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Sports

Trojan Double dual triumph

Iowa City West wrestlers defeat Linn-Mar and Waterloo East

IOWA CITY– West High’s varsity wrestlers opened the 2017-18 season with a double-dual win at home on Tuesday, Nov. 28, over Waterloo East and Linn-Mar.
The Trojans knocked off Waterloo East, 60-18, with four forfeits to West. Hans Von Rabenau (113 pounds), Keaton Speicher (126), Graham Gambrall (138) and Ashton Stumpf (170) pinned their opponents, while Collin Leavy (145) and Will Hoeft (182) won by decision.

“The Hawks blow up Nebraska”

The headline comes from the words that Gary Dolphin, Iowa’s play-by-play radio announcer, said as time ran out Black Friday in Lincoln.
The Iowa Hawkeyes blew the Huskers out in the second half, breaking a 14-14 halftime tie and scoring 42 unanswered points.
I have been to Lincoln once to see Iowa play Nebraska.
The year was 1980 and one of my homeboys from Moville, Kim Clark, was working in Lincoln and I went over for the weekend to go to the game with him.
The final score… 57-0!

Jackson earns Jack Tatum Award

Hawk Talk

IOWA CITY– University of Iowa junior defensive back Josh Jackson has been named the recipient of the 2017 Jack Tatum Award as the best defensive back in the nation. The award was announced Tuesday by the Touchdown Club of Columbus, and is named for the late Ohio State and NFL legend Jack Tatum.

New season, new tempo

Solon gallops past Vinton-Shellsburg, 51-33

SOLON– The Lady Spartans took to the court to start a new season with a different appearance, a different pace, fast transitions and an exciting win over the Vinton-Shellsburg Vikettes on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at Solon High School.
The Lady Spartans’ season opener commenced the 2017-18 season for both Solon and the Vikettes and a new, faster-paced, transition-oriented, full-court game by the Lady Spartans resulted in an eight-point lead at the half and a 51-33 triumph over the Vikettes. The win moved the Spartan ladies to 1-0 for the season.

Soup and Hoops

Solon High School kicks off winter sports

SOLON– Blustery winds and dropping temperatures promise the arrival of winter to the Midwest.
In Solon, it means the kick off of the winter sports season and the annual Soup and Hoops event that kicks it off.
The Solon High School commons transformed into a bit of soup kitchen at a kick off to winter sports on Friday, Nov. 17.

Solon Parks & Rec

Basketball referees needed for third-sixth grade boys’ basketball: Applicants must be high school age or older and have prior experience in either playing or refereeing basketball. Games are played on Saturdays in the Lakeview Elementary gym (Jan. 20 and 27, and Feb. 3, 10, 17 and 24) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Referees will be paid $10 per game. If you have questions, call or text Mike Reeve at 319-594-1978 or email mike-reeve@solon-iowa.com.

Buzzer-beater boosts Bolts, Trojans tie

Liberty tops CR; IC West breaks even with Cougars

CEDAR RAPIDS– The 2017-18 varsity boys basketball season opened for Liberty High and Iowa City West High with scrimmages in Cedar Rapids Kennedy’s Jamboree on Monday, Nov. 20.

Creek Girls capsized 53-28

Stratton leads CCA with 14 points

ANAMOSA– The 2017-18 varsity girls basketball season opened on a sour note for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers as they fell, 53-28, to the Anamosa Blue Raiders Tuesday, Nov. 21, in Anamosa.

Trojans rammed in bowling season opener

Dubuque Senior sweeps IC West

DUBUQUE– The Dubuque Senior High Rams defended their home bowling lanes Tuesday, Nov. 21, against Iowa City West High at Cherry Lanes (Diamond Jo Casino), in Dubuque, to open the 2017-2018 season.
Senior’s varsity girls defeated the West High Women of Troy, 2,474 to 2,145, the Senior junior varsity (JV) girls won, 2,038 to 1,465, Dubuque’s varsity boys prevailed, 2,888 to 2,640, over the Trojans and the Senior JV boys won, 2,447 to 1,730, for the sweep.

Come from behind on Rivalry Saturday

IC West upends Dav. Assumption, 60-48

CEDAR RAPIDS– Iowa City West High’s Women of Troy opened the 2017-18 varsity girls basketball season with a 60-48 win over Davenport Assumption Saturday, Nov. 25, as part of Rivalry Saturday in Coe College’s new arena.
The Knights stunned West with a 12-4 lead at the end of the first period. The Women of Troy quickly dug out of the hole with a 21-point barrage in the second period while holding Assumption to only three points for a 25-15 halftime advantage. West led 43-28 after three periods of play.

Volleyball honors accrue for area players

IGCA announces All-District and All-State

JOHNSON COUNTY– Athletes from Clear Creek Amana (CCA), Iowa City West High and Liberty High School were honored as the Iowa Girls Coaches Association (IGCA) announced its 2017 All-District and All-State Teams for high school volleyball.
CCA junior Shauntina Williams earned both Class 4A Southeast All-District and Class 4A All-State Honorable Mention distinctions. Williams produced 353 kills for the Clippers, made 23 ace serves, three assists, 45 block assists, 13 solo blocks and 103 digs.

ROCK BOTTOM?

Hawk Talk

Purdue clubs Iowa, 24-15

By Don Lund
Sports Writer
Just when you think it can’t get any worse than the 38-15 beat down against Wisconsin the week before…
Purdue is no loaf of bread, but they are not Ohio State, either.
Dropped passes, no pass protection, poor punting and the inability to cover puts the Hawkeyes at 6-5 with one game left.
It’s a sad way to send out the seniors, starting with Josey Jewell.
Josey was a three-year starter, leads the Big Ten in tackles and is the only three-year permanent captain ever under Kirk Ferentz.
Josey led the way with 13 tackles.