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Sports

Rohret is second, Taylor third and Murphy takes fourth place at Solon

Clippers 11th at Solon’s Ed Hadenfeldt Invitational

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SOLON– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers varsity wrestling crew placed 11th in team points Saturday, Jan. 16, at Solon’s Ed Hadenfeldt Invitational. Lisbon won the event, which featured the host Spartans along with Washington, Albia, Center Point-Urbana, West Liberty, Wapello, Vinton-Shellsburg, Iowa Valley, Cedar Rapids Prairie, North Cedar and West Branch as well. CCA earned 57.5 points, putting them behind Prairie (58), but ahead of North Cedar (40) and West Branch (38.5).

Strong second half powers Clippers past Indians

CCA boys 56, Marion 47

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MARION– A 41-point second half effort boosted the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers boys’ varsity basketball squad past the Marion Indians Friday, Jan. 15, on the Indians’ hunting grounds.
Marion opened with an 11-7 lead after the first and was up 22-15 at the half. The Creek Boys unleashed a 21-point barrage in the third period while holding Marion to 16 points. CCA added 20 points in the fourth quarter while limiting Marion to only nine for the win.

Trojan varsity bowlers split on the lanes with the Lions

Wood, Lovell lead West team

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IOWA CITY– West High varsity bowlers split with the Linn-Mar Lions Friday, Jan. 15, with the boys winning 3,053 to 3,033 and the girls falling 2,425 to 1,985 at Colonial Lanes.
Patrick Wood led the Trojans with 499 while Samantha Lovell was the Women of Troy’s top bowler with 297.
The West High junior varsity (JV) teams topped the Lions with the boys winning 2,349 to 2,330 and the girls winning 1,826 to 1,617. Ryan Stark led the JV Trojans with 421 while Shatiana Cooper led the Women of Troy with 259.

Iowa City West boys best Linn-Mar Lions, 77-71

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IOWA CITY– The West High Trojans improved to 8-3 overall with a 77-71 win over the Linn-Mar Lions in Iowa City Jan. 15.
The Lions took a 19-15 lead at the end of the first period and held a 38-37 advantage at the half despite a 22-point effort by West. The Trojans took the lead in the third period 57-53 before holding on for the win.
Wali Parks had an outstanding night for West with 24 points. Devontae Lane (16 points), Patrick McCaffery (14 points) and Nate Barnes (13) provided support in a game that saw Connor McCaffery and Tanner Lohaus sidelined due to injury.

Trojan wrestlers compete at Midwest Shoot Out

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BETTENDORF– West High’s wrestlers competed in the Midwest Shoot Out hosted by Bettendorf High School on Saturday, Jan. 16, with teams from Antioch (Ill.), Assumption, Benilde-St. Margaret (Minn.), Bettendorf, Burlington, Camanche, Davenport West, Johnston, Kearney (Mo.), Newton, Oswego East High School (Ill.), Oswego High School (Ill.), Pleasant Valley, Urbandale, Waterloo West, Waukee and Waverly-Shell Rock.
Donovan Doyle was the champion at 195 pounds, Nelson Brands was third at 138 pounds and Carter Rohweder was fifth at 160 pounds, as was Guy Snow at 220.

Iowa City West boys best Linn-Mar Lions, 77-71

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IOWA CITY– The West High Trojans improved to 8-3 overall with a 77-71 win over the Linn-Mar Lions in Iowa City Jan. 15.
The Lions took a 19-15 lead at the end of the first period and held a 38-37 advantage at the half despite a 22-point effort by West. The Trojans took the lead in the third period 57-53 before holding on for the win.
Wali Parks had an outstanding night for West with 24 points. Devontae Lane (16 points), Patrick McCaffery (14 points) and Nate Barnes (13) provided support in a game that saw Connor McCaffery and Tanner Lohaus sidelined due to injury.

Clipper boys win over Independence

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TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clipper boys varsity basketball squad improved to 5-5 overall with its second win in a row Tuesday, Jan. 12, as they put down the Mustangs of Independence, 57-54.

Spartans third at Ed Hadenfeldt invitational

Solon wrestlers finish home meet behind Lisbon, Washington

SOLON– The Spartan varsity wrestlers placed third in a crowded field at Solon’s Ed Hadenfeldt Invitational Jan. 16.
Trevor Nelson provided the lone title at 160 pounds, but the Spartans were boosted by two second-place finishes, and three fourth- and fifth-place showings.
“I thought our guys wrestled pretty well,” said Solon Head Coach Blake Williams. “This was by far the toughest tournament we have been in so far. There were many ranked wrestlers in this tournament, including a number of number-one ranked wrestlers in the state. This was good preparation for the end of the year.”

Lady Spartans win fourth in a row, then stumble against Mustangs

SOLON– The Lady Spartans varsity basketball team started the week on Tuesday, Jan. 12, by extending its winning streak to four in a row defeating the Maquoketa Cardinals, 51-32.
However, the Mount Vernon Mustangs stole their momentum Friday, Jan. 16, beating Solon, 62-46.

Spartans lights out against Maquoketa before falling to Mustangs

MAQUOKETA– It’s been a hard winter for the Solon Spartan varsity basketball team.
The Spartans overcame a four-game slide Jan. 12 with a convincing 92-78 road win over Maquoketa, handing the Cardinals only their third loss of the season.
Solon broke the game open in the second and third quarters, out-scoring Maquoketa 48-23 in those two periods, entering the fourth quarter with a 62-43 lead. The Cardinals were held to 12 and 11 points in the second and third quarters.

Iowa men 3-0 in the Big Ten

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The Hawkeyes took care of business last week with a 77-66 win over Nebraska at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
This had to be a tough game for the Hawks to get up for.
They opened the Big Ten season with a win over No. 1 Michigan State at home and then beat 13th-ranked Purdue on the road before they played Nebraska, which lost its first two Big Ten games.
Iowa was down 10-0 before Jarrod Uthoff got warmed up.

Spartan wrestlers edge Hawks, dominate Sabers

SOLON– The varsity Solon wrestlers swept a meet with West Delaware and Central DeWitt Jan. 7, moving to 9-3 on the dual season.
The Spartans edged out West Delaware, 37-34, and then dominated Central DeWitt, 45-18.
“The West Delaware meet was very close,” said Head Coach Blake Williams. “Each team won seven matches, but we had more bonus points. Of our seven wins, five of them were by fall and one was a major decision. That was the difference in the meet.”
The match started at 126 pounds, and Ben Carr put the Spartans on the board with a 39-second pin over West Delaware’s Jordan Rausch.