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Sports

Creek Girls go 1-5 at Caroline Found Extravaganza

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IOWA CITY– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers varsity volleyball team had a tough outing Saturday, Sept. 10, at Iowa City West High’s annual tournament named in honor of the late Caroline Found, winning one out of five matches.
The Creek Girls fell to Dubuque Wahlert Catholic 1-2 (21-18, 6-21, 9-15) with six kills from Shauntina Williams, four from Lauren Helle and three aces from Sheyanne Koethe.
The Clippers fell to Dowling Catholic 1-2 (11-21, 23-21, 9-15) with six kills from Williams, 15 digs from Koethe and nine assists from Zoe Boehme.

A decent start

Hawk Talk

Iowa’s 45-21 win over Miami of Ohio had some good points and a few bad.
That’s why I’m all for scheduling a team like the RedHawks instead of maybe LSU or Alabama.
I know Wisconsin beat LSU Saturday at Lambeau field, but the Hawkeyes have to play Iowa State every year and the ‘Clones usually play way above their heads, plus there are nine Big Ten games now and the conference is a grind and pound-out season.

Spartans take their lumps

34-0 loss to Regina

“Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.”
– Edwin Markham

IOWA CITY– The winless, but still-No. 1 ranked Regina Regals rolled onto their home field on Friday, Sept. 2, to exact some revenge for their week-one loss to Cedar Rapids Xavier. When the dust cleared, the Solon Spartans were left in a swirling loess behind the Regals, 34-0.

Girls fourth, boys ninth at Bob Brown Invitational

Nicol, Smith pace Solon cross country teams

IOWA CITY– Mild weather and a mostly flat course made for good meet conditions Sept. 1, and Solon cross country runners responded with better times, and better contact with teammates while on the run, at the Bob Brown Invitational at Kicker’s Soccer Park, in Iowa City.
Solon’s boys finished ninth in their 12 team field. The girls were fourth, with nine full teams fielded.

Clippers go 2-0

26-0 win over Mustangs

TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers had little trouble with the Independence Mustangs Friday, Sept. 2, picking up a 26-0 non-district win and moving to a 2-0 record. Among the scorers for CCA were Kobey Schlottman with a first-quarter touchdown reception and Matt Brimeyer with a touchdown run in the second. Corey Siders scored in the third quarter for the Clippers.

Lady Lightning

historic first win for Liberty High

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IOWA CITY– Liberty High School in North Liberty is still under construction and won’t open until next fall. However, the school recorded its first athletic wins Thursday, Aug. 25, as the 12 freshmen girls playing volleyball at Iowa City West High as the “Lady Lightning” swept Cedar Rapids Prairie’s “Black” and “Orange” squads 2-0 and 2-0.

IC West defeats Muscatine 31-27

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MUSCATINE– The West High Trojans improved to 2-0 Friday, Sept. 2, with a Class 4A non-district road win over the Muskies of Muscatine High School at Muscatine. West took the gridiron contest, 31-27, with Matthew Huff leading the way on the ground with 21 carries for 112 yards and one touchdown. Evan Flitz completed 19 of 28 passes for 210 yards of air assault, including one touchdown on a 40-yard pass to Oliver Martin. Martin took eight of Flitz’s passes for 111 yard as the leading receiver and also returned an interception 22 yards.

Tigers sink Women of Troy

Iowa City West falls, 105-81, to Cedar Falls

CEDAR FALLS– The Iowa City West High Women of Troy swimming and diving team was bested by the Cedar Falls Tigers on Tuesday, Aug. 30, at Holmes Junior High in Cedar Falls. The Tigers sank the Women of Troy, 105-81.
Elaina Martz won the varsity 50-yard freestyle in 26.38 seconds, while Lily Ernst picked up a pair of wins in the varsity 100-yard butterfly and 500-yard freestyle with 1:00.90 and 5:29.09 performances, respectively. Alleyna Thomas won the varsity 100-yard freestyle in 57.08 seconds to round out the individual winners.

Women of Troy go 1-3 at PV Shootout

Halverson puts up 15 kills

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BETTENDORF– The West High Women of Troy participated in the Pleasant Valley Shootout Thursday, Aug. 25, and finished the evening 1-3 with a win over North Scott and losses to Bettendorf and Pleasant Valley.
West blanked North Scott 2-0 (21-12, 21-12) and fell 2-1 to Bettendorf (19-21, 21-19, 15-17). Pleasant Valley blanked West 2-0 (24-22, 22-20) as well.

Lightning strikes twice in gridiron wins

Bolts zap Kennedy and City High

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IOWA CITY– The “Original Bolts” of the yet-to-be-opened Liberty High are making noise on the gridiron. The freshmen football team, made up of students attending Iowa City West High with plans to attend Liberty next year, put up a pair of wins for a 2-0 record.
The first football win in school history came Saturday, Aug. 27, at Cedar Rapids Kennedy as the Bolts blitzed the Cougars, 24-6, in the season opener.

IC West suffers 0-3 loss to Linn-Mar

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MARION– The West High Women of Troy suffered a 3-0 upset loss at the hands of the Linn-Mar Lions in the Lions’ den, on the outskirts of Marion, Tuesday, Aug. 30. Linn-Mar won the match, 25-15, 25-17 and 25-22, in a reverse of the teams’ last meeting. In 2015, West swept the Lions, 3-0, at Linn-Mar in a Class 5A regional final.
West came into Tuesday’s contest at No. 3 (Class 5A) in the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union’s (IGHSAU) preseason rankings while the Lions were ranked 13th. The loss dropped West to 2-3 while Linn-Mar improved to 3-1.

Women of Troy 2-3 at WDM Valley tourney

5-0 in first set matches not enough

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WEST DES MOINES– The West High Women of Troy competed in the 2016 Marj White Volleyball Classic hosted by West Des Moines Valley High School on Saturday, Sept. 3, and put up a 2-3 record for the day. West knocked off West Des Moines Dowling Catholic 2-0 (21-19, 21-12) and Harlan 2-0 (21-19, 21-8) but fell 1-2 to Valley (21-17, 17-21, 12-15), Ankeny (21-15, 18-21, 10-15) and Cedar Rapids Kennedy (25-13, 13-25, 8-15).