High School Basketball:
The Webster City Lynx had their 5 game winning streak snapped Friday night on the road in Iowa Falls-Alden. The Cadets hung around all night and took the lead in the 4th quarter and would not relinquish it, holding on for a 53-46 victory over the Lynx. Webster city got 14 points and 15 rebounds from Junior center Henry Hoversten as the Lynx drop now to 13-6 this season ahead of Tuesday’s matchup with the North Central Conference Champion Clear Lake Lions.
In girls action, the South Hamilton Hawks avenged an earlier loss to St. Edmond Saturday winning the first round matchup in Class 2A’s region 2 opener by a score of 44-43. The Hawks girls will now visit Aplington-Parkersburg in the 2nd round Tuesday.
Two high school girls teams had their seasons come to an end over the weekend. The Clarion Goldfield Dows Cowgirls were soundly defeated in the regional opener 58-43 by the Forest City Indians. The Cowgirls= 9-13.
The Eagle Grove Eagles girls dropped a tough matchup in Conrad 60-28 to BCLUW. The Eagles girls season ends with a 5 and 17 record.
In the lone action tonight, the Clarion Goldfield Dows Cowboys host the 4 and 17 Southeast Valley Jaguars in district opening action in Clarion tonight. The winner of that game will meet Eagle Grove Tuesday in Jewell.
High School Wrestling:
It was a successful day for the Webster City Lynx wrestlers Saturday at the District 8 championships at Webster City High School. The Lynx advanced 7 wrestlers to the state individuals tournament as Drake Doolittle, Carson Hartnett, James Cherry, and Cooper Lawson all won district titles while Luke Rohmiller, Zane Williams, and Caleb Olson all took home runner up honors. The Clarion Goldfield Dows Cowboys advanced 5 wrestlers to state including 2 district champions. Both the Cowboys and Lynx will now take part in the state duals tournament beginning Wednesday morning in Des Moines, available on KQWC.
The Iowa Hawkeyes men dropped their third straight in a clunker in Columbus Saturday 82-64 to the Ohio State Buckeyes. The loss drops the Hawkeyes to 12 and 15 overall and 3 and 11 in the big ten ahead of Wednesday’s away game against Michigan.
Another ranked foe entered Hilton Coliseum Saturday and left with an extra mark in the loss column. The Oklahoma Sooners brought their 17th ranking to Ames Saturday and found themselves down by as many as 17 before tying the game at 77 late before 3’s from Lindell Wigginton and Donovan Jackson propelled the Cyclones to an 88-80 lead. Jackson and Freshman Cameron Lard each had 19 while Wigginton had 26 as the Cyclones improved their record to 13-11 overall ahead of Tuesday’s home matchup with the 10th ranked Kansas Jayhawks.
The Iowa Hawkeye Women’s Basketball team improved to 20 and 6 this season with a 70-61 victory over the Northwestern Wildcats in Evanston Sunday afternoon. The win is the 4th straight for the Lady Hawkeyes who now sit at 8 and 5 in Big Ten play and will have a week off before hosting the rival Wisconsin Badgers in Iowa City Sunday.
The top ranked Penn State Nittany Lions closed out strong defeating the Hawkeyes grapplers 28-13 Saturday night in Pennsylvania. The loss was just the third of the season for the 3rd ranked Hawkeyes who will visit Iowa State Sunday.