06 April 2020
Pro wrestling remains a strange world within a strange world

Pro wrestling remains a strange world within a strange world


By John Burbridge sports@charlescitypress.com Authors who fancy themselves as “literary” sometimes strive to be difficult to understand yet beco...
02 April 2020
Comet soccer coach still hopeful for continued progress this spring

Comet soccer coach still hopeful for continued progress this spring


By John Burbridge sports@charlescitypress.com CHARLES CITY — The seniors on the Charles City soccer team are not just upperclassmen. They...
30 March 2020
Cedar Ridge to play through pandemic with ‘Park and Play’ program

Cedar Ridge to play through pandemic with ‘Park and Play’ program


By John Burbridge sports@charlescitypress.com CHARLES CITY — Mark Twain once remarked that golf is a perfect walk ruined. Still, that doesn...
 
26 March 2020
Comet tennis coach still hopeful his team will hit the courts sometime this spring

Comet tennis coach still hopeful his team will hit the courts sometime this spring


By John Burbridge sports@charlescitypress.com CHARLES CITY — Hope for the best, be prepared for the worst. Sometimes, you’ve got to be pr...
25 March 2020
When the world doesn’t stop for you, it’s hard to stop for it

When the world doesn’t stop for you, it’s hard to stop for it


By John Burbridge sports@charlescitypress.com About a month and a half before the world turned upside down, my own little one was upended. After ...
23 March 2020
With gyms no longer an option, Comet coach offers at-home training tips

With gyms no longer an option, Comet coach offers at-home training tips


By John Burbridge sports@charlescitypress.com Training takes motivation. Internal as well as external. Charles City head football coach Darre...
 
22 March 2020
Former Comet  Max Forsyth qualified for the NCAA DIII National Wrestling Championships, which (alas) didn’t happen

Former Comet Max Forsyth qualified for the NCAA DIII National Wrestling Championships, which (alas) didn’t happen


By John Burbridge sports@charlescitypress.com It took four years for Max Forsyth to finally get there. Now, he’s hoping that somehow he can g...
19 March 2020
Canceled season a bump in the road for UNI runner and former Comet McKayla Cole

Canceled season a bump in the road for UNI runner and former Comet McKayla Cole


By John Burbridge sports@charlescitypress.com Competing in a sport that places a premium on cutting time, McKayla Cole wasted no time in transit...
18 March 2020
Former Comet ace Sami Heyer adjusting to abrupt end of college season

Former Comet ace Sami Heyer adjusting to abrupt end of college season


By John Burbridge sport@charlescitypress.com During her freshman year at the University of Northern Iowa, former Charles City all-state softball...
 
16 March 2020
Outbreak sinks regional for qualified YMCA swimmers

Outbreak sinks regional for qualified YMCA swimmers


By John Burbridge sports@charlescitypress.com CHARLES CITY — Swimming is not an easy activity if you plan to do it competitively. What usua...