Category: Local Sports

Boys Basketball: Humboldt Gets off the Schneid, Defeats IF-A

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Junior guard Jamison Heinz was up to his usual wizardry, the Wildcats got a huge lift from a key reserve and clamped down on the defensive end in the 2nd half to defeat Iowa Falls-Alden 63-55 last night at home. Heinz poured in a team-high 20 points as Humboldt …

Continue reading

Girls Basketball: Valiant Effort Falls Short as Cats Remain Winless in NCC

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Taking on the #9 team in Iowa Falls-Alden, you had to know Humboldt’s margin error for was small. But when just one quarter undid the Cats last night, you could surmise the young team is starting to learn their way under head coach Rodd Mooney. Humboldt (3-11) fell last …

Continue reading

Boys Basketball: Late Rally Not Enough as Humboldt Drops 5th Straigtht

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt Wildcat boys’ basketball team (5-6) rallied late, but Calvin Carlson’s game-tying three-pointer came up short at the buzzer as Webster City narrowly escaped with a 57-54 victory over Humboldt. The Lynx took a 9-point lead into recess, but Humboldt used a 15-9 third quarter run to cut …

Continue reading

Girls Basketball: McKinney’s 40 Sink Humboldt, Remain Winless in NCC

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Otherworldly. That’s probably the only phrase that would be best used to describe the game Webster City junior Taylor McKinney had Friday night. McKinney poured in 40 points leading the Lynx to an easy 71-39 win over Humboldt. McKinney hit 15-of-22 shots and buried 5-of-9 3-pointers, all while going …

Continue reading

Wildcat Wrestling Earns Third Place Finish at Osage Duals

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Chad Beaman’s Humboldt Wildcat wrestling team just keeps on keeping on. The Wildcats placed third overall this weekend at the talented Osage Duals, going 3-2 on Saturday. Humboldt’s wins were over Clear Lake (41-28), Dike-New Hartford (57-24), and Independence (42-35). Their losses were to Osage (47-31) and  southern Minnesota powerhouse Kasson-Mantorville …

Continue reading

Wrestling: Red-Hot Humboldt Returns to Mats Tonight

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Chad Beaman’s Humboldt Wildcat wrestling team will be back in action tonight as they travel to Webster City for a varsity North Central Conference triangular. Wrestling will get underway at 6:00 p.m. with JV, with varsity to follow. It being a triangular tonight, here’s the schedule for proceedings: 1st …

Continue reading

Boys Basketball: Carlson’s 17 Not Enough as Cats Drop 4th in a Row

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Lake City, Iowa — The Humboldt boys’ basketball team gave up 27 first quarter points, trailed by 14 at the break and never recovered, falling 67-49 in a non-conference tilt Tuesday at South Central Calhoun. Calvin Carlson had 17 points in the loss, connecting on five of his ten three point …

Continue reading

Girls Basketball: Wildcats Drop Third Straight to SSC

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt Wildcat girls’ basketball team (3-9) dropped their third straight game, and sixth of their seven, Tuesday night 65-42 at South Central Calhoun. The top-ranked Titans, undefeated on the year, used a 28-7 3rd quarter run to pull away from Humboldt. Humboldt did keep it close for the …

Continue reading

Basketball: Girls and Boys at South Central Calhoun Tonight

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt Wildcat girls’ and boys’ basketball teams will both be back on the hardwood tonight as they travel to do battle with South Central Calhoun on the road. The girls’ losers of two straight will try to pull off a major upset of top-ranked South Central Calhoun, who …

Continue reading

Girls Basketball: Cats Fall to Garrigan in Non-Conference Tilt

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Algona, Iowa — The Humboldt Wildcat girls’ basketball team dropped to 3-8 last night after suffering a 63-55 loss to Golden Bears of Bishop Garrigan last night. Humboldt trailed 11-3 after one quarter of play, but were able to claw within four at the break. Garrigan would outscore Humboldt by four again …

Continue reading