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Thu
22
Feb

Ballard ousts Wildcat boys, 81-37

Ballard Huxley took advantage of a cold-shooting Humboldt squad and rolled to an 81-37 victory over the Humboldt boys basketball team Thursday night in a Class 3A substate semifinal game in Huxley.

Elliot Carlson scored 13 points and Corey Dettmann had 12 to lead Humboldt, which finishes 15-8 overall.

Tue
20
Feb

Sioux Center sidelines Humboldt girls, 61-45


Humboldt's Kaitlyn Nelson (22) battles a Sioux Center player for a rebound in the Wildcats' 61-45 loss to the Warriors Tuesday night (Feb. 20) in a Class 4A Region 7 final inside the Humboldt gym. The Wildcats end their season at 18-5 overall. Sioux Center will take a 17-6 record into next week's state tournament in Des Moines. Also pictured is Reagan Lee (right) and Ava Fischer (left). Independent photo.

A tall and talented Sioux Center squad was too much for the Humboldt girls' basketball team Tuesday night (Feb. 20) in the Humboldt gym as the visiting Warriors ended Humboldt's state tournament hopes with a 61-45 victory over the Wildcats in a Class 4A Region 7 final inside the Humboldt gym.

The victory sent the 17-6 Warriors into next week's state tournament in Des Moines while Humboldt closes the book on another stellar season, ending with an 18-5 record.

Sioux Center was led by 5-11 junior forward Makailyn Sander Waal's 23 points. Mia Jensen and Mary Franken each had nine points while Margo Schuiteman had eight for the Warriors, who pulled away in a decisive third quarter, going from a 29-21 halftime lead to 47-32 after three quarters of play.

Senior guard Tielyr Smith paced Humboldt with 12 points. Senior Reagan Lee added 11 and Ava Fischer and Morgan Mann each had nine. Paige and Kaitlyn Nelson each had two.

Mon
19
Feb

Humboldt boys down Spencer in 3A substate opener, 81-65


Humboldt senior guard Corey Dettmann drives past a Spencer defender in the second half of the Wildcats' 81-65 victory over the Tigers Monday night (Feb. 19) in a Class 3A substate tournament opening round game in the Humboldt gym. The 15-7 Wildcats will move into a semifinal round game at Huxley on Thursday, Feb. 22, to face Ballard Huxley (14-8), a 67-46 winner over Webster City. Independent photo.

Another balanced scoring effort carried the Humboldt boys' basketball team past the Spencer Tigers, 81-65 in a Class 3A substate opening round game in the Humboldt gym Monday night, Feb. 19.

The victory moves No. 3 seed Humboldt into a substate semifinal round game at Ballard Huxley on Thursday, Feb. 22, against No. 2 seed Ballard. Ballard defeated Webster City, 67-46 Monday night in Huxley.

Evan Hatcher scored 23 points, Elliot Carlson made 22, Coen Matson had 21 and Corey Dettmann finished with 10 to lead the Wildcats, who improved to 15-7 overall. Spencer, which bowed out at 5-18, was led by 6-4 junior guard Cael Bruning with 23 points. Dylan Timmer had 11 and Elijah Hookfin had 10.

The Wildcats made 14 3-point baskets on the night and went from a 36-31 halftime lead to 58-49 entering the final period.

Sat
17
Feb

Humboldt rains down threes on Boone, 66-41


Humboldt's Reagan Lee goes up against two Boone defenders in the lane Saturday night as the Wildcats hit on all cylinders, especially from outside, knocking out Boone, 66-41. The Wildcats will host Sioux Center on Tuesday, Feb. 20, with a chance to punch a ticket to the Girls State High School Basketball Tournament. Humboldt Independent photo by Kent Thompson.

Ava Fischer (left) and Kaitlyn Nelson (right) combined for 46 of Humboldt's 66 points Saturday night as Fischer set a school record for three-point baskets in a game with nine for the sophomore standout.

