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Wolverines topple G-T/R-A in four sets


GRAETTINGER—West Bend-Mallard edged closer to the .500 mark on the season in overall matches with a four-set Twin Lakes Conference volleyball victory on Tuesday, Sept. 20 over the Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire Titans.

The Titans took the opening game by the score of 21-25 before the visitors battled back to take the second set 25-13. The Wolverines then won the final two games by identical scores of 25-18.

Algona bulldogs split pair of non-conference matches

ALGONA—The Algona Bulldogs’ volleyball squad split a pair of non-conference matches at home on Tuesday, Sept. 21 against Pocahontas Area and Clarion-Goldfield.

The red-and-black opened the night with a 25-19 and 25-16 victory over Pocahontas Area. The Bulldogs were successful on 44 of 49 serves as a team in that win for 89.8 percent with eight aces.

Algona Swim team competes at Perry

PERRY—The Algona swim team competed at Perry in a meet against the Bluejays and the Fort Dodge Dodgers on Thursday, Sept. 22 as the Dodgers placed first with 86 points followed by Perry with 78 and Algona was third with 47 points.

Brooke Ludwig was the top individual place winner for the red-and-black as she took second in the 100-yard freestyle event as did the Bulldogs’ 200-yard medley relay squad while a pair of relays finished third.

Bulldogs go 1-3 at Boone Tourney

BOONE—The Algona Bulldogs’ volleyball squad went 1-3 at the Boone Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 24 against some tough competition. The red-and-black’s lone win of the day was a 21-10, 20-22 and 15-10 victory over the Ames Cyclones.

The Bulldogs fell to Forest City by the score of 23-21 and 21-19; lost to Knoxville by the count of 21-12 and 12-15 and were defeated by No. 9 (Class 4A) Waverly-Shell Rock 21-13 and 21-16.

No. 14 Lake Mills too much for Warriors

ARMSTRONG—Lake Mills remained undefeated in Top of Iowa Conference volleyball matches on Tuesday, Sept. 20 as the No. 14 (Class 2A) Bulldogs defeated the North Union Warriors in three straight games.

The purple-and-gold won the first two games by the identical scores of 25-17 and ended the match by winning the third set by the score of 25-15 to improve to 19-2 overall and a perfect 6-0 in the league.

Golden Bears sweep league road contest

BUFFALO CENTER—Bishop Garrigan went on the road in Top of Iowa Conference volleyball action on Tuesday, Sept. 20 and came home with a victory in three straight sets.

The black-and-gold took the opening game by the score of 25-21 before winning the second set by the count of 25-14. The Golden Bears used a late rally in the third game to end the match with a 26-24 win in the set.

No. 9 Mustangs defeat West Bend-Mallard

WEST BEND—West Bend-Mallard dropped a Twin Lakes Conference volleyball match on Thursday, Sept. 22 in three straight sets to No. 9 ranked (Class 1A) Newell-Fonda.

The Mustangs won the first games by the identical scores of 25-19 and ended the match with a 25-11 victory in game number three.

Algona earns NCC road league victory

IOWA FALLS—Algona went on the road on Thursday, Sept. 22 in North Central Conference volleyball action and came back to town with a league victory over the Iowa Falls-Alden Cadets in three straight games.

The red-and-black improved to 4-1 in conference matches and is now 12-5 in games played in those matches while the Cadets dropped to 2-8 overall and 1-3 in the league.

Nighthawks hand Algona first loss of season

By Greg Grabianowski

Sports Editor


ALGONA—Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley took advantages of some Algona mistakes to lead to 13 big points in a 19-7 non-district football win over the red-and-black on Friday, Sept. 16 in a contest played at Bulldog Stadium.

The Bulldogs threw a pair of interceptions and lost a fumble that set up two short fields for Nighthawks to score 13 points and were also hurt by committing eight key penalties for 49 yards.

Lynx deal Algona first NCC volleyball loss

By Greg Grabianowski

Sports Editor


WEBSTER CITY—Algona tasted defeat in North Central Conference volleyball play for the first time in 2022 on Thursday, Sept. 15 as the Webster City Lynx topped the red-and-black in three straight sets.

Algona fell to 6-6 overall on the season and 17-17 in overall games played and is now 3-1 in conference matches and 9-5 in league games while Webster City improved to 7-4 overall and 2-1 in the league.

Golden Bears outlast North Union in five sets

By Greg Grabianowski

Sports Editor


ALGONA—For the second straight year it took the full five sets to determine a winner in the Top of Iowa Conference volleyball match between the Bishop Garrigan Golden Bears and the North Union Warriors.

Wolverines cruise to 57-6 homecoming win

WEST BEND—West Bend-Mallard built a commanding 42-0 halftime advantage and cruised to a 57-6 homecoming victory on Friday, Sept. 15 over the Northwood-Kensett Vikings.

The purple-and-gold scored three times in both the first and second period and added two more touchdowns in the third stanza in the rout to lead 57-0 at the end of three quarters of play.

Warriors post 44-20 homecoming win

ARMSTRONG—Rebounding from their first loss of the season, the North Union Warriors rolled past the Lake Mills Bulldogs 44-20 in their homecoming contest  played on Friday, Sept. 16.

Senior Bryer Prochniak scored three times and went over the 100-yard mark rushing while teammate Carter Morphew also rushed for over a 100 yards and passed for 146 more.

No. 5 Mustangs shutout Bishop Garrigan 19-0

NEWELL—Bishop Garrigan slowed down a high-powered Newell-Fonda offense but the Mustang defense shut down the black-and-gold’s offense in a 19-0 non-district eight-man football win on Friday, Sept. 17 for the home team.

The blue-and-white’s defense limited the Golden Bears to just 172 yards of total offense on the evening but the visitors held a potent Mustang offense to 219 yards on the night to keep the contest close till the end.

Algona moves to 3-0 in NCC matches

ALGONA—The Algona Bulldogs volleyball squad remained unbeaten in North Central Conference matches on Tuesday, Sept. 13 with a league victory over the Hampton-Dumont Bulldogs in three straight sets.

The home team easily won the opening game by the score of 25-9 before taking the second set by the count of 25-14. Algona ended the match with a hard-fought 25-21 win in game number three.

Wolverines drop pair of league matches

EMMETSBURG—The West Bend-Mallard Wolverines volleyball squad dropped a pair of Twin Lakes Conference matches on Thursday, Sept. 15.

The purple-and-gold fell to No. 15 (Class 2A) South Central Calhoun by the score of 25-19, 25-17 and 25-20 and fell to the Emmetsburg E-Hawks 25-15, 25-11 and 26-24.

In the first match of the evening against the Titans, the Wolverines were successful on 42 of 49 serves as a team for 85.7 percent with one ace.

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