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2014-15 School Sports profile: Amboy Clippers

Amboy Clippers

2014 enrollment: 235

Boys sports: Baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, swimming, track & field, wrestling

Girls sports: Basketball, bowling, cross country, golf, softball, swimming, track & field, volleyball

Classes: Two-class sports – 1A; Three-class sports – 1A; Four-class sports – 1A; Football – Determined by playoff qualifiers, likely 2A (co-op) with LaMoille.

Looking back: It was all about girl power in the 2013-14 school year at Amboy. The Clippers girls basketball team won a regional title and lost on a free throw with no time left in the sectional championship. The softball team took the next step, advancing to the state tournament and placing fourth. Freshman Megan Grady was strong in both cross country and track, making state appearances in both. Boys sports struggled, including the usually consistent football program that finished 2-7. Boys basketball and baseball have had talent, but haven't been able to turn into winning records.

Looking ahead: There's plenty of reasons to be excited, especially with girls sports. Both the softball and girls basketball teams return the bulk of their rosters. With plenty of 2A tests in conference, both those Clipper squads should be battle-ready for the postseason. The football team has been consistent, so it seems likely they'll rebound.

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