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AUDIO: Consolation Championship Highlights

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Fort Dodge, Iowa — The Humboldt Wildcats battled back for two wins Wednesday to place 5th at state, which marks the highest finish in school history. Listen back to the highlights from the final game of 2017, a 10-0 win for Humboldt over Sioux Center! All audio courtesy of the Humboldt …

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Softball Finish Fitting For the Remarkable 2017 Class

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Fort Dodge, Iowa — There are moments, often rare, that bring sadness to a twenty-three year old young man like myself. Whether it’s a college graduation or moving away from your parents and starting a job all alone in town of the size of your college, the general growing up process is …

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Stormin’ Pointers Live Up to Name; Crank Humboldt 14-2 In First Round Win

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Fort Dodge, Iowa — We knew it would be an unstoppable force versus an immovable object type scenario heading into Monday night’s Class 3A State Softball opener between #4 Humboldt (31-5) and #5 Center Point-Urbana (30-10).  The unstoppable force? That’s the Stormin’ Pointers nearly unnavigable line-up. The Pointers have a …

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Wildcat Baseball Playoff Primer

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt Wildcat baseball team will open their post-season in the Class 3A Substate 2 District 2 playoffs taking on North Central Conference Champion Webster City, Friday evening. Humboldt was swept by the Lynx this season, losing 10-1 at Webster City and falling 12-0 at home on July 5th. …

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Private Drainage An Option for DD #11 Landowners

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — After an informal meeting held Monday, a private drainage project could be in the works for landowners in DD #11, Sub 5. Bill Manske of Precision Drainage was approached by a landowner in the district to put a private project together and he presented that project to the …

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Baseball Closes Strongly, Prepares for Webster City

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt Wildcat baseball wrapped up their 2017 regular season schedule riding a bit of a wave. The question is, can that wave catapult them over NCC Champion Webster City, Friday? Humboldt got three hit performances from Reese DeWinter, Joey Busse and Michael Brightly in Tuesday night’s 7-3 win over Storm Lake during Senior …

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High Heat Expected in Humboldt Today; Tips to Avoid Heat Related Illness

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — With another steamy day on the horizon in Humboldt County, with expected highs to touch the mid-90’s, the National Weather Service offers some heat safety tips to best monitor yourself in the dogged heat. The NWS says if you are working outside on days like today in the county, …

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Humboldt Man Sentenced in January Burglary

Fort Dodge, Iowa — David Paul Sousa, 40, of Humboldt was sentenced to ten years in prison following a January arrest on burglary charges. Sousa admitted that he entered a Webster County home in January of 2017 with the intent to commit a theft. He also indicated that as he was burglarizing the owners returned …

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Humboldt to State! Van Pelt: “This is a Softball Family”

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa  — As a die-hard Chicago Cub fan, Humboldt Wildcat head softball coach Doug Van Pelt cracked a witty joke amidst fighting back all the necessary emotion that comes from watching his team reach stage one of the pinnacle of softball in the state of Iowa. “There’s no reason Humboldt can’t …

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Baseball Rallies Past Golden Bears; Playoff Pairings Released

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Staring at a 3-0 deficit through three innings, the Humboldt Wildcat baseball team rallied for the next nine runs of the game in a 9-4 non-conference win over the Bishop Garrigan Golden Bears last night. The win was Humboldt’s sixth in their last seven games. Humboldt tied the game with …

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