Category Archive: Local Sports

Dec 18

For Busse, 100th Win is Great, But State Championship Remains Priority

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — “The moment I knew I got the pin, I was shocked.” For him perhaps, but for the on-lookers, parents, coaches and fans, seeing Joey Busse earn his 100th win over Gabriel Rivera last week Thursday, it was probably no surprise. “I just thought of all the extra work I’ve …

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Dec 12

Wrestling Earns Third-Place Finish at Ogden

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Ogden, Iowa — The Humboldt Wildcat wrestling earned a third-place finish Saturday at the 2017 Ogden Dual Invitational. Humboldt dominated in all but one matching, compiling a 4-1 record. The Cats opened the morning up with a 55-17 win over Greene County, then followed with a 51-21 win over North Butler-Clarksville. In …

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Dec 12

Basketball Returns to Face Rival St. Ed’s at Home

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt Wildcat girl’s and boy’s basketball teams will be back in action this evening at home as they battle their rival to the south in Fort Dodge St. Edmond. The Wildcat girls are coming their first victory of the 2017-18 season, defeating Webster City 34-31. Freshman Jori Hajek …

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Dec 07

Wrestling Opens NCC Action with Home Triangular Tonight

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt Wildcat wrestling team will open North Central Conference wrestling action this evening as they play host to the Algona Bulldogs and the Iowa Falls-Alden Cadets. The Cats are off to a fast start in 2017-18, after returning many from a 23-9 team last year. Humboldt had Wednesday …

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Dec 06

Algona Cruises Past Humboldt in North Central Opener

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Algona Bulldog girls basketball team (3-1) dispatched Humboldt last evening in the opener for both teams in North Central Conference play. Humboldt fell to 0-4 with the loss. Algona jumped out to a 17-7 first quarter lead then finished the game with a 17-6 run to capture their …

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Dec 06

Wrestling Dominates at East Sac County, Begin NCC Wrestling Thursday

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Sac City, Iowa — The Humboldt Wildcat wrestling team continued their hot start to the 2017-18 season sweeping the East Sac Quadrangular yesterday at East Sac High School. The Cats opened the night with a 69 to 8 victory over East Sac High, then followed with 60-24 win over South Central Calhoun …

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Dec 05

Wrestling Looks to Stay Hot in Quadrangular This Evening

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Fresh off winning their home Joe Fitch Invite the Humboldt Wildcat wrestling team is on the road this evening for a varsity quadrangular. The meet will be at East Sac County High School and is set to begin at 6:00 p.m. Humboldt will battle East Sac High, Ridge View, …

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Dec 05

Boys Fall in Non-Conference Finale at Ogden

By: Nathan Bloechl  — nathanb@977thebolt.com Ogden, Iowa — The Humboldt Wildcat boys basketball dropped their non-conference finale last evening, 54-45 at Ogden High School. The Bulldogs started hot taking a 12-6 1st quarter lead, which they held at halftime as well, 28-22. The Cats won just one of the four quarters, outscoring the Bulldogs 15-14 in …

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Dec 04

Craven, Busse Lead Cats to Joe Fitch Invite Victory

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Cresten Craven and Joey Busse were individual champions as the Chad Beaman led Humboldt Wildcat wrestling team captured the 5th Annual Joe Fitch Invitational last Friday at home. Busse breezed past his competition in the 152-pound class. Busse pinned Brier Uhlenhopp of Aplington-Parkersburg, Gavin Leng of S-SO and …

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Nov 29

Turnovers Doom Lady Wildcats, First Win Escapes Them

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Manson, Iowa — Turnovers, turnovers, turnovers. And not the delicious treat version, either. For the third consecutive game, turnovers plagued the Humboldt Wildcat girls basketball team as they dropped to Manson NW Webster 42-25, Tuesday night. Jori Hajek led the Wildcats with 10 points, her first double-digit effort this season. A …

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