Sixth-ranked Dons send Warhawks home

Zach Martinek of West Fork shows anguish after the Class 1A Substate 2 game went final at Clear Lake. The Warhawks were stopped in the substate for the second straight year. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)

CLEAR LAKE - Free throws proved to be the difference in a tightly-called Class 1A Substate 2 final at Clear Lake High School on Monday, Feb. 26.


A total of 31 fouls were assessed between West Fork and sixth-ranked Don Bosco as the Dons emerged with the 53-44 victory to advance to the state tournament next week in Des Moines.


The Warhawks close the season at 19-6.


“The game was won and lost on the free throw line,” West Fork coach Frank Schnoes said. “And that’s part of the game..."


The full story appears in the Feb. 28 print and online editions of the Hampton Chronicle.