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Sports

Spartans take down Indians

Solon edges Marion, blows out No. 3 Camanche late

SOLON– Chalk up two more quality home wins, both against Indians.
Solon’s varsity boys’ basketball team pulled out a 49-48 thriller against Marion then clamped down on Camanche (third-ranked in Class 2A) Saturday, Dec. 19, for a 68-44 win.
For Camanche, it was the first loss of the season.
The Spartans won the game in the final period.

After eight years, Lady Spartans best Marion, 55-43

SOLON– “Marion is Marion,” said Lady Spartan Head Basketball Coach Jamie Smith.
For the first time since the Solon girls’ varsity basketball team defeated the Marion Indians, 64-50, on Feb. 13, 2013, the Lady Spartans summited that lofty precipice again.
The Lady Spartans bested the defending WaMaC East Division champion Marion Indians, 55-43, on Tuesday, Dec. 15, at home. It was Solon’s third straight win since opening the season 1-2, and includes a win over 3A’s fifth-ranked Center Point-Urbana, catapulting them to the top of the East Division standings with a 4-1 record.

Lady Spartans trample Trojans, 63-24

SOLON– The Lady Spartans varsity basketball team continued its win streak on Thursday, Dec. 17, at home, trampling the South Tama Trojans, 63-24.
The Lady Spartans took to the court with a different swagger on Thursday against the Trojans, shooting with confidence and maintaining the defense that provided them with their Tuesday win over the Marion Indians.
Solon shot out to a 14-4 lead by the end of the first quarter and held the Trojans to single digits with a 29-9 halftime lead.

Spartan wrestlers 4th at packed Ft. Madison invite

Dual wins against Clinton and Maquoketa

FORT MADISON– Solon crowned two champs and came away with fourth place at a crowded Fort Madison Invitational Dec. 19.
Hayden Taylor (160 pounds) and Gage Marty (220) captured first place, while Lucas Kampman (170) took second and Caleb Ebert (152) came in third.
Dubuque Hempstead walked away with the team title, rolling up 248.5 points. From there, it was the best of the rest with Cedar Rapids Kennedy a solid second with 169.5 and Burlington Notre Dame third with 145.5.
The Spartans’ 141.5 points edged out host Fort Madison (141) for fourth.

Creek Boys escape the clutches of the Cardinals

Christian Withrows 28 points lead CCA past Maquoketa, 62-59

By Chris Umscheid
chris.umscheid@wcinet.com

MAQUOKETA Senior Christian Withrow led the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity boys past the Maquoketa Cardinals with 28 points in a 62-59 WaMaC West versus WaMaC East contest Tuesday, Dec. 8, in Maquoketa.
The Clippers trailed the Cardinals throughout the contest as Maquoketa won the first period, 23-14, and held a 39-27-halftime advantage. The Creek Boys battled back in the third quarter but still trailed the red birds by four points, 47-43, going into the final period.

Clippers fall prey to the Tigers

CCA girls fall 59-44 to Grinnell

TIFFIN Clear Creek Amanas (CCA) varsity girls suffered their first loss of the season Thursday, Dec. 10, at home as the Grinnell Tigers defeated them 59-44 in a non-conference contest. The Tigers were ranked No. 8 in class 4A while the Clippers were the 14th-ranked squad.

Creek Girls make history on the mats

LeFleur and Williams place third in first all-girl wrestling tournament in school history

WAVERLY Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High Schools female wrestlers made their debut in a series of exhibition matches Saturday, Dec. 5, at home in a dual meet with Alburnett, and have written a new chapter in school history after competing in their first all-girl tournament. The Creek Girls participated in Waverly-Shell Rocks Girls Invitational on Friday, Dec. 11, placing eighth out of a 19-team field of competitors.

Creek Boys third at Mid-Prairies Colton Allen Memorial Wrestling Tournament

Jack Stevens and Ryker Jones crowned champions

WELLMAN Clear Creek Amanas (CCA) varsity wrestlers were in action Saturday, Dec. 12, at Mid-Prairies Colton Allen Memorial Tournament, finishing third in team points behind champion Mid-Prairie and runner-up Alburnett (which defeated the Clippers in a season-opening dual meet the week before in Tiffin).

Williamsburg swimmers making a splash early in the season

CCA’s Jaxon Strank & Braxton McGrath are providing speed for the Raiders

WILLIAMSBURG– An “odd start” to the 2020-2021 boys swimming season has given way to a sense of normalcy and success for the Williamsburg Raiders, with help from four Clear Creek Amana (CCA) swimmers.

Defense feeds offense in wins

Big third periods boost Solon boys over Williamsburg, Vinton-Shellsburg

SOLON– The third quarters belonged to Solon.
In a home game against Williamsburg Dec. 8 and on the road against Vinton-Shellsburg Dec. 11, the varsity boys’ basketball team used the third period to great advantage.
Solon outscored Williamsburg 29-4 and Vinton-Shellsburg 28-8 to put both games effectively out of reach heading into the fourth.
The Spartans downed the Raiders, 70-36, and took care of the Vikings, 75-43, to move to 3-1 on the season.

Lady Spartans overcome Vikettes, 54-44

SOLON– The Solon Lady Spartans varsity basketball team took a fast-paced victory, 54-44, over the Vinton Shellsburg Vikettes, at home, on Friday, Dec. 11.
It was a game reminiscent of Hunter S. Thompson’s notable quote: “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, ‘Wow! What a ride!’”

Lady Spartans wrangle Raiders, 56-45

SOLON– The Lady Spartans varsity basketball team ended a two-game skid with a 56-45 victory over the Williamsburg Raiders on Tuesday, Dec. 8, on the home hardwood to move to 2-2 on the season. It was an early start for the Lady Spartans in the opening leg of a boys and girls basketball doubleheader.