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Sports

OH NO! NDSU takes down Iowa, 23-21

Hawk Talk

All week long the media, the Hawkeye players and coaches said North Dakota State University (NDSU) reminded them of a Big Ten team.
The Bison have won five straight FCS championships and boy, did they look like a Big Ten team last Saturday at Kinnick Stadium.
They were physical, pounded the ball on the ground, had a quarterback that could make plays with his feet and shut down Iowa’s running attack.
Did I think the Bison would win?

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Pack taking shape as cross country hits midseason

Girls fourth, boys ninth at Solon invite

SOLON– Packs can be good in cross country. “It’s a sport where you are out there, running by yourself for 20-some minutes. You want to get up with someone you know; to push each other… to keep going. Then, it’s all about the team,” explained Solon Head Coach Emy Williams.

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Spartans rally past Demons

Solon overcomes 15-0 deficit for victory over Washington

WASHINGTON– As is custom in Washington at Case Field, local Legion members began to raise the flag to the rat-a-tat of a snare drum roll and the band joined in with the National Anthem. The Washington Demons recognized service men Friday, Sept. 16, during the Class 3A District 5 game against the Solon Spartans, as uniformed members of the military and local firemen and law enforcement were invited by the Demons to join them on the field for the anthem. The back of the Demons’ uniforms bore the words pride, valor, respect and honor in camouflage trim.

No. 3 West Delaware sweeps Lady Spartans

SOLON– The varsity volleyball Lady Spartans were overpowered in straight sets by West Delaware Sept. 13 in Solon.
West Delaware, currently ranked No. 3 in Class 3A by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union, defeated Solon 25-11, 25-14 and 25-22.
The Lady Spartans jumped out to a 3-1 lead in the first set, but West Delaware broke open a 7-7 tie and took control, pushing the lead to six points at 15-9, and then using an eight-point run to close it out.

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Dubuque Wahlert wins, 3-0, over Iowa City West

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy were swept, 3-0, Tuesday, Sept. 13, at home by the Golden Eagles of Dubuque Wahlert in varsity volleyball action. West dropped the first set, 14-25, and though they narrowed the gap in the second and third sets, Wahlert prevailed, 25-19 and 25-21.
Emma Norris led the West offense with a dozen kills, Maddie Fay made 28 assists and Madi Ford had 22 digs. Defensively, Emily Halverson and Fay posted one block assist each.
Mackenzie May led the Golden Eagles with 21 kills.

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Clippers vex the Vikettes

CCA defeats Vinton-Shellsburg, 3-1

VINTON– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity volleyball team pulled off a 3-1 win over the Vinton-Shellsburg Vikettes Thursday, Sept. 15, in Vinton. The Creek Girls took the first set, 25-16, but stumbled in the second set for a 24-26 loss, before taking the third and fourth sets, 25-21 and 25-22.
The Clippers improved to 9-7 and snapped a four-match losing streak.
Shauntina Williams led the Clipper offense with 16 kills. Lauren Helle contributed 10. Zoey Boehme made 23 assists; Riley Hennes had 11 and McKenzie Justice and Hennes made three ace serves apiece. Sheyanne Koethe racked up 34 digs.

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Mustangs gallop past Creek Girls

Independence wins, 3-0, over CCA

North Liberty Leader
INDEPENDENCE– The Independence Mustangs swept the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers, 3-0, in varsity volleyball action on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Independence. The Mustangs prevailed 25-22, 25-20 and 25-20 to drop the Creek Girls to 8-7 on the season. It was the Clippers’ fourth consecutive match loss following three losses in Iowa City West’s Caroline Found Extravaganza on Saturday, Sept. 10.

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Prairie scorches Liberty High football, 53-6

IOWA CITY– Just before the opening kick off Thursday, Sept. 15, at Iowa City West High, Liberty High’s coach Jeff Gordon sounded worried. “They’re good, they’re really good,” he said, nodding across the field at the Cedar Rapids Prairie Hawks.
The Hawks and the Liberty Lightning’s “O (Original) Bolts” clashed in a freshman game, with the Hawks blitzing the Lightning, 53-6.

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Mustangs gallop past Creek Girls

Independence wins, 3-0, over CCA

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INDEPENDENCE– The Independence Mustangs swept the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers, 3-0, in varsity volleyball action on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Independence. The Mustangs prevailed 25-22, 25-20 and 25-20 to drop the Creek Girls to 8-7 on the season. It was the Clippers’ fourth consecutive match loss following three losses in Iowa City West’s Caroline Found Extravaganza on Saturday, Sept. 10.

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CCA 44, Maquoketa 0

Creek Boys 4-0 with blowout win over Cardinals

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MAQUOKETA— What a difference a year makes. Last year, the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers started the varsity football season with an 0-3 record before finishing 5-5 with a first round loss in the playoffs to Maquoketa. This year, the Creek Boys are 4-0 after a 44-0 blowout win over Maquoketa.
Matt Brimeyer led the Clippers’ ground assault with 111 yards on 15 carries. Brimeyer scored one touchdown on a 19-yard run.
Jared Eckrich found the end zone twice during his six carries for 97 yards. Eckrich scampered 31 yards for one of his two touchdowns.

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O’Connor leads the way for CCA runners

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OSKALOOSA– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity boys cross country squad picked up its second team title of the 2016 season with a win Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the Oskaloosa Invitational. The Creek Boys topped the 13-team field with 46 team points, led by freshman Nick O’Connor’s third-place finish in 18:25.6.

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City bests West, 20-7

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IOWA CITY– City High keeps “The Boot,” a bronzed boot traveling trophy, for another year. The Little Hawks claimed it from the West High Trojans, 14-12, in last year’s annual battle of the cross-town rivals, and upset the Trojans, 20-7, Friday, Sept. 16, for the right to keep it another year.
City came into the contest ranked 10th in Class 4A with a 2-1 record, while the Trojans were ranked fifth with a 3-0 showing as they took to the gridiron for the rivalry on their Homecoming night.

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