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Bishop Garrigan Golden Bears survive in five hard fought sets

ALGONA—George-Little Rock played great but the Bishop Garrigan Golden Bears’ volleyball squad rallied from 2-1 game deficit on Wednesday, Oct. 19 to advance to the regional semi-finals with a victory over the Mustangs in five sets.

The visitors won a marathon first game by the score of 30-28 but the black-and-gold fought back with a 25-17 win in game number two before George-Little Rock won the third set by the score of 25-18.

Second-ranked Wolfpack too much for North Union

HULL—Second-rated Hull Western Christian showed why they are one of the favorites to win the Class 2A state volleyball title as the Wolfpack defeated the North Union Warriors in three straight sets on Monday, Oct. 24 in the regional semifinals.

The home team started fast by taking the opening game by the score of 25-6 before winning the second set 25-12 and ended the match with a 25-9 victory in game number three.

Bishop Garrigan Golden Bears fall to sixth-ranked Newell-Fonda

NEWELL-FONDA—A quick Newell-Fonda volleyball squad was too much for Bishop Garrigan to handle as the sixth-ranked Mustangs defeated the black-and-gold in three straight sets on Monday, Oct. 24 in the Class 1A regional semifinals.

The Golden Bears ended the season with an overall record of 19-11 and went 50-34 in games played in this fall as Newell-Fonda advanced to the regional finals with an outstanding mark of 28-4.

Wildcats’ big plays hand AHS season ending loss

ALGONA—Humboldt had 10 plays of 18 yards or longer in a 31-8 regular season finale victory over the Algona Bulldogs football team on Friday, Oct. 21 at Bulldog Stadium.

The blue-and-gold scored the first times they had football on touchdown runs of 18 and 49 yards to take an early 14-0 advantage in the contest.

Prochniak’s career night not enough for North Union

HARTLEY—Senior Bryer Prochniak ended his brilliant football career with his best performance but it was still not enough as the North Union’s most successful season in the school’s history came to an end on Friday, Oct. 21 with a 46-31 loss to ninth-ranked Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn.

State Cross-Country Meet Schedule

State Cross-Country Meet Schedule


Friday, Oct. 28

10:30 a.m.—Class 1A Girls—Jacey Welbig, North Union;

Tyra Schupbach, West Bend-Mallard

11:15 a.m.—Class 1A Boys—Gavin Swift, Bishop Garrigan


Saturday, Oct. 29

10:30 a.m.—Class 3A Girls—Moriah Knapp, Algona

11:15 a.m.—Class 3A Boys—Ryan Stundahl, Algona

Algona boys win NCC cross-country title

By Greg Grabianowski

Sports Editor


HUMBOLDT—For the first time since 2014, the Algona Bulldog boys’ cross-country team is the North Central Conference champions. It was the fourth time the school has won the crown along with titles in 2007 and 2009.

The red-and-black earned the first place trophy on Tuesday, Oct. 12 at Joe Sheldon Park with a team score of 45 points to edge out Clear Lake’s total of 48 and St. Edmond with 50 points.

Special Olympics underway

By Brandon Probasco


ALGONA—On Wednesday, October 12th, the Algona Special Olympics team traveled to Fort Dodge, Iowa. There were six athletes from Algona High School and Algona Middle School who competed against athletes from all around the area. They traveled to Fort Dodge to compete in this regional bowling competition.

Bulldog spikers go 2-3 in Algona Invitational

By Greg Grabianowski

Sports Editor


ALGONA—Algona went 2-3 during the day as they hosted five other squads in the Algona Invitational held on Saturday, Oct. 15. Gladbrook-Reinbeck went 5-0 on the day to win the tournament.

Algona fell to Gladbrook-Reinbeck 22-20 and 23-21, lost to Forest City 21-9 and 21-13 along with a 18-21, 21-17 and 15-12 loss to Lake Mills.

Seniors shine bright in 63-0 Senior Night victory

By Greg Grabianowski

Sports Editor


ALGONA—On a night when nine Bishop Garrigan seniors were honored on “Senior Night”, those nine young men shone very brightly in a 63-0 regular season finale eight-man football victory over the Northwood-Kensett Vikings on Friday, Oct. 14.

Three area girls earn Top of Iowa Conference honors

MASON CITY—Three area girls earned all-conference honors by placing in the top 30 runners in the 18-team Top of Iowa Conference cross-country meet held on Thursday, Oct. 13.

Knapp earns all-conference honors for Algona Bulldogs

HUMBOLDT—Moriah Knapp returned after a five-week layoff due to an injury to earn all-conference honors on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at the North Central conference cross-country championships held at Joe Sheldon Park.

Knapp maneuvered around the park’s 3.1 mile course with her fifth place clocking of 21:25.46 to earn first team all-conference honors for the red-and-black.

Swift, Morphew earn all-conference honors

MASON CITY—Two area runners garnered all-conference honors on Thursday, Oct. 13 at the Top of Iowa Conference cross-country meet.

Gavin Swift of Bishop Garrigan placed eighth overall in 17:39.9 to earn first-team all-conference honors as North Union’s Gavyn Morphew was 16th in 18:07.0 to earn second-team all-conference status.

Warriors top Spencer in four sets

ARMSTRONG—North Union finished the 2022 regular season on the right note with a non-conference victory over the Spencer Tigers in four sets on Tuesday, Oct. 11.

The green-black-and-silver took the opening game by the score of 25-21 and won the second game by the count of 25-19. Spencer came back to take the third set 25-19 before the Warriors ended the match with a 25-21 victory in game four.

West Bend-Mallard Wolverines cruise to win in regional opener

WEST BEND—West Bend-Mallard opened the Class 1A regional volleyball tournament on Monday, Oct. 17 by cruising to a match victory over South O’Brien in three straight sets.

The purple-and-gold opened the match with a 25-17 win the first game before taking the second set by the score of 25-20 and concluded the match by taking the third game by the count of 25-11.

North Union falls to Newman 49-27

MASON CITY—The North Union Warrior football team closed out the 2022 regular season on Friday, Oct. 14 as the green-black-and-silver fell to the Mason City Newman Knights by the score of 49-27.

The Warriors finished the regular season with an overall record of 5-3 and was 3-3 in district play for fourth place. North Union will open Class A playoff play on Friday as they will travel to Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn.

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