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Sports

West, City bowling teams split on the lanes

King and Queen pins go their separate ways

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IOWA CITY– The King and Queen pins have separated for a year.
The pins, traveling trophies for the West High and City High varsity bowlers, are symbols of the crosstown rivalry and objects of bragging rights much like “The Boot” for the football teams and “The Spike” for the volley-ballers.
For two years, the royal pins have resided in the trophy case at West High. But Friday, Jan. 30, the Little Hawks claimed the Queen with a 2,577 to 2,186 win over the Women of Troy at Colonial Lanes while the Trojans kept the King by beating City High, 2,752 to 2,515.

Women on a roll

Hawk Talk

By Don Lund
Sports Writer
The Iowa women had two home games last week.
They opened with a 76-70 win over Michigan.
The Michigan win saw the Hawkeyes lead from start to finish.
The Hawks led by as many as 15 points in the second half, but the Wolverines kept hanging around. Bethany Doolittle was 3-4 from the free throw line in the last 41 seconds to give Iowa the win.
Great passing for the Hawkeyes as all five starters had at least two assists and they shot 57 percent from the floor.

Near sweep for wrestlers

The Hawkeye wrestlers won their first nine matches against the Northwestern Wildcats, but heavyweight Bobby Telford couldn’t finish the deal.
Iowa still dominated, 38-3.
Mike McMullan, who was ranked No. 4, took down Bobby in double-overtime in Iowa’s only loss.
Mike and Bobby have wrestled seven times with Mike winning four.
Mike was ranked No. 1 when Bobby beat him at the Midlands, 4-2, Dec. 30 at Evanston, Ill.
The dynamic duo... Thomas Gilman (125) and Cory Clark (133) started Iowa out with a technical fall and a pin.

Bad day at work for the Hawks

The Hawkeye men played two road games last week.
They got smoked 85-52 at Wisconsin and lost at Purdue, 67-63.
Did you ever have one of those days that everything seems to go wrong?
You wake up late because your alarm clock doesn’t go off, you pack your lunch and get in the car and your gas gauge is on empty.
Then you get to work and your computer is down. You break for lunch and remember you left your lunch by the front door so you wouldn’t forget it.

Spartans 2nd to Indee at 27-team tournament

IDA GROVE– Solon heavyweight Logan Linderbaum continued his unbeaten streak and eight Spartans placed in the top five to capture runner-up honors at the in Ida Grove over the weekend.
Independence ran away with the title, racking up 222 points, and Solon’s 162.5 points edged out Don Bosco (158.5) and Sergeant Bluff-Luton (154) for second place among the 27 teams.

Girls split during tough four-game stretch

Girls win two on the road, lose two to IC Regina, Mt. Pleasant

SOLON– The Lady Spartans played four basketball games in seven days and came away 2-2.
The two wins came on the road at Anamosa and Maquoketa, while the two losses came at home hosting No. 9 (1A) Iowa City Regina and a tough Mount Pleasant team.
The two losses moved the Lady Spartans to an 11-5 record and snapped a three-game winning streak.
Solon’s varsity girls traveled to Anamosa Tuesday, Jan. 20, and finished with a 53-48 win.
Junior Nichole Oberthien led the Lady Spartans with 13 points, while senior Josie Durr added 11. The two were a combined 7-8 from the free throw line.

Spartans get Cook-ed by Regina

SOLON– The Solon boys managed to take care of Maquoketa at home, but they couldn’t quite get past Iowa City Regina and its multi-sport athlete, Drew Cook.
The Spartans varsity basketball team fell to Iowa City Regina, 66-61, at home Saturday, Jan. 24, as part of a girls and boys doubleheader. Regina senior Drew Cook led all scorers with 29 points, going 12-22 from the field and 4-5 from the free throw line. He also snagged 10 rebounds to lead the Regals.
“Cook is a great athlete and player and we let him get way too many second-chance points,” said Solon head coach Jason Pershing.

Clippers outsail Vinton Vikettes

CCA 75, Vinton-Shellsburg 53

TIFFIN– P. J. Sweeney and his Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers edged back above .500 as they improved to an 8-7 overall (6-3 in the WaMaC) record after sinking the Vikettes of Vinton-Shellsburg, 75-53, in varsity WaMaC action Friday, Jan. 23, in Tiffin. Hanna Stokes led all scorers with 18 points, Emily Wieland had 16 and Lexi Kinnaird put in 13.

CCA wrestlers fifth at John Byers Invitational

Quinn Murphy crowned champ

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WYOMING– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) wrestlers placed fifth in team points Saturday, Jan. 24, at the 47th annual John Byers Invitational tournament at Midland High School. Knoxville won the tournament, followed by Iowa City Regina, Tipton, Maquoketa and the Clippers. North Linn, the host Eagles, Durant, Edgewood-Colesburg, Lone Tree, Monticello and Bellevue rounded out the field.

Trojans pound the Bulldogs

DiLeo leads West to 74-27 win

By Chris Umscheid
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IOWA CITY — David DiLeo had a 25-point night, including six three-point baskets on Tuesday, Jan. 20, as he led the West High Trojans to a 74-27 non-conference win over the Bettendorf Bulldogs at home. The win elevated West to a 12-0 record and dropped Bettendorf to 3-9 on the season.

Coach Mark Reiland logs 400 dual victories

Trojans sweep double dual at CR Kennedy

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CEDAR RAPIDS — A pair of dual meet wins for Iowa City West gave coach Mark Reiland his 399th and 400th career victories Thursday, Jan. 22, as the Trojans traveled to Cedar Rapids Kennedy to face the Cougars and the Golden Eagles of Dubuque Wahlert Catholic. West High took care of Wahlert 37-27 and Kennedy 48-19.

Iowa City West 89, Linn-Mar 81, in Lions’ pool

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MARION– The West High Trojans slipped past the Linn-Mar Lions in varsity swimming action Tuesday, Jan. 20, in the Lions’ pool. West took the meet, 89-81.
Winners for West included the 200-yard medley relay (Noah Bruns, Matt Anderson, Oliver Martin and Will Scott) in 1:40.42, the 200-yard freestyle relay (Aidan Keen, Bruns, Scott, Mark McGlaughlin) in 1:27.97 and the 400-yard freestyle relay (Brennon Keen, Martin, Anderson, McGlaughlin) in 3:17.65.