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Ballard’s 35-19 win hurts Algona’s playoff hopes

HUXLEY—Taking a 35-19 defeat at the hands of the Ballard Bombers on Friday, Oct. 14, the Class 3A playoff chances for the Algona Bulldogs’ football team took a serious hit.

The Bombers put together their best game of the season on “Senior Night” with 390 yards of total offense to earn their second win of the 2022 season.

Wolverines roll to 57-18 regular season finale

CORRECTIONVILLE—After a long road trip in their season finale on Friday, Oct. 14, the West Bend-Mallard Wolverines geared up for this week’s eight-man playoffs with a convincing 57-18 win over River Valley.

The purple-and-gold raced out to a commanding 38-0 lead at the end of the game’s first 12 minutes and took a 51-0 advantage to the locker room at intermission.

E-LC ends Algona Bulldogs volleyball season

ESTHERVILLE—Algona put up a good battle on Monday, Oct. 17 in the Class 3A regional volleyball opener but dropped the match on three games to Estherville-Lincoln Central.

The home team won the opening set by the score of 25-20 before taking a tight 25-21 victory in the second game and ended the match by winning the third game by the score of 25-16.

Golden Bears top H-LP in regional opener

ALGONA—Bishop Garrigan opened Class 1A regional volleyball tournament play on Monday, Oct. 17 with a victory over the Harris-Lake Park Wolves in three straight sets.

The win improved the black-and-gold’s overall season match record to 18-10 and is 47-29 in games played in those matches while Harris-Lake Park ended the year at 0-25. The Golden Bears entertained George-Little Rock (7-18) on Wednesday.

Wolverines earn league road victory

STORM LAKE—West Bend-Mallard picked up a Twin Lakes Conference volleyball road win on Tuesday, Oct. 11 with a sweep of the Storm Lake St. Mary’s Panthers.

The purple-and-gold won the opening game by the score of 25-13 before taking the second set 25-16 and ended the match with a 25-12 victory in game number three.

Wolverines drop league match to Poky

WEST BEND—West Bend-Mallard wrapped up Twin Lakes Conference volleyball play at home on Thursday, Oct. 13 and fell to Pocahontas Area in four games.

The visitors won the opening set by the score of 25-16 before the purple-and-gold fought back to take the second game of the match by 25-21.

But the Indians won the third set by the score of 25-20 and then ended the match in the fourth game by winning by the score of 25-23.

Humboldt Wildcats top Algona in NCC finale

ALGONA—In a battle for second place in the North Central Conference volleyball standings, the Humboldt Wildcats defeated the Algona Bulldogs in three straight sets on Thursday, Oct. 13.

The purple-and-gold took the opening game by the score of 25-18, won the second set by the count of 25-14 and ended the match with a 25-19 victory in game number three.

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.

Wolverine boys run at conference meet

GOWRIE—The West Bend-Mallard Wolverine boys’ cross-country team competed on Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Gowrie Country Club in the Twin Lakes Conference meet.

The purple-and-gold had just three runners in the event and did not have a team score as Sioux Central was the conference champions with a winning team total of 34 points.

Swim team wins eight events at home meet

By Greg Grabianowski

Sports Editor

 

ALGONA—The Algona swim team had their best showing of the year winning eight different events in a 95-85 loss to Mason City on Thursday, Oct. 6 in a home meet held at the Algona Family YMCA.

Natalee Reemtsma was a double winner for the red-and-black as the freshmen took the 200-yard IM in 2:46.00 and the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:27.21.

Wolverines earn share of district title

By Greg Grabianowski

Sports Editor

 

WEST BEND—A powerful rushing attack along with a stingy defense helped lead the West Bend-Mallard Wolverines football team grab a piece of the eight-man District No. 2 title by defeating Harris-Lake Park on Friday, Oct. 7 by the score of 48-6.

Amuary Thomas of Bishop Garrigan ended up in 20th place in Class B with his clocking of 23:35.52 on Tuesday in Eagle Grove at the Dick Bell Invitational.

EAGLE GROVE—Both the Algona and Bishop Garrigan girls’ cross-country squads competed at the Dick Bell Invitational held at the Eagle Grove golf course on Tuesday, Oct. 4.

The Bulldogs finished in fifth place in the Class A team standings with a team score of 114 points while the black-and-gold competed in Class B and with only a pair of runners did not have a team score.

AHS boys are runner-ups at Dick Bell Invitational

EAGLE GROVE—The Algona Bulldog boys’ cross-country team finished in second place in the Class A team standings at the Dick Bell Invitational held at the Eagle Grove golf course on Tuesday, Oct. 4.

The red-and-black’s team total of 60 points was topped only by No. 6 Gilbert’s team score of 21 as Garner-Hayfield/Ventura placed third with 70 points.

North Union Warriors wraps up Top of Iowa Conference slate

ARMSTRONG—North Union wrapped Top of Iowa Conference volleyball play with their second straight victory on Thursday, Oct. 6 as the green-black-and-silver defeated the Belmond-Klemme Broncos in four sets.

The Warriors took the opening game by the score of 25-21 before Belmond-Klemme battled back to take the second set by the count of 14-25.

North Union rebounded to triumph in the third game by the narrow score of 27-25 and ended the match with a 25-12 win in the fourth set.

Cowgirls top Algona in key NCC match

CLARION—Clarion-Goldfield/Dows remained undefeated in North Central Conference volleyball play on Thursday, Oct. 6 in a key conference match with a victory over the Algona Bulldogs in three straight sets.

The Cowgirls won the opening game 25-13 and followed that up with a 25-19 win in set number two and ended the match with a victory in the third game by the identical score of 25-19.

West Bend-Mallard Wolverines win North Iowa tournament

BUFFALO CENTER—West Bend-Mallard was perfect in all four of their matches to place first at the North Iowa volleyball tournament on Saturday, Oct. 8.

The Wolverines opened the day with a 21-17, 19-21 and 15-13 win over Estherville-Lincoln Central before defeating North Iowa by the scores of 21-15 and 21-14.

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