Category Archive: Local Sports

Jun 20

Softball Blitzes Gaels; Gets Top Seed in Regionals

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Fort Dodge, Iowa — After dropping a weekend contest to Carroll, the Humboldt Wildcat softball rebounded with a swift 6-1 victory at Harlan Rogers Park yesterday over Saint Edmond. The Wildcats got multi-hit nights from Carlie Thompson, Kelsey Peters, Mady Lange and Olivia Birdsell.  Ellie Jacobson collected two runs batted in for Humboldt, who jumped out a …

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Jun 20

Gaels Score Final 15 Runs; Stun Humboldt 15-11

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Fort Dodge, Iowa — The game of baseball, by nature, is a fickle sport. The ebbs and flows of a grueling summer season can be enough to make you go gray. By all accounts, yesterday was one of those days — a rough day — for the Humboldt Wildcat (10-6) baseball team. Anchoring …

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Jun 16

Softball Defeats Forest City; Hosts Weekend Tournament

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — After dropping a mid-season contest to Algona, the Humboldt Wildcat softball team (15-1) has been nothing but business. They continued that trend yesterday, with a 13-0 rout over Forest City. Carlie Thompson was 3-for-4 with two doubles, two runs batted in, two stolen bases and she also scored three runs to …

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Jun 15

Softball Cages Lynx, Wins Fourth In a Row

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Webster City, Iowa — Even when she doesn’t have her best stuff, freshman pitcher Ellie Jacobson is still pretty darn good. Jacobson walked a season high four batters, yet still stuck out eleven, as the Humboldt Wildcats (14-1) defeated Webster City last night 9-3. The four walks for Jacobson were almost half of her season high — …

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Jun 15

Baseball Bested by NCC Leading Lynx

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Webster City, Iowa — This isn’t the 2016 7-17 finishing Webster City Lynx. The Lynx overpowered Humboldt (10-5) to stay atop the North Central Conference, gashing the Wildcats to the tune of a 10-1 win last night in Webster City. Senior Devon Clark started for Humboldt. The right-hander threw 77 pitches in his 3 2/3 innings, …

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Jun 14

NCC Baseball Powers Collide in Webster Tonight

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Webster City, Iowa — The Humboldt Wildcats baseball team (10-4) will get one of their toughest match-ups of the year tonight, when they travel to battle the Webster City Lynx this evening. Webster is one of the bigger surprises in the area, one year removed from a 7-17 campaign, the Lynx are currently …

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Jun 13

Softball Rodeos Cowgirls in Impressive Win

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Carlie Thompson socked her first home run of the season as the Humboldt Wildcats clubbed the C-G-D Cowgirls 10-0 to improve to 13-1. The middle of Humboldt’s order — Beth Duffield, Avery Terwilliger, Ellie Jacobson, and Mady Lange — were a combined 9-for-12 with five runs, four runs batted in and four stolen …

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Jun 09

Softball Bounces Back, Crushes Belmond-Klemme

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Avery Terwilliger and Kelsey Peters each had three-hit nights as the Humboldt Wildcats (11-1) bounced back from a 2-0 loss to Algona to defeat Belmond-Klemme 10-0, Thursday night. The Wildcats scored at least once in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th innings to blow the game open — and eventually end it. Terwilliger …

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Jun 06

Humboldt Rolls Lady Bulldogs, Van Pelt Seals Win 500

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Hampton, Iowa — “I think so, not sure.” Those were the words chuckled from Humboldt Softball coach Doug Van Pelt pre-game when being asked if his team would take the field with the opportunity to clinch his 500th career victory. He may never admit it — but he knew — and his …

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Jun 02

Baseball Wins Third Straight, Clear Lake Tonight

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — With a large crowd on hand, the Humboldt Wildcats got another strong pitching performance from an 8th grader. Cade Witzke relieved Reese DeWinter to earn his first varsity win as Humboldt defeated Southeast Valley yesterday evening, 4-3. The win was Humboldt’s (5-2) third in as many games since dropping a May …

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