The Charles City Comet boys basketball team was in Cresco last night for a Northeast Iowa Conference match up with Crestwood. The Comets had a tough time getting a shot to fall in the first half as they only registered 12 points and went into halftime trailing 27-12. Crestwood came out aggressively in the second half and built their lead over twenty. Charles City would get some nice offense mid way through the third quarter to cut into the lead, but it was too much Cresco as the Cadets beat the Comets 58-42. Caleb Hageman led Charles City with 14 points, while Dylan Isakson and Shane Feller each chipped in with eight. The Comet boys fall to 0-2 on the season and 0-1 in NEIC play. The boys will next be in action tomorrow night when they host Clear Lake.
The Charles City Comet girls basketball team was at home last night in an NEIC game against the Cadets of Crestwood. The Comet offense struggled throughout the game and while the defense played well, it wasn’t enough to make up for the lack of offense as Charles City fell 47-34. The loss drops the Comet girls to 1-4 on the season and 1-1 in conference play. The girls will play again next Tuesday in Decorah.
The Nashua Plainfield Husky girls basketball team opened up Corn Bowl Conference play at home against West Fork last night. Nashua fell behind early as they only scored 2 points in the opening quarter. The Huskies came on in the fourth, outscoring West Fork 17-10 as Kayla Dietz had 12 points and Sarah McMichael had ten for the Huskies, but it was not enough as they dropped the game 51-37. Nashua Plainfield girls basketball is now 1-2 on the season and 0-1 in Corn Bowl Conference play. They will again be in action Friday night against Rockford.
The Rockford boys and girls basketball teams were each able to pick up wins over North Butler last night in the Corn Bowl Conference opener. In the boys game, Dalton Winters led the Warriors in scoring as he had 17 points, Mitch Longcor had 16 in the 45-30 win. Reid Lammers supplied over half of North Butler’s points as he finished the game with 17 in the loss. Rockford improves to 3-0 overall and 1-0 in conference play while North Butler drops to 0-3 and 0-1. In the girls game, the ninth ranked Warriors used a balanced scoring attack in their 57-29 win over the Bearcats. Three Warriors had double figures in points and they included Theresa Jones with 14, Emma Staudt with 13 and Rachel Enabnit with 10. North Butler was led by Steph Williams who had 11 points. The Rockford girls are now 4-0 overall and 1-0 in conference play while North Butler drops to 0-3 and 0-1. The Rockford boys and girls will take on Nashua at home on Friday night while North Butler will have a girl/boy double header at West Fork also on Friday.
The Riceville Wildcat girls and boys basketball teams both dropped games against Central Springs last night. In the girls game Taylor Uthe led the Wildcats with 10 points as they fell 42-32 to fall to 1-2 overall and 0-1 in Corn Bowl Conference play. On the boys side, Emilio Gomez did all he could to keep Riceville in the game as he poured in 28 points, but it wasn’t enough in the 55-48 loss. The Wildcat boys remain winless at 0-3 overall and 0-1 in conference play. Both the boys and girls will be at home on Friday as they get set to take on Northwood Kensett.
The Saint Ansgar Saints girls and boys basketball teams both fell to Northwood Kensett last night in Corn Bowl Conference play. The girls game went back and forth until it was all tied up at 49 in the closing seconds. The Vikings were able to beat the buzzer and gave the Saints their first loss of the season 51-49. Kelsey Willert led Saint Ansgar with 14 points as they fall to 2-1 overall and 0-1 in conference play. In the boys game, Logan Zipse had 12 points and Austin Rysavy had ten in their 69-57 loss in Northwood. The Saint Ansgar boys are now 1-1 overall and they begin the Corn Bowl season 0-1. Both the Saints boys and girls will have their next game Friday night when they host Central Springs.
The Osage Green Devil boys and girls basketball teams were at home last night in North Iowa Conference action against Mason City Newman Catholic. The Green Devil boys started strong and held a double digit lead in the second half, but the Knights were able to come back and took the game 58-54. Colin Havel lead 3 Green Devils in double figures as he had 14 points. Caleb Bushbaum and Tyler Friesen each had 13 points in the loss which drops Osage’s record to 1-2 overall and in conference play. The girls game was dominated by Osage as the final score ended up 61-12. The Green Devil girls are now 4-0 overall and 3-0 in conference play. Both the boys and girls will be back in action Friday night as they will travel to Forest City for a conference match up.
The Charles City Comet Wrestling team was in Mason City last night in a double dual with the Mohawks and Forest City. The Comets were able to dominate Forest City 64-15 and then in a much tougher match took down Mason City 42-33. The following Comet wrestlers went 2-0 last night: Wanye Pace at 106 pounds, Nate Lasher at 120 pounds. Johnny Etherington at 126 pounds, Austin Staudt at 132 pounds, Jake Niichel at 145 pounds, Andrew Koresh at 160 pounds, AJ Maloy at 220 pounds and Brody Tupy at 285 pounds. The Comet wrestlers will next be in action on Saturday when they travel to Cedar Rapids for a tournament.