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February 7th

Hawkeye Men 8-1 in Big Ten

Well, they did it again.
The Big Ten showed the North Liberty Leader sports staff no respect.
Okay, I’m the only one on the staff covering the Hawkeyes, but the Big Ten scheduled two Iowa games on Thursday last week, men’s and women’s basketball, and one started at 6 p.m., one at 7 p.m.
To top that off, they scheduled Iowa men’s and women’s basketball games on Sunday, both against Northwestern and both starting at 2 p.m.
The men and women both beat the Wildcats that day so that helps.

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Chiggers in the moss

walkin'

Inverness proved to be a good choice for headquarters for exploring the Withlacooche Trail.
The name of the town comes from a homesick European settler; the name of the trail comes from native Americans which should mean “dig here for sand.” No joke, the Sunshine State appears to be nothing more than a giant sand bar with funny sounding names producing Republican presidential candidates.

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Sending Valentines

food for thought

Valentine’s Day is still 10 days away, but it’s not too soon to start thinking about ways to observe it. Maybe you haven’t sent any valentines to anyone, except your spouse or your grandkids, for years. Maybe not since grade school when it was a welcome break from winter routines and somebody’s mother brought heart-shaped cookies to school for you and your classmates.

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January 27th

Creek wrestlers in action at John Byers Wrestling Invitational Jan. 23

Rohret takes first, six Clippers earn top finishes

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WYOMING– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) wrestlers were in action Saturday, Jan. 23, at Midland Community High School’s John Byers Invitational in Wyoming.
Iowa City Regina won the meet with 164.50 points, while the host Midland Eagles were sixth with 99.0. The Clippers placed seventh in overall points with 84.0 and had seven place-winning grapplers.

Trojans 11th at Ed Winger Classic

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URBANDALE– The West High wrestlers battled on the mats of Urbandale High School Saturday, Jan. 23, in the Ed Winger Classic. The Trojans placed 11th out of a 21-team field with West Des Moines Valley taking the team title with 203 points. West High mustered 65 points, tying with North Scott.
Donovan Doyle earned the team’s only individual win by taking the crown at 195 pounds with a 13-4 major decision over Dowling’s Jacob Zachary. Nelson Brands (138 pounds) placed third and Nate Kelsay placed fifth in 182-pound competition.

West swims past Lions, 104-66

Keen, Scott, McGlaughlin and Martin earn wins

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CORALVILLE– The West High boys swim team continued its winning ways as it swam past the Linn-Mar Lions, 104-66, Tuesday, Jan. 19, at the Coralville Recreation Center.
Aidan Keen, Mark McGlaughlin, Will Scott and Oliver Martin posted individual wins with Keen taking the 200 and 500 freestyle, McGlaughlin winning the 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly events, Scott taking the 100 freestyle and Martin winning the 100 breaststroke.
McGlaughlin, Keen, Martin and Scott teamed up to win the 200 freestyle relay, as well as the 400 freestyle relay.

CCA grapplers fall at Independence

Pointers, Mustangs take down CCA in double dual meet

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INDEPENDENCE– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) wrestlers suffered a pair of losses Thursday, Jan. 21, in a double dual meet at Independence against the host Mustangs and visiting Stormin’ Pointers of Center Point-Urbana (CPU).
The Pointers edged-out the Clippers, 39-30, with Ethan Taylor (285 pounds), Andrew Rohret (120), Quinn Murphy (138) and Sam Steckly (152) all winning by fall over the Pointers’ Tyler Carolan, Cameron Garnett, Dalton Hite and Collin Bantz.

Women of Troy win easily over Bulldogs

IC West 68, Bettendorf 28

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IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy had no trouble with the Bettendorf Bulldogs at home Tuesday, Jan. 19, putting the visiting puppies in the kennel with a 68-28 win.
West dominated the first quarter, 22-4, and built a 37-16 lead at the half. An 18-point effort in the third period kept West ahead with a 55-24 advantage, ahead of a 13-point fourth quarter for the win. The Bulldogs were held to four points in the fourth.

Iowa City West boys 61, Bettendorf 49

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BETTENDORF– The West High Trojans improved to 9-3 overall Tuesday, Jan. 19, with a 61-49 road win over the Bettendorf Bulldogs. Devontae Lane led West with 17 points in a game that saw the Trojans take a 14-8 lead in the first period and lead, 21-18, at the half. A 20-point barrage by the Trojans in the third and fourth quarters kept the Bulldogs at bay and sealed the win.
Patrick McCaffery (11 points), Wali Parks (10 points) and Alex Henderson (10 points) supported Lane with double-digit scoring. Parks dominated on the boards with 10 rebounds.

Creek girls take on big dogs of Center Point Urbana

CPU defeats CCA, 62-35

TIFFIN– Entering the contest, some may have seen the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity girls basketball team (5-9) going up against 15-0 and No. 2 (Class 3A) Center Point-Urbana (CPU) as something of a suicide mission. Clipper coach P.J. Sweeney chose to look at it from a competitor’s point of view. “It’s a chance to play against one of the top teams.”
While the 62-35 CPU win Friday, Jan. 22, was never in dispute, the Creek Girls came out guns blazing on their home hardwood.