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North Central Baseball All-Conference Teams

First Team

*Isaiah Busick Humboldt 10 P

*Keagan Hisler Webster City 11 Of

*Ty McKinney Webster City 12 Inf

*Josh Stansfield Webster City 11 C

*Andrew Theis Clear Lake 11 P

*Josh Thurm Humboldt 12 Inf

Hayden Derrig St. Edmond 11 Inf

Jensen Eischen Algona 12 Inf

Nevan Foss Clarion-Goldfield/Dows 12 Of

Jayden Gargano Humboldt 12 P

Zeke Nelson Clear Lake 12 Of

Top of Iowa All-Conference Baseball Teams

First Team

Justin Bauer Bishop Garrigan 11 Inf

Zack Beukema West Hancock 10 Inf

Andrew Fogarty Bishop Garrigan 12 P

Mason Graham G-H/Ventura 11 Of

Brady Hanson Lake Mills 12 Inf

Keaton Helleseth Bishop Garrigan 10 Inf

Garrett Heying Bishop Garrigan 12 C

Jake Jeske Eagle Grove 11 C

Eli Menke Lake Mills 11 P

Nathan Merron Bishop Garrigan 12 Inf

Twin Lakes Baseball All-Conference Teams

First Team

Cale Brechwald Alta-Aurelia 11 P

Ryan Brennan Emmetsburg 12 U

Max Carlson Newell-Fonda 10 P

Drew Corell Southeast Valley 12 Of

Mason Dicks Newell-Fonda 12 Inf

Ryan Greenfield Newell-Fonda 12 U

Jacob Hargens Sioux Central 12 Inf

Mason Hoberman Newell-Fonda 10 C

Cameron Madden Emmetsburg 10 Of

Dillon Manthei Manson NW Webster 12 P

Lane Moline Manson NW Webster 12 C

13 players return for 18th annual all-area baseball

By Greg Grabianowski

Sports Editor


A large group of 13 players are back to highlight the 18th edition of the Kossuth County Advance’s All-Area Baseball team this season.

Jensen Eischen of Algona, North Union’s Carter Morphew along with Garrett Heying and Andrew Fogarty of Bishop Garrigan are members of the first team for the third time as nine other players have made the squad at least once with nine newcomers rounding out this year’s team.

All-Area Baseball Second Team

Tristin Larsen


Senior Catcher

Larsen did a solid job as the Bulldogs’ catcher this summer as handled an area-leading 240 chances, including an area-high 219 putouts with six errors for a season fielding average of .975.

The red-and-black senior had 16 hits in his 69 at bats for a batting average of .232. He scored 18 runs, chased home nine RBI and walked 15 times.

18th Annual All-Area Baseball Teams

First Team

Garrett Heying Bishop Garrigan 12 C

Justin Bauer Bishop Garrigan 11 2B

Talan Priester North Union 11 CF

Jensen Eischen Algona 12 1B

Keaton Helleseth Bishop Garrigan 10 3B

Aiden Ulrich Algona 10 2B

Nathan Merron Bishop Garrigan 12 SS

Tate Slagle Algona 10 SS

Danyal Fothergill North Union 11 SS

Drew Lappe Bishop Garrigan 11 1B

Carlos Gomez Algona 12 CF

Area Trap-Shoot League Results

Titonka Conservation Club

Area Baseball Leaders


Nine area baseball players named all-district team

By Greg Grabianowski

Sports Editor


All four area baseball teams had at least one player named to an all-district baseball team in their respective class by the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association.

Algona sophomores Aiden Ulrich (2B) and Tate Slagle (SS) were chosen to the Class 3A Northwest District second team.

Nielsen wins Weishaar Memorial race

By Greg


Sports Editor


ALGONA—Brandon Nielsen of Spencer was the big winner of the $1,000 Jess Weishaar Memorial race held on Thursday, July 20 at the Kossuth County Speedway.

A total of 62 cars signed in at the pit shack for an exciting evening of dirt track racing as the hobby stock class had the highest car count at 22 followed by the stock cars with 13 and there were 10 sport mods at the track.

Featured Drivers

James Burns  ▪  Algona
Hobby Stocks

A dozen players return to all-area softball squad

By Greg Grabianowski

Sports Editor


A dozen talented young ladies return to highlight the 18th annual Kossuth County Advance all-area softball squad this summer.

This year’s team includes eight seniors, a pair of juniors, three sophomores, one freshman and three talented eighth-graders.

All-Area Softball Second Team

Ryan Haynes


Sophomore Pitcher

Ryan was the number one pitcher for Algona this season as she appeared in 21 games with 14 of those contests being starts.

The right-hander compiled an 8-8 record in 114.2 innings in the circle as she struck out 67 batters and had an earned run average of 3.85 this summer.

Featured Drivers

Donovan Smith  ▪  Lake City

Stock Cars


How many years have you been racing: Since 1995, so about 28 years

Who is the biggest influence or person that got you started racing: My brother David

What is your most memorable racing moment: 2012 Super Nationals, I won everything; I did not lose a race

What is your favorite food at Kossuth County Speedway: Pork burgers

Bradie Becker Memorial draws 75 cars

By Greg Grabianowski

Sports Editor


ALGONA—In its second year running, the Bradie Becker Memorial race on Thursday, July 13 brought a bigger purse for the drivers to compete for.

Both the modified and stock cars raced for a $2,000 first place check as an extra $1,000 was added during the evening as the other four classes each split an extra $250.

Area Softball Leaders


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