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Sports

Creek Boys vanquish Vikings in blowout fashion

Potter hits a double-double for CCA in 78-46 win

TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity boys’ basketball team extended its winning streak to seven, to sit comfortably atop the WaMaC West standings at 8-1 in the conference and 8-2 overall, after wiping out the Vinton-Shellsburg Vikings, 78-46, on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at home.

Trojans split with the Trojans in bowling action

Ryan Bys and Robert Jones win for IC West against Waterloo East

WATERLOO– Trojan battled Trojan at Cadillac Lanes in Waterloo on Friday, Jan. 15, as Iowa City West High’s bowling squads traveled north to take on Waterloo East.
West High’s varsity and junior varsity (JV) boys beat the Trojans from East 2,827 to 2,038 and 2,341 to 1,771, respectively, with West’s Ryan Bys winning the varsity match with 469 and Robert Jones bowling 405 to win the JV match. West’s JV girls also won, tipping the East High Trojans 1,609 to 1,284 with Kaylen Brackett bowling 234.

Trojan-Bolts washout the Warriors on Senior Night

Carter, Gerke, Brotherton, Luo and Skelley win for IC West and Liberty High

IOWA CITY– The Iowa City West High and Liberty High swim team celebrated four senior Trojan-Bolts with another dual meet win at home, this time against fellow Mississippi Valley Conference team Cedar Rapids Washington, on Thursday, Jan. 14. The varsity squad put up a 118 to 58 win over the Warriors and honored Luke Nichols, Nathan Deyak, Noah Kleese and Evan Sharafuddin.

Creek Girls almost get burned by the Blazers

Morgan Etscheidt’s 17 points help keep CCA ahead of Beckman Catholic for 64-52 win

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity girls returned to the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union (IGHSAU)’s weekly rankings Thursday, Jan. 14, after their 59-56 overtime win against Vinton-Shellsburg on Tuesday, Jan. 12, and improved their lot in life with a hard-fought 64-52 win over Beckman Catholic of Dyersville at home on Friday, Jan. 15.

Every shave a close one

Spartans keep winning tight games Comeback against Maquoketa, OT thriller against Mt. Vernon

SOLON– Every night’s an exciting night when Solon plays this season.
The varsity Spartan basketball team extended its winning streak to 10 with two more closely contested home games last week.
Solon came back Jan. 12 from a hefty early deficit to top Maquoketa 57-50, then outlasted Mount Vernon in overtime Friday, Jan. 15, in a 74-70 scoring fest.
Against the Mustangs at home, the Spartans found their stroke at the charity stripe.

Lady Spartans halt Mustangs, 53-37

MOUNT VERNON– The Lady Spartans varsity basketball team moved to 10-3 on the season after dispensing with the Mount Vernon Mustangs, 53-37, to remain atop the WaMaC East with a 10-1 conference record, on Friday, Jan. 15.
Solon surged to a 10-4 lead over the Mustangs in the first quarter and held a 27-21 lead at the half, before building to an insurmountable 42-24 third-quarter lead. The Lady Spartans finished with all players seeing time on the court, closing the game at the horn, 53-37.

Solon settles for 6th at Ed Hadenfeldt

Taylor first, Ebert second at home tournament Spartans fall to South Tama, 45-29

SOLON– Neighboring powerhouse Lisbon grappled its way past North Scott for the team title at the Ed Hadenfeldt Wrestling Invitational Saturday, Jan. 16.
The host Spartans battled to sixth, with Hayden Taylor taking the championship at 160 pounds. Caleb Ebert captured second at 152, and David Karam (145) and Gage Marty (220) placed third.
Solon finished with 137 team points, battling with Cedar Rapids Prairie (177.5), Pella (160.5) and West Liberty (156.5) for the top spots behind No. 2 (1A) Lisbon with 288.5, and eighth-ranked (3A) North Scott with 259.5.

Lady Spartans thrill in 57-50 win over Maquoketa

SOLON– After the road loss in Cedar Rapids to Xavier the night before, the Lady Spartans were looking for a little redemption and found it, barely.
Solon’s varsity girls’ basketball team delivered a thriller as Gov. Reynolds loosened COVID restrictions and the Spartan Nation was allowed to return to the stands, albeit limited, battling the Maquoketa Cardinals to a 57-50 victory, at home, on Tuesday, Jan. 12.
Callie Levin poured in 15 points in the first half, welcoming the Solon faithful in grand fashion.

Clippers crown seven champions at North Scott’s JV tourney

Schreiber and Bedford plant the flag for CCA girl’s wrestling program

ELDRIDGE– Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School’s girls and junior varsity (JV) boys wrestling teams combined for seven championships in North Scott’s JV Tournament Saturday, Jan. 2, in Eldridge.
Overall, the Clippers posted 14 top-two finishes and a 39-20 record for the highest win percentage.

End of 2020 Winter Sports Standings

Iowa City West boys bowling
Team MVC Overall
Waterloo West 2-0 3-0
CR Jefferson 2-1 2-1
Linn-Mar 2-1 2-1
CR Kennedy 1-1 1-1
Iowa City West 1-1 1-1
Dubuque Hempstead 1-1 1-2
Dubuque Wahlert 0-0 1-0

Iowa City West girls bowling
Team MVC Overall
CR Jefferson 3-0 3-0
Linn-Mar 2-1 2-1
Dubuque Hempstead 1-0 2-1
CR Kennedy 1-1 1-1
Waterloo West 1-1 1-2
Dubuque Wahlert 0-0 1-0
Iowa City West 0-1 0-2

Clear Creek Amana boys basketball
Team WaMaC Overall
Clear Creek Amana 5-1 5-2
Williamsburg 2-4 4-4
Center Point-Urbana 2-5 2-5
Vinton-Shellsburg 0-4 2-4
Independence 0-2 1-3

Bolts finally open their wrestling season

Liberty places 10th at Maquoketa’s Zimmerman Invitational in season debut

MAQUOKETA– Liberty High’s wrestlers finally opened the 2020-2021 season with an appearance in Maquoketa’s Zimmerman Invitational tournament on Saturday, Jan. 2. The Bolts’ season had been delayed thanks to the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) being out with 100 percent online learning, which wiped out the first three meets of the season.

Some good things to remember about 2020

Three area teams had state tournament firsts

JOHNSON COUNTY– 2020 will of course be remembered as a year where many activities were cancelled due to the pandemic, including the entire high school spring sports season. However, winter sports wrapped up just in time, and a successful summer season led to the approval of fall sports.