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Sports

West JV picks up bowling win over Prairie

IOWA CITY– The Iowa City West high bowlers fell to Cedar Rapids Prairie Friday, Dec. 2, at Colonial lanes in Iowa City. Prairie’s varsity boys defeated the Trojans 2,725 to 2,640, The Prairie Hawk varsity girls won 2,800 to 2,202 and the junior varsity (JV) Prairie girls won 2,245 to 1,764. West High’s JV boys squad, led by Chloe Becker’s 324, won 1,987 to 1,675.
Jacob Fisher led the Trojan varsity boys with 390, Alexie Little led the varsity Women of Troy with 352 and Allison Bys was the top scorer for the West JV girls with 257.

Tigers trip up the Trojans on the lanes

IC West JV girls pick up a win against CF

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WATERLOO– Iowa City West High’s bowling teams traveled to Waterloo Friday, Dec. 9, to Maple Lanes to take on the Cedar Falls Tigers. The Tigers’ varsity and junior varsity (JV) boys prevailed, as did the varsity girls. West High’s JV girls picked up a win for West.

Women of Troy improve to 5-0 with win over Mustangs

IC West claws back to beat Dubuque Hempstead, 59-44

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DUBUQUE– Coach B.J. Mayer and his Iowa City West High Women of Troy improved to a 5-0 record with a 59-44 win Friday, Dec. 9, at Dubuque Hempstead in a Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) varsity match up.

Creek Girls pick up first WaMaC win on the road

CCA handles Benton Community, 50-39

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VAN HORNE– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clipper girls rebounded from a loss to Iowa City Regina with a 50-39 win over fellow WaMaC team Benton Community Tuesday, Dec. 6, in Van Horne.
Claire Navara led the Creek Girls with a dozen points, supported by Karsyn Stratton with 10. The Clippers led throughout with an 11-7 lead after the first period, and a 25-12 halftime advantage. The Bobcats rallied in the third period, out-scoring the Clippers, 14-12, but the Creek Girls poured in a lucky 13 points for the win.

Solon’s Maggie Snider wins second national fencing title

RICHMOND, Va.– Maggie Snider of Solon competed in the USA Fencing North American Cup, taking first place in the Division 1A Women’s Epee event. The event included top youth, college and adult fencers from around the country. 
With this win, Snider clinched first place for the 2016-2017 season of USA Fencing Division 1-A Women’s Epee. This is her second career national title, and her first division win.
Snider trains at the Iowa City Fencing Center (ICFC) with Judy O’Donnell, and she is coached in competition by 2012 USA Olympic Head Coach Roberto Sobalvarro. 

Lady Spartans pick up first win

Solon girls move to 2-2 with win over Washington

SOLON– The Lady Spartans turned up the pressure, and with it came the first win of the season.
Fueled by 28 total steals, half of them from senior Josie Durr, Solon routed Independence 59-24 during a home non-conference varsity basketball game Nov. 29.
Durr led all scorers with 25 points and added eight rebounds to pace the team. Junior Sam Miller added six points, as did junior Brianna Smith and sophomore Gabby Marty. Smith had six rebounds, including four on the offensive glass, while Marty pulled down five boards.

Spartans lose OT thriller to Pointers

Solon drops to 1-1 after opening win at Indee

SOLON– It went down to the wire.
The Solon Spartans and the Center Point-Urbana (CP-U) Stormin’ Pointers took a varsity boys basketball match-up into overtime Dec. 2 in Solon.
CP-U held Solon to just three points in the extra period to prevail, 74-69, handing the Spartans their first loss of the season.
Solon dropped to 1-1, having won the Nov. 29 season opener on the road at Independence, 58-41.

Solon takes 4th at talent-packed Independence tournament

INDEPENDENCE– Solon wrestling proved itself a contender at its first tournament of the season last weekend.
The varsity Solon wrestlers took fourth place at the 25-team invitational in Independence, finishing with 227 team points and a pair of runner-up titles after two days of 3A, 2A and 1A competition.
“I thought we had a pretty strong showing,” said Solon Head Coach Blake Williams. “It was the toughest tournament hands down in the state of Iowa this first weekend.”

Lightning strikes as Liberty boys zap City High Red, 42-39

NORTH LIBERTY– Yet another list of “firsts” for Liberty High School were recorded Wednesday, Nov. 30, at North Central Jr. High in North Liberty. The school, still under construction and not opening until next fall, has fielded freshmen volleyball and football teams under the “Lady Lightning” and “Original (“O”) Bolts” monikers. The players attend Iowa City West High currently, but will transfer to Liberty, and presumably continue to play for Liberty throughout the remainder of their high school careers.

CCA falls 66-34 against Western Dubuque

A rough start for the Creek boys

TIFFIN– Call it the Clippers’ shakedown cruise. The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity boys took to the hardwood Tuesday, Nov. 29, at home to face the Bobcats of Western Dubuque in the 2016-17 season opener. It also marked the debut of new head coach Brandon Clubb. Turnovers, inexperience and losing the rebound battle torpedoed the Creek Boys, leading to a 66-34 loss.

Linn-Mar defeats Iowa City West, 40-26, in wrestling opener

Trojans fall on Lions’ mat

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MARION– The Iowa City West High wrestlers opened the 2016-17 season with a loss Thursday, Dec. 1, on the road in Marion at Linn-Mar High School as they took on the Lions in a duel meet. The Trojan junior varsity fell, 55-12, as Nate Daniels (285 pounds) pinned Linn-Mar’s Zach Hart in 1:39 and Mason Sorge (152) pinned the Lions’ Jared Zieser in 1:31.

Holiday hours at the NLRC

NORTH LIBERTY– Hours for the North Liberty Recreation Center will be adjusted as follows in observance of Christmas and New Year’s:
On Friday, Dec. 23, the recreation center will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
On Saturday, Dec. 24, and Sunday, Dec. 25, the recreation center will be closed.
On Monday, Dec. 26, Friday, Dec. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 31, the recreation center will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
On Sunday, Jan. 1, the recreation center will be closed.
On Monday, Jan. 2, the recreation center will be open limited hours, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.