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Sports

Blitzing the Prairie Hawks

Iowa City West rolls over Cedar Rapids Prairie, 70-39

IOWA CITY– West High’s Women of Troy met little resistance Tuesday, Dec. 20, as they overhauled the Prairie Hawks of Cedar Rapids Prairie, 70-39, at home. West quickly built a lead in the first quarter, and was never threatened by Prairie (2-7 overall, 2-3 in Mississippi Valley Conference play).
West took the first period, 22-10, and was ahead 39-20 at the half.

2018 UWW World Cup Coming to Carver-Hawkeye

IOWA CITY– United World Wrestling, the international wrestling federation, has awarded the 2018 Freestyle World Cup to USA Wrestling, which will host the event at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on the campus of the University of Iowa, April 21-22.
The World Cup is the annual international dual meet championships, and features the top eight men’s freestyle wrestling teams in the world. It is one of the most prestigious and important international wrestling events held each year, and will feature many of the top freestyle stars in the world.

Trojans compete in The Battle of Waterloo

West High beats W. Delaware, Mason City and Cedar Falls

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WATERLOO– Iowa City West High’s Trojan wrestlers competed in the 2016 Battle of Waterloo Friday and Saturday, Dec. 16 and 17, at Young Arena. The Trojans were second in pool action with an 84-0 win (all forfeits) over Mason City, a 42-36 loss to Lisbon and a 42-34 win over Cedar Falls. West advanced to bracket play; finishing fourth with a 45-30 quarterfinal win over West Delaware, a 48-21 loss to North Scott and a 41-30 loss in a rematch with rival City High.

West nearly sweeps Warriors on the lanes

Price, Bys and Stark win against Cedar Rapids Washington

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CEDAR RAPIDS– Iowa City West High’s bowlers almost pulled off a complete sweep over the Cedar Rapids Washington Warriors Friday, Dec. 16, at Lancer Lanes in Cedar Rapids.

Knights get action against Linn-Mar Lions

NCJH goes 1-2 against Oak Ridge Middle School

MARION– The North Central Junior High (NCJH) eighth grade girls’ basketball team competed against Oak Ridge Middle School (Linn-Mar) Tuesday, Dec. 20, in Marion.
The Knights went 1-2 against the Lions, playing A, B, and C games.

Scores courtesy Ryan Steward:

A Game: NC 24- Oak Ridge 25
Leaders for North Central:

Hailey Hested had 6 points and 5 rebounds
Livia Williams had 4 points and 10 rebounds
Raquel Trolliet and Jenna Saunders each had 4 points

B Game: NC 30- Oak Ridge 14
Leaders for North Central:

Ashley Dyson had 8 points

North Liberty Recreation Center

Recreational Swim Team
T/Th 6:30-7:30 p.m. Is your child interested in joining a swim team but just not sure if they are ready for the competitive level? If so, our new swim team is perfect. Minimum requirements: Must be able to swim one length of the pool freestyle and one length backstroke. Limited number of participants so sign up early. Contact the NLRC for fees and schedule.
Family Fun Fridays at the aquatic center
Families swim at a reduced price. Standard adult supervision rules apply. No swim on March 17 or April 14. Price is for family of four.
Date Time Family Add’l

Trojans get the best of the Creek Boys

CCA leads through three periods but falls, 58-49

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TAMA– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity boys came close to earning their second win of the season Monday, Dec. 19, on the road in Tama. The Creek Boys held the lead through three quarters of basketball against South Tama, but an 18-point effort by the Trojans in the fourth period capsized and sank the Clippers, 58-49.
CCA won the first period, 19-10, and had a slim 32-28 advantage at halftime. A basket separated the squads at the end of three periods with the Creek Boys up, 42-40.

Hawkeye men cruise over UNI

I thought the Hawks had a good chance of knocking off the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) Panthers last Saturday in Des Moines, but a 23-point win?
Are you serious?
It just seemed like everything Iowa did was successful and everything UNI did wasn’t.
One of the toughest things to teach freshmen is defense.
Not just man-to-man defense, but zone defense, help defense and communicating on defense.
Iowa starts two freshmen, a redshirt freshman, one sophomore and a senior.
Only Peter Jok and Ahmad Wagner played together last season.

Solon High School announces alumni weight room hours

SOLON– The Solon High School weight room will be open for use by alumni.
At no time throughout the school day should any former student be in the high school lifting. The weight room will be available for use from 5-6:30 p.m. during the week until Dec. 22. While school is not in session, the weight room will be available from 12-1:30 p.m. When school resumes on Jan. 3 it will be open again from 5-6:30 p.m.

Solon takes first at North Linn

Spartans suffer narrow loss to fourth-ranked Western Dubuque

TROY MILLS– It takes a team to come out on top.
That’s exactly what the Solon varsity wrestlers proved last weekend at the North Linn Varsity Lynx Invitational. All the Spartans showed up to wrestle Saturday, Dec. 17, in Troy Mills, taking first place ahead of Williamsburg.
“Anytime you can get all 14 wrestlers to place and score points as a team, that’s a great thing,” said Solon Head Coach Blake Williams. “That’s how you’re going to win tournaments like that– getting contributions from all 14, not just the champions.”

Lady Spartans drop two close games to WaMaC foes

SOLON­– Eight points was the difference in two conference basketball games for the Solon varsity girls last week.
The Lady Spartans dropped a pair of close games: at home against Anamosa Dec. 13, and on the road at Beckman Catholic Dec. 16.
Anamosa overcame 24 points by Solon senior Josie Durr with 35 total free throws to pull out a 52-47 win in Solon.
The Lady Spartans played evenly with the Raiders throughout the game. The two teams were tied 9-9 at the end of the first quarter and Solon trailed by two points, 24-22, at the half.

Clippers clobbered by Vikings

CCA falls to 1-3 with 73-38 loss to Vinton-Shellsburg

By Chris Umscheid
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TIFFIN– Vikings have been celebrated in popular lore as a band of ruffians pillaging and plundering all in their path. Tuesday, Dec. 13, the Vikings of Vinton-Shellsburg lived up to that moniker as they rolled over the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers, 73-38, in a WaMaC conference varsity match up in Tiffin.