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Trojans fall to Mustangs on the mat

Brands, Hoeft and Gambrall win against Dubuque Hempstead

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IOWA CITY– Dubuque Hempstead’s Mustangs galloped into the gym at Iowa City West High Thursday, Dec. 7, and rode home with a Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) dual meet win over the Trojans. Hempstead took the varsity meet, 55-12, and the junior varsity (JV) meet, 84-0.
Nelson Brands (160 pounds) pinned Hempstead’s Trever Maiers in 2:00, Will Hoeft (195) took a 19-7 major decision (MD) from Dubuque’s Steven Blosch and Graham Gambrall (138) won a 7-4 decision over the Mustangs’ Tyler Murphy.

IC West swimming wins

Trojans soak Tigers 89-80 and 125-34, over C. Falls

CEDAR FALLS– Iowa City West High’s boys’ swim team opened the 2017-18 season with a pair of wins over the Cedar Falls Tigers Tuesday, Nov. 28, at Holmes Junior High in Cedar Falls. The Trojan varsity pulled out an 89-80 win, while the junior varsity (JV) dunked Cedar Falls, 125-34.

CCA’s Baker picked to coach All-Star Game

Shrine All-Star Game showcases Iowa’s football best, benefits Shriners Hospitals

CEDAR FALLS– The 46th annual Iowa Shrine All-Star Football Game will be played on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at the UNI-Dome, in Cedar Falls. The Iowa High School Football Coaches Association selected the coaches and players for the game that raises money for the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Liberty boys fall to Waterloo West

Wahawks short-out the Lightning 79-69

NORTH LIBERTY– Liberty High’s first varsity boys basketball team dropped to 1-1 Friday, Dec. 1, after falling 79-69 to the Waterloo West Wahawks in its first home game.
The Bolts trailed throughout the contest, lagging behind 19-8 at the end of the first period, and down 37-27 at halftime. Liberty narrowed the gap in the third period and was only down six points at 53-47 going into the final quarter.

Prairie Hawks sweep bowling Trojans

West High’s Roth wins varsity boys meet against Prairie Hawks

CEDAR RAPIDS– Iowa City West High’s bowlers fell to the Prairie Hawks of Cedar Rapids Prairie Friday, Dec. 1, at Lancer Lanes in Cedar Rapids. Prairie’s varsity boys won 3,003 to 2,927 with West High’s Corey Roth winning the meet with 492. Prairie’s junior varsity (JV) boys won 2,186 to 1,855 with Daniel Neese leading the Trojans with 307. West’s varsity girls fell 3,062 to 2,373 with Alexie Little leading West High with 397 and the JV girls fell to Prairie 2,118 to 1,121 with Jordynn Brackett leading the Trojans with 252.

Liberty high Varsity Wrestling

Liberty’s wrestlers split with Ft. Madison and Mediapolis

Kaleb Williams goes 2-0 in double dual meet

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FORT MADISON– Liberty High’s varsity wrestlers earned their second dual meet win on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at Fort Madison over Mediapolis.
The Lightning zapped the Bulldogs, 45-21, as Kaleb Williams (138 pounds) took a 7-4 decision from Daryun Kreft and Ashton Barker (152) pinned Caden Benz in 2:28.

Women of Troy top Tigers on the lanes

Little and Roth lead West High against Cedar Falls

IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy defended Colonial Lanes against the Cedar Falls Tigers Friday, Dec. 8, with a 2,217 to 2,196 varsity bowling win. Alexie Little led West and won the varsity girls match with 402.
The varsity boys fell 3,148 to 3,075, but West High’s Corey Roth won the match with 525.
West High’s junior varsity (JV) squads both fell, with the Tiger boys winning 2,783 to 1,873 and the Tiger girls winning 1,523 to 1,489. Brooklyn Day led the Women of Troy with 214 while Hunter Montgomery led the Trojans with 300.

Lightning shocked by Panthers

Mount Pleasant boys upend Lib. High, 63-37

MOUNT PLEASANT– Liberty High’s varsity boys basketball team suffered its second loss of the season on Tuesday, Dec. 5, falling 63-37 on the road to the Panthers in Mount Pleasant.
The “Bolts” were tied, 11-11, at the end of the first period but trailed, 31-14, at halftime. Mount Pleasant was up, 50-21, after three periods.
Andre Brandon led the Lightning with 16 points, Moses Bolar produced 12, Bo Gryp, Ronnie Williams, Kelby Telander and Sam Funke had two points apiece, while Ethan O’Donnell scored one point.

Clipper Wrestlers eighth in team points

CCA’s Stevens and Rohret earn 2nd-place finishes at N. Cedar Invitational

CLARENCE– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity wrestlers traveled to Clarence and North Cedar High School Saturday, Dec. 9, for the Knights’ Invitational Tournament and finished eighth in overall team points. Camanche won the tournament with 171.5 team points while the Creek Boys came up with 72.
Sam Stevens (113 pounds) and Andrew Rohret (145) both took runner-up in their weight classes, while Grant Haman (195) placed third, Tanner Cochran (220) was fourth and Jonah Upah (Heavyweight) was fifth in his class.

Women of Troy roll over Cougars

Iowa City West blows out Cedar Rapids Kennedy, 69-45

CEDAR RAPIDS– The second-ranked Iowa City West High Women of Troy had no trouble getting past the Cedar Rapids Kennedy Cougars on Tuesday, Dec. 5, in the Cougars’ den. West High won the varsity contest, 69-45, after building a 22-6 lead in the first period.
West was up, 37-21, at halftime and held a 52-28 advantage going into the final eight minutes.
Lauren Zacharias and Emma Koch led West with 14 points apiece, while Logan Cook produced 13 and Cailyn Morgan had a 10-point night. Audrey Koch added nine points, Carrie Callahan had six points and Matayla Tellis put up three.

Women of Troy top Tigers on the lanes

Little and Roth lead against Cedar Falls

IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy defended Colonial Lanes against the Cedar Falls Tigers Friday, Dec. 8, with a 2,217 to 2,196 varsity bowling win. Alexie Little led West and won the varsity girls match with 402.
The varsity boys fell 3,148 to 3,075, but West High’s Corey Roth won the match with 525.
West High’s junior varsity (JV) squads both fell, with the Tiger boys winning 2,783 to 1,873 and the Tiger girls winning 1,523 to 1,489. Brooklyn Day led the Women of Troy with 214 while Hunter Montgomery led the Trojans with 300.

A bigger and better Beat the Bitter

Registration is open for the winter event

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NORTH LIBERTY– It started as a conversation between a few residents in fall 2015.
“They started talking about how Iowans are bad at doing winter,” recalled North Liberty Community Engagement Coordinator Jillian Miller. “And that people in Minnesota actually enjoy the season and go out and play winter sports, and take advantage of the snow.”