The Score Sheet: Molstead honored, wrestlers advance and weekend scores

One of Charles City’s all-time greats made an appearance at Comet Gym Friday.


Former Hawkeye and Comet basketball player Greg Brunner had a bit of a homecoming Friday night as he helped honor current Comet Jackson Molstead for becoming the schools all-time scorer.


Molstead received a plaque from Brunner before the start of the game against Waukon.  In the game, Molstead bagged 31 points in a 76-75 overtime thriller in which the Comets lost at the buzzer.  Bradley Andrews added 15.  Charles City rebounded on Saturday with a 68-50 win over Algona.  Charles City is 11-6.

Other scores:

The Comet girls lost 66-27 to Waukon. The Comets are 0-16.

New Hampton improved to 10-7 with a  53-27 thumping of Oelwein on Friday.  Alexa Wemark collected 14, Maddi Moorman and Lauren Frerichs netted 11.

The New Hampton boys fell 69-52 to the Huskies.  Tristan Sweizter bagged 17 points for the Chickasaws.

In other girl’s basketball:
Nashua-Plainfield lost to Central Springs 47-23.  The Huskies are 1-16.

The Osage girls are undefeated no more.  The Green Devils lost 57-54 to Caledonia on Saturday.  The Green Devils are 17-1, after they won their Friday contest 64-26 over Northwood-Kensett.

The Rockford Warriors improve to 9-9 after edging North Butler 45-43.  Morgan Thieman had 19. The Bearcats fall to 5-11.

The Saint Ansgar Saints have won three straight after picking up a pair of weekend wins.  The Saints edged Mason City Newman 56-50 and dropped Northwood Kensett 63-39.  Saint Ansgar is 15-3.

Riceville lost both of their weekend games: A 52-39 loss to Central Springs and a  55-16 blowout to Janesville.

In boys:
Nashua-Plainfield boys split weekend contests dropping them to 8-9.  They lost to West Fork 74-46 and beat Central Springs 73-49.

Osage is 12-6 after thumping Northwood-Kensett 74-26 on Friday.  Brett Bobinett had 23 and Jonah Bluhm netted 14.

Rockford’s seven game win streak is over.  Mason City Newman dispatched the Warriors 86-61.  Jared Marth collected 17.  Rockford is 14-4.

North Butler is 3-12 after losing both weekend games.  The first to Rockford 71-29 and the second to Wapsie Valley 72-43.

Saint Ansgar split their weekend games after losing to Newman Catholic 63-52 and then rebounded 64-32 over Northwood-Kensett. The Saints are 10-7

Riceville is 2-16 after losing both weekend games to Central Springs and Janesville.

Sectional Wrestling:

The Comets will be sending Alec Staudt, Bronson Forsyth, Carter Proffit, Dylan Koresh, Jack Sindlinger and Ryan Zuspan onto the district tournament at Clear Lake this  weekend.

New Hampton/Turkey Valley will have 10 wrestlers in the district finals at Independence.

The Chickasaws qualified for regional duals at New Hampton tomorrow night.

College basketball:

The Iowa Hawkeyes return to action Thursday with a visit to Indiana. The Hawkeyes are 6-5 in the Big Ten after a 74-59 win over fifth ranked Michigan on Friday night.


That’s Iowa coach Fran McCaffery. The Hoosiers got a shot of confidence by halting a seven game losing skid with a stunning victory at sixth ranked Michigan State.


A quick turnaround for the Iowa State Cyclones as they visit Oklahoma, tonight, in the Big-12. The Cyclones are coming off a hard fought win at home against Texas that moved their league record to 6-3.


Kellan Heavican

News & Sports Director

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