In a Class 2A Sectional wrestling meet heard right here on KCHA Saturday, the Charles City Comet and Osage Green Devil wrestling teams joined four other schools in Charles City. The Comet grapplers were able to advance eight wrestlers to the District Meet and also qualified for the Regional Duals as a team. Nate Lasher at 132, Dylan Koresh at 145, Alex Koehler at 182, Sam Niichel at 195, and Luke Hillegas at 285 were all Sectional champions and Wanya Pace, Carter Proffitt, and A.J. Maloy placed second. The Comets as a team finished with 208 points which placed them second. The Green Devils also qualified eight members of their team and they finished with 231 team points to claim the Sectional team title. Osage had seven champions including Joe Jacob at 106, Nolan Byrnes at 120, Mitchell Schotanus at 138, Derek Fox at 152, Zach Williams at 160, Brock Jennings at 170 and Caleb Ring at 220. Brody Roll at 126 advanced to the District meet as a runner-up. The individuals will wrestle in a four-man bracket at the District tournament held this Saturday in Iowa Falls and the Comet and Green Devil teams will be in action tomorrow night in the Regional Duals as the Comets will be in Denver and the Green Devils will travel to New Hampton.
The Nashua-Plainfield Husky wrestling team was at home for their Sectional Meet on Saturday and they welcomed in other area teams including North Butler, Rockford and Saint Ansgar. The Saints finished with the highest team score from our area as they finished with 162 team points which was good enough for second place and a trip to the Regional Dual on Tuesday at Lake Mills. Individually, Nahsua-Plainfield advanced two wrestlers into Districts as Brock Dietz at 106 and Jakob Whittinger at 113 were both Sectional Champions. North Butler will be sending four wrestlers as Brandon Trees at 152 and Dalton Nelson at 160 were champs and Bryce Trees at 106 and Trae Ulrich at 182 were runner-ups. Rockford got three through as Will Portis at 120, Dakota Vance at 170 and Heath Farr at 195 were all Sectional Champs. Saint Ansgar advanced two wrestlers as Devin Steele at 126 and Mitchell Smith at 126 were both champions. These area wrestlers will compete at the District Tournament on Saturday at Lake Mills.
In a game heard right here on KCHA on Friday night, the Charles City Comet girls basketball team was in Waukon for a Northeast Iowa Conference match-up with the Indians. The game was competitive throughout, but in the end, the Comets lost the game 38-28. The Comet girls are now 1-16 overall this season and 1-9 in the NEIC. They will be in non-conference action tonight at Iowa Falls.
The Charles City Comet boys basketball team was at home on Friday night for a Northeast Iowa Conference game against Waukon. The Comet boys jumped out to a 25-11 lead after the first quarter and cruised to a 76-51 win. Cade Hemaseth returned to the lineup and led the Comets with 22 points as he went 7-7 from the floor, Jack Molstead had 20 points and Mike Cranshaw had 14. The Charles City boys are now 12-4 overall and 7-3 in the NEIC. They will play again tonight at North Fayette Valley.
The Osage Green Devil boys basketball team took down Rockford 75-51 Friday night in Top of Iowa Conference action in Rockford. Drew Olson had 23 points to lead the Green Devils, Lucas Schwamman had 16 and Ben Grimm had 10. Zach Bushbaum led all scorers with 27 points for Rockford. The Osage boys are now 18-1 overall and 14-0 in the conference. They will be back in action tomorrow at home against Northwood-Kensett. The Warrior boys are now 12-8 and 8-7 and will wrap up their regular season tomorrow night at North Butler.
The Osage Green Devil girls basketball team was also victorious over Rockford on Friday night in Rockford as they defeated the Warriors in Top of Iowa Conference play 59-51. Mia Knudsen and Maddie Johnson each had 16 points to lead the Green Devils and Madison McGregor led Rockford with 18 points. The Osage girls are now 15-4 overall and 12-3 in conference games while the Warrior girls fall to 17-3 and 12-3. The Green Devil girls will host Northwood-Kensett tomorrow night and the Rockford girls will be at North Butler.
The North Butler Bearcat girls basketball team was in Top of Iowa Conference play on Friday night at West Fork. The Bearcat girls played a good game, but wound up on the losing end of a 72-57 score. Hallie Testroet led North Butler’s girls with 21 points as they fall to 7-10 overall and 6-9 in league play. They will be at home tomorrow night against Rockford.
The North Butler Bearcat boys basketball team was also in Sheffield on Friday night for a Top of Iowa Conference game against West Fork. The Bearcats and War-Hawks were tied at halftime, but West Fork was able to pull away in the second half and North Butler lost the game by a final score of 68-58. The Bearcat boys fall to 6-11 overall and 6-8 in TIC games. They will host Rockford tomorrow night.