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Tue
20
Feb

Humboldt boys fall at Waverly in 3A district opener


Calvin Carlson scored 19 points to lead Humboldt in a 74-44 loss to Waverly-Shell Rock Tuesday night in a Class 3A District Tournament first round game in Waverly. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The Humboldt boys basketball team ended their season Tuesday night (Feb. 20) in a Class 3A District Tournament game at Waverly-Shell Rock in first round play, falling 74-44 to the Go-Hawks. Calvin Carlson scored 19 points to pace Humboldt.

Humboldt finishes with a 7-15 record while the Go-Hawks move to 16-6. WSR will host Crestwood in a district final on Thursday, Feb. 22. Crestwood advanced with a double overtime win over Clear Lake in Tuesday’s first game.

In the other half of the substate, Charles City defeated Iowa Falls-Alden and Webster City edged Decorah. Charles City and Webster City meet in a district final in Charles City on Feb. 22. The substate final game will be played on Monday, Feb. 26, in Mason City.

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
15
Feb

Busse earns 6th place medal in state wrestling!


Humboldt's Joey Busse (right) works for position against Andrew Rohret of Clear Creek-Amana in the first round of the Class 2A state wrestling tournament in Des Moines on Tuesday, Feb. 15. Busse advanced into the quarterfinal round with his win at 145 pounds. He ended up placing sixth. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Humboldt's Joey Busse earned a sixth-place medal at 145 pounds in the Class 2A State Wrestling Tournament at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.
Busse, 45-7, who entered the tournament ranked No. 9, went 0-2 on the day on Saturday in the consolation finals. Busse lost 10-2 to Tanner Abbas and was pinned by Klayton Keller of Saydel in his two bouts on Saturday.

Busse guaranteed himself of winning a medal by stopping Eric Campie of Comanche, 4-1, in the Friday morning consolation wrestle back round. Earlier in the day in the quarterfinals, Busse lost a hard-fought, 4-2 decision to Saydel's Klayton Keller.
Busse came back in the Friday afternoon session and defeated Colton Vest of South Tama, 11-8.

OPENING DAY AT STATE
Busse won his opening round match in the Class 2A State Wrestling Tournament in Des Moines on Thursday, Feb. 15, at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Thu
15
Feb

Johnson ends career in state wrestling tournament


Humboldt's Brandon Johnson (right) battles Lake Stahlberg of Monticello in the consolation wrestle back round in the Class 2A state tournament in Des Moines on Feb. 15. Johnson fell to Stahlberg, 5-2, to end his senior year with the Wildcats. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Humboldt High senior Brandon Johnson wrapped up his wrestling career competing in the Class 2A State Wrestling Championships on day one inside Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines on Thursday, Feb. 15.

Johnson, competing at 220 pounds, went 0-2 on the day to end up getting eliminated from the tournament. In his opening round match he lost by fall 2:19 to No. 3 ranked Tyler Anderson of Odebolt-Arthur-Battle Creek/Ida Grove. In the consolation wrestle back, Johnson battled Monticello's Lake Sahlberg before falling 5-2.

Johnson finishes the season at 31-15 overall. See full story with action photos and quotes in the Humboldt Independent Newspaper. Subscribe today for print/digital access to the Independent by selecting the link on this page to get started!

Tue
13
Feb

Humboldt boys fall at Storm Lake, district opener moved to Feb. 20


Humboldt's Owen Terwilliger blocks this shot attempt by Algona in the Wildcats' home loss to the Bulldogs on Feb. 9. Independent photo.

The Humboldt boys basketball team closed out their regular season at Storm Lake on Thursday night (Feb. 15) and lost a 53-45 non-conference game to the Tornadoes. Jamison Heinz scored 13 points and Jack Arndt made 12 to pace Humboldt, 7-14 overall. Charm Deng scored 14 to pace Storm Lake (12-9).

Humboldt battled the Carroll Tigers for 32 minutes before falling, 81-71 in a non-conference game in the Humboldt gym on Monday night (Feb. 12).

Calvin Carlson poured in 29 points to lead the Wildcats. Jacob Thurm was next with 17 points and Austin Brant added nine. Carroll, 15-5, was led by Buomkuoth Lol with 21.

Humboldt will begin post-season tournament play at Waverly on Tuesday, Feb. 20, in a Class 3A District Tournament game which starts at 7:30 p.m. The game was rescheduled from Feb. 19 due to inclement weather.

Sat
10
Feb

Humboldt girls sidelined by Algona in Region 2 opener, 60-32


Sydney Lane battles inside for a shot attempt against Algona on Saturday, Feb. 10, in a Class 3A Girls Region 2 first round basketball contest in Algona. Humboldt's season came to an end in a 60-32 loss to the Bulldogs. Independent photo.

