Sports

Fri
21
Jan

Elizondo, Coyle alive on championship side at girls state wrestling


Humboldt senior 170-pounder Maria Elizondo pins her opponent in one of her matches on the first day of the girls' state wrestling tournament in Coralville on Jan. 21. Elizondo will be looking for a high finish on day two of the tournament. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Humboldt senior 170-pounder Maria Elizondo (16-1) and sophomore heavyweight Rylee Coyle (4-3) are alive on the championship side of their respective brackets after day one of the girls' state wrestling tournament on Friday (Jan. 21) at Xtream Arena in Coralville.

Elizondo went won both of her matches by fall on Friday. Coyle earned a bye and will wrestle her first match right away at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Humboldt's Ava McIntire is wrestling for fifth-place in the 120-pound Silver Bracket and Lexi Roberts (4-13) is wrestling for seventh in the 125-pound Silver bracket. McIntire was 3-2 on the day while Roberts was 1-2.

Sophia Harris was 1-2 at 105 pounds and Brett Harklau went 3-2 at 120. Baylie Beers (17-5) went 2-2 at 125 pounds. Claire Weydert was 2-2 at 130 and Adalynn Lawman 2-2 at 130. Mackenzie McMahon was 0-2 at 130. Ashlyn Sutterfield went 1-2 at 135.

Thu
20
Jan

Humboldt girls ready for the state wrestling tournament


Humboldt's Brett Harklau (top) controls her opponent in a wrestling match earlier this season. Harklau and her teammates will compete in the state tournament in Coralville Friday and Saturday. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Led by fourth-ranked 170-pound senior Maria Elizondo (14-1), the Humboldt girls' wrestling team will take 11 athletes into the fourth annual Girls' State Wrestling Tournament Friday and Saturday, Jan. 21-22 inside Xtream Arena in Coralville. Humboldt's lineup will also include sophomore Sophia Harris (6-3) at 105, senior Brett Harklau (8-3) at 120, sophomore Ava McIntire (3-7) at 120, junior Baylie Beers (15-3) at 125, sophomore Lexi Roberts (3-11) at 125, senior Adalynn Lawman (5-7) at 130, sophomore MacKenzie McMahon (5-11) at 130, sophomore Claire Weydert (10-8) at 130, junior Ashlyn Sutterfield (2-8) at 135 and sophomore Rylee Coyle (4-3) at 285.

Action both days begins at 10 a.m.

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Thu
20
Jan

Wildcat wrestlers beat MNW 76-6


Humboldt senior Tanner McKimmey works for the pin at 195 pounds for the Wildcat wrestling team in a bout earlier this season. Humboldt is entering the final two weeks of the regular season. Independent photo.

Humboldt's wrestling team returned to the mat after being off a week when they hosted Manson-Northwest Webster in a non-conference dual on Thursday night (Jan. 20) in the Humboldt gym. The Wildcats won 76-6 over Manson-Northwest Webster. It was Senior Night for the Wildcats.

Humboldt is 10-3 overall on the season and 5-2 in the North Central Conference.

The Wildcats will compete in the NCC meet on Saturday, Jan. 22, at 10 a.m. in the Fort Dodge St. Edmond gym.

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Tue
18
Jan

Humboldt girls upend Lynx, fall at Clear Lake


Humboldt senior Joie Smith looks for a teammate to pass the ball off to in recent varsity action in the Humboldt gym. Independent photo.

The Humboldt girls basketball team battled hard in the second half but fell 47-34 at Clear Lake Friday night (Jan. 21) at Clear Lake. Alexis Hansen scored 14 points and Morgan Mann had 13 for the Wildcats, 9-7 overall, 6-3 in the NCC.

Humboldt solidified their position in the North Central Conference standings Tuesday night (Jan.18) by beating the Webster City Lynx, 47-26 in the Wildcat gym.

Joie Smith scored 13 points, Alexis Hansen 10 and Morgan Mann 9 to lead Humboldt. Kelly Stoakes made 9 to lead Webster City (3-11, 1-7).

Webster City is 3-10 overall, 1-6 in league play.

Humboldt plays at Algona on Jan. 25.

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Tue
18
Jan

Wildcat boys foil Webster City upset bid, fall at Clear Lake


Humboldt's Jacob Heier shown here snagging a rebound in recent basketball action. Independent photo.

Humboldt's varsity boys' basketball team, ranked No. 3 in the latest Associated Press Class 3A high school rankings, suffered their first loss of the season Friday night (Jan. 21) at Clear Lake, falling 55-50. Caden Matson scored 17 points to lead Humboldt, 12-1, 7-1. Carson Toebe poured in 33 for the Lions, 9-3, 5-3.

