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Sports

Women of Troy win easily over Bulldogs

IC West 68, Bettendorf 28

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IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy had no trouble with the Bettendorf Bulldogs at home Tuesday, Jan. 19, putting the visiting puppies in the kennel with a 68-28 win.
West dominated the first quarter, 22-4, and built a 37-16 lead at the half. An 18-point effort in the third period kept West ahead with a 55-24 advantage, ahead of a 13-point fourth quarter for the win. The Bulldogs were held to four points in the fourth.

CCA grapplers fall at Independence

Pointers, Mustangs take down CCA in double dual meet

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INDEPENDENCE– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) wrestlers suffered a pair of losses Thursday, Jan. 21, in a double dual meet at Independence against the host Mustangs and visiting Stormin’ Pointers of Center Point-Urbana (CPU).
The Pointers edged-out the Clippers, 39-30, with Ethan Taylor (285 pounds), Andrew Rohret (120), Quinn Murphy (138) and Sam Steckly (152) all winning by fall over the Pointers’ Tyler Carolan, Cameron Garnett, Dalton Hite and Collin Bantz.

West swims past Lions, 104-66

Keen, Scott, McGlaughlin and Martin earn wins

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CORALVILLE– The West High boys swim team continued its winning ways as it swam past the Linn-Mar Lions, 104-66, Tuesday, Jan. 19, at the Coralville Recreation Center.
Aidan Keen, Mark McGlaughlin, Will Scott and Oliver Martin posted individual wins with Keen taking the 200 and 500 freestyle, McGlaughlin winning the 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly events, Scott taking the 100 freestyle and Martin winning the 100 breaststroke.
McGlaughlin, Keen, Martin and Scott teamed up to win the 200 freestyle relay, as well as the 400 freestyle relay.

Trojans 11th at Ed Winger Classic

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URBANDALE– The West High wrestlers battled on the mats of Urbandale High School Saturday, Jan. 23, in the Ed Winger Classic. The Trojans placed 11th out of a 21-team field with West Des Moines Valley taking the team title with 203 points. West High mustered 65 points, tying with North Scott.
Donovan Doyle earned the team’s only individual win by taking the crown at 195 pounds with a 13-4 major decision over Dowling’s Jacob Zachary. Nelson Brands (138 pounds) placed third and Nate Kelsay placed fifth in 182-pound competition.

Creek wrestlers in action at John Byers Wrestling Invitational Jan. 23

Rohret takes first, six Clippers earn top finishes

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WYOMING– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) wrestlers were in action Saturday, Jan. 23, at Midland Community High School’s John Byers Invitational in Wyoming.
Iowa City Regina won the meet with 164.50 points, while the host Midland Eagles were sixth with 99.0. The Clippers placed seventh in overall points with 84.0 and had seven place-winning grapplers.

Hawkeye women road trip

Hawk Talk

The Hawkeye women had two road basketball games last week, beating Wisconsin, 57-54, and then losing 80-73 at Michigan State.
The win over the Badgers was big for two reasons.
First it snapped a two-game losing streak and any time you can pick up a road win in the Big Ten it’s a good thing for team rankings.
This was another one of those games where Iowa jumped out to a big lead of 16 points at the end of the third quarter, got outscored 19-6 in the fourth quarter, but held on to win.

Women of Troy stumble against Wahlert

Iowa City West High 41, Dubuque Wahlert 51

IOWA CITY– A 21-point effort from Dubuque Wahlert’s Katy Fricano powered the Golden Eagles past the Iowa City West High Women of Troy Tuesday, Jan. 12, and gave West its third loss of the season. Wahlert took the varsity contest as they upset West, 51-41.
The game was tied at 13 at the end of the first period and West pulled ahead, 25-22, at the half. However, the Eagles took the lead in the third enjoying a 38-34 advantage going into the final period.
Freshman Emma Koch was the only West High player in double digits, leading the team with 10 points.

Trojans dominate wrestling Warriors on Senior Night

Iowa City West 57, Cedar Rapids Washington 18

IOWA CITY– Six West High wrestlers were honored on Senior Night Thursday, Jan. 14, as the Trojans hosted the Cedar Rapids Washington Warriors in an Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) dual meet. Ben Bertell, Donovan Doyle, Undell Hatchett, Nathan Kelsay, Jordin Robles Quiroz and Aaron Stumpf were recognized along with manager Rowan Haverkamp between the junior varsity (JV) and varsity meets.

Rohret is second, Taylor third and Murphy takes fourth place at Solon

Clippers 11th at Solon’s Ed Hadenfeldt Invitational

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SOLON– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers varsity wrestling crew placed 11th in team points Saturday, Jan. 16, at Solon’s Ed Hadenfeldt Invitational. Lisbon won the event, which featured the host Spartans along with Washington, Albia, Center Point-Urbana, West Liberty, Wapello, Vinton-Shellsburg, Iowa Valley, Cedar Rapids Prairie, North Cedar and West Branch as well. CCA earned 57.5 points, putting them behind Prairie (58), but ahead of North Cedar (40) and West Branch (38.5).

Strong second half powers Clippers past Indians

CCA boys 56, Marion 47

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MARION– A 41-point second half effort boosted the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers boys’ varsity basketball squad past the Marion Indians Friday, Jan. 15, on the Indians’ hunting grounds.
Marion opened with an 11-7 lead after the first and was up 22-15 at the half. The Creek Boys unleashed a 21-point barrage in the third period while holding Marion to 16 points. CCA added 20 points in the fourth quarter while limiting Marion to only nine for the win.

Trojan varsity bowlers split on the lanes with the Lions

Wood, Lovell lead West team

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IOWA CITY– West High varsity bowlers split with the Linn-Mar Lions Friday, Jan. 15, with the boys winning 3,053 to 3,033 and the girls falling 2,425 to 1,985 at Colonial Lanes.
Patrick Wood led the Trojans with 499 while Samantha Lovell was the Women of Troy’s top bowler with 297.
The West High junior varsity (JV) teams topped the Lions with the boys winning 2,349 to 2,330 and the girls winning 1,826 to 1,617. Ryan Stark led the JV Trojans with 421 while Shatiana Cooper led the Women of Troy with 259.

Iowa City West boys best Linn-Mar Lions, 77-71

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IOWA CITY– The West High Trojans improved to 8-3 overall with a 77-71 win over the Linn-Mar Lions in Iowa City Jan. 15.
The Lions took a 19-15 lead at the end of the first period and held a 38-37 advantage at the half despite a 22-point effort by West. The Trojans took the lead in the third period 57-53 before holding on for the win.
Wali Parks had an outstanding night for West with 24 points. Devontae Lane (16 points), Patrick McCaffery (14 points) and Nate Barnes (13) provided support in a game that saw Connor McCaffery and Tanner Lohaus sidelined due to injury.