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Sports

Spartans compete at WaMaC indoor meet

MOUNT VERNON– The 2014 edition of the Solon boys track team had its first chance to compete at the WaMaC indoor meet, held Saturday, March 22, at Cornell College in Mount Vernon. Team scores were not kept, allowing a variety of athletes to compete in various events.
Results for Solon included:
55 meter dash: Grant Goldsberry, 7.41; Dalton Hoit, 7.61.
200 meter dash: Grant Goldsberry, 25.91; Austin Kennedy, 26.54; Colton Hansel, 26.90; Jackson Walker, 28.93.
400 meter dash: Liam Bell, 1:04.14.
800 meter run: Patrick McGill, 2:20.46; Ben Backers, 2:34.62.

West High’s Lohaus earns INA honors

Mr. Basketball

IOWA CITY– The Iowa Newspaper Association (INA) has named Wyatt Lohaus, a 6’2” senior from Iowa City West High, “Mr. Basketball” for 2014. The organization made its announcement last week along with naming the All-State selections for boys basketball.

West High’s Lohaus, Senior’s Haber named Athletes of the Year

Six Trojans named to MVC All-Division basketball teams

IOWA CITY– The Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) recently announced the 2013-2014 All-Division boys’ basketball teams for the Mississippi and Valley Divisions. Iowa City West High’s Wyatt Lohaus and Dubuque Senior’s Kyle Haber share Mississippi Division Athlete of the Year honors while Senior’s Wendell Elmers is the division Coach of the Year.

Mississippi Division First Team
Kyle Haber, Dubuque Senior, 6’-7” senior*
Wyatt Lohaus, IC West, 6’1” senior*
A.J. Carter, CR Kennedy, 5’11” senior*
David DiLeo, IC West, 6’6” senior*
Jacob Olson, CR Jefferson, 6’0” junior

Women of Troy win 800M sprint medley

West, Creek girls run at ISU indoor

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AMES– St. Patrick’s Day was a long one for the Iowa City West High Women of Troy and Clear Creek Amana girls’ track and field programs as the teams traveled to Iowa State University for the 21st annual Iowa State High School Indoor Classic.
The meet, held in the Lied Recreation and Athletic Facility is said to be one of the premier high school indoor meets, drawing teams from across Iowa by invitation.
The West High 800-meter sprint medley relay squad won their event in 1:52.13. The Creek girls were fourth in the event with 1:56.15.

Women of Troy ready for 2014 track and field season

Success is the expectation, and the goal

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IOWA CITY– “Tradition Never Graduates.” That phrase is seen multiple times in the 2014 Media Guide for the West High Women of Troy track and field program. Thumbing through the 20-plus page publication, one quickly sees why.

Trojans run in Cyclone country

AMES– A day after the Mississippi Valley Conference indoor meet at the UNI-Dome, Iowa City West High sent a detachment of Trojans to Iowa State University for the 21st annual Iowa State High School Indoor Classic. The Tuesday, March 18, invitational meet drew teams from across Iowa.

Hawkeye women win big

Hawk Talk

By Don Lund
Sports Writer
Iowa rolled over the Marist Red Foxes, 87-65, Sunday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena for a first-round victory in the NCAA tournament.
The game was supposed to be close because the Red Foxes had five players averaging in double figures like the Hawks. They were 27-6 coming into the game, Iowa was 26-8, they were a good passing team and played good defense.
There were a few things missing.

Last man standing

By Don Lund
Sports Writer

Tony Ramos has been one of the most exciting wrestlers at Iowa for the last four years. The 133-pound senior from Illinois was missing two things– a Big Ten championship and an NCAA title.
Two weeks ago he won his first Big Ten title and last Saturday at Oklahoma City he picked up his first NCAA championship.
Tony scored two nearfall points in the first tiebreak to defeat Wisconsin’s fifth-seeded Tyler Graff, 3-1, in overtime.

Lions & Tigers & Wildcats?

Hawk Talk

When the Hawkeyes lost their last regular season game to Illinois, 66-63, I thought, or was hoping, that game was going to be the low point of the season.
I really hate it when I’m wrong.
The 67-62 loss to Northwestern last Thursday was not only the lowest point of the season, it came against a team that Iowa has beaten five straight times, the last two times by over 25 points.
Fran McCaffery has some major challenges ahead and the main ones are not even related to Iowa basketball.
I don’t have any kids, but still I couldn’t imagine finding out your 13-year-old son has a tumor.

5K fun run/walk in honor of Brett Smith will be held in Solon on April 5

Keeping his memory alive

SOLON– Although Brett Smith passed away nearly two years ago, his memory is still strong in the hearts of his friends, family, and community.
Sarah Drea and Brady Smith, first cousins of Brett, are organizing an untimed running and walking event in honor of their family member.
“It’s just a way for us to remember him and share in his memory,” said Drea. “It’s something that’s not sad. We just thought it would be a good way to keep his memory out there, get together, and celebrate his life.”

Three in a row, way to go!

DES MOINES– In 1952, the Davenport High School’s boys’ basketball team won their third consecutive state tournament championship. In 1984, the Royals of Cedar Rapids Regis achieved the “three-peat.” No other team has done that since.
Until last week, when Bergie’s Boys rolled into “The Well.”

Four state track qualifiers return to team

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TIFFIN– A record number of athletes have joined the ranks of the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) boys track and field team, and that gives coach Tony Brack a reason to be optimistic.
“This will provide a developing depth to our team,” the coach said. “The future of CCA track and field will continue to dominate with our experienced upperclassmen leading and helping our new members.”