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Sports

Creek Girls rebound against Vikettes

Clipper girls down Vinton-Shellsburg, 51- 48

North Liberty Leader
VINTON– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity girls rebounded from a 62-35 loss on Jan. 22 to Center Point-Urbana and snapped a three-game losing streak as they knocked off Vinton-Shellsburg Tuesday, Jan. 26, in Vinton.
The Creek Girls held off the Vikettes for a 51-48 win, which improved the ball club to 6-10 overall and dropped the Vikettes to 3-14 with their sixth consecutive loss.
Claire Navara led the Clippers with 19 points, including five 3-point goals, supported by Abbi Kinnaird with 10, while the Vikettes were led by a 20-point effort from Jarrica Speidel.

Trojans escape Cougars’ upset bid

IC West boys defeat CR Kennedy, 42-39

IOWA CITY– On paper, it looked like an easy game for the West High Trojans Friday, Jan. 29, as the Cedar Rapids Kennedy Cougars paid a visit in a Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) Valley Division showdown. West entered the contest with an 11-3 record overall and an 8-1 record in the conference, while the Cougars were 5-9 and 3-6.

Trojans escape Cougars’ upset bid

IC West boys defeat CR Kennedy, 42-39

IOWA CITY– On paper, it looked like an easy game for the West High Trojans Friday, Jan. 29, as the Cedar Rapids Kennedy Cougars paid a visit in a Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) Valley Division showdown. West entered the contest with an 11-3 record overall and an 8-1 record in the conference, while the Cougars were 5-9 and 3-6.

Women of Troy upset Cougars in OT

IC West edges past Kennedy, 56-55

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CEDAR RAPIDS– The West High Women of Troy upset sixth-ranked Cedar Rapids Kennedy by one point Friday, Jan. 29, on the Cougars’ home court. West outlasted Kennedy to win, 56-55, after trailing throughout the first half.

Iowa Ranked 4th in the Nation

Hawk Talk

Iowa played two games last week, taking a road trip to Rutgers and winning, 90-76, and hosting Purdue at Carver-Hawkeye Arena last Sunday beating the Boilermakers, 83-71.
The last time the Hawks opened the Big Ten season 7-0 was the Big Ten championship team in 1970 that went 14-0 in the conference.
Talk about an offensive team.

Solon boys heat up against Sabers, Bobcats

IC Regina zone slows Spartans up in 56-42 loss

SOLON– It was nice to be back home for the Solon varsity basketball team, if just momentarily.
The Spartans played their first home game since Dec. 21, hosting Western Dubuque Jan. 22, and came away with a 74-58 victory.
It was the second win in a row for Solon, having been victorious on the road Jan. 19 at Central DeWitt in another high-scoring affair, 81-66.
The two-game win streak was broken over the weekend with a 56-42 loss to Iowa City Regina.
The home cooking started early for the Spartans against Western Dubuque.

Lady Spartans win two, lose two in busy week of action

MOUNT PLEASANT– In a week that featured two sets of back-to-back games, the Solon varsity girls basketball team managed a .500 record.
The Lady Spartans defeated Mount Pleasant and Central DeWitt before falling to Western Dubuque and Iowa City Regina.

Spartans wrestlers go 6-0 in dual action

Solon ups record to 15-3 with wins over Vinton-Shellsburg, Marion

SOLON– The Solon varsity wrestling squad has been taking care of business when it comes to its dual meet schedule.
The Spartans notched dual wins over Waco, Cardinal Community, Maquoketa, Woodward-Granger, Vinton-Shellsburg and Marion in a series of double duals stretching back to Jan. 12.
The Jan. 12 dual with Cardinal Community and Waco wasn’t on the schedule originally, but due to the funeral for Solon senior Tanner Wymer, the Spartans bowed out of participating in a Marshalltown tournament Jan. 9.

Clipper boys mirror December matchup in overtime loss

Benton Community 62, CCA 57

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– It was a kick in the gut for Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Tuesday, Jan. 19, as the Benton Community Bobcats sank the Clipper boys, 62-57, in overtime and snapped a three-game winning streak for the Creek boys.
It was also payback for the Bobcats after the Clippers took an 82-70 overtime win from them back on Dec. 8.

Creek girls take on big dogs of Center Point Urbana

CPU defeats CCA, 62-35

TIFFIN– Entering the contest, some may have seen the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity girls basketball team (5-9) going up against 15-0 and No. 2 (Class 3A) Center Point-Urbana (CPU) as something of a suicide mission. Clipper coach P.J. Sweeney chose to look at it from a competitor’s point of view. “It’s a chance to play against one of the top teams.”
While the 62-35 CPU win Friday, Jan. 22, was never in dispute, the Creek Girls came out guns blazing on their home hardwood.

Iowa City West boys 61, Bettendorf 49

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BETTENDORF– The West High Trojans improved to 9-3 overall Tuesday, Jan. 19, with a 61-49 road win over the Bettendorf Bulldogs. Devontae Lane led West with 17 points in a game that saw the Trojans take a 14-8 lead in the first period and lead, 21-18, at the half. A 20-point barrage by the Trojans in the third and fourth quarters kept the Bulldogs at bay and sealed the win.
Patrick McCaffery (11 points), Wali Parks (10 points) and Alex Henderson (10 points) supported Lane with double-digit scoring. Parks dominated on the boards with 10 rebounds.

Women of Troy win easily over Bulldogs

IC West 68, Bettendorf 28

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IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy had no trouble with the Bettendorf Bulldogs at home Tuesday, Jan. 19, putting the visiting puppies in the kennel with a 68-28 win.
West dominated the first quarter, 22-4, and built a 37-16 lead at the half. An 18-point effort in the third period kept West ahead with a 55-24 advantage, ahead of a 13-point fourth quarter for the win. The Bulldogs were held to four points in the fourth.