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Sports

Williamsburg edges Solon

Spartans drop opening dual, 47-27

WILLIAMSBURG– It was too big of a hole.
Solon’s varsity wrestling team couldn’t overcome an early 30-point deficit and dropped the opening dual of the season 47-27 to the Williamsburg Raiders Dec. 5 in a rockin’ Solon High School gymnasium.
“We knew going in this would be a very tough dual,” noted Solon Head Coach Blake Williams. “Williamsburg is a very solid team year in and year out. Overall, I thought we wrestled okay even though the final score might not reflect that. We split the 12 contested matches 6-6.”

Solon outlasts Vinton-Shellsburg, 51-47, in home opener

SOLON– The Lady Spartans basketball team claimed its first win of the season in their house, 51-47, over the Vinton-Shellsburg Vikettes in a crowded Solon High School gymnasium Friday, Dec. 6. The home stands were well populated as Solon hosted its home opener.

Spartans suffer two-point season-opening loss

Vinton-Shellsburg sends Solon home 0-1

VINTON– It’s two points they’ll have to make up down the road.
Solon’s varsity basketball team came up just shy in a season-opener on the road at Vinton-Shellsburg Dec. 6, falling to the Vikings 58-56.
The Spartans ran out to an 11-5 lead in the first quarter, but the Vikings turned the tables, holding Solon to six points in the second.
Although Solon led 17-16 at halftime, Vinton-Shellsburg took the lead in the third and held the Spartans at bay until time expired.

Solon Spartans recognized as Gazette 2019 All-Area players

Cam-Coons Connection, Broghammer and Andregg continue to receive recognition for football performance

CEDAR RAPIDS– The Gazette, a Cedar Rapids-based daily print newspaper and online news source, recognized several Solon Spartan football players as members of its 2019 Gazette All-Area Football Team in a Friday, Dec. 6, publication.

Creek Boys come up short in season opener

Central DeWitt tops CCA, 75-70

DEWITT– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity boys came up a little short in their basketball season opener Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Central Clinton, DeWitt. The Sabers topped the Clippers, 75-70.
The Creek Boys dominated the first quarter with a 21-13 lead, but the Sabers roared back in the second leaving CCA hanging onto a one-point advantage, 32-31, at halftime. DeWitt pulled ahead in the third with a 52-51 lead going into the final quarter.

Bolts light up the Demons

Liberty boys open the season with 74-50 win in Washington

WASHINGTON– The Liberty High varsity boys’ basketball team opened the 2019-20 season with a 74-50 non-conference win over the Washington Demons Tuesday, Dec. 3, in Washington.
The Lightning jumped out to a 29-10 lead at the end of the first period and held a commanding lead, 43-23, at halftime. The Bolts continued the onslaught in the second half with a 62-32 advantage going into the final quarter.
Junior Ira Hazeltine led Liberty with 21 points including six three-pointers. Senior Andre Brandon put in 14 points with a dozen from junior Kelby Telander.

Bolts fall in season opener to the Wahawks

Morris and Terwilleger led Liberty in 72-8 loss to Wahawks

NORTH LIBERTY– The Liberty High grapplers opened the 2019-20 season with a 72-8 loss to the Waterloo West Wahawks, at home, on Thursday, Dec. 5.
Jaxon Morris, a freshman, put the Lightning on the scoreboard with an 8-2 decision over West High junior Reese Talaska. Sophomore Elijah Terwilleger won a 16-0 technical fall in 4:25 over West High sophomore Michael Tatum.
The Bolts forfeited at 106, 113, 170, 182, 195 and 220 pounds.

Trojan-Bolts dunk the Tigers

Liberty’s Hajek, Nichols and Keeney post wins in West High swimming victory over Cedar Falls

CORALVILLE– The Iowa City West High boys swimming team notched yet another victory Tuesday, Dec. 3, dunking the Cedar Falls Tigers at the Coralville Recreation Center. The combined West High/Liberty High squad took the varsity meet, 133-37, and the junior varsity (JV) meet, 131-35.
Liberty High swimmers Izaak Hajek, Luke Nichols and Gavin Keeney won in the 50-yard freestyle, 100-yard freestyle, and 100-yard breaststroke, respectively. Hajek (a senior) won in 22.19 seconds, Nichols (a junior) won in 49.38 seconds and Keeney (a sophomore) won in 1:04.77.

Creek Girls fall to Sabers

Stratton leads CCA with 21 points in 52-47 loss

DEWITT– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity girls dipped to 1-1 on the season with a 52-47 loss to the Sabers of Central Clinton-DeWitt on Tuesday, Dec. 3.
The Clippers trailed, 10-5, at the end of the first quarter and continued to trail, 21-16, at halftime. A 14-point third period helped the Creek Girls’ cause leading to a slim, 30-29, advantage going into the final quarter. However, the Sabers outscored the Clippers, 23-17, in the period for the win.

Two Creek Girls earn more volleyball honors

IGCA names All-State teams

NORTH LIBERTY– The Iowa Girls Coaches Association (IGCA) recently released its picks for 2019’s volleyball Senior All-Stars, All-District Teams and All-State Teams with two Clear Creek Amana (CCA) athletes honored.
CCA’s Calia Clubb and Cheyaenne Bunch were named to the Class 4A SE District team. Clubb is a sophomore, who also earned 4A All-State Honorable Mention, while Bunch is a senior. Bunch recently signed a letter of intent to play volleyball for Concordia College in Seward, Neb. She was also a unanimous WaMaC Conference First Team pick.

Creek Girls open season with a win over rival Lady Spartans

Stratton’s 31 points leads CCA over Solon, 58-43

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity girls basketball team opened its 2019-20 season with a 58-43 win over WaMaC East rival Solon at home on Tuesday, Nov. 26.
The Clippers won the first period 11-6 after pulling ahead from a 6-6 tie with the Lady Spartans, and powered ahead in the second to a 28-13 halftime advantage. Senior Meagan Harvey sank a long-range three-point basket, which put the Creek Girls up 17-12 in the second period, while senior Karsyn Stratton finished the half with a rebound and a basket. Stratton went on to lead all scorers with a 31-point performance.

Trojans fall to the Little Hawks

Bowling season opens with The Battle for the King and Queen Pins

IOWA CITY– Iowa City West High and Iowa City, City High opened the 2019-20 bowling season with the annual crosstown rivalry match on Tuesday, Nov. 26, at Colonial Lanes in Iowa City. The Trojans and Little Hawks battle each year for the King and Queen Pins, and this year City High prevailed as its varsity boys and varsity girls defeated the Trojans.