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Sports

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.

West splits on the mats in CF

Trojan wrestlers dominate Rams, fall prey to the Tigers

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CEDAR FALLS– The West High Trojans split a double dual meet Thursday, Dec. 18, at Cedar Falls High School with the host Tigers and the Rams of Dubuque Senior. The Trojans dominated the Rams 60-13, but fell 41-21 to Cedar Falls.

Rivalry week

Iowa State came to town last week as the Hawkeyes hosted the Cyclone women Thursday and the men on Friday.
The women got it started by beating a good Iowa State team, 76-67, last Thursday.
They were led by a freshman and the bench coming through.
Whitney Jennings continues to come up big when it counts.
The 5’5” freshman from Indiana had two steals and was 3-4 from the free throw line in the last minute to help the Hawks win.
I really like the poise Whitney shows in the early part of the season.

Cyclones make shots, sink Hawks

Iowa’s men opened the week with a 67-44 win over Alcorn State on Tuesday at Carver and then got smoked by Iowa State 90-75 on Friday.
The Hawkeyes had balanced scoring with Aaron White and Jarrod Uthoff leading the way with 15 and 13 points respectively in the win over Alcorn.
Aaron played only 23 minutes, Jarrod 20.
I know this wasn’t a big time team that the Hawkeyes beat as Alcorn State is now 1-6.
These games are important as Iowa still needs to develop depth.
Dominique Uhl has a tremendous upside and needs to see more playing time.

Repeat of 1982 Peach Bowl?

Last Saturday they had a replay of the Tennessee-Iowa Peach Bowl in 1982 on channel 9.2.
The Hawkeyes, led by sophomore quarterback Chuck Long, finished the 1982 season 8-4, 6-2 in the Big Ten.
 They lost their first two games to Nebraska (42-7) and Iowa State (19-7), then won the next eight of 10.
Tennessee scored first, but Chuck came out firing, completing his first 11 passes.
Chuck hooked up with Dave Moritz for a 57 yard touchdown pass as Iowa scored 21 points in the second quarter to take a 21-7 halftime lead.

Scherff wins Outland Trophy

I’m going to talk about something more positive... Brandon Scherff.
Brandon became the fourth Hawkeye to win the Outland Trophy award.
Calvin Jones won it in 1955, Alex Karras in 1957 and Robert Gallery.
I was only three years old when Alex won his award but I remember him playing for the Detroit Lions in the ‘60s.
Can you believe that Alex was runner-up to the Heisman Trophy in 1957?

Maintaining the Spartan tradition

TJ Bevans steps up and starts a new chapter in Spartan wrestling history

SOLON– Tradition matters in Spartan athletics.
Travis “TJ” Bevans knows it first hand from his time on the wrestling mat in the uniform of a Solon Spartan, as well as from his eight years as an assistant coach for the wrestling program.
When Brooks McLaren stepped down earlier this year, Bevans knew it time to step up.
“I felt it was time to step up and give it a shot,” he said. Bevans graduated from Solon in 2002 and has been a part of the community since 1995. “I know the tradition, the history, my brother wrestled here, too.”

Lady Spartans move to 6-0 with wins over Maquoketa, Anamosa

SOLON– The Lady Spartans are undefeated, but a couple of tough basketball teams are waiting in the wings.
Solon’s girls moved to 6-0 last week with home wins against Maquoketa and Anamosa. That was enough to bump the Lady Spartans into the rankings released by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union Dec. 11. Solon, previously unranked, became the No. 13 team in Class 3A.

Boys pick up first loss of basketball season

ANAMOSA– Solon could not stop the Anamosa Raiders.
The boys varsity basketball team suffered its first loss of the season, 81-56, Friday on the road at Anamosa.
“We did not stay committed and focused on our game plan,” said Solon head coach Jason Pershing. “We lost our discipline on defense and had to fight back from an early deficit.”
Anamosa had four players in double-figures, but also went to the foul line 28 times, connecting on 21 attempts. Solon was called for 28 fouls, and three players– Dylan Doyle, Brandan Childs and Jacob Coons– fouled out of the game.

Robotics can and bottle drive Jan. 3

SOLON– Solon Robotics will host a can and bottle drive on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, in Solon from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Student team members will be going door-to-door asking for cans and bottles to help raise funds for competitions around the state. Anyone needing pick-up on Friday evening or who lives outside the Solon city limits, please contact Jami Wolf at 319-481-7088. Drop off cans and bottles at the Solon Middle School behind the auditorium, at the robotics room.

Clipper girls lose a close one in OT

Stormin’ Pointers 53, CCA 51

TIFFIN– Excitement turned to disappointment and a sense of what could’ve been Friday, Dec. 12, in the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) gym as the Clipper girls faced the 12th-ranked Class 3A Stormin’ Pointers from Center Point-Urbana.
The Pointers won the varsity contest in overtime, 53-51, dropping the Creek Girls to 2-4.