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Sports

Prairie Hawks jolted by the Bolts

CEDAR RAPIDS– Lightning struck on a clear, blue, late-September afternoon as the Liberty High “Bolts” jolted Cedar Rapids Prairie, 22-16, in sophomore football action at Prairie last Friday. The win improved Liberty’s record to 3-3.

Women of Troy top Waterloo

Iowa City West wins, 146-46

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CORALVILLE– The Iowa City West High Women of Troy’s swimming and diving team rolled, like a tidal wave, over the Waterloo swim team Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Coralville Recreation Center, 146-46.
Waterloo fielded no junior varsity competitors and only posted a win in one event: 1-meter diving.

Trojan golfers fourth in MVC Divisional Meet

Spence’s 77 is tops for IC West

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CEDAR RAPIDS– Iowa City West High’s varsity boys golfers finished fourth in the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) Mississippi Division Meet Monday, Sept. 25, at the Jones Park Golf Course, in Cedar Rapids, hosted by Cedar Rapids Jefferson High School.
Linn-Mar won the meet with a final combined score of 907 (Super, Div. 1 and Div. 2), while Xavier took the runner-up team honors with 913. The Trojans of West High were fourth with 1,038, led by junior Kyle Spence with a 77 through 18 holes, good for 10th place.

Creek Girls 3rd in home XC Classic

Barker sets the pace for CCA

By Chris Umscheid
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IOWA CITY– Heat and humidity combined forces Monday, Sept. 25, as Clear Creek Amana (CCA) held its Clipper Cross Country Classic at Kickers Soccer Park, in Iowa City.
Mid-Prairie and Vinton-Shellsburg turned up the heat on the Creek Girls as well, taking the team title and runner-up spots respectively with 17 and 58 points. The Clippers were third with 62, led by Kaylie Barker’s fifth-place finish in 22:18.29.

Clipper Boys second at home XC meet

By Chris Umscheid
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IOWA CITY– Monday, Sept. 25, was a hot day at the Kickers Soccer Park, in Iowa City. The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity boys cross country team was also hot as they hosted their home meet.

Trojans roll over Greyhounds

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BURLINGTON– Iowa City West High’s Trojans moved to 6-0 with a 49-0 road win in district play over the Burlington Greyhounds Friday, Sept. 29, in Burlington.
Traevis Buchanan scored three touchdowns for West High, with two from Andre White and one from Jalen Gaudet. Lucas Karwal nailed six point-after kicks with one from Josh Kuehn.

Kinnick magic…almost

Hawk Talk

The Iowa-Penn State game had the makings of another great comeback.
The Hawks were trailing 15-13 with 2:42 left.
Iowa drove to the Nittany Lions’ 35 and Akrum Wadley made his second great play of the night, a 35-yard sweep around left end that he high-stepped once at the 3 into the end zone.
This was not a celebration high-step, a Penn State defender was on Akrum’s heels and he had to make that move to avoid being tackled.
Akrum immediately gave the ball to the referee and didn’t get flagged.

Solon takes control of District lead

Indians no match for Spartans, 43-7

OSKALOOSA– The Solon varsity football team set up Homecoming Week, Sept. 25-30, in grand fashion as the Spartans ruled the Oskaloosa Indians, 43-7, in dominant, defensive fashion Friday, Sept. 22, in Oskaloosa.
Solon sole possession of first place in Class 3A District 5 with staunch defensive and consistent offensive performances, handed the Oskaloosa only its second loss of the season.

Cross country runners battle the heat

Girls third, boys move the pack up for eighth at Anamosa

By Joe Wilkinson
Special to the Economist

ANAMOSA– Normally, the Anamosa Cross Country Invitational is an early autumn, mild weather event in a county park. However, major lake renovation forced a change in location… and Mother Nature turned up the heat. With bright sunlight and the temperature on its way to 90, runners learn to adjust before, during and after running 3.2 miles.

Lady Spartans sweep Maquoketa

Senior Night for volleyball team Oct. 3 against W. Dubuque

MAQUOKETA– The Lady Spartans visited the Cardinals at just the right time.
After taking on ranked teams at weekend tournaments in September, Solon’s varsity volleyball team was due for an easy win, and Maquoketa hit the spot.
The Lady Spartans chalked up a WaMaC Conference divisional win with a 3-0 sweep of the Cardinals Sept. 19 in Maquoketa.
“Maquoketa came at a great time,” Solon Head Volleyball Coach Sarah Ferin said. “We are getting our rhythm down now and it was nice to see the players relax and just play good volleyball.”

Solon Parks & Rec Department

Parks and Rec director Mike Reeve will be on vacation from Sept. 30 through Oct. 6.

West runs away from CR Prairie

Trojans top Prairie Hawks, 48-28

IOWA CITY– It was a happy Homecoming for Iowa City West High as the Trojans rolled over the Prairie Hawks from Cedar Rapids Prairie, 48-28, Friday, Sept. 22.
Both teams were 4-0 coming into the contest, which tied twice in the first half.
Traevis Buchanan took an Evan Flitz pass to the end zone with 6:43 left in the first quarter to give the Trojans a 6-0 lead, which was boosted by a successful point-after kick from Lucas Karwal.