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Sports

Four conference dual victories

Spartans take down Western Dubuque

TIFFIN– The Spartan varsity wrestling squad moved its dual meet record to 17-5 on the season with a pair of conference sweeps.
Solon traveled to Tiffin Monday, Jan. 21, for a rescheduled double dual with Clear Creek Amana (CCA) and Center Point-Urbana. The Spartans overcame an early Clipper lead for a 46-24 win, then blew past the Stormin’ Pointers, 54-21.
Thursday, Jan. 18, Solon headed up to Epworth for a double dual with Western Dubuque and Central DeWitt. The Spartans overwhelmed the Sabers, 47-24, and scored a solid victory over the Bobcats, 40-24.

Solon girls drop two, now 5-11

Girls hit a skid on the courts

EPWORTH– The week started Tuesday, Jan. 16, with a loss at home, 32-21, to the Central DeWitt Sabers and continued to tumble Friday, Jan. 19, in Epworth with a loss to the Western Dubuque Bobcats, 63-38.
The slow, low-scoring affair on Jan. 16 was the result of four very close periods, however the Lady Spartans were unable to summit a quarter.

CCA nips Benton Community, 73-69

Creek Boys get third win upsetting Benton Bobcats

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity boys earned their third win of the 2017-18 season in a hard-fought upset against Benton Community Tuesday, Jan. 16, at home. The win improved the Creek Boys’ record to 3-9, while the Bobcats took a dip to 7-6.

Liberty Girls fall to ranked teams

A tough week for the Lightning

CASCADE– Liberty High’s varsity girls basketball team hit a rough patch in its inaugural season, going winless since the start of 2018 after a four-game winning streak to close out 2017.
The Lightning fell Tuesday, Jan. 16, on the road in Dubuque at Wahlert Catholic High School with the Golden Eagles flying high on a 60-38 win. Wahlert improved to 4-10, matching the “Bolts.”

CCA slips past CPU on the road

Another win for the Creek Boys

CENTER POINT– Coach Brandon Clubb and his Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity Clippers earned a hard-fought win Friday, Jan. 19, on the road as they upset the Stormin’ Pointers of Center Point-Urbana (CPU) 52-50 in the Pointers’ kennel in Center Point. The win followed a Tuesday, Jan. 16, home win over Benton Community and boosted the Creek Boys to a 4-9 showing while dipping the Pointers to 7-7.

CCA girls fall 55-31 to CPU

Pointers take a bite out of the Creek Girls

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity girls had a rollercoaster week as they cruised past Benton Community 56-23 on Tuesday, Jan. 16, on the road and returned home to face the No. 5 team in Class 4A, the Stormin’ Pointers of Center Point-Urbana (CPU) on Friday, Jan. 19. The Pointers bit the Clippers, 55-31, dipping the Creek Girls’ record to 8-6 overall.

Liberty falls to undefeated North Linn, 85-52

Bolts mauled by Lynx

TROY MILLS– Liberty High’s varsity boys basketball team suffered its third consecutive loss Tuesday, Jan. 16, as it fell 85-52 to the undefeated Lynx of North Linn in Troy Mills. Despite the final score, the Lynx faced a challenge from the “Bolts,” who even with a 33-point deficit gave North Linn their second-closest game of the season. The Lynx held off Monticello by 28 points earlier the season, their tightest game, thus far.

Women of Troy fall to out of state Raiders

Bollingbrook wins, 61-58 in OT

IOWA CITY– The Iowa City West High Women of Troy suffered their third loss of the season on Monday, Jan. 15, as the Raiders of Bollingbrook, Ill. spent part of Martin Luther King Jr. Day in an interstate varsity contest at West High. The Raiders knocked off the West High squad, 61-58, in overtime.

Liberty wrestlers fall in Mount Vernon

Mustangs and Trojans short out the Lightning

MOUNT VERNON– The Liberty High varsity wrestlers had a tough night on the mats Thursday, Jan. 18, in Mount Vernon as they squared-off against the Mount Vernon Mustangs and South Tama Trojans in a double dual meet.
The Mustangs dropped the Lightning, 63-16, with Kaleb Williams (138 pounds) winning by fall over the Mustangs’ Seth Moore in 3:20, Ashton Barker taking a 12-1 major decision (MD) from Mount Vernon’s Mitchell Louwagie and Klein Thoensen (152) pinning the Mustangs’ Andrew Louwagie in 1:18.

West High swimmers win divisional title

Trojans second in MVC swimming Super Meet

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IOWA CITY– The Cedar Falls Tigers won the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) swimming Super Meet Saturday, Jan. 20, at the University of Iowa’s Aquatic Center in Iowa City. The Tigers edged out the Iowa City West High Trojans, 331-305, for the honors. The Trojans topped the divisional rankings, however, with 491 points to runner-up Linn-Mar’s 465.
Izaak Hajek won both divisional and super meet titles in the 100-yard butterfly with a 52.02 seconds effort.

MVC Super Meet results for Iowa City West High

Trojans first loss of the season

Cedar Falls edges Iowa City West High, 55-54

CEDAR FALLS– Even the smoothest running machine is prone to malfunction at times, and that includes the machine that is Iowa City West High’s varsity boys basketball team. The Trojans, who have rolled over 10 consecutive opponents, had their perfect record scrapped, 55-54, in an upset loss to the Cedar Falls Tigers on Tuesday, Jan. 16, in Cedar Falls.

West wrestlers defeat Jefferson and Xavier

Trojans sweep J-Hawks and Saints in double dual

CEDAR RAPIDS– Iowa City West High’s varsity wrestlers had a successful evening Thursday, Jan. 18, sweeping a double dual meet with the Cedar Rapids Jefferson J-Hawks and the Saints of Cedar Rapids Xavier, at Xavier.