In a game heard on our sister station 987 KISS Country last night, the Osage Green Devil boys basketball team opened up the Class 2A State Tournament in Des Moines against Cascade Western Dubuque. The Green Devils scored the opening points of the game, but never held a lead again as they were beaten 60-27. Collin Havel and Caleb Bushbaum led Osage with six points apiece while Drew Olson and Nathan Bushbaum each added five. The Green Devil boys end their season with a record of 20-5.
The Northeast Iowa Conference recently released its boys All-Conference Teams and three Charles City Comets were honored. Freshman Jackson Molstead was named to the First Team, Sophomore Cade Hemaseth was named to the Second Team and Brandt Gebel earned Honorable Mention honors. Molstead led the Comets this season with 15.5 points per game and over five assists per game. Hemaseth averaged close to ten points per game, and led the Comets with almost 6 rebounds per game and had 22 blocks this season. Gebel scored six points a game, grabbed four boards per contest and shot over 71% from the free throw line. The Comet boys finished their season with a record of 8-13 which included a 6-6 NEIC record, good enough for fourth place in the league.
The Northeast Iowa Conference recently released its boys All-Conference Teams and two New Hampton Chickasaws were honored. Senior Matt Mulford was named to the First Team and Sophomore Keegan John earned Honorable Mention Honors. Mulford led the Chickasaws by scoring more than 14 points per game and also led New Hampton by grabbing close to eight rebounds per game. John led the team with 40 steals on the season, was second on the team in rebounds by securing close to six per game, and was second in scoring by averaging almost eight points per game. New Hampton’s boys finished with a record of 9-14 overall and 4-8 in the NEIC which put them in sixth place.