Sports

Wed
24
May

Wildcat boys fall in substate soccer, 3-1


Humboldt's Logan Vitzthum (center) tangles with a Western Christian defender in the second half of the Wildcats' 3-1 loss to the visiting Wolfpack in Humboldt on May 24 in a semifinal round substate soccer contest. At left is Humboldt's Quinn Christensen. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Western Christian of Hull took a 2-0 lead early in the second half and went on to upend Humboldt, 3-1 in a semifinal round substate soccer tournament game in Humboldt Wednesday night (May 24).

The loss ended Humboldt's season at 8-9 overall.

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Wed
24
May

Wildcat girls fall to Lynx in soccer action, 3-1


Humboldt senior Sarah Warden beats a defender to the ball in a home soccer contest earlier this season. The Wildcats will host their post-season tournament opener on May 30. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Humboldt's varsity girls' soccer team ended their regular season on May 23 in a 3-1 loss to the Webster City Lynx in Webster City.

Humboldt, now 3-10 overall on the season, will prepare for their Class 1A Region 3 tournament game at home on May 30 against West Sioux. Action begins at 5 p.m. The winner of the contest will play at Gilbert on June 2.

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Wed
24
May

Humboldt baseball team tops Ogden, 11-8


Humboldt's Devon Clark slides safely onto home plate in a varsity game in Humboldt in 2016. Clark and the Wildcats begin their season this week with a slate of games. Independent photo.

Owen Newton's home run over the leftfield fence in the bottom of the 10th inning lifted the Humboldt baseball team to an 11-8 victory over Ogden on Friday (May 26) night in Humboldt. The non-conference win improved Humboldt's season record to 2-1 overall.

HUMBOLDT 9, CHEROKEE 3
Humboldt got back on the winning track by stopping Cherokee, 9-3 on Thursday night (May 25) in Humboldt. The triumph was the 300th career victory for Wildcat head coach Jason Thurm. Devon Clark earned the win on the mound and eighth grader Colby Clarken came in with bases loaded and pitched one inning of relief to preserve the win for Humboldt, 1-1 on the season.

EAST SAC COUNTY 15, WILDCATS 3
The Humboldt boys' baseball team dropped their season opener at home Tuesday night (May 23), falling 15-3 to East Sac County in non-conference play.

The Wildcats will play two games in the Remsen St. Mary's tournament on Saturday.

Mon
22
May

Wildcat softball team in 10-4 victory over Webster City


Humboldt senior third baseman Taylor Gidel shown here at the plate for the Wildcats. Independent photo.

The No. 4 ranked Humboldt softball team moved to 4-0 on the season by turning back Webster City, 10-4 on Friday night (May 26) in Humboldt. Humboldt is now 2-0 in the North Central Conference.

HUMBOLDT 7, MANSON-NW 0
Humboldt shutout Manson-Northwest Webster, 7-0 in seven innings on May 25 in Humboldt. Avery Terwilliger pitched a one-hitter for Humboldt while Beth Duffield mad three hits to lead the Wildcats' seven-hit attack.

HUMBOLDT 13, CLARION-GOLDFIELD-DOWS 0
Humboldt moved to 2-0 on the young season by shutting out Clarion-Goldfield-Dows, 13-0 in six innings Wednesday night (May 24). Ellie Jacobson pitched a one-hitter and struck out nine. Jacobson and Carlie Thompson each had three hits to pace Humboldt's 15-hit attack.

HUMBOLDT 8, OGDEN 0
Humboldt picked up an 8-0 victory over Ogden Monday night (May 22) in their season opener.

Mon
22
May

HUMBOLDT GIRLS BACK TO STATE GOLF!!


Humboldt's varsity girls' golf team shown here with their state-qualifying banner after winning the Class 4A Regional title at Denison on Monday, May 22. Front row (l-r): Olivia Birdsell and Brooke Anderson. Back row: Kelly Boleyn, Frances Carlson, Halie George, Avery Terwilliger and coach Jess Harklau. Photo courtesy Jess Harklau.

Humboldt's varsity girls' golf team qualified for the state tournament for the third straight year after winning a Class 4A regional title at Denison on Monday (May 22).

The Wildcats shot 372 strokes to finish ahead of Carroll at 389. Both schools will advance to the state meet in Marshalltown May 30-31. Harlan was third at 408.

