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Mon
18
Jun

Wildcat girls return to league play tonight against St. Edmond


Humboldt second baseman Claire Varangkounh fires the ball to first base for an out after fielding a grounder in a recent home softball game for the No. 4 ranked Wildcats. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

After going 2-1 last weekend in their home tournament, the Humboldt High softball team returns to action on Monday night (June 18) when they play host to Fort Dodge St. Edmond in a North Central Conference JV/varsity doubleheader. Humboldt enters with an overall record of 18-2, 8-1 in the NCC.

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.

Mon
18
Jun

Humboldt boys set to host FDSE tonight


Humboldt's Cade Witzke pitched six strong innings against Webster City last week in the Wildcats' 7-6 victory over the Lynx on June 13 in Humboldt. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The Humboldt High baseball team will return to action at home tonight when they play host to Fort Dodge St. Edmond in a North Central Conference matchup. The Wildcats enter at 8-9 overall, 4-2 in conference play.

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

Mon
11
Jun

Wildcat girls top Carroll, fall to Lisbon


Humboldt third baseman Kendal Clark (right) throws to first base ahead of a baserunner after scooping up a ground ball in the Wildcats' softball victory over Clarion-Goldfield-Dows on May 23. Independent photo.

The No. 4 ranked Humboldt softball team moved to 18-2 overall on the season after splitting two games at home on Saturday, June 16. The Wildcats defeated Carroll, 6-3, and fell to Lisbon, 2-0. Lisbon also beat Carroll, 4-3. Humboldt will play host to Fort Dodge St. Edmond on Monday, June 18.

Humboldt edged Southeast Valley, 3-2 in Humboldt on June 15. Ellie Jacobson pitched a four-hitter with 11 strikeouts and Jori Hajek homered to lead the Wildcats.

Humboldt had no trouble in shutting out Forest City, 10-0 in five innings on June 14 in high school softball in Humboldt. The Wildcats got a one-hitter from pitcher Ellie Jacobson and collected 12 hits at bat. Carlie Thompson went 3-for-4 at the plate and Jacobson was 3-for-3 to lead the Wildcats.

Mon
11
Jun

Wildcat boys down Webster City, 7-6


Humboldt pitcher Colby Clarken delivers a pitch for the Wildcat baseball team in a recent home contest. Independent photo.

The Humboldt varsity baseball team picked up another big North Central Conference win at home on Wednesday night (June 13) by holding off Webster City, 7-6 in seven innings. Cade Witzke's run-scoring single up the middle scored the go-ahead run to lift Humboldt over the Lynx, who were previously unbeaten in conference play. Humboldt led 4-1 after six innings before Webster City scored five runs in the top of the seventh to take a 6-4 lead. The Wildcats responded by plating three in the bottom of the seventh to pull out the win. Humboldt improved to 8-8 overall on the season, 4-2 in the NCC.

Humboldt traveled to Spirit Lake on June 14 and fell to the Indians, 6-5 in seven innings. The loss moved Humboldt to 8-9 over on the season. Hudson Gargano and Jacob Thurm each had two hits at bat to lead the Wildcats' six-hit attack. Thurm pitched the first five innings before Gargano entered in the fifth. Gargano was tagged with the loss.

Thu
07
Jun

Wildcat girls blank Broncos, Cadets


Humboldt's Ashlyn Clark drives the ball for a base hit in recent high school softball. Independent photo.

No. 3 ranked Humboldt pushed their North Central Conference-leading record to 6-0 by blanking Iowa Falls-Alden, 12-0 in four innings on Friday night (June 8) in Humboldt. Carlie Thompson's RBI single scored the game-ending run with one out in the bottom of the fourth inning to power the Wildcats, now 13-0 overall on the season. Ellie Jacobson pitched a one-hitter for Humboldt.

The Wildcats moved to 12-0 overall Thursday night (June 7) by shutting out Belmond-Klemme, 13-0 at Belmond. Ashlyn Clark, Kyah Arnold, Rachel Darling and Ellie Jacobson each had two hits for Humboldt. Ellie Jacobson and Bae Arnold split the four-inning game from the pitching circle holding B-K to three hits.

Mon
04
Jun

Humboldt baseball team upended by No. 7 Boone, 12-4


Hudson Gargano of Humboldt (right) slides toward second base last week in the Wildcats' home game with Clear Lake. Humboldt hosts No. 7 ranked Boone on Thursday, June 7. Independent photo.

The Humboldt baseball team slipped to 6-8 overall after they fell to No. 7 ranked Boone, 12-4 on June 7 in Humboldt.

