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Third-ranked Eagles top NU

A 29-point third quarter propelled the West Hancock Eagles to a 69-49 Top of Iowa Conference girls basketball win over the North Union Warriors Dec. 13.
The game was deadlocked 13-13 at the conclusion of the first stanza. The visitors eased to a 27-19 advantage at intermission.
Read more in the Dec. 19 Kossuth County Advance.

No. 13 E-LC tops Warriors 45-32

Estherville-Lincoln Central, ranked no. 13 in Class 3A, used a strong second half defensive effort to rally for a 45-32 nonconference girls basketball victory over the North Union Warriors Dec. 12
North Union led 15-13 at the end of the first quarter and led 25-18 at halftime before the red and white rallied in the third stanza to take a 34-29 advantage heading into the fourth period.
Read more in the Dec. 19 Kossuth County Advance.

Hamilton wins 220 pound title

Andrew Hamilton defeated the top-ranked wrestler at 220 pounds to take home an individual title for the Algona Bulldog wrestling squad at the Bob Roethler Invitational Dec. 14.
The red and black finished in fourth place with 169 points as Central Lyon/George-Little Rock won the team title with 228. West Bend-Mallard placed 10th with 96 points and had a couple of runners-up in the tourney.
Read more in the Dec. 19 Kossuth County Advance.

Tobin, Lufkin place 3rd at Nashua

Dalton Tobin and Skyler Lufkin each placed third at the Nashua-Plainfield Tournament on Dec. 14 to highlight the performances of the North Union Warriors.
The green, black and silver placed 10th in the 12-team field with a total of 35.5 points. Nashua-Plainfield was the champion with 200 points.
Read more in the Dec. 19 Kossuth County Advance.

Wolverines top North Union

West Bend-Mallard defeated North Union as the two wrestling squads met in a quadrangular here Dec. 10 by the score of 42-28.
The Wolverines also fell to Pocahontas Area 44-33 and Sioux Central 48-27, while the Warriors lost to Sioux Central by 54-15 and were defeated by Pocahontas Area by 48-21.
Read more about it in the Dec. 19 Kossuth County Advance.

Hamilton 2nd at Independence

An impressive second-place debut by by first-year wrestler Andrew Hamilton highlighted some nice performances from the Algona Bulldogs wrestling squad at the Cliff Kenne Invitational this past weekend.
Three Bulldogs placed in the top five in their respective weights in the 33-team, two-day tournament as the red and black finished in 14th place as a team with a team total of 168.5 points.
Get all the details in the Dec. 12 Advance.

Algona streaks by Comets

Algona built a narrow first quarter lead and gradually pulled away in a season-opening 63-43 nonconference victory over the Charles City Comets on Dec. 7.
The visitors scored the game's first four points as Algona missed its first seven shots from the floor and finally got on the scoreboard on a pair of successful charity shots by Wyatt Wegener with 2:26 gone in the contest.
Get all the action in the Dec. 12 Advance.

Bulldogs defeat Charles City

A big first quarter got the Algona Bulldogs girls basketball squad off to a fast start, and the red and black never looked back as they cruised to a 74-41 nonconference victory over the Charles City Comets Dec. 7.
The Bulldogs raced to a 23-6 advantage at the end of the first period and increased the lead to 40-18 at intermission. The home team also led 57-29 at the conclusion of the third quarter.
Get all the action in the Dec. 12 Advance.

North Union wins league opener

The North Union Warriors girls basketball team opened Top of Iowa Conference play with a 77-20 victory over the North Iowa Lady Bison Dec. 6.
The green, black and silver took control of the contest from the opening tip. They scored the first 14 points of the game and held a commanding 29-6 lead at the conclusion of the first stanza.
Get all the details in the Dec. 12 Kossuth County Advance.

Titans defeat WB-M girls

Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire topped the West Bend-Mallard Wolverines 53-26 in girls basketball action on Dec. 3.
The Titans jumped to a 19-7 lead at the end of the first period and took a 31-16 advantage to the locker room at intermission. The visitors also held a commanding 44-18 lead heading into the game's final eight minutes.
Read the whole story in the Dec. 12 Kossuth County Advance.

No. 8 BGHS topples Knights

Eighth-ranked Bishop Garrigan took a road trip east on Highway 18 to Mason City to face the Mason City Newman Knights girls basketball squad in a nonconference contest and came home with a 72-29 victory Dec. 7.
The black and gold took control early, takiing a 21-10 lead at the end of the first period and increased that advantage to 46-16 at intermission. The Golden Bears also enjoyed a 68-22 lead as the fourth quarter began.
Get all the action in the Dec. 12 Advance.

Warriors earn first win of season

A six-point advantage in the third period proved to be the difference as the North Union Warrior boys basketball squad earned its first victory of the season with a 63-58 Top of Iowa Conference win over the North Iowa Bison on Dec. 6.

Titans defeat WB-Mallard

Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire blanked the West Bend-Mallard Wolverines boys basketball team in the first quarter and went on to a 51-34 victory in the season opener for both squads Dec. 3.
The Titans led 7-0 at the conclusion of the first eight minutes, took a 17-12 advantage to the locker room at intermission and blew the contest open in the third period when they led 35-20 at the third quarter buzzer.
Read the whole story in the Dec. 12 Kossuth County Advance.

Hanson, Studer win titles for WB-M

Donovan Hanson and Logan Studer earned individual titles for the West Bend-Mallard Wolverines wrestling team at the Doug Wood Invitational here Dec. 7.
The purple and gold ended in third place in the team race with 133 points. That was topped only by team champion Manson Northwest Webster with 184 and runner-up South Central Calhoun's total of 165 points.
Read all about the meet in the Dec. 12 Kossuth County Advance.

Kruse places third at Okoboji

Trevor Kruse placed third at 170 pounds to highlight the performances of the North Union Warriors wrestling squad at the Okoboji Invitational Dec. 7.
The green, black and silver finished 10th in the team race with 31 points. West Sioux was the team champion with 227.5 points, and Central Lyon/George-Little Rock was the runner-up with 178 points.
Read all about the meet in the Dec. 12 Kossuth County Advance.

Winter Sports Preview

Read stories about all this season's winter sports teams in Section B of the Dec. 5 Kossuth County Advance. Photos of team members are available through this website.

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