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Sports

Hawk men survive at home

Hawk Talk

The Hawkeye women played one game last week, the men played two. The Iowa wrestlers were at Michigan on Friday and Michigan State on Sunday.

Hawkeye women

Just one day after the Hawkeyes lost in the Outback Bowl and struggled on offense, the Iowa women had the same problem at Penn State, losing 71-58 last week.
The Hawks only trailed 32-31 at half, shooting 50 percent from the floor and 29 percent from 3-point range.
In the third quarter, Iowa was 1-10 from the floor and 0-6 from behind the arc.

Akrum Wadley stays, Greg Davis goes

Hawk Talk

Last week, running back Akrum Wadley said he would be back for his senior season, while offensive coordinator Greg Davis decided to retire.
I tell some of my friends who asked me about Akrum staying or going, the statement head coach Kirk Ferentz made, “I don’t know any running backs in the NFL that weigh 185 pounds.”
Akrum has a chance to be one of the most exciting backs at Iowa since Tavian Banks. No disrespect to Shonn Greene but Shonn didn’t have the moves of Akrum. So if Akrum can keep his weight around 195, we’ll see if he can be a good NFL player.

Hawkeye wrestlers

Hawk Talk

The Hawkeyes started the weekend last Friday by knocking off 15th-ranked Michigan, 31-7.
On Sunday, they crushed Michigan State 44-0 at East Lansing.
You start with Thomas Gilman (125) and Brandon Sorensen (149) with major decisions, Sammy Brooks (184) with a technical fall and it finished with Sam Stoll (285) getting a pin.
Cory Clark (133), who hasn’t wrestled since Nov. 27 but is still ranked No. 1, shut out seventh-ranked Stevan Micic, 2-0.
Second-ranked Michael Kemerer (157) beat 10th-ranked Brian Murphy, 6-3.

Josie Durr scores 27 to help Solon defeat West Delaware, 47-42

SOLON– Solon senior Josie Durr made it happen.
The Lady Spartan varsity basketball team improved to 4-7 on the year with a dramatic, come-from-behind victory at home against West Delaware Jan. 6.
Solon pulled off a 47-42 win after trailing by seven points at half.
It was Durr who did most of the heavy lifting, putting in 20 of her 27 points in the second half while leading the team in steals with eight.
The Lady Spartans scored 34 points in the second half after scoring only 13 in the first.

Solon Wrestlers on a roll

Spartans first at Marshalltown tournament

By Shianne Fisher
Solon Economist
MARSHALLTOWN– After a two-week hiatus from competition, the Solon varsity wrestlers are back to pinning.
And pinning. And pinning some more.
The Spartans have racked up 179 pins so far this season, 33 of them at the Allie Morrison Dual Tournament in Marshalltown last Saturday, Jan. 7.

West Delaware breaks Solon five-game win streak

First quarter proves to be difference

MANCHESTER– The Solon varsity boys broke a five-game winning streak with a 73-59 loss to undefeated West Delaware Jan. 6 in Manchester.
“West Delaware is a very tough venue to compete,” noted Solon Head Coach Jason Pershing.
Pershing said starting junior guard Luke Ira took an elbow to the eye 14 seconds into the game and remained out until the beginning of the second quarter.
“Losing Luke for the whole first quarter was pivotal,” he said.

Liberty Lightning Bolts win, 49-44, over CR Prairie Black

Lightning flashes at Prairie High

CEDAR RAPIDS– Isaac Bender’s 21 points led the Liberty High Lightning Bolts to a 49-44 freshman boys basketball victory Thursday, Jan. 5, at Prairie Point Middle School in Cedar Rapids. The Lightning zapped Prairie High School’s Black Team.
Bender gave Liberty a 4-0 lead but Andre Brandon made it 6-3 after the first of several Prairie 3-point bombs dropped. Prairie took the first period, 7-6, and built a 14-6 lead in the second.

McCaffery scores 1,000th point

Trojans ride roughshod over the Warriors in 92-56 win

IOWA CITY– It’s situation normal at Iowa City West High for the varsity boys basketball team as they continue to roll through the 2016-17 season. In the wake of an 80-71 pre-Christmas loss to Cedar Rapids Prairie, the Trojans rebounded to pound the Warriors of Cedar Rapids Washington, 92-56, Tuesday, Jan. 3, at West High.

CCA edges Maquoketa, 49-43

Creek Girls get past Cardinals

North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity girls basketball team improved to 5-4 on the season with a 49-43 win Tuesday, Jan. 3, at home against the Cardinals of Maquoketa.

Williamsburg cuts down CCA, 60-47, Clippers now 1-8

A rough season got a little rougher Friday, Jan. 6, as the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity boys fell, 60-47, to rival Williamsburg in the Raiders’ gym.
The ‘Burg leaped out to an 18-4 lead at the end of the first period and were up 31-15 at halftime. The Clippers put all hands on deck for a major damage control effort in the third, and put up 22 points to narrow the gap to five points (42-37) going into the final period. Cory Siders led the Clippers with 18 points, including a trio of 3-point baskets. Tate Thomsen added 10 points while Tyler Hallett put in eight.

Maquoketa downs CCA, 73-55

MAQUOKETA– Tate Thomsen’s 24 points weren’t enough to carry the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers past the Cardinals of Maquoketa Tuesday, Jan. 3, in Maquoketa. The Clippers opened 2017 with a 73-55 loss, dropping to 1-7 overall in the WaMaC West Division.
The Creek Boys narrowly won the first period, 16-14, and were up by one point, 27-26, at halftime. The Cardinals flew away with the lead in the third period and held a 52-39 advantage going into the final quarter.

Creek Boys sixth at Linn-Mar’s varsity invitational wrestling duals

Western Dubuque defeats Mount Vernon for championship

MARION– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity wrestlers competed in Linn-Mar’s invitational dual meet Saturday, Jan. 7, and came away with a sixth-place finish overall and a third-place showing in pool action. Western Dubuque defeated Mount Vernon, 61-16, in the championship round while Ankeny Centennial defeated Linn-Mar, 46-22, for third and fourth place, respectively.