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Sports

Spartans fend off Maquoketa, fall at Dyersville Beckman

Head coach Brad Randall returns to team after complaint investigation

SOLON– The Solon boys basketball team won at home but lost on the road last week as it welcomed head coach Brad Randall back to the bench.
Randall returned to coaching Jan. 27, the day before the Spartans hosted winless Independence for a 72-49 win.
Solon also defeated Maquoketa 54-43 at home Friday, but suffered a 20-point loss on the road Thursday in a makeup game against Dyersville Beckman, 55-35.
“It was good to be back on the sidelines,” said Randall of the Independence win. “A lot of guys played and a lot of guys scored.”

Lady Spartans split two on the road

MAQUOKETA– It’s hard to beat a team three times in one season, but that’s what awaits the Solon Lady Spartans in the basketball postseason.
The girls open the second season Wednesday, Feb. 19, hosting Maquoketa, a team that has lost twice to the Lady Spartans.
The second of those wins came on the road last week, as Solon came out of Maquoketa with a 46-36 win over the Cardinals Friday.

Cougars hand Women of Troy another loss

IOWA CITY– A pair of decisive wins led to a pair of painful losses for the West High Women of Troy. After knocking off Bettendorf 63-35 and Waterloo East 61-18, coach BJ Mayer’s crew fell 60-51 at Valley High School in West Des Moines and struggled against the Cedar Rapids Kennedy Cougars at home.

CCA boys fall to Mt. Vernon, girls suffer pair of losses

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MOUNT VERNON– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) boys lost on the road Tuesday night (Jan. 28) at Mount Vernon, 64-54. Cal Miller led the Clipper effort with 11 points.
Scoring: Miller 11, Noah Whittinghill 9, Jacob Klingeman 8, Josh Dillon 7, Mitch Stopko 5, Jake Neubauer, 5, Nile Rourke 4, Keyan McAreavy 4, Drew Wagner 1. CCA hit 19 of 45 field goal attempts.
3-point shots: Miller 3, Whittinghill 1, Stopko 1, Neubauer 1, Klingeman 1, Dillon 1.
On Friday, Jan. 31, the Williamsburg Raiders came to Tiffin and left with a 65-47 victory.

West boys pound Prairie, 87-40

IOWA CITY– Throughout the season West High coach Steve Bergman has said his team needs to be challenged. His Trojans were a lot of things Friday night (Jan. 31), but challenged was not one of them.
West High came into the Mississippi Valley Conference inter-divisional contest with a 12-2 (8-1) record and a second-place ranking in the Mississippi Division while the Prairie Hawks were 4-10 (2-7) in the Valley Division.
The Trojans plucked and cooked the Prairie Hawks, 87-40.

Lutjen named head softball coach at IC West

IOWA CITY– Justin Lutjen has been named head softball coach at Iowa City West High School pending board approval.
Coach Lutjen has been the head coach at Mid-Prairie the past four seasons after being an assistant there previously. Coach Lutjen has led Mid-Prairie to the state softball tournament in each of his four seasons at the helm, in addition to winning the school’s first ever softball conference title.