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Sports

State championship hopes scuttled for Clipper boys

DES MOINES– It wasn’t the ending they wanted, and the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers did everything they could to prevent it. In the end however, the Bluejays of Perry ended the Clippers’ state soccer tournament appearance by handing Tim Benson’s team a 2-1 loss in the quarterfinal round Thursday, June 5, at the Cownie Soccer Park in Des Moines.
It was the third trip in four years for the squad, and the third time a championship was denied them.
Perry dominated the first 10 minutes of the match and scored in the ninth minute for a 1-0 lead.

Trojans knock out Valley, Cedar Rapids Wash at state tourney

DES MOINES– The West High Trojans were well on their way to a third straight state soccer championship when heavy rains at the Cownie Soccer Park in Des Moines on Saturday, June 7, postponed the finals match between West and Johnston to Tuesday, June 10 (during production of this edition).
The Trojans, under coach Brad Stiles, have earned four of the last five state championships. A win against Johnston would mean the first three-peat for boys soccer.

CCA girls go down in regional final

IC Regina 4, CCA 1

TIFFIN– The No. 3 Iowa City Regina Regals sank the State Soccer Tournament hopes of the sixth-ranked Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers Monday night, June 9, in a Class 1A girls’ regional final at Iowa City West.
The Regals ended CCA’s season with a 4-1 loss and a 15-3 record.

Raiders hand Clippers first loss

North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity baseball team split a doubleheader Thursday, June 5, at home with the Blue Raiders of Anamosa, and picked up their first loss of the season.
The Clippers took care of business in game one with a 6-2 win fueled in part by a four-run effort in the fourth inning off of a pair of singles. A Chase Rourke RBI homer in the sixth sealed the win. Anamosa scored one run in the third and one in the fifth.

West High’s Craig commits to Cal State Fullerton

IOWA CITY– West High junior Danielle “Dani” Craig has verbally committed to play basketball at Cal State Fullerton after accepting Coach Daron Park’s scholarship offer to join the Titans’ squad in the fall of 2015, according to a press release from Scott Kibby, West High athletic director.

Hawkeyes look forward

Hawk Talk

By Don Lund
Sports Writer

This is the second part of a two-part story of the Hawkeyes men’s basketball team with assistant coach Kirk Speraw.
Last week we talked about the season, the Big Ten Tournament and the NCAA tournament, which was the first time since 2006 that the Hawks made the big dance.
Iowa had three seniors lead the way and they helped the Hawkeyes win 53 home games in their four-year career.
The 53 wins ties for fourth in program history.
Iowa’s 1988, 2008 and 2009 seniors won 54 home games.
That stat kind of surprised me.