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Business as usual for West High

Trojans knock out Jefferson J-Hawks, 79-49

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader

IOWA CITY– After the bump in the road that was the end of their 60-game undefeated streak the week before, the West High Trojans were back in their groove, conducting business as usual on the hardwood Friday.
The Trojans entertained the Cedar Rapids Jefferson J-Hawks Friday night, Jan. 17, and took care of business with a 79-49 victory.

Trojan wrestlers split on the road

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ALBIA– West High wrestlers were in action Tuesday, Jan. 14, at Albia where they met the Blue Demons and the Trojans from Fairfield. Albia prevailed 58-24 over West, but the Iowa City Trojans handled their southern cousins, 54-27.
Mitchell Boxwell pinned Albia’s Jacob West in 5:04 in a 220-pound match while Blake Moser pinned the Blue Demons’ Trever Blackford in 2:13 in the heavyweight match.

Trojans sweep the Cougars in bowling action Jan. 17

Wever, Kreiss lead West on the home lanes

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IOWA CITY– Mike Mellecker’s West High varsity bowling teams swept the Cedar Rapids Kennedy Cougars Friday, Jan. 17, in the Trojans’ home for bowling; Colonial Lanes.
Max Wever led the boys with his 432-pin effort as West won handily 2,770 to 2,520. In girls’ action Brooke Kreiss showed the way with her match-high 346. The Women of Troy prevailed 2,240 to 2,129.
In the junior varsity (JV) contests it was the boys winning 2,363 to 2,221 and the girls falling 1,665 to 1,719. Jared Donovan led the boys with 362 while Walter Robles helped out the women with a 281.

Frustration plagues Clipper girls

Fouls, free throws, turnovers help Beckman sink CCA

TIFFIN– Before Saturday night’s varsity match between the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers and the Dyersville Beckman Blazers, Clipper coach Matt Haas said he thought having the previous night off (the CCA-Western Dubuque game was postponed due to icy roads) would benefit his team.
After the 45-40 loss to the Blazers, a frustrated and upset Haas summed up the game.

West defends the mats, defeats four teams in home invitational

IOWA CITY– Mark Reiland’s West High grapplers have proven time and again to be a force to be reckoned with. Saturday, Jan. 11, was one of those times as the Trojans invited Lewis Central, Pleasant Valley, Ankeny and Wilton to their house for a day of fun on the mats. However, the day wasn’t much fun for the guests as West High rolled on to victory over all four.

West High dominates the mats on the road

West Trojans trounce Cougars, escape the Wahawks

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WATERLOO– Mark Reiland’s West High Trojans racked up two more victories Thursday, Jan. 9, as they traveled to Waterloo West High School for a double dual with the Wahawks and the Cedar Rapids Kennedy Cougars.
The Trojans beat up on the Cougars 60-9 with Jackson Voight (170-pounds), Kevin Dowell (220) and Aydan Wynos (285) winning by fall.
It was a tougher battle against the home Wahawks but the Trojans escaped with a 37-30 victory.
Chris Walters (126), Tyler Hebl (145) and Wynos won their matches with pins.