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Sports

Solon Alumni Basketball Tournament planned for Saturday, Dec. 30

SOLON– The Solon Basketball Alumni tournament will be held on Saturday, Dec. 30. Tip off is scheduled for 9 a.m. with games held at the high school and new middle school. The tournament is double elimination with a cost of $20 per participant.

Solon Parks & Rec Department

Basketball referees needed for third-sixth grade girls’ basketball: Applicants need to be in high school, or older, and have prior experience in either playing or refereeing basketball. Games will be played on Saturdays in the Iowa Street gym (Nov. 4, Nov. 11, Nov. 18, Dec. 2, and Dec. 9) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Referees will be paid $10 per game. For questions regarding the positions, call or text Mike Reeve at 319-594-1978 or email him at mike-reeve@solon-iowa.com.

Indians capsize the Clippers

Marion rolls over Clear Creek Amana, 35-0

TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers suffered a 35-0 loss at the hands of one of the top teams in Class 3A District 4, as the Marion Indians ran wild in Tiffin Friday, October 6. The win locked Marion into a battle with Davenport Assumption for the district runner-up spot, and an automatic berth in postseason play or a potential wildcard spot as both teams improved to 4-1 in the district and 5-2 overall behind West Delaware (4-0, 5-1).

Women of Troy sweep the swimming Mustangs

Gibson, Housenga, Thomas, Goodale, Roghair and Du post varsity victories

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CORALVILLE– Iowa City West High’s Women of Troy notched another dual meet win in the pool Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the Coralville Recreation Center, sweeping the Dubuque Hempstead Mustangs, 132-34, in junior varsity (JV) competition, and 135-51 in the varsity meet.

Bolts run at City’s Bud Williams Cross Country Invitational

Woodward, Mac and Logan post top-10 finishes for Liberty High

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IOWA CITY– Liberty High’s cross country teams ran Thursday, Sept. 28, in City High’s Bud Williams Invitational at the University of Iowa’s Ashton Cross Country Course.
Pleasant Valley won the varsity boys race with 15 points, followed by City High (49), Cedar Rapids Jefferson (106), Pekin (124), Durant (151) and Liberty (162). Peter Woodward led the Bolts with a tenth-place finish in 17:28.1.

Lightning flashes for runner-up at Davis County V-Ball invitational

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BLOOMFIELD– Liberty High’s varsity volleyball squad traveled to Bloomfield and the Davis County Invitational Saturday, Oct. 7, and returned home as the runner-up team with a 4-1 showing on the day.
The Lightning fell to New London 2-0 (25-23, 25-20) but knocked off Lynnville-Sully 2-1 (24-26, 25-18, 15-8), Cardinal 2-0 (21-15, 21-14), Davis County 2-0 (23-21, 21-18) and WaCo 2-0 (21-15, 21-6).

Trojans runner-up at West XC Invitational

Greiner leads Iowa City West with 2nd-place finish

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IOWA CITY– Iowa City West High’s varsity boys took the team runner-up spot Tuesday, Sept. 26, at their home cross country invitational, held at the University of Iowa’s Ashton Cross Country Course. Cedar Rapids Prairie won the meet with 27 points, topping the 68-point Trojans.
Kolby Greiner led West High with a second-place finish in 15:44.

Trojans undefeated on gridiron with soggy win over Cougars

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IOWA CITY– The West High Trojans remained undefeated and on top in Class 4A District 8 after defeating the visiting Cougars of Cedar Rapids Kennedy 34-20 Friday, October 6.

Nock and Greiner clobber at MVC Super Meet

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DUBUQUE– Iowa City West High’s Bailey Nock and Kolby Greiner put up decisive wins Thursday, October 5 in the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) Super Meet held at Dubuque’s Soccer Complex. Greiner won the varsity boys 5K race in 15:01, a full 1:42 ahead of second-place Addison Kalb of Dubuque Hempstead, while Nock won the varsity girls 5K in 18:07.10, nearly 13 seconds ahead of Linn-Mar’s Micah Poellet, the runner-up.

Creek Boys take second at Lynx XC invitational

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TROY MILLS– Clear Creek Amana’s varsity boys cross country team took the team runner-up spot Saturday, Oct. 7, at North Linn High School’s invitational meet in Troy Mills. The Clippers put up 80 points behind winner Marion, with 67. Nick O’Connor, a sophomore, led the Creek Boys with a seventh-place finish in 17:13. Brandon Barker also cracked the top-10 with a ninth-place finish in 17:17.

Creek Girls 4th in home V-ball invite

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TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity volleyball team finished the day fourth in the final standings of its home volleyball invitational tournament.
North Scott won the day with a 4-1 match record and 9-4 game showing followed by Iowa Valley (4-1, 9-3), Union (3-2, 8-5), the Clippers (3-2, 7-5), Central Clinton, DeWitt (1-4, 2-8) and Mid-Prairie (0-5, 0-10).

Women of Troy sweep Trojans

IC West varsity V-ball wins, 3-0, over Waterloo East

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WATERLOO– Iowa City West High’s varsity volleyball Women of Troy improved to 17-10 overall with a 3-0 sweep (25-19, 25-20, 25-16) of the Waterloo East High Trojans on Tuesday, Oct. 3, in Waterloo. The loss dropped East High to 3-21 on the season.
Senior Colby Greene led West High with a baker’s dozen (13) kills and six solo blocks. Rylee Fay produced 28 assists, a dozen digs and four ace serves, and Ellie Kouba made four block assists.
The West High sophomores won 3-2 (16-21, 21-17, 21-17, 14-21, 15-9) and the junior varsity (JV) Women of Troy won 2-0 (25-18, 25-7).