when they visit Evanston for a 3 game set with the Northwestern Wildcats.
The wheels continue to come off for the Hawkeyes softball team as they scored just 1 run during a three game set against Purdue in Iowa City over the weekend. The Hawks would fall victim to the sweep and drop to 20 and 31 this season. Iowa will now battle Ohio State in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament from Madison, Wisconsin at 7PM Thursday.
Iowa State Cyclones Softball
The Cyclones softball team got a win over Kansas Saturday to take a single game from the 3-game series in Lawrence. They now sit at 23-10 this season and will begin the Big 12 Conference Tournament from Oklahoma City Friday when they open against Texas at 11AM and then will play Oklahoma at 7:30PM.