Avery Terwilliger was runner-up medalist in the meet in leading the Wildcats. Terwilliger shot an 86. Brooke Anderson carded 91, Olivia Birdsell 95, Halie George 100, Frances Carlson 100 and Kelly Boleyn 103.

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Thu
18
May

Kelsey Peters places 2nd in Class 3A state discus!!


Humboldt's Kelsey Peters finished second in the discus competition by throwing 128-feet, 10-inches on this final attempt in the finals of the Class 3A State Track and Field Championships in Des Moines on May 18. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Humboldt High senior track standout Kelsey Peters earned a runner-up finish in the discus competition in the Class 3A State Track and Field Championships on Thursday (May 18) in Des Moines. Peters threw a career best 128-feet 10-inches in the championship flight.

Also on Thursday, teammate Bryce Gidel ran fifth in the 3,000 meters in 10:29.30. Ryan Courtney placed 17th in the 3,200 meters.

Also on opening day, the Wildcat boys' shuttle hurdle relay placed 10th overall. The relay includes Trevor Satern, Tyler Vitzthum, Eli Sande and Colton Monson.

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Thu
11
May

Wildcat track teams have 9 automatic state qualifiers, 13 overall

The Humboldt High girl/boy track teams secured nine automatic state qualifying events, 13 overall, into next week's Class 3A state championships after competing in a state qualifying meet in Spirit Lake Thursday night. The first and second place entries in each event automatically qualify. The remainder of the state field was made up of the next best times and performances across the state.

Humboldt's girls qualified seven events. The Wildcats have Bryce Gidel qualifying in both the 1,500 and 3,000 meters along with Kelsey Peters in the discus. Both won all three of those events at Spirit Lake. Other state entries for coach Dean Clasen's squad include the 4x400 relay of Olivia Hildreth, Beth Duffield, Kate Curran and Gabby Kent. The 4x800 relay of Hildreth, Duffield, Curran and Kent. The 800 meter sprint medley relay of Peters, Duffield, Mady Lange and Kent, and the distance medley relay of Rachel Darling, Claire Varangkounh, Duffield and Gidel.

Mon
08
May

HUMBOLDT GIRLS ARE NCC GOLF CHAMPIONS AGAIN!!


Humboldt's conference championship golf team, front row (l-r): Brooke Anderson, Kelly Boleyn and Avery Terwilliger. Back row: Halie George, Frances Carlson, Olivia Birdsell and coach Jess Harklau. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The Humboldt High School girls' golf team capped a perfect run through the North Central Conference this season by winning the team title of the league tournament held today (May 8) at Lakeside Golf Course north of Fort Dodge. The Wildcats finished with 353 strokes, one better than runner-up Clear Lake (354). Fort Dodge St. Edmond was third at 398 in the eight-team field.

Wildcat seniors Avery Terwilliger (86) and Brooke Anderson (87) paced the Wildcats placing third and fourth individually overall. Frances Carlson was also fourth at 87 and Olivia Birdsell and Halie George both shot 93. Kelly Boleyn carded a 104.

Humboldt's boys placed third in the NCC tournament at Clarion Monday. The Wildcats shot a 345 total. League champion Webster City totaled 309 and Clear Lake was next at 312. Fort Dodge St. Edmond was one shot behind Humboldt with a 346 in the eight-team field of schools.

Mon
08
May

Wildcat soccer teams keep busy slate

Humboldt's girl/boy soccer teams continue to keep a busy schedule entering the second week of May. Both teams will host Iowa Falls-Alden Monday night (May 8) with the girls' game starting at 5 p.m. and the boys' game set to follow at 6:30 p.m.

Humboldt's girls are now 3-6 on the season after topping Webster City (3-1) on May 2 and falling 2-1 to Clear Lake on May 4 in Humboldt.

Humboldt's boys are now 6-6 overall on the season after going 1-2 in the Waverly-Shell Rock tournament last Saturday, May 6. Humboldt defeated Center Point-Urbana (4-1) and lost to Postville (10-0) and Waverly-Shell Rock (2-1).

This week the Wildcat girls visit Fort Dodge on May 11 while the boys travel to Garner on May 12.

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Thu
04
May

Humboldt girls are NCC track champs!

For the first time since 1989, the Humboldt High school girls' track team are North Central Conference champions! The Wildcats claimed the team title Thursday night in Iowa Falls with stellar performances up and down their lineup.

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

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