Humboldt held off an upset bid by the Webster City Lynx Tuesday night (Jan.18) in the Humboldt gym, winning 46-45 in a tightly contested North Central Conference game. Caden Matson sank a 3-pointer from the wing with 17.8 seconds left to lift Humboldt.

Caden Matson scored 16 points, Trevor Jacobson had 10 and Ben Jacobson 9 to lead the Wildcats. Jaime Grossoehme scored 17 to pace Webster City. Jayce Neuroth, Ty McKinney and Jamin Stuhr each had 8.

Humboldt is 12-0 overall, 7-0 in conference play. Webster City is 7-4, overall, 4-3 and third in the NCC standings.

Humboldt travels to Algona on Tuesday, Jan. 25.

Tue
18
Jan

Elman named regional coach of the year in 3A football


Derrick Elman

The honors just keep rolling in for Humboldt head football coach Derrick Elman.

Elman, who just finished his fourth season leading the Wildcats, was recently named Regional Coach of the Year in Class 3A by the Iowa Football Coaches Association.

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Thu
13
Jan

Humboldt 3-pointers too much for CGD, 77-60


Trevor Jacobson passes off to a teammate in Humboldt's 77-60 victory over Clarion-Goldfield-Dows on Jan. 13 in Humboldt in a battle of unbeaten North Central Conference teams. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

In a batted of ranked unbeatens, the Humboldt boys' basketball team took sole possession of first-place in the North Central Conference standings by beating the Clarion-Goldfield-Dows Cowboys, 77-60 in the Humboldt gym Thursday night (Jan. 13).

Humboldt blistered the nets from 3-point range, making 16 altogether on the night. Will Orness sank five from long range while Jacob Heier and Trevor Jacobson each had four. Josh Thurm hit two.

Orness scored 18 points to lead Humboldt. Heier netted 14 while Caden Matson and Jacobson each hit for 12. Humboldt improved to 11-0 overall, 6-0 in the NCC. Humboldt is ranked fifth in Class 3A.

CGD, 11-1, 6-1, was led by Connor State and Jaxon Carpenter with 15 apiece.

Humboldt returns to action at home on Tuesday, Jan. 18 against Webster City.

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Thu
13
Jan

Humboldt girls run past Cowgirls, 56-31


Humboldt's Tielyr Smith drives inside for the Wildcat girls' basketball team in their 56-31 victory over Clarion-Goldfield-Dows on Jan. 13 in Humboldt. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The Humboldt girls' basketball team got back in the win column Thursday night (Jan. 13) by defeating the Clarion-Goldfield-Dows Cowgirls, 56-31 in a North Central Conference game in the Humboldt gym.

The Wildcats, 8-6 overall, 5-2 in conference play. Alexis Hansen scored 15 points and Morgan Mann had 14 to lead Humboldt.

The Wildcats return to action at home on Tuesday, Jan. 18, against Webster City.

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Thu
13
Jan

Wildcat matmen whip Lynx, Iowa Falls-Alden


Humboldt's Jase Goodell works for back points at 138 pounds during the Dyer Invitational in Atlantic on Jan. 8. Independent photo by Jeff Gargano.

The Humboldt wrestling team ended the North Central Conference portion of their schedule Thursday night (Jan. 13) by sweeping Webster City (39-28) and Iowa Falls-Alden (68-6) in a meet held in Webster City.

The sweep improved the Wildcats to 9-3 overall, 5-2 in the NCC.

Humboldt will travel to Osage on Saturday for the Osage dual tournament. Action begins at 9 a.m.

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Wed
12
Jan

HHS boys top Titans, girls fall


Humboldt senior forward Carter Hatcher secures a rebound against Iowa Falls-Alden on Jan. 7 in Humboldt. The Wildcats defeated South Central Calhoun 81-73 on Jan. 11 while the girls fell 63-41. Independent photo.

Humboldt's varsity girl/boy basketball teams divided a home doubleheader with South Central Calhoun on Jan. 11 in non-conference action.

The Wildcats girls fell 63-41 to the 10th ranked (Class 2A) Titans. SCC moved to 10-1 while the Wildcat girls slipped to 7-6 overall.

Humboldt's boys, ranked 5th in Class 3A, had five players score in double figures to upend the Titans, who are ranked in the top five in Class 2A. Ben Kuehnast scored 20 points to lead Humboldt. Trevor Jacobson and Jacob Heier each had 13 while Will Orness and Josh Thurm both had 12 apiece for Humboldt, which moved to 10-0 overall on the season.

Humboldt will return to action at home on Thursday, Jan. 13 against Clarion-Goldfield-Dows in NCC action. It will be a JV-varsity four-game night of basketball.

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