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Sports

Women of Troy sweep the Muskies and dominate the Bulldogs

Iowa City West advances to state volleyball

IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy had little trouble with the Muskies of Muscatine in a Class 5A regional semifinal volleyball match Tuesday, Oct. 25, at West High, sweeping the visitors, 3-0. West took the first and second sets, 25-11, and finished the match with a 25-12 final in the third set. They advanced to the Region 6 Final Monday, Oct. 31, at West High against Bettendorf, who beat West in late August in tournament play, 2-1, and brought a 20-11 record into the final.

Creek Boys race to 14th place

Sedlacek 42nd, Kaylie Barker 60th at Fort Dodge

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FORT DODGE– Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School was represented in the 2016 State Cross Country Meet Saturday, Oct. 29, in Fort Dodge by the varsity boys and Kaylie Barker.
The Creek Boys placed 14th in team points in the Class 3A meet, which was won by Mount Vernon-Lisbon. Wyatt Sedlacek led the Clippers with a 42nd-place finish in 17:14.1. Barker was the sole Creek Girl to qualify for the meet and posted a 60th-place finish in 20:38.5.

Results as posted by the Iowa High School Athletic Association and the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union
Class 3A Boys

West High runners fifth at state cross country

Nock wins girls race, Ali leads the boys

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FORT DODGE– The Iowa City West High Women of Troy and Trojans both placed fifth in team points in the 2016 State Cross Country Meet held Saturday, Oct. 29, in Fort Dodge.
West’s Bailey Nock won the Class 4A Girls race in 18:06.9, a full three seconds ahead of second-place runner Jessica McKee of Johnston. Johnston took the team championship with 26 points, followed by Dubuque Hempstead (91), City High (121) and Cedar Falls (137) with the Women of Troy fifth with 166.

Williamsburg-CCA swimmers 9th in regional meet

State meet eludes Roberson, Grefe

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PLEASANT HILL– The Williamsburg Raiders swim team, with two Clear Creek Amana (CCA) swimmers (Aariana Roberson and Taylor Grefe), will not be represented at the 2016 State Swimming and Diving Meet in Marshalltown after failing to qualify any events in a regional meet Saturday, Oct. 29, at Southeast Polk High School.
Ames won the Regional Championship with 566 points, while the Raiders placed ninth out of nine teams with 58.

Results as posted by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union

West High XC runners receive MVC honors

Gabby Skopec named Athlete of the Year, Mike Parker named Divison Coach of the Year

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IOWA CITY– Fourteen West High cross country runners earned All-Division honors in the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC). The conference named First Team, Second Team and Honorable Mention picks on Monday, Oct. 24, for both the Mississippi Division (home to West High) and Valley Division.
West High’s Gabby Skopec was named the Mississippi Division Athlete of the Year with coach Mike Parker selected as the Division Coach of the Year. Skopec was also a First Team pick with teammates Bailey Nock and Claire Ronnebaum.

XC Girls on to state

Justus just misses qualifying for boys

“I’m so excited for the kids.”
– Solon coach Emy Williams.
“We wanted to do it for Emy.”

–Solon runner Erin Kerkhoff.

SOLON– When both parties are that excited, something good has to happen. As results went up near the finish line of the Oct. 20 Class 3A state-qualifying cross country meet, it became official. Solon’s girls will be in the starting box at the 2016 state meet.

Solon finishes with 54-14 win at Fairfield

Spartans to face Benton Community in first round of playoffs Oct. 28

FAIRFIELD– The sky was swimming with hues of blue, red, and orange reminiscent of Jerry Moon’s oil landscape painting “Absolution” as the Spartan faithful made their sunset trek southwest to witness Solon’s 54-14 victory over Fairfield on Friday, Oct. 21. The team, once again showing its depth while building team morale by playing several positions deep, amassed 308 yards rushing and 177 yards through the air on offense, and defensively held the Trojans to 181 total yards rushing and 101 total yards receiving.

Mustangs end season for Lady Spartans

Solon falls 3-0 in volleyball quarterfinal

MOUNT VERNON– Solon’s varsity volleyball team saw its hopes for a postseason run shot down Oct. 19 against the Mustangs of Mount Vernon.
Ranked No. 5 in Class 3A, the Mustangs used a 37-19 kill advantage to sweep the Lady Spartans, 25-14, 25-15, 25-7, in a Region 8 quarterfinal match in Mount Vernon.
“I thought we came out aggressive but just couldn’t stop the runs,” said Solon Head Coach Sarah Ferin. “We switched to perimeter defense to help pick up the stronger hits which I think went well considering the amount of digs we had, but offensively we struggled to keep the ball in play.”

A win, but no playoffs for the Clippers

CCA rolls Central DeWitt 42-6 in season finale

TIFFIN– The 2016 varsity football season is over for the Clear Creek Amana Clippers. After a 42-6 win Friday, Oct. 21, at home over Central Clinton-DeWitt, the Clippers had an outside chance at a playoff berth. A few hours later, the Iowa High School Athletic Association released the list of qualifiers, and the Creek Boys were not on it.

Lions chew on O-Bolts in season ender

Linn-Mar defeats Liberty High freshmen, 37-8

IOWA CITY– The first chapter in the story of the Liberty High Lightning Bolts’ Original or O-Bolts football team ended on a sour note. The Linn-Mar Lions devoured the Bolts, 37-8, in the final game of the freshman season Thursday, Oct. 20, at Iowa City West High.

Clear Creek Amana varsity volleyball

Western Dubuque knocks CCA out of tournament chase
Bobcats topple Creek Girls, 3-0

TIFFIN– The 2016 varsity season has ended for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) volleyball girls. Western Dubuque’s Bobcats took a Class 4A regional quarterfinal match, 3-0, Wednesday, Oct. 19, in Tiffin. The Bobcats advanced to the semifinal round with the win.

Clippers to run at state XC meet

Creek Boys and Kaylie Barker will represent CCA in Fort Dodge

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SOLON– Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School’s boys varsity cross country team finished third in team points Thursday, Oct. 20, in a Class 3A state qualifying cross country meet at the Solon Recreation and Nature Area. Mount Vernon-Lisbon won the meet with 29 team points, followed by Marion (60) and the Creek Boys from CCA (90). The finish qualified the team to advance to the state meet in Fort Dodge Oct. 29.