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AHS boys pick up NCC road win over Cadets

IOWA FALLS—Algona went on the road in North Central Conference boys’ basketball play on Friday, Jan. 26 and returned home to Algona after a 63-52 victory over the Iowa Falls-Alden Cadets.

Alex Manske poured in 21 points to lead the red-and-black, two more than teammate Ben Helmers with 19 points.

Gaels top WB-M boys in non-conference tilt


FORT DODGE—St. Edmond built a double digit first quarter lead and never looked back on Thursday, Jan. 25 in a 61-34 non-conference boys’ basketball victory over the West Bend-Mallard Wolverines.

Landon Montag was the only purple-and-gold player in double figures with 16 points as Abner Zaugg just missed with nine points.

Three more wins for AHS boys’ wrestling team


ESTHERVILLE—Algona picked up three more non-conference wrestling dual wins to improve their season record to 21-2 overall on Tuesday, Jan. 23.

The red-and-black beat the Emmetsburg E-Hawks by the score of 45-18 before topping the Estherville-Lincoln Central Midgets 48-15 and ended the evening with a 69-12 victory over Spirit Lake Park.

Wolverine wrestlers go 2-1 on “Senior Night”

WEST BEND—In their final home meet of the season on “Senior Night”, the West Bend-Mallard Wolverine boys’ wrestling team went 2-1 on Thursday, Jan. 25.

The purple-and-gold defeated East Sac County 36-33 and beat Southeast Valley 54-30 but lost to Alta-Aurelia by the final score of 69-12.

North Union wrestlers win three conference matches

SWEA CITY—North Union hosted a Top of Iowa Conference wrestling quadrangular on Tuesday, Jan. 23 and won all three of their matches.

The green-black-and-silver topped West Fork 78-0, defeated Northwood-Kensett 60-18 and beat Garner-Hayfield/Ventura 42-39.

Caden Zotz (126), Jackson Hutchinson (132), Gabe Whaley (138), Gavyn Morphew (144), Josh Harmon (157), Breenan Bollinger (215) and Kolton Walter (285) all went a perfect 3-0 on the evening for the Warriors.

North Union girls take league road win


BELMOND—North Union picked up a hard-fought Top of Iowa Conference girls’ basketball road victory on Tuesday, Jan. 23 with a 52-44 win over the Belmond-Klemme Broncos.

Ainsley Ulrich led the 14th-ranked green-black-and-silver in scoring with 19 points and was joined in double digits by Naomi Jones with 14 points.

Late basket leads Cardinals past Bishop Garrigan


GARNER—Lane Gayden made a layup with 4.1 seconds remaining to give the Garner-Hayfield/Ventura Cardinals a thrilling 62-60 Top of Iowa Conference boys’ basketball victory over the Bishop Garrigan Golden Bears on Tuesday, Jan. 23.

Carter Schwab led the black-and-gold in scoring with 16 points closely followed by Michael Joyce with 15 and Nick Leerar also reached double figures with 11 points.

No. 6 BGHS girls earn league road win


BELMOND—Sixth-ranked Bishop Garrigan went on the road in a Top of Iowa Conference girls’ basketball make-up game on Thursday, Jan. 25 and returned home with a 66-45 victory over the Belmond-Klemme Broncos.

Balanced scoring was again a key factor in the win as the team placed four players in double figures led by Graclyn Eastman with 15 points.

Bulldog girls improve to 13-4 overall


IOWA FALLS—Algona improved to 13-4 overall and 10-1 in North Central Conference contests after a hard-fought 61-53 league victory over the Iowa Falls-Alden Cadets on Friday, Jan. 26.

The red-and-black led 17-7 at the conclusion of the first eight minutes of play and took a 27-22 advantage to the locker room at halftime. The visitors trailed 36-35 heading into the fourth period before rallying for the win.

E-Hawks top WB-M girls 39-28


EMMETSBURG—Emmetsburg tripped up the West Bend-Mallard Wolverine girls’ basketball squad by the score of 39-28 on Friday, Jan. 26 in Twin Lakes Conference action.

Kierstin Montag was the lone purple-and-gold player in double digits with 15 points. Tiffany Fehr chipped in with six points as Lexi Welter tallied three points with Claire Gerber and Chloe Dickey tossing in two points to round out the scoring.

Algona completes sweep over Lions 54-30

ALGONA—Algona completed a season sweep on Monday, Jan. 29 as the red-and-black girls’ basketball squad defeated the Clear Lake Lions 54-30 in a North Central Conference contest.

The 11th ranked Bulldogs remained one game ahead of Humboldt in the league standings at 11-1 and are now 14-4 overall while the Lions fell to 9-8 and 7-4 in the conference.

Algona earns NCC road victory

CLARION—Algona started slowly but fought back with a strong second half to earn a 64-51 North Central Conference boys’ basketball victory on Thursday, Jan. 25 over the Clarion-Goldfield/Dows Cowboys.

The visitors trailed 16-9 at the end of the first stanza but rallied to cut the lead to 25-24 at intermission. The Bulldogs held a narrow 40-36 advantage heading into the fourth period.

BGHS boys earn conference road win

BELMOND—Bishop Garrigan went on the road in Top of Iowa Conference boys’ basketball play on Thursday, Jan. 25 as they defeated the Belmond-Klemme Broncos by the score of 75-51.

Michael Joyce poured in a game-high 27 points and was joined in double figures by both Carter Schwab and Nick Leerar with 13 points and Logan Nemmers added 12 points.

E-Hawks too much for WB-M boys 60-25


EMMETSBURG—Emmetsburg jumped out to a huge first period lead and never looked back in a 60-25 Twin Lakes Conference boys’ basketball victory on Friday, Jan. 26 over the West Bend-Mallard Wolverines.

Abner Zaugg was the only player in double figures for the purple-and-gold with 12 points. Clint Fehr contributed four points as Landon Montag tossed in three points while Aidan Yoch, Mitch Stevens and Klayton Jones all scored two points to round out the scoring.

Top-ranked Clear Lake boys roll past Bulldogs


ALGONA—Clear Lake showed why they are the top ranked boys’ basketball team in Class 3A on Monday, Jan. 29 with a convincing 68-47 North Central Conference victory over the Algona Bulldogs.

The No. 1 Lions improved to 15-0 overall and is now 9-0 in the conference while the red-and-black fell to 9-6 overall and 5-5 in the league. Clear Lake held a big advantage at the foul line in the game and went 19 of 24 on the night.

Grimm wins 165 pound title at Poky

POCAHONTAS—Logan Grimm placed first at 165 pounds to highlight the performances of the West Bend-Mallard Wolverine boys’ wrestling team at the Lynn Moody Invitational here on Saturday, Jan. 27.

Grimm won by fall in 48 seconds in his first match and pinned Sioux Central’s Spencer Forbes in 1:49 in the semi-finals.

Logan earned the 165-pound title with an 8-6 overtime decision over Ryan Panbecker of Pocahontas Area in the finals.

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