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Fri
18
Sep

Lynx hold off Wildcats, 21-14


Humboldt defenders Owen Hubbell (right) and an unidentified teammate bring down a Webster City ball carrier in the first half of the Wildcats' 21-14 loss to the Lynx in Humboldt on Friday, Sept. 18, in a Class 3A District 2 matchup of unbeaten teams. Humboldt fell to 3-1 overall, 1-1 in district play. The Wildcats have another key clash against Ballard Huxley on Friday, Sept. 24, at Boone. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

In a battle of Class 3A District 2 unbeaten teams, the Webster City Lynx held off the Humboldt Wildcats, 21-14 in a key battle at Mason Maach Field in Humboldt on Friday night (Sept. 18).

Webster City took a 14-0 first quarter lead but Humboldt came back to make it 14-7 at halftime on Caden Matson's 31-yard touchdown run. Max Mason kicked the extra point. The Lynx scored early in the fourth quarter but Humboldt fought back to make it 21-14 on Matson's 6-yard TD run at 4:37.

The loss dropped Humboldt to 3-1 overall, 1-1 in district play. The Wildcats will return to action on Sept. 25 when they play Ballard Huxley in a district game at Boone. Webster City, 4-0, 2-0 in district play, meets unbeaten Mason City on Sept. 25.

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Fri
18
Sep

HHS girls win Carroll tournament, move to 22-0


Humboldt's Deni McDaniel (9) and Lily Groat (right) blocked this scoring attempt at the net by an opponent in a home match earlier this season. Humboldt will return home on Sept. 24 to host Webster City. Independent photo.

Humboldt’s unbeaten record remains intact after the Wildcats went 5-0 to win the Carroll tournament on Saturday, Sept. 19.

The Wildcats, 22-0 overall, defeated Ar-We-Va, IKM Manning, Newell-Fonda, South Central Calhoun and Carroll to win their third tournament on the season.

HHS in 3-0 sweep at Hampton
The No. 14 ranked Humboldt volleyball team kept their record unblemished by sweeping Hampton-Dumont-CAL in three sets in Hampton on Sept. 17, winning by scores of 25-11, 25-7 and 25-8.

Deni McDaniel led the Wildcats with 29 assists and Jori Hajek made 13 kills at the net to power the Wildcats, who improved to 17-0 overall, 2-0 in the North Central Conference. Emily Zaugg had two ace serves on nine of 10 attempts.

Humboldt returns to action at home on Sept. 24 when Webster City visits the Humboldt gym.

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Mon
14
Sep

Quinton Orr's school record leads Wildcat boys at Ballard


Humboldt senior Eric Wittrock shown here running in a meet at Webster City in early September. Independent photo.

Led by Quinton Orr's first-place school record time of 15:42, the Humboldt boys cross country team finished fifth in the Class A large school field of teams in the Ballard Huxley Invitational on Monday, Sept. 14 in Huxley.

Eric Wittrock ran seventh in 17:23 and Trevor Jacobson was 19th in 18:19. Nolan Jergens was 28th in 18:41 and Andrew Theesfeld ran 43rd in 19:21. Aiden Christensen clocked 20:03 to place 57th and Cale Hundertmark was 60th in 20:16.

Dallas Center-Grimes (45), North Polk (60), Carlisle (80) and Adel ADM (82) finished ahead of Humboldt (98).

The Wildcats return to action on Thursday, Sept. 17, in the Clear Lake Invitational.

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Mon
14
Sep

Wildcat girls 10th in Ballard cross country meet


Kali Beaman shown here in an earlier meet in September. Independent photo.

Led by Kali Beaman's 45th place finish in 23:35, the Humboldt girls cross country team placed 10th in the Class A large school field of teams in the Ballard Huxley Invitational Monday night (Sept. 14).

Beaman finished in 23:35 while teammate Joslyn Orr was 47th in 23:40. Allison Hoag ran 52nd in 23:55 and Grace Smith was 65th in 24:42. Sophia Harris was 71st in 26:46. Lillian Holm was 74th in 27:22.

Humboldt will run in the Clear Lake Invitational on Thursday, Sept. 17.

