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Lightning sweeps home doubleheader

Knock off W. Delaware and Wapsie Valley

NORTH LIBERTY– Liberty High’s varsity basketball squads swept a doubleheader Saturday, Feb. 3, at home with a pair of late-season wins.
The Lightning girls snapped a seven-game losing streak as they defeated the Hawks of West Delaware, 55-48, while the boys held on for a dramatic 48-46 win over Wapsie Valley.
The Liberty girls started out against West Delaware with a 5-0 lead thanks to a 3-point basket by Cora Saunders and a field goal from Megan Davis. Liberty took the first period 14-11, but trailed 23-20 at halftime.

The streak is over

Senior upends West, 68-59

Iowa City West High’s varsity boys basketball program set a new state record recently with 81 consecutive home wins. The Rams of Dubuque Senior ended that streak in an afternoon matinee Saturday, Feb. 3, by handing the Trojans their third loss of the season.

Moore sets scoring record in CCA win

Moore sets 41-point record in 73-70 win for CCA

WILLIAMSBURG– Clear Creek Amana (CCA) senior Darius Moore carried the Clippers to a 73-70 road win over rival Williamsburg on Tuesday, Jan. 30, and set a new school record in the process.
It was the Creek Boys’ second win of the season over the Raiders. They knocked off the ‘Burg, 80-66, at home, in December.

CCA boys basketball

Creek Boys dunk the Demons

TIFFIN– The Creek Boys of Clear Creek Amana (CCA) rebounded from a 81-68 loss to Independence with an 81-56 home win over the Washington (Iowa) Demons as part of a varsity doubleheader Saturday, Feb. 3.
The Clippers took a 30-10 lead at the end of the first quarter and enjoyed a 56-22 halftime advantage. CCA’s domination of the Demons continued unabated in the second half as they led 73-34 going into the final period.

Jeff Gordon named Liberty varsity football coach

NORTH LIBERTY– Jeff Gordon, Liberty High School’s first freshman football coach and first sophomore coach, was named the school’s first head varsity football coach.
Liberty High Athletic Director Mike Morrison announced Gordon’s hiring Sunday, Jan. 28.

Liberty High sends three to 2A districts

Wrestlers Alger, Barker and Luze advance for shot at state

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DAVENPORT– Liberty High School’s first varsity wrestling team is sending three athletes to compete in a Class 2A district meet following their runner-up finishes in a 2A Sectional Saturday, Feb. 3, at Assumption High School in Davenport. Jared Alger (132 pounds), Ashton Barker (145) and Gavin Luze (170) made the cut and will battle for a shot at the state individual meet on Saturday, Feb. 10, in a class 2A District No. 3 meet in Fairfield starting at noon.

CCA wrestlers third at sectionals

Stevens, Neuzil, Rohret and Cochran to 2A districts

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DAVENPORT– Four wrestlers from Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School advanced to a Class 2A district meet, putting them one step closer to the state individual tournament in Des Moines.
Sam Stevens (113 pounds), Andrew Rohret (145) and Tanner Cochran (220) were crowned champions Saturday, Feb. 3, at the 2A Sectional 6 tournament at Davenport Assumption and advanced, as did Jake Neuzil, the runner-up at 126 pounds.

Liberty boys overcome slump

Paulsen leads Liberty with 33 defeating Demons, 62-54

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WASHINGTON– Stu Ordman and his Liberty High Lightning struck down a six-game losing streak with a 62-54 win on the road over the Washington Demons Tuesday, Jan. 30.
The Bolts led 22-13 at the end of the first period and held a 38-30 advantage at halftime. Liberty increased their lead to 56-41 going into the final quarter. Washington dropped to 5-10 with the loss, while the Lightning improved to 6-12.

Trojans send 10 events to state swimming

Five qualified at Southeast Polk district meet

PLEASANT HILL– Iowa City West High’s swimmers will send 10 events to the 2018 state meet set for Saturday, Feb. 10, at the University of Iowa’s Campus Recreation and Wellness Center (CRWC).

Cougars too much for Lightning

CR Kennedy girls win 65-45

CR Kennedy
girls win 65-45
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NORTH LIBERTY– Liberty High’s varsity girls suffered their seventh consecutive loss falling, 65-45, to Cedar Rapids Kennedy on Tuesday, Jan. 30, at home. The loss dropped the Lightning to 5-12, while the Cougars improved to 10-7.

Zacharias leads West, 83-33 in win over Dubuque

Women of Troy snap losing streak

DUBUQUE – Iowa City West High’s Women of Troy hit a rough stretch with four consecutive losses to Valley (West Des Moines), City High, Cedar Falls and Illinois’ Montini Catholic.
A trip to Dubuque Senior High School Tuesday, Jan. 30, snapped the downward spiral as West ran wild over the Rams, 83-33, despite an 18-point effort from Senior’s Alli Udelhofen.
West blasted the Rams 25-10 in the first period and held a 47-13 advantage at halftime.

Trojans roll over the Cougars

McCaffery’s 32 points lead IC West past CR Kennedy

IOWA CITY– The 81st consecutive home win for the Iowa City West High Trojans went into the history books Tuesday, Jan. 30, as West High ran over the Cougars of Cedar Rapids Kennedy, 72-35, in varsity boys basketball action.
Patrick McCaffery led all scorers with a 32-point performance as the Trojans edged out their guests by one point, 11-10 in the first period before running away with the win. West held a 32-19 lead at halftime and was ahead 50-27 after three quarters of play.