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Wed
12
May

Shutout victory moves Wildcat boys to 12-2


Humboldt's Trever Beach in action for the Wildcats in their 2-0 victory over fourth-ranked Nevada on May 4 in Humboldt. Independent photo.

The Humboldt boys' soccer team won their seventh straight contest by shutting out East Sac County, 7-0 on May 11 on the road.

The Wildcats moved to 12-2 on the season.

Humboldt hosts Fort Dodge on May 13. The Wildcats host Garner-Hayfield/Ventura on May 14.

Humboldt will compete in the GH/V tournament in Garner on May 15.

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Wed
12
May

HHS girls fall at East Sac County, 1-0


Humboldt's Jayda Vitzthum blasts the ball downfield for the Wildcat girls' soccer team in their home meet with Iowa Falls-Alden on May 10. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The Humboldt girls' soccer team suffered a 1-0 overtime loss at East Sac County on Tuesday night (May 11). Makayla Meyer scored the only goal to lift ESC, which improved to 10-3 on the season. The loss was Humboldt's seventh straight as the Wildcats fall to 3-10.

Humboldt visits Fort Dodge on May 13.

The Wildcats play at Mason City on Tuesday, May 18.

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Tue
11
May

HHS girls 2nd in NCC golf, Carlson medalist with school record 76


Nora Carlson, shown here teeing off in a home golf meet in April, set a school record for an 18-hole low score of 76 in the North Central Conference tournament held in Mason City on May 10. Humboldt finished runner-up in the team scoring. Independent photo.

Nora Carlson set a new school record with an 18-hole 76 to lead the Humboldt girls’ golf team to a runner-up finish in the North Central Conference meet held on Monday, May 10 in Mason City.

Carlson’s 36-40—76 broke the school record 78 she shot two years ago in the state tournament. Humboldt finished with 387 strokes, 32 behind top-ranked and league champion Clear Lake, which had 355.

“When you compare today’s score from our last 18-hole meet, we shaved off 29 strokes. That’s pretty good,” Harklau said. “All of our girls played really well today.”

Carlson was backed by teammate Noelle Hamand, who was eighth overall with 49-51—100. Aries Packard shot 51-53—104, Chloe Mayall 54-53—107 and Ashlee Wergeland 51-58—109. Tori Gargano finished with 58-66—124. Carlson was battling Clear Lake standout Meghan DeLong, who finished second with a 77.

Mon
10
May

Humboldt boys 4th in NCC golf


Carson Arndt watches his putt attempt in a recent home golf meet for the Humboldt Wildcats. Humboldt finished fourth in the North Central Conference on May 10. Independent photo.

The Humboldt boys' golf team finished fourth in the North Central Conference tournament held Monday, May 10, at Fort Dodge Country Club.

The Wildcats finished with 342 strokes. Webster City won the team title with 328. Clear Lake was second at 336 and Hampton-Dumont-CAL third with 339.

Gabe Gidel paced Humboldt with an 81. Jayden Gargano followed with 85 and Ty Gargano carded an 88. Carson Sleiter shot an 88. Jake Lenning had an 89.

Trey Lyons of Webster City was meet medalist with a 78.

Humboldt will now focus on the Class 3A Sectional Tournament in Spencer on Thursday, May 13.

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Thu
06
May

HUMBOLDT GIRLS WIN NCC TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP!!


The Humboldt High girls' track team gathered for a photo after winning the North Central Conference championship in the meet held in Humboldt on May 6. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Humboldt won seven events and went on to win the North Central Conference girls track championship Thursday night (May 6) in Humboldt at Mason Maach Field.

The Wildcats finished with 160 team points, well ahead of Iowa Falls-Alden at 120. Algona was third with 115 and Clarion-Goldfield-Dows had 114. Fort Dodge St. Edmond (84), Webster City (79), Hampton-Dumont-CAL (28) and Clear Lake (17) round out the scoring.

Humboldt's Lily Groat and Kendal Clark were double winners individually. Groat took the 100-meter hurdles (16.7) and 400-meter hurdles (1:09.5) titles. Groat just edged teammate Jori Hajek (16.7) at the finish line in the 100-meter hurdles. Clark won the shot put (41-2.25) and discus (141-7) titles.

The shuttle hurdle relay of Hajek, Rylie Satern, Macey Varangkounh and Jennika Beach took first in 1:12.1. The 800-meter medley relay of Morgan Olson, Alexis Hansen, Groat and Paige DeWinter took first in 1:57.5.

Tue
04
May

Wildcat boys in 2-1 triumph, move to 11-2


Humboldt's Max Mason scored on a penalty kick late in Humboldt's 2-0 victory over No. 4 ranked Nevada on May 4 in Humboldt. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Humboldt's varsity boys' soccer team improved their season record to 11-2 by stopping Iowa Falls-Alden, 2-1 on Monday, May 10 at Iowa Falls.

Wildcat boys win Carroll soccer tournament
Humboldt went 2-0 on the day to win the Carroll tournament last Saturday, May 8. Humboldt beat the Carroll Tigers 4-1 and followed with a 2-0 victory over West Central Valley.

