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Sports

Excitement builds for Lady Lightning

West High freshmen take the floor for Liberty High volleyball

IOWA CITY– Much like how Liberty High School is still under construction on the east side of North Liberty, the Lady Lightning freshman volleyball team is under construction.
“We’re building from the floor up,” said coach Whitney Lang.

Part Three: Iowa Defense and Special Teams

Hawk Talk


This is the final piece of a three-part series on the Iowa Hawkeye football team. This week, I’ll look at the Hawkeye linebackers, defensive backs and special teams.
Next week…football!

Hawkeye
linebackers

The Hawks have talent and depth at linebacker and it starts in the middle, with one of the leaders on the defense, Josey Jewell (6-2, 235).
Jewell, a junior, was second team All-Big Ten last year, leading Iowa with 126 tackles. He also had four interceptions, second behind Desmond King, and 7.5 tackles for loss.

Spartans conquer Mustangs, 26-20

Big first half pushes Solon past No. 1-ranked (2A) Mount Vernon in football opener

“Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends
We’re so glad you could attend
Come inside! Come inside!
…We would like it to be known the exhibits that were shown
were exclusively our own,
All our own. All our own…”
– Karn Evil 9 Lyrics by Emerson Lake and Palmer

So the curtains fell away on the Solon Spartans’ first production of the new football season. With an awards presentation before the introductions, the show started as an action adventure with a interlude including fireworks, but finished as a drama.

Solon boys and girls take ninth at soggy Prairie Invitational

CEDAR RAPIDS– Season opener… and overnight rain had stopped in time for hundreds of runners to stay dry– for the most part. The squish of saturated soil at low points along the rolling course on the College Community campus still guaranteed mud-soaked shoes and ankles at the finish line of the Aug. 27 Prairie Invitational.
The cross country meet featured over 20 schools, in two divisions. Entries came from Waukee and Pella to the west… and as far away as Davenport, Fort Madison and Maquoketa to the east.

West High Trojans trounce SE Polk Rams, 42-17

IOWA CITY– The West High Trojans opened the 2016 varsity football season in grand fashion Friday, Aug. 26, by trouncing the Southeast (SE) Polk Rams , 42-17, in Iowa City.

Women of Troy win swim season opener

IC West swims past CR Jefferson, Williamsburg

IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy opened the 2016 swimming and diving season hosting Cedar Rapids Jefferson and Williamsburg on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at the Coralville Recreation Center. West defeated Williamsburg, 153 to 26, and Jefferson, 94-92. The J-Hawks also sank the Raiders, 147 to 28.

Experience propels Women of Troy cross country team

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IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy cross country team won the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) title last year, was the second-place squad in district competition and took fifth place in team points at the state meet. Coach Mike Parker thinks they can contend for the top spot in all three this year.
With 19 years at West, Parker has the experience to make that kind of a prediction, and his varsity lineup has the experience to back it up.

Women of Troy win Prairie invitational

Nock takes second

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CEDAR RAPIDS– Iowa City West High’s Women of Troy opened the 2016 cross country season with an appearance in the 32nd (Cedar Rapids) Prairie Invitational Meet Saturday, Aug. 27, at Prairie High School. West High won the women’s varsity 5K run with 50 team points beating out Cedar Falls (65), Waukee (120), Linn-Mar (135) and Monticello (158) in the top five.
Bailey Nock led the Women of Troy with a second-place showing in 20:07.

Trojans 3rd at Prairie invitational

Freshman Greiner leads West with fourth-place showing

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CEDAR RAPIDS– Iowa City West High’s Trojan cross-country team made its 2016 debut at the 32nd (Cedar Rapids) Prairie Invitational Meet Saturday, Aug. 27, at Prairie High School. The West High varsity boys were third overall and third in the Black Division behind meet champion Prairie and runner-up Waukee.
Kolby Greiner, a freshmen, led the Trojans with a third place finish overall and fourth place showing in the division in 16:50.

CCA finishes 16th overall at Prairie invitational

Creek boys run with the big dogs

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CEDAR RAPIDS– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) boys cross country team opened the 2016 season with a trip to Cedar Rapids Prairie and the 32nd Prairie Invitational on Saturday, Aug. 27. The Clippers were 16th overall out of a 20-team field and finished sixth in the 10-team Orange Division.

Creek girls run in Prairie XC invitational

Freshman Barker leads CCA with 32nd-place showing

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CEDAR RAPIDS– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) girls cross country squad opened the 2016 season by competing in the 32nd (Cedar Rapids) Prairie Invitational Meet Saturday, Aug. 27, at Prairie High School. The Creek Girls were 19th overall in team points and 10th in the Orange Division.
Kaylie Barker, a freshman, led CCA with a 32nd-place finish overall and eighth-place showing in the Orange Division in 21:35.

Women of Troy dump V-ball Hawks

IC West wins 3-1 over Cedar Rapids Prairie

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CEDAR RAPIDS– The West High Women of Troy opened the 2016 season with a 3-1 win over Cedar Rapids Prairie High School Tuesday, Aug. 23, in the Hawks’ nest.
West took the first set, 25-23, dropped the second set, 19-25, but rallied back to win the third and fourth sets, 25-23 and 25-18, respectively.
Colby Greene led West with 11 kills, backed up by 10 from Emma Norris. Tina Fay and Aubrey Sowers led in assists with 19 and 11 respectively, while Norris made 20 digs, Gabi Delsing came up with 18 and Spice Ford made 13. Greene also had four ace serves in the contest.