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Sports

Creek Girls ready to hit the links

2021 CCA girls golf preview

AMANA– With the disappointment of not having a season due to the abrupt end to the school year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic last year, the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School girls’ golf team is more than ready to hit the links this spring.
Head Coach Cam Stockman, in his seventh year, talked about the challenges of a spring without golf.

Kathleen Olson, Jessie Pauley and Ally Disterhoft are IGHSAU Basketball Hall of Fame Inductees

West High standout racked up 1,590 career points for the Women of Troy North Liberty Leader

DES MOINES– Waukee's Kathleen Olson, Jessie Pauley of OABCIG and Iowa City West's Ally Disterhoft are the 2021 inductees into the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union's Basketball Hall of Fame. This year's hall of fame class was to be inducted at halftime of the Class 2A championship on Saturday, March 6.

Spartans end Lightning’s season in substate final

Kelby Telander leads Liberty with 14 points in 57-46 loss to Pleasant Valley

BETTENDORF– Liberty High’s unusual varsity boys’ basketball season, started late and interrupted by quarantines, ended Tuesday, March 2, in a Class 4A substate final against the Pleasant Valley Spartans, in Bettendorf. Pleasant Valley (PV) denied the Lightning their first state tournament appearance with a 57-46 win.
“Pleasant Valley got off to a hot start hitting four-for-four three-pointers in (the) first four minutes,” Co-coach Stu Ordman said. The Spartans went on to a 16-5 lead at the end of the first period.

Four Bolts earn MVC All-Division boys’ basketball honors

Liberty’s Kelby Telander named to Mississippi Division First Team

NORTH LIBERTY– Four of the Liberty High varsity boys’ basketball players earned Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) honors. The MVC released its All-Division Basketball selections on Wednesday, March 3, with Kelby Telander named to the Mississippi Division First Team, while Ira Hazeltine was a Second Team pick. Basil Aldoss and Ethan O’Donnell received Honorable Mention.

Six Clippers earn WaMaC All-Conference basketball honors

CCA’s Christian Withrow named the WaMaC West Player of the Year

TIFFIN– Six Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity boys’ basketball players earned WaMaC honors. The WaMaC released its East and West Division All-Conference selections Tuesday, March 2, with Christian Withrow, Mike Potter and Ryan Navara named to the West First Team, while Kyle Schrepfer and Brock Reade were Second Team picks. Ben Swails received the WaMaC Recognition Award.

5 Spartans named All-WaMaC

Bluder a unanimous First Team pick

SOLON– Solon’s starting five were honored with WaMaC All-Conference basketball selections.
The WaMaC released its East and West Division boys’ basketball All-Conference rosters Tuesday, March 2.
Senior David Bluder was a unanimous First Team pick, while senior Ben Cusick and junior Kinnick Pusteoska were Second Team selections. Seniors Will Noonan and Carson Shive received WaMaC Recognition.

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.