Category: Local Sports

Humboldt Baseball Earns Plethora Of Postseason Honors

By: Jacob Sexton — jacobs@977thebolt.com Humboldt, IA — Humboldt baseball racked up a few honors with players being named to the 2019 All-District and All-Conference teams. Starting with All-Conference, Humboldt had eight selections with three receiving first team honors. Seniors Joey Busse and Owen Newton and Junior Jacob Thurm got the first team nod with …

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Humboldt Softball Gets Two On 2019 All-State Teams

By: Jacob Sexton — jacobs@977thebolt.com Humboldt, IA — Humboldt softball featured two players on the final team of honorees for the 2019 season as juniors Ellie Jacobson and Carlie Thompson made All-State selections. Jacobson was selected to the first team which makes it three years in a row for the star pitcher for the Wildcats …

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Season Tickets Record Set For Iowa State Football

By: Jacob Sexton — jacobs@977thebolt.com Ames, IA — In a press release from the Iowa State athletic department, season tickets for Cyclone football this year has already reached a record high. Currently, 43,570 season tickets have been sold for the 2019 football season, besting the previous record in 2013 by more than 300 tickets. Atheltic …

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Iowa Passes Sports Betting, Becomes 12th State To Do So

By: Jacob Sexton — jacobs@977thebolt.com Des Moines, IA — A new aspect of the sports world is coming to Iowa as officials of the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission approved sports betting in a unanimous vote yesterday afternoon. Commissioner Jeff Lamberti motioned and then the vote was quickly seconded into all members voting yes. Racing …

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Humboldt Softball Gets Three Named To All-District Team

By: Jacob Sexton — jacobs@977thebolt.com Humboldt, IA — After having eight selections to the North Central All-Conference Team, the Humboldt softball team continues to rack up post-season accolades as three ladies have been named to the Class 3A Central All-District Team. Junior’s Ellie Jacobson, Carlie Thompson, and Mady Lange all received All-District honors in a …

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Humboldt’s Bats Cool Late, End 2019 Season Against Webster City

By: Jacob Sexton — jacobs@977thebolt.com Slater, IA — Baseball season is officially over in Humboldt as the Wildcats fell in the 3A District 3 Semi-Final to Webster City 5-4 on Friday night. Humboldt jumped out to a hot start as they led 4-0 after 3 which featured a two RBI single in the second by …

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Humboldt Sweeps Hampton-Dumont To Keep Pace In NCC

By: Jacob Sexton — jacobs@977thebolt.com Humboldt, IA — Pitching and defense doomed Hampton Dumont as they conceded eight runs in the 6th inning and lost to the Humboldt Wildcat baseball team 14-4. Michael Brightly got the start and went the distance getting his second win of the season and finishing with a season high 12 …

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Wildcats Blast #9 Bishop Garrigan To Rectify Conference Loss

By: Jacob Sexton — jacobs@977thebolt.com Humboldt, IA —  It didn’t take any time for Humboldt softball to avenge their first conference loss of the season as they drummed 1A #9 Bishop Garrigan 9-0 after falling to #3 in the recent release of the new 3A softball polls. All nine starters reached base and eight of …

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Humboldt Comes Up Empty In Clear Lake

By: Jacob Sexton — jacobs@977thebolt.com Humboldt, IA — It was an empty trip to Clear Lake as both the softball and baseball teams suffered losses at the hands of the Lions. The #2 softball team drops just their second game of the season in a 4-1 loss to Clear Lake as Humboldt didn’t score until …

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Humboldt Softball Makes Quick Work of Alden

By: Jacob Sexton — jacobs@977thebolt.com Humboldt, IA — It didn’t take long for the Humboldt Wildcat softball team to get their 5th conference win of the season as they downed Iowa Falls-Alden 12-0 in 3 innings to improve to 14-1 on the season. It’s the 7th run rule win for the Wildcats this year. The …

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