KCHA Sports Report (2/12)

The Iowa High School Athletic Association held District wrestling tournaments all over the state on Saturday.  KCHA was at Class 2A District 1 in Parkersburg following the Charles City Comets and Osage Green Devils with live hold-by-hold action.  The Comets had seven wrestlers vying for a trip to the State Tournament, but were only able to get three through.  Dylan Koresh was the District Champion at 152 pounds, Jack Sindlinger was the runner-up at 170 pounds and Josh Halligan was second at 220 pounds.  The Green Devils also had seven grapplers competing on Saturday and they were close to making it a clean sweep as they were able to send six of the seven to State.  At 106 pounds, Averee Abben placed second, Joe Sullivan was the Champion at 113 pounds, Joe Jacobs was runner-up at 120, Brody Roll was second at 132, Spencer Mooberry won his wrestle-back to claim second at 145 pounds and Zach Williams won the 160 pound weight class.  KCHA will follow all nine of these wrestlers down at the State Tournament in Des Moines beginning Thursday.

The Nashua-Plainfield, North Butler-Clarksville, Rockford, Riceville and Saint Ansgar wrestling teams participated in a Class 1A District Tournament on Saturday held at Luther College in Decorah.  The Huskies were able to advance three of their four wrestlers who competed.  Brock Dietz was the District Champion at 106 pounds, Jakob Whittinger was the runner-up at 113 pounds and Nathan Dettmer placed second at 195 pounds.  The Bearcats were able to get one out of four to State as Brandon Trees was the runner-up at 170 pounds.  The Warriors were also able to get one through with Cameron Rasing winning a District title at 160 pounds.  Defending State Champion Chance Throndson of Riceville advanced to State by way of a second place finish, and unfortunately the two wrestlers representing Saint Ansgar were knocked out of State Tournament contention.  KCHA will also have live hold-by-hold coverage of the Class 1A State Tournament which also begins on Thurdsday.

The Charles City Comet boys basketball team concluded their regular season on Friday night with a Northeast Iowa Conference home game against Decorah.  The Comet boys had a poor second quarter in which they were outscored 21-8 and were unable to recover as they dropped the game 79-66.  The Comet boys finish their season with a record of 16-4 and they place second in the NEIC with a record of 10-2.  The Comets will now shift their focus to the District Tournament which starts a week from today as they will host Iowa Falls-Alden next Monday night.

The Charles City Comet girls basketball team had one final chance to get a win during the regular season as they were in Decorah for a Northeast Iowa Conference match-up with the Vikings.  The Comets were ahead 12-9 after the first quarter, but let that lead slip away and ended up on the losing end of a 52-40 score.  Jodie Sindlinger led Charles City with 15 points as they Comets end their regular season with a 0-20 overall record and a 0-12 record in the NEIC.  They will have another shot at the Vikings in the first round of the Regional Tournament.  The two teams will square off in Decorah this Wednesday night.

The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union held opening rounds of their Regional Basketball Tournaments on Saturday night.  The Nashua-Plainfield girls basketball team was in Denver for their Class 2A Region 3 opener against the Cyclones.  The Huskies opened up a 14-3 lead after the first quarter and were able to hang on to win the game 50-44.  Sydney Hanson had 17 points to lead Nashua and Libby Fisher scored 15 as the Huskies improved to 3-19 on the season.  The will play in the Regional Quarter-Finals tomorrow night at Jesup.

The Osage Green Devil girls basketball team played in a Class 3A Region 3 Quarter-Final at home on Saturday night against Waterloo Columbus.  The Green Devils were once again dominant as they defeated the Sailors by a final score of 79-52.  Rylie Olson and Gabby Schwarting each had 12 points to lead the Green Devil girls as they stay perfect on the season by upping their record to 22-0.  They will host New Hampton on Wednesday night in the Regional Semi-Finals.

The North Butler Bearcat girls basketball team hosted Rockford on Saturday night in a Class 1A Region 2 opening round game.  The Bearcats were able to win the game easily as they ended the Warriors season with a 46-17 win.  The Bearcats improve to 11-9 on the season and they will host Mason City Newman Catholic tomorrow night in the Regional Quarter-Finals.  The Rockford girls finish their season with a record of 5-17.

The Saint Ansgar Saints girls basketball team opened up their Class 2A Region 3 Tournament on Saturday with a home game against Lake Mills.  After falling behind 44-37 at the conclusion of the third quarter, the Saints were able to outscore the Bulldogs 22-11 in the fourth to come back and win the game 59-55.  Jadyn Anderson had 22 points to lead Saint Ansgar and Elizabeth Jenkins had 15 as the Saints girls improve to 13-9 on the season.  They will play in the Regional Quarter-Finals tomorrow night at Central Springs.

The Iowa High School Athletic Association will begin its postseason basketball schedule tonight with opening round games in Classes 1A and 2A.  The Osage Green Devil boys basketball team will be the only area team in action tonight as they will host 2A District 5 opener against Central Springs.  The Osage boys are 13-8 overall this season and they will be taking on Central Springs team who they beat twice during the regular season and have a record of 3-18.  Tip-off for this game is scheduled for 7pm.

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