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Sports

2020 Top three Dan Gable Mr. and Ms. Wrestlers of the Year announced

Solon’s Hayden Taylor among finalists for Top three Dan Gable Mr. and Ms. Wrestlers of the Year

BOONE– Fareway and BodyArmor present the Dan Gable Mr. and Ms. Wrestlers of the Year Awards, in coordination with IAwrestle and the Iowa High School Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association (IWCOA). Three finalists from each of the three state wrestling classes, regardless of their year in school and weight class, were selected by fan and IWCOA committee votes. In addition, three women finalists were selected for the Ms. Wrestler Award. All winners will be announced at War at West Gym, on March 14, in Cedar Falls.

Creek Boys end regular season as WaMaC West Co-Champs

Schrepfer, Potter and Withrow power CCA to 74-58 win over Benton Community

VAN HORNE– Clear Creek Amana (CCA) boys’ basketball history was made on the road Tuesday, Feb. 18, as the Creek Boys defeated Benton Community, 74-58, and claimed a share of the WaMaC West Championship.
The Clippers finished the regular season with a historic12-2 record in the West Division (14-5 in the conference, 16-5 overall) and tied with rival Williamsburg for the first WaMaC Divisional Championship in school history. It is also the first conference basketball championship for the Clippers since 2000-2001.

Creek Girls cruise past the Dutch

Meagan Harvey sinks eight 3-pointers in 75-59 Class 4A regional semifinal win

TIFFIN– Karsyn Stratton got the ball from Calia Clubb in the opening tip-off, and seconds later gave Clear Creek Amana (CCA) a 2-0 lead Saturday, Feb. 22, in a Class 4A regional semifinal at home against the Pella Dutch. The Creek Girls, driven by a desire to continue their season, and fueled by a fired-up student section, rolled past the Dutch 75-59 to advance to the regional final, scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 25, (after this edition’s deadline) at Marion High School against the second-ranked Marion Indians.

Trojans, Bolts and Boats try to bowl their way to state

CCA’s Stirlen Roberson finishes sixth in 3A district tourney

CEDAR RAPIDS– Iowa City West High’s bowling teams, comprised of student athletes from West, Liberty High and Clear Creek Amana (CCA) competed in a joint Class 3A state qualifying (district) meet on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at Lancer Lanes, in Cedar Rapids.
The Trojans, Bolts and Boats came up short in sending anybody to the state meet, set for Wednesday, Feb. 26, at Cadillac Lanes, in Waterloo, as both the Trojans and Women of Troy finished sixth in their six-team fields.

Bolts run into trouble as regular season ends

Liberty High falls to IC West and CR Wash

NORTH LIBERTY– The Liberty High varsity boys’ basketball team hit a three-game losing streak as the regular season drew to a close with losses to Cedar Rapids Prairie, Iowa City West and Cedar Rapids Washington ahead of the final game, on the road at Dubuque Senior.

From a Bolt to a Lady Mustang

Liberty’s Sam McPherson signs with Mount Mercy

NORTH LIBERTY– The leading scorer for the Liberty High Lightning has set her future in motion. Senior Sam McPherson, leading the Bolts with 217 points ahead of the postseason, recently signed a Letter of Intent to play basketball for Mount Mercy University, in Cedar Rapids.

Solon advances six wrestlers to state tourney

Solon is sending six wrestlers to the state tournament after a strong showing at the Class 2A District 8 meet Feb. 15 in Washington. Hayden Taylor (145 pounds), Jax Flynn (170), Seamus Poynton (182) and Gage Marty (195) were all district champions. Zeb Gnida (152) and Caleb Ebert (160) each earned second place and a state berth.

The state meet is Feb. 20-22 at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Class 2A opening round is scheduled for this afternoon (Thursday, Feb. 20).

Solon dominated the middle and upper weights, beginning with Taylor at 145 pounds.

Vikettes end Lady Spartans season, 64-55

Lady Spartans end season with 9-13 record

SOLON– After a season of ups and downs, the final game of the Lady Spartans’ 9-13 basketball season revealed the maturity and grace of an improving program, up from 3-18 last year, following the 64-55 Class 3A Region 5 quarterfinal defeat at the hands of the Vinton-Shellsburg Vikettes on Saturday, Feb. 15, at Solon High School.
The Vikettes built a scant five-point lead in the first quarter, the Lady Spartans tenacity coming courtesy of late buckets by sophomores Ava Stebral and MaKinley “Mak” Levin, Vinton Shellsburg 16, Solon 11.

Spartans survive the Creek Boys

Solon tops CCA 62-53

SOLON — Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity boys tangled with their rivals, the Solon Spartans, in a WaMaC East-West contest Friday, Feb.14 at Solon High, and fell 62-53.
While the Creek Boys and Spartans did not exchange valentines on this Valentine’s Day gathering, they did open the game by swapping uncontested baskets for a pair of special seniors. First, CCA’s Aaron Cullen put up a two-point shot followed by Solon’s Andrew Coons. After that, the pleasantries and cordiality went by the wayside as the hardwood battle raged.

Stevens and Scranton punch their tickets to The Well

CCA senior and sophomore return to the State Wrestling Tournament

IOWA CITY — Clear Creek Amana wrestlers Sam Stevens and Kael Scranton earned spots on the mats of the 2020 Class 3A State Wrestling Tournament at the 3A District 6 Tournament Saturday, Feb. 15 at Iowa City West High.

Bolts take one on the chin against Prairie Hawks

CR Prairie flies past the Liberty boys 63-54

CEDAR RAPIDS– 24 hours after topping Iowa City High, the Liberty High Lightning were in action at Cedar Rapids Prairie against the 12-5 Prairie Hawks, and fell, 63-54, to dip to 9-9 on the season.

Trojan Bolts win State Swimming Championship

Liberty’s Hajek takes fifth in the 100-yard butterfly

IOWA CITY — The Iowa City West High-Liberty High boys swim team claimed the 2020 State Championship Saturday, Feb. 15 by topping the field at the University of Iowa’s Campus Recreation and Wellness Center. The Trojan-Bolts racked up 262.5 team points to sink the competition. Ankeny was the runner-up team with 236 while Waukee was third with 231.