Coach Frost wins 500th dual as N-P sweeps home quad

Coach Al Frost sped past a milestone Tuesday night as his Nashua-Plainfield boys wrestling team swept its home quad. Frost collected his 500th wrestling dual victory and was congratulated by many former wrestlers, managers, cheerleaders and coaches. No. 500 came against Forest City, N-P’s final dual of the night. The Huskies won 66-8 Nashua-Plainfield also won duals against North Union 55-21 and Rockford 81-0. The night was made possible by N-P winning four team duals over the weekend at The Battle of Waterloo tournament. N-P in action against North Union BOX SCORES Nashua-Plainfield 66, Forest City 8 Forest City forfeited … Continue reading Coach Frost wins 500th dual as N-P sweeps home quad

Nashua-Plainfield to play South Winneshiek in first-round of football playoffs

Nashua-Plainfield travels to Calmar on Friday to take on South Winneshiek in the first round of the Class A all-team playoffs. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. and admission is $6. As members of Pod 6, the winner moves on to the second round Friday, Oct. 23 to play the winner of Bishop Garrigan, Algona at Lake Mills Class A has 59 teams in the playoffs divided into 16 pods. Winners of each pod move on to the third round. Continue reading Nashua-Plainfield to play South Winneshiek in first-round of football playoffs

Charles City to play first round in Dubuque

Charles City travels to Dubuque to take on Wahlert Catholic in the first round of the Class 3A all-team playoffs on Friday, Oct. 16. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. and admission is $6. As members of Pod 5, the winner moves to the second round Friday, Oct. 23, and plays Decorah, which has a first-round bye. Class 3A has 53 teams in the playoffs divided into 16 pods. Winners of each pod move on to the third round. Continue reading Charles City to play first round in Dubuque

Downing to coach Charles City High School girls basketball

NEWS RELEASE CHARLES CITY, IOWA — Tyler Downing, a 15-year coaching veteran, will be named the Charles City High School head girls basketball coach of his alma mater pending board approval by the Charles City Community School District Board of Education Monday evening. Mr. Downing is a social studies teacher with the Charles City High School. He was hired in 2009 as a special education teacher and accepted an opening in the social studies department earlier this year.  Downing’s multi-sports coaching background includes 15 years of coaching Comet baseball, 11 years coaching 7th-grade boys basketball, assistant coach to the high … Continue reading Downing to coach Charles City High School girls basketball

Nashua-Plainfield football begins play Aug. 28 on the road

2020 NASHUA-PLAINFIELD FOOTBALL SCHEDULE Week 1 Aug. 28 – 7 p.m. at Central Springs (Nora Springs) Week 2 Sept. 4 – 7 p.m. at Postville Week 3 Sept. 11 – 7 p.m. vs. Saint Ansgar at home Week 4 Sept. 18 – 7 p.m. at Lake Mills Week 5 Sept. 25 – 7 p.m. at West Fork Week 6 Oct. 2 – 7 p.m. vs. North Butler (Homecoming) Week 7 Oct. 9 – 7 p.m. vs. Newman Catholic (Senior Night) COACHING STAFF Head coach Andrew Christensen Assistant coaches Jason Fisher, Nick Henningsen, Chase Sudol, and Taylor Wedeking 2020 ROSTER 3 … Continue reading Nashua-Plainfield football begins play Aug. 28 on the road

NEIC declares ‘Black Lives Matter’ in reaction to racist comments aimed at CC baseball player

  In the wake of spectators at a high school baseball game in Waverly shouting racist comments at a Charles City player, Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) member schools issued the following statement on Friday, July 3: As administrators and board of education members of the member schools of the Northeast Iowa Conference, we know racism exists in our conference, our schools, and our communities. We also know we are called to stand strongly for the dignity and rights of our students of color. Civil rights advocate and athlete Jackie Robinson once said, “Life is not a spectator sport. If you’re … Continue reading NEIC declares ‘Black Lives Matter’ in reaction to racist comments aimed at CC baseball player