By Kent Thompson

A barrage of three-point field goals in the second quarter and beyond led the Humboldt Wildcat girls on a cruise past Boone in the Class 4A Region 7 Tournament game at Humboldt Saturday night (Feb. 17).

Kaitlyn Nelson tossed in four three’s in the second quarter and Ava Fischer matched her as the game went from being tied at 10 to a 32-20 halftime lead. Fischer continued the long-distance accuracy in the second half with five more triples for a school-record nine made three-point shots and a team-high 29 points in Humboldt’s 66-41 stopping of the Toreadors.

For the night, Humboldt finished with 15 three-pointers, good for 45 points.

“Every time we face a zone like that we are going to shoot from the outside and try to find Ava. She did a good job tonight in getting a school record and the other girls did a good job of finding her,” Humboldt Coach Rodd Mooney said.

Wed
14
Feb

Broedy Hendricks state runner-up!


Humboldt freshman Brody Hendricks (top) has control of Anamosa's Ayden Antonelli en route to an 11-4 victory in the first round at 165 pounds in the Class 2A state wrestling tournament in Des Moines on Feb. 14. Hendricks finished second in the championship match on Saturday evening. Independent photo.

Humboldt High freshman 165-pound standout Broedy Hendricks finished runner-up in the Class 2A state championship on Saturday night after falling 6-2 to Dubuque Wahlert senior Colin Young in the finals at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Hendricks finishes the season at 46-3.

Hendricks defeated top seeded senior Max Gast 6-0 in the semifinals on Friday morning.

Hendricks earned his spot in the semifinals after winning his quarterfinal round match on Thursday, Feb. 15, inside Wells Fargo Arena. Hendricks, seeded No. 5, defeated No. 4 seed junior Brenden Heying of Benton Community, 3-2.

Hendricks won his opening round match on Wednesday, Feb. 14. Hendricks, who received an opening round bye, defeated Ayden Antonelli of Anamosa 11-4 in the second round.

See full story in the Humboldt Independent. Subscribe today for print/digital access by selecting the link on this page to get started.

Wed
14
Feb

Clarken 8th at 126 pounds in 2A state wrestling


Tyce Clark watches the referee as he completes a pin in 1:01 over Beckett Hagen of Carroll in their 126-pound match at the Class 2A state wrestling tournament in Des Moines on Feb. 14. Clarken advanced into Saturday's consolation finals, where he finished eighth. Independent photo.

Humboldt High 126-pound junior Tyce Clarke earned an 8th place medal in the Class 2A state wrestling tournament match Saturday morning inside Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Clarken, 43-8, lost by fall in 3:29 in the consolation final to Aiden Smith of Atlantic.

Clarken won 5-3 over Andon Barrick of Iowa Falls-Alden, to keep his season alive and guarantee a top eight finish on Friday, day three.

Clarken dropped his quarterfinal round match on the second day of the tournament, falling 6-0 to No. 1 seed Jace Hedeman (44-1) of Union, La Porte City.

Clark won his first two matches on day one of the tournament. Clarken pinned Beckett Hagen of Carroll in 1:01 in the first round. In the second round, Clarken pinned Ty Scorpil of Columbus Junction in 1:36.

See full story in the Humboldt Independent. Subscribe today for print/digital access by selecting the link on this page to get started.

Wed
14
Feb

Brady Beers goes 1-2 in 2A state wrestling


Humboldt's Brady Beers (top) is shown here in his opening round match against Degen Sorensen of Davis County at 138 pounds in the Class 2A state wrestling tournament in Des Moines on Feb. 14. Independent photo.

Humboldt High junior 138-pounder Brady Beers saw his season end on day two of the Class 2A state wrestling tournament in Des Moines.

Beers went 1-1 on the opening day of the Class 2A state wrestling tournament in Des Moines on Feb. 14 inside Wells Fargo Arena.

