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Sports

West High Trojans trounce SE Polk Rams, 42-17

IOWA CITY– The West High Trojans opened the 2016 varsity football season in grand fashion Friday, Aug. 26, by trouncing the Southeast (SE) Polk Rams , 42-17, in Iowa City.

Women of Troy win swim season opener

IC West swims past CR Jefferson, Williamsburg

IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy opened the 2016 swimming and diving season hosting Cedar Rapids Jefferson and Williamsburg on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at the Coralville Recreation Center. West defeated Williamsburg, 153 to 26, and Jefferson, 94-92. The J-Hawks also sank the Raiders, 147 to 28.

Experience propels Women of Troy cross country team

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IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy cross country team won the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) title last year, was the second-place squad in district competition and took fifth place in team points at the state meet. Coach Mike Parker thinks they can contend for the top spot in all three this year.
With 19 years at West, Parker has the experience to make that kind of a prediction, and his varsity lineup has the experience to back it up.

Women of Troy win Prairie invitational

Nock takes second

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CEDAR RAPIDS– Iowa City West High’s Women of Troy opened the 2016 cross country season with an appearance in the 32nd (Cedar Rapids) Prairie Invitational Meet Saturday, Aug. 27, at Prairie High School. West High won the women’s varsity 5K run with 50 team points beating out Cedar Falls (65), Waukee (120), Linn-Mar (135) and Monticello (158) in the top five.
Bailey Nock led the Women of Troy with a second-place showing in 20:07.

Trojans 3rd at Prairie invitational

Freshman Greiner leads West with fourth-place showing

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CEDAR RAPIDS– Iowa City West High’s Trojan cross-country team made its 2016 debut at the 32nd (Cedar Rapids) Prairie Invitational Meet Saturday, Aug. 27, at Prairie High School. The West High varsity boys were third overall and third in the Black Division behind meet champion Prairie and runner-up Waukee.
Kolby Greiner, a freshmen, led the Trojans with a third place finish overall and fourth place showing in the division in 16:50.

CCA finishes 16th overall at Prairie invitational

Creek boys run with the big dogs

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CEDAR RAPIDS– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) boys cross country team opened the 2016 season with a trip to Cedar Rapids Prairie and the 32nd Prairie Invitational on Saturday, Aug. 27. The Clippers were 16th overall out of a 20-team field and finished sixth in the 10-team Orange Division.

Creek girls run in Prairie XC invitational

Freshman Barker leads CCA with 32nd-place showing

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CEDAR RAPIDS– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) girls cross country squad opened the 2016 season by competing in the 32nd (Cedar Rapids) Prairie Invitational Meet Saturday, Aug. 27, at Prairie High School. The Creek Girls were 19th overall in team points and 10th in the Orange Division.
Kaylie Barker, a freshman, led CCA with a 32nd-place finish overall and eighth-place showing in the Orange Division in 21:35.

Women of Troy dump V-ball Hawks

IC West wins 3-1 over Cedar Rapids Prairie

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CEDAR RAPIDS– The West High Women of Troy opened the 2016 season with a 3-1 win over Cedar Rapids Prairie High School Tuesday, Aug. 23, in the Hawks’ nest.
West took the first set, 25-23, dropped the second set, 19-25, but rallied back to win the third and fourth sets, 25-23 and 25-18, respectively.
Colby Greene led West with 11 kills, backed up by 10 from Emma Norris. Tina Fay and Aubrey Sowers led in assists with 19 and 11 respectively, while Norris made 20 digs, Gabi Delsing came up with 18 and Spice Ford made 13. Greene also had four ace serves in the contest.

Solon team wins EIGA tournament

SOLON– Solon’s Lake Macbride Golf Course hosted the Eastern Iowa Golf Association (EIGA) Tournament Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 13 and 14, and Solon’s team won with a two-day total of 1,465.
Eight teams and 108 golfers participated in the two day tournament, with Dyersville second with a score of 1,504, and Mount Vernon third with 1,511.

Friday night the lights on

Spartans look to improve on last year’s six-win season

SOLON– The final dress rehearsal was held Friday, Aug. 19, for the Solon Spartans’ 2016 football season with the new high school auditorium, nearing completion, as a back drop. The lights were tested, the football team scrimmaged– their final preparation before the season– and the fall athletes were introduced.
As the scrimmage was taking place, Solon alumni Marshal Koehn, playing for the Miami Dolphins, and James Morris, playing for the Dallas Cowboys, squared off in NFL preseason football.

The tradition starts now

Liberty High’s Bolts gird for gridiron

NORTH LIBERTY– They’re the first football team for the still-under construction Liberty High School, but being “first” isn’t tops on their list of concerns.
For the 21 West High freshmen who make up the Liberty Lightning’s inaugural team, it’s more about building a legacy for the “Bolts” who will follow them.

Three seniors lead Creek volleyball

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TIFFIN– This is Jackie Clubb’s third year at the helm of the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity volleyball program and she has three seniors to lead the way on the floor.
The Creek Girls finished 2015 with a 23-16 record overall and a 4-3 WaMaC conference West Division showing good for fourth place. Two seniors from the 2015 crew were lost to graduation: Alyssa Weldon and Ashley Prusha. Weldon, a unanimous First Team pick for WaMaC All-Conference honors, was a setter and outside hitter while Prusha was a middle hitter.