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Sports

Come from behind on Rivalry Saturday

IC West upends Dav. Assumption, 60-48

CEDAR RAPIDS– Iowa City West High’s Women of Troy opened the 2017-18 varsity girls basketball season with a 60-48 win over Davenport Assumption Saturday, Nov. 25, as part of Rivalry Saturday in Coe College’s new arena.
The Knights stunned West with a 12-4 lead at the end of the first period. The Women of Troy quickly dug out of the hole with a 21-point barrage in the second period while holding Assumption to only three points for a 25-15 halftime advantage. West led 43-28 after three periods of play.

Volleyball honors accrue for area players

IGCA announces All-District and All-State

JOHNSON COUNTY– Athletes from Clear Creek Amana (CCA), Iowa City West High and Liberty High School were honored as the Iowa Girls Coaches Association (IGCA) announced its 2017 All-District and All-State Teams for high school volleyball.
CCA junior Shauntina Williams earned both Class 4A Southeast All-District and Class 4A All-State Honorable Mention distinctions. Williams produced 353 kills for the Clippers, made 23 ace serves, three assists, 45 block assists, 13 solo blocks and 103 digs.

ROCK BOTTOM?

Hawk Talk

Purdue clubs Iowa, 24-15

By Don Lund
Sports Writer
Just when you think it can’t get any worse than the 38-15 beat down against Wisconsin the week before…
Purdue is no loaf of bread, but they are not Ohio State, either.
Dropped passes, no pass protection, poor punting and the inability to cover puts the Hawkeyes at 6-5 with one game left.
It’s a sad way to send out the seniors, starting with Josey Jewell.
Josey was a three-year starter, leads the Big Ten in tackles and is the only three-year permanent captain ever under Kirk Ferentz.
Josey led the way with 13 tackles.

105-80 win over Northern Illinois

Hawk Talk

The Iowa women opened up the week with a 105-80 win over Northern Illinois.
It was textbook Lisa Bluder basketball.
All five starters were in double figures and Hannah Stewart came off the bench scoring 13 points with two blocked shots.
Alexis Sevillian made her first start with Kathleen Doyle out with an injury.
Alexis looked like she belonged, scoring 15 points in 30 minutes.
Makenzie Meyer and Tania Davis combined for 15 assists and Tania had a career-high 10 rebounds.

Hawks pull through with a win

Hawk Talk

The men had a little tougher time against Grambling State last week at Carver.
The game was tight until the middle of the second half when the Hawks pulled away and won, 85-74.
Iowa had five players in double figures led by Jack Nunge off the bench with 17.
Jack hit three 3-pointers, grabbed seven rebounds, had two assists and one blocked shot. He is such a tough matchup at 6-11– shooting 50 percent from 3-point range and 56 percent from the floor.
Tyler Cook and Isaiah Moss each had 15 points.

Lady Spartans tip off winter season

Solon girls start with 3 of first 4 games at home

By Jeff Hess
Solon Economist
SOLON– “We have had a great preseason. This group really wants to be coached and (is) willing to be all-in during the season in order to be successful!” Solon Head Coach Lisa Bishop said of this year’s varsity basketball team.
“They are working hard, having great effort and enthusiasm, and many of them are stepping up as leaders,” she said, citing returning players Brianna Smith, Gabby Marty, Erin Kerkhoff, Abby Smith, Saige Hauer, Jenna LeDage and Taylor Ryan.

Alumni Basketball Tournament, Dec. 30

SOLON– The Solon Basketball Alumni tournament will be held on Saturday, Dec. 30. Tip off is scheduled for 9 a.m. with games held at the high school and new middle school. The tournament is double elimination with a cost of $20 per participant.

Mistakes doom Trojans

West High falls to Dowling again

CEDAR FALLS– History repeated itself, and was made Friday, Nov. 17, at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls as the West Des Moines Dowling Catholic High School Maroons defeated the Iowa City West High Trojans in the Class 4A state football championship game for the second year in a row, and picked up its fifth-consecutive title in the process.
Dowling defeated the Trojans 23-10 last year and won 35-21 in the rematch.
The Maroons entered the contest with an 11-1 record, losing 22-19 to Ankeny Centennial, while the Trojans were undefeated at 12-0.

Liberty fields its first varsity boy’s basketball team

A year of learning awaits the Bolts

NORTH LIBERTY– A year ago, a group of Iowa City West High freshmen donned the black, silver and purple of, then still under construction, Liberty High to form the fledgling school’s first basketball team. Under the direction and guidance of Stan Hughes, Coach for the Waterloo-based Cedar Valley Court Kings minor league professional basketball team, the squad won their opener against City High’s Red Team, 42-39, with Ben Houselog scoring the team’s and the program’s first basket.

2017-2018 West High Girls Basketball Preview

IOWA CITY– Back in March, the Iowa City West High Women of Troy fell, 55-48, to Valley High School, of West Des Moines, in the Class 5A state tournament semifinals. It was the fifth trip to state for West High under Head Coach B.J. Mayer and ended a 21-4 season (12-1 in the Mississippi Valley Conference).
As the team gears up for what it hope will be a sixth state tourney appearance, Mayer noted, “We are not as deep as we have been.”

West High earns sportsmanship award

First since 2005 for Trojan Nation’s fall sports

IOWA CITY– The Mississippi Valley athletic Conference (MVC) announced the winners of the Cliff Brees Fall Sportsmanship Award Thursday, Nov. 16, with Dubuque Senior being named in the Valley Division, and Iowa City West earning the honor in the Mississippi Division.

Lightning VS Regals

Preseason scrimmage tests JV girls

Liberty High falls, 49-10, to Regina

NORTH LIBERTY– Liberty High’s girls basketball program opened the 2017-2018 season, the first for the new school, with a Junior Varsity (JV) scrimmage Tuesday, Nov. 14, at home, against Iowa City Regina.