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Sports

IC West swimmers 96, CR Kennedy 74

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CEDAR RAPIDS– Iowa City West High’s swimmers splashed the Cedar Rapids Kennedy Cougars 96-74 Tuesday, Dec. 16, at Kennedy High School.

Jake Rudock

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Jake Rudock has received mixed reviews in his second season as a Hawkeye signal caller.
Some fans think C.J. Beathard should be the starting quarterback.
Jake just finished his junior year with a bowl game coming up. In two seasons, he’s passed for 34 touchdowns, which is the eighth-most in program history and has a 14-10 record as a starter. Jake has 4,787 yards passing, which is also the eighth-most in school history.

Dixon hits 10 3-pointers against Drake

WOW!
What a game for the Hawkeye women against Drake Sunday in Des Moines.
I’m writing the story Monday morning and I’m still impressed.
You start with Melissa Dixon making 10 3-pointers and finishing with 31 points.
No one has ever made that many threes in a Hawkeye uniform.
Then you have Drake’s Lizzy Wendell scoring a Knapp Center-record 43 points.
Finally, the game ends with Samantha Logic taking a pass with nine seconds left and the game tied at 98-all. She took it down the right side, banked in a shot with three seconds left and Iowa wins its ninth game of the season, 100-98.

Panthers roll over Iowa men

I knew Iowa would have a tough matchup against the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) Panthers Saturday in Des Moines.
UNI has talent, depth and a couple of former West High Trojans that would probably be Hawkeyes if Fran McCaffery had offered them.
Jeremy Morgan, a sophomore for UNI, is a starter and played 14 minutes against Iowa, scoring seven points and grabbing three rebounds.
Iowa only had one scholarship when Jeremy was coming out of high school and Peter Jok was signed by the Hawks.
Peter came off the bench playing 20 minutes, scoring four points and had four rebounds Saturday.

Lady Spartans hit winter break undefeated

Solon moves to No. 11 in 3A with wins over West Delaware and Central DeWitt

MANCHESTER– The Lady Spartans finished the first half of the season without a loss.
The Solon girls basketball team moved to 8-0 Friday with a road win over West Delaware in Manchester, handing the Hawks their second loss of the year.
Likewise, earlier in the week, Solon halted a six-game winning streak for Central DeWitt. Against DeWitt, senior Ali Herdliska led Solon with 18 points and shot 50 percent from the 3-point line.
At Manchester Friday night, it was junior Dakota Doyle’s turn.

Boys fall to West Delaware

SOLON– After starting the season with three straight wins, the Solon boys basketball team has dropped four in a row, with the last two coming with identical 63-49 scores.
The Spartans fell to West Delaware at home Friday and to Cedar Rapids Kennedy on the road Saturday, both by a margin of 14 points and both by a score of 63-49.
“We finally put together a great showing defensively at Kennedy on Saturday,” said head coach Jason Pershing. “The progress defensively is being made.”

Wrestlers crown four, win Oelwein tournament

OELWEIN– Solon crowned four champions on the way to winning the Oelwein Invitational wrestling tournament Dec. 13.
Cole Fritz (138 pounds), Kade Steuhm (145), Trevor Nelson (160) and Logan Linderbaum (285) each won by decision in the first place matches for their weight classes.
Ben Carr (120), Louis Gnida (126) and Trevor Yahr (132) reached the championship match in their classes but had to settle for second place. Christian Haight (106), Graeson Dall (152), Dillon Diltz (170) and Nick Bailey (195) captured third place points for Solon.

Indians sink Clippers

Marion 58, CCA 49

TIFFIN– The Marion Indians took a WaMaC conference varsity matchup from the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers 58-49 Tuesday, Dec. 16, in the Clippers’ gym.
CCA held onto a slim lead in the first quarter, but a sluggish second period allowed the Indians to knock holes in the ship. CCA trailed at the half, 35-22.

Warriors washed by West’s Women

West girls 8-0 with 67-21 win over CR Wash

IOWA CITY– Christmas came early for the West High Women of Troy as they gave themselves a present Friday, Dec. 19, by scrubbing the Cedar Rapids Washington Warriors, 67-21, in Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) play.
The West High girls, ranked fourth in Class 5A by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union, had little trouble with the 4-3 (now 4-4) and unranked Warriors. Washington, led by Anne Visser’s seven points, was held to only 11 points in the first half, and scored most of their points at the charity stripe.
West remained perfect with an 8-0 record.

Clipper wrestlers third at North Cedar

Murphy, Steckly and Taylor finish in second place

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CLARENCE– Eleven varsity wrestling teams converged on the North Cedar Middle School Saturday, Dec. 13, for the Knight’s invitational meet. Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) Clippers finished the day third in team points with Camanche winning the meet.
Quinn Murphy, Sam Steckly and Ethan Taylor placed second at 126, 152 and 220 pounds, respectively.

Creek girls upset Indians in OT

CCA Clippers 58, Marion 56

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MARION– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity girls improved to 3-4 Tuesday, Dec. 16, by upsetting the Marion Indians 58-56 in overtime, giving the Indians their second loss of the season for a 5-2 record.
Hanna Stokes led the Creek Girls with 14 points, while Marion’s Chloe Rice led all scorers with 28.
The ladies are on the road to kick-off the New Year Tuesday, Jan. 6, at Solon and will welcome South Tama to Tiffin on Friday, Jan. 9.

Scoring: Hanna Stokes 14, Lexi Kinnaird 13, Emily Wieland 13, Kiley Seelman 8, Kelsey Hall 7, Hannah Mougin 3.

Trojans win at Dubuque quadrangle swim meet

West’s Scott, Anderson and Martin post individual wins

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DUBUQUE– The Iowa City West High Trojan swim team won a quadrangle meet Saturday, Dec. 13, at Dubuque Hempstead with 158 points. The host Mustangs were second with 140, Dubuque Senior scored 129 and rival City High rounded out the field with 84.