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Homecoming Romp

Homecoming week always makes football coaches very nervous on how their squad will come out on Friday night. Bishop Garrigan coach Marty Wadle found out early and often that his team was up to the task as the black-and-gold rolled to a 52-0 shellacking of the St. Edmond Gaels.
The home team set the tone early in the game as they took the opening kickoff and went 64 yards in 12 plays as Eric Thul ran the final yard for the touchdown.

AHS swimmers fall to Dodgers

The Algona swim team travel south down Highway 169 to Fort Dodge for a meet on Thursday, Sept. 6 and fell to the Dodgers by a final score of 121-48.
“The girls had a lot of energy tonight,” said head coach Jim Fisher. “Josie Wiita in 100 backstroke; Kaitlyn Pollock in the 100 butterfly and Kylie Allen in the 100 breaststroke all took four seconds or more from their previous time. The girls really practiced hard on Wednesday and that carried over to the meet tonight.”

Meis 4th at Holstein

John Meis of Bishop Garrigan placed fourth at the Tim Thomas Classic ran at the Holstein Country Club on Saturday, Sept. 8. It was a good day overall for the black-and-gold as two of his teammates for the boys and one on the girls’ side earned medals in the meet.

Bulldogs amass 522 yards in win

An explosive, high powered Algona offense amassed 522 total yards in a 41-21 victory over the Emmetsburg E-Hawks. The red-and-black did just about anything they wanted the first three quarters in the game played on Friday, Sept. 7 at Emmetsburg.
Emmetsburg got the ball to start the game and fumbled on the sixth play of the game and Dainen VanGorkum recovered for the visitors at midfield.

Bulldogs 3-3 in 'Classic'

Algona started fast by winning their first three matches of the day before dropping their final three to finish 3-3 at the Algona Classic volleyball tournament played in Algona on Saturday, Sept. 1.
North Union also competed in the six-team field and went winless on the day, despite dropping some close matches as Spirit Lake was the tournament champions with a mark of 5-1 during the day.

Gaels rally by Warriors

St. Edmond scored twice in the final quarter on a pair of long runs to rally for an 18-12 come-from-behind win over the North Union Warriors. The non-district football game was played at Armstrong on Friday, Aug. 31.
After a scoreless first period, North Union opened the contest’s scoring in the second stanza as sophomore Ryan Lang scored on a two-yard touchdown run to complete an 11 play, 66-yard drive.

Golden Bears hold off Newman

Bishop Garrigan built a big lead early and overcame four turnovers to topple a stubborn Mason City Newman squad by the score of 28-21 in a game played at Conway Field on Friday, Aug. 31.
Things started well for the home team as they took opening kickoff and marched 71 yards in nine plays as quarterback Brad Capesius ran the final six yards for a touchdown. The conversion try failed, but the black-and-gold led 6-0 with 4:20 gone in the contest.

Big plays, mistakes doom Wolverines

Two big plays and some miscues, including four turnovers were too much for the West Bend-Mallard Wolverines football team to overcome in a 20-12 season opening loss to the Glidden-Ralston Wildcats in a game played at West Bend on Friday, Aug. 24.

Algona passes Humboldt

Senior quarterback Matt Grein threw four touchdown passes as the Algona Bulldogs opened the 2018 campaign with an impressive 33-14 victory over the Humboldt Wildcats in a contest that took place on Friday, Aug. 24 at Humboldt.
The visitors out-scored the blue-and-gold 19-7 in the second half to earn the win. Grein completed 12-of-17 passes for 155 yards and did not throw an interception in the game.

Golden Bears 3rd at Fort Dodge

After a great morning on the court winning their first three matches, the afternoon did not go quite as well as the Bishop Garrigan Golden Bears volleyball squad dropped their last two matches and placed third in the six-team St. Edmond tournament on Saturday in Fort Dodge.
Aplington-Parkersburg won the tourney with a 4-1 mark as Southeast Valley was second with an identical 3-2 record as the black-and-gold, but won the head-to-head matchup between the two squads.

'All in the Family'

Throughout the years at the Algona race track, the Pesicka family name has seemingly been an entry in various division of the dirt track racing at the oval.
During the 2018 edition of the Kossuth County Fair with two nights of racing, eight members of the Loren Pesicka Sr. family raced at the track either at the fair race on Thursday or the Gary Harken Memorial Race on Saturday or both.
For more on this story, please see the August 23rd issue of the Kossuth County Advance

Are you ready for football?

It is hard to believe, but the opening weekend of high school football is upon us as all four area teams are in action this Friday.  Some other fall sports will get things going before that.  The Algona volleyball team opened things up on Tuesday at the Dallas Center-Grimes Classic with four games to open the season.

77 cars for Harken Memorial

A second night of dirt track racing of the 2018 Kossuth County Fair saw 77 race cars along with 14 vintage cars for the annual Gary Harken Memorial Race on Saturday, Aug. 4 to honor the longtime former track employee.

Buscherfeld picked to second team

Drake Buscherfeld of Bishop Garrigan was named to the Class 1A second-team all-state squad as a utility player by the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association.
For more on this story, please see the August 9th issue of the Kossuth County Advance

Bormann lands baseball selection

Senior outfielder Trevor Bormann of the Algona Bulldogs was selected to the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association’s Class 3A all-state baseball squad last weekend.
For more on this story, please see the August 9th issue of the Kossuth County Advance

Hjelle earns 3A softball honor

After completing a great senior softball campaign, Algona’s second baseman Emma Hjelle was rewarded with the highest honor as she was selected to the Class 3A first-team all-state squad by the Iowa Softball Coaches Association recently.
For more on this story, please see the August 9th issue of the Kossuth County Advance

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