Comets top New Hampton in football home opener

CHARLES CITY — After giving up a safety to open the game and going down 9-0 in the first quarter, the Charles City Comets offense churned out two touchdowns in the second quarter on the way to a 21-9 home victory Friday. Here are some images from the game. Other scores in the district Waverly-Shell…

STATE TRACK: Local results, schedules

DES MOINES — Charles City’s Kiki Connell finished 12th in the girls 3000-meter run Thursday afternoon at the State Track and Field Championships. Her time was 11:05.03. Her brother, senior Gavin Connell finished 24th in the boys 3,200-meter run with a time of 10:47.34 Junior Abby Marr, Riceville, won the Class 1A girls shot put…

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…