Algona rallies past Humboldt boys, 4-3

Riley Sorensen gets set to swing at a pitch during this at-bat in recent Wildcat baseball. Independent photo.

In a battle of North Central Conference baseball unbeatens, the Algona Bulldogs scored the go-ahead run in the bottom of the seventh inning to edge the Humboldt Wildcats, 4-3 in Algona on Monday night, June 17. Algona remains in sole possession of first-place in the conference at 8-0. They improved to 17-4 overall. Humboldt slipped to 12-4 overall, 7-2 in the NCC.

Spirit Lake halts Humboldt win streak, 5-4
Spirit Lake held off a late rally by Humboldt to upend the Wildcats, 5-4 at Spirit Lake on Thursday night, June 13. The loss dropped the Wildcats to 12-3 overall. Humboldt returns to action at Algona on Monday, June 17 in NCC action.

Wildcats in 7-3 victory at Hampton
Isaiah Busick pitched a four-hitter with nine strikeouts to lead the Humboldt baseball team over Hampton-Dumont-CAL, 7-3 at Hampton on June 12.

The Wildcats host Estherville-LC on June 18.

Humboldt travels to Clear Lake on June 19.


Wildcat girls hold off Algona, 11-10

Humboldt senior Rylee Coyle makes contact at the plate during the Wildcats' home victory over Iowa Falls-Alden on June 20. Independent photo.

The Humboldt softball team avenged an early-season loss to Algona by holding off the Bulldogs, 11-10 on Monday night, June 17 in Algona. The victory improved the Wildcats' record to 7-10 overall, 4-5 in the NCC.

Wildcat girls roll past Forest City, 15-5
Humboldt’s softball team got back in the win column with a 15-5 victory over Forest City in 6 innings on Thursday night, June 13 in Humboldt. Elsie Hubbell earned the win pitching. Claire Dieleman and Hubbell both had four hits to power the Wildcats.

Bulldogs edge Wildcat girls, 5-4
Hampton-Dumont-CAL scored the go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth inning to edge Humboldt 5-4 in North Central Conference softball action at Hampton on June 12.

Claire Dieleman, Jayden Kutschara and Elsie Hubbell each had two hits for the Wildcats. Hubbell took the loss pitching.


Humboldt girls, boys victorious over IFA

Humboldt head softball coach Erica Post congratulates Wildcat senior Reagan Lee after she hit a home run in Humboldt's six-run fourth inning, helping lead the Wildcats to a 7-3 victory over Iowa Falls-Alden. Independent photo.

Humboldt's varsity baseball and softball teams were victorious in their conference home games with Iowa Falls-Alden Monday night, June 10.

The Wildcat softball team defeated the Cadets, 7-3, while the baseball team rolled to an 11-0 victory.

The Wildcat softball team used a six-run fourth inning to take command. Mia Schluter socked an RBI double and Reagan Lee hit a home run to clear the bases. Adele Nolting earned the win pitching. Humboldt improves to 5-5 overall, 3-4 in conference play.

In the baseball game, Chase Hansen pitched a one-hitter to power the Wildcats. Humboldt moves to 11-2 overall, 6-1 in conference play.

The Wildcats return to action at Hampton on Wednesday, June 12.

The softball team hosts Forest City while the baseball team travels to Spirit Lake.

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Dayton Ruby wins George Lee title

Dayton Ruby (right) is presented the championship plaque after winning the George Lee Memorial Golf Tournament at Humboldt Country Club on Saturday, June 8. Tournament director Nate Mueller made the presentation. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Humboldt’s Dayton Ruby shot a 2-under par 106 to win the annual George Lee Memorial Golf Tournament at Humboldt Country Club on Saturday, June 8. Ruby edged Charlie West of Des Moines, who finished with 107.

After shooting an even par 72 after the first two rounds, Ruby carded a 34 in the championship round.

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Humboldt girls top B-K, 9-5

Humboldt baserunner Kiera Anderson is about to slide safely onto home plate as the Algona pitcher awaits the throw from the catcher in the Wildcats' home field loss to the Bulldogs on May 29. Independent photo.

Claire Dieleman went 5-for-5 at bat and Adalee Nolting earned the win pitching to lead the Humboldt softball team past Belmond-Klemme, 9-5 on Thursday night in Belmond in non-conference play. Reagan Lee was 4-5 at bat and Rylee Coyle 3-4 to power the Wildcats, 4-4 overall.

HHS 19, Cowgirls 1
The Humboldt softball team got back into the win column on Wednesday night (June 5) at Clarion, rolling to a 19-1 victory over the Clarion-Goldfield-Dows Cowgirls. Humboldt improved to 3-4 overall, 2-3 in league play.

Webster City girls down Humboldt
Webster City handed the Humboldt girls' softball team a 13-0 loss Monday night (June 3) in Humboldt.

Lions top Wildcat girls, 5-0
Clear Lake took an early lead on Humboldt and went on to upend the Wildcats, 5-0 in Clear Lake on Friday night, May 31.

