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Sports

Clippers top LaPorte City-Union to win Davenport Central volleyball tournament

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DAVENPORT– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity volleyball girls won the Davenport Central Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 17. The Clippers went 2-1 in pool play with wins over Central Clinton-DeWitt and the host Blue Devils before falling to LaPorte City-Union.

West High Women of Troy 17th overall in state swimming championship

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MARSHALLTOWN– Six Iowa City West High swimmers competed Saturday, Nov. 7, in the 2015 Girls State Swimming and Diving Championships at the Marshalltown YMCA. Erica and Alison Hsu, Rachel Ding, Elaina Martz, Alleyna Thomas and Ariel Roghair represented the Women of Troy with Erica Hsu finishing second in 200-yard IM in 2:07.33 and fifth in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:05.30.

West fifth at MVC Sophomore Swimming and Diving

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IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy placed fifth in team points at the 2015 Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) Sophomore Swimming and Diving Meet held Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Mercer Park Aquatic Center in Iowa City.
Cedar Rapids Washington won the meet with 392 team points followed by Cedar Falls (346), Cedar Rapids Kennedy (314.5), Dubuque Wahlert (221) and West High (184).

Eight is enough? (I don’t think so)

Hawk Talk

By Don Lund
Sports Writer

Offense, defense and special teams… when you win all three you have a great chance for a victory.
Iowa took out Maryland, 31-15, Saturday at Kinnick Stadium and the Hawkeyes are 8-0.
The offense ran for three touchdowns with three different running backs.
The defense had a pick-six, a shut out in the first half and held Maryland to 241 yards.
Special teams had a blocked punt, a 49-yard field goal and three punts inside the 20.

Hawkeye women’s basketball preview

Hawk Talk

By Don Lund
Sports Writer

What do you do when you have to replace three players who combined to score more points than any trio in the history of the Big Ten?
First, you recruit a top-20 class with point guard Tania Davis, who was named Michigan’s Miss Basketball last year.
Throw in Megan Gustafson, a 6-foot-3 center that scored more points than anyone in Wisconsin, 3,229.
Add Hannah Stewart, a 6-foot-2 center, named Miss Basketball in North Dakota, and add Tagyn Larson, a 6-foot-2 wing who was four-time all-state in South Dakota, and you have a good start.

Coberly finishes in top half of state XC field

By Joe Wilkinson
Special to the Economist

FORT DODGE– Three years ago, Trisha Coberly wasn’t even on the team. Last weekend, she was Solon’s lone runner at the state cross country meet.
In her third year of competition, Coberly made the Class 3A field, and finished 68th of the 139 girls (in 20:49) over the rolling hills at Kennedy Park near Fort Dodge. She earned the berth through her sixth-place finish earlier in the month at the state qualifying meet. This is the first season Iowa high school girls have run 5 kilometers in competition.

Solon kicks its way to 2nd round

Spartans defeat Demons in OT

“Revenge is a dish that tastes best when it is cold.” – Don Corleone, “The Godfather,” 1969.
WASHINGTON– The Spartans listened to the old adage Oct. 28 and defeated the Washington Demons in overtime, exorcizing a week-five loss, 17-14.
Solon traveled south to Case Field in Washington, the site of a less-than-stellar performance in week five, to meet the Washington Demons in the opening round of the Class 3A playoffs.
The evening, wrapped in a cold fall embrace, was a defense-grinding, momentum-shifting chess match of football at its finest. 

Spartans fall to West Delaware Hawks in second round of 3A football playoffs

MANCHESTER– It was a beautiful night for football, Monday, Nov. 2, as the Solon Spartans traveled to Manchester to meet the undefeated West Delaware Hawks. The Spartans fell behind in the first quarter, 7-0, and the Hawks scored again early in the second quarter. But it appeared Solon was on the brink of a repeat of its Wednesday battle with Washington when they rallied just before half with a score. At the half, West Delaware led, 14-7, but Solon seemed ready to start knocking.

Women of Troy to regional final

Third win over City moves West one match away from state

IOWA CITY– Once again, the West High Women of Troy proved conventional wisdom doesn’t count for much, as they showed it is possible to beat a quality team three times in one season. The myth busting occurred Thursday, Oct. 29, as West High faced rival City High in a Class 5A regional semifinal match at West, and won, 3-1. The teams first met on Sept. 8, at West, for the annual “Battle for the Spike,” which the Women of Troy took, 3-2. The rivals faced each other again, later that month, in the Dubuque Invitational with West winning, 2-0.

Cardinals fly away with Clippers’ football hopes

CCA falls, 13-7, in Class 3A playoffs

MAQUOKETA– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity football season came to an end Wednesday, Oct. 28, as the Maquoketa Cardinals knocked them out of the Class 3A playoffs with a 13-7 loss on a cold and windy night in Maquoketa.

CCA volleyball season ends with loss in Marion

Creek Girls dump the Demons, fall to the Indians

MARION– The season ended for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity volleyball team as the Marion Indians sank the Clippers, 3-1, in a Class 4A regional semifinal match Thursday, Oct. 29, in Marion.
The Clippers opened the postseason with a 3-0 win over the Washington Demons at home, in Tiffin, on Monday, Oct. 26, in a quarterfinal round match up. Alyssa Weldon led the Clippers with a dozen kills as the Creek Girls met little resistance with 25-13, 25-8 and 25-12 set wins.

Women of Troy fourth at state cross country meet

Nock finishes seventh for West

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FORT DODGE– The West High Women of Troy cross country squad placed fourth in overall team points Saturday, Oct. 31, at the state meet in Fort Dodge. Urbandale won the Class 4A Championship, followed by Pleasant Valley, Bettendorf, City High and West.
Bailey Nock brought in a top-10 finish with her seventh place showing in 18:41.5. Pleasant Valley’s McKenzie Yanek won the race in 17:55.0.