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BGHS girls blast gaels

It was the first game in the high school careers of Bishop Garrigan freshmen Audi Cooks and Molly Joyce. But the two talented Golden Bears looked like the seasoned veterans around them as they led the black and gold to an 85-18 season-opening win on Dec. 2 over the St. Edmond Gaels.

North Union tops Wolverines

In a nonconference girls basketball contest that was delayed a week by Mother Nature, the North Union Warriors topped the West Bend-Mallard Wolverines by the score of 48-26 on Dec. 2 in the season opener for both teams.
Both teams struggled from the floor as the Warriors were successful oon 18 of 51 overall field goals for 35.2 percent, hit five of 24 3-pointers for 20.8 percent and sank seven of 15 charity shots for 46.6 percent.

No. 11 E-LC defeats No. 7 AHS

In a rematch of last year's Class 3A regional final, 11th-ranked Estherville-Lincoln Central defeated seventh-ranked Algona by a score of 59-50 in a nonconference girls basketball contest played Dec. 2.
Algona got a pair of 3-pointers from Molly McCauley along with one trey each from Aliyah Buscher and Kameryn Etherington to hold a narrow 12-9 advantage at the end of the first period.
Find the complete story in the Dec. 5 Advance.

Golden Bears cruise in opener

Bishop Garrigan built a nice 10-point, first-period advantage and never looked back in cruising to a 66-35 nonconfernce season-opening victory on Monday, Dec. 2 over the St. Edmond Gaels.
John Joyce hit a pair of 3-pointers early as the black and gold led 16-6 at the conclusion of the first stanza. They widened that advantage to 29-14 at intermission.
Get all the action in the Dec. 5 Advance.

Aerial show crushes AHS dream

Odeboldt-Arthur/Battle Creek-Ida Grove quarterback Cooper DeJean is drawing attention from five Division I football programs. In Saturday's Class 2A state semifinal against the Algona Bulldogs in the UNI-Dome, the Falcons junior showed why.
DeJean passed for 357 yards and four scores and rushed for 79 more in 11 carries to single-handedly lead his team to a 41-32 victory.
Get all the action in the Nov. 21 Advance.

'Country Roads' takes AHS to the dome

The theme song for the 2019 Algona Bulldogs football squad is "Country Roads" by John Denver. This Saturday, Nov. 16, not a country road, but U.S. Highway 20 will take the red and black to Cedar Falls to play in the Class 2A semifinals at the UNI-Dome.

Experience headlines all-area Volleyball team

Upperclassmen dominate the 15th annual All-Area Volleyball Team. The first team features seven seniors and a trio of young women returning for the third time. One other player is back for the second straight year, and three players move up from last year's second team to join three newcomers to the 2019 first team.
Get the details on each member of the team in the Nov. 14 Advance.

Algona faces falcons in class 2A semifinal

The Algona Bulldogs football team (11-0) takes on the Odeboldt-Arthur/Battle Creek-Ida Grove Falcons (11-0) in the semifinal round of the Class 2A playoffs Saturday in the Cedar Falls UNI-Dome at 4 p.m.
The red and black are the no. 3 seed while the Falcons come in at no. 4. The Falcons defeated West Marshall 26-7 in the first round of the playoffs and beat Prairie City-Monroe 48-20 last week.
Get all the details in the Nov. 14 Advance.
 

Bulldogs win playoff opener 35-14

Third-ranked Algona overcame a slow start to roll to a 35-14 victory over the Central Lyon/George-Little Rock Lions in the Class 2A opening round of the football playoffs on Nov. 1 at Bulldog Stadium.
After a scoreless first quarter, Algona got on the scoreboard by driving 58 yards in five plays. Wyatt Wegener scored on a 9-yard run.
Get all the action in the Nov. 7 Advance.

AHS hosts Rams with trip to dome on the line

The Algona Bulldogs football team (10-0) hosts the Greene County Rams (9-1) in the quarterfinal round of the Class 2A playoffs Friday night at Bulldog Stadium.
The red and black are the No. 3 overall seed in the playoffs while the Rams come in at No. 8 after a 35-21 win over Des Moines Christian. The winner of that contest will play in the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls in the semifinals against an opponent to be determined.
Get all the details in the Nov. 7 Advance.

Golden Bears fall in semifinals

Bishop Garrigan won the opening set, but the 11th-ranked Gladbrook-Reinbeck rallied to win the next three games in the Class 2A regional volleyball semifinal played Thursday, Nov. 1.
The black and gold completed a nice season with an overall match record of 19-12 and went 57-35 in games played in those matches. The Rebels headed to the regional final against four-time defending state champ Janesville with a 26-8 season mark.

Swim team's season ends

The 2019 season came to end for the Algona Bulldogs swim team at the regional meet held here Nov. 2.
The Bulldogs finished in ninth place in the 10-team field with a team total of 54 points. Defending state champion Ames won the regional title with a team score of 560.5, and Sioux City Metro was the runner-up with 324.5 points.
Read more about it in the Nov. 7 Kossuth County Advance.

Humboldt too strong for AHS

Algona put up a good fight, but the Humboldt Wildcats were too strong as they defeated the red and black in three straight sets in the semifinal round of the Class 3A regional volleyball tournament.
Algona jumped to a 3-0 lead to start the match, but the home team battled back to tie the game at 4-4.
Get all the details in the Nov. 7 Kossuth County Advance.

BGHS advances to regional semifinal

Bishop Garrigan defeated the North Iowa Lady Bison in three straight sets on Monday, Oct. 28, to advance to the Class 1A regional semifinals Oct. 31 at Webster City versus Gladbrook-Reinbeck.
The black and gold improved to 19-11 in overall matches this fall and 55-32 in games played while the Lady Bison bowed out with a season record of 20-13. It was Bishop Garrigan's third win this season over North Iowa.
Get the whole story in the Oct. 31 Kossuth County Advance.

Bulldogs defense smothers Jaguars 43-0

For the first time since 1925, an Algona Bulldog football team has completed a perfect 9-0 regular season. The red and black used a smothering defense to post a 43-0 shutout victory over the Southeast Valley Jaguars.
The squad heads into the Class 2A playoffs with a lot of momentum. The team hosts Central Lyon/George-Little Rock Friday night.
Get all the action in the Oct. 31 Advance.

4th quarter rally leads BGHS to victory

Bishop Garrigan erupted for 23 fourth-quarter points to rally from a 16-14 deficit and post a 37-16 victory over the Graettinger-Terril/Ruthben-Ayrshire Titans in the regular season finale for both squads on Friday, Oct. 25.
The Titans scored the first 16 points of the Class A district contest before the black and gold responded with the final 37 points.
Get all the details in the Oct. 31 Advance.

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