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Sports

Tigers maul Creek Boys hopes for return to The Well

Christian Withrow leads CCA with 17 points in 69-58 substate loss to Grinnell

TIFFIN The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity boys basketball team had a stellar season with a 12-game winning streak and a second consecutive WaMaC West Championship on the way to a 16-2 conference record. However, an encounter with the Grinnell Tigers in a Class 3A-Subtate 6 quarterfinal contest at home on Monday, Feb. 22, resulted in the end of the season for the Clippers as the Tigers gouged out a 69-58 win to advance.

Bolts survive Wildcats

Kelby Telander leads Liberty in 4A substate semifinal with 19 points in 58-50 victory

NORTH LIBERTY The Liberty High varsity boys basketball team survived a Class 4A Substate 6 semifinal round game against the Davenport North Wildcats on Friday, Feb. 26, at home. The 58-50 win advanced the Lightning to the Substate 6 final on Tuesday, March 2, against Pleasant Valley at Bettendorf, a neutral site, with the winner claiming a berth in the 2021 Class 4A boys state basketball tournament.

Four Trojans named to MVC All-Division Bowling teams

Bys, Roberson, Turnblom and Brackett earn Honorable Mention

IOWA CITY– Four bowlers on Iowa City West High’s varsity squads earned Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) Honorable Mention. The MVC released its All-Division Bowling selections on Wednesday, Feb. 24, with Ryan Bys, Stirlen Roberson, Neena Turnblom and Jordynn Brackett picking up Honorable Mention in the Valley Division.
Bys, a junior, bowled 24 games with a total of 4,516 pins, a high game of 255, and a high score of 469. Roberson, a junior from Clear Creek Amana, also bowled 24 games with 4,544 points, a high game of 235, and a high score of 427.

Three Bolts earn MVC All-Division Girls Basketball honors

Liberty’s Keiko Ono-Fullard named to Mississippi Division Second Team

NORTH LIBERTY– Three of Liberty High’s varsity girls’ basketball players earned Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) honors. The MVC released its All-Division Basketball selections on Wednesday, Feb. 24, with Keiko Ono-Fullard named to the Mississippi Division Second Team, while Ava Meyer and Haley Schroeder earned Honorable Mention.

Five Clippers earn WaMaC All-Conference Basketball honors

CCA’s Clubb and Traetow named to WaMaC West First Team

TIFFIN– Five Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity girls’ basketball players earned WaMaC honors. The WaMaC released its WaMaC East and West Division All-Conference selections on Wednesday, Feb. 24, with Calia Clubb and Whitney Traetow earning West First Team honors. Morgan Etscheidt was named to the Second Team, while Kalin Rotzoll and Emily Sly received the WaMaC Recognition Award.

Panthers prevail

Solon falls to Monti in substate final

MAQUOKETA– The Spartans made a habit of clawing victory from the jaws of defeat this season.
But the hole was too deep and the opponent too stingy.
The second-ranked Monticello Panthers ended an impressive season for the eighth-ranked Solon varsity boys’ basketball team Monday, March 1, in Maquoketa, retiring the Spartans 45-39 in a Class 3A Substate 4 final.
Solon stayed with the undefeated Panthers early, trailing only 9-7 after the first period. But the Spartans managed only a single point in the second quarter, which was delayed due to a medical issue with the Solon coaching staff.

Spartans head to substate final

Solon pushes past Maquoketa to showdown with 21-0 Monticello

SOLON The Spartans moved to within a game of the state tournament.
Solons varsity boys basketball team advanced to a Class 3A Substate 4 Final against undefeated Monticello with a 63-50 win over the Maquoketa Cardinals Feb. 25 at home.
The Spartans and Panthers squared off Monday, March 1, in Maquoketa for a berth in the state basketball championships at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.
Solon opened the postseason Feb. 22 hosting South Tama, and powered past the Trojans, 64-30.
It was a tougher time facing Maquoketa.

6 Lady Spartans and coaching staff receive recognition

Callie Levin WaMaC East Player of Year and Coach Smith IGCA All District Coach of the Year

SOLON The Lady Spartans experienced considerable success during the 2020-2021 season capturing a conference title, competing in the conference championship game, recording 17 wins during the season and capturing a top-15 rank in Class 3A in Head Coach Jamie Smiths third season heading the program.
The postseason recognition of the program continues.
On Wednesday, Feb. 24, the WaMaC East Conference recognized six Lady Spartans with All-Conference honors.

Three-peat

Hayden Taylor makes Solon history Marty places 6th at state wrestling

DES MOINES– Hayden Taylor willed himself to a third state title.
The Solon junior dominated the Class 2A field at 160 pounds and took his place at the top of the podium during the 2021 State Wrestling Championships in Des Moines Saturday, Feb. 20.
Taylor worked his way to the title match with a technical fall in the first round, a 9-2 decision in the quarterfinal and a major decision in the semifinal.
He squared off against second-ranked, undefeated Wyatt Appleseth of Panorama in the 160-pound final, earning a 7-2 victory.

Lady Spartans victorious in epic semifinal

Solon knocks off Monticello, 50-48, in overtime

SOLON– In the Lady Spartans varsity basketball team’s best game thus far this season, Solon bested the Monticello Panthers, 50-48, in an overtime battle of the ages.
Solon started the game as they had many this season, with a strong first quarter, building to a 15-10 lead at the end of one with both the Levin sisters, MaKinley and Callie, scoring five points in the first quarter.

Spartans blow by Demons

Solon closes out regular season with wins Substate semifinal Feb. 25

SOLON– Solon’s boys are back to their winning ways, just in time for the postseason.
The Spartan basketball team finished its regular season with a three-game win streak, edging Center Point-Urbana (CPU) on the road and then racing out of the gates against the Washington Demons at home.
Solon fended off the Stormin’ Pointers, 60-54, in Center Point Feb. 16, then cruised to a 62-38 victory over the Demons Feb. 18 in Solon.
Washington came into the game with a 14-5 record and its own three consecutive wins, including over Clear Creek Amana.

Solon down Trojans to advance

SOLON– On to the next round.
Solon’s varsity boys’ basketball team advanced to a Class 3A Substate 4 semifinal with a 64-30 win over South Tama at home Feb. 22 in quarterfinal playoff game.
The Spartans will host Maquoketa Thursday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. for the right to play in the Substate 4 final, scheduled for March 1 at a site to be determined.