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Sports

Solon defeats Tipton Tigers in Class 3A Region 7 quarterfinal

SOLON– On the eve of the Daytona 500, the Lady Spartans varsity basketball team squared off against the Tipton Tigers in a Class 3A Region 7 quarterfinal on Saturday, Feb. 13, on the home hardwood.
Solon freshman Callie Levin buried the accelerator for the Lady Spartans in the first half with 16 of her game-high 25 points, including a 12-point run in the first quarter, to give Solon the lead and never look back until the checkered flag, 75-39.

Two advance

Taylor, Marty punch ticket back to Des Moines Hayden seeking third title

SOLON– Hayden Taylor and Gage Marty are heading back to Wells Fargo Arena and the state individual wrestling tournament.
Taylor and Marty qualified for a trip to Des Moines with wins at the Class 2A District 7 tournament hosted by Solon Saturday, Feb. 13.
Taylor, seeking a third state title, won the 160-pound championship, while Marty, making a return appearance, placed second at 220.

Solon streak stays alive

Spartans take wins from Beckman and Maquoketa

SOLON– Sixteen wins in a row.
The varsity Spartans moved to 14-0 in the WaMaC Conference and 16-1 overall last week with basketball victories hosting Beckman Catholic and on the road at Maquoketa.
Every possession counted in the 38-36 win at home against Beckman Feb. 2.
“We knew coming in that this was going to be a tough game. Beckman is a team that guards hard,” Head Coach Jared Galpin said.

Lady Spartans stunned by Beckman Catholic, 58-52

Callie Levin early foul trouble, Lady Spartans come up short

SOLON– The Lady Spartans tasted defeat at the hands of the Beckman Catholic Blazers, 58-52, on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at home, yet three players scored in double digits.

5 Spartans advance

Solon hosts district tournament Saturday

DeWITT– Five Solon wrestlers will defend their home mats at a district meet Saturday, Feb. 13.
Caleb Ebert (152 pounds), Hayden Taylor (160), Lucas Kampman (170), Lucas TePoel (182) and Gage Marty (220) advanced out of a Class 2A sectional at DeWitt Feb. 6.
Ebert and Taylor took sectional titles. Kampman, TePoel and Marty placed second.
The host Sabers took the team championship with 220.5 points. Camanche and Solon were tied for second with 160.5 in the six-team field. The first- and second-place winners in each weight class moved on to the District 7 tournament at Solon Saturday.

Bolts shock the ‘Burg

Keiko Ono-Fullard powers Liberty past Williamsburg, 51-40

WILLIAMSBURG– Liberty High’s varsity girls traveled to Williamsburg for a non-conference game against the Raiders Saturday, Feb. 6, and picked up their third win of the season, 51-40.
Keiko Ono-Fullard, a sophomore, led the Lightning with 13 points including a pair of three-point baskets. Fellow soph Kennedy Daugherty dominated on the boards with a dozen rebounds.
The win improved Liberty to 3-9 overall while sitting at 2-7 in the Mississippi Valley Conference-Mississippi Division. Williamsburg dipped to 8-10 overall and sat at 7-8 in the WaMaC West.

Clippers earn program best finish at WaMaC Wrestling Tourney

Ryker Jones and Tyler Steines place 2nd nearly making CCA history

MANCHESTER The 2021 WaMaC Varsity Wrestling Tournament was originally scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 30, at Marion High School, but an impending winter storm postponed the event, and moved it to West Delaware High School in Manchester on Monday, Feb. 1.
For Clear Creek Amana (CCA) the wait was surely worth it, the Clippers posted their best WaMaC Tournament team finish in program history, and had two grapplers come close to being the first to win WaMaC titles.

Creek Girls upend the Indians

Calia Clubb leads all with 24 points in 51-41 victory for CCA

MARION The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity girls picked up a fourth consecutive win to improve to 13-3 overall (12-2 in the WaMaC West) with a 51-42 win over WaMaC East team Marion on Tuesday, Feb. 2, in the Indians hunting ground.
Both teams entered the contest unranked after recently falling out of the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Unions weekly rankings.

First Lightning, then the Storm

Liberty Highs Brody Fishman commits to Simpson College for football

NORTH LIBERTY Lightning often precedes a storm, and in high school senior Brody Fishmans case, playing football for the Liberty High Lightning preceded joining the Storm at Simpson College, in Indianola. Fishman announced his decision to commit to Simpson via social media on Monday, Feb. 1.

Boats make it 12 wins in a row

Kyle Schrepfer leads CCA with 15 points in 66-36 win over South Tama

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity boys sat comfortably atop the WaMaC Conference West Division Sunday, Jan. 31, with a 12-1 conference record (13-2 overall) and a 12-game winning streak after sinking the South Tama Trojans, 66-36, at home on Friday, Jan. 29. The WaMaC West teams’ first meeting of the season, on Jan. 8, also resulted in a Clipper win as CCA prevailed 83-27 in Tama.

Tigers bite Bolts winning streak

Ira Hazeltine puts up 18 as Cedar Falls beats Liberty, 87-63

CEDAR FALLS– The Cedar Falls Tigers remained perfect, 10-0, on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at home. Unfortunately for the Liberty High Lightning varsity boys’ basketball team, the Tigers’ bite snapped a 5-0 winning streak in the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) Mississippi Division contest, 87-63.
The Bolts got off to a good start taking the first period 20-16, but fell behind in the second for a 37-31 halftime deficit. Liberty was unable to regain the lead as the Tigers took a 60-48 advantage into the final eight minutes.

Withering fire from the Creek Girls decimates Trojans

Calia Clubb leads 10 scoring Clippers in 74-17 blowout win over South Tama

TAMA On Jan. 8, Clear Creek Amanas (CCA) varsity girls welcomed the South Tama Trojans to Tiffin, and smoked them 65-22. On Friday, Jan. 29, the second meeting of the WaMaC West teams occurred in Tama with the Clippers hammering the hapless Trojans with a 74-17 pounding, and season sweep.
Only three points were allowed the Trojans in the first period as CCA shelled South Tama, 14-3. A 26-point barrage ensued in the second period for a 40-9 halftime lead. Twenty-seven points went up on the scoreboard in the third for the Creek Girls, who held the Trojans to only two points in the quarter.