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Sports

Creek wrestlers in action at John Byers Wrestling Invitational Jan. 23

Rohret takes first, six Clippers earn top finishes

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WYOMING– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) wrestlers were in action Saturday, Jan. 23, at Midland Community High School’s John Byers Invitational in Wyoming.
Iowa City Regina won the meet with 164.50 points, while the host Midland Eagles were sixth with 99.0. The Clippers placed seventh in overall points with 84.0 and had seven place-winning grapplers.

Hawkeye women road trip

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The Hawkeye women had two road basketball games last week, beating Wisconsin, 57-54, and then losing 80-73 at Michigan State.
The win over the Badgers was big for two reasons.
First it snapped a two-game losing streak and any time you can pick up a road win in the Big Ten it’s a good thing for team rankings.
This was another one of those games where Iowa jumped out to a big lead of 16 points at the end of the third quarter, got outscored 19-6 in the fourth quarter, but held on to win.

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.

Rohret is second, Taylor third and Murphy takes fourth place at Solon

Clippers 11th at Solon’s Ed Hadenfeldt Invitational

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SOLON– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers varsity wrestling crew placed 11th in team points Saturday, Jan. 16, at Solon’s Ed Hadenfeldt Invitational. Lisbon won the event, which featured the host Spartans along with Washington, Albia, Center Point-Urbana, West Liberty, Wapello, Vinton-Shellsburg, Iowa Valley, Cedar Rapids Prairie, North Cedar and West Branch as well. CCA earned 57.5 points, putting them behind Prairie (58), but ahead of North Cedar (40) and West Branch (38.5).

Strong second half powers Clippers past Indians

CCA boys 56, Marion 47

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MARION– A 41-point second half effort boosted the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers boys’ varsity basketball squad past the Marion Indians Friday, Jan. 15, on the Indians’ hunting grounds.
Marion opened with an 11-7 lead after the first and was up 22-15 at the half. The Creek Boys unleashed a 21-point barrage in the third period while holding Marion to 16 points. CCA added 20 points in the fourth quarter while limiting Marion to only nine for the win.

Trojan varsity bowlers split on the lanes with the Lions

Wood, Lovell lead West team

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IOWA CITY– West High varsity bowlers split with the Linn-Mar Lions Friday, Jan. 15, with the boys winning 3,053 to 3,033 and the girls falling 2,425 to 1,985 at Colonial Lanes.
Patrick Wood led the Trojans with 499 while Samantha Lovell was the Women of Troy’s top bowler with 297.
The West High junior varsity (JV) teams topped the Lions with the boys winning 2,349 to 2,330 and the girls winning 1,826 to 1,617. Ryan Stark led the JV Trojans with 421 while Shatiana Cooper led the Women of Troy with 259.

Iowa City West boys best Linn-Mar Lions, 77-71

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IOWA CITY– The West High Trojans improved to 8-3 overall with a 77-71 win over the Linn-Mar Lions in Iowa City Jan. 15.
The Lions took a 19-15 lead at the end of the first period and held a 38-37 advantage at the half despite a 22-point effort by West. The Trojans took the lead in the third period 57-53 before holding on for the win.
Wali Parks had an outstanding night for West with 24 points. Devontae Lane (16 points), Patrick McCaffery (14 points) and Nate Barnes (13) provided support in a game that saw Connor McCaffery and Tanner Lohaus sidelined due to injury.

Trojan wrestlers compete at Midwest Shoot Out

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BETTENDORF– West High’s wrestlers competed in the Midwest Shoot Out hosted by Bettendorf High School on Saturday, Jan. 16, with teams from Antioch (Ill.), Assumption, Benilde-St. Margaret (Minn.), Bettendorf, Burlington, Camanche, Davenport West, Johnston, Kearney (Mo.), Newton, Oswego East High School (Ill.), Oswego High School (Ill.), Pleasant Valley, Urbandale, Waterloo West, Waukee and Waverly-Shell Rock.
Donovan Doyle was the champion at 195 pounds, Nelson Brands was third at 138 pounds and Carter Rohweder was fifth at 160 pounds, as was Guy Snow at 220.

Iowa City West boys best Linn-Mar Lions, 77-71

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IOWA CITY– The West High Trojans improved to 8-3 overall with a 77-71 win over the Linn-Mar Lions in Iowa City Jan. 15.
The Lions took a 19-15 lead at the end of the first period and held a 38-37 advantage at the half despite a 22-point effort by West. The Trojans took the lead in the third period 57-53 before holding on for the win.
Wali Parks had an outstanding night for West with 24 points. Devontae Lane (16 points), Patrick McCaffery (14 points) and Nate Barnes (13) provided support in a game that saw Connor McCaffery and Tanner Lohaus sidelined due to injury.

Clipper boys win over Independence

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TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clipper boys varsity basketball squad improved to 5-5 overall with its second win in a row Tuesday, Jan. 12, as they put down the Mustangs of Independence, 57-54.

Spartans third at Ed Hadenfeldt invitational

Solon wrestlers finish home meet behind Lisbon, Washington

SOLON– The Spartan varsity wrestlers placed third in a crowded field at Solon’s Ed Hadenfeldt Invitational Jan. 16.
Trevor Nelson provided the lone title at 160 pounds, but the Spartans were boosted by two second-place finishes, and three fourth- and fifth-place showings.
“I thought our guys wrestled pretty well,” said Solon Head Coach Blake Williams. “This was by far the toughest tournament we have been in so far. There were many ranked wrestlers in this tournament, including a number of number-one ranked wrestlers in the state. This was good preparation for the end of the year.”