Category Archive: Local Sports

Aug 18

Talent Is There, But Questions Remain for Humboldt Football

While Offense Looks Loaded, Cats Will Need Defense to Play Better in 2017 By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — As he enters his 18th season, Humboldt head football coach Greg Thomas is making some significant changes to his offensive philosophy. Make no bones about it, the new up-tempo, no-huddle offense that Humboldt is …

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Aug 09

Little Toddler Reading Program

By: Austin Vaught — austinv@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt Library will be coming back with the Little Toddler Reading Program September 18th and 19th. Julie Larsen is in charge of the program this year and says that there is no registration and to come if you are able. The story times will be held on Mondays …

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Aug 03

Humboldt-Dakota City Chamber Golf Outing

By: Austin Vaught — austinv@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt-Dakota City Chamber Golf Outing is coming up this Friday, August 4th, 2017. Chamber City member Jenna Mulford says this year’s golf outing is going better than last year with last year’s teams totally twenty-nine and this year’s totally thirty-one and expecting a few more to be added. …

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Aug 01

Shrine Bowl Success Just The Beginning for Younger Thomas

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — On Saturday, Humboldt quarterback Drew Thomas danced, twirled, bulldozed and rifled his way through an opposing high school defense for the last time in Humboldt blue and gold. Now he’ll trade those colors for the black and gold of the Iowa Hawkeyes as a walk-on this fall. Thomas enjoyed …

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Jul 28

Post-Season Accolades Rack Up For Standout Cats

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The 2017 Humboldt Wildcat softball season continues to be a memorable and record-setting affair. The Cats had three athletes named to the Class 3A Central All-District Team as well as the Class 3A All-State team: freshman pitcher Ellie Jacobson, senior shortstop Avery Terwilliger, and freshman utility player Mady …

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Jul 25

Humboldt Baseball Honored With Six All-NCC Performers

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt Wildcat baseball team may have been one-and-done in the Class 3A playoffs, but their efforts did not go unnoticed in the North Central Conference. The Wildcats had two first-team All-NCC selections, three second-teamers and one third-teamer good for six total. First Team All-NCC  Reese DeWinter, 3B/P – …

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Jul 25

Terwilliger Shines In Senior All-Star Game

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Waukee, Iowa — Humboldt senior shortstop Avery Terwilliger has now officially played her last game as a high school senior. Terwilliger, a multi-sport standout, played in the Iowa Girls Coaches Association Senior All-Star Game in Waukee last night. If Monday night’s contest was the last competitive softball she’ll will play, she can leave the …

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Jul 20

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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Jul 19

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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Jul 18

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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