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January 18th, 2017

Iowa stuns Purdue

Hawk Talk

There is nothing like waking up the day after the Hawkeyes knock off a top-20 team.
Last Friday, I woke up knowing Iowa took down the Purdue Boilermakers, 83-78, at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Thursday night.
This is the same Boilermaker team that thrashed the Hawks, 89-67, on Dec. 28.
In the first game, Purdue scored first, never trailed and outscored Iowa 40-38 in the paint. The Hawks were 13-13 from the free throw line.

Oh, Canada

Walkin'

From the icy climes of the oil pipeline protest camp of Standing Rock, North Dakota, this week’s column finds us in sunny and hot Playacar, Mexico, or as I refer to it, the land of the endless buffet.
An alert reader may ask, how can you, as an environmental activist, travel so far for pleasure? Aren’t you worried about the ozone? The polar bears? Florida? Life as we know it?

The winter hump

Food For Thought

Right around Christmas time, when days are beginning to get longer and the advent of spring is within sight, my spirits, while they don’t exactly soar, do show a few weak flutters of future flight and I begin to believe I may actually live to see the buds and birds of March and April. I don’t know why it is so, but as I get older, winters are longer and harsher than they once were.

January 11th

Women of Troy turkey shoot the Golden Eagles

IC West crushes Dubuque Wahlert, 72-28

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IOWA CITY– The Golden Eagles of Dubuque Wahlert Catholic High School were the latest victims of the West High Women of Troy Friday, Jan. 6, as West rolled over the Eagles, 72-28. West jumped out to a 17-7 lead in the first period, held a 40-12 lead at the half and were ahead 58-19 going into the final period.
All 10 West High players contributed points led by Logan Cook with 18 points. Cailyn Morgan added 14 and Rachel Saunders put in nine. The win improved West’s record to 8-1 while Wahlert’s sank to 2-9.

Iowa City West nips Pella, 57-53

CEDAR RAPIDS– Iowa City West High’s Women of Troy participated in “Rivalry Saturday,” a showcase of some of the best girls basketball teams in the state, Saturday, Jan. 7, at the U.S. Cellular Center in downtown Cedar Rapids. West High was paired up against Pella, the No. 1-ranked team in Class 4A according to the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union and its Thursday, Jan. 5, weekly rankings. West High came into the game ranked third in Class 5A.

West wrestlers 3rd at home duals

Fort Dodge champion, 5-0

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IOWA CITY– The Iowa City West High Trojans finished third in their home Lepic Duals Saturday, Jan. 7. Fort Dodge won the event with a 5-0 record after knocking off Lewis Central, Pleasant Valley, West High, Albia and Blue Springs.

IC West rolls over Dubuque Wahlert, 75-44

Trojans clip Golden Eagles

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DUBUQUE– The Iowa City West High Trojans improved to 7-1 at the expense of the Golden Eagles of Dubuque Wahlert Catholic High School Friday, Jan. 6, in the Golden Eagles’ nest. West High rolled over Wahlert, 75-44, and dropped the Eagles to 1-7 overall.
Connor McCaffery had a 22-point night with four 3-point baskets and a 10-10 free throw performance as the Trojans took a 17-12 first period lead before pounding out 26 points in the second for a 43-21 halftime advantage. Patrick McCaffery added 13 points with 10 from Izaya Ono-Fullard.

West wins 3 of 4 on the lanes against Linn-Mar

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CEDAR RAPIDS– West High’s bowlers won three out of four matches Tuesday, Jan. 3, against the Linn-Mar Lions at the Cedar Rapids Bowling Center. The varsity Women of Troy won 2,622 to 2,455 and were led by Brittnee Price with a match-high 412. The junior varsity (JV) Women of Troy won 1,929 to 1,805 with West’s Kylie Rohm leading the way with 358. Corey Roth led the varsity boys to a 3,109 to 2,926 win. Roth bowled 484. The JV boys fell to the Lions, 2,059 to 2,003, with Josh Pelland putting up a match-high 340.

Trojans tussle on the lanes

IOWA CITY– The Trojans and Women of Troy from Iowa City West High tangled with the Trojans of Waterloo East High School Friday, Jan. 7, at Colonial Lanes in Iowa City with West High winning three out of the four matches. West’s varsity and junior varsity (JV) boys won with the varsity Trojans taking a 2,977 to 2,388 advantage while the JV posted a 2,209 to 1,831 win. Kalen Rios led the varsity boys with a match-high 438 while Josh Pelland had a match-high 349 for the JV.

Creek Boys sixth at Linn-Mar’s varsity invitational wrestling duals

Western Dubuque defeats Mount Vernon for championship

MARION– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity wrestlers competed in Linn-Mar’s invitational dual meet Saturday, Jan. 7, and came away with a sixth-place finish overall and a third-place showing in pool action. Western Dubuque defeated Mount Vernon, 61-16, in the championship round while Ankeny Centennial defeated Linn-Mar, 46-22, for third and fourth place, respectively.