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Fri
15
Oct

Wildcats rally past Nevada in battle of unbeatens, 19-15


Humboldt quarterback Caden Matson fights for yardage on an outside gain in the Wildcats' thrilling 19-15 victory over Nevada on Oct. 15 in Humboldt. The No. 4 ranked Wildcats won the battle of unbeatens in Class 3A District 2. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Caden Matson passed 15 yards to Will Orness with 50 seconds left to rally the No. 4 ranked Humboldt football team to a thrilling, 19-15 victory over the Nevada Cubs Friday night (Oct. 15) in a battle of Class 3A District 2 unbeatens.

The victory improved Humboldt to 8-0 overall, 4-0 in district play. Nevada, ranked No. 7, slipped to 7-1 overall, 3-1 in district play.

Humboldt can win the district outright next week (Oct. 22) by beating Algona in a regular season finale at Mason Maach Field in Humboldt.

Humboldt trailed 7-6 at halftime. Their only score in the first half was a seven-yard touchdown run by Lance Coon. The PAT kick was no good.

Humboldt took a 12-7 lead at 4:12 in the third quarter on a four-yard TD run by Matson.

Nevada regained the lead at 7:27 in the fourth quarter on a three-yard TD run by James Edwards.

Thu
14
Oct

Humboldt sweeps CGD for outright NCC volleyball title!


The Wildcat volleyball team after winning their match over Clarion-Goldfield-Dows on Oct. 14 to win the North Central Conference championship in outright fashion. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The Humboldt volleyball team capped a perfect North Central Conference season in winning the outright league championship Thursday night (Oct. 14) by sweeping the Clarion-Goldfield-Dows Cowgirls by scores of 25-18, 25-12 and 25-16.

The victory ends Humboldt's regular season at 28-6 overall, 7-0 in the NCC. In going 7-0, the Wildcats were unbeaten, sweeping each team by a 3-0 tally for a perfect 21-0 performance.

Humboldt begins post-season tournament play at home on Thursday, Oct. 21, when they host Spencer or Storm Lake in a semifinal round Class 4A regional tournament match. Ticket sales will be online only on varsity bound.

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Tue
12
Oct

Humboldt boys 2nd, girls 3rd in NCC cross country


Trevor Jacobson (left) placed fourth and Jackson Chambers was seventh to earn all-conference honors and lead the Humboldt boys to a runner-up finish in the North Central Conference track meet at Oakridge Golf Course in Goldfield on Oct. 12. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The Humboldt boys finished second and the girls were third in the North Central Conference cross country meet in Goldfield on Oct. 12.

The Wildcat boys had 74 points to finish behind team champion Clear Lake with 31. Trevor Jacobson was fourth individually to pace Humboldt with a time of 17:32. Jackson Chambers was seventh in 17:54. Aaron Lursen of Fort Dodge St. Edmond was the winner in 17:08.

The Wildcat girls had 74 points. Team champion St. Edmond had 61 points and Clear Lake was second with 64.

Joslyn Orr ran 11th in 22:23 to lead the Wildcats. Allison Hoag was 12th in 23:48. Kinzie Peyton ran 14th in 22:54 and Meg Zweibohmer 16th in 23:01. Addison Doughan of Clear Lake was the winner in 19:35.

The Wildcats will compete in a state qualifying meet at LeMars on Oct. 20. The top three teams and the top 15 individuals advance to the state meet in Fort Dodge on Oct. 29.

Tue
12
Oct

Wildcat girls sweep Garrigan in 3 sets


Humboldt head volleyball coach Kara Waldorf has guided the Wildcats to the North Central Conference title in her first year leading the Wildcats. Humboldt can win the league title outright with a victory at home on Thursday night over Clarion-Goldfield-Dows. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The Humboldt volleyball team swept Algona Bishop Garrigan Tuesday night (Oct. 12) in a non-conference match in the Humboldt gym. The Wildcats won by scores of 25-14, 25-16 and 25-20 to improve to 27-6 overall.

The Wildcats will host Clarion-Goldfield-Dows on Thursday, Oct. 14, in their final regular match of the season.

Tue
12
Oct

Post season ticket information

The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union (IGHSAU) has announced all of their post-season ticketing will be online this year, but will be a different platform from the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA).

The IGHSAU is using a platform through Varsity Bound while the IHSAA will continue using the Hometown Tickets platform.

Attached is a tutorial sent by the IGHSAU for purchasing regional volleyball tickets.

Here is the link: https://intercom.help/varsitybound/en/articles/5639867-how-to-buy-ticket...

After receiving a first round bye, Humboldt will host a second round Class 4A regional volleyball match on Thursday, Oct. 21, against Storm Lake or Spencer. The match will begin at 7 p.m. The regional finals will be at a site to be determined on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m.