Humboldt fell to 2-2 in conference play after falling 11-4 at Algona on June 6. Algona used a seven-run fifth inning to take commend of the game.

Humboldt evened its record at 6-6 overall on the season by drubbing the visiting Forest City Indians, 15-1 on June 5 in Humboldt. Reese DeWinter pitched five innings of four-hit ball to lead the Wildcats, who totaled 15 hits as Isaac Thurm, Jacob Thurm and Cade Witzke each had two hits for Humboldt.

WILDCATS 8, HAMPTON-DUMONT 1
Humboldt got back on the winning track Monday night (June 4) by stopping Hampton-Dumont, 8-1 in North Central Conference action in Humboldt. Cade Witzke earned the win pitching for Humboldt as he moved to 3-0 tossing a 2-hitter. Humboldt improved to 2-1 in the North Central Conference with the victory.

Sun
03
Jun

Eddie Doyle wins George Lee Memorial Golf Tournament


Eddie Doyle (right) of Fort Dodge won the George Lee Memorial Golf Tournament on June 2 at Humboldt Country Club. Tournament director Nate Mueller (left) made the presentation afterwards. Independent photo.

Eddie Doyle of Fort Dodge shot a 3-round total of 101 to win the 67th annual George Lee Memorial Golf Tournament at Humboldt Country Club on Saturday, June 2.

The 22-year-old shot rounds of 33-32-36 to claim his first title in the event. Jordan Morrow was runner-up with 106.

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

Sun
03
Jun

Wildcat girls edge Bulldogs, 3-2


Humboldt pitcher Ellie Jacobson fires a pitch to the plate in varsity softball in Humboldt last week. The No. 3 ranked Wildcats are off to an 8-0 start, 3-0 in the NCC. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Kendal Clark drove in the winning run with a single in the seventh inning to lift the Humboldt softball team past Hampton-Dumont, 3-2 Monday night (June 4) in Humboldt. Clark went 3-for-4 at bat to lead Humboldt, which improved to 9-0 overall, 4-0 in the NCC. Ellie Jacobson pitched a five-hitter.

The third ranked Humboldt softball team climbed to 8-0 on the season by sweeping Eagle Grove (21-9) and Mason City (4-3) in the Humboldt triangular on June 2. Kyah Arnold earned the win pitching against EG. She aided her cause by hitting a home run with five RBI. Humboldt had 16 hits overall.

The Wildcats edged Mason City 4-3 as Ellie Jacobson pitched a four-hitter with 11 strikeouts. Humboldt made five hits in the game.

See full story in the Independent.

Sat
02
Jun

No. 3 Humboldt girls in 9-3 victory over Clear Lakie

The No. 3 ranked (Class 3A) Humboldt softball team moved to 6-0 overall on the season, 3-0 in North Central Conference play Friday night (June 1) by stopping Clear Lake, 9-3 in Humboldt.

Ellie Jacobson pitched a six-hitter with 12 strikeouts. Humboldt backed her with 13 hits and used a five-run third inning to take command of the game. Ashlyn Clark, Carlie Thompson, Rachel Darling and Kendal Clark each had two hits for the Wildcats.

Humboldt hosted a triangular on Saturday which includes Mason City and Eagle Grove.

Humboldt will host Hampton-Dumont on Monday, June 4, and Emmetsburg on June 5. The Wildcats visit Algona on June 6 and Belmond on June 7. They host Iowa Falls-Alden on June 8.

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

Sat
02
Jun

Wildcat baseball team edged by Clear Lake, 2-1


Owen Newton connects at the plate for the Humboldt baseball team in their home game with Clear Lake on June 1. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Clear Lake scored the go ahead run in the top of the sixth and held off Humboldt, 2-1 in a key North Central Conference baseball game in Humboldt Friday night (June 1). Colby Clarken pitched six solid innings for the Wildcats but it wasn't enough as Humboldt fell to 4-4 overall on the season, 1-1 in conference play. HHS totaled eight hits as Hudson Gargano and Joey Busse each had two hits.

Humboldt fell twice in their own tournament on June 2, losing 4-3 to Central Springs and 18-5 to Estherville-LC. Jacob Thurm doubled to lead Humboldt’s five hit attack against CS. Caden Matson took the loss on the mound in relief of starter Isaac Thurm. Hudson Gargano took the loss pitching against ELC.

Humboldt was upended by Southeast Valley, 6-3 in a non-conference game on the road on May 31. Joey Busse took the loss pitching for Humboldt, which got two hits apiece from Owen Newton, Reese DeWinter and Cade Witzke.

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