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Sports

Pool deck resurfacing closure until Dec. 19

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Aquatic Center is currently closed to allow the indoor pool deck to be resurfaced. North Liberty Recreation Center staff expect the work to be completed in time for the pool to reopen on Monday, Dec. 19.
Memberships will be extended to cover the time of the closure and swimming lessons will be rescheduled. Call the front desk at 319-626-5716 for more information.

Trojan wrestlers win Burlington’s six-team Dick Mellinger Invitational

Williams, Brands, Rohweder and Snow crowned champions

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BURLINGTON– Iowa City West High’s Trojans won the Dick Mellinger Invitational wrestling tournament hosted by Burlington High School Saturday, Dec. 3. The Trojans topped the six-team field with 362 points and placed all 11 wrestlers in the top four places in their weight classes.
Kaleb Williams (120 pounds), Nelson Brands (152), Carter Rohweder (160) and Guy Snow (220) all won their weight classes.

Dick Mellinger Invitational Results for Iowa City West
106: Jackson Brennan (6-1) placed second and scored 34.00 team points.

Women of Troy now 2-0 with win over J-Hawks

IC West defeats CR Jefferson, 66-46

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IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy moved to 2-0 on the season Tuesday, Nov. 29, by defeating Cedar Rapids Jefferson, 66-46, at home. West took a 22-14 lead at the end of the first period and was up, 33-17, at the half.
Logan Cook led all with 23 points, followed by Maddie Huinker with 18 (including four 3-point baskets) and Rachel Saunders with 13. Kennedy Dighton led the J-Hawks with 14 points, followed by Kylie Wise with 11. The loss dropped Jefferson to 0-3.

IC West swimmers 102, Cedar Falls 68

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CORALVILLE– Iowa City West High’s boys swim teams opened the 2016-17 season with a pair of wins over the Cedar Falls Tigers Tuesday, Nov. 29, at home in the Coralville Recreation Center. The junior varsity (JV) won, 100-35, while the varsity dunked the Tigers, 102-68.

Creek Boys go 3-0 on the mats

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TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s wrestlers opened the 2016-17 season with a 3-0 sweep in a home quad meet Thursday, Dec. 1, against Anamosa, Highland-Riverside and Center Point-Urbana (CP-U).
The Clippers sank the Huskies of Highland-Riverside, 69-12, with 10 forfeits by the Huskies. Hunter Schmelzer took a 7-2 decision from Highland’s Cullen Klebe at 113-pounds while Sam Steckly took the 160-pound match by pinning Highland’s Dan Burton in 1:23.

Creek Girls 2-2 after weekend split

CCA wins against West Delaware, falls to IC Regina

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TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity girls basketball team moved to 2-2 after a win and a loss Friday, Dec. 2, and Saturday, Dec. 3, both at home in Tiffin. The Clippers knocked off West Delaware, 45-33, Friday night, and fell 58-23 to Iowa City Regina on Saturday as part of a boys-girls doubleheader.
Karsyn Stratton, a freshman, led the Creek Girls with 16 points against the Hawks Friday night with 14 points from Claire Navara, a senior. The Clippers held a 16-9 lead after the first period and were up 24-18 at the half.

Creek Boys pick up first win

CCA falls to W. Delaware but slips past Regals, 61-58

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TIFFIN– Coach Brandon Clubb and his Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers earned their first win of the season Saturday, Dec. 3, at home against Iowa City Regina in a boys-girls varsity doubleheader. The Creek Boys slipped past the Regals, 61-50, for a 1-2 showing early in the season.
Tyler Hallett led the Clippers with 16 points and a dozen rebounds with support from Tate Thomsen (14 points), Corey Siders (10 points) and Tyler Schrepfer (nine points).

Hawkeye hoops

Hawk Talk

The Hawkeye men and women each had two games last week and both started the week playing against Notre Dame.

Hawkeye men

Iowa traveled to Notre Dame last Tuesday, got beat 92-78, but I thought the score was a little misleading.
I was more than a little surprised when the game started and I didn’t see Tyler Cook in the starting lineup. Tyler was the second leading scorer for the Hawks (13.7) and the leading rebounder coming into the game.

Hawkeyes going to the Outback Bowl

Iowa is going bowling for the 14th time since Kirk Ferentz became head coach.
The Hawks will be facing 18th-ranked Florida Tuesday, Jan. 2, in the Outback Bowl at noon.
Since 2001, no Big Ten team has won more bowl games, or has a higher winning percentage in bowl games than Iowa.
This will be the fifth time the Hawks have been in the Outback Bowl.
The Gators (8-4) averaged 23.4 points, 129.8 rushing yards and 215.2 passing yards.
Iowa’s defense gave up an average of 17.9 points, 153.2 rushing yards and 199.7 passing yards.

Iowa wrestlers

Hawk Talk

The Hawkeyes won eight of 10 matches at 20th-ranked South Dakota last Friday, winning 29-8.
Iowa could have won nine of 10 but Cory Clark didn’t wrestle at 133 and the Hawks lost that weight on a technical fall.
Sammy Brooks (184) and Topher Carton (141) both had major decisions while Thomas Gilman (125) had a tech fall.

How sweet it is

Hawk Talk

Iowa defeats Nebraska, 40-10

The Hawkeye football team played its best overall game of the season on Black Friday as it came up with big plays on offense, had a shutdown defense and special teams were almost perfect.
Can you believe it was 1981 the last time the Hawks beat the Cornhuskers in Iowa City?
How about this: the 40-10 win ties the largest margin of victory over Nebraska since 1899 (30-0)!
I was at the 1981 win which was also Kirk Ferentz’s first game as a Hawkeye line coach.

Hawkeye men look for scoring

By Don Lund
Sports Writer

Black Friday was tripleheader for the Iowa Hawkeye football and basketball teams.
Football was first at 2:30 p.m. against Nebraska; at 6 p.m. the men’s basketball team played Virginia and then at 8 p.m. the women played James Madison.

Hawkeye women

The Iowa women started things out Thanksgiving day with a 78-65 loss to ninth-ranked UCLA.
The Hawks came out strong and led early but when Megan Gustafson got her second foul late in the first quarter, the Hawkeyes lost the lead for good.