In a game heard right here on KCHA last night, the Charles City Comet baseball team opened up their season at home against Clear Lake. The Comets took an early 1-0 lead at the bottom of the first. Clear Lake would score three runs in the top of the fourth, but the Comets tied the game with two runs of their own in the bottom half. The Lions pushed across two more in the top of the fifth, Charles City would cut the deficit to one with a run in the sixth, but that’s where the score would end, with Clear Lake on top 5-4. Theo Arndt pitched four and two thirds innings and gave up three earned runs on four hits and struck out four. Elliott pitched the remaining two and a third innings without giving up a run or a hit and struck out three. For the Charles City offense, Arndt, Colton Slinger and Tait Arndt had two hits apiece, Slinger drove in two runs and Alec Elsbernd scored two runs. The Comet baseball team begins the season at 0-1 and will try and get their first win of the season at home tomorrow night against Mason City.
The Charles City Comet softball team was in Osage last night for their season opener. The Comet offense was clicking on all cylinders as they defeated the Green Devils 18-5. The Charles City softball teams opens up their season at 1-0 and they will have their home opener tonight against North Butler.
The Charles City soccer team saw their first season come to a close last night. They were defeated by Independence 9-0 in their Class 2A District game. The Comets finished their inaugural season with a record of 0-11.
The Charles City Comet girls golf team wrapped up their season yesterday with a Class 3A Regional Golf meet in Waverly. The Comet girls had their lowest round of the season as they finished with a team score of 405 which was good enough for seventh place out of the twelve teams. Emma Williams led the Comets as she finished with an 18-hole total of 100 which was her lowest score of the year. Her teammates Maddee Tjaden and Kara Hoffman with 101s, and Marissa Daniels with a 103 also shot their season lows.