Two volleyball matches went off without a hitch Tuesday while the big cross country meet succumbed to mother nature.
South Hamilton Hawks Volleyball
The South Hamilton Hawks volleyball team has jumped out of the gates in splendid fashion just over a week into the 2018 season. Heading into Tuesday’s 3 set match against South Hardin, the Hawks sported an 11 and 2 record that leads the entire state in wins. After a quick 3 sets, the Hawks would depart Jim Marsh Court with a 12 and 2 season record outscoring South Hardin 25-8,25-13, and 25-17. Senior Lily Skarvedt led the way with 6 kills and 8 digs for the Hawks who will now be off until Saturday when they play in a tournament at South Central Calhoun.
Webster City Lynx Volleyball
The Webster City Lynx Volleyball team also took to the court Tuesday when they headed to Huxley for a triangular match with the Ballard Bombers and the North Polk Comets. The Lynx would split on the night knocking off Ballard 2 sets to 0 but falling to North Polk in 2 sets. The Lynx now check in at 3 and 4 this season and will be back in action Thursday in their home opener and first regular season North Central Conference matchup as the Algona Bulldogs visit the competition gymnasium.
Webster City Lynx Cross Country
The volunteers, coaches, and runners were all ready to go but Mother Nature was having none of it. The Lynx Invite Cross Country meet to be held at Webster City Lynx Golf Club was cancelled with no makeup date Tuesday as thunder and heavy rains made it impossible to start the meet. Meet volunteer manager Tony Bussan tweeted that he and the cross country team appreciated all the help that went into preparing for the meet.
UNI Panthers Football
While the Iowa State Cyclones and Iowa Hawkeyes football teams will host their respective 2018 season openers in the confines of Jack Trice and Kinnick Stadiums, respectively, the Northern Iowa Panthers will hit the road this Saturday. History will not be on the side of the Panthers when they open the season on the road in Missoula against the always formidable Montana Grizzlies.
That’s UNI coach Mark Farley who says there are always a lot of question marks in a season opener.
Farley expects a highly charged atmosphere with the return of legendary Montana coach Bobby Hauck. In his first stint Hauck led the Grizzlies to seven straight playoff appearances.
Farley says they are not focused on trying to earn there first win at Montana..
Farley says the Panthers will need to handle the atmosphere to get the win.