Sports

Thu
21
Sep

Humboldt girls stop Clear Lake in 4 sets

The Humboldt volleyball team climbed to 20-3 overall, 4-0 in the North Central Conference by stopping Clear Lake in 4 sets Thursday night in Clear Lake. Humboldt won by scores of 25-19, 23-25, 25-14 and 27-25.

Humboldt returns to action on a key conference match at Iowa Falls on Sept. 26. See full story in the Humboldt Independent Newspaper. Subscribe today for print/digital access by selecting the link above to get started.

Wed
20
Sep

Area girls on FD swim team


Humboldt High senior Emily Schaffer propels herself through the water competing for the Fort Dodge Senior High swim team this season. Schaffer is joined on the squad by fellow Humboldt teammates Kosett Burmeister and Sydney Whipple. Independent photo by Phil Monson. Select Buy A Photo on the menu tab above to purchase this and other photos.

A trio of Humboldt High School girls are members of the Fort Dodge Senior High swimming team this fall. Senior Emily Schaffer, Kosett Burmeister and Sydney Whipple are competing for the Dodgers this season. All three continue to trim their times, according to head coach Ashley Beaumont.

See story, photo and statistics in this week's Humboldt Independent Newspaper. Subscribe today for print/digital access to the Independent by selecting the link on this page to get started!

Mon
18
Sep

HUMBOLDT GIRLS, BOYS SWEEP TEAM TITLES IN HUMBOLDT INVITATIONAL!


Humboldt won both girls' and boys team titles Monday night in the Humboldt Invitational Cross Country meet. Squad members pictured, front row (l-r): Isabella Luu, Bryce Gidel, Elizabeth Hildreth, Gabby Kent, Lauren Erickson, Madeleine Ruzicka and Kirstyn Beaman. Back row: Denny Pederson, Calvin Carlson, Joe Kunert, Devon Coon, Quintin Orr, Noah Helmer and Isaac Thurm. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Humboldt swept both team titles in their own Humboldt Invitational Cross Country meet held Monday, Sept. 18 at Sheldon Park.

The Wildcat girls ran away from the field by scoring 31 points, easily outdistancing runner-up Algona which totaled 127. Bryce Gidel was the overall winner in the girls' race to lead the Wildcats as she finished in 19:46.77. Gabby Kent placed fourth, Lauren Erickson fifth and Elizabeth Hildreth 10th for Humboldt.

The Wildcat boys topped Clear Lake (46-59) to take the team crown. Wildcat junior Joe Kunert was runner-up overall in 17:35.72 to pace the Wildcats. Quinton Orr ran fifth while Denny Pederson was 10th for the Wildcats.

Next action for Humboldt is the Algona Invitational on Monday, Sept. 25. See full story with photos and results in this week's Humboldt Independent Newspaper. Subscribe today for print/digital access to the Independent by selecting the link on the menu bar above to get started!

Mon
18
Sep

Wildcat volleyball team goes 5-0 to win Carroll tournament


Humboldt head volleyball coach Justin McDaniel (center) gives instructions to his squad in a recent home match. The Wildcats have upcoming conference road matches at Clear Lake on Sept. 21 and at Iowa Falls on Sept. 26. Independent photo. Click the menu above to purchase this photo and more.

The Humboldt volleyball team kept up its winning ways by going 5-0 on the day to win the Carroll tournament last Saturday, Sept. 16.

Humboldt, now 19-3 overall on the season, defeated Storm Lake (21-10, 21-8), South Central Calhoun (19-21, 21-9, 15-10), Ar-We-Va (21-7, 21-5), Carroll (21-18, 21-19) and South Central Calhoun again in the finals (21-19, 21-15).

Jori Hajek made 28 kills and Sydney Lane had 20 to lead Humboldt. Ashlyn Clark added 18 and Kyah Arnold 17. Macy Becker made 40 assists and Rachel Darling had 23 while Hajek had 27 digs and Carlie Thompson 23 digs.

Humboldt will travel to Clear Lake on Thursday, Sept. 21, to face the Lions in conference action.

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Fri
15
Sep

Algona holds off Humboldt, 16-13


Humboldt's Sawyer Savery tries to outrun an Algona defender in the second half of the Wildcats 16-13 loss to the Bulldogs in Algona on Sept. 15. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Algona held off Humboldt down stretch for a 16-13 Class 3A District One football game in Algona Friday night.

Both of Humboldt's scores came on touchdown passes from Joey Busse to Jamison Heinz covering 80 and 22 yards, respectively.

