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Sports

CCA boys knock off South Tama Trojans, 80-67

Senior Night success

TIFFIN– After having a five-game winning streak snapped by Williamsburg, the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers righted the ship and sank the Trojans of South Tama 80-67 Friday, Feb. 6, at home on Senior Night. The win improved the Clippers’ record to 13-5 overall and dropped the Trojans to 8-10.

CR Prairie takes dual meet, 38-27

Hawks take down West on Senior Night

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IOWA CITY — Senior Night for the West High Trojan wrestlers was spoiled by Mississippi Valley Conference Tournament Champion Cedar Rapids Prairie. The Hawks swept the meet with a 38-27 varsity win and 53-18 victory over the Junior Varsity.

Williamsburg, S. Tama fall to CCA

Clipper girls win two more

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TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity girls’ basketball team put two more wins in the record book with victories over Williamsburg and South Tama.
On Tuesday, Feb. 3, the Clippers traveled to WaMaC rival Williamsburg and pulled off a 42-39 win powered by Lexi Kinnaird’s 14-point effort. Hanna Stokes had 10 in the effort as well.

J-Hawks sweep Trojan bowlers

Donovan and Roth lead West High boys, girls

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IOWA CITY — The West High Trojans and Women of Troy were swept in bowling by the Cedar Rapids Jefferson J-Hawks Friday, Feb. 6, at Colonial Lanes in Iowa City. The Jefferson boys took the varsity match 3,175 to 2,853 with the J-Hawks’ Noah Tiedtke bowling 465. West’s Jared Donovan led the Trojans with 424.
The Junior Varsity(JV) J-Hawks won 2,257 to 2,118 with Jefferson’s John Gardner leading with 402. West’s Jacob Fisher had 362.

On the road again

Hawk Talk

By Don Lund
Sports Writer

The Iowa women had two road trips last week, winning a shootout at Northwestern, 102-99, and losing 93-88 at Maryland.
The Northwestern game could have been a big letdown after the Hawkeyes knocked off Nebraska in overtime last week at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
Maryland, the leader in the Big Ten, was coming up Sunday and Iowa couldn’t afford to overlook the ‘Cats.
The Hawks had beaten the Wildcats at home on Jan. 14, 83-70.
Iowa led only 41-38 at half and pulled the victory out with Bethany Doolittle leading the way with 26 points.

Hawk wrestlers still unbeaten

By Don Lund
Sports Writer

When Iowa takes on Minnesota in anything, it’s usually a big deal.
When the Hawks are ranked No. 1 and the Gophers No. 2, it’s even bigger.
Nick Moore, former West High Trojan, set the tone for the Hawkeye wrestlers with a pin in the second period as the meet started at 165 pounds.
Iowa won six matches, Minnesota four and the Hawks came out on top of the conference dual meet, 23-12.
I’ve always liked to watch Mike Evans (174).

Badgers sweep Hawks

Wisconsin is rated fifth in the nation for a reason.
They have good shooters, they make their free throws, they don’t turn the ball over and they play defense.
Last Saturday at Carver, the Badgers took down the Hawkeyes for the second time this season, 74-63.
There were a few sidebars coming into the game.
Would Aaron White play and be effective with his injured shoulder?
How about Gabe Olaseni? He was seen in a boot on campus last week.
What about Dan Dakich? He was the color commentator for ESPN who called Adam Woodbury gutless and cowardly the last time Iowa played Wisconsin.

Three champions crowned at WaMaC tourney

Solon splits home duals with Benton, Mount Vernon

EPWORTH– Louis Gnida, Kade Steuhm and Logan Linderbaum are WaMaC champs.
Solon’s varsity wrestling squad came home from Epworth Saturday with a fourth place finish at the WaMaC Tournament, just a few points behind third-place Williamsburg.
“I felt we started slow and lost a few matches in the first two rounds that might have kept us out of second place,” said Solon head coach T. J. Bevans. “We finished strong, though.”

Boys avenge loss to Sabers

SOLON– The Solon Spartans avenged an early-season basketball loss with a 61-44 win over Central Clinton of DeWitt Friday in Solon.
The varsity Spartans had dropped four of their last five games, and lost two in a row coming into the match-up, including a close 50-45 loss against West Delaware at Manchester Jan. 27.
The Sabers had defeated Solon 72-59 Dec. 16 in DeWitt.
Despite a slow start in the first quarter, the Spartans scored 25 points in the second period and took a 32-21 lead into halftime.
Solon sank 12 straight free throws in the final quarter to seal the win.

Lady Spartans lose heartbreaker to West Delaware

Girls rebound with win over Central DeWitt

SOLON– A couple of turnovers, a couple of missed shots and a last-second foul all spelled heartbreak for the Lady Spartans.
West Delaware’s Kasey Palmer went to the line with 2.5 seconds remaining and calmly sank two free throws to hand the Solon varsity girls basketball team a 46-45 home loss Jan. 27.
It was the third straight loss for the Lady Spartans after three straight wins, but the girls rebounded with a 45-41 road win Jan. 30 over Central Clinton of DeWitt.

Clippers knock off Bobcats, 55-41

TIFFIN– It’s a much better season this year for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) boy’s varsity basketball team.
With a 55-41 win over the Benton Community Bobcats on Tuesday, Jan. 27, the Clippers improved to 11-4 on the season and notched their fourth win in a row for the second time in the 2014-15 campaign.
In contrast, Steve Ottoson’s crew only posted six wins last season with 15 losses.
Jake Neubauer, a junior, led CCA against the Bobcats with 14 points while senior Drew Wagner put up a dozen, mostly in the tumultuous second half.

Women of Troy upset by CR Kennedy

West’s second loss of season, 60-54

IOWA CITY– After having a 14-game winning streak snapped by West Des Moines Valley, the Iowa City West High Women of Troy rebounded with a 10-point win over Cedar Falls on the road Tuesday, Jan. 27.
But a visit from the Cedar Rapids Kennedy Cougars Friday, Jan. 30, ended with West’s second loss of the season, and its first in the Mississippi Valley Conference. The Cougars won 60-54, dominating the game throughout the first half.