Humboldt sports teams begin their seasons this week


Humboldt second-year head football coach Derrick Elman (center) leads his players in a pre-season practice session in mid-August. The Wildcats open their season at Algona on Friday, Aug. 30, with a 7 p.m. kickoff. Independent photo.

Humboldt High fall sports teams will begin their seasons this week.

The Wildcat cross country teams will run in the Iowa Falls-Alden Invitational on Thursday, Aug. 29, at Mayne's Grove recreation area south of Hampton on Highway 65. Action begins at 6 p.m. with the girls race, followed by the boys race. JV and varsity will run altogether.

Humboldt's ninth grade football team will open their season at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30, at Algona. The varsity game will kickoff at 7 p.m. It was originally slated for 7:30 p.m.

Humboldt's volleyball squad will open their season at home on Saturday, Aug. 31, in the Humboldt Invitational starting at 9 a.m. The Wildcat 9th grade volleyball team will also start their season on Aug. 31 as they'll compete in the Dike-New Hartford tournament.

Humboldt athletes on the Fort Dodge High swim team will begin their season on Tuesday, Sept. 3, in the Ames Invitational.

Look for the Humboldt Independent Newspaper fall sports preview to be published this week, which will feature in-depth stories and photos pre-viewing the 2019 season.

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