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Sports

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.

Benton Community scuttles CCA, 65-54

Creek Boys capsized by Bobcats

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TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers boys varsity basketball team picked up a needed win Saturday, Dec. 3, over Iowa City Regina, but the celebration was short-lived as the Benton Community Bobcats dropped the Clippers to a 1-3 record with a 65-54 win in Tiffin on Tuesday, Dec. 6.
The Bobcats took the first period, 17-10, and held only a one-point lead at halftime, 27-26. Benton Community outscored CCA, 17-8, in the third, but the Creek Boys rallied in the final period with a 20-point effort.

Trojans dominate J-Hawk swimming relay meet

Nine relay events = nine wins for West High

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CEDAR RAPIDS– The Iowa City West High Trojans dominated Cedar Rapids Jefferson’s relay meet Saturday, Dec. 3, with wins in all nine events.
The Trojans won the varsity meet with 126 points while Dubuque Senior had 84 and the host J-Hawks scored 62 points. West’s junior varsity swimmers blew Dubuque Senior out of the water, winning 122 to 44.

Results as provided by Iowa City West High Swimming
400-yard medley relay: 1, IC West (Nasim Abu-Dagga, Ben Berhow, John Li, Brennon Keen), 3:59.85.

IC West wrestlers down Dubuque Hempstead, 40-36

Trojans slip past Mustangs on the mat

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DUBUQUE– The Iowa City West High Trojans slipped past the Dubuque Hempstead Mustangs, 40-36, in a wrestling dual meet Thursday, Dec. 8, at Hempstead.
Keaton Speicher (113 pounds), Hunter Davis (126), Jo Dixon (145), Nelson Brands (152) and Ashton Stumpf (182) won by falls over Hempstead’s Brennan Lechnir (3:08), Garrett Long (1:36), Dylan Pauley (5:50), Kent Kragenbrink (5:16) and Jackson Rigdon (4:45) respectively. Landon Green (195) took a 13-5 major decision from the Mustangs’ Owen Dunne.

Trojans 16th at 2016 Council Bluffs Wrestling Classic

Nelson Brands earns the 152-pound championship and 100th career win

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COUNCIL BLUFFS– Iowa City West High’s Nelson Brands earned his 100th career win Friday, Dec. 9, at the 2016 Council Bluffs Wrestling Classic in the Mid America Center. Brands also came home the tournament champion at 152 pounds, and was the only champ for the Trojans in the two-day event. Carter Rohweder took fifth place at 160 pounds as the team finished 16th overall out of a field of 39 teams from Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas and Minnesota.

2016 Council Bluffs Wrestling Classic Results for Iowa City West

Trojans make a big splash in Dubuque

IC West wins Dubuque Hempstead’s quad swimming meet

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DUBUQUE– The Trojans of Iowa City West High topped the field Saturday, Dec. 10, in a quad swimming meet hosted by Dubuque Hempstead. West High won the event with 184.5 team points, followed by Hempstead (141), Dubuque Senior (103.5) and City High (87).

West JV picks up bowling win over Prairie

IOWA CITY– The Iowa City West high bowlers fell to Cedar Rapids Prairie Friday, Dec. 2, at Colonial lanes in Iowa City. Prairie’s varsity boys defeated the Trojans 2,725 to 2,640, The Prairie Hawk varsity girls won 2,800 to 2,202 and the junior varsity (JV) Prairie girls won 2,245 to 1,764. West High’s JV boys squad, led by Chloe Becker’s 324, won 1,987 to 1,675.
Jacob Fisher led the Trojan varsity boys with 390, Alexie Little led the varsity Women of Troy with 352 and Allison Bys was the top scorer for the West JV girls with 257.

Tigers trip up the Trojans on the lanes

IC West JV girls pick up a win against CF

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WATERLOO– Iowa City West High’s bowling teams traveled to Waterloo Friday, Dec. 9, to Maple Lanes to take on the Cedar Falls Tigers. The Tigers’ varsity and junior varsity (JV) boys prevailed, as did the varsity girls. West High’s JV girls picked up a win for West.

Women of Troy improve to 5-0 with win over Mustangs

IC West claws back to beat Dubuque Hempstead, 59-44

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DUBUQUE– Coach B.J. Mayer and his Iowa City West High Women of Troy improved to a 5-0 record with a 59-44 win Friday, Dec. 9, at Dubuque Hempstead in a Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) varsity match up.

Creek Girls pick up first WaMaC win on the road

CCA handles Benton Community, 50-39

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VAN HORNE– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clipper girls rebounded from a loss to Iowa City Regina with a 50-39 win over fellow WaMaC team Benton Community Tuesday, Dec. 6, in Van Horne.
Claire Navara led the Creek Girls with a dozen points, supported by Karsyn Stratton with 10. The Clippers led throughout with an 11-7 lead after the first period, and a 25-12 halftime advantage. The Bobcats rallied in the third period, out-scoring the Clippers, 14-12, but the Creek Girls poured in a lucky 13 points for the win.

Solon’s Maggie Snider wins second national fencing title

RICHMOND, Va.– Maggie Snider of Solon competed in the USA Fencing North American Cup, taking first place in the Division 1A Women’s Epee event. The event included top youth, college and adult fencers from around the country. 
With this win, Snider clinched first place for the 2016-2017 season of USA Fencing Division 1-A Women’s Epee. This is her second career national title, and her first division win.
Snider trains at the Iowa City Fencing Center (ICFC) with Judy O’Donnell, and she is coached in competition by 2012 USA Olympic Head Coach Roberto Sobalvarro.