Category Archive: Local Sports

Sep 19

Wildcat Volleyball Sweeps Boone, Grand View, Tuesday

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa  — The Humboldt Wildcat volleyball team improved to 21-2 on the season following a pair of sweep victories over Boone and Grand View Christian last night. Humboldt opened the night off with a 21-7, 21-9 win over Boone. Jori Hajek had five kills while Deni McDaniel had ten assists. In …

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Sep 18

Volf’s Field Goal Friday is New School Record

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Lucas Volf’s 42-yard field goal before the half last Friday was indeed a new school record, according to the Humboldt football record books. Volf’s 42-yarder brought Humboldt within 10-9 last week vs. Spencer. It was the new record by three yards. The previous record was held by Jon Gronbach …

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Sep 17

Cross Country Comes to Humboldt This Evening

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt Wildcat Cross Country team will host their home invitational tonight at Lower Joe Sheldon Park in Humboldt. Here’s the full list of competitors at tonight’s meet: Algona, Bishop Garrigan, Boone, Clarion-Goldfield-Dows, Clear Lake, Eagle Grove, Emmetsburg Community Schools, Fort Dodge, Garner-Hayfield/Ventura, Gilbert, Hampton-Dumont-CAL, Iowa Falls-Alden, Kuemper Catholic, Manson …

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Sep 17

Valiant Effort Falls Just Short for Humboldt Football

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — A gutsy effort. A hot night. And two very talented teams. After a spirited battle last year, Humboldt and Spencer once again played a classic, Friday night, with Spencer winning this year’s meeting, 24-12. With the loss, Humboldt falls to 1-3 on the season and next has a homecoming …

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Sep 14

Cross Country: Boys and Girls Champions at Clear Lake

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Clear Lake, Iowa — The Humboldt Wildcat Cross Country team earned themselves a sweep of both the boys’ and girls’ titles at Clear Lake High School last night. Bryce Gidel was crowned meet champion after running 19:34. Isabella Luu took 11th, while Elizabeth Hildreth placed 14th. Humboldt’s first place finish was nearly …

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Sep 14

Humboldt Football Prepares for Spencer

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt Wildcat football will look to end their non-district schedule on a positive, with a date with Spencer at Mason Maach Field this evening. Humboldt has taken on the Tigers in each of the last two seasons compiling a 1-1 record versus the group. Most recently, Humboldt captured …

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Sep 12

Humboldt Football Forfeits Win over Storm Lake

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The headline just writes itself. It’s almost unfathomable to believe that something like this could happen, but alas it did. After dressing and playing an ineligible player on the road at Storm Lake, the the Humboldt Wildcat football team will have to forfeit their 28-6 victory over the …

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Sep 11

Cross Country Gets Race in at Storm Lake Tonight

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Storm Lake, Iowa — The Humboldt Wildcat cross country team will finally get in a meet tonight, after being rained out multiple times over the last handful of weeks. Dean Clasen’s group will head over to Storm Lake tonight to race with varsity girls competing at 6:00 p.m. and varsity boys at …

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Sep 11

Humboldt Volleyball Hosts IF-A in Ranked Matchup

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The #13 ranked Humboldt Wildcat volleyball team will play host to #14 Iowa-Falls Alden tonight in match-up of two top-15 teams in Class 3A. The Wildcats are winners of nine straight matches, only dropping one set in those games. That came to the hands of Cherokee, this weekend at …

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Sep 10

Humboldt Football Defeats Storm Lake in Statement Victory

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Storm Lake, Iowa — Call it a statement for the Humboldt Wildcat football team. Maybe, just maybe, there is a new bully on the block. The Humboldt Wildcat football sure looked the part last Friday night, as they were able to cruise past Storm Lake High School — winning their second straight, …

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