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Sports

Ed Hadenfeldt named Cornell College Alumni Coach of the Year

MOUNT VERNON– Cornell College honored Ed Hadenfeldt of Solon as the 2015 Alumni Coach of the Year during an Oct. 3 ‘C’ Club Breakfast and Athletics Hall of Fame Ceremony.
Hadenfeldt, a member of Cornell’s All-Century Football Team, retired last spring after 37 years in coaching and education. He got his start at Sioux City Heelan High School as head wrestling and assistant football and track and field coach.

Clipper girls up to the challenge

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TIFFIN — Clear Creek Amana (CCA) girls varsity coach P.J. Sweeney addressed the biggest and most obvious question about his Creek Girls in the upcoming season.
“How will you replace the nine seniors that graduated from last year’s team? A team that had its first winning season in 14 years?” he posed. “The simple answer is, it won’t be easy, but I’m ready for the challenge.”

The boys are back... minus the big guy

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TIFFIN– His obvious presence on the hardwood will be missed.
Drew Wagner, at 6’-5”, had the height of a basketball player, and north of 300 pounds, the weight of a football lineman– which he also played for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers. It was that combination of height and weight that also made him a dominating offensive machine for the Clippers varsity basketball team last season. Wagner led the Clippers with 14.3 points per game in a 16-7 campaign ending in a Class 3A district final against rival Williamsburg.

Trojans loaded with seasoned seniors

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IOWA CITY– Steve Bergman and his West High Trojans had hoped to win an unprecedented fourth-straight Class 4A State Championship back in March, but were foiled by North Scott in the semifinal round and forced to settle for third place with a consolation round win over Des Moines Hoover.
Bergman, with 30 years of coaching under his belt, is in his 26th season at West and is well-positioned for another run at state with a well-seasoned, battle-tested corps of seniors.

Solitary junior to lead Women of Troy

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IOWA CITY– Coach B.J. Mayer returns only one starter from last year’s West High Women of Troy varsity basketball team, but if that worries him, as is his trademark, it doesn’t show.
Ali Tauchen, a junior, is the solitary starter back from the 23-4 squad that fell in a Class 5A State Tournament semifinal game to West Des Moines Valley last March. Three of last year’s starting five– Mikaela Morgan, Dani Craig and Grace Tafolla– were lost to graduation, while fellow junior Emily Halverson isn’t going out for basketball this season.

West High places sixth on MVC All-Division Volleyball Teams

Tauchen earns First Team Honors

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IOWA CITY— Six West High Women of Troy varsity volleyball players earned spots on the Mississippi Valley athletic Conference’s (MVC) All-Division Volleyball Teams for 2015. The list, released on Tuesday, Nov. 3, shows Cedar Rapids Kennedy’s Anna Fluent as the Valley Division (West’s home in the conference) Athlete of the Year while Cedar Falls’ Matt Johnson is the division Coach of the Year. Katie Busswitz, of Cedar Rapids Prairie, is the Mississippi Division Athlete of the Year while Lynnette Stecklein, also of Prairie, is the division Coach of the Year.

It don’t come easy

The headline was a song in 1971 by Ringo Starr which really tells the story about the Hawkeye football season.
The Minnesota Gophers were in town last Saturday at Kinnick Stadium and to say the game was electric would be an understatement.
The black-out crowd, the retro all-black jerseys and when they played “Back in Black” like they do to start the game, you knew it was going to be special.

Solon Parks & Rec Department

Girls Basketball: The game schedule is posted on the Solon Parks and Recreation website.

Bettendorf sweep Women of Troy 3-0

Women of Troy face relentless Bulldogs

CEDAR RAPIDS– Their nickname is the Bulldogs, and the Iowa City West High Women of Troy found out how tenacious, tough and relentless Bulldogs can be as Bettendorf swept them 3-0 in a Class 5A State Volleyball Tournament quarterfinal match Tuesday, Nov. 10, at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids.
“I told the girls they’re a relentless team,” West coach Randy Dolson said after the match. “No matter what we hit at them, or served at them… they were in-system most of the afternoon. They hit extremely hard and put the pressure on us… and kept us out of system more.”

Parker named girls Coach of the Year

West athletes earn MVC All-Division cross country honors

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IOWA CITY– The 2015 Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) All-Division cross country selections were released on Sunday, Oct. 25, with several Iowa City West High athletes named to spots on the Valley Division First Team, Second Team, Honorable Mention and Academic rosters.
West High girls coach Mike Parker was named the Division Coach of the Year while City High’s Tom Mittman was named for the Mississippi Division.

Weldon, Koethe are named to divisional First Team

Five Clippers named to WaMaC All-Conference volleyball teams

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TIFFIN– Five Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity volleyball players were named to the 2015 WaMaC Conference West Division volleyball teams. The conference released East Division and West Division selections on Monday, Oct. 26.
In the West Division, home to CCA, Marion’s Roxanne Paulsen was named the Coach of the Year.

Women of Troy earn 2015 MVC All-Division Swimming honors

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IOWA CITY— The Mississippi Valley athletic Conference (MVC) released its picks for 2015 All-Division Girls Swimming honors on Monday, Nov. 2. Iowa City West High’s Erica Hsu was named the Valley Division Swimmer of the Year while Dubuque Hempstead’s Megan Schill was named for the Mississippi Division. Cedar Falls’ Dick Marcussen and Cedar Rapids Kennedy’s John Ross were, both, named Valley Division Coaches of the Year with Cedar Rapids Washington’s Megan Lewis picking up the Mississippi Division Coach of the Year honors.