Connell, Marr compete at Drake Relays

DES MOINES — Charles City’s lone qualifier for this year’s Drake Relays placed 22nd in the finals of the high school girls 3,000-meter run. Her time was 11 minutes, 9.85 seconds. Connell’s season best so far is 10:43.53. Ellie Friesen, of Crestwood, took first in the 3000 with a time of 9:50.44. Riceville junior Abby…

CC’s Connell, Riceville’s Marr qualify for Drake Relays

DES MOINES — A pair of track and field standouts from the region will compete this week at “America’s Athletic Classic. Charles City’s Kiki Connell and Riceville’s Abby Marr have qualified for the 2018 Drake Relays in Des Moines. Connell, a freshman, qualified in the 3,000-meter run. Only 21 girls are accepted. Her time of…

First two games teach CCHS soccer key lessons

Full audio report:  WAVERLY — This first season of high school soccer is a learning experience for Charles City players, coaches and fans alike. Tuesday was full of lessons to build on as the Comets prepare for their next game, which is Thursday against Garner-Hayfield/Ventura. Tuesday’s game against Waverly-Shell Rock was originally scheduled to be…

Test drive a Ford April 28 to raise money for Comet sports

CHARLES CITY —Test drive a Ford and raise $20 for Charles City school district athletics. Mike Molstead Motors is hosting the Ford Drive 4 UR School event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 28. The free event will raise money for the Charles City Athletic Booster Club and the Charles City Middle School…