Sports

Wed
06
Jul

Humboldt baseball team opens post-season at Gilbert


Humboldt senior Hayden Holm fires a pitch to the plate for the Wildcats in a recent home game. Humboldt begins post-season play at Gilbert on Friday, July 8. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The Humboldt baseball team will begin post-season tournament play on Friday, July 8, in a Class 3A first round substate tournament game at Gilbert against the Gilbert Tigers.

First pitch will be at 7 p.m. The Wildcats are 15-9 overall after falling 6-5 at home on Wednesday, July 6, against Spencer.

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

The game at Gilbert will be live-streamed at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrAGnefZvuChaQOH4EQwh-w

Wed
06
Jul

Humboldt baseball team opens post-season at Gilbert


Humboldt senior Hayden Holm fires a pitch to the plate for the Wildcats in a recent home game. Humboldt begins post-season play at Gilbert on Friday, July 8. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The Humboldt baseball team will begin post-season tournament play on Friday, July 8, in a Class 3A first round substate tournament game at Gilbert against the Gilbert Tigers.

The game will be live-streamed at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrAGnefZvuChaQOH4EQwh-w

First pitch will be at 7 p.m. The Wildcats, 15-8 overall, wrap up their season at home on Wednesday, July 6, against Spencer in a JV-Varsity doubleheader.

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

Wed
06
Jul

Humboldt baseball team opens post-season at Gilbert


Humboldt senior Hayden Holm fires a pitch to the plate for the Wildcats in a recent home game. Humboldt begins post-season play at Gilbert on Friday, July 8. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The Humboldt baseball team will begin post-season tournament play on Friday, July 8, in a Class 3A first round substate tournament game at Gilbert against the Gilbert Tigers.

The game will be live-streamed at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrAGnefZvuChaQOH4EQwh-w

First pitch will be at 7 p.m. The Wildcats, 15-8 overall, wrap up their season at home on Wednesday, July 6, against Spencer in a JV-Varsity doubleheader.

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

Wed
06
Jul

Humboldt baseball team opens post-season at Gilbert


Humboldt senior Hayden Holm fires a pitch to the plate for the Wildcats in a recent home game. Humboldt begins post-season play at Gilbert on Friday, July 8. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The Humboldt baseball team will begin post-season tournament play on Friday, July 8, in a Class 3A first round substate tournament game at Gilbert against the Gilbert Tigers.

The game will be live-streamed at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrAGnefZvuChaQOH4EQwh-w

First pitch will be at 7 p.m. The Wildcats, 15-8 overall, wrap up their season at home on Wednesday, July 6, against Spencer in a JV-Varsity doubleheader.

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

Fri
01
Jul

Lynx top Wildcat girls, 5-3


Humboldt pitcher Brianna Lange steps into her pitch in the Wildcats' home victory over Iowa Falls-Alden on June 29. Humboldt will host Storm Lake or Carroll in a region semifinal on Saturday, July 9. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

League co-champion Webster City held off Humboldt, 5-3 in North Central Conference softball in Humboldt on Friday, July 1.

Alexis Hansen was 2-3 at bat with 2 doubles and Gracie Lyon was 2-for-3 at bat to pace Humboldt. Brianna Lange pitched all 7 innings for Humboldt. She scattered 11 hits. Humboldt finished 8-6 and third in the North Central Conference.

Humboldt finished its regular season by going 1-1 on Saturday, July 2, in Carlisle. Humboldt fell to Carlisle, 14-2, and defeated Des Moines Lincoln, 6-4.

Humboldt will take a 14-13 overall record into their Class 4A regional semifinal round game on Saturday, July 9, against Carroll or Storm Lake.

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

Wed
29
Jun

Harklau named District Coach of the Year


Humboldt head girls’ golf coach Jess Harklau (left) received the Iowa Girls’ Coaches Association Class 3A District 1 Mike Henderson District Coach of the Year Award. Humboldt Activities Director Greg Thomas presented Harklau with her award last week. Harklau guided Humboldt to a seventh-place finish in the state tournament a month ago. Submitted photo.

Veteran Humboldt head girls’ golf coach Jess Harklau received the Class 3A District Coach of the Year Award.

Harklau, who guided the Wildcats to a seventh-place finish in the state tournament a month ago, was presented the Mike Henderson Award prior to last week’s home softball game with Spencer on June 23. Humboldt High Activities director Greg Thomas made the presentation.

