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Sports

It don’t come easy

The headline was a song in 1971 by Ringo Starr which really tells the story about the Hawkeye football season.
The Minnesota Gophers were in town last Saturday at Kinnick Stadium and to say the game was electric would be an understatement.
The black-out crowd, the retro all-black jerseys and when they played “Back in Black” like they do to start the game, you knew it was going to be special.

Solon Parks & Rec Department

Girls Basketball: The game schedule is posted on the Solon Parks and Recreation website.

Bettendorf sweep Women of Troy 3-0

Women of Troy face relentless Bulldogs

CEDAR RAPIDS– Their nickname is the Bulldogs, and the Iowa City West High Women of Troy found out how tenacious, tough and relentless Bulldogs can be as Bettendorf swept them 3-0 in a Class 5A State Volleyball Tournament quarterfinal match Tuesday, Nov. 10, at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids.
“I told the girls they’re a relentless team,” West coach Randy Dolson said after the match. “No matter what we hit at them, or served at them… they were in-system most of the afternoon. They hit extremely hard and put the pressure on us… and kept us out of system more.”

Parker named girls Coach of the Year

West athletes earn MVC All-Division cross country honors

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IOWA CITY– The 2015 Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) All-Division cross country selections were released on Sunday, Oct. 25, with several Iowa City West High athletes named to spots on the Valley Division First Team, Second Team, Honorable Mention and Academic rosters.
West High girls coach Mike Parker was named the Division Coach of the Year while City High’s Tom Mittman was named for the Mississippi Division.

Weldon, Koethe are named to divisional First Team

Five Clippers named to WaMaC All-Conference volleyball teams

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TIFFIN– Five Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity volleyball players were named to the 2015 WaMaC Conference West Division volleyball teams. The conference released East Division and West Division selections on Monday, Oct. 26.
In the West Division, home to CCA, Marion’s Roxanne Paulsen was named the Coach of the Year.

Women of Troy earn 2015 MVC All-Division Swimming honors

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IOWA CITY— The Mississippi Valley athletic Conference (MVC) released its picks for 2015 All-Division Girls Swimming honors on Monday, Nov. 2. Iowa City West High’s Erica Hsu was named the Valley Division Swimmer of the Year while Dubuque Hempstead’s Megan Schill was named for the Mississippi Division. Cedar Falls’ Dick Marcussen and Cedar Rapids Kennedy’s John Ross were, both, named Valley Division Coaches of the Year with Cedar Rapids Washington’s Megan Lewis picking up the Mississippi Division Coach of the Year honors.

The magic continues, 40-10

Isn’t it fun to wake up Sunday morning after Iowa wins, like they did at Indiana, 35-27, last Saturday?
Sunday, I got up around 6:30 a.m., watched the Big Ten Channel and The Final Drive.
I can’t believe Nebraska beat Michigan State 39-38 on a controversial call at the end.
I read the Gazette, got online around 7:30 a.m. and went to Hawk Central.
I like to read three or four stories about the Iowa game before I start writing.

Spartans exit 3A football playoffs in second round

MANCHESTER– Arguably it was the best night for football this season on Nov. 2 when the Solon Spartans traveled to meet the West Delaware Hawks. A season of wins and losses looking like an EKG culminated in Manchester as the Spartans departed the playoffs at the hands of the Hawks, 37-14.

Women of Troy to state tournament

Women of Troy Sweep Lions 3-0 in regional final

MARION– The West High Women of Troy avenged a pair of regular season losses to the Linn-Mar Lions with a 3-0 sweep Tuesday, Nov. 3, in a Class 5A regional final match, and earned their second consecutive state tournament appearance.

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).