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Sports

Clippers drown Williamsburg, 59-29, at home

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN — PJ Sweeny’s Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers improved to a 6-6 record, Tuesday, Jan. 13, with a 59-29 win over WaMaC conference rival Williamsburg.
Hanna Stokes led all scorers with 18 points, while Emily Wieland put in 10.
The Creek Girls squeaked by the Raiders 14-12 at the end of the first period and charged ahead to a 35-22 lead at the half.
“That first quarter, we started out a little flat,” Sweeny said. “We were getting shots but we weren’t making stops.”

West varsity bowls past Wahlert

Wood and Kreiss lead against Golden Hawks

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IOWA CITY — The West High varsity bowling teams swept the visiting Golden Hawks of Dubuque Wahlert Catholic High School Monday, Jan. 15, at Colonial Lanes in Iowa City. The Trojans, led by Patrick Wood’s 417, won 2,779 to 2,530. and Brooke Kreiss led the Women of Troy to a 2,242 to 1,787 victory.
Nicholas Rohm led the undermanned Trojan JV squad with 364 but the fully staffed Golden Hawks prevailed winning 1,969 to 1,866.

Trojans triumphant against City

IC West takes nine of 10 events from Little Hawks

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CORALVILLE — The West High boy’s varsity swim team splashed their City High rivals Tuesday, Jan. 13 in a home meet at the Coralville Recreation Center. The Trojan swimmers won nine out of 10 events for a 113-56 final score.
Mark McGlaughlin set two new records for West High, the first in the 200-yard individual medley and the second in the 100-yard backstroke. McGlaughlin won the medley with a 1:52.60 time, breaking a record set by Mike Zimmerman in 1994, and took the backstroke in 51.71 seconds.

Women bounce back against Boilermakers

Hawk Talk

The Iowa women also had two games last week.
 They lost at Illinois last Thursday, 73-61, and then beat Purdue 73-59 at Carver Sunday.
The Hawkeye loss at Illinois was kind of like the men’s loss to Michigan State on the same night.
The first half had Iowa leading 35-30 with 10 assists, five steals and only seven turnovers.
The Hawks shot 41.2 percent from the floor and 40 percent from 3-point range.
The second half, Iowa had 15 turnovers, shot 34.5 percent from the floor and 35.3 percent from the 3-point line.
It didn’t help that three starters combined for 13 turnovers.

Hawk wrestlers take down Cowboys

It’s not too often that the Iowa wrestlers go down to Stillwater, Okla., and dominate Oklahoma State, 30-7.
You have to go back to 1995 for Iowa to have scored that many points.
The Hawkeyes dominated in five weights including a come-from-behind pin by Josh Dziewa at 141 pounds.
Josh trailed 5-1 going into the third period before getting the fall.
Thomas Gilman (125) got Iowa started with a 15-5 major decision over 11th-ranked Eddie Klimara.
Cory Clark (133) picked up a 10-5 win before Josh stunned the home crowd with a pin.

Hawks split at home

The Hawkeye men played two games at Carver-Hawkeye Arena last week, beating Nebraska 70-59 Monday and losing 73-61 to Michigan State on Thursday.
The Nebraska game was not pretty, as Iowa led most of the way, shot 39 percent from the floor, 25 percent from 3-point range and were outscored 34-22 inside the paint.
Iowa’s free throw shooting (31-38) was the difference.
Aaron White (12-15) and Gabe Olaseni (12-13) were hot from the charity stripe.
Aaron has made the most free throws in school history as he has 524 for his career, passing Roy Marble who made 516.

Solon Boys win double OT thriller

Solon stops five-game losing streak with win over Western Dubuque

SOLON– What a way to stop a five-game skid.
It took two overtimes, but the Solon Spartans defeated conference rival Western Dubuque in a Friday night shoot-out, 93-91.
The score was knotted at 91 with 90 seconds left in the second overtime, and Solon wound down the clock for a final shot.
Senior guard Emilio Villagrana found junior Haltson Durr open on the back side for an open shot and the 93-91 lead with two seconds left, enough only for a desperation heave by Western Dubuque.

Lady Spartans start new year with two losses

SOLON– It’s been cold coming out of winter break.
The Solon varsity girls basketball team picked up its first losses of the season to start the new year, at home Jan. 6 against Clear Creek Amana (CCA) and at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids Saturday against unbeaten Western Dubuque.
CCA beat Solon 55-43, while Western Dubuque (No. 2 in Class 4A) put the Lady Spartans down 42-14.
In both games, Solon had a hard time getting buckets.
In the case of the Clippers, Solon also had a hard time handling senior Hanna Stokes, who led CCA with 16 points and 10 rebounds.

Solon wrestlers collect dual wins; third at Marshalltown

Spartans down West Delaware, Central DeWitt at Manchester

MARSHALLTOWN– It’s a really hectic time for Solon head wrestling coach TJ Bevans, but he couldn’t be happier.
Heading into this weekend’s Ed Hadenfeldt Invitational, his varsity wrestlers are coming off a third-place finish at a packed Allie Morrison Dual Tournament in Marshalltown and a first-ever dual win over West Delaware in Manchester.
At Marshalltown Jan. 10, the Spartans defeated Grinnell, Marshalltown and North Polk before falling to Norwalk 31-29. Johnston beat Solon 49-12 in the final round.

Spartans go down

CCA boys pick up first win over Solon in nearly a decade

TIFFIN– Jake Neubauer’s 17-point effort led the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers varsity boys basketball squad to a 64-52 WaMaC conference win over the rival Solon Spartans at home Tuesday, Jan. 6. It was the first time in nearly a decade that the boys program was able to post a win over Solon.
Solon led 13-7 after the first period and had a 26-18 lead at halftime.
“We looked tired, sluggish, we only shot 24 percent and we were only down eight (points),” CCA head coach Steve Ottoson said of the Clippers’ first half performance.

Trio of Clippers crowned champions at Clipper Invitational wrestling tournament

CCA second in team points

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TIFFIN– The Golden Hawks of Mid-Prairie flew to the team title at Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) Clipper Invitational Saturday, Jan. 10, in Tiffin. The Clippers finished second in team points and crowned three wrestlers: Connor Murphy, Quinn Murphy and Logan Viktora as champs at 120, 126 and 145 pounds, respectively.
Iowa City City High, Cedar Rapids Jefferson, Central City and Louisa-Muscatine also participated in the tournament.

Results for Clear Creek-Amana at 2015 Clear Creek Amana Invitational:

113 pounds, Daniel Brechtel (CCA): second

CCA girls knock off unbeaten Solon

Clippers 55, Spartans 43

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SOLON– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) girls varsity basketball team rebounded from a pair of losses to Benton Community and West Branch just before the Christmas break and spoiled Solon’s unbeaten record with a 55-43 win over their WaMaC conference rival Tuesday, Jan. 6.
Hanna Stokes’ 16-point effort led the Clippers and topped all scorers.
The win improved the Clippers’ record to 4-6 overall while the Lady Spartans (12th-ranked in Class 3A according to the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union in its fifth weekly rankings issued Thursday, Jan. 8) dropped to 8-1.