The Score Sheet: Molstead sets scoring record, area weekend scores

Charles City 68, Oelwein 67

Charles City’s Jackson Molstead had a record setting evening Friday.


Molstead surpassed Charles City and Iowa alumn Greg Brunner will the most career points scored in the school’s history finishing with 35 points on the night and compiling 1,578 in his career.


He sunk the game winning free throw with no time left on the clock and the Comets won 68-67 over Oelwein to improve to 10-4.


Head Coach Ben Klapperich says Molstead’s dedication to the sport is why he’s successful.


The Comets then lost to Dike-New Hartford Saturday 79-78 with Molstead scoring 46. The comets are 10-5.

Oelwein 35, Charles City 31

The Charles City girls lost a nail biter to Oelwein Friday night. Trailing by four with less than five seconds to go, Rachel Chambers went to the foul line.


The Comets lost 35-31.  Ashlyn Hoeft led Charles City with nine and Jodi Sindlinger added eight. The Comets are 0-14.

Girl’s basketball scores:

New Hampton 52, Decorah 24 – Paige Wisner led New Hampton with 13.

Nashua-Plainfield lost 61-19 to Osage and 55-43 to North Butler.

Sumner-Fredricksburg picked up two wins over the weekend over Columbus Catholic and Denver ,62-35 and 56-36.  They’re 13-4 and winners of five straight.

Turkey Valley as also won five straight including wins over West Central and Riceville over the weekend, 60-22 and 69-40.

South Winneshiek blew out West Central 71-18.

North Fayette Valley picked up a 69-12 win over Postville.

Boys basketball scores

New Hampton splits weekend contests winning the first 58-53 over Decorah and then losing to Waverly-Shell Rock 63-50.

Nashua-Plainfield lost to Osage 56-35.

Sumner-Fredricksburg picked up a 44-36 win over Columbus Catholic

Turkey Valley picked up two wins over West Central 61-30 and Riceville 65-38

South Winneshiek won 79-36 over West Central

North Fayette Valley spit games beating Postville 66-57 and lost to Decorah 58-26.

NEIC Wrestling Tournament:

The New Hampton/Turkey Valley Chickasaws placed third and the Charles City Comets placed fifth in the conference meet.  Several individuals placed.  See track wrestling for the entire list.

Minnesota 92, Iowa 87

A late rally for the Iowa Hawkeyes came up short at Minnesota.


Gary Dolphin with the call on the Hawkeye Network. The Hawkeyes sliced a 16-point Gopher lead to four but hat’s as close as they got in a 92-87 loss. Averaging 73 points per game the Gophers shredded a porous Iowa defense for 55 points in the opening half. Iowa coach Fran McCaffery


McCaffery says he was proud of the late rally.


#24 Iowa State 87, #20 Ole Miss 73

Twenty fourth-ranked Iowa State grabbed an 87-73 road win over #20 Ole Miss Saturday. Talon Horton-Tucker scored a team-high 23 points.



Chris Berg

Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki, daughter Brynlee and son Jaxon.
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