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Sports

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.

Tigers chew on the Bolts

Sunny Yarnell posts 10-point night but Cedar Falls wins, 69-40

NORTH LIBERTY– The losing streak for the Liberty High varsity girls’ basketball team increased to four after the Cedar Falls Tigers took a Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) Mississippi Division match-up, 69-40, on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at Liberty.
The Lightning trailed throughout the contest as Cedar Falls took the first period, 20-11, on its way to a 34-19-halftime lead. Cedar Falls was up 49-28 going into the final period, which saw the Tigers put up 20 points, bookending their scoring assault spearheaded by senior Anaya Barney leading all with 25 points.

Clippers fall twice on wrestling’s Senior Night

Arant, Massey, and Baxter win twice for CCA against Mid-Prairie and Mount Vernon

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana High School’s wrestlers celebrated Senior Night Thursday, Jan. 28, with a double dual meet hosting Central DeWitt, Mid-Prairie and Mount Vernon. Seniors Grace Bedford, Nate Beckman, Randal Mosier and Arron Feinburg were recognized for their contributions to the Clipper wrestling program. Bedford is among the nine Creek Girls in CCA’s first-ever girls’ team, and went 4-2 in the 2021 girls state tournament.

Spartans keep Bobcats winless

Solon overcomes early deficit for 75-54 win 14th in a row for boys

VAN HORNE– It took all five starters scoring in double figures, but Solon’s varsity boys extended their win streak to 14 games by fending off a pesky Benton Community team on its home court Friday, Jan. 29.
The Spartans kept the Bobcats winless with a 75-54 cross-conference basketball victory in Van Horne.
Solon scored 42 second-half points to take control after falling into an early deficit.
The Bobcats led 21-12 heading into the second quarter, but the Spartans turned the tables just before halftime, using a 21-8 spurt to take a 33-29 advantage at the break.

Lady Spartans outlast Bobcats, 59-54

Holtkamp scores 21 leading Solon past Benton Community

SOLON The Lady Spartans varsity basketball team orchestrated another thriller, on the home hardwood, besting the Benton Community Bobcats, 59-54, on Friday, Jan. 29, moving to 13-4 on the season.
It was the only game of the week as Saturdays Rivalry Weekend game against West Liberty in Delhi was postponed again due to inclement weather.
The Lady Spartans played one of the best games of their season with a considerably well-matched Benton Community team.

Spartans and Bobcats deadlock on the mats

But Solon gets the tiebreaker Solon picks up lopsided win over Camanche

SOLON Its a tie.
Solon and Benton Community knotted at 39 points, but the Spartans took the tiebreaker in a home triangular meet Jan. 28.
Nash Altman (285 pounds), Lawson Sinnwell (126) and Caleb Ebert (160) all delivered pins, and Lucas Kampman (170) earned a 10-3 decision over Bentons Zane Frese.

Bolts get first win of the season

Daugherty’s 15 points leads Liberty past Western Dubuque in squeaker, 50-49

NORTH LIBERTY– The Liberty High varsity girls basketball team watched a 31-16 halftime lead evaporate but maintained a fingertip grasp to earn its first victory of the 2020-2021 season on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at home, against Western Dubuque. The Bolts pulled out a 50-49 win to improve to 1-4 overall, 1-2 in the Mississippi Valley Conference’s Mississippi Division. The Bobcats dipped to 2-10 and 1-4.

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.