Sports

Thu
16
Jan

Humboldt wrestling team wins NCC dual championship!


Humboldt's wrestling team, coaches and cheerleaders gather for a photo after the Wildcats won the North Central Conference dual team championship after beating Webster City and Fort Dodge St. Edmond on Jan. 16 in Humboldt. Independent photo.

A pair of lopsided victories Thursday night (Jan. 16) lifted the Humboldt wrestling team into a 3-way tie for the North Central Conference dual team championship.

Humboldt handled Webster City 50-24 and followed with an 84-0 victory over Fort Dodge St. Edmond to finish 6-1 in the NCC, tied with Algona and Clarion-Goldfield-Dows.

Humboldt, 17-1 on the season and ranked No. 9 in the state in the Class 2A dual team standings, is slated to compete in the Osage Duals on Saturday, Jan. 18.

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Thu
16
Jan

Humboldt basketball teams fall at Webster City in NCC action


Humboldt's Kaylee Shaner dribbles the ball down the court against defensive pressure in a recent varsity girls' basketball game in the Humboldt gym. Independent photo.

Humboldt's varsity girl-boy basketball teams came up on the short end of a North Central Conference doubleheader Thursday night (Jan. 16) in Webster City.

The Wildcat girls fell to the Lynx, 54-35, to fall to 2-5 in conference play, 7-6 overall. McKinney scored 27 points to pace the Lynx. Mady Lange led Humboldt with 12 points. Jori Hajek scored eight while Kendal Clark and Lily Groat each had six for Humboldt.

The Wildcat boys fell 63-53 to Webster City. Humboldt slips to 2-4 in the NCC, 6-5 overall.

Next action for the girls will be Monday, Jan. 20 at home against Algona Garrigan. Humboldt hosts Iowa Falls-Alden on Jan. 21st in another girl-boy NCC quad.

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Tue
14
Jan

Humboldt girls win, boys fall to South Central Calhoun


Humboldt's Sam Fischer battles a Clear Lake opponent for a rebound in the Wildcats' home game with the Lions on Jan. 10 in Humboldt. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Humboldt’s varsity basketball teams hosted South Central Calhoun Tuesday night in a pair of non-conference games and divided 2 games with the Titans.

The Wildcat girls posted a 38-30 victory while the boys fell, 85-73. The Wildcat girls move to 7-5 overall while the boys slip to 6-4 overall.

Humboldt resumes conference play at Webster City on Thursday night, Jan. 16.

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Sat
11
Jan

Wrestlers 3rd in Atlantic tournament


Humboldt'a 138-pound junior Jordan Jensen (left) helped the Wildcat wrestling team to a third-place finish in the Dyer Invitational in Atlantic on Saturday, Jan. 11. Independent photo.

The Humboldt wrestling team had three runner-up finishes and placed 3rd in the 14-team Rollin Dyer Invitational in Atlantic on Saturday, Jan. 11.

The Wildcats got runner-up finishes from Cole Nelson at 106, Cresten Craven at 120 and Colten Goodell at 220. Jordan Jensen was fourth at 138 pounds while fifth-place went to Jase Goodell at 113, Spencer Naeve at 160, Walt DeLanoit at 195 and Logan Nilles at 182. Fletcher Satern was sixth at 152, along with Joe Weydert at 145. Placing eighth was Brady Marsh at 285, Ty Gargano at 132 and Colby Clarken at 126.

Millard South of Omaha Nebraska was the team champion with 251 points. Grand Island Senior was second with 180 and Humboldt totaled 167.5 points for third, just ahead of Sergeant Bluff-Luton which had 165.

Humboldt returns to the mat on Thursday, Jan. 16, when they host Webster City and Fort Dodge St. Edmond in North Central Conference action.

Fri
10
Jan

Lions rally past Wildcat boys, 53-48


Humboldt's Matt Miller (left) battles for a rebound in a recent home basketball game for the Wildcats. Independent photo.

Clear Lake rallied from a 10-point deficit at halftime to upend Humboldt’s boys, 53-48 inside the Humboldt gym Friday night (Jan. 10) in North Central Conference action.

Sam Fischer scored 18 points to lead Humboldt, 6-3 overall, 2-3 in the NCC.

Humboldt hosts South Central Calhoun on Tuesday, Jan. 14 in Humboldt.

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Fri
10
Jan

Humboldt girls push No. 5 Clear Lake before falling, 65-44


Humboldt's Jori Hajek looks to set up a play from the point for the Wildcat girls' basketball team. Independent photo.

Humboldt's varsity girls' basketball team pushed No. 5 ranked Clear Lake for three quarters before falling, 65-44 in North Central Conference play tonight (Jan. 10) in Humboldt.

Mady Lange scored 14 points to lead Humboldt.

The Wildcats are 6-5 overall, 2-4 in the NCC.

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Fri
10
Jan

Brady Ross ends his Iowa career in Hawks' bowl victory


Brady Ross

Any one who watched the Iowa Hawkeyes’ 49-24 Holiday Bowl victory over Southern California back on Dec. 27 witnessed Iowa football at its best.
The victory closed the book on an outstanding career by former Humboldt High athlete Brady Ross, who has spent the last three seasons as the Hawkeyes’ starting fullback and a vital cog on special teams.
“It was certainly a great way to go out, beating a tremendously talented USC team. Couldn’t have scripted it any better,” Ross said.

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Thu
09
Jan

Wildcat wrestlers in 57-15 victory at Clear Lake


Humboldt's Tanner McKimmey (left) tangles with an opponent from Algona in a 160-pound match earlier this season. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The Humboldt wrestling kept pace in the North Central Conference dual team race by manhandling the Clear Lake Lions, 57-15 in dual meet action at Clear Lake on Thursday, Jan. 9.

Humboldt, 15-1 overall, 4-1 in the NCC, won nine matches by fall. Wildcats picking up pins on the night include Logan Nilles at 182, Colten Goodell at 220, Brady Marsh at 285, Cole Nelson at 106, Cresten Craven at 120, Colby Clarken at 126, Jordan Jensen at 138, Joe Weydert at 145 and Fletcher Satern at 152. Jase Goodell was an 8-3 winner at 113 pounds.

Humboldt returns to the mat on Saturday, Jan. 11, in the Atlantic Invitational.

Humboldt hosts Webster City and Fort Dodge St. Edmond in NCC action on Jan. 16.

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Tue
07
Jan

HHS boys turn back Cardinals, 65-61


Humboldt senior Caiden Baker drives to the basket for the Wildcats in a victory at home in December. Independent photo.

Humboldt's varsity boys basketball team moved their season record to 6-2 overall Tuesday night (Jan. 6) by turning back Garner-Hayfield/Ventura, 65-61 in Garner.

The Wildcats will resume North Central Conference play at home on Friday, Jan. 10, when they host Clear Lake.

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Tue
07
Jan

Wildcat girls in 42-30 victory at Garner


Humboldt's Joie Smith guards an opposing ball handler in a recent home game for the Wildcat girls' basketball team. Independent photo.

Humboldt's varsity girls basketball team improved their season record to 6-4 overall by stopping Garner-Hayfield/Ventura, 42-30 in Garner Tuesday night (Jan. 6) in non-conference action. Bae Arnold and Kendal Clark each scored 10 points for Humboldt.

Wildcats run past Broncos, 66-51
Humboldt raced out to a 23-7 first quarter lead and never looked back in beating Belmond-Klemme, 66-51 in a non-conference varsity girls' basketball game in the Humboldt gym on Jan. 5.

The Wildcats resume North Central Conference play at home against Clear Lake on Friday, Jan. 10.

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