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Lichter headed back to state golf meet again

NASHUA—For the second straight year, Bishop Garrigan’s Avery Lichter will participate in the Class 1A girls state golf tournament as an individual.

Lichter had two pars on the front nine with her score of 43 and followed that up with three more on the back nine with a 42 and an 18-hole total of 85 to place third overall and advance to the state meet in Marshalltown.

Allie sprints to medal in 200-meter dash

DES MOINES—Algona sophomore Evan Allie made the finals and earned a medal in the 200-meter dash at the Class 3A boys’ state track meet held from May 16-18 inside Drake Stadium.

Allie sprinted with a time of 22.67 to place eighth in the event and after qualifying for the finals with his clocking of 22.12 in Thursday’s prelims. He earned his squad one point which left them in 41st place in the final team standings.

Bulldogs cruise in season opener

CHARLES CITY—Aiden Ulrich and Tate Slagle each belted home runs and Ulrich pitched five strong innings to lead the Algona Bulldogs baseball team to an 11-2 season opening victory over the Charles City Comets on Tuesday, May 14.

The red-and-black scored first on a solo home run by Ulrich in the top of the first and added three more in the third frame for an early 4-0 advantage.

Rasch finishes seventh in shot put at state

DES MOINES—Senior Colin Rasch was the only competitor at the Class 1A state track meet for the North Union Warrior boys track team, but he did the school proud by bringing home some hardware on Friday, May 17.

Rasch earned his medal with a seventh place showing in the shot put. He opened the day with tosses of 48’ 11¼”, a scratch and 47’ 10½” in the prelims and followed that up with a scratch, 46’ 9¼” and 49’ 5½” in the finals.

Bishop Garrigan blanks Algona in cross-town baseball

BISHOP GARRIGAN—Bishop Garrigan erupted for eight runs with two outs in the bottom of the third inning in a 12-0, five-inning non-conference baseball win over cross-town rival Algona in a game played on Friday, May 17.

The black-and-gold started fast in the contest as Tate Foertsch deposited a 1-2 pitch over the left-field fence for an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first frame.

WB-M baseball drops season opener 16-6

EAGLE GROVE—Eagle Grove exploded for 10 runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to bust open a 6-5 contest and went onto a 16-6, six-inning season opening victory over the West Bend-Mallard Wolverines.

Each team plated two runs in the opening frame before the home scored once in the second for an early 2-1 advantage.

The visitors tallied three times in the top of the fourth to take a 5-3 lead but the Eagles tied the game up at 5-5 in the bottom of the frame.

Poky topples AHS softball squad 8-2

POCAHONTAS—Pocahontas Area built an early 5-0 advantage and never trailed in an 8-2 non-conference season-opening softball victory on Monday, May 20 over the Algona Bulldogs.

The home team plated a single run in the first and second innings before breaking the contest open with three tallies in the bottom of third stanza and added three more insurance runs in the fifth.

Golden Bears softball squeezes past Broncos 3-2

BELMOND—Bishop Garrigan plated the winning run in the top of the sixth inning to squeeze out a hard-fought 3-2 Top of Iowa Conference season-opening softball victory over the Belmond-Klemme Broncos on Monday, May 20.

Abbie Capesius lead off the sixth with a single, went to second on an error and to third base after a fly out. Abbie scored the winning run with two outs when Molly Peterson reached on another Bronco error.

Golden Bears fall to #5 Pleasantville 10-1

RIPPEY—Bishop Garrigan scored first but fifth-ranked (Class 2A) Pleasantville responded with the final 10 tallies in a 10-1 season opening win over the black-and-gold in a contest played at Walt Anderson Field on Thursday, May 15.

The Golden Bears got on the scoreboard first in the top of the third frame when Carter Schwab coaxed a base-on-balls. He went to second on an errant pickoff throw and scored on a RBI single by Nick Leerar.

Golden Bears club Broncos baseball team 20-0

BELMOND—Bishop Garrrigan opened Top of Iowa Conference baseball play with a 20-0, five-inning drubbing on Monday, May 20 of the Belmond-Klemme Broncos.

The black-and-gold erupted for eight runs in the top of the first inning for a quick 8-0 advantage. The visitors scored three times in the fourth frame and ended the contest early with nine tallies in the top of fifth inning.

Golden Bear boys compete in state meet

DES MOINES—Although they did not bring home any hardware, the Bishop Garrigan Golden Bear boys track team competed well in the Class 1A state track meet on May 16-18.

The top place winner for the black-and-gold came in the discus where sophomore Amaury Thomas placed 14th in the discus with a throw of 140’ 10”.

Thomas opened in the prelims with toss of 125’ 6’ and threw 132’ 0” before having his best throw of the day in his final attempt at 140’ 10”.

High-School Trap-Shooting Results

ALGONA—The Algona and Bishop Garrigan High School Trap-Shoot teams hosted a meet at the Izaak Walton League just north of Algona on Saturday, May 18.

The Algona No. 1 squad had the top score of the day with a 22 and the team members were Landon Thompson, Cody Harms, Porter Divis, Chase Roof and Cohen Reffer.

The top male shooter was Walker Eilerts of Algona with a 49 followed by teammate Roof with a 48 and Reffer added a 47.

Tigers rally past Algona 12-11

ALGONA—Spencer erupted for nine runs in the top of the seventh inning to rally from a 10-3 deficit to take a 12-11 non-conference baseball victory over the Algona Bulldogs on Thursday, May 16.

The home team jumped out to a 5-0 lead after the first two frames before each squad plated two runs in the third stanza.

Area State Track Schedule

Thursday, May 16

9:00 am—3A Girls Discus (Haynes)

10:10 am—3A Boys 3200 (Weber)

11:00 am—3A Boys 200 (Allie)

11:20 am—3A Girls 4 x 800 (AHS)

11:30 am—3A Boys Discus (Nevitt, Patel)

11:30 am—3A Girls High Jump (Ehrig)

12:50 pm—3A Girls 100 (Johnson)

1:05 pm—3A Boys 100 (Weichert)

1:40 pm—3A Boys 400 (Moreno)

10 AHS girls tracksters qualify for state meet

CLEAR LAKE—A group of 10 young ladies qualified for the Class 3A state track meet in six different events at the regional track meet held on Thursday, May 9.

The red-and-black finished in fourth place in the team standings with a team score of 80 points as Decorah was the regional champion with a team total of 163 points.

The Bulldogs placed first in just one event as Macy Knapp was an automatic qualifier as she won the 800-meter run in 2:24.80.

Dozen area boys track athletes headed to state

ARMSTRONG—A dozen area boys athletes qualified for the Class 1A state track from the regional meet held on Thursday, May 9 with three area teams competing.

Bishop Garrigan led the way in sixth place with 68 points as the black-and-gold qualified a total of 11 young men in six different events.

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