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North Union defeats Alta-Aurelia 35-27

ALTA—North Union led most of the game but had to turn away a late rally from Alta-Aurelia to earn a 35-27 victory on Friday, Oct. 7 in a non-district football contest.

The green-black-and-silver led 35-20 with a just over five minutes to go before the home team scored with just over a minute to play and then recovered an onside kick as the visitors came up with an interception on the final play of the game.

Titans outscore Bishop Garrigan 66-44

RUTHVEN—In a wild eight-man football contest, the Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire Titans outscored the Bishop Garrigan Golden Bears 66-44 on Friday, Oct. 7.

The game was wild from the very beginning as the two teams combined for a total of nine touchdowns in the opening 12 minutes, including a pair of kickoff returns by the visitors.

Regional volleyball pairings released last week

By Greg Grabianowski

Sports Editor

 

DES MOINES—The regional volleyball post-season pairings were released last week on Friday as the four area squads now know what teams they will play in hopes of having a successful tournament.

Both Bishop Garrigan and West Bend-Mallard were assigned to Class 1A, Region No. 3 and each squad will start the post-season on their home court.

Algona miscues leads to 38-14 Nevada win

By Greg Grabianowski

Sports Editor

 

ALGONA—Fifth-ranked Nevada made the Algona Bulldogs football team play for numerous mistakes and went onto a 38-14, Class 3A District No. 2 victory over the red-and-black on Friday, Oct. 7 inside Bulldog Stadium.

The home team turned the football over three times, including on the opening kickoff and committed 10 penalties for 57 yards that kept Cub drives alive for first downs before leading to touchdowns.

Tyra Schupbach places fourth at Lake City

LAKE CITY—Freshman Tyra Schupbach continued her impressive 2022 season with another fourth place finish at the South Central Calhoun Invitational held on Tuesday, Oct. 4 to highlight the performances of the West Bend-Mallard Wolverine boys’ and girls’ cross-country teams.

Schupbach crossed the finish line with her clocking of 20:27.69 while teammate Lilly Morey finished in 20th place overall in 22:49.39.

Jacey Welbig wins Forest City Invitational

FOREST CITY—North Union’s Jacey Welbig finished in first place to highlight the performances of a pair of area girls’ cross-country squads at the Forest City Invitational on Monday, Oct. 10.

Welbig motored around the Bear Creek Golf Course with a winning clocking of 20:24.82 for the Warriors while teammate Hannah Morphew took 23rd place in 23:53.57.

Warrior boys 8th, Golden Bears 9th at Forest City

FOREST CITY—A pair of area boys’ cross-country teams competed on Monday, Oct. 10 at the Forest City Invitational held at the Bear Creek Golf Course.

The North Union Warriors finished in eighth place overall with 207 team points as the Bishop Garrigan Golden Bears were right behind in ninth place with a team total of 209 points.

North Union tops Cardinals in conference

ARMSTRONG—The North Union Warriors volleyball squad picked up a Top of Iowa Conference victory on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at home over the Garner-Hayfield/Ventura Cardinals in four sets.

The green-black-and-silver won the opening game by the score of 25-5 and took the second set by the count of 25-21. The visitors battled back to take the third game 22-25 before the Warriors ended the match with a 25-16 win in the fourth set.

Golden Bears finish third in league volleyball standings

BRITT—Bishop Garrigan concluded Top of Iowa Conference volleyball play on Tuesday, Oct. 4 as they defeated the West Hancock Eagles by the scores of 25-13, 25-8 and 25-20.

The black-and-gold finished in third place in the conference standings with a league match record of 6-2 and went 18-8 in games played in those matches.

West Bend-Mallard wins road conference match

GOWRIE—West Bend-Mallard went on the road in Twin Lakes Conference volleyball play on Thursday, Oct. 6 and came home with a league victory over the Southeast Valley Jaguars in four sets.

The purple-and-gold won the opening game by the score of 25-20 before dropping the second set by the count of 11-25. But the Wolverines rallied back with a 25-21 win in the third game and ended the match with a 25-16 win in set number four.

Sixth-ranked Mustangs defeat Bishop Garrigan

NEWELL—With Top of Iowa Conference matches completed, the Bishop Garrigan Golden Bears volleyball squad stepped outside of league play on Thursday, Oct. 6 and fell to Newell-Fonda in three straight sets.

The Mustangs, ranked No. 6 in the latest Class 1A rankings, won the opening game by the score of 25-13 before taking the second set by the count of 25-11 and ended the match with a 25-16 win in the third game.

Algona wins homecoming contest in overtime

By Greg Grabianowski

Sports Editor

 

ALGONA—Gilbert used a trick play to score a touchdown on their first play of the game but Algona went to their ace for a score in overtime to earn a huge Class 3A District No. 2 victory.

Golden Bears drop key league match to Forest City

By Greg Grabianowski

Sports Editor

 

ALGONA—Bishop Garrigan still had Top of Iowa Conference volleyball title hopes coming into their match with the Forest City Indians on Tuesday, Sept. 27.

The black-and-gold needed to defeat the Indians on Tuesday and then have Forest City defeat Lake Mills on this Tuesday at home for a three-way tie for the crown.

Wolverines drop Twin Lakes Conference match

WEST BEND—West Bend-Mallard fell to the Alta-Aurelia Warriors in three hard-fought games on Thursday, Sept. 29 in a Twin Lakes Conference volleyball match.

The visitors took the opening set of the match by the score of 25-16. The Warriors then pulled away late to take a 25-21 win in the second game and ended the match with a 25-20 victory in set number three to improve to 9-4 overall and 6-2 in the league.

Algona Bulldogs calm Tornadoes in four sets

STORM LAKE—Algona went on the road in non-conference volleyball action on Monday, Sept. 26 as the red-and-black defeated the Storm Lake Tornadoes in four sets.

The Bulldogs dropped the opening game of the match by the score 21-25. But the visitors roared back to take the next three sets by the scores of 25-20, 25-11 and 25-15.

St. Edmond Gaels outscore Golden Bears 45-40

FORT DODGE—In a wild eight-man district number two football contest played on Friday, Sept. 30 at beautiful Dodger Stadium, the St. Edmond Gaels outscored the Bishop Garrigan Golden Bears by the score of 45-40.

Wide receiver Johnny Dickerson was the main thorn in the black-and-gold’s side in the contest as the Gael senior hauled in 16 passes for 216 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

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