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Sports

Women pick up road win against Stringer

The Iowa women also picked up a big road win at Rutgers, coached by Vivian Stringer, and bringing back a 79-72 victory.
When you look at some of statistics, you wonder how the Hawkeyes got their second Big Ten win of the season.
You start with rebounds– Iowa lost that battle 41-34 with Rutgers grabbing 18 offensive rebounds.
The Scarlet Knights also shot 16-18 from the free throw line while the Hawks were 10-22.
How did the Hawkeyes come through?
You start with the best 3-point shooter in Iowa history.

Road win

By Don Lund
Sports Writer
Anytime you can open the season with a road win, it’s a good start all around.
The Hawkeye men’s basketball team went to Columbus last week and held off the Ohio State Buckeyes, 71-65.
The Hawks played solid defense, won the rebound battle 37-29, made shots down the stretch and got good play from the bench.
This is the second game in a row that Peter Jok started.
Peter came out strong, hitting a couple of free throws, a 3-pointer and a jump shot to help the Hawkeyes build a 19-10 lead with six minutes gone in the game.

Spartans win big at Saber Invitational

take second at Solon duals

SOLON– The Solon Spartan varsity wrestlers settled for second place at the Solon Dual Tournament over the weekend.
Solon fell to Cedar Rapids Prairie, 56-12, in the championship match after defeating Dallas Center-Grimes, Interstate 35, Prairie City Monroe (PCM) and Muscatine earlier in the tournament, held Saturday, Jan. 3.
Cole Fritz (138 pounds), Kade Steuhm (145), Graeson Dall (152) and Logan Linderbaum (285) were undefeated through the five dual meets, and were the only Solon wrestlers to score points against Prairie in the championship round.

Eighth grade Spartans win tournament

The eighth grade Solon Spartans were the tournament champions at the Texas Roadhouse Tournament on Dec. 7 in North Liberty.  Team members pictured include: (front row) Lucas Born, Ian Johnson, Colton Spillman and Michael Simpson; (back row) Rocky Lensing, Clay Gerdin, Trevor Schuchman, Carson Yakish, Adam Bock and Coal Flansburg. (contributed photo)

Trojans roll over Prairie Hawks

IC West, 76, Cedar Rapids Prairie, 40

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– Connor McCaffery led Iowa City West to a 76-40 Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) win over the visiting Prairie Hawks from Cedar Rapids Prairie Friday, Jan. 2.
McCaffery, a sophomore, put up 18 points to top all scorers in a game that was overshadowed by the sophomore game, which preceded it.
It took four overtime periods to settle that contest, with Prairie pulling out the 88-83 win. In contrast, the varsity Trojans’ win seemed anticlimactic.

Bounce back win

Hawk Talk

After two straight losses to instate rivals, the Hawkeye men’s basketball team needed a win to get some confidence back.
They got that last week with an 80-70 win over the North Florida Ospreys.
North Florida came into the game with a 7-5 record with one of their wins coming at Purdue, 73-70.
They also lost to UNI, 66-49, and Northwestern, 69-67.

Hawkeyes roll

The Penn State women came to Carver-Hawkeye Arena last Sunday.
The Nittany Lions are in a rebuilding stage, coming into the game with a 3-8 record. Last year, they were 24-8, 13-3 in the conference and won their third straight Big Ten conference championship.
I thought the Hawkeyes would play them tough at home but never expected a 77-52 blowout.
Iowa jumped out to a 16-1 lead, led 41-24 at half and cruised to its first Big Ten win of the season.

Clipper wrestlers top Indians, fall to Trojans

CCA splits in South Tama

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TAMA– Clear Creek Amana (CCA) wrestlers took a dual meet with the Marion Indians Thursday, Dec. 18, at South Tama High School, and then fell to the host Trojans.
Luke Wingert took a 12-3 major decision over Marion’s Aaron Cleppe in the 106-pound match, CCA’s Daniel Brechtel won his 113-pound match by pinning Ian Kelly and Ethan Taylor took a 5-1 decision from the Indians’ Kyle Van Meter in the heavyweight match.
CCA’s Jordan Delaney won by fall in the 120-pound match against South Tama while Quinn Murphy pinned the Trojans’ Lansin Lacina.

Trojans take Little Hawk swimming invitational

Keen, 200 medley and 400 freestyle relays set meet records

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IOWA CITY– The West High swimmers continued their winning ways Saturday, Dec. 20, by winning the Little Hawk Invitational at the Mercer Park Aquatic Center. The Trojans took the meet with a top team score of 389 while the City High Little Hawks placed fifth.

Trojan wrestlers compete in the Battle of Waterloo

WATERLOO — The Trojans of Iowa City West High fought through six dual meets over two days as they competed in the Battle of Waterloo Friday and Saturday, Dec. 19 and 20 at Young Arena in downtown Waterloo.
The Trojans split the tournament with wins over Western Dubuque, Crestwood and Pleasant Valley but fell to Union, North Scott and Valley, West Des Moines.
West travels to City High on Thursday, January 8 to take on the rival Little Hawks in a varsity, JV and JV reserve meet starting at 6:00 p.m.

Iowa City West (ICW) 39.00 Epworth, Western Dubuque (EWD) 28.00

IC West swimmers 96, CR Kennedy 74

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CEDAR RAPIDS– Iowa City West High’s swimmers splashed the Cedar Rapids Kennedy Cougars 96-74 Tuesday, Dec. 16, at Kennedy High School.

Jake Rudock

Hawk Talk

Jake Rudock has received mixed reviews in his second season as a Hawkeye signal caller.
Some fans think C.J. Beathard should be the starting quarterback.
Jake just finished his junior year with a bowl game coming up. In two seasons, he’s passed for 34 touchdowns, which is the eighth-most in program history and has a 14-10 record as a starter. Jake has 4,787 yards passing, which is also the eighth-most in school history.