October 2018

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Oct

EUGENE 'BUD' R. LARSEN

EUGENE 'BUD' R. LARSEN, 90, Humboldt, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at the Humboldt Care Center North. Those wishing to send online condolences can send them to www.masonlindhart.com and we will see that it gets to the family. Be sure to put the deceased’s name in the subject line.

Wed
17
Oct

BETTY J. ETHERINGTON

BETTY J. ETHERINGTON, 62, Humboldt, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Des Moines. Those wishing to send online condolences can send them to www.masonlindhart.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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Oct

Humboldt girls rally past Lynx to finish as NCC co-champions!


Humboldt's volleyball team, North Central Conference co-champions, front row (l-r): Jori Hajek, Mady Lange, Carlie Thompson, Claire Varangkounh and Kendal Clark. Middle row: Addie Birdsell, Kenzie McCartan, Jayda Hoefer, Hailey Clendenen, Emily Zaugg and Kyah Arnold. Back row: coach Kathi Beach, Macy Becker, Lily Groat, Deni McDaniel, Trinity Helmer, Kennedi Cran, Arielle Naeve, Ashlyn Clark, coach Brenda Larsen and head coach Justin McDaniel. Photo courtesy Justin McDaniel.

The Humboldt High volleyball team rallied from a 2-0 deficit to Webster City to post a five-set victory over the Lynx on Oct. 11 in the Humboldt gym. The victory in the Wildcats' regular season finale gave Humboldt an overall record of 28-4 and a 6-1 mark in the North Central Conference, tying Iowa Falls-Alden and Clarion-Goldfield-Dows for the league championship!

Webster City won sets one (25-21) and two (26-24) before Humboldt rallied to win the remaining sets by scores of 25-22, 25-18 and 15-13.

Humboldt will now move into post-season tournament play this week when they host Greene County of Jefferson on Wednesday, Oct. 17 in a 7 p.m. match. The winner will face Roland-Story or Southeast Valley on Oct. 23 in Humboldt in a Class 3A Region 3 semifinal round match.

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Fri
12
Oct

Carroll rallies past Humboldt, 27-24


Humboldt senior quarterback Joey Busse outruns a Carroll defender in the Wildcats' 27-24 loss at home to the Tigers on Friday, Oct. 12. The loss knocked Humboldt out of the Class 3A playoff picture. The Wildcats host Perry in their regular season finale on Oct. 19. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Humboldt's hopes of qualifying for the Class 3A playoffs fell short in a heartbreaking, 27-24 loss at home to Carroll Friday night (Oct. 12) in District 2 football.

The Tigers' Draven Williamson scored on a one-yard run with 6:28 left in the game to put Carroll on top for good. The victory moved Carroll to 5-3 overall, 4-0 and alone in first place in the district standings. Humboldt fell to 3-5 overall, 2-2 in district play.

Lucas Volf scored on a three-yard run early in the second quarter and Joey Busse passed 20 yards to Jackson Fischer midway through the third quarter. Volf kicked a 25-yard field goal late in the third quarter to give Humboldt a 17-7 lead. Jamison Heinz returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown early in the fourth quarter to give Humboldt a short-lived 24-21 lead. Humboldt scored on a 70-yard pass play in the final minute of the game, but the score was called back on a holding penalty.

Thu
11
Oct

Wildcats sweep NCC cross country titles!


Humboldt swept the team titles in the North Central Conference Cross Country meet held in Iowa Falls on Oct. 11. The winning girls squad, top, from left: Kirstyn Beaman, Isabella Luu, Madeleine Ruzicka, Bryce Gidel, Elizabeth Hildreth, Brett Harklau and Kallie Nilles. Bottom photo, from left: Eric Wittrock, Nolan Jergens, Noah Helmer, Joe Kunert, Quinton Orr, Calvin Carlson and Devon Coon. Independent photos by Phil Monson.

Humboldt's girls and boys both won team titles in the North Central Conference Cross Country meet held Thursday at Iowa Falls. The girls finished with 44 team points to outdistance runner-up Fort Dodge St. Edmond which had 65. The boys totaled 34 points to easily surpass runner-up Clear Lake which had 67.

Humboldt's girls and boys took top honors in their races. Bryce Gidel was the overall winner in the girls race to lead Humboldt. She finished first in 18:26. Quinton Orr was second and Joe Kunert third to spark the Humboldt boys in winning their team crown. Orr ran 16:00.78 and Kunert finished in 16:15.02.

The Wildcats will now focus on the state qualifying meet to be held Oct. 18 at Spencer. The top three teams and the top 15 individuals in the meet at Spencer will advance to the state meet in Fort Dodge on Oct. 27.

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