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Sports

Spartans send six to finals

Solon wrestles to second place at Ed Hadenfeldt Invitational

SOLON– Solon’s wrestlers crowned one champion but sent five others to the finals Saturday as the Spartans placed second at their own 10-team invitational.
Lance Evans at 220 pounds won by fall in 3:07 of his title match to become Solon’s lone individual champion.
The Spartans finished second to Lisbon, ending the Ed Hadenfeldt Wrestling Invitational with 177, tied with Washington and only five points out of the top spot.

Solon scores 89 in win

Spartans knock off WaMaC West leader Bobcats

SOLON– Third quarter defense was a specialty for the Spartans last week.
Solon’s varsity boys posted a pair of double-digit home wins against West Delaware and Benton Community.
Against the Bobcats, the leaders of the WaMaC West, Solon scored the most points of the year (89) and chalked up its largest margin of victory (33).
In both games, the 56-36 win over West Delaware and the 89-56 win over Benton Community, the Spartans throttled the opposing offense in the third quarter and stomped on the offensive pedal, outscoring the two teams by a combined 32-11.

Lady Spartans fall to Beckman

Girls pick up win OT win at BC

SOLON– The Lady Spartans fell to both Dyersville Beckman and West Delaware last week, but took Benton Community to overtime for a win Friday night.
The Beckman matchup was a makeup of a game wiped out by the weather in December, and the Lady Spartans made an impressive fourth-quarter comeback before falling, 45-36.
Freshman Josie Durr put in 14 points to lead Solon in scoring. Nichole Oberthien led in rebounding with eight. The Lady Spartans shot six free throws for the night, while Beckman went to the line 26 times.

CCA takes two out of three matches at home

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TIFFIN– It was a full night of wrestling in the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) gym Thursday, Jan. 16, as the Clippers hosted the Huskies of Highland, the Cardinals of Maquoketa and the Mustangs from Mount Vernon.
Seven forfeits carried the Clippers past the Huskies 42-34 in a dual meet which saw the Creek boys struggle as Connor Murphy lost a 14-5 major decision, Trevor Thurn was pinned in 14 seconds, Jujaun Kimber fell in 43 seconds and Brandon Chalfant went down in 1:28.

Business as usual for West High

Trojans knock out Jefferson J-Hawks, 79-49

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader

IOWA CITY– After the bump in the road that was the end of their 60-game undefeated streak the week before, the West High Trojans were back in their groove, conducting business as usual on the hardwood Friday.
The Trojans entertained the Cedar Rapids Jefferson J-Hawks Friday night, Jan. 17, and took care of business with a 79-49 victory.

Trojan wrestlers split on the road

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ALBIA– West High wrestlers were in action Tuesday, Jan. 14, at Albia where they met the Blue Demons and the Trojans from Fairfield. Albia prevailed 58-24 over West, but the Iowa City Trojans handled their southern cousins, 54-27.
Mitchell Boxwell pinned Albia’s Jacob West in 5:04 in a 220-pound match while Blake Moser pinned the Blue Demons’ Trever Blackford in 2:13 in the heavyweight match.