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Chris Umscheid

A tough night in the Little Hawks’ nest

City takes both ends of varsity boys, girls doubleheader

IOWA CITY– A shockwave rippled through Iowa City as the City High Little Hawks snapped a 15-game losing streak to their crosstown rivals, the West High Trojans, in the second half of a varsity double-header Friday, Feb. 12.
City High took down the Trojans, 63-53, in the teams’ second meeting of the season. West took the first contest in January, 45-31, at West High.

NLFD: “rhino tough” is enough

NL firefighters to participate in charity stair climb

NORTH LIBERTY— For the fourth year, members of the North Liberty Fire Department (NLFD) will participate in the American Lung Association’s “Fight For Air Climb,” a fundraising event.
Ten NLFD firefighters will join their brothers and sisters from across the state, as well as law enforcement officers and the general public in climbing 86 floors and 1,796 stairs in four buildings in downtown Des Moines on Sunday, April 10.

West knocks off CR Jefferson and Xavier

Two nights, two games, two wins for Trojans

IOWA CITY– Two nights, two games and two wins.
That’s how Iowa City West High’s Trojans spent Friday and Saturday, Feb. 5 and 6.
Bergie’s Boys blasted the J-Hawks of Cedar Rapids Jefferson, 102-74, in the J-Hawks’ nest on Friday and returned home for a match-up against Cedar Rapids Xavier, which was rescheduled from Tuesday, Feb. 2. The Trojans sullied the Saints, 72-55.

Creek Girls win two in a row

CCA knocks off Williamsburg, Independence in consecutive games

TIFFIN– Put two more wins in the book for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity girls basketball squad. The Clippers knocked off rival Williamsburg, 51-35, Thursday, Feb. 4, at home and put away the visiting Mustangs of Independence, 44-35, 24 hours later.
Erin Navara led the Creek Girls with 18 points (including three 3-point goals) against Williamsburg, backed up by Be DeShaw’s 12. Claire Navara scored nine (all 3-point goals) in the game, which was a make-up of a weather postponement from Tuesday, Feb. 2.

Heartbreak on Melrose

West’s Women of Troy lose upset bid in overtime

IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy came up just a bit short in a bid to pull off a major upset in the Mississippi Valley Conference’s Valley Division Tuesday, Jan. 26. The Cedar Falls Tigers rolled into Iowa City, 14-1 overall and 8-0 in conference play to lead the division, while the Women of Troy were 10-5 and 6-2.

Trojans escape Cougars’ upset bid

IC West boys defeat CR Kennedy, 42-39

IOWA CITY– On paper, it looked like an easy game for the West High Trojans Friday, Jan. 29, as the Cedar Rapids Kennedy Cougars paid a visit in a Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) Valley Division showdown. West entered the contest with an 11-3 record overall and an 8-1 record in the conference, while the Cougars were 5-9 and 3-6.

Trojans escape Cougars’ upset bid

IC West boys defeat CR Kennedy, 42-39

IOWA CITY– On paper, it looked like an easy game for the West High Trojans Friday, Jan. 29, as the Cedar Rapids Kennedy Cougars paid a visit in a Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) Valley Division showdown. West entered the contest with an 11-3 record overall and an 8-1 record in the conference, while the Cougars were 5-9 and 3-6.

Jo Co Ambulance Service to have new facility by 2017

IOWA CITY– “This is going to be a building we’re definitely going to be proud of,” said Steve Spenler, Director for the Johnson County Ambulance Service (JCAS), as he flipped through architectural plans and renderings for the new ambulance facility.

Creek girls take on big dogs of Center Point Urbana

CPU defeats CCA, 62-35

TIFFIN– Entering the contest, some may have seen the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity girls basketball team (5-9) going up against 15-0 and No. 2 (Class 3A) Center Point-Urbana (CPU) as something of a suicide mission. Clipper coach P.J. Sweeney chose to look at it from a competitor’s point of view. “It’s a chance to play against one of the top teams.”
While the 62-35 CPU win Friday, Jan. 22, was never in dispute, the Creek Girls came out guns blazing on their home hardwood.

Women of Troy stumble against Wahlert

Iowa City West High 41, Dubuque Wahlert 51

IOWA CITY– A 21-point effort from Dubuque Wahlert’s Katy Fricano powered the Golden Eagles past the Iowa City West High Women of Troy Tuesday, Jan. 12, and gave West its third loss of the season. Wahlert took the varsity contest as they upset West, 51-41.
The game was tied at 13 at the end of the first period and West pulled ahead, 25-22, at the half. However, the Eagles took the lead in the third enjoying a 38-34 advantage going into the final period.
Freshman Emma Koch was the only West High player in double digits, leading the team with 10 points.

Trojans dominate wrestling Warriors on Senior Night

Iowa City West 57, Cedar Rapids Washington 18

IOWA CITY– Six West High wrestlers were honored on Senior Night Thursday, Jan. 14, as the Trojans hosted the Cedar Rapids Washington Warriors in an Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) dual meet. Ben Bertell, Donovan Doyle, Undell Hatchett, Nathan Kelsay, Jordin Robles Quiroz and Aaron Stumpf were recognized along with manager Rowan Haverkamp between the junior varsity (JV) and varsity meets.

Clipper boys keep Raiders winless

CCA defeats Williamsburg, 58-44

TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clipper boys varsity basketball team improved its record to 4-5 overall while keeping arch rival Williamsburg winless at 0-9 Friday, Jan. 8, in the Clippers’ homeport of Tiffin.