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Archive - 2014

January 16th

Welcome to the fire service

NLFD’s ranks expand with 10 recruits

NORTH LIBERTY– Chief of department Edward Croker of the city of New York (1899-1911), once said, “When a man becomes a fireman his greatest act of bravery has been accomplished. What he does after that is all in the line of work. Firefighters do not regard themselves as heroes because they do what the business requires.”

Pointers sink Clippers, CCA rallies against North Linn

CCA’s Schropp, Brechtel, Murphy, Wessling, Chalfant and Manard all win by fall

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CENTER POINT– Scott Slifka’s Stormin’ Pointers did it again. For the second time this season, the Center Point-Urbana (CPU) squad put a win into the books over the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers. CPU won 66-12 on the Clippers’ mats back in early December and followed that performance with a 54-21 win Thursday, Jan. 9, in Center Point.
The Clippers rebounded to take a 48-18 win over the North Linn Lynx.

Women of Troy dominate Dubuque Senior, 69-47

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IOWA CITY– The travel conditions were treacherous, and so were the West High Women of Troy as they notched their fourth victory of the season Friday, Jan. 10, at home against the Rams of Dubuque Senior.
A 17-point first quarter was followed by a 20-point effort to give West a 37-20 lead, which was extended to 55-27 going into the fourth period.

West High dominates the mats on the road

West Trojans trounce Cougars, escape the Wahawks

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WATERLOO– Mark Reiland’s West High Trojans racked up two more victories Thursday, Jan. 9, as they traveled to Waterloo West High School for a double dual with the Wahawks and the Cedar Rapids Kennedy Cougars.
The Trojans beat up on the Cougars 60-9 with Jackson Voight (170-pounds), Kevin Dowell (220) and Aydan Wynos (285) winning by fall.
It was a tougher battle against the home Wahawks but the Trojans escaped with a 37-30 victory.
Chris Walters (126), Tyler Hebl (145) and Wynos won their matches with pins.

West bowlers split with J-Hawks

Wever leads boys in loss, Shimon leads girls to victory

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CEDAR RAPIDS– The Iowa City West High bowlers were in action Friday, Jan. 10, as they visited Cedar Rapids Jefferson at May City Lanes in Cedar Rapids. The J-Hawk boys bested the Trojans 3,307 to 2,896 with Jefferson’s Noah Tiedtke leading the way with 467. West High’s Max Wever was the top Trojan, bowling a 446.
In girl’s action, the Women of Troy prevailed 2,628 to 2,555. Mariah Shimon again led the way for West with 377. Jefferson’s Savannah Fowler had a match-high 381.

West defends the mats, defeats four teams in home invitational

IOWA CITY– Mark Reiland’s West High grapplers have proven time and again to be a force to be reckoned with. Saturday, Jan. 11, was one of those times as the Trojans invited Lewis Central, Pleasant Valley, Ankeny and Wilton to their house for a day of fun on the mats. However, the day wasn’t much fun for the guests as West High rolled on to victory over all four.

Pointers sink Clippers, CCA rallies against North Linn

CCA’s Schropp, Brechtel, Murphy, Wessling, Chalfant and Manard all win by fall

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CENTER POINT– Scott Slifka’s Stormin’ Pointers did it again. For the second time this season, the Center Point-Urbana (CPU) squad put a win into the books over the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers. CPU won 66-12 on the Clippers’ mats back in early December and followed that performance with a 54-21 win Thursday, Jan. 9, in Center Point.
The Clippers rebounded to take a 48-18 win over the North Linn Lynx.

Frustration plagues Clipper girls

Fouls, free throws, turnovers help Beckman sink CCA

TIFFIN– Before Saturday night’s varsity match between the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers and the Dyersville Beckman Blazers, Clipper coach Matt Haas said he thought having the previous night off (the CCA-Western Dubuque game was postponed due to icy roads) would benefit his team.
After the 45-40 loss to the Blazers, a frustrated and upset Haas summed up the game.

January 9th

Clippers pick up a win from Vinton-Shellsburg

TIFFIN– Nile Rourke summed it up very succinctly.
“It feels good to start the New Year off right.”
The junior was talking about his Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers’ 55-44 win Thursday night (Jan. 2) at home against the Vinton-Shellsburg Vikings. The win improved the squad’s record to 3-5 and took away some of the sting of a pre-Christmas loss to West Branch. “It was good to be in control and to keep it for the whole game. We’ve had trouble finishing games, so it’s about time we played a full game and finished and won a game,” Rourke said.

Winning streak continues

67-50 win over Hempstead makes 59 consecutive wins

By Chris Umscheid
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IOWA CITY– It was a decisive win for the West High Trojans Friday, Jan. 3, as the Mustangs of Dubuque Hempstead rode into town. The winning streak continued for West. Yet coach Steve Bergman was not the happiest man on Melrose Avenue.
“We’ve played better than we played tonight,” he said in a post-game interview. “It was a game without much flow. We had a tough time staying out of foul trouble.” But, “you’ve got to win them. We didn’t play great and still won, so that’s a good thing.”