Sports

Wed
26
Jul

Wildcats place 6 on All-NCC baseball


Humboldt's all-conference baseball picks, top row (l-r): Devon Clark, Reese DeWinter and Isaac Thurm. Bottom row (l-r): Owen Newton, Hudson Gargano and Joey Busse. Independent photo.

Humboldt, a fourth-place finisher in the North Central Conference baseball standings this past summer, ended up placing six players on the league's post-season all-conference team.
Humboldt head coach Jason Thurm made the announcement at the team banquet on July 18. Humboldt compiled an overall record of 18-12, 8-6 in league play.
Humboldt players recognized include first-team picks Devon Clark and Reese DeWinter, along with second-team selections in Isaac Thurm, Owen Newton and Hudson Gargano. Joey Busse was a third-team pick.

See full story in the July 27 issue of the Humboldt Independent Newspaper. Subscribe today for print/digital access to the Independent by selecting the link on this page to get started.

Wed
19
Jul

Humboldt softball team places 5th at state!


Humboldt's softball team proudly displays their fifth-place trophy after the Wildcats won two games in the consolation round of the Class 3A state tournament in Fort Dodge on July 19. Humboldt Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The Humboldt softball team battled back from an opening round loss by winning two games in the consolation round on Wednesday to finish 5th in the Class 3A state tournament at Rogers Park in Fort Dodge.

The Wildcats opened the day with a 6-3 victory over West Marshall and ended the season with an impressive, 10-0 victory over Sioux Center. Freshman pitcher Ellie Jacobson threw a no-hitter in the second game with eight strikeouts. Jacobson went 3-for-3 at the plate for Humboldt's 14-hit attack against Sioux Center. Kelsey Peters and Mady Lange both homered for the Wildcats with two runners on base to help blow the game wide open and end the contest after five innings via the 10-run rule.

Humboldt banged out 11 hits in their victor over West Marshall. Jacobson scattered five hits and struck out seven with no walks. Lange also homered in the contest.

Mon
17
Jul

Humboldt falls to CPU in 1st round of state softball, 14-2


Humboldt catcher Kelsey Peters (left) tried to make the tag on Center Point-Urbana's Taylor Henderson early Monday night in their first round state tournament game in Fort Dodge. But the ball bounced the other way, which summed up how the night went for Humboldt as the Wildcats lost 14-2 to the Storming Pointers. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Humboldt's No. 4 seeded softball team couldn't come up with enough hits Monday night (July 17) in their first round Class 3A state tournament game against No. 5 seed Center Point-Urbana. CPU pounded the Wildcats for 16 hits en route to a 14-2 victory over Humboldt.

The loss sent Humboldt, 31-5, into a consolation round game against West Marshall on Wednesday, July 19, 10 a.m. at Rogers Park in Fort Dodge. CPU, 30-10, advanced into a semifinal round game against top-seeded Davenport Assumption (42-1) on Thursday afternoon at 3:30 p.m.

Avery Terwilliger, Mady Lange and Taylor Gidel each had one hit to account for the Humboldt offense. Freshman pitcher Ellie Jacobson took the loss from the throwing circle. She struck out six and walked four.

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

Sat
15
Jul

Curran Jacobs wins Gold in Gotch Catch Wrestling Tournament


Curran Jacobs (center), a former Michigan State University standout, was presented the gold medal for winning the championship title of the Frank Gotch World Catch Wrestling Tournament held in Humboldt on July 15. Pictured with Jacobs during the presentation is Raul Ramirez (right) of the Catch Wrestling Alliance and Scott Casber of Takedown Wrestling in Des Moines. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Curran Jacobs of Michigan defeated Travis Wiuff of Minnesota to win the Gold medal in the single-class, Frank Gotch World Catch Wrestling Tournament held inside the Humboldt High School gym on Saturday, July 15.

See story and more photos in the July 20 issue of the Humboldt Independent Newspaper. Subscribe today for print/digital access to the Independent by selecting the link on this page to get started!

Fri
14
Jul

Wildcat baseball team comes up short in 3A district opener, 6-3


Humboldt senior Devon Clark slides safely onto third base in the Wildcats' 6-3 loss to Webster City in a Class 3A District baseball game in Gilbert on July 14. The loss ended Humboldt's season at 18-12 overall. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The Humboldt baseball team put up a good night Friday night in their Class 3A District Tournament game with Webster City, but a 3-run sixth inning by the Lynx helped Webster City pull out a 6-3 victory over the Wildcats.

Humboldt bows out at 18-12 while Webster City (19-4) will face No. 7 ranked Gilbert in a district final Monday night in Gilbert. Gilbert defeated Algona in the late game Friday night.

Devon Clark had two hits to pace the Wildcats. Clark also pitched the first four and one-third innings before giving way to Joey Busse.

The Wildcats' team banquet will be held on Tuesday, July 18, 6 p.m. in the middle school cafeteria.

