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Crooks smashes state record in shot put

By Greg Grabianowski

Sports Editor


DES MOINES—Audi Crooks rewrote the record book at the Class 1A state track meet this past weekend in the shot put to highlight three state championship performances by the Bishop Garrigan Golden Bear girls’ track squad this past weekend inside Drake Stadium.

Nielsen of North Union soars to state title in high jump

By Greg Grabianowski

Sports Editor


DES MOINES—All the waiting was worth it for Sam Nielsen of North Union as the Warrior senior had to survive a total of seven tiebreaker jumps to win the Class 1A state title in the high jump.

That gold medal winning jump highlighted the performances of the green-black-and-silver at the Class 1A state track meet in Des Moines this past weekend.

AHS girls finish 6th at Class 3A regionals

CLEAR LAKE—The 2022 season came to an end for the Algona Bulldog girls’ golf squad at the Class 3A regional tournament played at the Veterans Memorial Golf Club on Wednesday, May 18.

The red-and-black finished in the middle of the pack in the 12-team field in sixth place with a team score of 410. Clear Lake won the regional title with a team total of 321 as West Delaware also advance to state with their second place score of 362.

BGHS girls’ golfers headed back to state

GRUNDY CENTER—The two-time defending girls’ Class 1A state champions got their first test of the season from the host school but the depth of the squad propelled the team to the regional title.

Bishop Garrigan and Grundy Center both came into the clubhouse with an identical team score of 352 from their top four golfers in the Class 1A regional final played at the Town & Country Club on Wednesday, May 18.

Casey leaps 6’ 0” for state medal

DES MOINES—In his first year of competing in the high jump, Bishop Garrigan’s senior Collin Casey earned a medal at the Class 1A state track meet over the past weekend.

Casey cleared the bar at 6’ 0” to finish in a three-way tie with Quinton McCardville of St. Edmond and Cooper Kock of Ar-We-Va for eighth place.

Montag places in 800-meter run

DES MOINES—Competing in a pair of different events, the West Bend-Mallard Wolverine boys’ track team participated in the Class 1A state track meet.

On Thursday, the Wolverine 4 x 800-meter relay unit of Joe Mader, Lucas Fehr, Max Fehr and Collin Montag ended up in 16th overall with their clocking of 8:45.02 as Earlham won the event with a winning time of 8:04.95.

Woodyard earns medal at state in shot put

DES MOINES—Algona senior Jaxon Woodyard concluded a great high school career with a seventh place finish in the shot put at the Class 3A state track meet in Des Moines.

Woodyard was eighth after his first three attempts to make the finals and improved one spot in the finals with his best throw of 51’ 6”. J. J. Moore of Webster City won the event with a heave of 59’ 5”.

Prochniak of North Union earns two medals at state

DES MOINES—North Union junior Bryer Prochniak repeated last year’s feat as the talented Warrior earned medals in both the 100 and 200-meter dashes at the Class 1A state track meet last weekend inside Drake Stadium.

Prochniak placed fifth in the 200-meter dash finals on Saturday with a clocking of 22.80. He qualified for the finals with a time of 23.28 on Thursday that was the eighth best time that day as Keaton Bonderson of LeMars Gehlen was the state champion in 22.05.

WB-M girls take 13th in 4 x 800 relay

DES MOINES—The West Bend-Mallard Wolverine girls’ track squad competed on Thursday, May 20 at the Class 1A state track meet in Des Moines in the 4 x 800-meter relay.

The purple-and-gold quartet of Abi Schmidt, Ashley Fehr, Tiffany Fehr and Kierstin Montag finished third in their heat and 13th overall with a clocking of 10:36.55. Pekin won the event with a winning time of 9:55.02.

Knapp takes sixth in 3,000 at state

DES MOINES—Junior Moriah Knapp finished in sixth place overall in the 3,000-meter run to highlight the performances of the Algona Bulldog girls’ track squad at the Class 3A state meet.

Knapp ran the race in a time of 11:21.15 to take sixth place in the 24-lady field of runners as Ballard’s Paityn Noe cruised to the state title with a winning clocking of 10:22.05.

Trap-shot squads host meet

ALGONA—The Algona and Bishop Garrigan High School trap-shoot teams hosted the Emmet County Clay Busters and the Humboldt Wildcats on Saturday, May 21.

The Emmet County Clay Busters had the best team score of the day with a 223 followed by the Algona 3 squad with a 220 and Algona 4 took third with a team total of 214.

AHS Bulldogs win in extra innings

POCAHONTAS—After letting a 6-2 lead get away in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Algona Bulldogs softball squad erupted for eight runs in the top of the eighth frame to earn a 14-7 season opening non-conference softball win over Pocahontas Area.

Shryock double winner week two at track

By Greg Grabianowski

Sports Editor


ALGONA—Kelly Shryock was a double feature winner in modified and stock car classes to highlight Week No. 2 of dirt track racing on Thursday, May 19 at the Kossuth County Speedway.

The second evening of dirt track racing at the track drew a total of 60 cars as the hobby stock class led the way with 15 cars followed by the sport mods with both the stock car and sport compacts class having a total of 10 cars.

BGHS edges AHS 10-8 in cross-town baseball contest

By Greg Grabianowski

Sports Editor


ALGONA—Bishop Garrigan pushed across three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to rally on Friday, May 20 for a 10-8 non-conference baseball win over cross-town rival Algona.

The two teams traded the lead throughout the game before the black-and-gold tallied three times in the sixth to rally from an 8-7 deficit.

Von Bank places 12th at 1A Regional

NEWELL—Olivia Von Bank placed 12th overall and did not advance to state in the Class 1A Regional golf meet held on Wednesday, May 18 at the Newell Golf Club.

Von Bank shot an 18-hole total of 98 to tie for 12th place with Alta-Aurelia’s Shae Lockin. Sidney Tritz of Storm Lake St. Mary’s had the low score of the day with an 86 as Grace Erickson of Newell-Fonda was second with an 89.

Golden Bears drop pair of games on Saturday

ALGONA—Bishop Garrigan dropped a pair of games to non-conference baseball opponents on Saturday, May 21 as the black-and-gold fell to Webster City by the score of 8-1 and Remsen St. Mary’s by the score of 10-1.

In the loss to the Lynx in the opener, the Golden Bears were limited to just a pair of singles from Justin Bauer and Jacob Leerar. Collin Casey scored the squad’s only run as Hollis Bode had the lone RBI.

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