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Thomas Advises to Stay Away from Track Project

From Greg Thomas, Athletic Director, gthomas@humboldt.k12.ia.us Humboldt, Iowa —  In an attempt to keep the job site clear and our spectators, athletes, coaches and visitors as safe as possible, we ask all to adhere to the following changes for the 2017 baseball and softball seasons: We will use the smaller, walk-thru gates (the ones we use to …

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Softball Rolls Manson, Scoreless Streak at 20 Innings

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Avery Terwilliger followed up Ellie Jacobson’s one hit shutout with one of her own as the Humboldt (3-0) softball team cruised to an easy 7-0 win over Manson-NW-Webster yesterday evening. The Wildcats jumped out to an early 3-0 lead on four 1st inning hits. Humboldt peppered the gaps in that fram …

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Youngster Preserves Victory; Thurm Nets Win 300

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — When Humboldt 8th grader Colby Clarken envisioned his first varsity appearance any number of days, weeks or months ago, you’d be hard-pressed to convince anyone that he thought it’d come with the circumstances that were presented Thursday evening. But this year’s version of the Humboldt Wildcats, young and inexperienced …

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Humboldt Pool Readies for Weekend Open

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt Municipal Pool will be opening this weekend, for the first time in 2017. The pool, which was filled about two weeks ago, will open Saturday according to Parks and Recreation Director Chris Shaner. Shaner has hired about sixty hands — fifty lifeguards and ten concessions workers — …

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Softball Trounces C-G-D, Improves to 2-0

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Clarion, Iowa — The Humboldt (2-0) softball team used four run 5th and 6th innings to molly-whop C-G-D yesterday evening. The Wildcats jumped out a 5-0 lead after two innings and cruised through the middle frames before adding eight runs in the final three innings. Freshman Carlie Thompson was 3-for-4 with three runs scored, two …

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Baseball Falls in Season Opener

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa – In rain, wind and otherwise, the Humboldt Wildcat (0-1) baseball team dropped their home and season opener for the second consecutive season to the East Sac County Raiders (1-0), 15-3 yesterday evening. Humboldt cracked the scoring margin first, with a two-out RBI double in the first inning by Michael Brightly. Brightly …

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Rebuild? No, Reload is Cats Baseball Theme This Year

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa – For most area teams, losing the five-tool, collegiate talents of Brady Shelgren and Chris Witzke could spell impending doom. However, for the Humboldt Wildcats and veteran head coach Jason Thurm, the drum continues to beat on, as once again Humboldt is a favorite to win the North Central Conference. While Humboldt …

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Girls Golf Wins in Denison; Headed Back to State

By: Nathan Bloechl – nathanb@977thebolt.com Denison, Iowa – Even after graduation Sunday, the sublime athletic performances from the Humboldt High School Class of 2017 continue to roll in. The Humboldt Girls Golf team added to the on-going list of wins and titles this year, claiming the top-spot at Monday’s 4A Regional in Denison, Iowa. The Wildcats, one …

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Pre-Construction Meeting for Box Culverts Today

By: Nathan Bloechl – nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa – The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors will meet with County Engineer Paul Jacobson as well as Midwest Contracting this morning for a pre-construction in regards to work on three county box culverts. Jacobson said he anticipates nothing unusual with their meeting today. He did indicate at the Supervisors meeting …

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Kruger Warns Residents of Phone Scams

By: Nathan Bloechl – nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa – Sheriff Dean Kruger and the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is warning local citizens of two recent telephone scams that have affected local residents. Law enforcement officials say a person representing themselves as “Microsoft” contacts people by phone and reports a problem with their computer. They then offer to fix …

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