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Sat
12
Sep

Wildcat girls win Spencer tournament, move to 16-0


Humboldt's Jayda Hoefer scored on this spike over the net in a recent home volleyball match for the Wildcats. Humboldt, ranked No. 15 in Class 3A, improved to 16-0 on the season after winning the Spencer tournament on Saturday, Sept. 12. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Humboldt's 15th ranked volleyball team moved to 16-0 overall on the season after going 5-0 on Saturday (Sept. 12) to win the Spencer tournament.

Humboldt returns to action on Thursday, Sept. 17, when they travel to Hampton for North Central Conference action.

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Fri
11
Sep

Wildcats smack Boone in district opener, 36-0


Gabe Gidel is shown here carrying the ball for the Wildcats in their season-opening win at Algona. Humboldt began district play at Boone with a 36-0 victory on Sept. 11. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The Humboldt football team remains unbeaten after shutting out Boone, 36-0 Friday night (Sept. 11) in Class 3A District 2 action at Boone.

Humboldt is 3-0 overall, 2-0 in district play. Humboldt hosts Webster City on Sept. 18.

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Tue
08
Sep

Humboldt volleyball team to 11-0


Humboldt senior Jori Hajek spikes the ball over the net for the Wildcats in their conference win over Iowa Falls-Alden on Sept. 10. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The unbeaten and 15th ranked Humboldt volleyball team moved to 11-0 on the season after turning back Ballard Huxley (25-13, 24-26, 15-6) and Boone (21-12, 21-18) on Thursday, Sept. 10 in Boone in non-conference play.

Humboldt moved to 9-0 overall Tuesday night after they swept Manson-Northwest Webster (21-11, 21-9) and Storm Lake (21-6, 21-6) in non-conference action at Manson.

The Wildcats visit will play in the Spencer Invitational Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 12. Humboldt is at Hampton for a conference meet on Sept. 17.

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Fri
04
Sep

Wildcats handle Storm Lake, 28-7


Humboldt ball carrier Jordan Jensen (22) tries to shed a Storm Lake tackler for a gain in the second half of the Wildcats' 28-7 victory over the Tornadoes Friday night (Sept. 4) in Humboldt. Humboldt moved to 2-0 to start the season. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Caden Matson passed for three touchdowns and ran for another to spark the Humboldt football team past Storm Lake, 28-7 Friday night (Sept. 4) in Humboldt.

Mason teamed up with Gabe Gidel for a 43-yard scoring pass play in the first quarter and hooked up with Will Orness for a 20-yard scoring pass play in the second quarter. Matson and Gidel hooked up for a 30-yard pass play in the third quarter. With 9:38 left in the fourth, Matson sprinted around the left side for a seven-yard touchdown run. Max Mason booted all four extra points for Humboldt, which improved to 2-0 overall on the season.

Humboldt begins Class 3A District 2 action at Boone on Friday, Sept. 11.

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Thu
03
Sep

Wildcats sweep Cadets in NCC opener


Humboldt's Lily Groat spikes the ball over the net for the Wildcat volleyball team in their 3-0 victory over Iowa Falls-Alden on Sept. 3 in the Humboldt gym. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The Humboldt volleyball team moved their season record to 7-0 overall, 1-0 in the North Central Conference by sweeping Iowa Falls-Alden in 3 sets in Humboldt Thursday night (Sept. 3).

The Wildcats won by scores of 25-16, 25-20 and 25-22.

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Wed
02
Sep

Adam Berte has found a home on the softball diamond


Adam Berte congratulates his Williamsburg players outside the dugout in the recent state softball tournament. Berte, a Livermore native, was named Class 3A Coach of the Year. Photo by the Cedar Rapids Gazette.

Livermore native named 3A Coach of the Year

By Phil Monson

Adam Berte’s transition to coaching softball has been a resounding success.
Berte, a Livermore native and former Twin River Valley High School multi-sport standout who completed his fourth season coaching the Williamsburg High softball team, was recently named Class 3A Coach of the Year by the Iowa Softball Coaches Association.
Berte took over a program that had won only six games in 2016 and has compiled a won-loss record of 100-52 in the last four seasons. He guided Williamsburg to the state tournament back in July, where his team reached the state championship, falling 1-0 to top-ranked Albia.

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