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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.

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.

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