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Fri
18
Oct

Tigers claw past Humboldt, 45-6


Humboldt defenders swarm around a Webster City ball carrier in the Wildcats' 27-21 home loss to the Lynx on Oct. 11. The Wildcats look to end their season on a positive note when they visit Perry on Friday, Oct. 25. Independent photo.

The Carroll Tigers took a 21-6 halftime lead and went on to beat Humboldt, 45-6 Friday night (Oct. 18) in a Class 3A District 2 football game at Carroll.

The victory dropped Humboldt's record to 1-7 overall, 1-3 in district play. Carroll, 5-3 overall, 4-0 in district play, will meet Dallas Center-Grimes on Oct. 25 in a game that will determine the district champion. DCG defeated Webster City Friday night, 41-27 to move to 7-1 overall, 4-0 in district play.

Humboldt's only score came on a long kickoff return by Jamison Heinz for a touchdown in the first quarter.

Humboldt closes out its regular season at Perry on Oct. 25.

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Wed
16
Oct

Wildcat girls sweep Lynx, Bears


Humboldt's Lily Groat receives serve for the Wildcat volleyball team in a recent home match. Independent photo.

Humboldt's varsity volleyball team wrapped up their regular season at home on Oct. 17 by sweeping Bishop Garrigan of Algona in three sets. The Wildcats won by scores of 25-11, 29-27 and 26-24 to move their record to 28-5 overall before a Pink Out, Senior Night inside the Humboldt gym.

Humboldt completed their conference portion of their schedule by sweeping Webster City in three sets Oct. 15 in Webster City. The Wildcats won by scores of 25-19, 25-17 and 25-23. The victory improved the Wildcats' record to 27-5 overall, 6-1 and second-place in the North Central Conference.

Humboldt begins post-season tournament play on Oct. 23 when they host Cherokee in a Class 3A Region 2 match. The winner will face Algona or Southeast Valley on Oct. 28 in Humboldt.

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Tue
15
Oct

Bryce Gidel is 1st NCC 4-time champion!!


Humboldt's Bryce Gidel became the first four-time North Central Conference cross country champion by winning the individual title in the NCC meet on Tuesday, Oct. 15 in Webster City. Gidel finished with a course record time of 19:05. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Humboldt High senior Bryce Gidel secured her name on top of the record books Tuesday evening (Oct. 15) by becoming the first four-time cross country champion in the history of the North Central Conference.

Gidel blazed to a record time of 19:05 to win the individual crown in the NCC meet held at Webster City. She held off Ellie Meyer of IFA/AGWSR (19:15) to win her fourth league title. Gidel helped the Wildcat girls place fourth in the team scoring with 71 points. IFA/AGWSR won with 50 points, followed by Fort Dodge St. Edmond and Algona, who tied with 70. Webster City (123), Clear Lake (155), Clarion-Goldfield-Dows (168) and Hampton-Dumont-CAL (200) round out the team scoring.

Gidel was backed by teammate Allison Hoag, who ran 12th in 22:19 and Kirstyn Beaman, who was 14th in 22:24. Grace Smith was 18th in 22:52. Kali Beaman was 26th in 23:20 and Brett Harklau was 27th in 23:28. Shelby Hayden ran 30th in 23:40.

Tue
15
Oct

WILDCAT BOYS ARE NCC CHAMPS!!!


Humboldt claimed the North Central Conference cross country team championship Tuesday (Oct. 15) at Webster City. The Wildcat varsity shown here with their winning trophy, pictured from left: Eric Wittrock, Trevor Jacobson, Quinton Orr, Devon Coon, Carter Theesfeld and Jackson Chambers. Independent photo.

Led by individual champion Quinton Orr, along with second and third-place finishes from Eric Wittrock and Devon Coon, respectively, the Humboldt boys' cross country team ran away from the field to win the team title in the North Central Conference meet held Tuesday evening (Oct. 15) in Webster City.

Humboldt finished with 29 points to easily outdistance runner-up Webster City, which totaled 63 points. Fort Dodge St. Edmond was third with 78 and Clear Lake fourth at 87. Algona (129), IFA-AGWSR (159), Hampton-Dumont-CAL (200) and Clarion-Goldfield-Dows (206) round out the team scoring.

The Wildcats also got a top-10 finish from Trevor Jacobson, who ran ninth. Carter Theesfeld was 14th and Jackson Chambers 24th. Orr blazed with a time of 16:19. Wittrock ran 17:20 and Coon 17:25.

It was Humboldt's third team title in four years. Next action for the Wildcats will be the state qualifying meet on Thursday, Oct. 24, at home at Sheldon Park.

Fri
11
Oct

Wildcats fall to Webster City In home finale, 27-21


Humboldt senior running back Jamison Heinz goes outside for yardage in the Wildcats' 17-12 loss to Dallas Center-Grimes on Oct. 4 in Humboldt. Independent photo.

The Humboldt football team gave a gallant effort Friday (Oct. 11) but came up short, 27-21 to Webster City in Class 3A District 2 action on Mason Maach Field in the final home game of the season for the Wildcats.

Jamison Heinz scored on touchdown runs of 16 and 32 yards and Caden Matson passed 11 yards to Caiden Baker for a score to lead Humboldt.

Humboldt is now 1-6 overall, 1-2 in district play. They have road games at Carroll (Oct. 18) and Perry (Oct. 25) to round out their schedule.

