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2020 football districts released

The football districts in all classes were released Feb. 5 by the Iowa High School Athletic Association. The new districts will be on a one-year scheuling cycle instead of the two-year cycle used in the past.
The 2020 season will feature a nine-game regular season with 16 playoff qualifiers in all classes. It begins Aug. 29, while the postseason begins Oct. 30 for all classes.
Read more about it in the Feb. 13 Kossuth County Advance.

Regional girls BB games set

The postseason regional pairings were released last Wednesday for the four area girls basketball squads as they begin their journey toward a trip to the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.
Get the details in the Feb. 13 Kossuth County Advance.

Warriors win in triple overtime

North Union snapped a 16-game losing streak, and it took a triple overtime to do it as the green, black and silver outlasted Eagle Grove 70-67 in Top of Iowa Conference boys basketball action in Eagle Grove.

Golden Bears topple West Hancock

Fifth-ranked Bishop Garrigan broke open a four-point game in the second stanza and went on to a 66-47 Top of Iowa Conference boys basketball victory over the West Hancock Eagles in Britt Feb. 7.
The black and gold led 16-12 at the conclusion of the first period before blowing the contest open in the second quarter to take a 37-18 advantage at halftime. The visitors also led 52-31 at the end of the third period.
Read more in the Feb. 13 Kossuth County Advance.

Wolverines snap six game losing skid

West Bend-Mallard snapped a six-game losing streak with a 56-45 Twin Lakes Conference boys basketball victory at home over the  Manson Northwest Cougars Feb. 4.
The home team led 16-4 at the conclusion of the first period and increased that advantage to 31-15 at intermission. The Wolverines also enjoyed a 41-27 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
Get all the action in the Feb. 13 Kossuth County Advance.

Algona upsets No. 4 Lions

Trailing by two points heading into the final frame, the Algona Bulldogs outscored Clear Lake 12-7 in the final eight minutes to upset the fourth-ranked Lions 48-45 in North Central Conference girls basketball action Feb. 4.
Aliyah Buscher drained a late 3-pointer to break a 45-45 deadlock and gave the Bulldogs the victory. Two players reached double digits for the red and black. Abbey Holmes led the way with 15 points, and Buscher added 14.

Warriors defeat Eagle Grove 67-39

North Union built a big lead early and cruised to a 67-39 Top of Iowa Conference girls basketball victory over the Eagle Grove Eagles.
The green, black and silver led 22-7 at the conclusion of the first quarter and extended that advantage to 34-17 at intermission. The Warriors also held a comfortable 48-30 lead heading into the fourth period.
Get all the action in the Feb. 13 Kossuth County Advance.

Poky beats WB-M

The West Bend-Mallard Wolverines dropped a 63-36 Twin Lakes Conference decision on Feb. 7 to Pocahontas in West Bend.
The Indians held a 21-13 advantage at the end of the first quarter. The visitors enjoyed a 30-21 lead at intermission and held a 46-26 lead as the game's final eight minutes of action began.
Read the whole story in the Feb. 13 Kossuth County Advance.

Five dogs to district

Five Algona wretlers advance to this week's district tournament at Algona High School from the Class 2A sectional meet Feb. 8. The top two wrestlers from each weight on Saturday advance to the state wrestling tournament.
Three red and black grapplers (Jacob Zabka, Cole Lewis and Andrew Hamilton) earned sectional titles while two other teammates (Luke McKenna and Gavin Meints) took second.
Get all the details in the Feb. 13 Advance.

Hanson, Fehr win at sectional

Connor Fehr and Donovan Hanson won sectional titles, highlighting the performances of the West Bend-Mallard Wolverines wrestling squad at the Class 1A meet Feb. 8.
Teammate Landon Studer placed second to also advance to the district tournament in Sioux Rapids on Saturday as the top five finishers in each weight class will advance to the state wrestling tournament.
Read all about the meet in the Feb. 13 Kossuth County Advance.

Kruse, Anderson advance to district

Both Trevor Kruse and Jake Anderson finished in second place to advance to this Saturday's district wrestling tournament in Sioux Rapids, highlighting the performances of the North Union Warriors squad at the Class 1A sectional tourney Feb. 8.

Defense leads BGHS girls by NU

For the first 12 minutes of Friday's Top of Iowa Conference contest against North Union, the high-powered Bishop Garrigan offense sputtered.
But a trademark defense kept the squad in the game, and the home team outscored the green, black and silver 58-22 in the final 20 minutes to earn a 69-33 win.
Get all the details in the Feb. 6 Kossuth County Advance.

Golden Bears beat NU boys

North Union put up a battle for the first two and one-half quarters, but the size advantage of the Bishop Garrigan Golden Bears was just too much as the black and gold earned a 87-58 Top of Iowa Conference boys basketball win over the Warriors on Jan. 31 in Algona.
The home team started first by jumping to a 7-1 lead before Robert Ortman drained a 3-pointer, and Avery Krantz scored a hoop off a nice pass from Braden Pierce to cut the advantage to 7-6.

Kruse third at conference tourney

Junior Trevor Kruse earned the highest-ever finish in a conference meet by a North Union wrestler at the Top of Iowa Conference meet Feb. 1 in Osage. He placed third to highlight the performances of the Warrior grapplers.
Kruse went 3-1 on the day to improve to 26-4 on the year. The junior had a first round bye before earning a fall over Ashten Love of Lake MIlls in 3:05. His lone loss of the day came in the semifinals.

Algona girls take NCC road victory

Algona jumped to an early advantage and never gave up the lead in a 58-31 North Central Conference girls basketball victory over the Iowa Falls-Alden Cadets Jan. 31 in Iowa Falls.
The red and black held a 19-8 lead at the conclusion of the first quarter and extended that advantage to 34-10 as the two squads headed to the locker rooms at intermission.
Read more about it in the Feb. 6 Advance.

No. 15 E-Hawks too much for WB-M

Emmetsburg, ranked No. 15 in Class 2A, had too much firepower for the West Bend-Mallard Wolverines girls basketball team as the E-Hawks handed the purple and gold a 70-25 Twin Lakes Conference loss on Jan. 31 in Emmetsburg.
The home team starte quickly by taking a 17-1 advantage at the end of the first quarter.
Read more in the Feb. 6 Kossuth County Advance.

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