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It is hard to believe, but the opening weekend of high school football is upon us as all four area teams are in action this Friday.  Some other fall sports will get things going before that.  The Algona volleyball team opened things up on Tuesday at the Dallas Center-Grimes Classic with four games to open the season.

77 cars for Harken Memorial

A second night of dirt track racing of the 2018 Kossuth County Fair saw 77 race cars along with 14 vintage cars for the annual Gary Harken Memorial Race on Saturday, Aug. 4 to honor the longtime former track employee.

Buscherfeld picked to second team

Drake Buscherfeld of Bishop Garrigan was named to the Class 1A second-team all-state squad as a utility player by the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association.
For more on this story, please see the August 9th issue of the Kossuth County Advance

Bormann lands baseball selection

Senior outfielder Trevor Bormann of the Algona Bulldogs was selected to the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association’s Class 3A all-state baseball squad last weekend.
For more on this story, please see the August 9th issue of the Kossuth County Advance

Hjelle earns 3A softball honor

After completing a great senior softball campaign, Algona’s second baseman Emma Hjelle was rewarded with the highest honor as she was selected to the Class 3A first-team all-state squad by the Iowa Softball Coaches Association recently.
For more on this story, please see the August 9th issue of the Kossuth County Advance

Hunting with Heroes Night huge success

After a nice turnout last year in its inaugural appearance, the second annual “Hunting with Heroes Salute to Veterans Night” was a huge success on Thursday, July 26 at the Kossuth County Speedway in Algona.

Academic All-State

Caitlin Thilges of Bishop Garrigan was one of 40 players regardless of class named to the Academic All-State squad by the Iowa Softball Coaches Association last week during the state tournament.
Check out the July 26th issue of the Kossuth County Advance for pictures and highlights of the the All-Area Softball Squad.

Algona A's win state USSSA 1A title

Going 5-1 in a three-day tournament, the Algona A’s baseball squad won the USSSA Division 1A State Championship played in Cedar Rapids on July 7-9.
The squad was made up of 11 players in Tate Woodward, Myles Sanchez, Carlos Gomez, Logan Lentz, Lamorn Ulfers, Harrison Waltz, Reid Louwagie, Jensen Eischen. Austin Steenhoek, Tate Slagle and Daniel Kemna and were coached by Gilbert Sanchez and Chas Slagle.

'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

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