The Score Sheet: Comet Bowlers finish in top 5, Clarksville makes school history and Comet basketball advances

The Charles City Bowerls were at the state meet yesterday and both teams finished in the top five.

Scott Fenzloff reports.


The Clarksville Indians have punched their ticket to the 1A state basketball tournament.

Brandon Lewis had the call and he reports from Denver.


The Sumner-Fredricksburg Cougars clashed with undefeated Grundy Center in the 2A Region 3 Final.

The Spartans topped the  Cougs 72-37.


You heard that game on 95.1 The Bull.

The Spartans raced out to a 20-2 lead after the first quarter and never looked back.  Sumner-Fred only scored two field goals in the entire first half.  The Spartan’s Hailee Wallis scored a game-high 25 points.  Ivy Hirsch paced Sumner-Fred with 11.  Cassidy Pagel did not play due to an ankle injury.  The Cougars finish the year 17-6.

The Charles City Boys basketball team opened their post season tournament with a 72-64 win over the Iowa Falls-Alden Cadets in a class 3A substate 2 first-round game in Webster City last night.

Charles City led 18-13 after one quarter and 33-30 at the half, but the Cadets used astrong 3 rd quarter to lead 52-50 heading to the fourth. But the Comets outscored Iowa Falls-Alden 22-12 in the final 8 minutes to win the game.

Jack Molstead paced the Comets with 32 points. Bradley Andrews was next with 13, JJ Ritter had 10, Tait Arndt added 9, Colton Slinger had 4, and Marcus Cranshaw and De’Ontaye Hoefer each scored 2 points.

Cadet standout sophomore Karson Sharer (pronounced Shyer) scored 32 points to leadIowa Falls-Alden.

The Comets up their record to 13-7 with the win. Iowa Falls-Alden ends their season with an 8-10 record.

On the other side of the Comets’ bracket, Webster City defeated Decorah 55-47. CharlesCity will now play the Lynx on Thursday night in Webster City.  – Thanks to Erik Hoefer for the call and the report.

Iowa State coach Steve Prohm says Fred Hoiberg will be at Tuesday night’s game against Baylor. The 19th ranked Cyclones are 8-4 in the Big-12 after a win at conference leader Kansas State.


Iowa State lost the first meeting of the season but that was a much different Baylor team. The Bears have been without their top three scorers due to injury and are 7-5 in the league race.


Iowa coach Fran McCaffery is confident the 21st ranked Hawkeyes will be able to handle the quick turnaround after their second straight win at the buzzer. The Hawkeyes are at home Tuesday night against a Maryland team that is ranked 24th.


Maryland is 10-5 and a half game in front of the Hawkeyes in the Big Ten standings.



Chris Berg

Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki, daughter Brynlee and son Jaxon.
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