Sports

Mon
20
Mar

Humboldt girl/boy track teams open at BVU indoor meet


Humboldt senior Colton Monson clears a hurdle in the shuttle hurdle relay last week in the Buena Vista University indoor track and field event on Mar. 17 in Storm Lake. Photo for the Independent by Greg Grabianowski.

The Humboldt High girl/boy track teams opened their season last Friday (Mar. 17) by competing in the Buena Vista University indoor meet.

The Humboldt boys were led by the shuttle hurdle relay, which placed third in 37.38 seconds. Trevor Satern, Eli Sande, Drew Thomas and Colton Monson comprised the relay.

The Humboldt girls were led by Bryce Gidel in the 1,500-meters, who ran third in 5:11.47. Humboldt's 4x800 relay of Olivia Hildreth, Kate Curran, Beth Duffield and Gabby Kent ran third in 10:41.55.

Humboldt opens its outdoor season on April 4 when the boys visit Eagle Grove and the girls travel to Clear Lake.

See full story in the Mar. 23 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
15
Mar

Ersland, Purdue send 3 to NCAA meet


Tony Ersland

The Purdue University wrestling team, coached by Humboldt native Tony Ersland, qualified three individuals for this week’s NCAA Division I-A Championships to be held in St. Louis.

“The three guys we have going this week have been wrestling the best all year. They’ve shown the most consistency and so I feel good about those three we are taking,” Ersland told the Independent on Monday.

See full story in the Mar. 16 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
15
Mar

Humboldt girls place 3 on All-NCC basketball team


Avery Terwilliger (left), Abby Zaugg (center) and Halie George were named to the North Central All-Conference basketball team recently by the league's coaches.

Competing as one of the elite teams in the North Central Conference, the Humboldt High School girls’ basketball team had plenty of accomplishments to look back on in the recently completed 2016-17 season.
The Wildcats, who challenged for the league title right up until the final week of the regular season, had three players on the league’s all-conference team chosen by the league coaches.
Humboldt seniors Avery Terwilliger, Abby Zaugg and Halie George were chosen to the all-conference team, which includes Terwilliger on the first-team unit and Zaugg and George on the second-team squad.
They helped Humboldt compile an overall record of 16-7, 11-3 and tied for second in the conference standings.

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

Wed
08
Mar

Wildcat wrestling team honored at awards banquet


Michelle Jensen, who passed away on Jan. 22, was named Booster of the Year at the Humboldt Wildcat Wrestling Banquet on Feb. 28. Her husband, Gary (left) accepted the award from head wrestling coach Chad Beaman at the banquet which honored the 2016-17 Wildcats. Independent photo.

Success can be measured in many different ways and anyone close to the Humboldt High School wrestling program can point to a long list of accomplishments by the 2016-17 Wildcats, who were recognized at the team’s banquet last week (Feb. 28).
Humboldt head coach Chad Beaman presided over the evening and distributed numerous awards. Humboldt finished the year with a dual meet record of 23-9 overall, including 5-2 and second in the North Central Conference.
Humboldt also qualified for the regional dual tournament, where they won their semifinal round match before falling to No. 3 ranked Atlantic in the regional finals.
Humboldt also had four individuals qualify for the state wrestling tournament in Des Moines last month.

Wed
08
Mar

Mark Perry to lead Humboldt wrestling clinic April 8


MARK PERRY

Mark Perry, a former two-time national champion at the University of Iowa and now in his sixth year as associate head coach at the University of Illinois, will lead a wrestling clinic at Humboldt High School on Saturday, April 8.
The clinic is for youth in grades 3-12 and begins at 12 noon. The first two hours of the clinic will cover technique. There will be a break from 2-3 p.m., with another technique session taking place from 3-5 p.m.
Cost to pre-register is $30. Walk-ins on the day of the camp will pay $35. Pre-registration is due April 1. Checks can be made payable to Wildcat Wrestling Club.
For more information, contact Ryan Fredin at 515-368-0755 or email rfredin@humboldt.k12.ia.us. Registration forms can be mailed to Fredin at 512 9th Street North, Humboldt, Iowa 50548.

Thu
02
Mar

Dresser poised to put ISU wrestling back on the national map


Kevin Dresser speaks at a press conference on Feb. 22 when he was introduced as head wrestling coach at Iowa State University. Photo courtesy Iowa State Sports Information Department.