In the first round, Beers rallied late and pinned Deken Sorensen of Davis County Bloomfield in 5:50. Beers then lost to Jase Jaspers of Mount Vernon in the second round by fall in 1:27.

Beers saw his tournament hopes end in an 8-5 loss to Brandon Briley of Creston in the consolation round on Thursday morning, Feb. 15. Beers finishes his season with a 29-20 record.

See full story in the Humboldt Independent. Subscribe today for print/digital access by selecting the link to get started.

Wed
14
Feb

Kirchhoff goes 1-2 in 2A state wrestling


Humboldt freshman 144-pounder Jaxson Kirchhoff (top) has control of Glenwood's Briten Maxwell in their opening round match at the state wrestling tournament in Des Moines on Feb. 14.. Kirchhoff won, 8-2. Independent photo.

Humboldt High freshman 144-pounder Jaxson Kirchhoff went 1-1 on the first day of the Class 2A state wrestling tournament at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines on Feb. 14.

Kirchhoff opened with an 8-2 decision over Maxwell of Glenwood. Kirchhoff was pinned in 1:23 in the second round by Carter Lamont of Benton Community.

Kirchhoff advanced into the consolation round on Thursday, where he lost by fall in 5:00 to Logan Boehm of North Fayette Valley. Kirchhoff finishes his season with a record of 38-14.

See full story in the Humboldt Independent. Subscribe today for print/digital access by selecting the link on this page to get started.

Wed
14
Feb

Mayall places 8th in 2A state wrestling


Humboldt's Owen Mayall (top) tangles with Kaydin Jones of Union La Porte City in the opening round at 120 pounds in the Class 2A state wrestling tournament in Des Moines on Feb. 14. Mayall lost a 6-4 decision but bounced back with a win in the consolation round to stay alive on day two. He assured himself of a top eight medal with a victory Friday morning. Independent photo.

Humboldt High 120-pound junior Owen Mayall placed 8th in the Class 2A state wrestling tournament inside Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines on Saturday, Feb. 17. Mayall lost a 5-2 decision to Kaydin Jones of Union La Porte City to end his season at 34-13.

Mayall suffered an opening round loss in the tournament on day one, dropping a 6-4 decision to Kaydin Jones of Union La Porte City in his first bout. The loss moved Mayall into the consolation round, where he defeated Jayson Johnson of Tipton, 16-0 technical fall in 5:44 on Thursday morning to stay alive for a medal.

See full story in the Humboldt Independent. Subscribe today for print/digital access by selecting the link on this page to get started.

Sat
10
Feb

Humboldt advances 5 to state wrestling!


Humboldt’s state tournament state qualifiers from Saturday’s Class 2A district tournament at Story City, pictured above from left: Brady Beers, Jaxson Kirchhoff, Broedy Hendricks, Tyce Clarken and Owen Mayall. Independent photo.

Humboldt’s varsity boys wrestling team advanced 5 into next week’s Class 2A state tournament in Des Moines after competing in a district meet at Story City on Saturday, Feb. 10.

Humboldt’s qualifiers include Owen Mayall at 120 pounds, Tyce Clarken at 126, Brady Beers at 138, Jaxson Kirchhoff at 144 and Broedy Hendricks at 165.

Humboldt also claimed the team title on the day.

The state tournament will be held Feb. 14-17 inside Wells Fargo Arena. Class 2A action begins at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14.

Humboldt's opening round matches are listed below:
120–Owen Mayall (31-10, seeded #21) vs. Kaydin Jones, sophomore, (37-5, #12), LaPorte City.

126–Tyce Clarken (40-5, #9), vs. Beckett Hagen (14,15, #24), junior, Carroll.

138–Brady Beers (28-18, #18), vs. Deken Sorensen (44-4, #15), senior, Davis County.

144–Jaxson Kirchhoff (37-12, #14), vs. Briten Maxwell (27-15, #19), senior, Glenwood.

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