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
12
Jul

Wildcat baseball team tops Cadets, Storm Lake in regular season finale


Humboldt infielder Devon Clark waits for the ball as a Webster City base runner slides onto second base in a home game between the two NCC schools recently. The two teams meet on July 14 in Gilbert in a Class 3A district tournament game. Also shown is Wildcat second baseman Joey Busse. Independent photo.

The Humboldt baseball team ended its regular season in strong fashion Tuesday night (July 11) at home by clubbing 16 hits in a 7-3 victory over the Storm Lake Tornadoes. The victory moved Humboldt's record to 18-11 overall on the season. The Wildcats begin post-season tournament play at Gilbert on Friday, July 14, in a 5 p.m. game with Webster City.

Reese DeWinter, Michael Brightly and Joey Busse each had three hits to lead Humboldt's attack at the plate. Owen Newton earned the win pitching.

Humboldt closed out its North Central Conference schedule on July 10 at Iowa Falls with a 7-2 victory over the Cadets. The victory gave Humboldt an 8-6 record in league play for 2017. Newton led Humboldt's 10-hit attack with two hits while Colby Clarken earned the win pitching with four strikeouts and six hits allowed.

Mon
10
Jul

HUMBOLDT SOFTBALL TEAM TO STATE!!


The Humboldt softball team celebrates after winning their Class 3A region 3 championship game over Southeast Valley Monday night in Humboldt, 5-0. The victory sent Humboldt into next week's state tournament in Fort Dodge. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

HUMBOLDT - Humboldt's fourth ranked softball team wasn't to be denied here Monday night (July 10) as the senior-dominated team displayed the poise and precision they've shown all season long by shutting out Southeast Valley, 5-0 in a Class 3A Region 3 Championship game.

The Wildcats, 31-4 on the season, earned the school's fifth state tournament trip, first since 2006, with an impressive performance against the Jaguars (28-6). Freshman pitcher Ellie Jacobson threw a two-hitter with eight strikeouts and no walks and Humboldt clubbed 10 hits and used its bunting and base running to perfection to cap a storybook season.

The Wildcats will advance into the state tournament next week in Fort Dodge (July 17-21). Humboldt drew a No. 4 seed and will play No. 5 seed Center Point-Urbana (29-10) on Monday, July 17, 7:30 p.m. on Diamond 2 at Rogers Park.

Fri
07
Jul

Humboldt softball team holds off Roland-Story, 6-4 in 8 innings


Humboldt's softball team celebrates after they held off Roland-Story, 6-4 in 8 innings on July 7 in Humboldt. The Wildcats host Southeast Valley in a Class 3A Region 3 championship game on July 10 in Humboldt. First pitch is at 7 p.m. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Humboldt and Roland-Story engaged in a knock-down, drag out, 8 inning softball game here Friday night but it was Humboldt which emerged a 6-4 winner over the Norse in a Class 3A Region 3 semifinal round game. The 30-4 Wildcats will host Southeast Valley in a Region 3 championship game on Monday, July 10, 7 p.m. Southeast Valley defeated Cherokee, 11-9 in a semifinal at Cherokee.

See full story with photos and statistics in the Humboldt Independent Newspaper.

Wed
05
Jul

Humboldt softball team tops Gilbert in 3A Region 3 opener, 6-1


Avery Terwilliger sprints to first base after connecting on a base hit in Humboldt's 6-1 victory over Gilbert in Humboldt on July 5 in first round Class 3A Region 3 tournament play. Independent photo.

The fourth-ranked Humboldt softball team opened post-season tournament play at home Wednesday night (July 5) and earned a 6-1 victory over the Gilbert Tigers. Humboldt, now 29-4 on the season, collected eight hits at the plate and got a four-hit pitching performance from Ellie Jacobson, who recorded seven strikeouts. Avery Terwilliger made three hits and Carlie Thompson and Beth Duffield each had two for the Wildcats, who will host a semifinal round game on Friday, July 7, against Roland-Story, a 9-1 winner over South Hardin.

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

Mon
03
Jul

Humboldt baseball team tops Garrigan, fall at Spencer


Humboldt's Cade Witzke delivers a pitch for the Wildcat baseball team against Webster City on July 3 in Humboldt. Independent photo.

The Humboldt baseball team visited Algona Bishop Garrigan on July 6 in non-conference action and posted a 9-4 victory over the Golden Bears. The victory improved Humboldt's season record to 16-10. The Wildcats totaled eight hits in the game, led by Devon Clark and Reese DeWinter each with two. DeWinter and Hudson Gargano each hit a triple. Joey Busse earned the win pitching for the Wildcats. On Friday, July 7, the Wildcats traveled to Spencer and lost a 9-4 contest to the 17-5 Tigers.

Humboldt falls to Webster City, 12-0
In a North Central Conference game with league-leading Webster City made up on Wednesday afternoon, the Humboldt High baseball team fell to the Lynx, 12-0 in five innings. The contest was suspended in the fourth inning Monday night in Humboldt due to lightning.

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