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Sports

Clippers split with Golden Hawks in doubleheader

CCA boys win 62-46, girls fall 56-42 to Mid-Prairie

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TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity basketball teams split with the Golden Hawks of Mid-Prairie, Wellman, in a boys/girls doubleheader in Tiffin on Monday, Feb. 8.
The Creek Girls fell, 56-42, to open the night of basketball. Erin Navara led CCA with 11 points with 10 points from Abbi Kinnaird. Claire Navara added nine points, all from three-point goals. The Clippers trailed, 9-8, after the first quarter but were tied, 20-20, at the half. The Golden Hawks pulled ahead in the third period and put the game away with a 20-point effort in the fourth quarter.

West High third at district meet

Five Trojans advance to state wrestling tournament

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BURLINGTON– Five West High Trojan wrestlers advanced out of a Class 3A district meet to compete at the State Individual Tournament Thursday, Feb. 18, through Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Wells Fargo Arena in downtown Des Moines.
Hans Von Rabenau, Nelson Brands, Carter Rohweder, Nate Kelsay and Donovan Doyle qualified at the 3A-2 meet in Burlington on Saturday, Feb. 13. Von Rabenau was the 106-pound runner-up, Brands was the 138-pound District Champion, Rohweder was the 160-pound runner-up while Kelsay was the 170-pound runner-up and Doyle won the 195-pound competition.

No three-peat, but four new state records for West High

McGlaughlin, Scott, 200 and 400 freestyle relay teams take gold at state swimming meet

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MARSHALLTOWN– While the West High swimmers were thwarted in their efforts for a third consecutive state championship Saturday, Feb. 13, at the YMCA in Marshalltown, they have four brand new state meet records, and shiny gold medals, to reflect upon with pride.
Mark McGlaughlin, a senior, won the gold in the 200-yard IM and 100-yard freestyle, setting new records in both at 1:46.91 and 43.64 seconds respectively. Will Scott, also a senior, earned gold in the 50-yard freestyle while also setting a new record with his 20.29 seconds effort.

West bowling splits with the Rams of Dubuque Senior

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IOWA CITY– The West High Trojans and Women of Troy split with the Rams of Dubuque Senior in the final bowling match of the regular season Friday, Feb. 12, at Colonial Lanes in Iowa City. The West varsity and junior varsity (JV) girls were victorious, with the varsity winning 2,505 to 2,352 and the JV winning 1,838 to 1,748, while the varsity and JV boys fell 2,940 to 2,759 and 2,512 to 2,381 respectively.

CCA’s Murphy, Jensen 4th in district meet

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TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School hosted the Class 2A District 4 wrestling meet Saturday, Feb. 13, which was won by Mediapolis. Washington, Williamsburg, Union-LaPorte City, Center Point-Urbana, Vinton-Shellsburg, Columbus Community, West Burlington-Notre Dame-Danville, Benton Community, Fairfield and the host Clippers rounded out the field of competitors battling for the right to advance to the State Individual Meet in Des Moines.

Iowa ranked 4th in nation

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The Hawkeye men played two games last week, taking down Penn State, 73-49, at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, then traveling to Illinois Sunday and winning, 77-65.
Good defense, Adam Woodbury getting a career-high 15 rebounds and 28 bench points helped Iowa win its 15th straight home game against the Nittany Lions.
In the win at Illinois, Woody came through with 14 rebounds, 10 points and led the team with four assists.
The big guy from Sioux City has grabbed 10 or more rebounds on five of the last six games.

MS robotics team qualifies for regional

MASON CITY– On Saturday, Jan. 16, Team #367D, Trial and Error, with students Kaleb Burkum, Mason Dibble and Ethan Swan, were the alliance tournament champions at the Lincoln Robotics Tournament in Mason City.
They qualified to compete in the Heartland Regional VEX Robotics championship Feb. 26-27 in Omaha, against 31 other qualifying middle school teams from Iowa and Nebraska.
The team also qualified to compete at the US Open VEX Robotics Championship with the top 100 middle school teams in the United States, April 7-9.

Spartans send nine to districts

Solon second to Mt. Vernon; Spartans qualify for regional dual meet Feb. 9

CASCADE– A total of nine Spartan wrestlers will advance to the district meet Saturday, Feb. 13, at Central Clinton of DeWitt.
Solon’s varsity wrestling squad took second place overall at the sectional meet held Saturday, Feb. 6, at Cascade, just points behind of first place Mount Vernon. The Mustangs took the team scoring with 244 points, just a nip and a tuck ahead of Solon with 240.5. Dubuque Walhert was a distant third with 157.5 points, while host Cascade, Monticello and Anamosa rounded out the bottom half of the standings.

The difference a day can make

Lady Spartans go 1-1 in back-to-back games

MANCHESTER– The Lady Spartans hit the road to Manchester late in the week to meet the West Delaware Hawks on Thursday, Feb. 4– a make-up of the first match-up of the season which was postponed from early January.
The change in the game, or the change in start time to 6 p.m., or the weather change or something changed and threw Solon’s play for a loop, and they fell uncharacteristically to the Hawks, 49-29.

Solon boys fall to Maquoketa

SOLON– If Solon only had been playing against Maquoketa’s Abe Kinrade and Jon Ernst, it would have been a two-point win.
Unfortunately, five other players scored for Maquoketa Feb. 5 in Solon, handing the Spartans their fifth loss in a row, 69-52.
Kinrade and Ernst each had 25 points for the Cardinals, almost eclipsing the whole of Solon scoring. With the win, Maquoketa avenged a Jan.12 home loss (92-78) at the hands of the Spartans.

West knocks off CR Jefferson and Xavier

Two nights, two games, two wins for Trojans

IOWA CITY– Two nights, two games and two wins.
That’s how Iowa City West High’s Trojans spent Friday and Saturday, Feb. 5 and 6.
Bergie’s Boys blasted the J-Hawks of Cedar Rapids Jefferson, 102-74, in the J-Hawks’ nest on Friday and returned home for a match-up against Cedar Rapids Xavier, which was rescheduled from Tuesday, Feb. 2. The Trojans sullied the Saints, 72-55.

Creek Girls win two in a row

CCA knocks off Williamsburg, Independence in consecutive games

TIFFIN– Put two more wins in the book for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity girls basketball squad. The Clippers knocked off rival Williamsburg, 51-35, Thursday, Feb. 4, at home and put away the visiting Mustangs of Independence, 44-35, 24 hours later.
Erin Navara led the Creek Girls with 18 points (including three 3-point goals) against Williamsburg, backed up by Be DeShaw’s 12. Claire Navara scored nine (all 3-point goals) in the game, which was a make-up of a weather postponement from Tuesday, Feb. 2.