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Sports

West Delaware breaks Solon five-game win streak

First quarter proves to be difference

MANCHESTER– The Solon varsity boys broke a five-game winning streak with a 73-59 loss to undefeated West Delaware Jan. 6 in Manchester.
“West Delaware is a very tough venue to compete,” noted Solon Head Coach Jason Pershing.
Pershing said starting junior guard Luke Ira took an elbow to the eye 14 seconds into the game and remained out until the beginning of the second quarter.
“Losing Luke for the whole first quarter was pivotal,” he said.

Liberty Lightning Bolts win, 49-44, over CR Prairie Black

Lightning flashes at Prairie High

CEDAR RAPIDS– Isaac Bender’s 21 points led the Liberty High Lightning Bolts to a 49-44 freshman boys basketball victory Thursday, Jan. 5, at Prairie Point Middle School in Cedar Rapids. The Lightning zapped Prairie High School’s Black Team.
Bender gave Liberty a 4-0 lead but Andre Brandon made it 6-3 after the first of several Prairie 3-point bombs dropped. Prairie took the first period, 7-6, and built a 14-6 lead in the second.

McCaffery scores 1,000th point

Trojans ride roughshod over the Warriors in 92-56 win

IOWA CITY– It’s situation normal at Iowa City West High for the varsity boys basketball team as they continue to roll through the 2016-17 season. In the wake of an 80-71 pre-Christmas loss to Cedar Rapids Prairie, the Trojans rebounded to pound the Warriors of Cedar Rapids Washington, 92-56, Tuesday, Jan. 3, at West High.

CCA edges Maquoketa, 49-43

Creek Girls get past Cardinals

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TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity girls basketball team improved to 5-4 on the season with a 49-43 win Tuesday, Jan. 3, at home against the Cardinals of Maquoketa.

Williamsburg cuts down CCA, 60-47, Clippers now 1-8

A rough season got a little rougher Friday, Jan. 6, as the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity boys fell, 60-47, to rival Williamsburg in the Raiders’ gym.
The ‘Burg leaped out to an 18-4 lead at the end of the first period and were up 31-15 at halftime. The Clippers put all hands on deck for a major damage control effort in the third, and put up 22 points to narrow the gap to five points (42-37) going into the final period. Cory Siders led the Clippers with 18 points, including a trio of 3-point baskets. Tate Thomsen added 10 points while Tyler Hallett put in eight.

Maquoketa downs CCA, 73-55

MAQUOKETA– Tate Thomsen’s 24 points weren’t enough to carry the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers past the Cardinals of Maquoketa Tuesday, Jan. 3, in Maquoketa. The Clippers opened 2017 with a 73-55 loss, dropping to 1-7 overall in the WaMaC West Division.
The Creek Boys narrowly won the first period, 16-14, and were up by one point, 27-26, at halftime. The Cardinals flew away with the lead in the third period and held a 52-39 advantage going into the final quarter.

Creek Boys sixth at Linn-Mar’s varsity invitational wrestling duals

Western Dubuque defeats Mount Vernon for championship

MARION– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity wrestlers competed in Linn-Mar’s invitational dual meet Saturday, Jan. 7, and came away with a sixth-place finish overall and a third-place showing in pool action. Western Dubuque defeated Mount Vernon, 61-16, in the championship round while Ankeny Centennial defeated Linn-Mar, 46-22, for third and fourth place, respectively.

Trojans tussle on the lanes

IOWA CITY– The Trojans and Women of Troy from Iowa City West High tangled with the Trojans of Waterloo East High School Friday, Jan. 7, at Colonial Lanes in Iowa City with West High winning three out of the four matches. West’s varsity and junior varsity (JV) boys won with the varsity Trojans taking a 2,977 to 2,388 advantage while the JV posted a 2,209 to 1,831 win. Kalen Rios led the varsity boys with a match-high 438 while Josh Pelland had a match-high 349 for the JV.

West wins 3 of 4 on the lanes against Linn-Mar

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CEDAR RAPIDS– West High’s bowlers won three out of four matches Tuesday, Jan. 3, against the Linn-Mar Lions at the Cedar Rapids Bowling Center. The varsity Women of Troy won 2,622 to 2,455 and were led by Brittnee Price with a match-high 412. The junior varsity (JV) Women of Troy won 1,929 to 1,805 with West’s Kylie Rohm leading the way with 358. Corey Roth led the varsity boys to a 3,109 to 2,926 win. Roth bowled 484. The JV boys fell to the Lions, 2,059 to 2,003, with Josh Pelland putting up a match-high 340.

IC West rolls over Dubuque Wahlert, 75-44

Trojans clip Golden Eagles

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DUBUQUE– The Iowa City West High Trojans improved to 7-1 at the expense of the Golden Eagles of Dubuque Wahlert Catholic High School Friday, Jan. 6, in the Golden Eagles’ nest. West High rolled over Wahlert, 75-44, and dropped the Eagles to 1-7 overall.
Connor McCaffery had a 22-point night with four 3-point baskets and a 10-10 free throw performance as the Trojans took a 17-12 first period lead before pounding out 26 points in the second for a 43-21 halftime advantage. Patrick McCaffery added 13 points with 10 from Izaya Ono-Fullard.

West wrestlers 3rd at home duals

Fort Dodge champion, 5-0

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IOWA CITY– The Iowa City West High Trojans finished third in their home Lepic Duals Saturday, Jan. 7. Fort Dodge won the event with a 5-0 record after knocking off Lewis Central, Pleasant Valley, West High, Albia and Blue Springs.

Iowa City West nips Pella, 57-53

CEDAR RAPIDS– Iowa City West High’s Women of Troy participated in “Rivalry Saturday,” a showcase of some of the best girls basketball teams in the state, Saturday, Jan. 7, at the U.S. Cellular Center in downtown Cedar Rapids. West High was paired up against Pella, the No. 1-ranked team in Class 4A according to the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union and its Thursday, Jan. 5, weekly rankings. West High came into the game ranked third in Class 5A.