The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union began its State Golf meet yesterday and Nashua-Plainfield’s team and Sydney Fullerton of Rockford got their first round in at Jester Park Golf Course in Fort Dodge. The Huskies had a first round score of 421 as a team and currently sit in eighth place. Leading the way for Nashua yesterday was Kelsey Poppe who had a 98 which put her in a tie for 27th. The other three Husky scorers were bunched together as Haley Schmitz had a 107 and Megan Cerwinske and Haley Hillesheim each had a 108. Fullerton finished her day with a 93 and sits in a tie for thirteenth individually. Courtney Tusler of Osage took part in the Class 3A meet which is taking place at Coldwater Links in Ames. Tusler played very well yesterday as she shot an 83 and currently sits in a tie for third. The State Golf Meets will conclude today with another eighteen hole round.
In a couple of games heard right here on KCHA last night, the Charles City Comet softball team was in a Northeast Iowa Conference double-header with their rival Waverly-Shell Rock at home. In game one, the Comet girls were ahead 1-0 after four innings. The Go-Hawks score a run in the top of the fifth, but the Comets answered right back with one of their own in the bottom half of the fifth to regain the lead. Waverly took their first lead of the game with two runs in the top of the seventh which would hold up as Charles City lost game one 3-2. In game two, Waverly jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back as the Charles City offense never got going and dropped the second game 4-0. The two losses gives the Comet softball team an overall record of 4-2 and they are now 2-2 in NEIC play. They will be in action again tonight at Cedar Falls.
The Charles City Comet baseball team opened up Northeast Iowa Conference play at home against Crestwood. Drew Mitchell went the distance on the mound for the Comets in game one and gave up three runs, only one of which was earned, on five hits and struck out twelve. The Comet offense however, managed just a run on two hits and lost the first game 3-1. Mitchell had the lone RBI in the first game on a double. In game two, Charles City came out giving up four runs in the top of the first, but were able to get right back in it after three runs in their half of the first and then took the lead with four runs in the third. Charles City would add a huge insurance run in the fourth innings as the Cadets would score three runs in the top of the last inning to pull to within one, but Charles City hung on for the 8-7 win. Nate Lasher picked up the win for the Comets as he gave up three earned runs on seven hits and Theo Arndt came in to pick up the save. Brady Sickman led the offense as he went two for two runs and an RBI. The double-header split gives the Charles City baseball team an overall record of 2-3 and they begin NEIC play with a 1-1 conference record. They will be at Turkey Valley tonight for a non-conference match-up.
The only other game in the area last night that was not cancelled or postponed due to the weather featured the Nashua-Plainfield baseball team which found themselves in a Top of Iowa Conference fight last night at home with Central Springs. The Huskies and Panthers were tied at two after seven innings to put them into extras. Central Springs scored two in the top of the eighth, but the Huskies fought right back to tie it up at four after eight. The Panthers then scored a run in the top of the tenth and Nashua could not answer and wound up losing the game 5-4. Nashua baseball is now 3-3 overall and 2-2 in conference games. They will play again tonight at Saint Ansgar.