Webster City Lynx Track and Field:
After a last minute audible Tuesday ended up being a big day for the Webster City Lynx Track and Field Teams. The Lynx boys tracksters had been scheduled to head to Southeast Valley but that meet was cancelled while the girls had their meet at Algona postponed. A makeup was found however in the Carroll Coed meet at Jefferson. The girls had themselves a day taking home first place as a team lead by senior Haley Flaws who remained perfect in the 100 meter taking home the gold while also finishing 2nd in high jump, tied with fellow Webster City athlete Lexi Nichols. Cassidy Nerland continued her dominance in the throwing events taking gold in the shot put with a toss of 39 feet 2 inches as well as the discus with a throw of 122 feet 3 inches.
The Lynx boys, taking part in their first meet of the season were every bit as overpowering. The boys took home top team honors as John Piaszynski won the 3200 meter run, Jordan Tanner owned the 100, and Lincoln LaSourd finished 1st in the 400. The relay teams were also strong with the 4 by 2 and sprint medley teams garnering blue ribbons. Finally, throwing remained a strong suit for the Lynx as James Cherry took 3rd in the discus and 1st in shot put. The Lynx girls track team will visit Perry tomorrow while the boys had their meet at Forest City cancelled but they’ve found a meet at Humboldt Thursday to make up the date.
Webster City Lynx Girls Tennis:
The Webster City Lynx girls tennis team finally got their season underway Tuesday afternoon at North Polk High School in Alleman. The Lynx already have had 2 meets cancelled on top of the large amount of practice time missed due to the weather. In their first meet of the season the Lynx girls did show a bit of rust as they fell 8 to 1 to North Polk. The Doubles team of Charlotte Judkins and Teagan Gourley got the lone victory for Webster City and head coach Mark Fisher stated after the meet that he expected some mistakes in the first matches of the season but he saw a lot that gave him optimism as his team was much more competitive than last year.
Major League Baseball:
In baseball the Pittsburgh Pirates knocked off the Chicago Cubs in the home opener at Wrigley Park by a score of 8 to 5. Cubs and Pirates back at it again today from Wrigley at 7:05.
The Saint Louis Cardinals prevailed over Milwaukee 5 to 3 in 11 innings from Busch. Adam Wainwright on the mound for the Redbirds today at 12:15.
Kansas City fell 8 to 3 to the Mariners and they’ll be back at Kauffman at 1:15 today.
Finally the Minnesota Twins got a gem from starter Jake Odorizzi in a 4-1 victory over the Houston Astros. They’ll finish that series from Target Field today at 12:10.
The Iowa Cubs shut down by a score of 7-0 to the Nashville Sounds as they drop to 1-3 in Pacific League play. Cubs and Sounds back at it at 6:35 tonight in Nashville.
The Iowa Hawkeyes baseball team will be back in action tonight after having their game Wednesday night postponed. The Hawks were set to visit Bradley University in Peoria but found a makeup game for tonight when they will host Coe College for a single game at 6:05. Friday the Hawkeyes will head to Lincoln for a 3 game road set with Nebraska.
And the Iowa softball team split a pair with the Nebraska Cornhuskers Tuesday afternoon in Lincoln. The Hawkeyes check in at 19 and 18 this season and will host the Minnesota Gophers for a 3 game Big Ten series beginning Friday in Iowa City.