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Fri
24
Sep

No. 4 Humboldt blanks Ballard in district opener, 40-0


Humboldt quarterback Caden Matson fights off a tackler for an outside gain in the Wildcats' 40-0 domination of Ballard Huxley on Sept. 24 in Humboldt. The victory improved the No. 4 Wildcats to 5-0 overall, 1-0 in Class 3A District 2. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Humboldt quarterback Caden Matson rushed for two touchdowns and passed for another score to lead the fourth ranked Wildcat football team to a 40-0 victory over Ballard Huxley Friday night (Sept. 25) at Mason Maach Field in Humboldt.

The victory improved the Wildcats' record to 5-0 overall, 1-0 in Class 3A District 2.

Matson connected with Will Orness on a 29-yard scoring pass at 8:24 in the first quarter. Matson later scored on a one-yard run early in the second quarter. Matson added another one-yard TD run with 48 seconds left in the first half.

Tanner McKimmey scored on a 6-yard run early in the third quarter and Nolan Lammers scored on a fumbled punt late in the third quarter to give the Wildcats a 33-0 lead.

Sam Numedahl scored on a 2-yard run with 1:41 left in the final quarter to cap the Wildcat scoring.

Humboldt will resume district play at North Polk on Friday, Oct. 1.

Fri
24
Sep

Humboldt's Maria Elizondo making an impact on FD swim team


Humboldt's Maria Elizondo competes in a recent home meet for the Fort Dodge High girls' swimming team. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The Fort Dodge High girls’ swimming team fell at home to Ankeny Centennial, 128-42 in a meet at the Dodger pool on Sept. 14.

Humboldt High athlete Maria Elizondo competed in several events for Fort Dodge. She swam in the second leg of the fifth-place varsity 200-yard medley relay which clocked 2:19.38.

Elizondo was also third in the JV 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:28.51. She also swam the first leg of the sixth-place varsity 200-yard freestyle relay which timed 2:19.65.

In the varsity 200-yard breaststroke, Elizondo was sixth in 1:25.60.

Sophomore Emma Winter is also a member of the Dodger swim team. Winter returned to the lineup in Dodger meets on Sept. 21 and 23.

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Tue
21
Sep

Humboldt girls blank Lynx in NCC showdown, 3-0


Humboldt senior Rylie Satern serves the ball into play for the Wildcat volleyball team, which moved into first-place in the North Central Conference by shutting out Webster City in three straight sets on Sept. 21 in Webster City. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The Humboldt girls' volleyball team took sole possession of first-place in the North Central Conference standings by sweeping the Webster City Lynx in three straight sets Tuesday night (Sept. 21) in Webster City.

Humboldt defeated the Lynx by scores of 25-20, 25-14 and 26-24 to move to 3-0 in the NCC. Webster City dropped to 3-1.

Humboldt, now 20-4 overall on the season, will be off until Sept. 28 when they travel to Clear Lake.

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Tue
21
Sep

Wildcat boys 3rd in Humboldt Invitational


Humboldt placed third in their own cross country invitational on Sept. 21 at Sheldon Park in Humboldt. Pictured, from left: Jackson Chambers, Jordan Coon, Aaron Boleyn, Carter Hatcher and Trevor Jacobson. Independent photo.

The Humboldt boys' cross country team placed third in their own Wildcat Invitational on Tuesday night, Sept. 21.

Humboldt finished with 140 team points. Team champion Clear Lake totaled 39 with Fort Dodge St. Edmond runner-up at 118. Algona was third at 170.

Trevor Jacobson paced the Wildcats by placing runner-up in 18:14. Jackson Chambers was ninth in 18:38. Carter Hatcher ran 21st in 19:25.

Ryan Stundahl of Algona was the individual winner in 18:03.

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Tue
21
Sep

HHS girls 4th in Humboldt Invitational


Humboldt's varsity girls' cross country team placed fourth in their own Wildcat Invitational on Tuesday, Sept. 21. Pictured, from left: Sophia Harris, Meg Zweibohmer, Allison Hoag, Joslyn Orr, Brett Harklau, Kinzie Peyton and Grace Smith. Independent photo.

The Humboldt girls' cross country team placed fourth in the team scoring of their own Wildcat Invitational held on Tuesday, Sept. 21, at lower Sheldon Park in Humboldt.

The Wildcats finished with 130 points. Team champion Fort Dodge St. Edmond totaled 62, followed by Clear Lake at 74 and Manson-Northwest Webster with 119. Moriah Knapp of Algona was the individual winner with a time of 20:31.

Joslyn Orr placed 21st in 23:19 to pace Humboldt. Kinzie Peyton was 24th in 23:43 and Allison Hoag ran 33rd in 24:15.

Humboldt returns to action at Algona on Monday, Sept. 27.

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Fri
17
Sep

Wildcat football team rolls over Boone, 40-12


Humboldt's Caden Matson (top) and Carson Berte bring down Blake Ingvall of Estherville-Lincoln Central in the Wildcats' 38-28 victory over ELC on Sept. 10 in Humboldt. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The unbeaten Humboldt football team pushed their season record to 4-0 at Boone tonight (Sept. 17) after rolling past the Toreadors, 40-12 in non-district action.