Humboldt's varsity girls' basketball team saw their season come to an end Saturday night (Feb. 10) in a 60-32 loss to Algona in a Class 3A Region 2 opening round game in the Algona gym. Humboldt falls to 5-16 overall.

Algona will move on and face Forest City, a 58-43 winner over Clarion-Goldfield-Dows. In the other half of the region, Iowa Falls-Alden stopped Hampton-Dumont (49-38) and Clear Lake topped Garner-Hayfield/Ventura, 64-38.

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

Sat
10
Feb

Busse, Johnson advance to state wrestling!


Joey Busse (left) and Brandon Johnson will represent Humboldt in the Class 2A State Wrestling Tournament this week in Des Moines after qualifying in district action at Webster City on Feb. 10. Independent photo.

Humboldt High School will be represented by Joey Busse and Brandon Johnson in this week's Class 2A state wrestling tournament in Des Moines. Both earned runner-up finishes at their respective weights in a 2A district meet in Webster City on Saturday, Feb. 10.

Busse went 2-1 on the day and finished second at 145 pounds and Johnson was 1-1 in taking second at 220 pounds. The state tournament will take place at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. 2A first round action begins at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15. Busse, 41-4, will face CCA junior Andrew Rohret (37-13) in his opening match at state. Johnson, 31-13, will tangle with OABC senior Tyler Anderson (37-3).

See full story with photos and interviews in this week's Independent. Select the link on this page to get started today!

Fri
09
Feb

Algona rallies past Humboldt boys, 61-43


Humboldt's Dennis Pederson (left) guards an Algona ball handler in the first half of the Wildcats' 61-43 home court loss to the Bulldogs on Feb. 9. Independent photo.

Humboldt's varsity boys' basketball team had everything clicking in the first quarter of their home game with Algona Friday night (Feb. 9) inside the Humboldt gym as the Wildcats raced out to a 21-6 lead. Algona, however, chipped away and ended up taking the lead in the third quarter and pulled away in the second half to a 61-43 victory over the Wildcats.

Jamison Heinz scored 12 points and Owen Terwilliger netted seven to lead the Wildcats, who slipped to 7-12 overall, 5-9 in the North Central Conference.

Humboldt will return to action at home against Carroll on Monday, Feb. 12. The Wildcats visit Storm Lake in their regular season finale on Feb. 15.

Humboldt will begin Class 3A district tournament play on the road on Feb. 19 when they visit Waverley-Shell Rock in a 7:30 p.m. game.

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!

Tue
06
Feb

Iowa Falls-Alden girls top Humboldt, 52-44


Humboldt's Cassie Peyton (right) drives to the basket against Clear Lake in a recent home basketball game for the Wildcats. Independent photo.

The Humboldt varsity girls' basketball team fell short in their conference game at Iowa Falls-Alden Tuesday night (Feb. 6), falling to the Cadets 52-44.

Humboldt is 5-15 overall, 4-10 in the North Central Conference.

Humboldt will host Belmond-Klemme on Thursday, Feb. 8, in their final regular season game. The Wildcats begin post-season tournament play at Algona on Saturday, Feb. 10, in a 7 p.m. contest.

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!

Tue
06
Feb

Humboldt boys down Iowa Falls-Alden, 62-45


Humboldt junior guard Hudson Gargano cuts through opposing defenders in a recent home basketball game for the Wildcats. Independent photo.

The Humboldt boys' basketball team picked up a 62-45 victory at Iowa Falls-Alden Tuesday night (Feb. 6). Humboldt is now 7-11 overall, 5-8 in the North Central Conference.

Humboldt will host Algona on Friday, Feb. 9, in a JV-varsity doubleheader.

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Sat
03
Feb

Humboldt wrestlers advance 2 into district meet


Humboldt's Brandon Johnson (top) is shown here en route to winning the 220-pound weight class in the Class 2A Sectional wrestling tournament on Feb. 3 in Humboldt. Johnson and teammate Joey Busse (145) both qualified for district competition in Webster City on Feb. 10. Independent photo.

Brandon Johnson and Joey Busse will represent Humboldt in the Class 2A District wrestling tournament in Webster City on Feb. 10. They are the two surviving Wildcats to keep their seasons alive after Humboldt placed third in the team scoring of a Class 2A Sectional Tournament in Humboldt on Saturday, Feb. 3.

Johnson won the 220-pound class and Busse was the runner-up at 145 pounds for the Wildcats, who totaled 169 points to place third. Clarion-Goldfield-Dow's (256.5) and Algona (193) claimed the top two spots to earn a berth in the regional dual team tournament, which will take place on Feb. 6 at various sites across the state. Southeast Valley placed fourth with 166 points, South Central Calhoun fifth with 121.5 and Pocahontas Area was sixth with 101.

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