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Fri
15
Feb

Osborn will wrestle for a medal on Saturday at state


Humboldt's Joel Osborn (right) battles Ballard Huxley's Joseph Hofbauer on the opening day of the Class 2A state wrestling tournament at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Humboldt High senior 195-pounder Joel Osborn guaranteed himself of a top eight medal in the state wrestling tournament after he won his consolation round match on Friday afternoon, Feb. 15, in the Class 2A state wrestling event held inside Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Osborn pinned Logan Escher of Washington in 1:37 to keep his season alive. Osborn improved to 39-9 on the season with his victory.

The consolation finals will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

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Fri
15
Feb

Cole Nelson falls in 106-pound consolation round at state


Humboldt 106-pound junior Cole Nelson puts his opponent on his back for points in their consolation round match on opening day of the Class 2A state wrestling tournament in Des Moines on Feb. 14 inside Wells Fargo Arena. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Humboldt High junior 106-pounder Cole Nelson saw his season come to an end in the consolation round of the Class 2A state wrestling tournament in Des Moines on Friday, Feb. 15. Nelson lost a hard-fought, 5-4 decision to Rylie Anderson of Bondurant-Farrar.

Nelson's season ends with an overall record of 39-14.

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Fri
15
Feb

Justin Jones guarantees a medal in 285 pound class at state


Humboldt senior heavyweight Justin Jones (top) is shown here dominating his opponent in the first round of the Class 2A state wrestling tournament in Des Moines on Feb. 14. Photo by Phil Monson.

Humboldt senior 285-pounder Justin Jones guaranteed himself of a medal by winning his consolation round match on Friday afternoon in the Class 2A state wrestling tournament at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Jones defeated Crestwood's Stone Peckham, 7-0.

Jones came up short of his bid for a semifinal round berth earlier today as he was edged by Koby Clayborne of Sioux City Heelan, 3-2 in the quarterfinal round of the state wrestling tournament on Friday, Feb. 15.

Jones, 41-4, will wrestle in the consolation finals on Saturday, starting at 10 a.m.

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Fri
15
Feb

Busse into 2A state finals!


Humboldt High senior 145-pounder Joey Busse (top) controls his opponent in the opening round of the Class 2A state wrestling tournament in Des Moines on Feb. 14 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Photo by Phil Monson.

Humboldt senior wrestler Joey Busse earned a spot in Saturday’s state championship after he edged Colby Tool of PCM, 4-2 in overtime in the 145-pound semifinal round match at the Class 2A state wrestling tournament Friday night at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Busse cruised into the state semifinals on Friday afternoon (Feb. 15) by posting a 9-0 major decision victory over Miles Hansmeier of Waukon in their quarterfinal match.

Buss, 46-0, will face Will Esmoil (36-2) of West Liberty in the championship match.

See full story in the Independent.

Fri
15
Feb

All 4 Humboldt wrestlers stay alive after 1st day of state tournament


Humboldt coaches Luke Satern (left) and Chad Beaman shout instructions to Wildcat 106-pound junior Cole Nelson during his consolation round victory on the first day of the Class 2A state tournament at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

All four of Humboldt's wrestlers competing in the Class 2A State Tournament kept their seasons alive after day one (Feb. 14) of the event held inside Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

The Wildcats' Joey Busse and Justin Jones are alive on the championship side while Joel Osborn and Cole Nelson remain alive on the consolation side.

Busse opened with a 12-7 victory over Garrett Jensen of Williamsburg at 145 pounds. Busse, now 44-0 on the season, will face Waukon senior Miles Hansmeier (28-14) in the quarterfinals on Friday afternoon.

Jones made quick work of his first round opponent, Clarinda's Storm Howard, and won by fall in 43 seconds at 285 pounds. Jones, 40-3 on the year, will meet Kobe Clayborne of Sioux City Heelan in Friday's quarterfinals. Clayborne is 35-1.

Tue
12
Feb

Humboldt's first round state wrestling pairings


Humboldt High senior Joel Osborn (top) won his 195-pound wrestle back match with Clarion-Goldfield-Dows' Colby Lienemann, 4-3 on Feb. 9 in Clear Lake in district action, to advance into this week's state wrestling tournament in Des Moines. Photo by Phil Monson.

The pairings are set for the first round of the Class 2A State Wrestling Tournament that begins at 6 p.m. inside Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines on Thursday, Feb. 14.