Humboldt took a 33-0 lead at halftime, thanks to Caden Matson's three touchdown passes to Will Orness, along with a rushing TD by Matson and one by Tanner McKimmey. Corey Dettmann intercepted two passes for the Wildcats.

Humboldt returns home on Friday, Sept. 24, to host Ballard Huxley in their annual homecoming contest. It will also be the start of Class 3A District 2 play for the Wildcats.

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Thu
16
Sep

Humboldt girls 4th, boys 7th in Clear Lake cross country


Humboldt's Joslyn Orr placed 15th to lead the Wildcat girls in the Clear Lake Invitational cross country meet on Sept. 16. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The Humboldt girls cross country team placed fourth and the boys were seventh in the Clear Lake cross country meet Thursday night (Sept. 16).

Joslyn Orr was 15th in 23:17 and Jackson Chambers 18th in 18:38 to pace the Wildcats.

Humboldt will host their own invitational at Sheldon Park on Tuesday, Sept. 21. The meet was postponed from Monday due to thunderstorms in the area.

The Wildcats run at Algona on Monday, Sept. 27.

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Thu
16
Sep

Wildcats win Carroll volleyball tournament


Humboldt senior Paige DeWinter digs the ball up after receiving serve in the Wildcats' 3-0 victory over Hampton-Dumont-CAL in Humboldt on Sept. 16. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The Humboldt volleyball team went 5-0 on the day to win the Carroll Invitational tournament on Saturday, Sept. 18. The triumph improved the Wildcats' season record to 19-4 overall.

Humboldt defeated Storm Lake (21-12, 21-9), South Central Calhoun (21-18, 21-6), Ar-We-Va (21-12, 21-7), Carroll (21-17, 21-12) and Newell-Fonda (14-21, 21-18, 15-7).

Humboldt girls shutout Bulldogs in 3 sets
Humboldt moved to 14-4 overall, 2-0 in the North Central Conference after shutting out Hampton-Dumont-CAL in three sets Thursday night (Sept. 16) in the Humboldt gym.

The Wildcats won by scores of 25-13, 25-14 and 25-12. The Bulldogs slipped to 2-5 overall, 0-2 in the NCC.

Humboldt will travel to Webster City on Tuesday, Sept. 21, for a key conference clash with the Lynx, who are 10-1 overall and 3-0 in the NCC and moved into the 4A rankings this week.

Tue
14
Sep

Wildcat girls 8th, boys 9th in Ballard's Mike Carr Invitational


Jackson Chambers was Humboldt's leader at Ballard Huxley on Sept. 13. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Humboldt's girls placed eighth while the boys were ninth in the Mike Carr Invitational cross country meet hosted by Ballard Huxley on Sept. 13 in Huxley.

The Humboldt girls were paced by Kinzie Peyton who ran 37th in 24:11. Joslyn Orr ran 46th in 25:05 and Reagan Lee was 49th in 25:21. Kali Beaman was 50th in 25:21 and Grace Smith 56th in 25:55.

The Wildcats totaled 238 points. Dallas Center-Grimes won with 46 points. Indianola was second at 55 and Carlisle third with 88.

Jackson Chambers placed 22nd overall to pace the Humboldt boys. Chambers finished in 18:38. Jordan Coon was 55th in 20:02 and Carter Hatcher 58th in 20:30. David Muir ran 68th in 21:25 and Jaxon Martin was 70th in 21:26.

Dallas Center-Grimes also claimed the boys title with 23 points. Pella was runner-up with 89 and Adel-DeSoto-Minburn was third with 92 points.

Humboldt returns to action in the Humboldt Invitational on Tuesday, Sept. 21.

Fri
10
Sep

No. 7 Humboldt rallies past ELC, 38-28


Humboldt's Will Orness (11) and Jacob Heier celebrate in the end zone after Heier caught a 63-yard touchdown pass late in the first half of the Wildcats' 38-28 victory over Estherville-Lincoln Central in Humboldt on Sept. 10 at Mason Maach Field in Humboldt.

Humboldt, ranked 7th in the latest Class 3A state football poll, overcame a 14-0 first quarter deficit by upending the No. 2 (Class 2A) ranked Estherville-Lincoln Central Midgets, 38-28 at Mason Maach Field in Humboldt Friday night (Sept. 10).

Humboldt senior quarterback Caden Matson scored three rushing touchdowns and passed to Jacob Heier for two other scores to lead the Wildcats, who improved to 3-0 overall on the season. Trever Beach kicked a 26-yard field goal to aid the Wildcat scoring.

Matson scored on runs of 2, 3 and 11 yards. He finished the night with 109 yards rushing to lead the Wildcats. He teamed up with Heier for scoring pass plays covering 37 and 22 yards, respectively. Heier led the Humboldt receiving charts with five receptions for 134 yards.

ELC slipped to 2-1 on the season.

Humboldt finishes up its non-district schedule at Boone on Friday, Sept. 17. Humboldt hosts Ballard Huxley on Sept. 24 in their annual homecoming game.

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