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Archive - Feb 2018

Date

February 28th

Hawk men’s free fall is over

Hawk Talk

The Hawkeye men had two games last week, losing at Minnesota, 86-82, Wednesday night.
They broke their six-game losing streak with a 77-70 win at home last Sunday against Northwestern.
When the Gophers started the game with a 22-2 run, you knew the Hawks were in trouble.
Iowa was outscored 31-19 at half.
I have to give the Hawks some credit as they won the second half, 63-55, came within two, 84-82 with three seconds left, but a loss is still a loss.
It didn’t help that Jordon Bohannon was shut-out for the first time this season and Tyler Cook had six points.

Big road win for Hawk women

Hawk Talk

The Iowa women had two games last week, picking up an overtime win at Rutgers, 77-66, and finishing the regular season with a win at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, 75-62, over Indiana.
The Hawk win at Rutgers was a major gut check.
Iowa jumped out early, leading 13-4 at the end of the first quarter, scored only six points in the second quarter and trailed at half, 25-19.
The Scarlet Knights led by as many as 11 in the third quarter but the Hawkeyes went to work in the fourth.

Dorothy M. Sweeting

Dorothy M. Sweeting

Yours, ours and mine

Since my husband and I were married on a March Saturday all those many years ago, I tend to think of weddings every year when the month rolls around again. It ‘s one of the few things that make the month of March bearable, as about the only other things going for it are wind, slush and runny noses. When I think of weddings, though, I think of them as beginnings rather than the glorious result of months of planning and daunting expenses.

CCA’s Sheely and Moore sign

TIFFIN– Two more Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) to play college football. Dylan Sheely and Darius Moore signed letters in a brief ceremony Friday, Feb. 16, at Clear Creek Amana High School, in Tiffin.
Sheely, a 6-2, 185-pound senior, signed with the Luther College Norse, in Decorah. Sheely had one carry in 2017 for five yards and made two receptions for 33 yards and one touchdown (11 yards). Defensively Sheely made 20 solo tackles and had 11.5 tackle assists. He also made a pair of interceptions for 15 yards and had a pair of punt returns for 20 yards.

February 22nd

Rohret bows out early at state wrestling

CCA’s sole state individual qualifier finishes season 38-15

DES MOINES– Andrew Rohret, Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) only wrestler to qualify for the 2018 state individual tournament, finished the season with a 38-15 record after going 1-2 on the mats inside the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Trojans escape Saints

Iowa City West defeats CR Xavier 54-49 in battle of state champs

Iowa City West defeats CR Xavier 54-49 in battle of state champs
By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
CEDAR RAPIDS– Defending Class 4A champion Iowa City West High defeated the defending 3A champion Saints of Cedar Rapids Xavier 54-49 Thursday, Feb. 15, at Xavier.
The Saints proved to be quite a challenge for the Trojans, taking the first period 12-9 and leading West 28-24 at halftime. Xavier led 40-35 going into the final eight minutes, but the Trojans’ trademark defense kicked in to hold the Saints to a pair of field goals and a smattering of free throws.

The pins weren’t kind enough

West High bowlers come up short at state qualifying meet

WATERLOO– Iowa City West High’s green and gold will not be seen at the 2018 State Coed Bowling Tournament on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at Cadillac Lanes in Waterloo. The Trojans and Women of Troy came up a few pins short of qualifying any individuals in a state qualifying meet on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at Cadillac Lanes.

Warriors deflect Lightning

CR Washington defeats Liberty girls, 66-32

CEDAR RAPIDS– The Liberty High varsity girls basketball team ended the regular season with a 66-32 loss on the road, in Cedar Rapids, at Washington High School. The Warriors pounded the Lightning, 24-13, in the first period and never looked back on their way to their 12th win of the season.
Isabel Smith led the Lightning with 11 points, while Emily Larsen contributed nine and Cora Saunders produced eight. Sam McPherson and Megan Davis were held to only two points apiece on the night.

Creek Boys finish regular season with win

Schwarting’s 18 pts lead CCA past Anamosa, 62-54

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity boys basketball team finished the 2017-18 regular season with a 62-54 win at home over the Blue Raiders of Anamosa Thursday, Feb. 15. The win gave the Clippers a 9-12 record heading into Class 3A substate competition and a shot at the state tournament in Des Moines.
The Creek Boys trailed 12-11 at the end of the first period, but rallied back to a 33-26-halftime lead, and held a 48-43 advantage going into the final quarter.