Sports

Thu
05
Dec

Wildcat wrestlers pin ELC in opener, 66-9

The Humboldt wrestling team recorded eight pins and rolled to an easy, 66-9 victory over Estherville-Lincoln Central Thursday night (Dec. 5) in a non-conference season-opening dual inside the Humboldt gym.

The Wildcats got pins from Cole Nelson at 106 pounds, Jase Goodell at 113, Cresten Craven at 120, Colby Clarken at 126, Ty Gargano at 132, Fletcher Satern at 152, Colten Goodell at 220 and Josh Beldin at 285.

Jordan Jensen won by forfeit at 138 and Levi Naeve won 14-9 at 160. Braxden Scott was a 9-4 winner at 170 and Logan Nilles won by forfeit at 170.

Humboldt returns to action at home on Friday, Dec. 6, when they host the Joe Fitch Invitational starting at 4:30 p.m.

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Wed
04
Dec

Hajek named all-state


JORI HAJEK

Hajek, McDaniel earn all-district honors

Humboldt High junior Jori Hajek was named honorable mention all-state volleyball by the Iowa Coaches Association.
It was the second straight year Hajek received the honor.
In addition, Hajek and teammate Deni McDaniel were also named to the Class 3A All-District team in the central region. They helped Humboldt compile a 30-6 overall record in 2019 and finish runner-up in the North Central Conference standings.

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Tue
03
Dec

Wildcat boys in 57-33 victory


Humboldt senior Jamison Heinz drives to the basket for two of his 18 points he scored to lead the Wildcats past Manson-Northwest Webster, 57-33 on Dec. 3 in Manson in a non-conference season opener for both schools. Independent photo.

Humboldt’s boys opened their basketball season in good fashion by turning back Manson-Northwest Webster, 57-33 in non-conference action on Dec. 3 at Manson.

Jamison Heinz scored 18 points, Jacob Thurm made 12 and Gabe Gidel added 11 to pace the Wildcats.

Humboldt will travel to Ogden on Dec. 10 for another non-conference game.

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Tue
03
Dec

Humboldt girls top Cougars in opener, 55-48


Humboldt's Jori Hajek scored on this play to lead her Wildcats past Manson-Northwest Webster, 55-48 in a season opener at Manson on Dec. 3. Independent photo.

Humboldt’s varsity girls basketball team opened their season at Manson Tuesday night by stopping the Cougars, 55-48 in a non-conference game.

Jori Hajek scored 20 points to lead the Wildcats. Bae Arnold and Jayda Hoefer each had 8 for Humboldt, which returns to action at Pocahontas Thursday night.

Wed
27
Nov

Jacobson signs with DMACC


Humboldt High School senior Ellie Jacobson (front, second-right) last week signed a letter of intent to attend Des Moines Area Community College and play softball. On hand for the signing last week, front row (l-r): Joe Jacobson, Trish Jacobson, Ellie Jacobson and DMACC coach Molly Bolibaugh. Back row: Humboldt coaches Erica Post and Doug Van Pelt. Independent photo.

Humboldt High School senior Ellie Jacobson is ready to focus on her final year after she signed a letter of intent last week to attend Des Moines Area Community College next fall and play softball.
Jacobson, daughter and Joe and Trish Jacobson of Humboldt, has been an all-conference and all-state performer for Humboldt in each of the last four seasons coming out of eighth grade. With over 100 career victories, she is looking to finish her final campaign with a flourish.

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Wed
27
Nov

Experience will carry Humboldt boys’ basketball team


Humboldt's returning lettermen, from left: Jamison Heinz, Grant Kuehnast, Jacob Thurm, Matt Miller, Gabe Gidel and Sam Fischer. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Coach Jason Thurm takes over Wildcat program

Entering his first season as head coach of the Humboldt boys’ basketball team, Jason Thurm couldn’t be more pleased with the nucleus he has to build a team around.
Thurm greeted strong numbers and six returning lettermen when Humboldt began pre-season practice back on Nov. 18. They’ll be looking to improve on last year’s record of 8-12 overall, 6-8 and fifth in the North Central Conference.

