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The Little Hawk

Tatum Born ‘25 plays against Xavier during the past 2023 season

Boys Soccer Season Preview

Floris Roorda, Reporter February 21, 2024

Many prospects are waiting to step up this year for City High Soccer. Two of these players are Rui Torres y Torres ‘26, the sophomore who plays center midfielder, and James Caster ‘26, the sophomore...

Cale Seaton 24 emotional after winning his second straight State Championship. Photo courtesy of Amber Seaton

Cale Seaton and Kael Voinovich Secure State Championships

Gabriel Egeland and Rito Perez February 20, 2024

The Little Hawk Men’s Wrestling Team sent eight wrestlers to State this year, and this is the second consecutive year that they have sent eight or more wrestlers to the Wells Fargo Arena. Last year the...

Polyak swims in the 200 Individual Medley

PHOTO STORY: Boys State Swimming Championship

Amelie Donovan, Assistant Sports Editor February 15, 2024

Emmy McComas 25 contemplates her next move, attempting to bamboozle the defense

IGHSAU Releases 5A Regional Brackets

Kaitlyn Brown, Sports Co-Editor February 14, 2024

Where: The Little Hawk Arena When: 7 PM Ticket Sales ONLINE ONLY, linked at the bottom of the story.   As the Little Hawks (7-14) face off against Davenport North (4-17), they hope to stay...

Matt Gatens coaches his players on the sideline in a game against UMBC. This is Matts second year as an Assistant Coach for the Hawkeyes

City High State Champion Matt Gatens Returns to Coach the Hawkeyes

Ahmed Basheir and Jack Rogers February 14, 2024

From a young age, sports have always run through the Gatens household. Matt Gatens’ father Mike Gatens was an All-American Basketball player at Iowa City West High before continuing to play at Iowa....

City swimmer at the City vs West duel.

City Boys Swim Off to State

Amelie Donovan, Assistant Sports Editor February 8, 2024

The boys state swimming competition will be held at the University of Iowa Campus Recreation and Wellness Center on Friday for prelims and Saturday for the bigger races. Online viewers can watch the meet...

Women’s Wrestling Head Coach Ryan Ahlers yells out to his wrestler on the mat during the Little Hawk home tournament

Q&A with City High Coach Ryan Ahlers

Kaitlyn Brown, Sports Co-Editor February 6, 2024

Can you introduce yourself and what you teach? My name is Ryan Ahlers. I teach Economics and AP Economics here at City High. What teams do you coach here at City? I coach Women's Cross Country...

Breniah Richardson 26 poses for a picture in her cheerleading uniform in front of the old weight room. Photo courtesy of Richardson


Alexandria Gichia, Reporter February 1, 2024

Breniah Richardson lines up with her teammates in a frenzy, yelling at the top of her lungs to the student section. The student section marches as the clock runs out, halftime approaches, and the Liberty...

Little Hawk boys took on Dubuque Hempstead on senior night. Photo courtesy of Amber Seaton

Little Hawk Boys Wrestling Has Senior Night Showdown

Gabriel Egeland and Rito Perez January 30, 2024

The Little Hawk wrestling team took on Dubuque Hempstead in a senior night showdown. Last year's meet took place at Dubuque with Hempstead coming out on top 48-27. This year's meet ended with a score of...

The City High Fitness and Wellness Center where coaches visited

College Coaches Visit City High Weight Room

Bobby Bacon, Reporter January 29, 2024

Throughout January, there have been 9 Division 1 college football coaches who have come to watch City players’ offseason workouts. The list of coaches includes Steve Ferentz, former Little Hawk sports...

Shaona Emmanuel 26 takes a moment in between rounds of her match against an opponent at the MVC Championships


Kaitlyn Brown, Sports Co-Editor January 26, 2024

Fans of City High Womens Wrestling have seen time and time again the talent of Shaona Emmanuel '26. With a season record of 31-7, Emmanuel has come away with numerous pins this year. The term "unbreakable"...

Keys to the Game: City vs West Doubleheader

Keys to the Game: City vs West Doubleheader

Bobby Bacon, Ahmed Basheir, and Charlie Firmstone January 25, 2024

As we start to enter the back end of the basketball season, both City and West look to get another win in their win column in an important doubleheader rivalry matchup. The last time the Little Hawks and...

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