The Algona Senior Center hosted a forum Wednesday afternoon with local healthcare professionals to discuss the latest with regards to COVID-19 and the vaccine. Here is the forum in its entirety.
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Bishop Garrigan 52
Garner Hayfield Ventura 48
–Bishop Garrigan immediately jumped out to an 11 point first quarter lead, but saw the Cardinals chip away throughout the game. After the Golden Bears re-established a double digit lead during the fourth quarter, the Cardinals went on a run to trim the deficit to one point. Angelo Winkel converted four clutch foul shots down the stretch to finish with 28 points and help put the game away. Bishop Garrigan was also boosted by 10 points from senior Kyle Schaaf in his first game back from injury. Senior Kevin Myers led the Cardinals with 20 points in the loss. The Golden Bears improved to 10-4 overall, 8-3 in Top of Iowa West games, while Garner Hayfield Ventura dropped to 12-4 overall, 10-3 in the conference. Up next for Bishop Garrigan is a game against Pocahontas Valley on Thursday, while Garner Hayfield Ventura hosts Lake Mills on Friday.
–Algona dropped their 2nd game in a row after starting with a 5-0 conference record. The game was close most of the night, as it was tied at halftime, and the Wildcats led by one going into the fourth, but Humboldt closed the game on a 19-8 run to finish it out. Algona travels to Hampton Dumont-CAL on Thursday.
North Union 58
-32 minutes of basketball weren’t enough to decide the outcome of this game, as the North Union Warriors fell to the Belmond-Klemme Broncos in overtime. Despite trailing almost the entire game, the Broncos rallied to tie it in the 4th quarter, then scored all ten overtime points to take the win. Gage Madden had 25 in the loss for the Warriors.
Lake Mills 77
Eagle Grove 24
West Hancock 45
North Iowa 36
Clear Lake 89
Bishop Garrigan 60
Garner Hayfield Ventura 51
–The Golden Bears built an 18 point halftime lead, and were able to withstand a big, 17-6, Cardinal run in the fourth quarter to finish off the win. Sophmore Molly Joyce led the game with 20 points, and fellow sophomore Audi Crooks posted 19 points and 9 rebounds. Senior Kaylyn Meyers played a strong all around game with 12 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals, and 2 blocks. Junior Chloe Frank had 18 points, and senior Jayden Frank chipped in 13 for the Cardinals. Up next for Bishop Garrigan is a trip to North Union on Friday.
North Union 56
–North Union improved to 11-5 behind 26 points from senior Vanessa Von Bank.
Lake Mills 56
Eagle Grove 46
West Hancock 57
North Iowa 17
Clear Lake 75
Waverly-Shell Rock 57
Forest City 37
West Hancock 47
North Union 42
Garner Hayfield Ventura 24
North Union 42
West Fork 24
North Union 36
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Pocahontas Area 61
–Algona turned a one point halftime deficit into a nine point win behind senior Noah Nelson’s 31 point effort. Nelson hit seven three pointers, six coming in the second half. Seniors Kyle Simpson and James Wartick, and junior Tyler Manske all hit double digits as well. The win for the Bulldogs marked their ninth victory in the past ten games. Up next for Algona is a matchup with Iowa Falls Alden tonight.
North Iowa 69
North Union 62
-North Union’s 4th quarter rally fell a bit short, as the Warriors dropped to 1-11. Senior Gage Madden scored 24 points in the loss. The Bison picked up their third win in a row to improve to 7-6.
Forest City 39
Garner Hayfield Ventura 36
-The Indians used a strong fourth quarter to improve to 8-6, as the Indians outscored the Cardinals 18-9 in the final period. The game was dominated by defense, as the teams combined to shoot 29% from the field and just under 16% on 3s. Senior Noah Miller led the way for the Indians with 12 points and 10 rebounds. The Cardinals dropped to 11-3 , ending a three game winning streak.
Pocahontas Area 43
–After taking a 7 point lead at the end of the first quarter, Algona gave up a 14-0 scoring run in the second, and Pocahontas Area never looked back on their way to a win. Up next for Algona is a matchup with Iowa Falls-Alden tonight at 6:15.
North Union 77
North Iowa 18
–North Union used a 27-2 scoring margin in the 2nd quarter to take a 36 point halftime lead and blow the game open. Senior Vanessa Von Bank scored 20 in the win.
Storm Lake St. Mary’s 42
West Bend-Mallard 35
Garner Hayfield Ventura 53
Forest City 51
-The Cardinals picked up their 4th win in their past 5 games in a back and forth contest that saw junior Liz Richardson lead the Cardinals with 16 points and 9 rebounds. Senior Morgan Ryerson added 15 for the victorious Cardinals.
Manson NW-Webster 26
-Jake Zabka, Hayden Thompson, Brandon Harris, Hunter Berry, and Logan Meendering all went 2-0 on the night for Algona.
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