Elsie Hubbell, Jayden Kutschara, Rylee Coyle and Gracie Lyon each had a hit for Humboldt, now 2-3 overall, 1-2 in the North Central Conference.


Wildcats rally past Forest City, 10-7

Humboldt first baseman Evan Hatcher scoops up a ground ball for an eventual out in the Wildcats' home game with Algona on May 29. Independent photo.

The Humboldt baseball team rallied with four runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and went on to down the Forest City Indians, 10-7 in non-conference play in Humboldt on Thursday, June 6. The contest was rescheduled from June 4.

Wildcats blast CGD, 17-5
Humboldt baseball earned another lopsided conference victory at Clarion-Goldfield-Dows on June 5 at Clarion, rolling to a 17-5 victory. Humboldt improved to 8-2 overall, 4-1 in the North Central Conference.

Wildcat baseball team blanks Webster City, 10-0
The Humboldt baseball team improved its season record to 7-2 overall, 3-1 in the North Central Conference by shutting out the Webster City Lynx, 10-0 in five innings Monday night (June 3) in Humboldt. Riley Sorensen socked two doubles and drove in four runs to lead the Wildcats. Isaiah Busick earned the win pitching.


Algona downs Humboldt, 15-5

Humboldt's Riley Sorensen throws to first base for the out after scooping up a ground ball at shortstop in a recent home game for the Wildcats. Independent photo.

The Humboldt baseball team suffered their first conference loss of the season Wednesday night (May 29) in a 15-5 setback to Algona on Wildcat Field in Humboldt. The Wildcats are now 4-2 overall, 1-1 in league play. Algona is 2-0 in NCC action.

The Wildcats defeated Hampton-Dumont-CAL, 12-5 on Friday night (May 24) in Humboldt to begin NCC action. Junior right-hander Isaiah Busick earned the win pitching on the mound for the Wildcats as he struck out nine and walked four in 5.2 innings. Chase Hansen threw 1.1 innings of relief.

Humboldt's 12-hit attack was led by Keegan Groat with three hits. Swatting two hits each was Mason Van Pelt, Grant Dieleman and Evan Hatcher. Riley Sorensen, Hatcher, Dieleman and Groat each hit a homer.

Humboldt played in the Remsen St. Mary's tournament on Saturday, May 25, and went 1-1 on the day. Humboldt beat Kingsley-Pierson, 7-3, and lost 6-4 to Remsen St. Mary's.


Algona rallies past Humboldt softball team, 13-9

Humboldt pitcher Abby Armitage delivers against Hampton-Dumont-CAL on Friday night, May 24 in Humboldt in the Wildcats' 5-3 victory. Independent photo.

Algona scored nine runs over the last two innings to force extra innings and went on to upend the Humboldt softball team, 13-9 in Humboldt on May 29 on Wildcat Field. The loss dropped the Wildcats to 2-2 overall, 1-1 in NCC action. Humboldt had scored a run in the first, five in the third and three in the bottom of the fourth for a 9-0 lead.

Humboldt opened North Central Conference play at home on Friday, May 24, in a 5-3 victory over the Hampton-Dumont-CAL Bulldogs. Humboldt started Elsie Hubbell on the mound and followed with Abby Armitage and Adalee Nolting to shut down the Bulldogs after taking a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning.

Humboldt's seven-hit attack was led by Gracie Lyon and Jayden Kutschara each with two hits. Mia Schluter, Hubbell and Armitage each had one hit for the Wildcats.


Perry sidelines Humboldt boys, 4-1

Humboldt's Nolan Gustafson kicks the ball away from a Greene County defender in the second half of the Wildcats 2-1 victory over the Rams in a substate semifinal round game in Humboldt Monday night, May 20. The victory sent Humboldt into a substate final at Perry on May 22 against the No. 7 Blue Jays, where the Wildcats fell 4-1 to end their season. Independent photo.

Humboldt's hopes of qualifying for the state soccer team for the third straight year came up short as the Wildcats fell 4-1 to the Perry Blue Jays, Wednesday night in Perry in Class 2A substate final action. Cristhian Ramirez scored on a penalty kick with 32 minutes left in the second half for the Wildcats' only goal.

Humboldt ends their season at 13-2 overall. They were 11-1 and NCC co-champs this past spring. Perry improved to 11-5 and advance into the state meet next week in Des Moines.

2nd half goals lift Humboldt past Greene County, 2-1
Gaige Allen and Cristhian Ramirez each scored a goal in the second half to lead the Humboldt boys' soccer team to a 2-1 victory over the Greene County Rams Monday night, May 20, in a substate semifinal round contest in Humboldt.


Ashlynn Works 4th in state discus!

Humboldt's Ashlynn Works is shown here with throws coach Ross Petersen after she placed fourth in the state track meet at Drake Stadium in Des Moines on May 16. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Humboldt High senior Ashlynn Works placed fourth in the discus competition at the Class 3A state track meet in Des Moines on Thursday, May 16. Works, who was sixth a year ago in the event, measured a throw of 127-8 to earn a top-eight medal.

She competed in the shot put on Friday morning at Drake Stadium and finished 14th with a high throw of 36-5,5.

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