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Sports

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.

Trojans roll the Warriors in Jan. 15 Match

IC West 70, CR Washington 12, in varsity wrestling

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CEDAR RAPIDS– Thursday, Jan. 15, was Senior Appreciation Night at Cedar Rapids Washington High School as the Iowa City West High Trojans met the Warriors in wrestling. For the Warriors in general, and lone senior Patrick Reirdan in particular, it was a disappointing night as their thinned ranks fell to the Trojans.

Clippers split home double dual

CCA beats Beckman, falls to Benton Comm.

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TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity wrestlers split a double dual meet Thursday, Jan. 15, at home against Dyersville Beckman and Benton Community. The Clippers topped Beckman’s Blazers 51-19, but fell to Benton’s Bobcats, 42-31.
Daniel Brechtel took a 5-0 decision from the Blazers’ Mason Burlage in a 113-pound match, Quinn Murphy took a 10-4 decision at 126 pounds from Beckman’s Jake Recker, Cole White took a 6-5 decision from Beckman’s Logan Kutsch in the 170-pound match, and Max Moore won the heavyweight match by pinning the Blazers’ Colton Lueck in 1:00.

Clippers drown Williamsburg, 59-29, at home

By Chris Umscheid
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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.