Fri
08
Oct

4th ranked Humboldt turns back Gilbert, 34-10


Humboldt linebackers Hunter Dery (left) and Tanner McKimmey bring down a North Polk ball carrier in the Wildcats' 52-31 victory on Oct. 1 in Alleman. Humboldt defeated Gilbert, 34-10 on Oct. 8 in Gilbert to move to 7-0 overall, 3-0 in district play. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The unbeaten and No. 4 ranked (Class 3A) Humboldt football team pulled away in the second half to a 34-10 victory over the Gilbert Tigers Friday night (Oct. 8) in a Class 3A District 2 contest at Gilbert.

The Wildcats amassed 452 yards of total offense despite having only 19:33 of possession time. Wildcat senior quarterback Caden Matson completed 11 of 16 passes for four touchdowns with no interceptions. Matson threw three scoring tosses to Jacob Heier, who had four catches for 52 yards. Will Orness caught six passes for 100 yards and a touchdown. Matson also rushed 16 times for 167 yards. Lance Coon churned out 93 yards on seven carries.

The Wildcat defense was led by senior linebacker Tanner McKimmey, who was in on nine tackles, which includes three solos. Jace Baker had seven tackles, including five solos. Nolan Lammers (6.5) and Corey Dettmann (5.5) had three and two solos, respectively.

Thu
07
Oct

Wildcats sweep Algona in 3 sets, clinch league title


Humboldt setter Livvy Becker sets the ball up for a teammate to spike in the Wildcat volleyball team's 3-0 sweep of Algona on Oct. 7 in the Humboldt gym. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The 14th ranked Humboldt volleyball team clinched at least a share of the North Central Conference title Thursday night (Oct. 7) in the Humboldt gym by sweeping the Algona Bulldogs in three sets by scores of 25-19, 25-21 and 25-18.

The victory improved Humboldt to 23-4 overall, 6-0 in the NCC.

The Wildcats went 3-2 in the Mason City tournament on Saturday, Oct. 9. Humboldt defeated Central Springs (2-0), Clear Lake (2-0) and Mason City (2-1) and lost to Waverly-Shell Rock (2-0) and Osage (2-0). Humboldt moved to 26-6 overall on the season.

Humboldt will host Algona Garrigan on Oct. 12. The Wildcats host NCC foe Clarion Goldfield Dows on Oct. 14 in their final match of the regular season.

Wed
06
Oct

HHS boys 2nd in EG's Bell Invitational


Humboldt's Cam Hoag is shown here competing for the Wildcat cross country team in a recent meet. Independent photo.

Trevor Jacobson was sixth in 17:58 and Jackson Chambers seventh in 18:15 to pace the Humboldt boys' cross country team to a runner-up finish in the Dick Bell Invitational meet on Oct. 5.

Humboldt had 83 points to finish behind Gilbert (36) in the large school Class A team scoring.

Also for Humboldt, Carter Hatcher was 16th in 19:33, Jordan Coon was 19th in 19:54, David Muir was 37th in 21:09 and Jaxon Martin 38th in 21:10.

Humboldt will run in the North Central Conference meet at Goldfield on Oct. 12.

The state qualifying meet will be on Oct. 20 at Winterset or LeMars.

See full story in the Humboldt Independent. Subscribe today for print/digital access by selecting the link on this page to get started.

Wed
06
Oct

HHS girls run 3rd at Eagle Grove


Mia DeWinter is shown here running for the Wildcat girls' track team in a recent meet. Independent photo.

Joslyn Orr finished 10th in 22:47 and Meg Zweibohmer was 14th in 23:25 to lead the Humboldt girls' cross country team to a third-place finish in the Dick Bell Invitational at Eagle Grove on Oct. 5.

Humboldt totaled 73 points to finish behind Gilbert (21) and Garner-Hayfield/Ventura (69) in the large school Class A field.

Also for Humboldt, Kinzie Peyton was 15th in 23:33, Allison Hoag 16th in 24:02 and Reagan Lee 18th in 24:26. Grace Smith ran 20th in 24:27 and Sophia Harris was 22nd in 25:04.

Humboldt will run in the North Central Conference meet at Goldfield on Tuesday, Oct. 12.

The state qualifying meet will take place on Oct. 20 at Winterset or LeMars.

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Tue
05
Oct

Wildcat girls sweep St. Edmond, 3-0


Humboldt's Alexis Hansen digs the ball up after receiving serve for the Wildcat volleyball team in a recent home match. Independent photo.

Humboldt’s 13th ranked volleyball team (4A) won their 11th straight match Tuesday night at Fort Dodge St. Edmond, sweeping the Gaels by scores of 25-11, 25-18 and 25-20.

Humboldt moves to 22-4 overall, 5-0 in the North Central Conference.

Humboldt will host Algona on Thursday, Oct. 7.

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