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Feldick wins “Algona Am” title

By Greg Grabianowski

Sports Editor


ALGONA—Jon Feldick had never played the Algona Country Club golf course before this weekend. But that did not seem to bother the Cedar Falls resident as he shot a seven-under par 173 over 45 holes to win the annual Randy Buscher Memorial “Algona Am” golf tournament.

Trio of Warriors named first-team all-state

DES MOINES—A trio of players off the fourth place North Union Warriors softball squad were recently named to the Class 2A first-team all-state unit by the Iowa Girls Softball Coaches Association.

Seniors Cassie Beadle and Sam Nielsen along with junior Emily Meyer joined 19 other players across the state to make up the first team in Class 2A.

Capesius, Etherington selected for third-team all-state

DES MOINES—Abbie Capesius of Bishop Garrigan and Lillian Etherington of Algona were recently chosen to the third-team all-state team in their respective softball classes by the Iowa Girls Softball Coaches Association.

Capesius was selected as a shortstop to the Class 1A squad while Etherington was picked to the Class 3A unit, also as a shortstop.

Green, Shryock big winners at Bradie Becker Memorial

By Greg Grabianowski

Sports Editor


ALGONA—Both Derek Green and Kelly Shryock went home with an extra $2,000 in their pockets as the big winners in the Bradie Becker Memorial Race at the Kossuth County Speedway on Thursday, Aug. 11.

The evening saw many of the family and friends of Bradie come out into victory lane after the features for photos and another highlight of the night was a guest appearance from “Checkers” the clown.

Experienced players highlight all-area softball team

By Greg Grabianowski

Sports Editor


Experience is the main ingredient on the 17th Annual Kossuth County Advance All-Area softball team. Just the exact opposite of last week’s baseball squad, 11 members of the unit return from last year with seven players making the team for the first time.

Alt places ninth at USAT Nationals

Algona High School sophomore Dylan Alt placed ninth at the USAT Nationals triathlons in West Chester, Ohio on the weekend of July 29-31 with a time of 33:47. The event consists of a 375 meter swim, a 10K bike jaunt and a 2.5K run.

Six-foot trophies awaited feature winners

By Greg Grabianowski

Sports Editor


ALGONA—At the end of each feature race on Thursday, Aug. 5, the winners earned a six-foot tall trophy to take home with them.

It was the unique first place prize for the drivers at the Kossuth County Speedway for the annual Harken/Hovinga Memorial Race.

All-Area Baseball Team

By Greg Grabianowski

Sports Editor


A group of seven talented players will return for the second time to the 17th annual Kossuth County Advance All-Area baseball team this summer.

Garrett Goche, Jensen Eischen and Stren Crouch of Algona along with Bishop Garrigan’s Hollis Bode, Andrew Fogarty and Garrett Heying and Carter Morphew of North Union all return to the first team.

Crouch named to Academic All-State team

Algona senior outfielder Stren Crouch was named to the first-team academic all-state team by the Iowa Baseball Coaches Association. The 36th annual team was selected by a panel of coaches. The first team consists of the top 21 players regardless of class, nominated by their coaches, who demonstrate outstanding academic, moral and athletic characteristics. The next 23 players receive a second team all-academic certificate.

Mike Smith wins Jess Weishaar Memorial Race

By Greg Grabianowski

Sports Editor


ALGONA—Lake City’s Mike Smith has been most dominant driver in the hobby stock class in 2022 at the Kossuth County Speedway.

Nothing changed on Thursday, July 28 as Smith topped a 26-car field to win the $1,000 first place check as the winner of the third annual Jess Weishaar Memorial Race. The event was the opening of four-night tour of the Hobby Stock Midseason Summer Shootout.

Baseball All-Conference Teams and Final Standings

North Central All-Conference 

Baseball Teams

First Team

*Zach Dyvig Webster City 12   P

*C.J. Hisler Webster City 11 LF

*Ty McKinney Webster City 11 SS

*Jett Neuberger Clear Lake 12  P

Landon Bartlett St. Edmond 12 3B

Cael Chase Clarion-Goldfield/Dows 12  P

Jensen Eischen Algona 11 1B

Cal Heeran Hampton-Dumont 12 DH

Ben Loge Clear Lake 11 CF

Caden Matson Humboldt 12   P

Area Trap-Shoot League results

Titonka Trap-Shoot League July 25 Standings—Division A—Isebrand Hardware 1,931; Ingalls’ Honey 1,930; Rasmussen Latham’s Seeds 1,923; Jumbo’s Liquor/Hillside Golf Club 1,920; Hoffman Auctions 1,915; Division B—Smidty’s # 1 1,907; Heyer Truck Line 1,901; Triple Z 1,897; Frerichs Farms 1,887; Smidty’s # 2 1,883; Division C—Turtle   Men 1,645; Buffalo Lanes 1,620; Shots in the Dark 1,604; Johnny’s Wesley 1,591; High Team Scores—Smidty’s # 1 208; Hoffman Auctions 203;

Wilton Beavers defeat Warriors 14-1 in class 2A state semi-finals

By Greg Grabianowski

Sports Editor


FORT DODGE—During the 2022 season, North Union junior Emily Meyer was the most dominating pitcher in the area as she allowed a total of just 26 runs this season and struck out 312 batters in 184 innings of work.

North Union places fourth at state softball

By Greg Grabianowski

Sports Editor


FORT DODGE—Top-ranked Central Springs and second-ranked North Union met in the regular season on June 23 in Swea City and hoped to see one another again in the Class 2A state softball tournament.

The two squads did meet in Fort Dodge at the state tourney but it was not where they wanted to be as they knocked heads on Friday, July 22 in the consolation finals.

“Oh What A Night”

By Greg Grabianowski

Sports Editor


ALGONA—It was great night that started early with a loud bang that most people thought was fireworks and ended in the wee hours of the next morning with a louder bang after a great evening of exciting dirt track racing.

The sixth annual “Salute to Veterans” Hunting with Heroes night on Thursday, July 22 at the Kossuth County Speedway was another home run.

Area Trap-Shoot Results

Titonka Trap-Shoot League

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