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Sports

2018 Shrine All-Star Rosters released

Brimeyer, Buchanan will represent CCA and IC West

URBANDALE– The Iowa High School Football Coaches Association has selected the coaches and players for the 2018 Shrine All-Star Football Classic, to be played Saturday, July 21, at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls starting at 4 p.m.
Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Head Coach Gabe Bakker was selected to be an assistant coach for the South Team headed up by Sam Anderson of Urbandale. Matt Malausky of Lenox, Lorenzo White of Woodward Academy, Nick Ehret of Central Lee and Aaron Wiley of Bettendorf round out the coaching staff.

Indians top Creek Boys for the second time

Marion wins, 57-41

TIFFIN– The Marion Indians handed the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity boys basketball team a 57-41 loss on Tuesday, Feb. 13, in the Clippers’ homeport. It was the second time this season the Creek Boys fell to Marion, the first coming Jan. 12, in Marion, when the Indians reigned, 60-37.
The Clippers and Indians were knotted in a 12-12 tie at the end of the first period, but Marion charged ahead to a 26-18 halftime lead and was up 44-27 going into the final quarter.

Creek Boys finish regular season with win

Schwarting’s 18 pts lead CCA past Anamosa, 62-54

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity boys basketball team finished the 2017-18 regular season with a 62-54 win at home over the Blue Raiders of Anamosa Thursday, Feb. 15. The win gave the Clippers a 9-12 record heading into Class 3A substate competition and a shot at the state tournament in Des Moines.
The Creek Boys trailed 12-11 at the end of the first period, but rallied back to a 33-26-halftime lead, and held a 48-43 advantage going into the final quarter.

Warriors deflect Lightning

CR Washington defeats Liberty girls, 66-32

CEDAR RAPIDS– The Liberty High varsity girls basketball team ended the regular season with a 66-32 loss on the road, in Cedar Rapids, at Washington High School. The Warriors pounded the Lightning, 24-13, in the first period and never looked back on their way to their 12th win of the season.
Isabel Smith led the Lightning with 11 points, while Emily Larsen contributed nine and Cora Saunders produced eight. Sam McPherson and Megan Davis were held to only two points apiece on the night.

The pins weren’t kind enough

West High bowlers come up short at state qualifying meet

WATERLOO– Iowa City West High’s green and gold will not be seen at the 2018 State Coed Bowling Tournament on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at Cadillac Lanes in Waterloo. The Trojans and Women of Troy came up a few pins short of qualifying any individuals in a state qualifying meet on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at Cadillac Lanes.

Trojans escape Saints

Iowa City West defeats CR Xavier 54-49 in battle of state champs

Iowa City West defeats CR Xavier 54-49 in battle of state champs
By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
CEDAR RAPIDS– Defending Class 4A champion Iowa City West High defeated the defending 3A champion Saints of Cedar Rapids Xavier 54-49 Thursday, Feb. 15, at Xavier.
The Saints proved to be quite a challenge for the Trojans, taking the first period 12-9 and leading West 28-24 at halftime. Xavier led 40-35 going into the final eight minutes, but the Trojans’ trademark defense kicked in to hold the Saints to a pair of field goals and a smattering of free throws.

Rohret bows out early at state wrestling

CCA’s sole state individual qualifier finishes season 38-15

DES MOINES– Andrew Rohret, Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) only wrestler to qualify for the 2018 state individual tournament, finished the season with a 38-15 record after going 1-2 on the mats inside the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Hawkeye women continue to roll

Hawk Talk

For the third straight game, the Hawkeye women came out strong and finished off the Wisconsin Badgers, 88-61.
It was 23-13 at the end of the first quarter, 45-23 at half and Iowa never looked back.
“I was really happy,” said head coach Lisa Bluder. “We led this game for 39 minutes, it was tied for one minute. I told the team ‘you guys came out and dominated.’ When you dominate a Big Ten opponent at the end of the year that’s a really good thing.”
Balanced scoring and Megan Gustafson being Megan with 25 points in 26 minutes.

Spartans to state dual

Eight Solon wrestlers to individual tournament Feb. 15

WEST LIBERTY– It all came down to the last two matches for Solon.
After rolling to a 45-24 win over Independence in the opening meet of the regional duals Feb. 6 in West Liberty, the Spartan varsity wrestling team faced off with the home Comets for a berth in the 2018 State Dual Tournament.
Despite leading by 17 points midway through the meet, Solon found itself trailing 34-29 with just the 160 and 170 pound matches remaining.
“We knew we had to win both of those matches,” Solon Head Wrestling Coach Blake Williams said. “There was no ifs ands or buts about it.”

Spartans hold off Mustangs

Postseason begins Monday, Feb. 19, hosting Keokuk

SOLON– It was another close win for the Solon boys.
The Spartan varsity basketball team avenged a January road loss with a 67-62 home victory over Mount Vernon Feb. 6.
Solon jumped out to a first-quarter lead, but the two teams battled back and forth in a see-saw affair throughout the game.
The Spartans actually trailed early, but hopped back into the game thanks in part to some early offense from senior Luke Schaeckenbach.

Solon falls prey to Panthers, 73-46

MONTICELLO– The Solon Lady Spartans bid adieu to the 2017-18 Basketball season on Saturday, Feb. 10, following a first-round loss to the Monticello Panthers, 73-46, after ending their regular season on the road Tuesday, Feb. 6, in Mount Vernon, with a loss to the Mustangs, 44-19.

Lady Spartan coach Bishop resigns

SOLON– Lisa Bishop, head girls basketball coach at Solon High School, resigned Monday, Feb. 12, according to Solon Community School District Activities Director Zach Wigle.
“She met with current players earlier today to notify them,” Wigle said in an email.