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Sports

Creek Girls escape Lightning Bolts

CCA tops Liberty, 64-58

North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity girls basketball team picked up a pair of wins Friday, Jan. 5, and Saturday, Jan. 6, extending its winning streak to five games and improving its record to 6-4. The Clippers defeated Central Clinton, DeWitt, 50-38, Friday night and faced the Liberty Lightning in a varsity girl-boy doubleheader on Saturday afternoon.
The Bolts fell, 55-32, Tuesday, Jan. 2, at home to Dubuque Hempstead and were topped 64-58 by the Creek Girls for their second-consecutive loss and a 5-7 record.

Creek Boys top double dual

CCA wrestlers defeat CPU and Liberty High

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CENTER POINT– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity wrestlers swept a double dual (triangular) meet Thursday, Jan. 4, in Center Point versus the Stormin’ Pointers of Center Point-Urbana (CPU) and the Lightning (Bolts) from Liberty High.
The Clippers edged past the Pointers, 42-41, with Andrew Rohret (145 pounds), Kyle Pitlick (195), Jonah Upah (285) and Sam Stevens (113) all winning by fall over CPU’s Dylan Clark, Collin Bantz, Derek Besick and Matt Hearn.

Iowa City West clobbers Dubuque Wahlert

Women of Troy fry the Golden Eagles, 76-28

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DUBUQUE– Iowa City West High’s Women of Troy improved their varsity basketball record to 8-2 Friday, Jan. 5, on the road at Dubuque Wahlert Catholic High School. West High fried the Wahlert Golden Eagles, 76-28, and delivered Wahlert’s fifth loss in a row and a 3-8 record.
West High exploded out of the gate with a 26-point effort in the first period while giving up only 10 points. West led 48-18 at halftime and held a very comfortable 62-24 lead going into the final period.

Trojans split on the lanes

West boys win, girls lose to Waterloo East

West boys win, girls lose to Waterloo East
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WATERLOO– It was Trojan vs. Trojan Friday, Jan. 5, as Iowa City West High’s bowlers faced Waterloo East’s squads at Cadillac Lanes in Waterloo.
The West High Trojan varsity boys defeated the Waterloo East Trojans 2,989 to 2,558 with West’s Corey Roth winning the match with 449. West High’s junior varsity (JV) boys won 2,049 to 1,783 with Justin Thomas winning with 335.

Brands has a 5-0 day for West High

Wrestling Trojans go 2-3 at annual Lepic Dual

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IOWA CITY– Iowa City West High’s varsity Trojan wrestling program hosted its annual Lepic Duals Saturday, Jan. 6 and finished with a 3-2 record on the day.
Fort Dodge took the team championship with New Hampton-Turkey Valley (NHTV) taking the runner-up spot.
The Trojans defeated Pleasant Valley and Quincy (Ill.) Senior, but fell to Fort Dodge, Lewis Central and NHTV.

Mustangs snap Lightning girls’ streak

Liberty falls, 55-32, to Dubuque Hempstead

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NORTH LIBERTY– Liberty High’s varsity girls basketball team ended 2017 with a four-game winning streak, but one day into the new year, it came to a jarring halt as the Mustangs of Dubuque Hempstead stampeded over the Lightning, 55-32, in North Liberty.
Liberty’s defense held the Mustangs to six points in the first period, but only put up three of their own. Hempstead held the Lightning to two points in the second for a 17-5 advantage at halftime.

Clipper finish ninth at Linn-Mar’s duals

Stevens and Rohret go 5-0 for CCA

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MARION– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity wrestlers took ninth-place team honors Saturday, Jan. 6, at the conclusion of Linn-Mar’s dual meet tournament. The Clippers had a 2-3 showing in five duals, which improved the squad’s record to 4-3 so far this season.
Sam Stevens and Andrew Rohret were undefeated on the day at 5-0 each while Tanner Cochran had a 4-1 day and Grant Jensen went 3-1 for the Creek Boys.

Sabers sink Creek Boys

Central DeWitt defeats CCA, 64-52

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DEWITT– A 22-point effort by Clear Creek Amana’s Darius Moore wasn’t enough to sail the Clippers past the Sabers of Central Clinton, DeWitt Friday, Jan. 5, in DeWitt. The Sabers sank the Creek Boys, 64-52, and snapped a four-game losing streak in WaMaC Conference battle of East vs. West.
The Clippers took a 19-13 lead at the end of the first period and held a 30-27 advantage at halftime. The game stagnated in the third period with a 38-all tie going into the final quarter, where the Sabers pulled ahead for the win.

Liberty High tops Fairfield, 46-44

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FAIRFIELD– Liberty High’s varsity boys basketball team ended 2017 with a three-game losing streak, falling to a 3-6 record in their debut season. The Bolts and head coach Stu Ordman started the New Year with a win, pulling past the Fairfield Trojans, 46-44, in Fairfield, on Tuesday, Jan. 2.

Wrestlers take down Spartans

Hawk Talk

The Hawkeye wrestlers took down Michigan State last Friday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, 49-6, which included six pins, but the big news was the debut of super freshman, Spencer Lee.
Spencer was rated the top recruit in the nation last year and the Hawks did a great job of recruiting him.
The only problem was… Spencer got a pin in 46 seconds.
The crowd still exploded for the freshman from Pennsylvania.

Hawkeyes women

Hawk Talk

The Iowa women had two games last week.
They started out with a road trip to 13th-ranked Maryland and lost, 80-64.
You start with the balance Maryland has. They came into the game with seven players averaging double figures.
Iowa only has seven players in the rotation.
The Hawks tied Maryland with points in the paint at 30 apiece, but the Terrapins had a 29-7 advantage on points off turnovers as Iowa turned the ball over 23 times.

Men play three

Hawk Talk

The Hawkeye men’s basketball team had three games last week; two at home and one on the road.
They started the week getting knocked off by Michigan, 75-68.
The Wolverines, who came into the game shooting 39 percent from 3-point range, shot 53 percent in the first half, 44 percent for the game.
They made 11 threes, Iowa made six.
Iowa, which has a deep bench, was outscored 37-17 on bench points, lost the turnover battle, 18-9 and was behind 10-2 on fast break points.
Not getting back on defense and leaving open shooters had the Hawks’ five-game winning streak stopped.