Humboldt slipped to 2-2 overall, 1-1 in district play. Humboldt travels to Storm Lake on Sept 22 for another district game.

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Tue
12
Sep

Wildcats stay perfect in NCC, sweep Lynx


Humboldt's Cassie Peyton (right) goes above the net to block this spike by an opponent in a recent home volleyball match. Independent photo.

Humboldt's varsity volleyball team kept their North Central Conference record unblemished with a 3-0 sweep at Webster City on Sept. 14. Humboldt won by scores of 25-20, 25-16 and 25-12. The triumph improved Humboldt to 14-3 overall on the season, 3-0 in NCC action.

Humboldt's 15th ranked volleyball team improved to 13-3 overall, 2-0 in conference play by sweeping Hampton-Dumont in 3 sets Tuesday night (Sept. 12) in the Wildcat gym. Winning scores were 25-12, 25-19 and 25-13.

Humboldt will play in the Carroll Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 16.

See full story in the Humboldt Independent Newspaper.

Tue
12
Sep

HHS girls 1st, boys 3rd in Ballard Invitational


Humboldt freshman Quinton Orr has made an impact on the Wildcat boys' cross country team this fall. Independent photo.

The Humboldt girls’ cross country team claimed their fourth title of the season in four outings by winning the Carr Invitational at Ballard Huxley Monday night (Sept. 11).
Humboldt, led by overall winner Bryce Gidel (19:19), totaled 40 points to win the Class B team title. North Polk was five points behind at 45 and Gilbert was third with 69.
Humboldt’s boys placed third in Class B with 99 points. Gilbert claimed first with 52 and Nodaway Valley was runner-up at 58. Freshman Quinton Orr led the Wildcats with a sixth-place finish in 17:25.
The Wildcat girls also got a fourth-place finish from Gabby Kent (20:31) and a ninth-place finish by Lauren Erickson (21:36). Elizabeth Hildreth was 10th in 21:42.
Joe Kunert finished 11th in 17:45 for the Wildcat boys. Denny Pederson had the other top-20 finish for the Wildcats as he ran 18th in 18:10.

Fri
08
Sep

Wildcats hold off Spencer, 17-14


Humboldt running back Tyler Vitzthum looks upfield after taking the handoff from quarterback Joey Busse in the first half of the Wildcats' 17-14 victory over Spencer on Sept. 8 in Humboldt. Wildcat blocker Brandon Johnson (58) is also shown on the play. The victory improved Humboldt's record to 2-1 overall on the season, 1-0 in district play. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Lucas Volf's 22-yard field goal with 2:15 left to play lifted the Humboldt football team past Spencer, 17-14 Friday night in Humboldt. Joey Busse scored on a 5 yard run and also passed 47 yards to Eli Sande for a score to lead Humboldt, which improved to 2-1 overall, 1-0 in district play. Humboldt visits Algona on Sept. 15.

Fri
08
Sep

HHS girls win Spencer tournament


Humboldt's Sydney Lane goes above the net to score against Clarion-Goldfield-Dows on Sept. 7 in Humboldt. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The Humboldt volleyball team improved to 12-3 overall on the season by winning the Spencer tournament on Saturday, Sept. 9. The Wildcats defeated Cherokee (2-0), Algona (2-0) and Carroll (2-1) with their only loss on the day to Spencer (2-0).

Humboldt opened North Central Conference play with an impressive, 3-0 sweep of Clarion-Goldfield-Dows on Sept. 7 in the Humboldt gym.

The Wildcats, now 9-2 overall on the season, 1-0 in NCC play, defeated the Cowgirls by scores of 25-22, 25-23 and 25-20.

HHS will host Hampton on Tuesday, Sept. 12, and visit Webster City on Sept. 14. They play in the Carroll Invitational on Sept. 16.

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Tue
05
Sep

Wildcat runners sweep team titles at Estherville


Joe Kunert led the Humboldt boys at Estherville on Sept. 5. Independent photo by Phil Monson. Visit the photo gallery on this page to purchase this photo and more.

The Humboldt cross country teams swept the ELC Invitational on Tuesday, Sept. 5. The Wildcat girls, led by overall winner Bryce Gidel (19:45), totaled 39 points to surpass runner up Spencer at 54. Gabby Kent was fourth.

Humboldt's boys, who scored 40 to outdistance Spirit Lake (65), were led by runner up Joe Kunert (17:23) and third place finisher Quint on Orr (17:25).

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