In a game heard right here on KCHA last night, the Charles City Comet girls basketball team was at home for a non-conference match-up with Garner-Hayfield-Ventura. The Comet girls fared much better than they did in their season opener as the Charles City offense tripled their output from their first game. In the end though, it was the Cardinals who won the game by a final score of 67-58. The Comet girls fall to 0-2 on the season and will be looking for their first win on Saturday in Algona.
The Rockford Warrior girls basketball team opened up their season last night with a non-conference road game at Clarksville. After falling behind 19-8 after the first quarter, the Warriors started to chip away at the lead, but could not quite get over the hump and lost the game 38-34. Jamie Schuster led Rockford with 10 points and five rebounds and Amber Reams and Jenna Paulus each had seven points. The Warrior girls are 0-1 this season and will begin Top of Iowa Conference play tonight at home against Nashua-Plainfield in a girl/boy double header.
Other area games tonight include the Charles City Comet boys basketball team who will kickoff their season tonight with a home game against Dike-New Hartford. It will be the season opener for the Wolverines as well. You can tune into this game right here on KCHA starting with a pre-game at about 7:15 and tip-off is scheduled for 7:30.
The Osage Green Devil girls and boys basketball teams will have their first games of the season tonight as they will travel to Mason City for a Top of Iowa Conference girl/boy double-header against the Newman Knights. The Newman girls are 1-0 this season and this will be the first game for the Knight boys. The girls game is scheduled to begin at 6:15 with the boys game to follow.
The North Butler Bearcat girls and boys basketball teams will open-up their seasons tonight with Top of Iowa Conference games at Northwood-Kensett. This will be the second game of the season for the Viking girls who lost their opener last week. The girls will tip-off at 6:15 and the boys game will follow.
The Saint Ansgar Saints girls and boys basketball teams will hit the road tonight for a Top of Iowa Conference double-header in Manly against Central Springs. The Saint Ansgar girls are 1-0 this season while the Panther girls have yet to play a game and this will be the first game for both the Saint Ansgar and Central Springs boys. The girls game will be played first at 6:15 and the boys game will go on right after the girls.
And finally today, former Charles City Comet stand-out volleyball player Hali Hillegas was awarded some post-season honors from the Big 12 Conference yesterday. The red-shirt sophomore for Iowa State, Hillegas earned First Team All-Big 12 Honors and was named the Libero of the Year in the conference.