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Sports

Warriors’ offense too much for Trojans

West falls to CR Wash, 42-13

IOWA CITY– The West High Trojans fell to 0-3 on the season with a 42-13 loss to Cedar Rapids Washington, in a non-district meeting of the Mississippi Valley Conference rivals, Friday, Sept. 11, on the Trojans’ turf.
A scoreless first quarter gave way to three Washington touchdowns before halftime.
With 9:31 left in the first half, the Warriors scored on a short run. Wash scored again with 59 seconds remaining on a touchdown pass and ended the half with another pass into the West High end zone in the final five seconds and took a 21-0 lead into the locker room.

Clippers football falls to 0-3 with 28-7 loss to Washington

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WASHINGTON– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers sank to an 0-3 record in the 2015 varsity football season as they opened district play with a 28-7 loss on the road to the Washington Demons Friday, Sept. 11.
Washington’s Ryan Reighard challenged the Clipper defense running for 206 yards and a pair of touchdowns while Aaron Akers ran for 126 yards to lead the CCA offensive effort. Evan Downes, sporting his Clipper-blue Mohawk, returned a Demon punt 17 yards for a touchdown to prevent the shutout.

Clipper boys win Tipton Invitational

Hinricks wins JV race, Douglass takes third in varsity cross country

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TIPTON– Clear Creek Amana (CCA) boys cross country coach Ben Robison called his team’s performance in the Tipton Invitational “one of, if not the best, top-to-bottom meets I’ve ever seen.”
The Clipper boys won the meet, besting a field of 18 teams plus four incomplete teams.
Eric Douglass took third place in the varsity race with a time of 17:35, with teammate Jacob Tener not far behind in seventh place.

West boys second, girls fourth at CR Invitational

Greiner leads boys, Gabby Skopec sets the pace for the ladies

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CEDAR RAPIDS– West High’s cross country squads competed in the 2015 Cedar Rapids Invitational hosted by Cedar Rapids Jefferson Thursday, Sept. 10, at Noelridge Park.
The Trojan guys placed second in overall team points behind winner Cedar Rapids Prairie. Kolby Greiner was the fastest Trojan with a fifth-place finish in 16:26.01. The Women of Troy were fourth in team points behind Pleasant Valley, Muscatine and Bettendorf with Gabby Skopec’s eighth-place finish leading the way for West in 19:14.86.

Women of Troy soak Little Hawks in swimming

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IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy took on rival City High in a swimming dual meet Tuesday, Sept. 8, at the Mercer Park Aquatic Center.
West High swept the Little Hawks in both junior varsity (JV) and varsity competition. The JV squad splashed City High, 105-32, while the varsity won, 116-69.
West High swimmers won all but four events: the JV 50-yard freestyle, JV 100-yard backstroke, varsity 1-meter diving and the varsity 100-yard breaststroke.

Hawks beat heat, Redbirds

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I don’t know about you, but I thought outside of the heat, that the Hawkeyes’ 31-14 opening victory over Illinois State was as good an opening game as Iowa has had in five years.
In 2011, Iowa beat Tennessee Tech, 34-7.
The Hawks opened the 2012 season with a 18-17 escape win over UNI.
2013 saw Iowa lose to Northern Illinois, 30-27, and last year the Hawks held off UNI again, 31-23.
As for the heat, I have been going to Iowa games since 1970 and that was the hottest game I’ve ever been to.

Lady Spartans split season opener

SOLON– It was an evening of rivalries as the Solon Lady Spartans hosted the Clippers of Clear Creek Amana (CCA) and the Mount Vernon Mustangs, for a triangular set of volleyball matches Tuesday, Sept. 1.
The Lady Spartans split the meet, falling to CCA but defeating Mount Vernon.

Spartans rebound with win

Four TDs for Halston Durr in 35-14 win over Mount Vernon

SOLON– As the Spartans shook hands following their 21-13 loss with the Regina, a fog enveloped them like the smoke from a battle.
The stage would be different as the Spartans (0-1) met the Mount Vernon Mustangs (1-0) at Spartan Stadium on Sept. 4.
The Mustangs came to the game after putting up 285 yards of rushing and 82 yards receiving to defeat Marion, 37-14, last Friday.

Hot start for cross country

IOWA CITY– The early season is sizzling for Solon’s cross country Spartans. Their season opener was held in the morning. In their second meet, the start was pushed back to evening to avoid running in 90-degree heat. On top of that, high school girls are running an extra kilometer this year… with five of them getting their first feel for varsity competition.

Iowa City West High coach shoulders the blame for 33-0 loss to Valley

IOWA CITY– The West High Trojans suffered a 33-0 home loss at the hands of the West Des Moines Valley Tigers Friday, Sept. 4, in Week Two non-district varsity football. Earlier in the week, the Associated Press deemed the Tigers the number one team in Class 4A, a ranking West coach Garrett Hartwig dismissed swiftly in discussing the loss.
“Our motto is, ‘It’s not who we play it’s how we play.’ We were not prepared tonight, and that is my fault and I accept responsibility,” Hartwig said.

CCA football team falls 27-7 to MP Golden Hawks

Clippers drop to 0-2

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WELLMAN– Aaron Akers’ 3-yard sprint for a touchdown helped the cause, but wasn’t enough for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers to overcome the Golden Hawks of Mid-Prairie in Wellman Friday, Sept. 4. The Golden Hawks took the varsity contest, 27-7, dropping the Clippers to 0-2 on the season.

Clippers scuttle Spartans in volleyball triangular

CCA falls to Mount Vernon, Solon handles the Mustangs

SOLON— It was an evening of rivalries as the Solon Lady Spartans hosted the Clippers of Clear Creek Amana (CCA) and the Mount Vernon Mustangs, for a triangular set of volleyball matches Tuesday, Sept. 1.