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Sports

Gnida wins 100th at CPU duals

CENTER POINT– Louis Gnida picked up his 100th win and the Solon wrestlers picked up a dual tournament title Saturday in Center Point.
The Spartans traveled to Center Point to participate in the Center Point-Urbana (CPU) dual meet, and came back with wins over Mid-Prairie (42-37), CPU (49-26, New London (72-12), Clayton Ridge (70-12) and Oelwein (40-33), according to head coach Brooks McLaren.

Spartans win thriller over Williamsburg

Boys pick up two losses at Vinton and Regina

SOLON– It was a rollercoaster ride for the Solon boys’ basketball team last week.
After knocking off Williamsburg at home in heart-stopping fashion Tuesday, the Spartans lost two on the road– by one point to Vinton-Shellsburg and by five points to undefeated Iowa City Regina.
“We have not been our sharpest,” said acting head coach Miguel Villagrana. “We have to find a way mentally to put the game away. The challenge will be there for our kids.”

Rollercoaster ride for Clear Creek Amana girls’ basketball

A close win on Tuesday is followed by hard loss Friday

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TIFFIN — The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) girls basketball team rebounded from their 40-45 loss to Dyersville Beckman with a 41-38 win Tuesday, Jan. 14, at home against Central Clinton-DeWitt, but the week ended on a tough note with a 33-50 loss on the road at West Delaware Friday, Jan. 17.

CCA faces two tough losses in a row

Clipper boys struggle with Maquoketa

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TIFFIN– It’s been a tough season for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers boys’ varsity basketball team with only four wins and (at this writing) nine losses, two of them back-to-back and by 20 points each.
After losing 71-50 to Benton Community on Tuesday, Jan. 21, Steve Ottoson’s Clippers came home for a Friday night tilt with Maquoketa, and found themselves in trouble early before losing, 57-37. The Cardinals improved to 5-9 with the win.

Women of Troy blitz the Bulldogs

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IOWA CITY– Conventional wisdom suggests that when an 8-5 team takes on a 5-7 squad, the lesser-record holding team should have a tough fight on their hands if they have any hope of pulling off an upset.
Conventional wisdom did not take into account what happens when the West High Women of Troy return to the hardwood after a tough loss.

Rough week for the Clippers’ mat men

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VAN HORNE– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers varsity wrestling team had a tough week with a pair of meet losses on Monday, Jan. 20, at Lone Tree, and two more Thursday, Jan. 23, at Benton Community in Van Horne.
In Monday night’s action, English Valley prevailed 39-24. Trevor Thurn (132 pounds) won by fall in 1:42 over Andrew Fisher and Max Moore (285) pinned Corbin Rowe in 1:36. Against Lone Tree, the Clippers fell to the Lions, 57-18.

Trojan wrestlers rock the mats

West sweeps Wahlert and Linn-Mar

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DUBUQUE– Winter weather swept the West High wrestlers off the mats back on Dec. 19. On Tuesday, Jan. 21, the Trojans swept the Linn-Mar Lions and Wahlert Golden Eagles on the mats at Wahlert Catholic High School in the rescheduled double dual.
In varsity action against Linn-Mar, Alex Aguirre (106 pounds), Jackson Voigt (170 pounds), Donovan Doyle (182 pounds), Micah Kelsay (220 pounds) and Kevin Dowell (285 pounds) all won with pins.
In varsity action against Wahlert, Chris Walters (126 pounds) and Tyler Hebl (145 pounds) won by fall.

Hawk men stomp Gophers, 94-73

Hawk Talk

By Don Lund
Sports Writer

I thought the Iowa-Minnesota game was going to be a back-and-forth battle and stay close for the whole game.
I was right… for the first half.
The Hawkeyes trailed by 10, 43-33, with 1:13 left in the first half.
Mike Gesell hits a lay up and then Josh Oglesby goes off, draining three straight 3-pointers to cut the lead to 43-41 at half.
What a difference a year makes.
Josh struggled from behind the arc last season and when he broke his foot before the season, there was talk of a redshirt.
Fran McCaffery had no plans to do that and it paid off Sunday.

Wrestlers roll over Nebraska

By Don Lund
Sports Writer

The third-ranked Iowa wrestlers took out the Nebraska Cornhuskers 22-9 Saturday at Lincoln, but lost some tough matches.
Derek St. John (157) lost his first match of the year when third-ranked James Green knocked off Derek, 9-7.
James beat Derek last year in the Big Ten Tournament, but Derek bounced back and won the Nationals.
Mike Evans (174) has lost two straight to wrestlers ranked higher then he was, but I have to give him credit, he kept attacking in both matches.

Women Split

By Don Lund
Sports Writer

The Hawkeyes’ 88-72 loss to the Michigan State women last Thursday was tough to watch.
Iowa relies on its 3-point shooting, but have won games when they are not hitting from the outside.
Against the Spartans, the Hawks were not only cold from the outside (1-13) but got crushed on the boards 44-29.
Size, balance and quickness were on Michigan State’s side as the Spartans had five players in double figures, the Hawkeyes three.

Solon takes honors at robotics tourney

ALBERT LEA, Minn.– Two of the five teams from Solon Middle School and Solon High School competing at the Dream It Do It Southern Minnesota VEX Robotics Tournament received awards. The tournament was on Saturday, Dec. 14, at Albert Lea High School in Albert Lea, Minn. The tournament was hosted by Riverland Community College.

Spartans send six to finals

Solon wrestles to second place at Ed Hadenfeldt Invitational

SOLON– Solon’s wrestlers crowned one champion but sent five others to the finals Saturday as the Spartans placed second at their own 10-team invitational.
Lance Evans at 220 pounds won by fall in 3:07 of his title match to become Solon’s lone individual champion.
The Spartans finished second to Lisbon, ending the Ed Hadenfeldt Wrestling Invitational with 177, tied with Washington and only five points out of the top spot.