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Sports

CR Washington Warriors snap Women of Troy’s winning streak

Cedar Rapids 60, Iowa City 51

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CEDAR RAPIDS– The West High Women of Troy’s perfect record ended at six wins Friday, Dec. 18, on the Cedar Rapids Washington Warrior’s basketball court as Wash took a Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) varsity contest, 60-51. West held a one-point lead at the end of the first quarter but were down one point at halftime. West trailed 35-33 going into the final period where the Warriors unleashed a 25-point attack for the win.
Maddie Huinker led West with 11 points followed by Logan Cook with 10.
The loss dropped the Women of Troy to 6-1 overall and 5-1 in MVC play.

Bounce back Saturday

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It was bounce-back Saturday for both the men’s and women’s basketball teams last weekend.
The men took care of Drake, 70-64, in Des Moines, while the Hawkeye women beat Bradley, 60-53, at Carver-Hawkeye Arena last Saturday afternoon.
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The Hawks won the first game of the Big Four Classic in Des Moines while the University of Northern Iowa took care of fourth-ranked Iowa State, 81-79, in the second game.

Lady Spartans back on track against Anamosa

ANAMOSA– The Lady Spartans traveled north to Anamosa to meet the 2-4 Raiders Tuesday, Dec. 15, and returned home one win closer to .500 on the basketball season. They got back on the winning path defeating the Anamosa Raiders, 42-32.
Brianna Smith put the Lady Spartans on top in the opening minute of the game with a 3-point shot, and the Spartans didn’t look back.
The Lady Spartans doubled up the Raiders in the first period, 13-6. Bryce Hinkel sank a shot with four minutes remaining in the half to put Solon up, 23-9.

Solon comeback falls short against Anamosa

SOLON– Faced with a 13-point deficit to open the fourth quarter, the Solon Spartans clawed their way back to within a point, but it just wasn’t enough.
Despite a gutsy comeback, the Spartans suffered their first loss of the varsity basketball season Dec. 15 in Solon, falling to the Anamosa Raiders, 50-45.
Anamosa jumped out to a 10-point first quarter lead, and the two teams played evenly until the final period, when Solon outscored Anamosa, 12-4.

Solon runner-up at North Linn tournament

TROY MILLS– The Spartan varsity wrestlers continued to fare well in weekend tournaments, taking second place at the North Linn Varsity Lynx Invitational Dec. 19.
Cole Fritz (145 pounds) and Trevor Nelson (160) were crowned tournament champions for Solon.
Nelson pinned quarterfinal opponent Colton Caldwell of North Fayette in 1:40, then earned a technical fall over Cameron Bantz of Center Point-Urbana (CP-U) and a 12-4 major decision over Owen Grover of Beckman in the final. He remained undefeated on the season with a 14-0 record.

West’s Women of Troy vanquish Lady Trojans

IC West 63, W’loo East 12

IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy maintained their perfect record in the 2015-2016 season, improving to 6-0 with a 63-12 blowout over the Waterloo East Lady Trojans on Tuesday, Dec. 15, at West High.
While it was an easy win for West, it wasn’t a perfect game.
“Those games are hard to play,” West coach B.J. Mayer said afterward. “I think we kind of thought, maybe, we’re better than them, so sometimes when that happens… you play sloppier, or like you don’t have to concentrate as much.”

Trojans no trouble for Clipper boys

CCA 59, South Tama 39

TIFFIN– A 20-point first quarter gave the Clear Creek Amana Clippers clear sailing to a WaMaC conference win Friday, Dec. 18, at home as the South Tama Trojans were sunk, 59-39. Cal Miller and Jake Neubauer each sank a 3-pointer in the first period, with Miller also scoring on a steal and easy layup. Late in the period, Evan Downes swiped the ball and took off down court for two of his eight points.

Trojan swimmers stay undefeated with win over Kennedy

IC West 110, Kennedy 60

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CORALVILLE– West High’s swim team remained undefeated Tuesday, Dec. 15, after sinking the Cougars of Cedar Rapids Kennedy, 110-60, at the Coralville Recreation Center.
Lane Griffis won the 200- and 500-freestyle events, Mark McGlaughlin won the 200-individual medley and 100-freestyle while Will Scott won the 50-freestyle and 100-butterfly and Ben Berhow took the 100-breaststroke.
McGlaughlin, Aidan Keen, Scott and Brennon Keen won the 200-freestyle relay while Scott, Aidan Keen, McGlaughlin and Noah Bruns won the 400-freestyle relay.

IC West wins over Dubuque Senior and Cedar Falls in wrestling triangular

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IOWA CITY– The West High wrestling Trojans took both sides of a triangular meet Thursday, Dec. 17, at home against the Dubuque Senior Rams and the Tigers of Cedar Falls.
West’s varsity won, 56-19, over Dubuque, with Donovan Doyle (220 pounds), Carter Rohweder (160 pounds) and Nate Kelsay (182 pounds) winning by fall and Nelson Brands (138 pounds) winning, 24-6, by technical fall. Rohweder got his pin in 38 seconds.

Hawks lose twice at Ames

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It was tough enough when the Hawkeye football team lost to Michigan State 16-13 in the Big Ten football championship game a couple weeks ago in Indianapolis.
Last week, both the men’s and women’s basketball teams lost in consecutive nights to the Cyclones.
The football loss was a back and forth contest in which the Spartans led going into the fourth quarter but Iowa regained the lead and kept it until 27 seconds were left on the clock.

Hawk wrestlers are still undefeated

The Iowa wrestlers knocked off 11th-ranked Rutgers, 29-6, last week at Carver.
The Hawks had upset wins at 157 pounds (Edwin Cooper) and 285 (Sam Stoll).
Rutgers was ranked 17th at 157 and sixth at 285.
“It’s good because it’s my first ranked win,” said Stoll. “I know there’s more I could have done in the match.”
Iowa had technical falls at 125 pounds (Thomas Gillman, 21-6) and 149 pounds (Brandon Sorenson, 21-6).

Double-digit wins keep Solon unbeaten

Spartans shoot lights-out in conference wins

SOLON– It’s a 4-0 start for the Solon varsity boys basketball team.
The Spartans continued the undefeated start to the season with a 67-45 win over Central DeWitt at home Dec. 8 and a 77-64 victory over Western Dubuque on the road Dec. 11.
In both games, Solon jumped out to an early lead, shot a high percentage from the floor and enjoyed a marked advantage at the free throw line.
The Spartans limited the Sabers to 13 first-half points in the Dec. 8 home win.