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Sports

IC West wins, 122-48, over Waterloo East

North Liberty Leader
CORALVILLE– It was the battle of the swimming Trojans as the West High Women of Troy met, and soaked, the Trojans of Waterloo East Tuesday, Oct. 6, at the Coralville Recreation Center for a dual meet. West dominated the meet with wins in all events except the 400-freestyle relay for a 122-48 victory.
West High is in action again Saturday, Oct. 17, for a diving invitational at Marshalltown Community College starting at 10 a.m., as well as the Mississippi Valley Conference swimming championships at Cedar Rapids Jefferson, which start at noon.
Results:

Women of Troy fall prey to Tigers

Cedar Falls knocks off West, 3-1

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CEDAR FALLS– The West High Women of Troy fell 3-1 Tuesday, Oct. 6, to the Cedar Falls Tigers in the Tigers’ cage. Cedar Falls took the first two sets, 25-17 and 25-13, before West High rallied to a 28-26 win in the third set. Unfortunately for West, the Tigers ended the night with a 25-19 win in the fourth set.
Ali Tauchen led West’s offense with 13 kills, followed by Emma Norris (11) and Chandler Haight (7). Kei Lang served up three aces and Tauchen had three solo blocks.

Hawks get defensive

Hawk Talk

I’ve never been a big fan of low scoring games.
I didn’t mind the 12-10 game against Michigan in 1985.
Iowa was ranked number one, Michigan number two and, of course, Iowa went to the Rose Bowl that year.
The 6-4 win at Penn State, in 2004, saw Iowa go 10-2 that year, and tied for the Big Ten championship.
They finished with the last-second-win in the Capital One Bowl, 30-25, over LSU.
Also, there was the 7-6 win at Penn State in 1975.
I was a manager, but didn’t go to the game.

Spartans blank Central Clinton Dewitt Sabers, 41-0

Spartans return to Paradise

There was something about the crescendo of excitement, as AC/DC howled “Back in Black” and Guns and Roses’ belted out “Paradise City” through the scoreboard speakers, when the Spartans returned to their home field Friday, Oct. 2, that had everyone on the edge of their seat.
The crisp football air, the chilling breeze and the roar of the home team filled the night, as the Solon Spartans blanked the Central Clinton Sabers, 41-0, on Friday night.

Solon second at Williamsburg

WILLIAMSBURG– The power of a point.
Solon’s and Williamsburg’s girls could not have been much closer in the point spread Tuesday, Sept. 29, at Williamsburg’s seven-team cross country invitational. As the fifth and final scoring runners cleared the finish line, though, it was the Raiders 34-35 over the Spartans for the meet win.
Solon’s boys also grabbed the runner-up plaque; again with Williamsburg taking first, with a 32-43 margin.

Girls down to the wire

Western Dubuque sweeps Lady Spartans

Digging for a Cure Cancer Night Oct. 13

SOLON– The Lady Spartans will look for an uplifting end to their regular season Tuesday, Oct. 13.
The Solon varsity volleyball team will honor seniors Mikayla Long, Dakota Doyle and Josey Hajek for the final home game of the year hosting Anamosa.
The Lady Spartans will also be hosting a fundraiser, “Digging for a Cure Cancer Night,” featuring a silent auction, bake sale and 50/50 raffle with all proceeds to benefit the Hall-Perrine Cancer Center.

Lions roar in IC

Linn-Mar knocks down Women of Troy, 3-0

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy suffered a 3-0 loss (25-16, 25-23, 25-19) at the hands of the Linn-Mar Lions Tuesday, Sept. 29, in an MVC Valley Division match-up.
The Lions were the seventh-ranked team in Class 5A in the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union’s Sept. 24 rankings, while the Women of Troy were in the number eight spot.

MS boys win, varsity girls and boys third, MS girls fourth in Clipper’s cross country meet

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– With the University of Iowa’s Ashton Cross Country Course out of service for this season, and likely next season as well, the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers had to find a new location for their home meet. Centennial Park in North Liberty proved to be an ideal venue and on Monday, Sept. 28, the Clear Creek Amana Invitational was run.

West swimmers win, 104-82, over Linn-Mar

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MARION– The West High girls swimming and diving team picked up another win Tuesday, Sept. 29, as it defeated Linn-Mar, 104 to 82, in the Lions’ pool.
Alison Hsu won the 200 freestyle and 100 backstroke, Alleyna Thomas won the 200 individual medley and 500 freestyle, Elaina Martz won the 50 freestyle and Erica Hsu won the 100 butterfly and 100 freestyle. Erica Hsu, Jennifer Du, Martz and Ariel Roghair combined to win the 200 medley relay while Alison Hsu, Mae Grahs, Martz and Thomas took the 200 freestyle relay.

West JV wins City High Invitational, 4-0

Women of Troy knock off City High and Solon in volleyball

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IOWA CITY– The West High junior varsity volleyball squad won the City High Junior Varsity Invitational Thursday, Oct. 1, with a perfect 4-0 performance.
West knocked off Solon, Dowling Catholic, City High and Burlington.

Team rankings:
IC West 4-0
City High 3-1
Dowling Catholic 2-2
Solon 1-3
Burlington 0-4
Results:
IC West defeated Solon 21-9, 21-3
IC West defeated Dowling Catholic 15-21, 21-17, 15-10
IC West defeated City High 21-19, 21-12
IC West defeated Burlington 21-7, 21-8
City High defeated Burlington 21-7, 21-8

North Central Jr. High runners compete in Bud Williams Invitational x-country meet

Hoefer takes second for girls, Dowling finishes fourth for boys

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WEST BRANCH– The North Central Knights cross country squads participated in the junior high division of West Branch’s Bud Williams Invitational Thursday, Oct. 1.
For the girls, Katie Hoefer was second in 13:21.4, Camille Mac was sixth in 13:39.6, Isabel Machlab was eighth in 13:42.9 and Maddy Negley finished 10th in 13:46.1.
On the boys’ side, Eddie Dowling finished fourth in 11:35.1, Peter Woodward was sixth in 11:45.1 and Isaac Bender finished 10th in 11:49.2.

Results:

Hawks soar to 4-0 start

Hawk Talk

By Don Lund
Sports Writer

In my preseason stories about the Hawkeye football team, I thought if Iowa opened the football season 3-1 they could have a good year.
They are 4-0 and you can’t do any better than that.
The Big Ten season starts this Saturday at Wisconsin.
For the rest of the season, the Hawks will probably be underdogs to the Badgers, Nebraska, Minnesota and maybe Northwestern.
Wisconsin, Nebraska and Northwestern are on the road, while the Hawks host the Gophers in a night game at Kinnick Stadium Nov. 14.