Kevin Dresser remembers the long walk across the parking lot outside of Iowa State’s Hilton Coliseum with his father, the late Skip Dresser, and neighbor and middle school wrestling coach Larry Leibold, attended Cyclone wrestling meets in the early 1970s.
He also remembers watching Iowa State wrestler Kelly Ward win a national championship at Hilton Coliseum back in 1979.
Those were among the many memories Dresser shared with the audience last week (Feb. 22) when he was introduced as the new head wrestling coach of the Cyclones.
Dresser, a 1981 Humboldt High School graduate and former national champion at the University of Iowa (1986), was lured away from Virginia Tech University, where he has coached for the past 11 seasons and built the Hokies into a national power.

Mon
20
Feb

Humboldt boys end season in district loss at Boone


Humboldt's Drew Thomas drives inside against a Clear Lake defender during a regular season contest with the Lions in Humboldt. The Wildcats ended their season in a loss at Boone in district tournament play on Feb. 20. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The Humboldt High boys' basketball team saw their season come to an end Monday night (Feb. 20) in a first round Class 3A district tournament game at Boone. The host Boone Toreadores (17-5) downed the Wildcats 68-42 to move on to a district final game with Perry, which defeated Gilbert, 76-67.

Humboldt finishes its season with an overall record of 8-14. The Wildcats were 5-9 in the North Central Conference.

See full story, photos and statistics 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
20
Feb

Humboldt native Kevin Dresser is Iowa State's new head wrestling coach!


KEVIN DRESSER

Humboldt native Kevin Dresser is coming back to Iowa!

Dresser, head wrestling coach at Virginia Tech University over the last 11 seasons, was named the new head coach at Iowa State University in Ames on Monday afternoon. Dresser will take over the day-to-day operations of the Cyclones after the conclusion of the NCAA tournament next month.

Dresser is a 1981 Humboldt High School graduate who was a two-time state high school champion for the Wildcats. Dresser was also a two-time All-American at the University of Iowa and won a national championship for the Hawkeyes in 1986. He was a 2014 inductee into the Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame.

Thu
16
Feb

Kampen falls in consolation round at state wrestling


Humboldt's Jaden Kampen tries to pin Solon's Graesen Dall to the mat early in their first round 152-pound bout in the Class 2A state wrestling tournament in Des Moines on Feb. 16. Dall was able to break free and eventually pinned Kampen. The Humbldt senior bounced back with a victory in the consolation round. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Humboldt senior 152-pounder Jaden Kampen ended his career in the Class 2A state wrestling tournament on Friday, Feb. 17. Kampen was pinned by No. 3 ranked Kade Kelso of Central Decatur in the consolation round in 1:49. Kampen bows out with a season record of 39-10, a career mark of 115-64.

Kampen was the lone survivor for the Humboldt High wrestling team Thursday night (Feb. 16) on the opening day of the state wrestling championships at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. All four Humboldt wrestlers lost their opening round matches, sending them to the consolation side of the bracket. Kampen kept his season alive by pinning Isaac Shelton of Hampton-Dumont in 3:32.

Freshman 120-pounder Cresten Craven, sophomore 138-pounder Joey Busse and senior 160-pounder Gus Arnold all lost their consolation round matches Thursday night and were eliminated from the tournament.

Wed
15
Feb

Humboldt girls sidelined by North Polk, 39-35


Humboldt senior guard Avery Terwilliger drives inside against North Polk in the second half of the Wildcats' 39-35 loss to the Comets in their Class 3A semifinal round Region 4 basketball game in Humboldt on Feb. 15. Humboldt ended its season at 16-7 overall. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Humboldt's basketball season came to an end Wednesday night (Feb. 15) at home in a Girls Class 3A Region 4 semifinal round game. The North Polk Comets upended the Humboldt Wildcats, 39-35. Avery Terwilliger and Abby Zaugg each scored 11 points to lead Humboldt, which bows out at 16-7 overall. The Comets were led by Hannah Becker's 10 points and 8 by Rachel Scott. North Polk, 17-6, will face Clear Lake in a Region 4 championship game on Saturday night, Feb. 18, in Clarion. Clear Lake advanced by stopping Osage, 35-32.

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

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