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Mon
24
Feb

Wildcats go cold in 2nd half, sidelined by Cadets in boys 3A opener, 82-61


Humboldt's Jamison Heinz drives down the lane for a layup against Carroll on Feb. 18 in the Humboldt gym. Heinz and the Wildcats saw their season end in first round district tournament play on Feb. 24 against Iowa Falls-Alden in an 82-61 loss. Independent photo.

A cold-shooting second half spelled doom for the Humboldt boys' basketball team Monday night (Feb. 24) in Clear Lake as the Wildcats fell to Iowa Falls-Alden, 82-61 in a Class 3A first round district tournament game.

Humboldt led 20-14 after the first quarter but went ice cold after that as the Cadets warmed up from the outside with a 42-point second half to advance into Thursday's district final against Clear Lake in Clear Lake, which defeated Boone in Monday's other first round game.

Humboldt, which bows out at 13-9 overall, was led in scoring by Caden Matson with 19 points. Sam Fischer made 15 and Jamison Heinz had 10.

Iowa Falls-Alden was led by Karson Sharar with 24 points. Blake Janssen had 18, Logan Aldinger 16 and Sam Weaver made 14.

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Sat
22
Feb

NELSON 3RD IN STATE WRESTLING!


Cole Nelson at the awards stand after he received his third-place medal at 106 pounds in the Class 2A state wrestling tournament at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Independent photo.

Humboldt High senior Cole Nelson capped an outstanding final year competing for the Wildcat wrestling team by placing third at 106 pounds in the Class 2A state tournament in Des Moines on Saturday (Feb. 22).

Saturday Nelson defeated Lane Scorpil of Columbus Junction and Derrick Bass of Davenport Assumption in the consolation finals to end with a bronze medal.

Nelson closes out his senior year with a 38-7 record. Most of his losses this year have been to the two finalists in Webster City's Camron Phetxoumphone and Greene County's McKinley Robbins.

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Thu
20
Feb

Colten Goodell falls in consolation round of state wrestling


Humboldt's Colten Goodell puts Harlan's Jesse Schwery to his back in the consolation round at 220 pounds in the state wrestling tournament in Des Moines on Feb. 20. Independent photo.

Humboldt High junior 220-pounder Colten Goodell saw his season end in a 3-2 loss to Algona’s Andrew Hamilton in the consolation round on Friday of the Class 2A state wrestling tournament in Des Moines.

Goodell kept his season alive with hopes of earning a medal after going 1-1 on opening day of the tournament at Wells Fargo Arena.

Goodell lost his first round match to Davenport Assumption senior Seth Adrian by fall in 45 seconds. Goodell came back later in the consolation round and beat Harlan's Jesse Schwery 21-7.

See full story in the Humboldt Independent.

Thu
20
Feb

Jase Goodell falls in 2A state wrestling


Jase Goodell (left) controls his opponent at 113 pounds in the state wrestling tournament in Des Moines on Feb. 19. Independent photo.

Humboldt High freshman Jase Goodell’s hopes of medaling in the Class 2A state wrestling tournament fell short on Friday. Goodell lost a 10-4 decision to Perry sophomore Cole Nelson in the consolation round. Goodell had bounced back from an opening round loss by winning his wrestleback match in the Class 2A state wrestling tournament on Thursday (Feb. 20) at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Goodell lost by fall in 3:05 to Carter Littlefield of Jesup in their 113-pound opener. Goodell came back strong with a pin in 1:05 over Zachry Klahsen of Aplington-Parkersburg/Grundy Center.

See full story in the Humboldt Independent.

Thu
20
Feb

Nelson gains another win in consolation round


Humboldt's Cole Nelson looks up at the official during his opening round match in the state wrestling tournament in Des Moines on Feb. 20. Nelson went on to place third at 106 pounds in Class 2A. Independent photo.

Humboldt senior wrestler Cole Nelson gained another win in the consolation round at 106 pounds in the state tournament in Des Moines Friday night.

Nelson downed Chase Fiser of Bondurant-Farrar, 5-1, assuring himself of a 3-6 placing.

Nelson edged in quarterfinals
Humboldt High senior Cole Nelson and Webster City's Camron Phetxoumphone (40-0) have engaged in some spirited wrestling matches the last two seasons and today's quarterfinal round bout was no different at 106 pounds in the Class 2A state wrestling tournament in Des Moines. Phetxoumphone, ranked No. 1 and top-seed in the tournament, held off Nelson, 4-0, to advance into the semifinals.

Nelson bounced back by winning 10-0 in his consolation wrestle back round match with Easton O'Brien (freshman, 40-16) of Atlantic.