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Wed
27
Nov

Wildcat wrestlers bank on experience in tough NCC


Returning lettermen for the Humboldt wrestling team, front row (l-r): Joe Weydert, Jordan Jensen, Gage Prenger, Nolan Lammers and Braxden Scott. Middle row: DJ Muir, Cole Nelson, Fletcher Satern, Dylan Vaudt and Tanner McKimmey. Back row: Colten Goodell, Logan Nilles, Walter DeLanoit, Levi Naeve and Colby Clarken. Not pictured, Cresten Craven. Independent photo.

HHS returns 16 lettermen

Things are looking pretty good for the Humboldt wrestling program.
Wildcat head coach Chad Beaman begins his 17th season overall leading the Wildcats. He has compiled a 386-193-3 won-loss record overall with his other coaching stops.
Last year Beaman guided the Wildcats to a 27-5 overall dual mark, including 6-1 and co-champions of the North Central Conference. Thanks to the return of 16 lettermen, hopes are high in the practice room again.
“It has been exciting when you look at our program overall from a community standpoint. We have over 120 kids in our wrestling club in pre-k through sixth grade. We have over 50 wrestlers on our middle school team, which we have never had before,” Beaman said. “I’ve got 34 boys and up to 15 girls on our high school teams.”
“It is very exciting. A lot of people talk about wrestling and that’s what we want to be doing,” Beaman said.

Wed
27
Nov

Girls wrestling begins at Humboldt


Members of Humboldt first-ever club wrestling team, front row (l-r): Ashlyn Sutterfield, Yuli Orona, Baylie Beers, Maria Elizondo and Breanna Hotovec. Middle row: Kali Beaman, Kirstyn Beaman, Abby Satern, Emily Zaugg and Deni McDaniel. Back row: Alexa Hemmelrick, Tia Woeste, Kendal Clark and Mady Lange. Independent photo.

Female wrestling is taking off across the United States and it is now a reality at Humboldt High School.
This year Humboldt is joining a large number of schools across the state to field a girls’ club team. Humboldt head coach Chad Beaman and his staff ended the first week of pre-season practice with 15 athletes.
“If you had asked me five years ago if this would become a reality today, I don’t know that I could have said yes,” Beaman said. “Wrestling for young women has really started moving forward.”

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Wed
27
Nov

HHS girls will rely on experience in powerful NCC


Returning letter winners for the Humboldt girls' basketball team, front row (l-r): Lily Groat, Jori Hajek and Bae Arnold. Back row: Mady Lange, Jayda Hoefer and Kendal Clark. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Wildcats return 6 letterwinners

In veteran Humboldt girls’ basketball coach Rodd Mooney’s eyes, there’s nothing like pre-season basketball to get focused on the task at hand.
Coming off a 4-17 record from last year, including a 1-13 mark in the powerful North Central Conference, it’s safe to say Mooney and his Wildcats have a tall task in front of them this winter, but they aren’t backing down.
Thanks to the return of six letterwinners who have gained extensive action as underclassmen, the Wildcats are poised to make a breakthrough this season.

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Wed
27
Nov

Wildcats place 6 on all-NCC volleyball team


Humboldt's all-conference volleyball selections, top row, from left: Jori Hajek, Deni McDaniel and Claire Varangkounh. Bottom row, from left: Carlie Thompson, Mady Lange and Emily Zaugg.

Humboldt finished 30-6 overall

Led by first-team selections Jori Hajek and Deni McDaniel, the Humboldt volleyball team had six players named to the post-season North Central All-Conference team.
Their selections were announced at the team banquet on Nov. 18 at the high school.
Second-team selections for Humboldt include senior libero back row specialist Carlie Thompson and junior middle hitter Emily Zaugg. Third-team selections include senior middle hitter Mady lange and senior outside hitter Claire Varangkounh.
They helped the Wildcats finish 6-1 and runner-up in the NCC standings, 30-6 overall. Their only loss in the league was to Clarion-Goldfield-Dows, which qualified for the Class 2A state tournament for the second straight year and advanced to the semifinals.
Humboldt reached the final round of regional tournament play for the fifth straight year and lost to eventual 3A state semifinalist Carroll Kuemper.

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