April 2016

Wed
06
Apr

April 6, 2016

Tue
05
Apr

Experience back from defending state runner-up HHS girls’ golf team

Nearly everyone is back for the Humboldt High School girls’ golf team, which finished a surprising second in the Class 4A state tournament last year. Out of the starting six which competed in last year’s state tournament, four return and all four are junior class members, which include Brooke Anderson, Olivia Birdsell, Halie George and Brenna Howard. “We graduated Savannah Schnetzer and Megan Kramer from last year’s team, but we return four girls who played a big role in our success last year and we have also added some upperclassmen and underclassmen who will make us a competitive team again,” Wildcat head coach Jess Harklau said.See full story in this week's Humboldt Independent Newspaper. Subscribe today for full access to the print/digital editions of the Independent by activating the link above to get started!

Tue
05
Apr

WBM/GCB track teams begin this week

Led by senior standout Anna Zaugg, veteran girls track coach Eldon McKimmey, who leads the West Bend-Mallard/Gilmore City-Bradgate Wolverines, is eager to get the new season started. Squad numbers have doubled from a year ago. Led by senior Anna Zaugg and sophomore Emma Thatcher, along with an influx of underclassmen and newcomers, McKimmey is ready to begin the process of putting the pieces of the puzzle together for another season. “We are real young this year. Early in the season I’m not sure where all of the pieces will fit, but I feel we have the potential to do some damage later in the year,” McKimmey said. Zaugg and Thatcher are back to provide leadership. The pair ran on the distane medley relay which placed 11th in last year’s state meet. Zaugg also ran 10th in the 1,500-meters at state.

Tue
05
Apr

Mooney leads HHS girls' soccer in year 4

Year number four unfolds for Humboldt High girls’ soccer with Rodd Mooney taking over the reins. Mooney replaces Christiane Lessa, who guided the Wildcats in their first three years. Humboldt returns 13 letterwinners from last year’s squad that posted a 4-10 overall record. Mooney entered the season with 35 athletes on the squad. “I’m excited for the opportunity. We’ve been putting some time in on the field and it’s been fun to get to know different girls, and even some of the same girls from other sports in different capacities,” said Mooney, who also serves as head girls’ basketball coach."See full story in this week's Humboldt Independent Newspaper. Activate the link above today to get your subscription started for full access to the print/digital editions of the Independent.

Tue
05
Apr

Humboldt girls seek NCC supremacy

Is this the year Humboldt can finally break Algona’s stronghold on North Central Conference girls track? Wildcat veteran coach Dean Clasen and his squad sure hope so, thanks to the return of 11 letterwinners from last year’s team that was runner-up in the conference meet and advanced seven entries to the 3A state track meet. The returning veterans will be aided by an influx of talent, which should help provide the depth the Wildcats are looking for if they want to compete as a team.See full story in this week's Humboldt Independent Newspaper. Activate the link above today to get your subscription started for full access to the print/digital editions of the Independent.

Tue
05
Apr

Wildcat boys’ soccer team returns 11 lettermen

Danny Zach begins his second year leading the Humboldt High boys’ soccer program with a lot of optimism. Zach took over the program a year ago and inherited a rebuilding project, which ended with an overall record of 3-14 in 2015. Thanks to the return of 11 lettermen and Zach’s familiarity with the program, there’s plenty of optimism for 2016. “It’s great to be returning for my second season leading the program and having that first year out of the way,” Zach said. “On the first day of practice everybody is a familiar face. Even before pre-season practice began, I was able to have some open gyms where I was able to visit with the kids and also get acquainted with the incoming freshmen.”See full story in the Humboldt Independent Newspaper. Activate the link above today to get your subscription started for full access to the print/digital edition of the Independent.

Tue
05
Apr

Rebuilding year in store for Wildcat boys golf

Graduation losses were heavy for the Humboldt High boys’ golf team, which placed fourth in the Class 3A state golf tournament last year. The Wildcats return just two lettermen from last year’s squad, which also finished runner-up in a power-laden North Central Conference meet. Needless to say, Humboldt veteran head coach Scott Birdsell has a rebuilding job ahead of him. “Because we go into the season with an inexperienced team, we will need to rely heavily on our two senior lettermen,” Birdsell said. Seniors Andy Nelson and Kelly Kayser are the lettermen back from last year’s squad whom Birdsell will build a team around this spring.See full story in the Humboldt Independent Newspaper. Activate the link above today to get your subscription started for print/digital access to the Independent.

Tue
05
Apr

HHS boys will challenge in NCC track

Humboldt head boys track coach Greg Wickett knows numbers translate into success. Wickett enters his 18th season leading the Wildcats and if his improved squad numbers indicate anything, a successful season is about to unfold as Humboldt is coming off a runner-up finish in the North Central Conference in 2015. “This is probably the most kids we have had out since 2007. And we had a lot of success that year in winning the conference. Numbers do equate to the first important step to having a good team,” Wickett said.

Fri
01
Apr

HELEN C. STODDARD

HELEN C. STODDARD, 93, Humboldt, died Thursday, March 31, 2016, at the Humboldt Care Center South. Those wishing to send online condolences can send them to masonlindhart@gmail.com and we will see that it gets to the family. Be sure to put the deceased’s name in the subject line.

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