Humboldt shutout Clear Lake, 7-0 on May 6 at Clear Lake. Christian Ramirez scored three goals to lead the Wildcats.

Wildcats blank Nevada on 2 penalty kicks, 2-0
The Humboldt boys' soccer team ran their season record to 7-2 overall Tuesday night (May 4) by shutting out the Nevada Cubs, 2-0 in Humboldt.

Penalty kicks by Christian Ramirez and Max Mason late in the second half produced the winning goals for Humboldt.

Humboldt has a busy week of games. The Wildcats visit East Sac on May 11. Humboldt hosts Fort Dodge on May 13. The Wildcats play in a tournament at Garner on May 15.

Tue
04
May

HHS girls 2nd at CGD Invitational


Aries Packard chips onto the green for the Humboldt girls’ golf team in a recent home meet at Humboldt Country Club. Independent photo.

Nora Carlson shot an 80 to earn medalist honors in leading the Humboldt girls’ golf team to a runner-up finish in the Cowgirl Invitational at Clarion on May 1.

Humboldt finished with 416 strokes in the six-school field. Clear Lake won with 379 strokes. Rebecca (82) and Meghan DeLong (83) led the Lions. Aries Packard backed Carlson with a 107. Ashlee Wergeland shot 114 and Tori Gargano and Adalynn Lawman each had 114. Noelle Hamand fired a 117.

Humboldt finished with 190 strokes to upend Iowa Falls-Alden (190-202) in a conference dual at Iowa Falls on April 30. Carlson shot a 43 and Wergeland a 46 to pace the Wildcats. Rana Janes led the Cadets with a 49.

Humboldt will focus on the upcoming North Central Conference meet set for Monday, May 10 in Mason City.

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Tue
04
May

Wildcat boys 4th in Storm Lake Invitational


Humboldt's Ty Gargano tees off during a recent home golf meet at Humboldt Country Club. Independent photo.

Gabe Gidel shot an 86 to lead the Humboldt boys’ golf team to a fourth-place finish in the Storm Lake Invitational held last Saturday, May 1 at Lake Creek Country Club.

Humboldt finished with 368 strokes in the 10-team field of schools. Spencer shot a 354 to take the top spot with Carroll Kuemper second at 362 and Newell-Fonda third at 364.

Hogan Henrich of Newell-Fonda was medalist with a six-over-par 78. Jagaar Halverson of Spencer was next at 81.

Iowa Falls-Alden edged Humboldt by three strokes in an NCC meet in Humboldt on April 30. The visiting Cadets shot 166. Humboldt totaled 169. Jayden Gargano shot a 39 to pace the Wildcats. Gabe Gidel and Carson Arndt each had a 43. Carter Arends fired a 37 to lead IFA.

Humboldt is focused on the final stretch of the season. The North Central Conference meet will be Monday, May 10 in Fort Dodge. The Class 3A Sectional Tournament will be May 13 at Spencer.

Tue
04
May

Wildcat boys 3rd in NCC track meet


Owen Hubbell carries the baton over the finish line in one of the relay events for the Wildcat boys' track team. Humboldt is preparing for the final stretch of the season with the North Central Conference meet set for May 6 and the state qualifying meet set for May 13 in Nevada. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The Humboldt boys' track team placed third in the North Central Conference meet held at Hampton on May 6. Humboldt finished with 126 points, just shy of runner-up Webster City (126.5) and well below first-place Clear Lake (191).

Quinton Orr and Eric Wittrock went 1-2 in the 3,200-meters in 10:25.90 and 10:38.08, respectively. Orr and Wittrock also went 1-2 in the 800-meters in 1:57.59 and 1:58.42, respectively. Orr won the 1,600-meters in 4:36.57. Orr and Wittrock joined Cale Hundertmark and Carson Berte in the 4x400 relay, which took first in 3:32.49.

Wildcat boys win title at Algona
Humboldt's boys were the team champions in the Algona Hackbarth Relays held on Monday, May 3.

Humboldt's winning events include Lance Coon in the 100-meter dash, Eric Wittrock in the 800-meters, Troy Gerjets in the 110-meter hurdles, the distance medley relay, Lance Coon in the long jump, Ben Kuehnast in the shot put and Kaleb McCullough in the discus.

Tue
04
May

Wildcat girls' track team 1st at Algona


Humboldt High senior Deni McDaniel hurls the disc in the recent Humboldt Relays. McDaniel and the Wildcats are set to host the North Central Conference meet on Thursday, May 6. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Humboldt won six events and claimed the team title in the Hackbarth Relays in Algona on Monday, May 3.

Winning for Humboldt was Morgan Olson in the 100-meters, Paige DeWinter in the 200-meters, Lily Groat in the 100-meter hurdles, Lily Groat in the 400-meter hurdles, the 4x100 relay, Kendal Clark in the discus.

The Wildcats will focus on the North Central Conference meet to be held in Humboldt on Thursday, May 6.

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