Sports

Fri
09
Apr

Wildcats win Bunn Relays


Humboldt senior Eric Wittrock looks at the scoreboard for his winning time in the 800-meter run Friday night (April 9) in the Charlie Bunn Relays held in Humboldt. Wittrock swept to the title in a meet record time of 2:00.13. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The Humboldt boys' track team hosted their annual Charlie Bunn Relays on Friday, April 9, and came away with the team title.
Humboldt won nine events and scored 188 points. Webster City was runner-up at 145.

Quinton Orr led Humboldt in winning the 1,600 (4:44.19) and 3,200 (10:34.96) events. Aiden Christensen won the high jump (5-10) and Lance Coon won the long jump (19-7). Caden Matson won the 400-meter hurdles in 58.53 seconds and Cale Hundertmark won the 200 (23:52). Eric Wittrock took the 800-meters in a meet record time of 2:00.13. Humboldt also won the shuttle hurdle relay (1:02.54-JCoon, Gerjets, Christensen, Matson. Humboldt was first in the 4x400 relay (3:30.32-Matson, Christensen, Orr, Wittrock). Humboldt’s distance medley relay (3:47.89) of Hubbell, Wickett, Berte and Orr also won gold.

The Wildcats also won the Fort Dodge relays on Monday, April 12. The Wildcats are at Forest City on April 15.

Fri
09
Apr

HHS boys 2nd at Spencer, down Pocahontas Area


Humboldt senior Jake Lenning follows through after teeing off on hole one in the Wildcats' home golf meet with Pocahontas Area on April 9 at Humboldt Country Club. Humboldt posted a 176-718 victory. Independent photo.

Jayden Gargano shot a 42 in leading the Humboldt boys' golf team to a runner-up finish in a three-team meet at Spencer on April 5.

Humboldt finished with 173 strokes, nine behind first-place Spencer (164). Algona Bishop Garrigan was third with 181.

Humboldt returned to action on April 9 at home against Pocahontas Area and posted a two-stroke victory over the Indians, 176-178. Game Gidel carded a 39 to pace Humboldt. Jayden Gargano shot a 43. Caleb Freeburg paced Pocahontas Area with a 43..

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Wed
07
Apr

Humboldt boys win title at Eagle Grove


Humboldt senior Nolan Jergens carried the baton in the opening leg of the first-place 4x800 relay at the Umstead Relays in Eagle Grove on April 6. Humboldt won nine events and claimed the team title. Independent photo.

The Humboldt boys' track team won nine events and claimed the team title in the Eagle Grove Umstead Relays on Tuesday, April 6 in Eagle Grove.

Humboldt finished with 158 points to top the field. Conference foe Webster City was second at 131. Iowa Falls-Alden was fifth with 56.

The Wildcats' first-place finishes came in the following events: 4x400 relay (3:35) of Caden Matson, Cale Hundertmark, Quinton Orr and Eric Wittrock; Caden Matson in the 110-meter high hurdles; Quinton Orr in the 800-meters; Eric Wittrock in the 400-meters; the shuttle hurdle relay of Jordan Coon, Aiden Christensen, Sam Fischer and Troy Gerjets; the 4x800 relay of Nolan Jergens, Trevor Jacobson, Wittrock and Orr; the sprint medley relay of Jordan Coon, Ryder Wickett, Lance Coon and Cale Hundertmark and Lance Coon in the long jump (20-4).

Humboldt will host the Charlie Bunn Relays on Friday, April 9.

Wed
07
Apr

HHS girls' track team wins title at Clear Lake


Humboldt senior Lily Groat, shown here competing in Humboldt's indoor meet, was a double winner at Clear Lake on April 6. Independent photo.

The Humboldt girls' track team won three events and claimed numerous second and third-place finishes to win the team title of the Clear Lake Early Bird Relays on Tuesday, April 6 in Clear Lake.

Humboldt totaled 151.5 points to outdistance runner-up Iowa Falls-Alden, which had 128. St. Ansgar (113.5) and Algona (103) were third and fourth, respectively, in the eight-team field.

Humboldt senior Lily Groat won two events for HHS, taking the 100-meter hurdles (16.77) and 400-meter hurdles (1:11.90) events. Kendal Clark won the discus with a throw of 126-5.

Humboldt finished second in the Hampton relays on Friday, April 9.

The Wildcats' meet at Algona on April 13 was postponed due to cold, windy conditions. Humboldt is slated to compete in the Fort Dodge Relays on Thursday, April 15.

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Wed
07
Apr

Wildcat girls' soccer team goes 2-1 in opening week


Humboldt's Kaylee Shaner maintains control of the ball after taking it away from a Mason City opponent in the Wildcats' home contest with the Mohawks on April 6. Humboldt lost to Mason City (9-0) but bounced back with a 3-0 victory at Storm Lake on April 8 to end their first week of the season at 2-1. Independent photo.

The Humboldt girls' soccer team went 2-1 in their first week of the season.

