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Hawkeye wrestling

Hawk Talk

For the 13th straight time, the Hawkeyes were too much for the Cyclones and Iowa won last Saturday, 26-9.
Thomas Gilman (125), Brandon Sorensen (149) and Sammy Brooks (184) picked up bonus points for Iowa, but Head Coach Tom Brands said there is a lot of work to be done.
“We were in some holes and the good thing is we bailed ourselves out of some holes,” said the head coach. “Our guys need to be thinking about scoring points when they’re out there. Guys don’t fall down when you blow on them. They fall down when you put them down.”

Solon wrestlers champions at South Tama Duals

Short-handed Spartans defeat Mustangs, Blazers

By Shianne Fisher
Solon Economist
MOUNT VERNON– Despite some of its key wrestlers out with injuries or sickness, the Solon varsity wrestling team remained undefeated in dual appearances last week.
The Spartans conquered both the Mustangs and Blazers at a triangular dual Thursday, Dec. 8, in Mount Vernon with Beckman Catholic, and took first place at the seven-team South Tama Duals over the weekend.

Solon edged by Sabers, walloped by Bobcats

SOLON– It turned cold Dec. 6 in Solon.
Both the Lady Spartans and the Sabers of Central DeWitt had trouble executing offensively in the WaMaC opener.
Solon shot 27 percent from the field, including 1 of 11 (nine percent) from the three-point line, but still had pulled ahead for a two-point lead to start the fourth quarter.
But the Lady Spartans would only muster six points in the final frame and fell to Central DeWitt, 40-36.

Strong finish

Spartans overcome 10-point halftime deficit against Bobcats for 60-55 win

SOLON– The Spartans started strong, but finished stronger.
After squandering a 12-4 first-quarter lead against the Western Dubuque Bobcats, the Solon varsity basketball team found itself down 10 points at halftime.
The Spartans used a 21-9 run in the fourth quarter to seize control of the game for a 60-55 home conference win Dec. 9.
“Our successes this year have come at the hands of our defense,” said Solon Head Coach Jason Pershing. “Friday was no different. We defended at a very high rate, limiting their possessions and finishing off with a rebound.”

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Liberty’s basketball team starts out 4-0

Lightning Bolts are on a roll

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NORTH LIBERTY– The debut season has started out pretty well for the Liberty High School Lightning Bolts. The freshmen boys, currently students at Iowa City West High who will be transferring to the new Liberty High next fall, held a 4-0 record entering a Monday, Dec. 12, game against Cedar Rapids Jefferson’s “Blue” squad.

Clippers 4th at N. Cedar wrestling invitational

Cole White takes the crown at 220 pounds

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CLARENCE– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) Cole White was crowned the champion at 220 pounds Saturday, Dec. 10, at North Cedar’s 2016 wrestling invitational tournament. The Clippers were fourth overall in team points behind team champion Camanche, New London and North Linn.

CP-U storms CCA, 71-31

TIFFIN– Coach PJ Sweeney and his Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers became the sixth victim of the Center Point-Urbana (CP-U) “Stormin’ Pointers” Friday, Dec. 9, as they suffered a 71-31 loss on their home court. The Pointers improved to 6-0 while the Creek Girls fell to 3-3.

IC West defeats CR Kennedy, 57-45

Women of Troy go 4-0 with win over Cougars

IOWA CITY– Undefeated and fifth in the state in Class 5A is where Iowa City West High’s Women of Troy stood after getting past the Cedar Rapids Kennedy Cougars, 57-45, Tuesday, Dec. 6, at home.

Creek Boys take down Blue Raiders, fall to Sabers

CCA goes 1-1 at Benton Community’s quad meet

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VAN HORNE– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) wrestlers broke even Thursday, Dec. 8, at Benton Community’s quadrangular wrestling meet. The Clippers knocked off Anamosa’s Blue Raiders, 59-23, but fell to the Sabers of Central Clinton-DeWitt, 40-25. The Creek Boys did not wrestle the Benton Bobcats, but will face them on the mat later this season.

Cole White leads Creek Boys with sixth-place showing

Clippers 16th at Independence Invitational wrestling meet

INDEPENDENCE– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity wrestlers placed 16th out of 25 teams Saturday, Dec. 3, at the 2016 Independence Invitational. New Hampton won the event with 285 team points with Fort Dodge (259), Christian Brothers College (242), Solon (227) and Cedar Rapids Prairie (216) rounding out the top five squads.

Clipper JV wrestlers compete at Marion Invitational

Jensen and Upah earn championships

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MARION– Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Junior Varsity (JV) wrestlers competed Saturday, Dec. 10, in the 2016 Marion JV Invitational. Grant Jensen and Jonah Upah were crowned champions with Shiloh Robbins, Dominique Mosier, Austin McCarty and Grant Haman finishing the day in second place. Thomas Macumber and Kyle Pitlick placed third in their weight brackets while Jordan York and Dillan Gonzalez were fourth-place finishers.

Marion JV Invite 2016 Results for Clear Creek Amana
Shiloh Robbins’s place is 2nd and has scored 12.00 team points.