The Forest City girls basketball team defeated Belmond-Klemme 54-31 Friday night to stay one game back of conference leader Garner-Hayfield/Ventura in the title race. Forest City was led by Sarri Happel and Amanda Wilson, who each had 13 points, while Mackenzie Tenold had 11 for Belmond-Klemme. Other Friday basketball scores:
West Hancock 57, Lake Mills 50
Garner-Hayfield/Ventura 57, North Iowa 32
Osage 56, Newman Catholic 26
North Butler 56, Central Springs 11
Northwood-Kensett 54, Nashua-Plainfield 51
Rockford 45, Riceville 34
West Fork 59, Saint Ansgar 35
Hampton-Dumont 55, Bishop Garrigan 52
Saint Edmond 58, Clear Lake 53
Algona 50, Iowa Falls-Alden 43
Ames 60, Mason City 38

The Forest City boys basketball team dropped its first North Iowa Conference game of the year as Belmond-Klemme raced out to a 21-9 lead after one quarter of an 86-65 game. Court Christianson and Colin Lane had 23 each for the Broncos, who had all 5 starters score in double figures. Erich Erdman had 25, and Isaiah Loeschen 17 for the Indians. Forest City is now 13-4 overall, 9-1 in the NIC, while Belmond-Klemme is 13-3, 9-2 in the NIC. Other Friday boys basketball scores:
Lake Mills 82, West Hancock 72
Garner-Hayfield/Ventura 55, North Iowa 53
Osage 70, Newman Catholic 43
North Butler 63, Central Springs 59 OT
Rockford 73, Riceville 31
West Fork 69, Saint Ansgar 29
Nashua-Plainfield 60, Northwood-Kensett 39
Ames 68, Mason City 61
Bishop Garrigan 55, Hampton-Dumont 51
Clear Lake 66, Saint Edmond 54
Algona 64, Iowa Falls-Alden 41

The Osage Green Devils won the North Iowa Conference wrestling meet Saturday in Lake Mills with 251.5 points and 5 champions. Forest City was 2nd with 199.5 points, Lake Mills was 3rd with 158, Belmond-Klemme had 106.5, Newman Catholic 102, Garner-Hayfield/Ventura 94, and West Hancock 84.5. For Forest City, Beau Sorenson at 160, Jake Staudt at 182, Alex Paulson at 220, and Tyler Putney at 285 were champions. Lake Mills got titles from Noah Irons at 152, Andrew Olson at 195, and Michael Olson at 126, who upset 2nd ranked Brady Jennings by fall in the title match. Tyler Paulson at 113 and Jeremiah Colon at 106 were champions for Newman Catholic.

The Central Springs Panthers won the Corn Bowl Conference title with 240 points and 6 champions. Nashua-Plainfield was 2nd with 176, Saint Ansgar 3rd with 165, North Butler had 158, Northwood-Kensett 108, Rockford 92, West Fork 87, and Riceville 62.

The Waldorf Men’s basketball team, coming off their first national ranking in school history, split a pair of MCAC games on the road last weekend. Friday, the Warriors fell to Oklahoma Wesleyan University 103-102 in double overtime. Saturday, the Warriors defeated Haskell Indian Nations 79-72. Waldorf is now 12-6 overall, 6-1 in the MCAC. The Waldorf Women dropped a pair of games, falling to Oklahoma Wesleyan 94-56 Friday night and Haskell Indian Nations 79-65 Saturday night. Waldorf is now 4-15 overall, 2-5 in the MCAC. The Warriors host a weekend series with Oklahoma Wesleyan Friday and Haskell Indian Nations on Saturday.