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Fair Queen Coordinator Urges Applications

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com  Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt County Fair Queen competition is need of more contestants, says event coordinator Amber Harrison. Harrison explained that the competition has one lone entry right now and with the deadline looming Wednesday, time is ticking. “It’s not a prerequisite to be in FFA or 4H” Harrison explained. The …

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Softball Blitzes Gaels; Gets Top Seed in Regionals

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Fort Dodge, Iowa — After dropping a weekend contest to Carroll, the Humboldt Wildcat softball rebounded with a swift 6-1 victory at Harlan Rogers Park yesterday over Saint Edmond. The Wildcats got multi-hit nights from Carlie Thompson, Kelsey Peters, Mady Lange and Olivia Birdsell.  Ellie Jacobson collected two runs batted in for Humboldt, who jumped out a …

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Gaels Score Final 15 Runs; Stun Humboldt 15-11

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Fort Dodge, Iowa — The game of baseball, by nature, is a fickle sport. The ebbs and flows of a grueling summer season can be enough to make you go gray. By all accounts, yesterday was one of those days — a rough day — for the Humboldt Wildcat (10-6) baseball team. Anchoring …

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Softball Defeats Forest City; Hosts Weekend Tournament

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — After dropping a mid-season contest to Algona, the Humboldt Wildcat softball team (15-1) has been nothing but business. They continued that trend yesterday, with a 13-0 rout over Forest City. Carlie Thompson was 3-for-4 with two doubles, two runs batted in, two stolen bases and she also scored three runs to …

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Humboldt Arts Festival Tomorrow

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Fort the 12th year in a row, local artisans will be filing in — and filling up — the Humboldt County Historical Museum for the Humboldt Area Arts Festival. The festival, which will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, will feature local artisans, food vendors, and other …

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Softball Cages Lynx, Wins Fourth In a Row

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Webster City, Iowa — Even when she doesn’t have her best stuff, freshman pitcher Ellie Jacobson is still pretty darn good. Jacobson walked a season high four batters, yet still stuck out eleven, as the Humboldt Wildcats (14-1) defeated Webster City last night 9-3. The four walks for Jacobson were almost half of her season high — …

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Baseball Bested by NCC Leading Lynx

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Webster City, Iowa — This isn’t the 2016 7-17 finishing Webster City Lynx. The Lynx overpowered Humboldt (10-5) to stay atop the North Central Conference, gashing the Wildcats to the tune of a 10-1 win last night in Webster City. Senior Devon Clark started for Humboldt. The right-hander threw 77 pitches in his 3 2/3 innings, …

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NCC Baseball Powers Collide in Webster Tonight

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Webster City, Iowa — The Humboldt Wildcats baseball team (10-4) will get one of their toughest match-ups of the year tonight, when they travel to battle the Webster City Lynx this evening. Webster is one of the bigger surprises in the area, one year removed from a 7-17 campaign, the Lynx are currently …

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DD #33 “Progressing Nicely” Board Says

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — After long and on-going discussion on DD #33, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors announced Monday that the re-laying of pipe in the district is going swimmingly. The initial problem was identified as elevation errors which caused the originally laid pipe to not match up at the end of …

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Softball Rodeos Cowgirls in Impressive Win

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Carlie Thompson socked her first home run of the season as the Humboldt Wildcats clubbed the C-G-D Cowgirls 10-0 to improve to 13-1. The middle of Humboldt’s order — Beth Duffield, Avery Terwilliger, Ellie Jacobson, and Mady Lange — were a combined 9-for-12 with five runs, four runs batted in and four stolen …

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