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Thu
10
Oct

HHS girls go 3-2 in Mason City tournament


Humboldt's Mady Lange (left) and Claire Varangkounh go above the net to block this scoring attempt by Clarion-Goldfield-Dows in a home match on Oct. 1. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The Humboldt volleyball team posted a 3-2 record in the Mason City tournament on Saturday, Oct. 12, to move to 26-5 overall on the season.

Humboldt beat Mason City (21-16, 21-11), Clear Lake (21-17, 21-5) and Central Springs (21-9, 26-24). They lost to Waverly-Shell Rock (21-18, 21-15) and Osage (21-18, 21-11).
Jori Hajek led Humboldt with 41 kills on the day while Emily Zaugg had 20. Deni McDaniel had 88 assists. Carlie Thompson made 53 digs.

HHS GIRLS SWEEP ST. EDMOND IN NCC VOLLEYBALL
Humboldt moved to 23-3 overall on the season, 5-1 in the North Central Conference Thursday night (Oct. 10) by sweeping Fort Dodge St. Edmond in 3 sets in Fort Dodge, 25-11, 25-8 and 25-18.

Humboldt's final week of the regular season has the Wildcats visiting Webster City on Oct. 15 and hosting Algona Garrigan on Oct. 17.

Tue
08
Oct

Humboldt boys 2nd, girls 3rd in EG's Bell Invite


Humboldt's Aiden Christensen shown here competing in the Wildcat Invitational on Sept. 23. Independent photo.

The Humboldt High boys cross country team finished second in the team scoring and the Wildcat girls were third in the Dick Bell Invitational held in Eagle Grove on Tuesday, Oct. 8.

Quinton Orr and Bryce Gidel both finished first individually for the Wildcat teams. Orr ran 16:32 to lead the boys while Gidel ran 19:41 to pace the girls.

Gilbert won both team titles with their boys totaling 37 to top Humboldt, which totaled 51. Gilbert scored 47 points to win the girls race with Emmetsburg second with 84 and Humboldt third with 94.

Kendra Beaman ran 13th in 22:41 and Allison Hoag was 21st in 23:16 for the HHS girls. Brett Harklau was 29th, Grace Smith 32nd, Shelby Hayden 37th and Nora Carlson 63rd.

Eric Wittrock backed Orr with a fifth-place finish in 17:25. Devon Coon was seventh in 17:40. Trevor Jacobson was 18th, Nolan Jergens 22nd, Carter Theesfeld 24th and Jackson Chambers 51st for the Wildcats.

Thu
03
Oct

Mustangs hold off Humboldt, 17-12


Humboldt tacklers bring down a Boone ball carrier in the Wildcats' 7-6 victory at Boone on Sept. 27. Wildcats pictured, from left: Sam Fischer, Carter Krichau, Matt Miller and Caden Matson. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The Humboldt High football team battled Dallas Center-Grimes down to the final minute of their annual homecoming contest Friday night but fell short to the Mustangs, 17-12 in a Class 3A District 2 game on Mason Maach Field in Humboldt.

Jamison Heinz scored on touchdown runs of 31 and 67 yards, respectively to lead Humboldt.

Humboldt is 1-5 overall, 1-1 in Class 3A District 2. The Wildcats host Webster City in their final home game of the regular season on Oct. 11.

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Tue
01
Oct

Wildcat girls fall to Cowgirls in 4 sets


Emily Zaugg of Humboldt (left) goes above the net to score against Hampton-Dumont-CAL last week in varsity volleyball in the Humboldt gym. Independent photo.

Sole possession of first-place in the North Central Conference volleyball standings was on the line tonight (Oct. 1) when the Humboldt Volleyball team hosted Clarion-Goldfield-Dows inside the Humboldt gym. CGD prevailed by scores of 25-21, 25-27, 25-22 and 25-22.

Humboldt slipped to 22-3 overall, 4-1 in the NCC. CGD Improved to 5-0 in the NCC.

Next action for the Wildcats will be at Fort Dodge St. Edmond on Thursday, Oct. 10. The Wildcats also play in the Mason City tournament on Oct. 12.

Humboldt will visit Webster City on Oct. 15 and host Algona Garrigan on Oct. 17 to close out their regular season.

Regional tournament play begins on Oct. 23 with pairings to be determined soon.

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Mon
30
Sep

HHS boys win title at Algona


Humboldt senior Kirstyn Beaman was 17th for Humboldt at the Algona Invitational on Monday, Sept. 30. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The Humboldt boys cross country team won the team title of the Algona Invitational Monday night. The Wildcats were led by Quinton Orr, who was individual champion in 16:49. Devon Coon was ninth in 18:13 and Eric Wittrock ran 17th in 18:41. Carter Theesfeld ran 23rd, Nolan Jergens 34th, Trevor Jacobson 36th and Jackson Chambers 98th.

The Wildcat girls, led by individual winner Bryce Gidel, finished fourth. Gidel's time was 19:57. Kirstyn Beaman ran 17th in 23:05. Allison Hoag was 32nd in 23:53. Grace Smith was 46th in 24:57. Shelby Hayden 47th, Brett Harklau 67th and Kali Beaman 73rd.

Next race is Oct. 8 at Eagle Grove.

Full story in the Humboldt Independent.

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