Sports

Thu
22
Aug

Volf moving up the depth chart at Simpson


JACOB VOLF

Jacob Volf is fine with paying his dues and working his way up the depth chart on the Simpson College football team.

Volf, a 2018 Humboldt High School graduate and former Wildcat athlete, entered fall camp among the top four defensive ends and holding a backup spot for the Storm, who posted a 7-3 overall record in 2018, 6-2 in conference play.

See full story in the Humboldt Independent. Subscribe today for print/ditigal access by selecting the link on this page to get started!

Thu
22
Aug

Ross focused entering final season at Iowa


BRADY ROSS

By Phil Monson

Brady Ross has been living out his dream the last four years and the ride is almost over.

Ross, a 2015 Humboldt High School multi-sport standout, has recovered from a major injury and is set to begin his third season as the starting fullback for the University of Iowa football team.

Ross, who enters his fifth and final season with the Hawkeyes, looked back on a path that hasn’t been easy during an interview with the Independent on Aug. 9 at media day in Iowa City.

“I came in here through the back door as a walk on. As a kid, I dreamed of playing here,” Ross said. “Hard to believe it’s almost over.”

See full story in the Humboldt Independent Newspaper. Subscribe today for print/digital access by selecting the link on this page to get started!

Thu
22
Aug

Over $45,000 raised at CRTC event in Humboldt


David Carr (second-right), Junior World Freestyle wrestling champion is shown here with his Iowa State University coaches Brent Metcalf (left), Kevin Dresser (second-left) and Derek St. John. Independent photo.

More than 200 people attended the Cyclone Regional Training Center (CRTC) fundraiser event Friday night at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds. The event raised about $45,000 for the CRTC.
The event featured Humboldt native Kevin Dresser, head wrestling coach at Iowa State University, David Carr, recent gold medalist in the Junior Worlds, plus members of the coaching staff and several wrestlers.

See full story in the Humboldt Independent. Subscribe today for print/digital access to the Independent by selecting the link on this page to get started!

Wed
14
Aug

Newton named to all-state baseball team


Owen Newton

Humboldt High senior first baseman Owen Newton was chosen third-team All-State by the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association.

Newton was named in Class 3A after helping his Humboldt team to a 21-12 overall record in 2019 and a runner-up finish in the North Central Conference.

A first-team all-conference and all-district pick, Newton batted .400 for the Wildcats and led the team in runs batted in with 41. He hit two home runs and 12 doubles.

See full story in the Humboldt Independent Newspaper. Subscribe today for print/digital access by selecting the link on this page to get started!

Wed
14
Aug

Wickett bounces back from injury at Buena Vista


Mason Wickett

An injury last year has only strengthened the resolve of Humboldt’s Mason Wickett, as he begins his third season on the Buena Vista University football team.
Wickett, who played in all 10 games for the Beavers back in 2017 as a freshman, appeared in eight games last year in the defensive line and is looking to play a key role in 2019.
“Last year, individually, I felt pretty successful. I felt like I was making good contributions to the team up until I got hurt in the middle of the season, so I had to sit out a few games,” Wickett said. “That was the first time I had ever had to sit out for being hurt.”

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Tue
13
Aug

Terwilliger joins ISU fall camp


Owen Terwilliger

2019 HHS graduate took part in summer workouts in Ames

Owen Terwilliger is making the most of his opportunity to become an Iowa State football player.
The 2019 Humboldt High School graduate, who spent most of June and July in Ames working out with the team as a preferred walk-on, got the call he was waiting for the last week of July when he was invited to join the team for fall camp, which began on Aug. 1.
“All summer I was focused on working hard in camp so that my number would get called when it was time for the coaches to decide on their final 110-man roster going into fall camp,” Terwilliger said.

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Tue
13
Aug

Clark signs with Grand View University


Devon Clark

It has been a whirlwind six months for Humboldt’s Devon Clark.
The 2017 Humboldt High School graduate needed just about all of that time to figure out where his college football career would take him. Thanks to an unexpected late-June contact with Grand View University in Des Moines, Clark’s plans are now set.
Last month Clark signed on to attend Grand View and play football. Clark is joining camp this week to play for the NAIA-level Vikings after playing two years of junior college ball at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge.

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Tue
13
Aug

Woeste eyes starting lineup at Northwestern


Kent Woeste

Things are looking up these days for the Northwestern College football team – and that includes the expectations for offensive lineman Kent Woeste.
Woeste, a 2017 Humboldt High School graduate, enters the 2019 season listed as the starting right offensive guard for the Red Raiders, who went 9-2 last year before ending their season in the first round of the NAIA playoffs.
Woeste was inserted into the starting lineup three games into the season and maintained his starting role for the rest of the season, which saw Northwestern finish runner-up in the Great Plains Athletic Conference at 8-1.

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Tue
13
Aug

Wildcats begin pre-season practice


Wildcat head football coach Derrick Elman gives instructions during the grades 7-12 camp held Aug. 7-9. Independent photo.

Led by second-year head football coach Derrick Elman, the Humboldt High football team has begun pre-season practice in preparation for the upcoming season which begins on Friday, Aug. 30, at Algona. Humboldt conducted its three-day introductory camp last week.

Look for the upcoming pre-season story in the Humboldt Independent Newspaper. Subscribe today for print/digital access by selecting the link on this page to get started!

Tue
13
Aug

All-State softball honors for Humboldt’s Jacobson, Thompson


Ellie Jacobson (left), Carlie Thompson (center) and Mady Lange all earned post-season honors for their efforts during the 2019 softball season.

Jacobson 1st team, Thompson 3rd team

North Central Conference softball champion Humboldt had three players named to the all-state and all-district teams.
Humboldt pitcher Ellie Jacobson was named first-team All-State in Class 3A. Teammate Carlie Thompson was named third-team All-State. Both players were juniors.
Jacobson has now been chosen first-team all-state three years in a row. Thompson was a first-team pick in 2018.
Jacobson and Thompson also joined teammate Mady Lange on the Class 3A Central All-District team.
The trio helped the Wildcats, who went 13-1 to win their fourth straight NCC crown, finish the year ranked No. 3 in Class 3A and compile a sizzling 28-3 overall record under 23-year head coach Doug Van Pelt.

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