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Sports

Women of Troy soak Little Hawks in swimming

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IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy took on rival City High in a swimming dual meet Tuesday, Sept. 8, at the Mercer Park Aquatic Center.
West High swept the Little Hawks in both junior varsity (JV) and varsity competition. The JV squad splashed City High, 105-32, while the varsity won, 116-69.
West High swimmers won all but four events: the JV 50-yard freestyle, JV 100-yard backstroke, varsity 1-meter diving and the varsity 100-yard breaststroke.

Hawks beat heat, Redbirds

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I don’t know about you, but I thought outside of the heat, that the Hawkeyes’ 31-14 opening victory over Illinois State was as good an opening game as Iowa has had in five years.
In 2011, Iowa beat Tennessee Tech, 34-7.
The Hawks opened the 2012 season with a 18-17 escape win over UNI.
2013 saw Iowa lose to Northern Illinois, 30-27, and last year the Hawks held off UNI again, 31-23.
As for the heat, I have been going to Iowa games since 1970 and that was the hottest game I’ve ever been to.

Lady Spartans split season opener

SOLON– It was an evening of rivalries as the Solon Lady Spartans hosted the Clippers of Clear Creek Amana (CCA) and the Mount Vernon Mustangs, for a triangular set of volleyball matches Tuesday, Sept. 1.
The Lady Spartans split the meet, falling to CCA but defeating Mount Vernon.

Spartans rebound with win

Four TDs for Halston Durr in 35-14 win over Mount Vernon

SOLON– As the Spartans shook hands following their 21-13 loss with the Regina, a fog enveloped them like the smoke from a battle.
The stage would be different as the Spartans (0-1) met the Mount Vernon Mustangs (1-0) at Spartan Stadium on Sept. 4.
The Mustangs came to the game after putting up 285 yards of rushing and 82 yards receiving to defeat Marion, 37-14, last Friday.

Hot start for cross country

IOWA CITY– The early season is sizzling for Solon’s cross country Spartans. Their season opener was held in the morning. In their second meet, the start was pushed back to evening to avoid running in 90-degree heat. On top of that, high school girls are running an extra kilometer this year… with five of them getting their first feel for varsity competition.

Iowa City West High coach shoulders the blame for 33-0 loss to Valley

IOWA CITY– The West High Trojans suffered a 33-0 home loss at the hands of the West Des Moines Valley Tigers Friday, Sept. 4, in Week Two non-district varsity football. Earlier in the week, the Associated Press deemed the Tigers the number one team in Class 4A, a ranking West coach Garrett Hartwig dismissed swiftly in discussing the loss.
“Our motto is, ‘It’s not who we play it’s how we play.’ We were not prepared tonight, and that is my fault and I accept responsibility,” Hartwig said.

CCA football team falls 27-7 to MP Golden Hawks

Clippers drop to 0-2

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WELLMAN– Aaron Akers’ 3-yard sprint for a touchdown helped the cause, but wasn’t enough for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers to overcome the Golden Hawks of Mid-Prairie in Wellman Friday, Sept. 4. The Golden Hawks took the varsity contest, 27-7, dropping the Clippers to 0-2 on the season.

Clippers scuttle Spartans in volleyball triangular

CCA falls to Mount Vernon, Solon handles the Mustangs

SOLON— It was an evening of rivalries as the Solon Lady Spartans hosted the Clippers of Clear Creek Amana (CCA) and the Mount Vernon Mustangs, for a triangular set of volleyball matches Tuesday, Sept. 1.

Women of Troy own the night against J-Hawks

Sophs, JV and varsity all take V-ball wins

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CEDAR RAPIDS– The West High Women of Troy marched to victory Tuesday, Sept. 1, at Cedar Rapids Jefferson as the sophomores, junior varsity (JV) and varsity teams posted volleyball wins over the J-Hawks.
The sophomores won 3-0 with scores of 21-15, 21-14 and 21-7 while the JV squad swept Jefferson 25-11 and 25-17. Varsity took a 3-0 sweep, winning 25-18, 25-12 and 25-20.
Emma Norris led West with 11 kills and two ace serves, while Ali Tauchen had nine kills and Anna Mabry put up five.

Clipper boys fourth, girls 10th at Bob Brown Invitational cross country meet

Tener brings home 10th-place medal

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IOWA CITY– Kickers Soccer Park was the site of the 2015 Bob Brown Invitational cross-country meet hosted by Iowa City Regina Thursday, Sept. 3. The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers participated, with the Clipper boys finishing fourth in team points and the girls placing 10th. Mount Vernon-Lisbon won the boys’ race while Monticello took the girls’ team honors. Individually, Monticello’s Matt Manternach won in 17:15.34 and Durant’s Alyssa Williams won in 19:15.31.

Women of Troy go 3-2 in Marshalltown

West falls in invitational semifinal round to Dike-New Hartford

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MARSHALLTOWN– West High volleyball coach Randy Dolson described the Women of Troy’s day at the Marshalltown Roundhouse and Pat Apgar Invitational as “up-and-down.”
West went 3-1 in pool play, defeating Charles City 2-0 (21-18, 21-18), Southeast Polk 2-1 (21-15, 17-21, 15-13) and Iowa Falls 2-0 (21-18, 21-16), but lost to Dike-New Hartford 0-2 (19-21, 13-21). The Women of Troy faced the Wolverines of Dike-New Hartford again in the semifinals, taking the first set, 25-19, and falling, 25-21, in the second forcing a hard-fought third set. West fell, 16-14, in that game.

CCA x-country battles heat in Williamsburg

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WILLIAMSBURG– Heat and humidity added to the challenges of the season-opening meet for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) cross country teams on Tuesday, Sept. 1, as they competed in the Williamsburg invitational. Due to the oppressive conditions, times for the races were changed to later in the afternoon with the junior varsity and varsity teams combined.
Eric Douglass, a senior, led the Clipper boys with a fourth-place finish and the team placed fourth overall behind Mount Pleasant, Mid-Prairie and Marion.