Sports

Thu
21
Nov

10 Wildcats named to all-district team


Humboldt High senior running back Jamison Heinz was voted the Offensive Most Valuable Player in Class 3A District 2. He was among 10 Wildcat football players receiving all-district recognition from district coaches. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Heinz offensive MVP in 3A-2

Thu
21
Nov

Cross country team honored at banquet


Quinton Orr (left) and Gryce Gidel both won individual titles for the Humboldt cross country team in the North Central Conference meet back on Oct. 15 at Webster City. Their accomplishments along with the rest of the squad were recognized at the team's banquet held on Nov. 12. Independent photos by Phil Monson.

Wildcat boys won NCC title, advanced to state

Gidel won 4th NCC title

By Phil Monson

The 2019 cross country season was another record-setting year for the Humboldt Wildcats.
Not only did the Wildcat boys win another North Central Conference title and advance to the state meet, Humboldt also produced the first four-time individual champion in NCC history when Bryce Gidel won her fourth individual crown in the NCC meet in mid-October.
Those were among the highlights when the squad was recognized at the potluck dinner banquet on Nov. 12 at the high school.
Veteran Humboldt coach Dean Clasen presided over the event in which athletes at all four grades in high school along with the middle school, were introduced.
Also on hand was Humboldt assistant coach Rhonda Van Pelt, along with volunteer assistants Nikki Rasmussen and Austin Read. Middle school coach Dave Orr also recognized his athletes.

Fri
15
Nov

Thompson will play softball at Iowa Central


Humboldt High School senior Carlie Thompson signed a letter of intent last week to attend Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge and play softball for the Tritons. Pictured, front row (l-r): Humboldt head coach Doug Van Pelt, Chuck Thompson, Carlie Thompson and Lisa Thompson. Back row: Iowa Central coach Rick Sandquist, Iowa Central coach Bo Tjebben and Humboldt coach Erica Post. Independent photo.

Humboldt High School senior Carlie Thompson last week signed a letter of intent to attend Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge to play softball for the Tritons.

Thompson, daughter of Chuck and Lisa Thompson, will continue playing in the outfield. She will also study early childhood education.

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Fri
15
Nov

Lange will play softball at Iowa Central


Humboldt's Mady Lange signed a letter of intent to attend Iowa Central and play softball next fall. Lange (front row-second from right) is a senior at Humboldt High School. She is pictured here with parents and coaches. Front row (l-r): Humboldt head coach Doug Van Pelt, Jamie Lange, Mady Lange and Shawna Lange. Back row: Iowa Central coaches Rick Sandquist and Bo Tjebben, and Humboldt coach Erica Post (far right).

Mady Lange will continue playing softball beyond high school.

Last week Lange signed a letter of intent to attend Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge and play softball for the Tritons. She is projected to play catcher for the Tritons. The Humboldt High School senior will major in nursing at Iowa Central.

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Fri
15
Nov

Kunert caps 1st year at Northwestern


JOSEPH KUNERT

Former Humboldt distance runner Joe Kunert, a freshman at Northwestern College in Orange City, completed his first year on the Raiders men’s cross country team recently.

Kunert is a history/secondary education major at NWC.

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Thu
14
Nov

Elizondo competes in regional swim meet


Humboldt's Maria Elizondo competing for the Fort Dodge High girls' swim team in 2019. Independent photo.

Humboldt High sophomore Maria Elizondo competed in two events for the Fort Dodge High girls’ swim team in the regional meet held in Fort Dodge on Nov. 2.

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Thu
14
Nov

Leibold receives IWCOA award


Larry Leibold (right) was honored by the Iowa Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association at their awards luncheon in Des Moines on Oct. 26. He is shown here with his wife (left), Marge, and former student-athlete Brian Reimers, now of Ogden.

Humboldt resident Larry Leibold, a former teacher and coach in the Humboldt Community School District, received a special award at the Iowa Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association honors luncheon on Oct. 26 in Des Moines.

Leibold, who coached for 38 years before retiring in 2005, received the Assistant Coach Service Award.

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Mon
04
Nov

Wildcat girls' season ends in regional final


Humboldt's Emily Zaugg (6) congratulates teammate Lily Groat after the Wildcats scored a point early in their regional final match with Carroll Kuemper in Storm Lake on Nov. 4. The celebration was short-lived, however, as Humboldt fell to the Knights in three sets to end their season. Other Wildcats pictured include Jori Hajek (left), Claire Varangkounh (second-right) and Carlie Thompson. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Defending Class 3A state volleyball champion Carroll Kuemper proved to be too much Monday night (Nov. 4) for Humboldt as the Knights clinched a return trip to state by turning back Humboldt in 3 sets in a regional final in Storm Lake.

The Knights (36-4) downed Humboldt by scores of 25-16, 25-17 and 25-20.

The loss ends Humboldt's season at 30-6 overall.

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Sat
02
Nov

Quinton Orr 2nd, Wildcat boys 12th in state cross country meet


Humboldt's Quinton Orr finished second individually for the second straight year to lead the Wildcat cross country team in the Class 3A state championship in Fort Dodge on Nov. 2. Orr ran 15:52 to set a new school record. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Humboldt's Quinton Orr finished second overall to lead the Humboldt boys' cross country team to a 12th-place finish in the Class 3A state championship in Fort Dodge on Saturday, Nov. 2.

Orr, who was leading the race early on, finished runner-up to Nate Mueller of Adel-ADM. Orr finished with a time of 15:52. Mueller ran 15:45. Orr's time was a Humboldt school record.

The rest of the Humboldt lineup had Eric Wittrock 33rd in 17:05, Devon Coon 43rd in 17:14, Trevor Jacobson 78th in 17:56, Carter Theesfeld 88th in 18:16, Nolan Jergens 90th, in 18:23 and Jackson Chambers 102nd in 19:21.

Dallas Center-Grimes won the team title with 109 points, edging Clear Creek-Amana with 110. Humboldt totaled 243 points.

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Sat
02
Nov

Gidel runs 36th in state cross country


Humboldt's Bryce Gidel shown here running in the Class 3A state cross country championship in Fort Dodge on Nov. 2. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Humboldt High senior Bryce Gidel closed out her senior year of cross country by placing 36th overall with a time of 19:56 in the Class 3A state championship held on Saturday, Nov. 2 on Lakeside Golf Course north of Fort Dodge.

It was Gidel's fourth trip to the state championship. She will take her talents to the University of Iowa next year.

Ballard Huxley won the team title in the meet while Adrianna Katcher, a senior from Center Point-Urbana, was the individual champion in 18:29.4.

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