Category Archive: Featured

May 19

Kent Closes Career a Four-Time State Qualifier

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Des Moines, Iowa — Gabby Kent never was the biggest girl, nor was she the fastest or strongest, but when it’s all said and done Kent goes down as one of the finer runners in the North Central Conference for some years. Kent, a senior set to graduate tomorrow, was a four-time …

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May 18

For Humboldt’s Groat, Running Hurdles at State Just a Cherry On Top

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Des Moines, Iowa — Rewind the clocks two weeks prior and tell Lily Groat she’d be competing at Drake Stadium, at State Track, in the high hurdles and she might have slapped you. Okay, maybe not slap, she’s too nice. But she might have chuckled in your face and called you crazy. …

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May 18

Day One and Two Results; Day Three Live Coverage from Iowa High School State Track

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Des Moines, Iowa — Here is a full list of day one results for area competitors as well as a Friday schedule: THURSDAY:  3A Boys Shuttle Hurdle Relay: Matt Miller, Tyler VItzhum, Trevor Satern, Sawyer Savery; 1.01.65; 16th overall 2A Girls 3000m: Jill Vonnahme: 10:52.03; 4th overall 3A Girls 3000m: Bryce Gidel: …

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May 18

Super Speed Bros Pedersen, Heinz Feed Off Each Other on Way to 200m State Appearance

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Des Moines, Iowa — If you’re lucky enough to get one person through to an event at State, you’re pleased. To get two through? Well that’s a whole new level. But that’s exactly the case for the super speedy duo of Humboldt’s Jamison Heinz and Denny Pedersen. Pedersen the elder statesman of …

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May 17

Gidel Dissapointed but Focused After 9th Place Finish in 3A 3000m

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Des Moines, Iowa — Let’s blame it on those darn track spikes again, shall we? For the second consecutive meet, Humboldt sophomore distance runner Bryce Gidel has been snakebit by faulty laces, this time she thinks she paid the price for it. “I think I got so nervous before the race that …

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May 17

PAC’s Vonnahme Dashes to Fourth Place in 2A 3000m

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Des Moines, Iowa — She’ll tell you it wasn’t her best run, but it shouldn’t matter. In fact her time last year was twelve seconds faster than her’s today. But Pocahontas Area’s Jill Vonnahme is walking home tonight with a medal and a fourth place finish. The future University of Northern Iowa …

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May 16

Boys Soccer Falls to Hudson

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt boys soccer team lost last night 4-1 to Hudson. The Cats kept it close through most of the first half but two late goals made it 3-1 in favor of Hudson at halftime. Hudson scored a spectacular direct goal from a corner kick that ricocheted in off …

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May 16

Supervisors Pass Second Reading of Windtower Ordinance

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors passed the second hearing of the proposed wind tower ordinance at their meeting on Monday. However, the supervisors plan to pass the hearings then make changes as they see fit, which will then require three more new hearings, according to board chairman Bruce …

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May 16

Humboldt Law Enforcement Investigating Monday Accident

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a single vehicle accident that occurred Monday near Delaware Avenue. Deputy Cory Lampe says the crash involved 61-year old, Gary Monson of Ottosen, Iowa. Monson’s vehicle was northbound on Delaware Avenue, north of Ottosen when it entered the east ditch and over-corrected. …

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May 15

Humboldt P.D. Reporting MidAmerican Scam

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt Police Department is reporting that local businesses are receiving calls from someone claiming to be from MidAmerican and threatening to shut off electricity. The calls appear to be coming from 507-205-7352 and they give a case number and are demanding payment. This is a scam. If local residents …

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