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Sports

Mount Vernon slips past CCA, 43-42

Buzzer-beater dooms Creek Boys

MOUNT VERNON– They were less than 30 seconds away from picking up their first victory of the season.
Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity boys were up 42-41 over the Mount Vernon Mustangs Friday, Dec. 1, with less than 30 seconds remaining. And then came the heartbreaker.
“We defended them to a miss and they got a weak side rebound put back at the buzzer,” CCA Head Coach Brandon Clubb said.

Women of Troy pluck the J-Hawks

IC West rolls CR Jefferson, 70-35

CEDAR RAPIDS– Iowa City West High’s varsity girls’ basketball team improved to 2-0 with a 70-35 win over Cedar Rapids Jefferson in the J-Hawks’ nest Tuesday, Nov. 28.
The Women of Troy pounded in 23 points in the first period, holding Jefferson to only five points.
West was up, 40-10, at halftime and led, 57-21, going into the final quarter.

Brands takes 160 pounds at Indee’s Cliff Keen wrestling invitational

West High Trojans 12th Snow, Stumpf, Hoeft and Von Rabenau earn top-10 finishes

INDEPENDENCE– Iowa City West High wrestlers joined 30 other teams from around the region at Independence High School’s Cliff Keen Invitational Friday and Saturday, Dec. 1 and 2, in Independence. The Trojans were 12th in team points with 182.5 for the event, which was won by Fort Dodge with 386.
Nelson Brands posted the Trojans’ only championship by winning the 160-pound weight class. Guy Snow (285 pounds) was fifth, Ashton Stumpf (170) was sixth and Will Hoeft (182) was seventh in his class while Hans Von Rabenau posted an eighth-place finish at 113 pounds.

Trojan Double dual triumph

Iowa City West wrestlers defeat Linn-Mar and Waterloo East

IOWA CITY– West High’s varsity wrestlers opened the 2017-18 season with a double-dual win at home on Tuesday, Nov. 28, over Waterloo East and Linn-Mar.
The Trojans knocked off Waterloo East, 60-18, with four forfeits to West. Hans Von Rabenau (113 pounds), Keaton Speicher (126), Graham Gambrall (138) and Ashton Stumpf (170) pinned their opponents, while Collin Leavy (145) and Will Hoeft (182) won by decision.

“The Hawks blow up Nebraska”

The headline comes from the words that Gary Dolphin, Iowa’s play-by-play radio announcer, said as time ran out Black Friday in Lincoln.
The Iowa Hawkeyes blew the Huskers out in the second half, breaking a 14-14 halftime tie and scoring 42 unanswered points.
I have been to Lincoln once to see Iowa play Nebraska.
The year was 1980 and one of my homeboys from Moville, Kim Clark, was working in Lincoln and I went over for the weekend to go to the game with him.
The final score… 57-0!

Jackson earns Jack Tatum Award

Hawk Talk

IOWA CITY– University of Iowa junior defensive back Josh Jackson has been named the recipient of the 2017 Jack Tatum Award as the best defensive back in the nation. The award was announced Tuesday by the Touchdown Club of Columbus, and is named for the late Ohio State and NFL legend Jack Tatum.

New season, new tempo

Solon gallops past Vinton-Shellsburg, 51-33

SOLON– The Lady Spartans took to the court to start a new season with a different appearance, a different pace, fast transitions and an exciting win over the Vinton-Shellsburg Vikettes on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at Solon High School.
The Lady Spartans’ season opener commenced the 2017-18 season for both Solon and the Vikettes and a new, faster-paced, transition-oriented, full-court game by the Lady Spartans resulted in an eight-point lead at the half and a 51-33 triumph over the Vikettes. The win moved the Spartan ladies to 1-0 for the season.

Soup and Hoops

Solon High School kicks off winter sports

SOLON– Blustery winds and dropping temperatures promise the arrival of winter to the Midwest.
In Solon, it means the kick off of the winter sports season and the annual Soup and Hoops event that kicks it off.
The Solon High School commons transformed into a bit of soup kitchen at a kick off to winter sports on Friday, Nov. 17.

Solon Parks & Rec

Basketball referees needed for third-sixth grade boys’ basketball: Applicants must be high school age or older and have prior experience in either playing or refereeing basketball. Games are played on Saturdays in the Lakeview Elementary gym (Jan. 20 and 27, and Feb. 3, 10, 17 and 24) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Referees will be paid $10 per game. If you have questions, call or text Mike Reeve at 319-594-1978 or email mike-reeve@solon-iowa.com.

Buzzer-beater boosts Bolts, Trojans tie

Liberty tops CR; IC West breaks even with Cougars

CEDAR RAPIDS– The 2017-18 varsity boys basketball season opened for Liberty High and Iowa City West High with scrimmages in Cedar Rapids Kennedy’s Jamboree on Monday, Nov. 20.

Creek Girls capsized 53-28

Stratton leads CCA with 14 points

ANAMOSA– The 2017-18 varsity girls basketball season opened on a sour note for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers as they fell, 53-28, to the Anamosa Blue Raiders Tuesday, Nov. 21, in Anamosa.

Trojans rammed in bowling season opener

Dubuque Senior sweeps IC West

DUBUQUE– The Dubuque Senior High Rams defended their home bowling lanes Tuesday, Nov. 21, against Iowa City West High at Cherry Lanes (Diamond Jo Casino), in Dubuque, to open the 2017-2018 season.
Senior’s varsity girls defeated the West High Women of Troy, 2,474 to 2,145, the Senior junior varsity (JV) girls won, 2,038 to 1,465, Dubuque’s varsity boys prevailed, 2,888 to 2,640, over the Trojans and the Senior JV boys won, 2,447 to 1,730, for the sweep.