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Sports

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.

The best is yet to come

Wrestlers take their lumps against WD, rebound with first at North Cedar

MANCHESTER West Delaware handed Solon a lop-sided wrestling loss, but the Spartans responded by taking first place at North Cedars invitational over the weekend.
Solons varsity wrestlers were on the wrong end of a 68-7 dual loss at Manchester against the Hawks Thursday, Dec. 10.
Hayden Taylor and Caleb Ebert provided the Spartans only points.
Taylor took a 9-1 major decision over Kyle Cole at 160 pounds, while Ebert came from behind with a takedown and a near-fall in the third period for an 8-7 decision against Logan Peyton at 145.

Creek Boys fall in opener with Spartans

Navara leads CCA with 16 points in 66-56 loss to Solon

SOLON– The wait was finally over for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School varsity boys basketball players as they were finally able to hit the hardwood in competition Friday, Dec. 4, in Solon against their WaMaC East rivals, the Spartans. CCA’s season had been put on hold due to the school district briefly returning to all-virtual learning while the Spartans opened on Nov. 30 with a 61-56 loss to Central DeWitt.

Creek Girls open the season with win over rival Lady Spartans

Clubb leads CCA with 14 points in 63-44 win over Solon

TIFFIN– The opening tip-off of the 2020-2021 season finally arrived for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School varsity girls’ basketball team as they hosted their WaMaC East rivals, the Solon Lady Spartans, Friday, Dec. 4.
Solon (No. 14 in Class 3A) entered the contest with a 1-1 record after having knocked off Center Point-Urbana in their opener on Nov. 24, and falling to Central DeWitt on Dec. 1. The Clippers (No. 14 in Class 4A) however, were kept off the court until after Thanksgiving due to the CCA school district having moved to all online learning due to COVID-19.

Creek Boys open mat season with loss to Pirates

Alburnett upends CCA 51-27, Clipper girls debut in exhibition matches

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School wrestlers finally hit the mat to open the 2020-2021 season Saturday, Dec. 5, as they hosted the Pirates of Alburnett in a non-conference meet. Originally, the Clippers were set to sail north to Independence for a tournament, which was cancelled.
Unfortunately for the “Boats,” the Pirates capsized them 51-27.
Sophomore Caden Baxter put points on the board for CCA with a 12-10 decision over Noah Mackey in the 145-pound match, while freshman Jack Stevens pinned the Pirates’ Reed Callahan in 45 seconds in the 113-pound match.

Clippers swamp Lady Spartans, 63-44

Lady Spartans flounder against Clippers, 63-44

TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clipper varsity girls’ basketball team opened its season, following a delay due to online learning courtesy of the pandemic, at CCA High School and soaked the visiting Lady Spartans, 63-44, on Friday, Dec. 4.
There was no rust evident in the Clippers’ performance as they capitalized on their height mismatch which Solon attempted to combat by defending the lane, allowing the Boats to paddle their way to a 15-2 lead over Solon at the end of the first quarter, dropping four shots from beyond the arc.

Solon girls foiled by Sabers, 57-41

Lady Spartans fall before Sabers, 57-41

SOLON– The Lady Spartans (1-0) were unable to repeat their season opening win from a week earlier on Tuesday, Dec. 1, as they were foiled by the Class 4A fifth-ranked Central DeWitt Sabers, 57-41.
The Lady Spartans showed the same early game spark in the first quarter, taking an early lead on free throws from Callie Levin, a deuce from Elly Holubar and a steal for a layup, before a MaKinley “Mak” Levin three-pointer and a Holubar three, courtesy of a Kaia Holtkamp assist, pushed Solon out to a 11-0 lead with 4:11 remaining.