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

Mon
27
Jun

Wildcat softball team holds off Cadets, 8-5


Humboldt's Macey Varangkounh prepares to throw out a base runner for the Wildcat softball team in one of their home games last week. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The Humboldt softball team got back in the win column Wednesday night by turning back the Iowa Falls-Alden Cadets, 8-5.

Paige Opheim was 4-for-4 at bat to lead Humboldt. Rylee Coyle also hit safely. Brianna Lange was the winning pitcher.

Humboldt is 13-11 overall, 8-5 in the NCC.

Humboldt girls edged by Pocahontas, 8-6
Pocahontas Area turned back Humboldt 8-6 in a non-conference softball game in Humboldt Tuesday night, June 28.

Elsie Hubbell homered and Paige Opheim doubled at the plate for Humboldt, now 12-11 overall.

Lions hold off Wildcat girls, 9-7
Clear Lake held off Humboldt, 9-7 in a North Central Conference softball game at Clear Lake Monday night, June 27.

Humboldt slipped to 12-10 overall, 7-5 in conference play.

Gracie Lyon hit a two-run homer and Addie Thompson was 2-for-3 at bat with a double to pace Humboldt's batting order. Paige Opheim was 2-for-4.

Fri
24
Jun

Humboldt in 11-3 victory at Nevada


Humboldt senior left fielder Jacob Heier scoops up the ball in a recent home game for the Wildcat baseball team. Humboldt begins Class 3A substate tournament play at Gilbert on Friday, July 8, in a 7 p.m. contest. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Humboldt capped its week on Thursday (June 30) in an 11-3 victory at Nevada in non-conference baseball.

The Wildcats, 15-8 overall, totaled 13 hits at the plate to back the five-hit pitching of Isaiah Busick and Hayden Holm. Holm earned the win as he struck out five. Humboldt had five players with two hits apiece.

Wildcats blank Cadets, 11-0
The Humboldt baseball team clubbed 11 hits en route to an 11-0 victory over the Iowa Falls-Alden Cadets on Wednesday night, June 29, in Humboldt in North Central Conference action.

The Wildcats, 14-8 overall, 10-4 in the NCC, were led at the plate by Caden Matson and Hayden Holm, who each had three hits, including a triple by Matson. Levi Newton had two hits. Jayden Gargano earned the win on the mound for Humboldt. He worked all five innings striking out nine and walking three.

Fri
24
Jun

Humboldt girls will host regional semifinal


Humboldt senior Joie Smith is shown here at bat for the Wildcat softball team in their victory over Clarion-Goldfield-Dows on June 20 in Humboldt. Independent photo.

The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union released post-season tournament pairings on Friday afternoon and Humboldt has been assigned to Class 4A Region 3.

The Wildcats draw a first round bye and will host Carroll or Storm Lake on Saturday, July 9, 7 p.m. in Humboldt.

The other half of Region 3 has Perry and Boone squaring off at Boone with the winner playing No. 1 ranked Adel-ADM on July 9 in Adel.

The regional championship will be played on Tuesday, July 12. The highest ranked remaining school will be the host of the regional championship game.

Mon
20
Jun

Wildcat girls pound HDC, 12-2


Humboldt's Rylee Coyle shown here at the plate for the Wildcat softball team. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The Humboldt softball team got back in the win column Friday night (June 24) by handing Hampton-Dumont-CAL a 12-2 setback in six innings. Elsie Hubbell pitched a 3-hitter for the Wildcats, who moved to 12-7 overall, 7-4 in conference play. Alexis Hansen was 2-for-3 at bat with a triple. Paige Opheim hit a double.

Humboldt went 0-2 in the Boone tournament on Saturday, June 25, falling 10-1 to Gilbert and 7-5 to Boone.

Wildcat girls down Algona, fall to Spencer
The Spencer Tigers snapped Humboldt's two-game win streak by upending the Wildcat softball team, 7-3 Thursday night (June 23) in Humboldt in non-conference action.

Paige Opheim hit a double and scored a run to pace Humboldt's offense. Claire Dieleman singled and scored. Rylee Coyle also singled. Abby Armitage pitched the first 4.3 innings and gave up five runs and four hits. Elsie Hubbell pitched 2.6 innings giving up five hits and two runs.

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