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Sports

Cedar Falls Tigers take three out of four from Trojan bowlers

JV girls strike a win for West

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IOWA CITY– The West High junior varsity (JV) Women of Troy bowlers spoiled a perfect sweep by the Cedar Falls Tigers Friday, Jan. 8, at Colonial Lanes in Iowa City. The Tigers knocked off the varsity boys 2,967 pins to 2,720; dropped the JV boys 2,588 to 2,376 and struck the varsity girls 2,242 to 1,937.

IC West swimmers dunk Muscatine Muskies, 106- 54

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CORALVILLE– The West High Trojans drenched the Muscatine Muskies, 106-54, in a varsity boys swim meet Tuesday, Jan. 5, at the Coralville Recreation Center.
The Trojans won all but two events: the 100-backstroke and the 400 freestyle relay. Will Scott took the 200 and 100 freestyle, Lane Griffis won the 200 individual medley and the 500 freestyle, Noah Bruns took the 50 freestyle, John Li won the 100 butterfly and Ben Berhow was tops in the 100 breaststroke.

CCA’s Prusha signs to become a volleyball Viking

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TIFFIN– Ashley Prusha, a senior at Clear Creek Amana High School, signed a national letter of intent to play volleyball at Grandview University on Tuesday, Nov. 24.

Solon Duals title goes to Spartans

Wrestlers run the table at dual tournament Jan. 2

SOLON– The Spartan varsity wrestlers hosted the Solon Duals Saturday, Jan. 2, and came away with the title.
Solon took first place, with Interstate 35, Keokuk, PCM (Prairie City Monroe), Davenport Central and Muscatine rounding out the results.
The Spartans notched 33 pins over the course of five rounds.
“I was very pleased with our effort throughout the day,” said head coach Blake Williams. “The guys showed a lot of fight, which is what we look for every time out on the mat. It was definitely a great team effort.”

Hawks win two at Carver

Hawk Talk

It was doubleheader Tuesday last week at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, with the women beating Drake, 89-76, in the first game, while the men took care of Tennessee Tech, 85-63.

Hawkeye women

I was a little concerned when Iowa hosted the Drake Bulldogs last week.
The Bulldogs played Iowa down to the wire last year at Des Moines with the Hawks coming out on top, 100-98, on a last-second field goal by Samantha Logic.
This year, Drake opened the season with a 74-70 win over Iowa State, a team which beat the Hawkeyes 69-66 at Ames.

Lady Spartans hit the reset button on season

Solon girls move to 4-4 with 68-29 win over Blazers

SOLON– The varsity Lady Spartans dominated the Dyersville Beckman Blazers on the hardwood Friday, Dec. 18. Solon took to the boards, as they had not previously during the season, in a 68-29 win. It was as if they were avenging a 25-24 loss, in the final seconds of the game, by the junior varsity (JV) team earlier in the evening.

Solon wrestlers split double dual

SOLON– Solon’s varsity wrestlers upended Anamosa but were edged out by Western Dubuque in a double dual meet held Dec. 17 at the Solon High School gymnasium.
The Spartans walloped Anamosa, 64-18, but fell to Western Dubuque, 43-26, to move to 2-3 on the dual season.
“Our three losses have come to three of the top teams in the WaMaC,” said Head Coach Blake Williams. “Each meet has been a one or two match difference. In each meet we had a match or two where we were ahead and almost got a pin, but ended up getting pinned. That is a 12-point swing in a dual meet.”

Solon Parks & Rec Department

Basketball referees needed for third-sixth grade boys basketball

Applicants are required to be in high school or older and have prior experience in either playing or refereeing basketball. Games will be played on Saturdays in the Lakeview Elementary gym (Jan. 16, 23, 30 and Feb. 6 and 13) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Referees will be paid $10 per game. Those with questions may call or text Mike Reeve at 319-594-1978 or email mike-reeve@solon-iowa.com.

Boys basketball coaches needed for fourth and fifth to sixth grades

An up-and-down weekend for West High wrestlers at The Battle of Waterloo

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WATERLOO– West High’s wrestlers competed in the 2015 Battle of Waterloo at Young Arena Friday and Saturday, Dec. 18-19.
The Trojans were third in team points in “Pool 4” against Charles City, Independence and Alburnett; and placed fourth in “Bracket A” competition, which featured Lisbon (bracket champions), Western Dubuque, Waverly-Shell Rock, Mason City, LaPorte City-Union, Cedar Falls and Waterloo Columbus Catholic.

Dubuque Hempstead bowlers overcome West High varsity on the lanes

JV Women of Troy beat Mustangs

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IOWA CITY– The West High bowling Trojans and Women of Troy fell Friday, Dec. 18, at home as the Mustangs of Dubuque Hempstead galloped away with victories on the bowling lanes.

Sedlacek named to CoSIDA Academic All-America team

PLATTEVILLE, Wis.— Caleb Sedlacek, a senior mechanical engineering major and member of the men’s soccer team at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America Division III Men’s Academic All-America team, an honor only about 30 other student-athletes in the entire country possess. 
“This is a huge honor for me,” said Sedlacek. “I am just glad all my work on and off the field really paid off.” 

CR Washington Warriors snap Women of Troy’s winning streak

Cedar Rapids 60, Iowa City 51

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CEDAR RAPIDS– The West High Women of Troy’s perfect record ended at six wins Friday, Dec. 18, on the Cedar Rapids Washington Warrior’s basketball court as Wash took a Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) varsity contest, 60-51. West held a one-point lead at the end of the first quarter but were down one point at halftime. West trailed 35-33 going into the final period where the Warriors unleashed a 25-point attack for the win.
Maddie Huinker led West with 11 points followed by Logan Cook with 10.
The loss dropped the Women of Troy to 6-1 overall and 5-1 in MVC play.