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Sports

Clippers outsail Vinton Vikettes

CCA 75, Vinton-Shellsburg 53

TIFFIN– P. J. Sweeney and his Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers edged back above .500 as they improved to an 8-7 overall (6-3 in the WaMaC) record after sinking the Vikettes of Vinton-Shellsburg, 75-53, in varsity WaMaC action Friday, Jan. 23, in Tiffin. Hanna Stokes led all scorers with 18 points, Emily Wieland had 16 and Lexi Kinnaird put in 13.

CCA wrestlers fifth at John Byers Invitational

Quinn Murphy crowned champ

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WYOMING– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) wrestlers placed fifth in team points Saturday, Jan. 24, at the 47th annual John Byers Invitational tournament at Midland High School. Knoxville won the tournament, followed by Iowa City Regina, Tipton, Maquoketa and the Clippers. North Linn, the host Eagles, Durant, Edgewood-Colesburg, Lone Tree, Monticello and Bellevue rounded out the field.

Trojans pound the Bulldogs

DiLeo leads West to 74-27 win

By Chris Umscheid
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IOWA CITY — David DiLeo had a 25-point night, including six three-point baskets on Tuesday, Jan. 20, as he led the West High Trojans to a 74-27 non-conference win over the Bettendorf Bulldogs at home. The win elevated West to a 12-0 record and dropped Bettendorf to 3-9 on the season.

Coach Mark Reiland logs 400 dual victories

Trojans sweep double dual at CR Kennedy

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CEDAR RAPIDS — A pair of dual meet wins for Iowa City West gave coach Mark Reiland his 399th and 400th career victories Thursday, Jan. 22, as the Trojans traveled to Cedar Rapids Kennedy to face the Cougars and the Golden Eagles of Dubuque Wahlert Catholic. West High took care of Wahlert 37-27 and Kennedy 48-19.

Iowa City West 89, Linn-Mar 81, in Lions’ pool

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MARION– The West High Trojans slipped past the Linn-Mar Lions in varsity swimming action Tuesday, Jan. 20, in the Lions’ pool. West took the meet, 89-81.
Winners for West included the 200-yard medley relay (Noah Bruns, Matt Anderson, Oliver Martin and Will Scott) in 1:40.42, the 200-yard freestyle relay (Aidan Keen, Bruns, Scott, Mark McGlaughlin) in 1:27.97 and the 400-yard freestyle relay (Brennon Keen, Martin, Anderson, McGlaughlin) in 3:17.65.

CR Kennedy bowls over West

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IOWA CITY– It took a five-frame Baker roll-off to do it, but the Cedar Rapids Kennedy Cougars got the best of the West High Trojans Friday, Jan. 22, at Colonial Lanes in Iowa City. Tied at 2,860 each, the Trojans and Cougars went into the extra frames with Kennedy prevailing 115 to 88. Heath Schintler led West High with 427.
The varsity Women of Troy fell 2,402 to 2,175, with Brooke Kreiss the top West bowler with 341.

Wrestlers roll over Illinois

Hawk Talk

Last Friday at Carver, the Hawkeyes wrestlers took out the Fighting Illini, 25-12.
Illinois only won three matches but they were a decision, a technical fall and a major decision and Tom Brands, the Hawkeye head coach, wasn’t happy.
Illinois led 12-10 when the roof was blown off Carver.
Alex Meyer (174) was in for Mike Evans, who was nicked up.
Alex, who was wrestling sixth-ranked Zac Brunson, trailed 5-3 with 1:32 left in the third period.

Iowa men get two

The Hawkeye men’s basketball team took a road trip to Minnesota, winning a close one 77-75 last Tuesday.
Iowa hosted Ohio State last Saturday and led from start to finish, 76-67.
Stop me if you have heard this one before.
Iowa takes a 38-27 halftime lead against Minnesota by playing good defense, making shots (61 percent from the floor) and winning the rebound battle, 18-14.
The second half, the Gophers shoot 62 percent from the floor, 54.5 percent from 3-point range, outscore the Hawks 48-39 and win the rebounds 16-15... but Iowa won the game!

Hawkeye women sweep

The Iowa women played two games last week, beating Northwestern 83-70 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Wednesday, then going to Michigan State on Sunday and winning a nail-biter, 52-50.
Since Melissa Dixon has been in a groove on her 3-point shooting, more teams haven’t been playing zone against the Hawkeyes.
When they are in a player-to-player defense, Iowa spreads the floor which opens up the lanes. You have some players that can drive and score. Bethany Doolittle and Ally Disterhoft do such a good job because of their quickness.

Wrestlers win home invitational title

Linderbaum, Steuhm and Nelson win titles at Ed Hadenfeldt Invitational

SOLON– Three Spartans were crowned champions and Solon’s wrestling team captured points up and down the lineup to take first place at the Ed Hadenfeldt Invitational Saturday.
Kade Steuhm (145 pounds), Trevor Nelson (160) and Logan Linderbaum (285) took first place for the Spartans at their own invitational Jan. 17 in the Solon High School gymnasium.
Solon’s 213.5 points nudged out Lisbon (194) for top honors, with Iowa Valley taking third place with 139 points.
Louis Gnida (126) and Dillon Diltz (170) also reached the championship round but ended up in second place for the Spartans.

Spartans claw back to beat Mount Vernon

SOLON– Down by as many as 13 points, Solon roared back to out-score the Mount Vernon Mustangs 23-6 in the fourth quarter on the way to a 68-63 basketball win Jan. 13 in Solon.
It was the second win in a row for the Spartans and moved their record to .500 on the year. The varsity boys followed the win with another good performance, but unfortunately, in a two-point road loss at Dyersville Beckman, 68-66.

Lady Spartans snap losing streak against Beckman

SOLON– The Solon Lady Spartans broke a three-game skid with a 38-29 victory over Dyersville Beckman Friday in Solon.
Solon had taken a 16-14 lead into halftime but the score was knotted 26 going into the fourth quarter and Dyersville Beckman sank a free throw for a one-point lead.
But three-pointers by Nichole Oberthien and Ali Herdliska gave Solon a 32-27 lead with three minutes remaining, and after a Dyersville time-out, the Lady Spartans picked up their defensive effort.