CC youth softball to have 4-week season

NEWS RELEASE FROM THE CHARLES CITY SOFTBALL LEAGUS 2020 Charles City Softball LeagueGrades 1st-7th Parents and Players of Charles City Youth Softball League: We are excited to announce the decision to play ball this season! Due to the current circumstances, there will be some significant changes this year. There will also be strict rules that we must enforce. If you are still wanting to play ball, please continue reading!! If you have registered, but have changed your mind, please contact a board member and you will be given the full refund. If you are interested in signing up, you must … Continue reading CC youth softball to have 4-week season

Nashua-Plainfield’s Jeff Trost 2020 Recipient of IGHSAU Golf Golden Plaque Award

IGHSAU News Release      Nashua-Plainfield coach Jeff Trost is the 2020 golf recipient of the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union’s Golden Plaque of Distinction Award. Trost will be honored at the 2021 Iowa GIrls State Golf  Meet.      The IGHSAU Golden Plaque of Distinction Award honors the Iowa coach who has demonstrated a successful career while making notable contributions toward school, community and the coaching profession.     Trost has been coaching the golf team at Nashua-Plainfield for 41 seasons. During his tenure, he has guided four girls teams to the Girls State Golf Meet and has … Continue reading Nashua-Plainfield’s Jeff Trost 2020 Recipient of IGHSAU Golf Golden Plaque Award

Charles City wrestlers take 2nd as a team at Girls State Tournament

WAVERLY — Charles City as a team took second place at the Iowa High School Girls Wrestling State Tournament at Waverly-Shell Rock High School over the weekend The Comets had 128 points. Waverly-Shell Rock took first with 156.5. Marissa Gallup took 8th in the 106-pound weight class. She scored 12 points for the team. Kiki Connell took 6th at 120, scoring 18. Toni Maloy placed 6th at 126, scoring 17. Lilly Luft took 4th at 132, scoring 24. Allie Cross is 7th at 145, scoring 11. Kalysta Rodriguez placed 4th at 285, scoring 13. Also contributing team point by winning matches were … Continue reading Charles City wrestlers take 2nd as a team at Girls State Tournament

Comet girls basketball wins, again

CHARLES CITY — The Comet girls basketball team had its highest scoring game of the season Friday night (Dec. 20), beating winless Oelwein, 60-19. The last time a Charles City girls basketball team scored 60 points was in the 2012-13 season. That team defeated Saint Ansgar 81-47 at home, and Oelwein 64-43, BCLUW 70-17 and Decorah 60-45, all on the road. The Comets finished the season 12-11 overall. This year’s Comets are now 3-5 overall, and host Saint Ansgar (5-1 overall) at 3:30 p.m. today (Dec. 21) in the Charles City Middle School gymnasium. – – – Charles City had … Continue reading Comet girls basketball wins, again

CC wrestlers take 4th in 12-team tournament

PARKERSBURG — Charles City placed fourth in the 12-team Keith Vry Invitational wrestling tournament on Saturday, Dec. 14. The top three teams were Don Bosco with 308.5 points, Crestwood, Cresco (207.5) and Clarion-Goldfield-Dows (163.5). Charles City has 157 points. Elliot Sinwell at 170 was the only Charles City wrestler to place 1st in his weight class. After a first round by, Sinnwell won by an 11-1 major decision over Meirick Huffman of Osage. In the semifinal, Sinnwell won by a 10-3 decision over Cael Ahrens of Clarion-Goldfield-Dows. In the 1st place match Sinnwell pinned Fischer Ohrt of Don Bosco at … Continue reading CC wrestlers take 4th in 12-team tournament

N-P wrestlers take first at their home tournament

NASHUA — Nashua-Plainfield ran away with first place on Saturday as it hosted a 12-team tournament. Three Huskies won their weight classes: freshman Garret Rinken (106), Kendrick Huck (113) and Jakob Whitinger (120). Seven Huskies placed second: Trey Nelson (126), McKade Munn (138), Shane Hillesheim (152), Cael Brunner (160), Derik Downing (170), Evan Kalainoff (182) and Dalton Asche (195). Kollyn Lentz (145) and Jarrett Peterson (275) each placed sixth for N-P. The Huskies as a team collected 200 points. Second-place Hudson had 139.5. Rinken, a freshman, improved his season record to 14-0, by scoring pins in all three rounds at … Continue reading N-P wrestlers take first at their home tournament