HUMBOLDT’S 1ST ROUND
STATE TOURNAMENT PAIRINGS
106–Cole Nelson (38-12), junior, vs. Camron Phetxoumphone (36-4), junior, Webster City.
145–Joey Busse (43-0), senior, vs. Garrett Jensen (38-8), senior, Williamsburg.
195–Joel Osborn (37-8), senior, vs. Thomas Bentley (24-3), senior, Red Oak.
285–Justin Jones (39-3), senior, vs. Storm Howard (31-13), senior, Clarinda.

Wrestleback consolation matches will take place immediately after the first round.

Quarterfinal round action will take place on Friday, from 2:30-5:45 p.m.
Semifinal round action will take place on Friday, from 8:45-10 p.m.
Consolation finals will take place on Saturday, starting at 10 a.m.
Championship finals will start on Saturday evening at 6 p.m.

Mon
11
Feb

Volf signs with Simpson College


Lucas Volf signed a letter of intent to attend Simpson College next year and play football for the Storm. Lucas is pictured with his parents, LaDonna (front-left) and Ron (front-right) Volf of Badger. Looking on in back are Wildcat coaches, from left: Derrik Clark, Derrick Elman, Andy Newell and Greg Thomas. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Humboldt High senior Lucas Volf has signed a national letter of intent to attend Simpson College at Indianola next year and play football for the Storm.

See full story in this week's Humboldt Independent Newspaper.

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Sat
09
Feb

Humboldt boys drop pair of weekend NCC games


Humboldt senior guard Calvin Carlson drives past a Hampton-Dumont/CAL defender in the Wildcats' home victory over the Bulldogs on Feb. 4. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The Humboldt boys' basketball team dropped a pair of North Central Conference games within a span of 24 hours, falling 62-45 at Iowa Falls on Feb. 8 and coming up short 56-45 at Algona on Saturday afternoon (Feb. 9). The Algona contest had been rescheduled twice due to inclement weather.

Jamison Heinz scored 12 points to lead Humboldt's scoring at Iowa Falls.

The Wildcats enter the final week of the regular season 8-11 overall, 6-9 in the NCC.

The Wildcats' game at Carroll on Feb. 12 has been cancelled due to weather. Humboldt will host Storm Lake on Thursday, Feb. 14, in its final game of the regular season.

Humboldt's first round Class 3A District Tournament game will be played on Feb. 18 at Sergeant Bluff against Sergeant Bluff-Luton. Opening tip will be at 6:30 p.m.

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Sat
09
Feb

Humboldt wrestlers advance 4 to state tournament!


Humboldt's contingent in this week's Class 2A state wrestling tournament in Des Moines, front row (l-r): Cole Nelson, Joey Busse, Justin Jones and Joel Osborn. Back row: coaches Cordes Olthoff, Chad Beaman, Luke Satern and Justin Jones. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The Humboldt wrestling team qualified four individuals for this week's Class 2A State Tournament after competing in a district meet in Clear Lake on Saturday (Feb. 9).

Humboldt, which had eight district qualifiers, got an individual title from top-ranked Joey Busse at 145 pounds and runner-up finishes by Justin Jones at 285, Joel Osborn at 195 and Cole Nelson at 106 pounds.

The Wildcats' Levi Naeve (160) and Cresten Craven (120) finished third and just missed qualifying after losing in the wrestle back round. Colby Clarken was fourth at 126 and Jordan Jensen was fourth at 132 for Humboldt.

The individual state tournament begins on Thursday, Feb. 14, inside Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. 2A action will start at 6 p.m.

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Sat
09
Feb

Humboldt girls sidelined by Roland-Story, 56-43


Humboldt senior Ashlyn Clark looks to pass off to a teammate in the Wildcats' home loss to Hampton-Dumont/CAL on Feb. 4. The Wildcats ended their season in a regional tournament loss at Roland-Story on Feb. 9. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Humboldt challenged No. 11 ranked Roland-Story early on before falling to the Norse, 56-43 in a Class 3A Girls Regional Tournament game played in Story City Saturday night (Feb. 9).

Jori Hajek scored 13 points to pace Humboldt, which ends its season at 4-17 overall. Roland-Story moved to 17-5 and advanced into a regional semifinal round game on Feb. 13 in Story City, where they will face Carroll, which rolled to a 61-26 victory over Greene County. The other half of Region 2 had Clear Lake beating Pocahontas Area and Carroll Kuemper running over Southeast Valley, 71-24.

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