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Mon
20
Feb

Humboldt boys end season in district loss at Boone


Humboldt's Drew Thomas drives inside against a Clear Lake defender during a regular season contest with the Lions in Humboldt. The Wildcats ended their season in a loss at Boone in district tournament play on Feb. 20. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The Humboldt High boys' basketball team saw their season come to an end Monday night (Feb. 20) in a first round Class 3A district tournament game at Boone. The host Boone Toreadores (17-5) downed the Wildcats 68-42 to move on to a district final game with Perry, which defeated Gilbert, 76-67.

Humboldt finishes its season with an overall record of 8-14. The Wildcats were 5-9 in the North Central Conference.

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Mon
20
Feb

Humboldt native Kevin Dresser is Iowa State's new head wrestling coach!


KEVIN DRESSER

Humboldt native Kevin Dresser is coming back to Iowa!

Dresser, head wrestling coach at Virginia Tech University over the last 11 seasons, was named the new head coach at Iowa State University in Ames on Monday afternoon. Dresser will take over the day-to-day operations of the Cyclones after the conclusion of the NCAA tournament next month.

Dresser is a 1981 Humboldt High School graduate who was a two-time state high school champion for the Wildcats. Dresser was also a two-time All-American at the University of Iowa and won a national championship for the Hawkeyes in 1986. He was a 2014 inductee into the Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame.

Thu
16
Feb

Kampen falls in consolation round at state wrestling


Humboldt's Jaden Kampen tries to pin Solon's Graesen Dall to the mat early in their first round 152-pound bout in the Class 2A state wrestling tournament in Des Moines on Feb. 16. Dall was able to break free and eventually pinned Kampen. The Humbldt senior bounced back with a victory in the consolation round. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Humboldt senior 152-pounder Jaden Kampen ended his career in the Class 2A state wrestling tournament on Friday, Feb. 17. Kampen was pinned by No. 3 ranked Kade Kelso of Central Decatur in the consolation round in 1:49. Kampen bows out with a season record of 39-10, a career mark of 115-64.

Kampen was the lone survivor for the Humboldt High wrestling team Thursday night (Feb. 16) on the opening day of the state wrestling championships at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. All four Humboldt wrestlers lost their opening round matches, sending them to the consolation side of the bracket. Kampen kept his season alive by pinning Isaac Shelton of Hampton-Dumont in 3:32.

Freshman 120-pounder Cresten Craven, sophomore 138-pounder Joey Busse and senior 160-pounder Gus Arnold all lost their consolation round matches Thursday night and were eliminated from the tournament.

Wed
15
Feb

Humboldt girls sidelined by North Polk, 39-35


Humboldt senior guard Avery Terwilliger drives inside against North Polk in the second half of the Wildcats' 39-35 loss to the Comets in their Class 3A semifinal round Region 4 basketball game in Humboldt on Feb. 15. Humboldt ended its season at 16-7 overall. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Humboldt's basketball season came to an end Wednesday night (Feb. 15) at home in a Girls Class 3A Region 4 semifinal round game. The North Polk Comets upended the Humboldt Wildcats, 39-35. Avery Terwilliger and Abby Zaugg each scored 11 points to lead Humboldt, which bows out at 16-7 overall. The Comets were led by Hannah Becker's 10 points and 8 by Rachel Scott. North Polk, 17-6, will face Clear Lake in a Region 4 championship game on Saturday night, Feb. 18, in Clarion. Clear Lake advanced by stopping Osage, 35-32.

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Sat
11
Feb

Humboldt girls win Region 4 opener, 55-43


Humboldt's Sydney Lane pulls down a rebound against Hampton-Dumont in the Wildcats' 55-43 victory over H-D Saturday night (Feb. 11) in a Class 3A Region 4 basketball tournament first round game. Humboldt will host North Polk on Feb. 15 in a semifinal round game. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Humboldt's varsity girls' basketball team pulled away in the final quarter to upend Hampton-Dumont, 55-43 Saturday night (Feb. 11) in a Class 3A Region 4 tournament game inside the Humboldt gym.

The Wildcats, 16-6 overall on the season, were led by Sydney Lane's 20 points and 10 rebounds. Avery Terwilliger made 13 points and nine assists and Halie George hit for 15 points. H-D bows out at 11-10 overall.

Humboldt advances into a semifinal round game at home on Wednesday, Feb. 15, against North Polk. North Polk won their first round game, 55-28 over Collins-Maxwell-Baxter. Tipoff Wednesday night will be 7 p.m.

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Sat
11
Feb

Humboldt qualifies 4 wrestlers to state!


