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Sports

Trojans pound Ottumwa in substate semifinal

DeLaney hits for the cycle to lead West

IOWA CITY– Baseball fans were treated to a rare feat Monday, July 20, as West High’s Kevin DeLaney hit for the cycle. DeLaney, a senior, belted out a single, a two-RBI double, a two-RBI triple and a solo home run in perfect sequential order as he led the Trojans with four hits in a 14-7 substate semifinal win over the Bulldogs from Ottumwa.

Cappy’s Crew sinks Washington, 13-9

Clippers end regular season at 20-18

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WASHINGTON– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) Clippers varsity baseball team closed out the regular season last year with the most wins in a season in the program’s history; 20. After a trip to Washington on Monday, July 13, the Clippers not only took a 13-9 shootout win, but also tied the high water mark with a 20-18 record ahead of the Class 3A substate campaign.

Women of Troy earn MVC All-Division honors

Lutjen is Valley Division Coach of the Year

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IOWA CITY– Nine West High Women of Troy were named to the Mississippi Valley Conference’s (MVC) 2015 Valley Division All-Division teams. The conference released its selections on Wednesday, July 15, with Dubuque Senior’s Sydney Tigges named the Division Athlete of the Year.

Trojans split on Senior Night

West falls 7-3, retaliates 11-1 against Davenport Central

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IOWA CITY– The West High Trojans closed out the regular season by splitting a varsity doubleheader at home with the Davenport Central Blue Devils on Senior Night July 14. Davenport took game one, 7-3, before West regrouped and dominated the nightcap with an 11-1 win.

Iowa City West clinches second game against City

Trojans defeat the Little Hawks, 2-1, in game two of doubleheader

IOWA CITY- The Iowa City West High Trojans won both games during their doubleheader against City High of Iowa City last week. The first game was a back-and-forth battle ending 8-7 in nine innings on Monday, July 6, at Mercer Park in Iowa City.
With the first game being so close, the rival teams knew the second game could go either way.
West Coach Charlie Stumpff was aware of this too, and made sure his players were prepared for anything.

Clippers right the ship with sweep of CP-U

CCA storms Pointers 7-5 and 13-2

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TIFFIN– After a brief losing streak knocked the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers below the .500 mark, a pair of WaMaC Conference wins over Center Point-Urbana (CPU) improved their record to 17-18 overall.

CCA takes two from S. Tama

Clippers nudge back above .500

By Chris Umscheid
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TAMA– Cappy smiled.
Cappy, the unofficial mascot of the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity baseball program, and coach Brent Henry had reason to be happy after the Clippers took a pair of WaMaC wins from the South Tama Trojans Friday, July 10. The 2-1 and 4-2 victories boosted the Clippers back above the .500 mark at 19-18 overall.

Jarrod Uthoff

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When Jarrod Uthoff was a senior at Cedar Rapids Jefferson in 2011, he was named Mr. Basketball and the 2011 Gatorade Player of the Year in Iowa.
At 6 feet, 8 inches, Jarrod could do it all. In his senior year at Cedar Rapids Jefferson he averaged 26.2 points, 11.2 rebounds, and 3.2 blocked shots per game. He could run the court, shoot from the outside, and was a good shot blocker.
Jarrod was named first team all-state and the Mississippi Valley Conference Player of the Year.

Return to State for Solon

No. 1 Lady Spartans defeat Williamsburg, Mid-Prairie and PCM on way to date at state

SOLON– It’s back to Fort Dodge for the Solon varsity softball team.
The Lady Spartans advanced to the state softball tournament Monday evening with a 5-1 win over unranked PCM (Prairie City-Monroe) in Grinnell.
A year ago, the Lady Spartans fell one game shy in the Class 4A tournament, losing 5-0 in the title game to Dallas Center Grimes.
This year, Solon heads to the Harlan & Hazel Rogers Sports Complex north of Fort Dodge to compete in the Class 3A bracket.

Solon hosts Marion in regional semifinal Friday

Spartans sweep doubleheaders from W. Dubuque and Maquoketa

SOLON– Solon baseball coach Keith McSweeney is hoping some home cooking will help move the Spartans through the first round of the Class 3A baseball playoffs Friday.
“I believe we are playing our best baseball right now, but we’re really banged up,” McSweeney said. “We’ve had guys step up to fill the void left by injuries, and we will need those key contributions if we hope to advance against a good Marion team this Friday.”
The Spartans host Marion in a Class 3A semifinal beginning at 7 p.m. Solon also hosts the regional final Monday, July 20, at 7 p.m.

West girls secure MVC Conference title

Women of Troy win in doubleheader against Linn-Mar, but fall to Ankeny, 3-1

IOWA CITY– The Iowa City West High softball team honored seniors Laynie Whitehead, Madi Miller and Grace Tafolla with two important wins over Linn-Mar in a home doubleheader on Thursday, July 9. Their success allowed them to take the MVC Conference title and improve their record to 33-5.
Game one of the doubleheader had its first score at the bottom of the fourth inning When Taleah Smith was on third and Adara Opiola was up to bat. Opiola hit a drive to centerfield to allow Smith to run home. Tafolla would soon score a run as well, to give West a 2-0 lead.

Adam Woodbury

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By Don Lund
Sports Writer
When Adam Woodbury, Mike Gesell, Anthony Clemmons and Jarrod Uthoff came on campus three years ago, the Hawkeyes had only one winning season in the previous four. Since then they have gone 25-13, 20-13 and 22-12.
Before the senior class came to Iowa, they hadn’t been to the NCAA tournament since 2005. Now they’ve gone two years in a row and won their first NCAA game since 2002.
To say the four seniors didn’t have an impact on turning the program around would be an understatement.