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Undefeated Bears clinch playoff spot

Bishop Garrigan wrapped up a Class A district playoff berth with a hard-fought 32-6 victory over the Ridge View Raptors in a contest played on Friday, Oct. 7 at Holstein.
The black-and-gold received the opening kickoff and marched 52 yards in 14 plays as Gibson Behr ran the final yard for the score. Brad Capesius ran in the conversion try as the visitors led 8-0 with 4:53 remaining in the first period.

Engen earns conference honor

Algona sophomore Trey Engen earned all-conference honors by being one of the top eight runners at the North Central Conference boys’ cross-country meet held at Hampton on Tuesday, Oct. 11.
Engen was clocked in 17:51.12 to earn his medal and all-conference status in the meet.  Teammate Conner Yi finished in 17th place for the red-and-black in 18:35.53 as Zach Ortloff took 23rd with his time of 18:58.99 and Cameron Petersen ended up in 27th place in 19:02.46.

AHS girls fifth at NCC meet

The Algona Bulldog girls’ cross-country squad finished in fifth place with 97 points in the annual North Central Conference meet ran on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at Hampton.
Humboldt won the conference title with a team score of 33 followed by Clear Lake with 69 as St. Edmond was third with 75 and Iowa Falls-Alden took fourth place with 86 points.

Bauer runner-up at Hampton

North Union’s Riley Bauer was the runner-up at the Hampton-Dumont cross-country meet ran at Maynes Grove I Hampton on Thursday, Sept. 29.
Bauer finished second in 16:34.33 behind Reece Smith of Garner-Hayfield/Ventura’s 16:25.26 clocking as Smith is the top-ranked runner in Class 2A.
Teammate Skyler Morphew came across the finish line in 42nd place for the green-black-and-silver in 20:04.40 and Braden Pierce placed 53rd with his time of 20:31.83.

Young Warriors earn second win

A young, improving North Union Warrior football squad won its second victory of the season with a 26-14 triumph over the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn/Remsen Union Royals in a contest played at Armstrong on Friday, Sept. 30.
The visitors scored on their opening possession as they hit the green-black-and-silver with a 65-yard pass play.  The conversion was good and the Royals led 7-0 with 8:32 still remaining in the opening stanza of action.

Volleyball pairings released

Post-season volleyball parings for the four area volleyball squads were released on Friday afternoon and now the teams know what opponents stand in their way of a possible state tournament berth.
Class 1A teams begin play on Tuesday, Oct. 18 ,and both Bishop Garrigan and West Bend-Mallard will be in action that evening.  The Golden Bears (13-14) will play at North Iowa (7-7) while the Wolverines (8-17) will entertain West Hancock (2-14) that night.

BGHS remains undefeated

Bishop Garrigan remained undefeated on the year and still unscored on in district play with a 40-0 shutout victory over the South O’Brien Wolverines in a game played at Conway Field on Friday, Sept. 30.
The black-and-gold scored in every quarter in the win while the Golden Bears limited the black-and-white to total offense on the evening of 89 yards in the contest.

Big plays spoil AHS Homecoming

pirit Lake out-scored Algona 27-0 in the fourth quarter to break open a 28-14 contest and went onto a 55-14 win over the red-and-black.  The Indians used big plays in the victory to spoil the Bulldogs’ homecoming as the visitors had seven plays of 36 yards or more in the game.

BGHS go 3-3 in own tourney

ALGONA—Bishop Garrigan went 3-3 on the day in their own tournament as Lake Mills won the event with a perfect 6-0 mark and Garner-Hayfield/Ventura was second at 4-2.
Both Clarion-Goldfield and North Iowa also went 3-3 in the tournament as Manson Northwest Webster was 2-4 and Eagle Grove was winless in all six of their matches.

Big second half leads WB-M to win

West Bend-Mallard exploded for 40 points in the second half and cruised to a 58-6 eight-man football victory over Clay Central-Everly in a district contest that took place on Friday, Sept. 23 at Royal.
The purple-and-gold started the scoring at the 8:35 mark of the opening stanza when Dexter Knobloch ran 16 yards for a touchdown.  Three minutes later, quarterback Michael Fehr went two yards for a score as the Wolverines held a 12-0 advantage at the end of the first quarter.

HEAD TO HEAD COMPETITION

HEAD TO HEAD COMPETITION— Nome junior high wrestlers Nate Cushman, left, and Jesse Kuzuguk square off at the Bush Brawl in Kotzebue last weekend. See story and more photos on page 9.

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