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Sports

Clipper wrestlers top Indians, fall to Trojans

CCA splits in South Tama

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TAMA– Clear Creek Amana (CCA) wrestlers took a dual meet with the Marion Indians Thursday, Dec. 18, at South Tama High School, and then fell to the host Trojans.
Luke Wingert took a 12-3 major decision over Marion’s Aaron Cleppe in the 106-pound match, CCA’s Daniel Brechtel won his 113-pound match by pinning Ian Kelly and Ethan Taylor took a 5-1 decision from the Indians’ Kyle Van Meter in the heavyweight match.
CCA’s Jordan Delaney won by fall in the 120-pound match against South Tama while Quinn Murphy pinned the Trojans’ Lansin Lacina.

Trojans take Little Hawk swimming invitational

Keen, 200 medley and 400 freestyle relays set meet records

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IOWA CITY– The West High swimmers continued their winning ways Saturday, Dec. 20, by winning the Little Hawk Invitational at the Mercer Park Aquatic Center. The Trojans took the meet with a top team score of 389 while the City High Little Hawks placed fifth.

Trojan wrestlers compete in the Battle of Waterloo

WATERLOO — The Trojans of Iowa City West High fought through six dual meets over two days as they competed in the Battle of Waterloo Friday and Saturday, Dec. 19 and 20 at Young Arena in downtown Waterloo.
The Trojans split the tournament with wins over Western Dubuque, Crestwood and Pleasant Valley but fell to Union, North Scott and Valley, West Des Moines.
West travels to City High on Thursday, January 8 to take on the rival Little Hawks in a varsity, JV and JV reserve meet starting at 6:00 p.m.

Iowa City West (ICW) 39.00 Epworth, Western Dubuque (EWD) 28.00

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.