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Ninth straight win for top-ranked Golden Bears

BUFFALO CENTER—No. 1 rated Bishop Garrigan earned their ninth consecutive victory on Tuesday, Dec. 20 with an 85-41 Top of Iowa Conference girls’ basketball win over the North Iowa Lady Bison.

The black-and-gold enter the Christmas break with a season overall record of 9-1 and sit alone in first place in the conference at 6-0 as North Iowa fell to 3-4 overall and is now 1-3 in the league.

Fast start spurs Warrior girls past Lake Mills

ARMSTRONG—North Union raced out to a big lead early and never looked back in a 66-26 Top of Iowa Conference girls’ basketball victory on Tuesday, Dec. 20 over the Lake Mills Bulldogs.

The green-black-and-silver connected on 25 of 48 attempts from the field in the contest for 52 percent, drained nine of 20 three-pointers for 45 percent and sank seven of 11 charity tosses for 63.6 percent.

Meyer signs with Bethany Lutheran College

North Union’s Emily Meyer recently signed a national letter of intent to play volleyball and softball at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato during the 2023-2024 season.

Heying signs with Viterbo

Garrett Heying of Bishop Garrigan recently signed a national letter of intent to continue his baseball career next year at Viterbo University located in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.

Big first quarter leads Bulldog boys past Bishop Garrigan

By Greg Grabianowski

Sports Editor


ALGONA—Algona erupted for 26 first quarter points and fought off a late run to hand Bishop Garrigan a 72-53 defeat in the annual crosstown battle held on Saturday, Dec. 17 in boys’ basketball action.

Drew Fehr, Knapp place third at Al DeLeon Invitational

By Greg Grabianowski

Sports Editor


BRITT—Both Mason Knapp and Drew Fehr finished in third place to highlight the performances of the West Bend-Mallard Wolverines wrestling team at the Al DeLeon Invitational held on Saturday, Dec. 17.

Knapp went 1-2 at 106 pounds during the day to place third while Drew Fehr was 2-2 at 120 pounds as the purple-and-gold ended up in sixth place in team standings with 90 points.

Golden Bears too strong for Algona girls 70-30

By Greg Grabianowski

Sports Editor


ALGONA—The annual crosstown battle between No. 1 ranked Bishop Garrigan and Algona girls’ basketball squads saw the red-and-black put up a good battle but in the end the top-ranked Golden Bears were just too strong as they handed the Bulldogs a 70-30 non-conference victory on Saturday, Dec. 17.

Slagle wins 138-pound title at Fort Dodge

FORT DODGE—Sixth-ranked Tate Slagle won the 138-pound title at the Don Miller Invitational to highlight the performances of the Algona Bulldog boys’ wrestling team on Saturday, Dec. 17.

The red-and-black finished in fifth place in the 14-team field with a team score of 147.5 as the host school won the team title with 226 points and Ankeny Centennial was the runner-up with 205 points.

Davis finishes in first place at Fort Dodge Girls Invitational

FORT DODGE—Malyn Davis won an individual title to highlight the performances at the Fort Dodge Girls’ Invitational wrestling tournament that took place on Saturday, Dec. 17.

Davis improved to 18-1 on the season as she went 3-0 on the day at 115 pounds by registering a pair of falls to go along with 22-9 major decision in the finals.

Bollinger, Price win titles at Cherokee for North Union

CHEROKEE—Brennen Bollinger and Landon Price earned individual titles while North Union finished in third place in the team standings with 164 points at the Paul Fuhrman Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 17.

Both wrestlers went 3-0 during the day with three falls at Cherokee as Bollinger won the title at 220 pounds and Price took the title at 120 pounds.

WB-M wrestlers earn first win of season



MANSON—The West Bend-Mallard Wolverines wrestling team won their first dual meet of the season on Monday, Dec. 19 as they defeated the Manson Northwest Webster Cougars by the score of 42-33.

Mason Knapp, Garrett Fehr, Cortlyn Schupbach and Coltin Hoover all recorded falls for the purple-and-gold as Drew Fehr, Logan Grimm and Ethan Zaugg each won their matches by forfeits.


Golden Bears roll past North Union 71-26


ALGONA-Top-ranked Bishop Garrigan used a strong defensive effort to roll past the North Union Warrior girls’ basketball squad by the score of 71-26 on Monday, Dec. 19 in Top of Iowa Conference play.

The contest was deadlocked at 4-4 1:37 into the game and then the home team went on 16-0 run to finish the opening frame with a 20-4 advantage.

Third straight win for WB-M girls


WEST BEND—Picking up their third straight victory of the season on Monday, Dec. 19, the West Bend-Mallard Wolverine girls’ basketball squad improved to 3-2 overall on the year with a 54-26 non-conference win over the Eagle Grove Eagles.

The home team led 17-11 at the end of the first period and increased their advantage to 34-13 at intermission and held a comfortable 45-22 margin heading into the final quarter.

Algona Bulldogs earn huge early NCC road victory

HUMBOLDT—Algona went on the road on Tuesday, Dec. 13 in a North Central Conference girls’ basketball contest and came home with a big 55-40 big early season win over the Humboldt Wildcats.

The home team got off to a fast start by scoring the first nine points of the game and led 14-10 at the end of the first period and led 21-20 at intermission.

Warrior girls improve to 4-0 in league play

ARMSTRONG—North Union improved to 4-0 in Top of Iowa Conference girls’ basketball play on Tuesday, Dec. 13 with a hard-fought 56-39 league victory over the Belmond-Klemme Broncos.

The green-black-and-silver led 17-13 at the end of the first quarter and 29-21 at intermission. The home team held a 43-28 advantage heading into the final eight minutes of action.

Bishop Garrigan defeats Cardinals

GARNER—Top-ranked Bishop Garrigan built a huge first half lead on Tuesday, Dec. 13 and cruised to a 71-41 Top of Iowa Conference girls’ basketball win over the Garner-Hayfield/Ventura Cardinals.

Audi Crooks poured in a game-high 27 points for the black-and-gold and was joined in double figures by both Abbie Capesius and Molly Joyce with 10 points each.

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