One of Charles City’s all-time greats made an appearance at Comet Gym Friday.
Former Hawkeye and Comet basketball player Greg Brunner had a bit of a homecoming Friday night as he helped honor current Comet Jackson Molstead for becoming the schools all-time scorer.
Molstead received a plaque from Brunner before the start of the game against Waukon. In the game, Molstead bagged 31 points in a 76-75 overtime thriller in which the Comets lost at the buzzer. Bradley Andrews added 15. Charles City rebounded on Saturday with a 68-50 win over Algona. Charles City is 11-6.
The Comet girls lost 66-27 to Waukon. The Comets are 0-16.
New Hampton improved to 10-7 with a 53-27 thumping of Oelwein on Friday. Alexa Wemark collected 14, Maddi Moorman and Lauren Frerichs netted 11.
The New Hampton boys fell 69-52 to the Huskies. Tristan Sweizter bagged 17 points for the Chickasaws.
In other girl’s basketball:
The Sumner-Fredricksburg Cougars are 14-4 after dumping Jesup 35-29. 12 points for Ivy Hirsch and 11 for Megan Niewoehner.
Eight straight for Turkey Valley. A 14-point Friday night win over South Winneshiek – 66-52 and a 61-57 win over Kee High has propelled the Trojans to 12-5.
South Winneshiek split their games after losing to Turkey Valley, they rebounded by blowing out Clayton Ridge 57-33. The Warriors are 7-10.
North Fayette Valley evened their record with two wins, the first over Clayton Ridge and the second over Central Elkader.
Sumner-Fredricksburg is 9-8 after splitting weekend games. An eight-point loss to Jesup and then a 13 point win over Denver.
It’s five straight for Turkey Valley who is 14-4. They pick up a 58-53 win over South Winneshiek on Friday and a 61-43 win over Kee High on Saturday.
The South Winneshiek Warriors are 9-7 after dropping two straight games. After the Turkey Valley setback, the Warriors lost to Clayton Ridge 52-42.
North Fayette Valley – 2-0 over the weekend. They rolled Clayton Ridge 71-39 and then dumped Central Elkader 52-44. The Tiger-Hawks are 12-5.
The Comets will be sending Alec Staudt, Bronson Forsyth, Carter Proffit, Dylan Koresh, Jack Sindlinger and Ryan Zuspan onto the district tournament at Clear Lake this weekend.
New Hampton/Turkey Valley will have 10 wrestlers in the district finals at Independence.
The Chickasaws qualified for regional duals at New Hampton tomorrow night.
The Iowa Hawkeyes return to action Thursday with a visit to Indiana. The Hawkeyes are 6-5 in the Big Ten after a 74-59 win over fifth ranked Michigan on Friday night.
That’s Iowa coach Fran McCaffery. The Hoosiers got a shot of confidence by halting a seven game losing skid with a stunning victory at sixth ranked Michigan State.
A quick turnaround for the Iowa State Cyclones as they visit Oklahoma, tonight, in the Big-12. The Cyclones are coming off a hard fought win at home against Texas that moved their league record to 6-3.
That’s ISU coach Steve Prohm who likes the way the chemistry is coming around.