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Bishop Garrigan Sports Wrap

ARMSTRONG—Bishop Garrigan used a 9-0 run to break a 30-30 deadlock to end the first half and then outscored North Union by 10 points in the second half on Friday, Jan. 29, in a 78-59 Top of Iowa Conference victory over the green-black-and-silver.
 

North Union Sports Wrap

SHEFFIELD—North Union concluded the most successful dual meet season in the school’s history with an overall match record of 12-18 by going 2-1 in three Top of Iowa Conference matches on Tuesday, Jan. 26.
The green-black-and-silver won a 42-24 match over Garner-Hayfield/Ventura along with a win over West Fork by the identical score but fell to Northwood-Kensett by the score of 42-36.
 

Degner 8th at state

   CORALVILLE—For the second straight season, Algona’s Sophie Degner earned a medal at the Iowa Wrestling Coaches and Officials girls state tournament held this past weekend to highlight the performances of four area young ladies at the meet.
Degner finished in seventh place in last year’s first-ever state tournament and followed that up with her eighth-place showing in this year’s meet at 152 pounds.
 
See the full report in the Jan. 28 Advance. 

Three Dogs second in NCC

   WEBSTER CITY—A trio of Algona Bulldog wrestlers placed second in the annual North Central Conference wrestling tournament held on Saturday, Jan. 23.
Jacob Zabka, Brandon Harris and Hunter Berry each were runner-ups.
 
Get the full report in the Jan. 28 Advance.

Nelson erupts for 31 in win over Poky

   ALGONA—Senior guard Noah Nelson erupted for a career-high 31 points on Thursday, Jan. 21, to lead the Algona Bulldog boys basketball team to a 70-61 non-conference victory over the Pocahontas Area Indians.
Nelson nailed 11 of 19 overall field goals, including draining seven of 14 attempts behind the three-point arc on the evening and nailed both of his charity shot opportunities.
 
Get the full report in the Jan. 28 Advance.

Kruse runner-up in Top of Iowa meet

OSAGE—Senior Trevor Kruse was the runner-up at 285 pounds to highlight the North Union Warriors wrestling performances at the Top of Iowa Conference tournament Saturday, Jan. 23.
The green-black-and-silver finished in 10th place overall.
 
Get the full report in the Jan. 28 Advance.

Cadets edge Algona by three points

ALGONA—The Algona Bulldog girls basketball squad fell three points shy of their third victory of the season as the red-and-black fell to the Iowa Falls-Alden Cadets by the score of 53-50 in a North Central Conference contest on Friday, Jan. 22.
The home team raced out to a 12-9 advantage at the end of the first eight minutes of action and the game was deadlocked at 21-21 at intermission. The Cadets eased out to a 37-32 lead at the end of the third period before going onto the win.

No. 9 Eagles defeat North Union

ARMSTRONG—West Hancock stayed alone in second place in the conference two games behind league leader Bishop Garrigan with a 63-51 Top of Iowa Conference girls basketball victory over the North Union Warriors on Friday, Jan. 22.
The ninth-ranked team in Class 2A led 17-11 at the conclusion of the first stanza and took a 35-29 advantage to the locker room at halftime. The Eagles also led 49-38 heading into the fourth period of action.

No. 1 Golden Bears remain perfect

EAGLE GROVE—Top-ranked Bishop Garrigan remained undefeated in the season by cruising to an 81-20 Top of Iowa Conference girls basketball victory over the Eagle Grove Eagles on Friday, Jan. 22.
The black-and-gold led 17-4 as the first stanza clock expired and extended their advantage to 42-11 at intermission. The visitors carried a commanding 59-15 lead into the final quarter of action.

WB-M girls defeat Titans 41-25

WEST BEND—West Bend-Mallard earned their seventh victory of the season with a 41-25 Twin Lakes Conference girls basketball win on Friday, Jan. 23 over the Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire Titans.
The home team held a narrow 10-8 lead at the conclusion of the first quarter and took a 19-15 advantage to the locker room at halftime. The Wolverines extend the lead to 34-21 after three periods of basketball.

Winkel tosses in 37 in BGHS win

EAGLE GROVE—Senior center Angelo Winkel poured in 37 points to help the Bishop Garrigan Golden Bears boys basketball team on Friday, Jan. 22, to a 73-44 Top of Iowa Conference victory over the Eagle Grove Eagles.
The black-and-gold led 14-12 at the end of the first period before increasing their advantage to 35-23 at intermission. The Golden Bears held a comfortable 59-31 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
 

Bison defeat NU boys 69-62

ARMSTRONG—Despite playing one of its best games of the season, the North Union Warrior boys basketball team dropped a 69-62 Top of Iowa Conference contest on Thursday, Jan, 21, to the North Iowa Bison.
North Iowa held a narrow 14-13 at the end of the first period and took a 35-27 advantage to the locker room at halftime. The Bison also led 48-36 heading into the final quarter of play.

Titans trip WB-M boys, 47-32

WEST BEND—Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire handed the West Bend-Mallard Wolverine boys basketball team a 47-32 Twin Lakes Conference defeat on Friday, Jan. 22.
The Titans held a 14-7 lead at the end of the first period of action and increased their advantage to 31-13 at halftime. The visitors also enjoyed a 41-27 lead after three quarters of basketball.
Collin Montag was the only purple-and-gold player in double figures with 17 points.
 

BGHS improves to 6-3 in league

Bishop Garrigan improved to 6-3 in Top of Iowa Conference boys basketball contests with the latest win coming on Tuesday, Jan. 12 with a 68-47 league victory over the Belmond-Klemme Broncos.
Angelo Winkel led the black-and-gold in scoring with 24 points and was joined in double figures by Meis with 21 points.
 
Get the full story in the Jan. 21 Kossuth County Advance.

Hanson earns Twin Lakes title for Wolverines

Senior Donavon Hanson claimed the individual title at 113 pounds to highlight the performances of the West Bend-Mallard Wolverines wrestling squad on Saturday, Jan. 16, at the Twin Lakes Conference meet.
The purple-and-gold finished in ninth place in the team standings with 88 points.
 
Get the full story in the Jan. 21 Kossuth County Advance. 

No. 1 BGHS gallops past Broncos

Belmond-Klemme scored the first two points of the game but top-ranked Bishop Garrigan answered with the next 32 points and went on to an 85-24 Top of Iowa Conference girls basketball victory over the Broncos. The victory was career win number 200 for Golden Bear head coach Brandon Schwab.
 
Read more about Golden Bears basketball in the Jan. 21 Kossuth County Advance.

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