Category Archive: Local Sports

Oct 17

Volleyball Readies for Playoff Opener

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt Wildcat volleyball team will begin their playoff schedule at home Wednesday evening, playing host to Pocahontas. The Indians are a very formidable opposition in round one, as they compiled an 18-10 record — good for a 3rd place finish in the Twin Lakes Conference. Pocahontas was one …

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Oct 16

Despite Loss, “Hardest Cats Have Played All Year” Says Thomas

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The game of football — no sports, in general — can be excruciatingly difficult at times. For all of the highs, it’s the lows that stick with you. Mince no words, Humboldt did not win Friday evening against the bigger, faster and stronger Sioux City Bishop Heelan last Friday, …

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Oct 11

Cross Country to Spencer for State Qualifying

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt Wildcat cross country now knows their post-season fate. Two hours prior to competing in the North Central Conference meet, the Iowa High School Athletic Association announced regional sites for the 2017 State Qualifying Cross Country meets. Humboldt will travel to Spencer in the 3A meet. The Wildcats …

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Oct 11

5-Peat: Girls Cross County Continues Dominance in NCC

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Another year. Another North Central Conference title for the Humboldt Girl’s Cross Country team. The #3 team in the state in Class 3A looked the part of the juggernaut they’ve blossomed into last evening, with a dominating victory at River Road Golf Course, placing five girls inside the …

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Oct 09

No Bluffing: Warriors throttle Humboldt After Friday Rain Out

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — After sweeping, state-wide rain showers dampened many Friday night football games across the state, the Humboldt Wildcats would need to wait 22 hours before attempting to ruin any Sergeant-Bluff Luton homecoming festivities. With submerged sidelines and poor driving conditions, the two sides met and discussed Friday that it would …

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Oct 06

Cats Drop Back-to-Back NCC Matches, Algona Stuns Humboldt

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — When Humboldt and Algona meet up — in any sport — it’s usually going to be a good contest. The Algona football team held off Humboldt’s late rally earlier this year, the basketball teams met up in spirited contests last season, the baseball and softball teams have engaged in …

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Oct 03

Looking to Continue Elite Success, Humboldt XC at Eagle Grove Tonight

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The top-ranked Humboldt boys and girls cross country teams will once again be in action as they start the latter portion of their season. The boys are currently ranked 13th in Class 3A in the state, the highest mark of any area team. The girls are ranked #3 in …

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Oct 02

Spirit Lake Jumps Out To 38-0 Lead, Cruises Over Humboldt

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Spirit Lake senior quarterback Nick Christensen was unlike any other quarterback Humboldt has seen this year. “He’s the best quarterback we’ve faced in quite some time” Humboldt Head Coach Greg Thomas said post-game. “He’s good, real good.” Christensen threw for 237 yards and three touchdowns, while completing 17-of his-25 …

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Sep 27

Cross Country: Girls 1st, Boys 2nd at Algona

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — It was yet another strong performance for the Humboldt boys and girls cross country team’s at Algona as the girl’s captured first place, while the boys finished second. Bryce Gidel was the meet champion for the girls, running a very strong 19:17. Senior Gabby Kent finished fourth overall with …

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Sep 27

Volleyball Drops to IF-A, Cadets in Driver’s Seat

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — For the first time in over a year, the Humboldt Wildcat volleyball team has been defeated by a North Central Conference opponent. The Cats were swept by the Iowa Falls-Alden Cadets in a pivotal match for North Central Conference supremacy last night. Humboldt nearly pulled off a third set …

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