Category Archive: Local Sports

Feb 21

Basketball Sputters, Ends Season at 8-14

Humboldt, Iowa – Humboldt held one lead yesterday against the top-ranked Boone Toreadors in their Class 3A District 3 semifinal. It was 3-0 Humboldt not thirty seconds into the game, for the next thirty-one and a half minutes, however, it was all Boone. The Toreadors went on two large first half runs to break the game …

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Feb 20

Boys Basketball Playoff Action Begins Tonight: A Primer

Humboldt, Iowa – The Humboldt Boys Basketball team begins their playoff quest this evening with a road date versus Boone. The Wildcats come in 8-13 and losers of five of their last six and two straight.  Humboldt will receive a boost with Junior forward Eli Sande returning to the rotation. Sande was arguably one of the …

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Feb 17

Arnold, Busse, Craven Out; Kampen Stays Alive

Des Moines, Iowa – Yesterday was the opening round of the Class 2A Individual State Wrestling Tournament and Humboldt’s Gus Arnold, Joey Busse, Creston Craven and Jaden Kampen were all in action. Unfortunately, it was only Kampen who would get the opportunity to wrestle today (Friday). Arnold, Busse and Craven were all defeated in their first …

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Feb 16

Girls Drop to North Polk; End Season At 16-7

Humboldt, Iowa –   Things were looking up for the Humboldt Girls Basketball team at the half of their Class 3A Region 4 semifinal yesterday. Unfortunately, sixteen “game” minutes later the Wildcats were looking at a four-point defeat the hands of the North Polk Comets. North Polk used a 23-13 second half run to take control …

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Feb 14

Boys Basketball Falls at Carroll, Drops to 8-12

Carroll, Iowa – The Humboldt Boys Basketball team see-sawed back in forth with Carroll for the better part of 3 1/2 quarters in yesterday’s non-conference road match-up. However it was, the Carroll Tigers running away with the contest down the final stretch to cruise to a 66-47 win over Humboldt. The Wildcats entered the fourth quarter …

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Feb 10

Girls Basketball Closes Season with Thrashing of Belmond-Klemme

By: Nathan Bloechl (nathanb@977thebolt.com) Belmond, Iowa – The Humboldt Wildcats Girls Basketball team came out sluggish in the first quarter. Trailing  11-2, Head Coach Rodd Mooney called a timeout at the 4:00 minute mark of the first quarter and from that point until the 3rd quarter the Wildcats essentially eviscerated the Belmond-Klemme Broncos. Over the …

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Feb 08

Wrestling Falls in Regional Team Duals

Atlantic, Iowa – The Humboldt Varsity wrestling team finished up their 2016-17 dual season at 23-9 after going 1-1 in yesterday evening’s regional team duals in Atlantic. The Cats got off to a solid start after defeating the Red Oak Tigers 34-30. The victory gave Humboldt the opportunity to square off with state powerhouse Atlantic …

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Feb 03

Basketball Roundup: 2/2

Girls Spoil Halftime Lead, Fall to Webster City  Webster City, Iowa – Humboldt held leads at the end of the first and second quarters, only to see the Lynx go on a 17-7 run in the 3rd quarter to defeat the Wildcats 48-45 Thursday evening. Yesterday was Humboldt’s second loss in three games this week. Abby …

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Feb 01

Basketball Roundup: 1-31

By: Nathan Bloechl (nathanb@977thebolt.com) Girls Win Thriller Again in OT, Improve to 12-5 Humboldt, Iowa – Halie George drilled a game-tying three pointer with just over thirty seconds remaining in the 4th quarter to force overtime, where Humboldt (12-5, 9-2 NCC) outscored Hampton-Dumont (9-8) 6-2, en route to a 45-41 win yesterday evening. After a Kaci …

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Jan 30

Basketball Roundup: 1/27

By: Nathan Bloechl (nathanb@977thebolt.com) Girls Outlast Clear Lake; Defeat Back-To-Back Ranked Opponents  Clear Lake, Iowa – Halie George poured in 15 points, snagged 10 rebounds while hitting six of her twelve shots from the field as the Humboldt Wildcats (11-4) held off conference leading Clear Lake (13-3) 45-40, Friday evening. It was George’s second consecutive double-double. …

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