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Sports

Skilled and deep, Trojans ready for soccer season

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IOWA CITY– They won it all last year, and are ready to defend the Class 3A state championship. As it happens every year, however, there will be some rebuilding for the Iowa City West High Trojans boys varsity soccer team.
Brad Stiles, coach for the Trojans lost several of his starters to graduation last May, but he’s cautiously optimistic heading into the new season.
“From last year’s team, we graduated eight starters and five of those had been three-year starters,” Stiles said. “We will have lots of competition for playing time as we fill positions.”

Women of Troy tie for first at J-Hawk Relays

Yokom wins 1,500 run

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CEDAR RAPIDS– The Iowa City West High Women of Troy competed Saturday in the 28th annual J-Hawk Relays hosted by Cedar Rapids Jefferson High School and held at Kingston Stadium in Cedar Rapids.
West tied with Dubuque Wahlert for first place in team points with 110.

Clipper boys 5th at Tipton Early Bird

Bandy wins 400-meter dash

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TIPTON– On a day when other meets were postponed due to cold and wind, nine teams met on the track in Cedar County for Tipton’s Early Bird Coed Relays Monday, April 1. The Solon Spartans won the meet with 150.00 points, the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers were fifth with 48.00 and the host Tipton Tigers were seventh with 34.00.
CCA’s Tanner Bandy won the 400-meter dash in 53.25 seconds, and was second in the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.91 seconds.

Clipper girls hot in frozen Tipton Early Bird meet

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TIPTON– It was cold, it was windy, almost as if Mother Nature was playing some sort of April Fool’s Day joke on the six track and field teams that gathered in City Park in Tipton last Monday, April 1, for the Early Bird Coed meet.
Solon’s Lady Spartans won the meet with 186.00 team points, the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers were second with 136.00 while the host Tigerettes were fifth with 58.00.

Early season indoor meets for girls

MOUNT VERNON– Solon’s Lady Spartans head for the great outdoors in the coming week as track moves from indoors into a chilly start for the outdoor season.
Cornell College in Mount Vernon hosted the WaMaC East division meet March 22, with the WaMaC West participants coming in on their heels in the afternoon for theirs. No scores were kept, with spring break reducing team lineups and practice availability. The meet format, though, provided competition for teams that have faced extended winter weather as the season gets underway.

Spartans compete at WaMaC indoor meet

MOUNT VERNON– The 2014 edition of the Solon boys track team had its first chance to compete at the WaMaC indoor meet, held Saturday, March 22, at Cornell College in Mount Vernon. Team scores were not kept, allowing a variety of athletes to compete in various events.
Results for Solon included:
55 meter dash: Grant Goldsberry, 7.41; Dalton Hoit, 7.61.
200 meter dash: Grant Goldsberry, 25.91; Austin Kennedy, 26.54; Colton Hansel, 26.90; Jackson Walker, 28.93.
400 meter dash: Liam Bell, 1:04.14.
800 meter run: Patrick McGill, 2:20.46; Ben Backers, 2:34.62.

West High’s Lohaus earns INA honors

Mr. Basketball

IOWA CITY– The Iowa Newspaper Association (INA) has named Wyatt Lohaus, a 6’2” senior from Iowa City West High, “Mr. Basketball” for 2014. The organization made its announcement last week along with naming the All-State selections for boys basketball.

West High’s Lohaus, Senior’s Haber named Athletes of the Year

Six Trojans named to MVC All-Division basketball teams

IOWA CITY– The Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) recently announced the 2013-2014 All-Division boys’ basketball teams for the Mississippi and Valley Divisions. Iowa City West High’s Wyatt Lohaus and Dubuque Senior’s Kyle Haber share Mississippi Division Athlete of the Year honors while Senior’s Wendell Elmers is the division Coach of the Year.

Mississippi Division First Team
Kyle Haber, Dubuque Senior, 6’-7” senior*
Wyatt Lohaus, IC West, 6’1” senior*
A.J. Carter, CR Kennedy, 5’11” senior*
David DiLeo, IC West, 6’6” senior*
Jacob Olson, CR Jefferson, 6’0” junior

Women of Troy win 800M sprint medley

West, Creek girls run at ISU indoor

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AMES– St. Patrick’s Day was a long one for the Iowa City West High Women of Troy and Clear Creek Amana girls’ track and field programs as the teams traveled to Iowa State University for the 21st annual Iowa State High School Indoor Classic.
The meet, held in the Lied Recreation and Athletic Facility is said to be one of the premier high school indoor meets, drawing teams from across Iowa by invitation.
The West High 800-meter sprint medley relay squad won their event in 1:52.13. The Creek girls were fourth in the event with 1:56.15.

Women of Troy ready for 2014 track and field season

Success is the expectation, and the goal

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IOWA CITY– “Tradition Never Graduates.” That phrase is seen multiple times in the 2014 Media Guide for the West High Women of Troy track and field program. Thumbing through the 20-plus page publication, one quickly sees why.

Trojans run in Cyclone country

AMES– A day after the Mississippi Valley Conference indoor meet at the UNI-Dome, Iowa City West High sent a detachment of Trojans to Iowa State University for the 21st annual Iowa State High School Indoor Classic. The Tuesday, March 18, invitational meet drew teams from across Iowa.

Hawkeye women win big

Hawk Talk

By Don Lund
Sports Writer
Iowa rolled over the Marist Red Foxes, 87-65, Sunday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena for a first-round victory in the NCAA tournament.
The game was supposed to be close because the Red Foxes had five players averaging in double figures like the Hawks. They were 27-6 coming into the game, Iowa was 26-8, they were a good passing team and played good defense.
There were a few things missing.