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'Salute to Veterans' race day July 26

ALGONA – Hunting with Heroes and the Kossuth County Speedway will host their second annual Salute to Veterans race on Thursday, July 26.

'Cats claw 'Dogs to reach state

Humboldt advanced to the Class 3A state softball tournament for the second straight year with a hard-fought 8-4 victory over a stubborn Algona Bulldog squad at Humboldt on Monday, July 9.
The Wildcats had defeated the red-and-black 4-0 in Algona on June 6 and won by the score of 5-0 in Humboldt on June 27, but this one was much closer.
For more on this story, please see the July 12th issue of the Kossuth County Advance

Humboldt edges Golden Bears 5-4

Humboldt scored twice in both then fourth and fifth innings to rally from a 2-1 deficit in a contest played at Humboldt on Thursday, July 5 and went on to a 5-4 non-conference baseball victory over the Bishop Garrigan Golden Bears.
The visitors scored first in the contest in the top of the first inning as Brad Capesius led off the game with a walk. He moved up 90 feet on a sacrifice by Luke Bormann and cruised home easily as Drake Buscherfeld ripped a long double.

Small ball, errors doom Warriers' bid for state tourrney

Throughout the years, the trademarks of a very successful Newell-Fonda Mustang softball program are playing small ball with the bunt and swiping bases.
The blue-and-white used those staples of their program early before ripping three extra base hits to blow the game open in the seventh inning in a Class 1A regional final softball contest.
For more on this story, please see the July 12th issue of the Kossuth County Advance

Season-high 110 cars at track

A season-high of 110 cars signed in at the Kossuth County Speedway on Thursday, June 28 boasted by 31 cars with the Dynotech Dyometer Legend Cars Racing for a Cause.
Also there were 16 sport mods at the oval battling for the Wyffels Hybrid $1,000 to win feature along with 16 stock cars and 15 hobby stock cars.
For more on this story, please see the July 5th issue of the Kossuth County Advance

Sexton leads AHS to NCC win over IFA

Collin Sexton had three singles to help lead the Algona Bulldogs baseball squad to a 7-2 North Central Conference victory over the Iowa Falls-Alden Cadets.
The home team plated two runs in the bottom of the second, tallied once in the third, pushed across three more in the fifth frame and one run in the sixth as the Cadets scored single runs in both the second and fourth frames.
For more on this story, please see the July 5th issue of the Kossuth County Advance

Byrkeland, Thilges belt homers as BGHS wins opener

At tournament time, seniors are expected to be the leaders of a team as Gigi Byrkeland and Caitlin Thilges provided that spark for the Bishop Garrigan Golden Bears in an 8-1 Class 1A regional opening softball contest played in Algona on Monday, July 2.
Both seniors blasted two-run homers as the black-and-gold advanced to the next round of the tournament and took on Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire on Tuesday at Emmetsburg.

Bulldogs defeat #11 Gaels 6-1

Algona took advantage of four big errors by St. Edmond to score six runs in a key 6-1 North Central Conference softball victory over the 11th ranked (Class 1A) Gaels.
Earlier in the year on June 4 at Fort Dodge, the green-and-white topped the Bulldogs 11-1 in five innings in a game that saw the red-and-black commit five errors.
For more on this story, please see the June 28th issue of the Kossuth County Advance

Warrior girls continue to roll

Good teams find ways to win close games and the North Union Warriors softball team was on the right end of four more of those contests over the weekend at the Spencer Softball tournament.
On Friday, the fifth-rated (Class 1A) green-black-and-silver used a five-run fourth inning to defeat Estherville-Lincoln Central by the score of 5-4 before topping West Sioux, the 10th ranked squad in Class 2A by the score of 6-5.

Late-inning win for Garrigan

North Iowa tried everything to stay even with the Bishop Garrigan Golden Bears by using six different pitchers in the game, but the black-and-gold plated seven runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to pull out an 8-1 Top of Iowa Conference baseball victory.
The home team scored first in the contest in the bottom of the first inning when Luke Bormann laced a one-out single. Bormann stole second and cruised home on an RBI single off the bat of Drake Buscherfeld.

Goche, Sexton blast homers, but Spencer outslugs Bulldogs

Spencer out-lasted Algona 13-12 in a high-scoring non-conference baseball contest in a game played at Spencer on Wednesday, June 13. The home team jumped out to early leads of 6-1 and 8-2 before the red-and-black rallied.
Grant Goche belted a three-run homer in the fifth inning to cut the Tiger advantage to 8-5 and after Spencer made it 9-5, Collin Sexton blasted a two-run round tripper in a three-run sixth frame to slice the lead to 9-8.

Golden Bears go 1-1 at Newman

Bishop Garrigan split a pair of non-conference softball games at the Mason City Newman Classic played in Mason City on Saturday, June 16 as the black-and-gold fell to Hudson 8-3 in their opening game, but bounced back with a tight 6-5 victory over Springville later in the day.

Ingalls state trapshooting champion

CEDAR FALLS – Algona High School’s Evan Ingalls is a state champion.
Sunday in Cedar Falls, Ingalls and 43 other members of the trapshooting teams from Algona and Bishop Garrigan high schools participated in the Iowa High School State Trapshoot Championship. Each shooter shot 200 rounds – 100 in the morning and 100 in the afternoon. 

Plathe pitches BGHS to league win

Marcus Plathe hurled six strong innings to lead the Bishop Garrigan Golden Bears baseball squad to a 12-2, six-inning, Top of Iowa Conference victory over the West Hancock Eagles.
Plathe gave up two runs in the top of the first inning, one of them earned, but settled down after that. The slender right-hander allowed a total of four hits in the game while fanning 11 batters, walked four and hit a batter to earn the win on the bump.

Bulldogs cruise to Algona Classic title

Algona pounded out 23 hits, scored 27 runs  and cruised to a pair of victories to win the title at the Algona Classic played at Bulldog Park on Saturday, June 9.
The red-and-black opened the day by defeating Eagle Grove by the score of 17-0 in three innings and toppled North Butler 10-0 in six innings. Eagle Grove beat North Butler 6-4 in the other game in the classic.

BGHS wins CYO tournament

Pounding out 22 hits in two games, the Bishop Garrigan Golden Bears softball team won first place at the annual CYO tournament played in Carroll on Saturday, June 2.
The black-and-gold opened the day with a 13-0, four-inning victory over Remsen St, Mary’s before topping the Crusaders of Bishop Heelan later in the day by the score of 8-5 to win the championship.
For more on this story, please see the June 7th issue of the Kossuth County Advance

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