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Clippers volleyball season ends

Positive COVID-19 case quarantines varsity team

TIFFIN– Throughout the summer sports season, and into the fall sports, high school athletic teams around the state have had their season ended, or dramatically altered, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Add the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity volleyball team to the list.
In an email to CCA parents, staff, students and community members dated Thursday, Oct. 15, Superintendent Tim Kuehl announced the district had been made aware of a positive COVID-19 case within the varsity program.

Creek Boys fifth, girls seventh at WaMaC XC championship meet

CCA’s Gavin Zillyette fifth, Haidyn Barker second

WILLIAMSBURG– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) cross country athletes competed in the 2020 WaMaC Championship Thursday, Oct. 15, in Williamsburg. WaMaC East rival Solon took the team championship in the varsity boys, edging Marion 57-65. The Clippers were fifth with 124 points, and were led by Gavin Zillyette and Brandon Barker in fourth- and fifth-place, respectively. Zillyette finished in 16:41.90 while Barker crossed the finish line in 16:45.30.

Paving waived for Brotherton Ridge

Small subdivision on gravel can defer until further development

SOLON– Just one more thing.
An overlooked variance for Brotherton Ridge Part Two placed the small subdivision back on the agenda for the Solon City Council at an Oct. 7 meeting.
Council members approved a final plat for the proposed development and a conditional use request by Mike Bails for a shop house (“shouse”) at 1809 Racine Ave. during a Sept. 16 session.
Left out was consideration of a request to delay paving the driveways for the three residential lots.

Derecho damage spurs safety improvements

School board considers parent proposal for varsity baseball field

SOLON– When the Aug. 10 derecho hit Solon, school board president Tim Brown was shocked the varsity baseball dugouts at the Solon Recreation and Nature Area (SRNA) weren’t blown over.
“There are posts that are rotted through and not connected to the ground,” Brown commented. “How that stood up, I have no idea.”
The baseball diamond did sustain damage, and school board members discussed piggybacking repairs with a parent-driven improvement project during an Oct. 15 board meeting.

Spartans host Oelwein Friday for 2nd round football playoff

Run-heavy Huskies to challenge Solon defense

SOLON– The Spartans’ Friday, Oct. 23, foe was determined Friday, Oct. 16, as the Oelwein Huskies smacked the South Tama Trojans, 42-28, advancing to compete against Solon following the Spartan’s first-round bye.
Oelwein, 3-5 following the victory, got a late start trailing in the first, 14-0, but came back scoring 14 in each of the three remaining quarters to wrest the victory from South Tama.

Solon 2-2 at WaMaC tournament

Spartans push No. 13 Indee to brink

MOUNT VERNON– Solon’s varsity volleyball team gave Independence a run for its money.
Facing the No. 13 (3A) Mustangs in the quarterfinals of the WaMaC Conference Tournament in Mount Vernon Oct. 15, the Spartans grabbed a thrilling 26-24 win in the first game, but couldn’t push past to the semifinals.
Independence rebounded to take the second game 25-22, and knocked Solon out of the tourney with a 15-8 third-set victory. The following semifinal pitted Mustang against Mustang, and Independence ran into the buzzsaw that is third-ranked (3A) Mount Vernon, the eventual conference champ.

Spartans are WaMaC champs

Boys and girls show depth at conference meet in Williamsburg

WILLIAMSBURG– Another big meet? Another near sweep for Solon’s cross country program, and an individual championship for senior Kiersten Conway, at the Thursday, Oct. 15, WaMaC meet in Williamsburg.

Bolts take runner-up spots in 2020 MVC divisional XC

Liberty High’s Ashlyn Keeney second, Christian Montover seventh

CEDAR FALLS– Liberty High’s cross country athletes competed in the 2020 Mississippi Valley Conference, Mississippi Division, Cross Country Meet Thursday, Oct. 15, in Cedar Falls.
The varsity Lightning girls were second in team points with 72 behind champion Linn-Mar (42). Ashlyn Keeney was second behind conference champion Micah Poellet from Linn-Mar. Poellet won in 18:19.60 with Keeney crossing the line in 19:04.50. Camille Mac was fourth for the Lightning in 19:23.10.

Indians capsize the Clippers

CCA’s season ends with 18-14 loss to Marion in football playoffs

TIFFIN– The 2020 varsity football season came to a sad end for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers Friday, Oct. 16, at home in a Class 3A first round playoff game against the Marion Indians.
The Clippers were capsized 18-14 after building a 14-0 lead in the first half, and watching it evaporate in the second.

$5.4 million to South Slope for broadband expansion

USDA ReConnect Program brings fiber optic network to Oxford and surrounding areas

OXFORD– A combination of a loan and a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) makes it possible for South Slope Cooperative Communications to expand the fiber optic network and bring broadband service to Oxford and the surrounding area.