Tue
18
Feb

Wildcat finish 8th in state duals


Humboldt's 182-pound senior Logan Nilles (top) works for the pin against his opponent from Van Meter/Earlham in regional dual action in Atlantic on Feb. 11. Humboldt defeated Van Meter/Earlham (45-30) and Atlantic (35-29) to earn a berth in the state tournament, its first since 2001. Independent photo.

The Humboldt wrestling team capped its dual season with a 20-2 record after falling 38-33 to Sergeant Bluff-Luton in the consolation final of the Class 2A state dual tournament on Wednesday Feb. 19, at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Humboldt lost 60-12 to No. 1 ranked West Delaware in the opening round. Osage defeated the Wildcats 52-18 in the consolation semifinal.

The individual tournament begins Thursday.

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Tue
18
Feb

Humboldt boys top Storm Lake in season finale


Humboldt senior Cameron Beach drives down the lane for an eventual basket in a recent Wildcat home victory. Independent photo.

The Humboldt boys' basketball team wrapped up their regular season on the road Thursday night (Feb. 20) by beating Storm Lake, 81-69 in a non-conference game with the Tornadoes.

Jacob Thurm scored 18 points to lead Humboldt, which moved to 13-8 overall. Sam Fischer made 16, Gabe Gidel 12 and Jamison Heinz had 11. Storm Lake slipped to 7-12.

Carroll 3-pointers too much for Humboldt boys, 78-65
The Carroll Tigers buried 13 3-point baskets, including 10 in the first half, en route to a 78-65 non-conference boys' basketball victory over Humboldt on Tuesday night (Feb. 18) inside the Humboldt gym.

Humboldt was led in scoring by Jamison Heinz with 21 points. Sam Fischer made 14 and Caden Matson added 11.

Humboldt begins Class 3A district tournament play on Monday, Feb. 24, against Iowa Falls-Alden in an 8 p.m. contest at Clear Lake. The winner will play Clear Lake or Boone on Feb. 27 in Clear Lake.

Sat
15
Feb

Humboldt wrestlers qualify 3 to state!


Representing Humboldt in the Class 2A state wrestling tournament this week in Des Moines, from left: Cole Nelson, coach Chad Beaman, Jase Goodell, coach Justin McDaniel and Colten Goodell. Independent photo by Russ Naeve.

The Humboldt wrestling team qualified 3 individuals for the traditional state tournament after they placed runner-up at their weights in a Class 2A district meet in Algona on Saturday, Feb. 15.

Senior 106-pounder Cole Nelson, junior 220-pounder Colten Goodell and freshmen 113-pounder Jase Goodell finishes second to advance to state. Coming up short in their bids was Cresten Craven at 120 (3rd), Colby Clarken at 126 (4th), Levi Naeve at 160 (3rd) and Logan Nilles at 182 (3rd).

The traditional state tournament begins on Thursday, Feb. 20, at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. See full story in the Humboldt Independent. Subscribe today for print and digital access by selecting the link on this page to get started.

Sat
15
Feb

Humboldt girls sidelined by Forest City, 52-41


Humboldt's Jori Hajek drives past Forest City's Hannah Good in the Wildcats' 52-41 loss in Forest City on Feb. 15 in first round Class 3A regional tournament action. The Wildcat girls' basketball team ended their season at 11-11 overall. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The Humboldt girls basketball team ended their season Saturday night (Feb. 15) in a 52-41 loss to Forest City in a first round Class 3A regional tournament game in Forest City.

Jayda Hoefer scored 14 points and Mady Lange and Bae Arnold each scored 8 to lead Humboldt in scoring.

The Wildcats finish the year at 11-11 overall.

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Fri
14
Feb

Late rally lifts Cadets over Wildcat boys, 79-69


Humboldt senior Matt Miller goes up for a basket in a Wildcat home victory earlier this month. Humboldt will meet Iowa Falls-Alden in a first round district tournament game on Feb. 24 in Clear Lake. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Iowa Falls-Alden scored 54 points in the second half to rally past Humboldt's boys, 79-69 in a North Central Conference game in Iowa Falls Friday night (Feb. 14). Humboldt, 12-7 overall, 8-6 in the NCC, was led in scoring by Jacob Thurm's 18 points. Sam Fischer made 15, Gabe Gidel 14 and Jamison Heinz with 13. Lincoln Sharar scored 31 to pace the Cadets, 12-8, 9-5.

The two teams will meet for a third time this winter when they face off in a first round district tournament game in Clear Lake on Feb. 24.

Humboldt will host Carroll on Monday, Feb. 17, and visit Storm Lake on Thursday, Feb. 20, to close out its regular season.

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