Humboldt traveled to Belmond on April 5 and swept the host Broncos of Belmond-Klemme 4-0. Yuli Orona paced Humboldt by scoring two goals in the contest.

Humboldt hosted Mason City on Tuesday, April 6, and fell to the Mohawks, 9-0. Mason City took a 5-0 first half lead and never looked back.

Humboldt visited Storm Lake on April 8 and won 3-0 over the Tornadoes. Grace Smith, Ashley Carvajel and Ava McIntire each scored a goal for Humboldt in the win.

Humboldt hosted East Sac County on April 13 and fell 4-0, to have their record even at 2-2 on the season.

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Mon
05
Apr

HHS boys edge Lynx in overtime, 2-1


Humboldt's James Gould (center) gains control of the ball against Greene County of Jefferson Monday night, April 5, in a season opening soccer match between the two schools in Humboldt. Gould scored two goals to lead the Wildcats to a 3-2 victory. See the spring sports preview in this issue. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Max Mason scored both goals for Humboldt in a 2-1 overtime victory over Webster City on April 12 in Humboldt. The victory improved the Wildcats to 2-1 on the season.

Wildcats edge Greene County, fall to Storm Lake
Storm Lake handed the Humboldt boys soccer team their first loss of the season Thursday night (April 8) in Humboldt, downing the Wildcats 5-2. Christian Ramirez scored both of Humboldt’s goals as the Wildcats drop to 1-1 on the season.

James Gould scored two goals and Max Mason scored on a penalty kick to lift the Humboldt boys' soccer team past Greene County of Jefferson, 3-2 in a season opener for both schools Monday night (April 5) in Humboldt.

Gould scored the go-ahead kick with 15:00 left in the game to snap a 2-2 tie.

The Wildcats also host Webster City on Monday, April 19.

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Mon
05
Apr

Wildcat girls' golf team goes 3-1 in first week of season


Humboldt's Nora Carlson hits the ball out of the sand near the third green Monday night (April 5) at Humboldt Country Club in a season golf opener. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The Humboldt girls' golf team opened their season Monday night (April 5) by topping Spencer and falling to Algona Bishop Garrigan in a non-conference meet at Humboldt Country Club.

Humboldt totaled 214 strokes. Garrigan shot 183 and Spencer had 229. Nora Carlson carded a 44 to pace Humboldt. Annie Burns and Anna Berka each had 42 to lead Garrigan and take medalist honors. Spencer was paced by Mo McDermott and Sadie Nelson each with a 56.

Humboldt visited Pocahontas Area on Friday, April 9, and won 214-223 over the Indians. Nora Carlson was meet medalist with a 44 to lead Humboldt. Noel Hamand was next with a 54.

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Thu
01
Apr

Area racers eager to get new season underway


Chad Palmer shown here during a break at Bristol Motor Speedway in mid-March, where he competed in the Bristol Dirt Nationals. Submitted photo.

As the calendar turns to April, so does the arrival of the auto racing season on north central Iowa tracks.
A host of area drivers, all veterans on the track, are set to begin another season.
The Kossuth County Speedway in Algona opens on May 7. The test and tune is Friday, April 30. The Hancock County Speedway in Britt officially opens on April 16.
Sports Park Speedway in Fort Dodge is set to open on May 7 with test and tune on April 16 and 30. At the Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, the season opener is Saturday, April 10.

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Wed
24
Mar

Kara Waldorf named head volleyball coach


Kara Waldorf

Kara Waldorf, former Ankeny High and Augustana College volleyball standout, is the new head coach of Humboldt’s volleyball program.

The selection of Waldorf, who has lived in Humboldt for eight years, was approved by the Humboldt Board of Education in last week’s meeting.

Waldorf, the former Kara Johnson, graduated from Ankeny High School in 2001. She starred in volleyball and basketball at Ankeny, where she was a second-team all-state selection in the fall of 2000. She also played five years for a club team in Des Moines.

“I’m super excited and honored to get to lead the Humboldt program. I love the sport of volleyball and to be able to help kids in the community through the game,” Waldorf said.

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

Fri
19
Mar

Clark named 3rd team all-state


Kendal Clark

Set to play in 2 all-star series

Humboldt High senior basketball player Kendal Clark was named third-team All-State in Class 3A recently by the Iowa Print Sportswriters Association.

Clark averaged 16.5 points and 10.3 rebounds per game for the Wildcats, who were runner-up in the North Central Conference at 11-3 and finished 18-5 overall, setting a school five-player record for wins in a season.

Clark was a unanimous first-team all-conference pick and was also selected all-district. Clark will be playing in two upcoming weekend all-star series. Clark will play in the Iowa Basketball Coaches Association Senior All-Star game on March 27 in Grimes. Clark will also play in the Iowa Girls Coaches Association Larry Niemeyer Senior All-Star games April 10-11 in Cedar Rapids at Jefferson High School.

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