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Indians top AHS girls in season opener

FOREST CITY—Forest City used a 7-0 run to end the first half to break open a three-point ballgame and went on to a 56-41 season opening victory over the Algona Bulldogs on Tuesday, Nov. 23.

The contest was tight early before the home team eased out to a 15-8 advantage at the conclusion of the first stanza. Algona battled back and had the score within three points halfway through the second period.

Gaels blow past Bishop Garrigan in opener

ALGONA—St. Edmond compiled a big first half lead and went onto a 67-42 season opening non-conference victory on Monday, Nov. 29 over the Bishop Garrigan Golden Bear boys basketball squad.

The Gaels held an 18-12 advantage as the first stanza was completed and ballooned that lead to 32-14 at intermission. The visitors took a big 51-24 into the fourth quarter of action.

Golden Bears drop season opener to Iowa City West

CEDAR RAPIDS—Bishop Garrigan gave the eighth-ranked team in Class 5A all they could handle but Iowa City West finished the game with a 9-0 run to earn a 60-50 season opening win over the black-and-gold.

The Golden Bears, ranked second in Class 1A, trailed by just one point at 51-50 with 3:10 to play but did not score again in the contest.

Class 3A, Class A All-District Teams Announced

Class 3A District No. 2 All-District Football Teams

First Team Offense

Sal Capaldo North Polk 12 WR

Gabe Christensen Ballard 11 RB

Caeden DeSilva Nevada 12 WR

James Edwards Nevada 12 QB

Birk Hanson Gilbert 12 WR

Jacob Heier Humboldt 12 WR

Jacob Ihle Ballard 12 WR

Ben Kuehnast Humboldt 12 OL

Tyler Manske Algona 12 QB

Caden Matson Humboldt 12 QB

Four Bulldogs on all-state teams by Iowa Sports Print Writers

By Greg Grabianowski, Sports Editor

DES MOINES—Four Algona Bulldog football players were named to one of the three all-state teams on Sunday in a vote by the Iowa Sports Print Writers Association.

Senior Trevon Smith along with classmate Tyler Manske and freshman Alex Manske were all chosen to the second-team while teammate senior Jaxon Woodyard was a third-team choice.

Prochniak, Fries named third-team all-state

By Greg Grabianowski, Sports Editor

DES MOINES—North Union junior Bryer Prochniak and teammate senior Aiden Fries were chosen to the Class A third-team all-state by a vote of the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association on Sunday.

Manske Lone Three-Peater on Kossuth County Advance All-Area Football Team

Eleven return for second year


By Greg Grabianowski

Sports Editor


KOSSUTH COUNTY—Tyler Manske of Algona is the lone three-time selection to the 17th annual Kossuth County Advance All-Area football team while eight other players are repeaters from last year. Three other players were first teamers in 2020 and were named on a special mention due to injury unit.

Local football players on 8-man District No. 2 All-District teams

First Team Offense

Lucas Ahrenstorff Harris-Lake Park 10 WR

Nate Bronk Bishop Garrigan 11 OL

Cormick Currans G-T/R-A 12 WR

Nolan Darr G-T/R-A 12 FB

Brett Doege North Iowa 12 QB

Gavin Elser Harris-Lake Park 12 PK

Lucas Fehr West Bend-Mallard 11 KR

Max Fehr West Bend-Mallard 11 QB

Austin Gilmore Harris-Lake Park 12 RB

Tyce Gunderson Harris-Lake Park 11 QB

Algona Swim Team's Season Ends at Regional

By Greg Grabianowski

Sports Editor


FORT DODGE—The Algona swim team concluded its 2021 season at the regional swim held at Fort Dodge High School. The red-and-black did not score any points competing eight bigger schools.

The top finish for the Bulldogs came in the 50-yard freestyle race where Quimby Ross ended up in 18th place overall with her time of 29.33.

All-Conference Volleyball Teams announced for NCC, Twin Lakes and Top of Iowa; Longhenry is TIC POY

By Greg Grabianowski

Sports Editor


ARMSTRONG—North Union senior outside hitter Anna Longhenry was named the player of the year in the Top of Iowa Conference while two of her Warrior teammates were chosen to the second-team all-conference squad and another was honored on the honorable mention list.

Underclassmen Dominate 17th annual Advance All-Area Volleyball Team

By Greg Grabianowski

Sports Editor


ALGONA—A talented group of 11 underclassmen dominate the 2021 edition of the Kossuth County Advance’s 17th Annual All-Area Volleyball Team.

This season’s first team features six juniors and a pair of sophomores with two more juniors and one sophomore on this fall’s second unit.

Algona swimmers drop season finale

CARROLL—The Algona swim team ended the regular season on Tuesday, Oct. 26, as the squad drop a pair of matches. The red-and-black fell to Perry by the score of 76-54 and lost to the Carroll Tigers by the score of 108-45.
The lone winner for the Bulldogs against the Perry Bluejays was Cathryn Houge in the 200-yard IM event with her clocking of 2:03.00.
See all of the results in the Nov. 4 Advance. 

Freshman Welbig just misses all-state

FORT DODGE—All year long North Union freshman Jacey Welbig has been having a great season and she capped the 2021 campaign with another fine showing on Saturday, Oct. 30 at the Class 1A state cross-country meet. Read about how she did in the Nov. 4 Advance. 

Swift, Schiltz run in 1A state meet

FORT DODGE—A pair of area boys cross-country competitors competed at the Class 1A state meet on Saturday, Oct. 30, at the Lakeside Golf Course inside Kennedy Park as both runners finished in the top 100 of the 156 runners competing in the race - Quinn Swift of Bishop Garrigan and Nick Schiltz of North Union. See how they did in the Nov. 4 Advance..

Stundahl top 35 at state

FORT DODGE—Algona junior Ryan Stundahl had a nice showing in his first time running at the state meet as he turned a top 35 showing of the 135 runners competing in the event.
See the full story in the Nov. 4 Advance. 

Knapp earns medal state meet

FORT DODGE—Last year as a sophomore, Algona’s Moriah Knapp finished in 51st place at the Class 3A state cross-country meet with her time of 20:32.7.
But the Bulldog junior showed how she has improved in the last 365 days as she earned medal on Friday, Oct. 29, at the Lakeside Golf Course just north of Fort Dodge.

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