Girls basketball scores, Dec. 10, 2019

Area teams New Hampton 54, Charles City 45 NEW HAMPTON — Outscored by 12 points in the first quarter of Tuesday night’s road game, the Comets rallied to put up 21 points in the second. At the half, New Hampton led 34-28. The Chickasaws held on in the second half to win for the first time this season, 54-45 Both teams are now 1-4 overall. Riceville 60, Valley Lutheran 6 CEDAR FALLS — Riceville remains unbeaten this season after defeating Valley Lutheran by 54 points on the road Tuesday night. It’s the largest margin of victory for the Raiders since … Continue reading Girls basketball scores, Dec. 10, 2019

CC girls basketball snaps 52-game losing streak

CHARLES CITY — The explosion of joy Monday night was worthy of a championship. The Comets bench leaped to embrace their five teammates on the floor as the buzzer sounded sending Charles City’s 55-20 home victory over Independence. The student section formed a cheering tunnel players passed through on the way to their locker room. This win was a long-time coming. It snapped a 52-game losing streak. The last time the Comets girls basketball team won a game was Jan. 13, 2017, against Decorah on the road.  After falling behind 9-10 after the first quarter, the Comets grabbed the lead … Continue reading CC girls basketball snaps 52-game losing streak

FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD: Class 3A, District 3

CLASS 3A ||||||| District | Overall DISTRICT 3 ||||| W-L-T | W-L-T Independence — 0-0-0 | 2-0-0 Waverly-SR — 0-0-0 | 1-1-0 W. Delaware — 0-0-0 | 1-1-0 Charles City — 0-0-0 | 0-2-0 Decorah HS — 0-0-0 | 0-2-0 Waterloo-East — 0-0-0 | 0-2-0 Scores and schedules Charles City L vs. Crestwood, 27-34 L @ New Hampton, 23-25 vs. Union, LC @ Oelwein vs. Waterloo East @ Decorah @ Independence vs. West Delaware vs. Waverly-SR Decorah L @ Waukon, 7-36 L vs. Xavier, CR, 14-36 vs. Western Dubuque @ Crestwood vs. Waverly-SR vs. Charles City @ West Delaware vs. … Continue reading FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD: Class 3A, District 3

High School football scores, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019

Area schools New Hampton 25, Charles City 23 ( (ND)) Belmond-Klemme 32, Nashua-Plainfield 6 Central Springs 6, North Butler 0 ( (ND)) Riceville 52, Central, Elkader 14 ( (ND)) Rockford 22, Kee, Lansing 18 ( (ND)) Statewide scores CLASS 4A: District 1 Ankeny 20, Johnston 7 ( (ND)) Des Moines, Roosevelt 44, Des Moines, Lincoln 0 ( (ND)) Indianola 35, Des Moines, Hoover 7 ( (ND)) Sioux City, East 38, Sioux City, West 0 ( (ND)) Valley, West Des Moines 29, Dowling Catholic, West Des Moines 22 ( (ND)) District 2 Ankeny Centennial 41, Urbandale 21 ( (ND)) Des Moines, … Continue reading High School football scores, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019

FOOTBALL: Crestwood 34, Charles City 27

SCOREBOARD Q1 |Q2 | Q3 | Q4 — Final Crestwood: 8 | 12 | 7 | 7 — 34 Charles City: 7 | 12 | 0 | 8 — 27 SCORING 1st Quarter Charles City, 7:36 — #2 Marcus Cranshaw pass complete to #3 Ian Collins for 50 yards. Touchdown! (Point after kick by #12 Kaleb Byers is good.) Crestwood 0, Charles City 7 Crestwood, 4:24 — #3 runs for 1 yards. Touchdown! (2-point conversion is good.) Crestwood 8, Charles City 7 2nd Quarter Crestwood, 10:18 — #3 runs for 1 yards. Touchdown! (Point after kick by #3 is no … Continue reading FOOTBALL: Crestwood 34, Charles City 27