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Sports

Oct. 25 dodge ball tournament, silent auction to benefit local one-year-old fighting cancer

NORTH LIBERTY – On Oct. 25, Team Avery will host a fundraiser to benefit one-year-old Avery Flick of North Liberty, who is battling a rare form of musculoskeletal cancer. The event, to be held at North Central Junior High School in North Liberty, will include a dodge ball tournament, silent auction and bake sale.
All proceeds will go directly to the Flick family– Justin, Heidi, Payton and Avery– to help with medical and living expenses during Avery’s year-long treatment for rhabdomyosarcoma at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital.

Clipper boys 3rd at IMS Invitational

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WELLMAN– Iowa Mennonite School (IMS) held its invitational cross-country meet Monday, Oct. 6, with the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers participating. The varsity boys placed third in team points with 67 and a total time of 1:30:25.92. Vinton-Shellsburg won the event with 39 points and 1:28:32.27.
Eric Douglass led the varsity boys with a third-place finish in 17:31.20, Dylan Wolfe led the junior varsity (JV) boys with a fourth-place finish in 19:30.52 and Kaylie Barker led the junior high girls with her third-place finish in 13:35.08.

CCA vexes Vikettes volleyball

CCA 3-1 over Vinton Shellsburg

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VINTON– Clear Creek Amana (CCA)’s Clipper varsity volleyball team improved its record to 17-6 overall Tuesday, Oct. 7, with a 3-1 win on the road against Vinton-Shellsburg.

Iowa Hawkeye men reload

Hawk Talk

By Don Lund
Sports Writer
The Iowa Hawkeye men’s basketball team lost two starters from last year, Devyn Marble and Melsahn Basabe. Devyn was the leading scorer and Mel did a great job defensively as well as hitting the boards.
Zach McCabe also had some starts and did a great job of coming off the bench.
The cupboard isn’t bare with three starters back and three other players that have started.
Throw in junior college All-American Trey Dickerson and I like Iowa’s chances.
Media day was last Thursday, Oct. 2, and there was a good vibe in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Solon rolls 54-14

Spartans score on offense, defense and special teams at Central DeWitt

DeWITT– Solon countered Central DeWitt’s triple-option with its own version- scoring on offense, defense and special teams.
The Spartans delivered a convincing 54-14 loss to the Sabers on the road Friday night in DeWitt, dropping Central DeWitt to 3-3 and moving the sixth ranked (3A) Spartans to 5-1.
Brandon Kramer rushed for three touchdowns, Brandan Childs ran for two, Spencer Lawson returned an interception 28 yards for a score and Kramer provided a 57-yard punt return for Solon. Blayze Griffis and Bo Black also hooked up for a 53-yard strike for the Spartans’ final score.

Spartan volleyball host No. 2 (4A) West Delaware

WaMaC title on the line Thursday

SOLON– It’s No. 1 in Class 3A against No. 2 in Class 4A Thursday, Oct. 9, as Solon hosts West Delaware in a match pitting the two top teams in the WaMaC East against each other.
Currently, West Delaware is sporting a 28-0 record going into action Tuesday against Dyersville Beckman, with only a single set lost for the season.
The Lady Spartans, 18-4 heading into a home match against Central DeWitt Tuesday, defeated Western Dubuque last week and made it to the semifinals at a Waverly tournament over the weekend, falling to No. 7 (2A) Grundy Center.

Girls take second at Williamsburg

SOLON– The mid-week pumpkin patch detour did not disrupt the schedule. There are still meets to run, as conference (Oct. 16) and districts (Oct. 23) loom ahead. Solon’s girls racked up a runner-up finish in the four-school Williamsburg invitational Sept. 29. The boys were fourth there in a five-team field.
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West tripped up in overtime

West falls to Bettendorf, 28-27

IOWA CITY– “Gut-wrenching.”
That’s how West High football coach Garrett Hartwig described his squad’s 28-27 loss in overtime to Bettendorf Friday, Oct. 3, at home.
“I got more respect for the 53 men in that room (gesturing toward the locker room) right now than anybody else,” Hartwig said. “At this point in the season, it’s about executing. Bettendorf executed, credit goes to them they’re a great program.” Hartwig said his Trojans were getting better, but “we’re not where we need to be yet.”

Raiders scuttle Clippers’ senior night

TIFFIN– Seven seniors were recognized for their contributions to the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) volleyball program on Senior Night, Tuesday, Sept. 30. Lauren Stopko, McKenzie Fuller, Bailey Butler, Dacia Lipkea, Hanna Stokes, Natalie Brimeyer and Jana Sefzik were honored just before the varsity march with the Williamsburg Raiders.
Unfortunately for the seventh-ranked (in Class 4A) Clippers, the un-ranked Raiders spoiled the special night by winning three games to two in an upset.

Women of Troy fall prey to the Lions

Linn-Mar 3, IC West 2

MARION– The West High Women of Troy traveled to Linn-Mar Tuesday, Sept. 30, for an Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) match-up, and stumbled in the Lions’ den for a 3-2 loss.
West took the first set 25-17, but was dominated in the second for a 25-5 loss. Despite rallying back in the third set the Women of Troy came up on the wrong end of the 27-25 match score. Down two games to one, West High surged to a 25-20 victory to tie the match. The fifth and final set went to the Lions, 15-9.

Clippers roll over Mt. Pleasant 44-6

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MOUNT PLEASANT– A great season got even better Friday, Oct. 3, as the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers sailed into Mount Pleasant and shelled the Panthers 44-6 in Class 3A District No. 5 varsity action.
The Clippers put up 468 yards of offense to 210 for Mount Pleasant. Tanner Bandy was in full attack mode for CCA with 240 yards and four touchdowns, three rushing and one from returning an interception 60 yards in the fourth quarter.

Borde second, Skopec third in West XC meet

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IOWA CITY– West High held its Cross Country Invitational Tuesday, Sept. 30, at the University of Iowa’s Ashton Cross Country Course. Both the varsity boys and girls were second in team points with Johnston taking the girls’ race with 44 team points and a total time of 1:12:37.30. Cedar Rapids Prairie took the boys team title with 57 points and a total time of 1:22:02.74. The Trojans had 75 points and a total time of 1:22:43.24 while the Women of Troy had 87 points and a time of 1:14:08.58.