Girls Cross Country Sangs Runner-Up, Comet Volleyball’s Comeback Falls Short On Senior Night

The Charles City Cross Country Girls team finished runner-up at the NEIC meet yesterday, finishing behind Decorah by four points.  Amanda Rahmiller is the girls cross country coach.

 

Kikki Connel finished second is received her second all-conference award.  Whitney Martin, Lydia Staudt and Mckenzie Bilharz finished also received all conference honors.  

The boys cross country team snagged third place at the NEIC meet in Waverly last night, nine points from a runner-up finish.  Boys coach Ryan Rahmiller said this finish highlights the improvements his team has made from the beginning of the year until now.

 

Mason Deeter-the top Comet finisher- placed fifth, earning his third all conference title.  Nick Litterer and Philip Bachman also received all conference. All conference awards are given to the top 15 finishers.  

Waukon 3, Charles City 1
The Charles City Comets dropped their 24th game of the season last night to Waukon in four sets.  The lone comet victory – a first set runaway- helped by a 17-1 run. During the run, Jennifer Martin collected SIX aces.  The Comets went onto win 25-9. But Waukon answered with a 25-19 win in sets two and three. The Indians held a 22-17 advantage in the latter stages of set four and then Sami Heyer capped a 5-1 run on this kill:

 

But the Comets gave the next point away and fell 25-23.  Jodi Sidlinnger collected a game-high 13 kills, Heyer added eight. Charles City is 10-24, Waukon improves to 12-15-4.  Both teams meet this Saturday in the NEIC tournament in Decorah.

Saint Ansgar 3, Riceville 0

Saint Ansgar evened their record to 11-11 with a straight sets win over Riceville last night.  Brooke Hackbart led the Saints with 13 kills and Blayne Koster supplemented six to the 34 kill performance.  The Saints hit 0.319 and netted 11 aces in the match. Both teams begin their post season play next week.

Games not scored:
Nashua-Plainfield and North Butler in the North Butler tournament.