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Sports

Creek Boys end season with a win

CCA surges past Central DeWitt, 29-14

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DEWITT– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity Clippers and first-year head coach Gabe Bakker closed out the nine-week regular season with a 29-14 win Friday, Oct. 20, in DeWitt against Central DeWitt’s Sabers.
The Clippers broke a 7-7 tie at the end of the first quarter with a touchdown and field goal in the second for a 16-7 halftime lead. The Creek Boys struck again with a touchdown in the third and fourth quarters while the Sabers struck for the second and final time in the fourth.

Women of Troy outswim Muskies

IC West 119, Muscatine 66 in regular season finale

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MUSCATINE– Iowa City West High’s Women of Troy swimming and diving team closed out the regular season with a 119-66 varsity and 103-42 junior varsity (JV) win, on the road in Muscatine, against the Muscatine Muskies.
Individual varsity winners included Melanie Housenga in the 200- and 500-yard freestyle, Alleyna Thomas in the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard butterfly, Rachel Hoeft in the 1-meter dive, Jennifer Du in the 100-yard freestyle and 100-yard breaststroke and Jennifer Ernst in the 100-yard backstroke.

Indians end Lightning’s first season

Marion sweeps Liberty 3-0 in regional quarterfinal volleyball

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MARION– The Liberty Lightning’s debut season of varsity volleyball came to an end Wednesday, Oct. 18, in a Class 4A Region 6 quarterfinal Match against the Marion Indians in Marion. The Indians swept the Lightning, 3-0 (25-22, 25-8, 25-13), to advance to a Tuesday, Oct. 24, match against Independence in Independence.
Olivia Slattery, a freshman, led Liberty with eight kills while sophomore LeeAnn Potter made six. Haley Hested had 18 assists and two ace serves.
The Lightning finished the season with a 13-20 record overall while the Indians improved to 26-13.

Spartans ground Falcons, 42-7

Spartans ground Falcons, 42-7

SOLON– The Solon Spartan football team returned to Spartan Stadium on Friday, Oct. 13, for the first of two home games to end the season, and the Spartans grounded the West Burlington Notre Dame Falcons, 42-7.
Welcomed by Lakeview’s Spartan Spirit banner, signed by the proud students, the Solon Spartan Football team returned the inspiration with a special start of the day, greeting the Lakeview Elementary students.
The visit had Coach Kevin Miller tweeting, “Great day to be a Spartan! Our players enjoyed starting their day with the Lakeview students. #solonpriderunsdeep”

Lady Spartans 2-3 at WaMaC tourney

Solon defeats CCA Clippers and W’burg Raiders

MARION– It has been a familiar theme for the Lady Spartans.
Solon’s varsity volleyball squad concluded the regular season facing ranked teams at the WaMaC Conference tournament, and ended the two-day event in Tama and Marion with a 2-3 record.
The Lady Spartans withstood tough matches with Clear Creek Amana (CCA) and Williamsburg, but fell to No. 4 (3A) Mount Vernon in pool play at Tama Oct. 10.
At Marion Oct. 12, Solon dropped close games to No. 13 (4A) Western Dubuque and West Delaware.

Girls third at WaMaC

Boys 12th at conference cross country meet in Vinton

VINTON– For 14 Solon cross country runners, the 2017 season rests on one race.
The top three teams and top individuals to emerge from the Oct. 19 regional qualifying meet will run another day– Oct. 28 at the state meet in Fort Dodge.

Panthers ground out the Lightning

Mt. Pleasant defeats Liberty volleyball, 3-2

NORTH LIBERTY– The regular season ended on a tough note for the Liberty High varsity volleyball team as the Mount Pleasant Panthers defeated the young team 3-2 (27-25, 14-25, 26-24, 24-26, 16-14) Thursday, Oct. 12, at Liberty.

No luck on Friday the 13th

Davenport Assumption sinks CCA, 41-7

TIFFIN– The Knights of Davenport Assumption locked themselves into a three-way battle for the top of Class 3A District 4, and either a guaranteed football playoff berth or possible wild card spot Friday, Oct. 13, by defeating the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers 41-7 in Tiffin. The Clippers, with four losses, are out of the playoff picture for 2017 and were playing their final home game of the year ahead of ending the season Friday, October 20 in DeWitt.
The Knights began spoiling CCA’s Senior Night with 4:47 remaining in the first quarter by scoring on a short run for a 7-0 lead.

Trojans clinch postseason berth

IC West rolls over Linn-Mar, 42-7

IOWA CITY– With one week remaining in the regular season, the Iowa City West High Trojans have clinched a spot in the Class 4A football playoffs with an 8-0 record after rolling over the Linn-Mar Lions 42-7 Friday, Oct. 13, in Iowa City.
The Trojans remained the only unbeaten squad in Class 4A District 8 with Cedar Rapids Prairie (3-1, 7-1) and Cedar Rapids Kennedy (3-1, 6-2) left to battle it out for the runner-up spot in the district (and a guaranteed playoff berth) or a possible wild card selection.

Creek Boys 3rd at WaMaC XC

CCA boys post highest conference meet finish in school history

VINTON– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity boys cross country squad earned some bragging rights Thursday, Oct. 12, as they posted a third-place finish in the WaMaC Conference Championships meet at Vinton-Shellsburg High School. Mount Vernon-Lisbon won the varsity boys title with 56 points followed by Marion (64) and the Clippers in third close behind with 67.
“You’ll see that the CCAXC boys finished third in one of the tightest races we’ve seen!” CCA Coach Ben Robison proudly noted. “This was our highest WaMaC finish since joining the conference.”

Liberty High picks up first XC team win at Mediapolis

Lightning’s Woodward and Mac earn first individual wins

WAPELLO– Liberty High’s varsity cross country teams reached new milestones Thursday, Oct. 12, as the boys earned their first meet win, the girls nearly took the runner-up spot and a pair of Bolts recorded their first victories in the Mediapolis Cross Country Spectacular held at the Indian Hills Country Club in Wapello.

Women of Troy triumph over Wahawks

West starts postseason campaign Tuesday, Oct. 24, at home

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

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WATERLOO– The Iowa City West High Women of Troy swept the Waterloo West High Wahawks on the volleyball court Tuesday, Oct. 10, in Waterloo. Iowa City’s sophomores won, 3-0 (21-8, 21-10, 21-17), the junior varsity won, 2-0 (25-13, 25-18), and the varsity won, 3-0 (25-12, 25-22, 25-8).
Colby Greene led the varsity Women of Troy with 13 kills, while Cailyn Morgan made 12 and Maddie Laffey had 10. Rylee Fay produced 20 assists, Morgan and Fay made three ace serves apiece, and Claire Overton had three solo blocks.