Humboldt's contingent in this week's Class 2A state wrestling tournament in Des Moines, from left: coach Luke Satern, Cresten Craven, head coach Chad Beaman, Gus Arnold, coach Jason Lange, Joey Busse, coach Justin McDaniel, Jaden Kampen and coach Shane Arnold. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The Humboldt High School wrestling team qualified four individuals into this week's upcoming Class 2A state tournament after competing in a district tournament in Webster City on Saturday (Feb. 11).

Wildcats advancing to state include Cresten Craven at 120 pounds (2nd in district), Joey Busse at 138 pounds (2nd in district), Jaden Kampen at 152 pounds (1st in district) and Gus Arnold at 160 pounds (2nd in district). Wildcats who saw their state tournament bids fall short include Justin Jones at 285 (3rd in district), Elijah Torres at 145 pounds (3rd in district) and Zach Kollmorgen at 126 pounds (4th in district).

The Class 2A first round state tournament begins on Thursday, Feb. 16, 6 p.m. inside Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

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Fri
10
Feb

Humboldt boys down Algona, fall to Carroll

Humboldt's varsity boys' basketball team got back on the winning track Friday night (Feb. 10) by stopping Algona, 64-50 inside the Algona gym. Devon Clark scored 19 points to power the Wildcats, who avenged a loss to the Bulldogs 15 days earlier. On Monday, Feb. 13, Humboldt visited Carroll and fell to the Tigers in non-conference play, 66-47. Clark scored 11 points and Ryan Courtney made 10 to lead Humboldt.

The Wildcats, 8-12 overall, 5-9 in North Central Conference play, wrap up their regular season at home on Thursday, Feb. 16, when they play host to Storm Lake in a JV-varsity doubleheader starting at 6:15 p.m. Humboldt begins Class 3A district tournament play on Monday, Feb. 20, in an 8 p.m. game at Boone.

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Fri
10
Feb

Humboldt boys at Boone in 3A district opener Feb. 20


Humboldt head boys' basketball coach Jason Hoag instructs his squad in a pre-season practice back in November. The Wildcats begin post-season tournament play at Boone on Feb. 20 in 8 p.m. game against Boone. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The Iowa High School Athletic Association released post-season tournament pairings today and the Humboldt High boys' basketball team will begin Class 3A district tournament play on Monday, Feb. 20, in an 8 p.m. game against Boone in Boone. The 6:30 p.m. game that night has Gilbert meeting Perry. The district final among the winners is Thursday, Feb. 23 in Boone.

The other half of the substate has Dallas Center-Grimes meeting Greene County (8 p.m.) and Webster City facing Ballard Huxley (6:30 p.m.) in the DCG gym in Grimes. The district final will be played in Grimes on Feb. 27 at 7 p.m.

The two remaining district champions will collide in a substate final game to be played in Johnston on Monday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m.

Fri
10
Feb

Wildcat girls end regular season in 57-43 victory at Belmond


Humboldt's Beth Duffield drives to the basket against Hampton-Dumont back on Jan. 31 in the Humboldt gym. The two teams meet again on Saturday, Feb. 11, in a first round Class 3A Region 4 tournament game starting at 7 p.m.

Avery Terwilliger scored 21 points, Halie George made 15 and Abby Zaugg scored 11 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Humboldt girls’ basketball team past Belmond-Klemme, 57-43 on Feb. 9 in a non-conference, regular season finale for both teams.
Humboldt, which ended is regular season at 15-6 overall, overcame a sluggish first quarter before taking charge late in the first half, outscoring B-K 24-5 in the second period.

Humboldt ends the regular season with a 15-6 overall record. The Wildcats begin Class 3A post-season tournament at home on Saturday, Feb. 11, when they host Hampton-Dumont in a Region 4 first round game starting at 7 p.m. The winner of Saturday's game will face North Polk or Collins-Maxwell-Baxter in a semifinal round game in Humboldt on Feb. 15.

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Tue
07
Feb

HHS girls in 44-33 victory at Iowa Falls, boys fall

The Humboldt varsity girls' basketball team pushed their season record to 14-6 overall, 11-3 in the North Central Conference by stopping Iowa Falls-Alden, 44-33 Tuesday night (Feb. 7) in Iowa Falls. Abby Zaugg scored 16 points and Avery Terwilliger had 11 for Humboldt.

The Wildcats close out their regular season at Belmond on Thursday, Feb. 9. Humboldt begins post-season tournament play at home on Saturday, Feb. 11, against Hampton-Dumont in a Class 3A Region 4 tournament game starting at 7 p.m.

The Humboldt boys, meanwhile, fell 63-42 to the Cadets Tuesday night. Next action for Humboldt is Friday night at Algona in a JV-varsity boys' doubleheader.

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