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Up north with Elle King

Walkin'

This week’s column is written in the Dancing Bear Community room of The Lodge of the Whispering Pines on the edge of the Boundary Waters near Ely, Minn.
I have heard some murmurs in the trees, but mostly it’s been the rain that has managed to work its way into camp conversation four of the five days here.

Someone needs a hug

Food For Thought

I’ve nearly resolved to stop watching the newscasts lately because a person can absorb only so much bad news without suffering from depression. No, I’m not referring to the political circus going on– that’s probably a good thing. It provides some much-needed comic relief from the increasing pile of tragedies beleaguering the American public these days. I’m talking about all the tragic losses and unpleasantries being thrown at us lately.

The journey continues

Walkin'

I’ve always considered myself a Christian.
Mom made sure we attended Sunday School, church and confirmation class at Trinity Lutheran Church of Rolling Meadows, Ill. While I didn’t have anything against religion in my earliest years, I resisted with vigor giving up my Sunday mornings for something I saw as inconvenient at best and torture at worst. Flash Gordon and Sky King were on television at the same time, and Ming the Merciless and Penny were more interesting than hymns and sermons. I especially disliked getting dressed up. Neckties made me choke and wool pants made me itch.

Solon Parks & Rec Department

FALL FLAG FOOTBALL REGISTRATION has begun and lasts through the first week in August. All pre-K thru fifth grade Solon students should have brought home a registration form. Pre-k through fourth graders may register online at https://solon-iowa.cogran.com/. More registration forms are available at the Solon Parks and Recreation website or may be picked up at City Hall. Games will be on Monday nights for Pre-k through fourth grade and Tuesday nights for fifth-sixth grade. The coaches meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the Solon City Hall.

Spartans tackle CR Kennedy after doubleheader sweep at Maquoketa

SOLON– The Solon varsity baseball team bounced back from a sweep at the hands of Western Dubuque to take two games from the Maquoketa Cardinals July 8 in Maquoketa.
The Spartans won 5-2 and 10-3 to move to 17-16 on the season.
The Cardinals built a 2-0 lead that held up through six innings, but Solon erupted for five runs in the top of the seventh to take control in the first game.

Solon girls punch ticket to state tournament

Late-inning heroics lift Lady Spartans in regional final

SOLON– With two strikes in the count, Nichole Oberthien laid down a bunt.
The play went to the plate, where Tara Lance slid wide of the tag to give the Lady Spartans a sixth-inning 4-3 lead over Center Point-Urbana (CP-U).
In the top of the seventh, Solon added two more insurance runs, the first of which prompted Solon Head Softball Coach Jim White to leap in the air joyously and repeatedly along the third base sideline.

Lake Macbride State Park named to top U.S. fishing, boating list

SOLON– Lake Macbride State Park, west of Solon, was recognized among the 2016 Top 100 Family Friendly Places to Boat and Fish in the U.S., according to Take Me Fishing.
“I’m not surprised by this recognition,” said Nick Rocca, Lake Macbride State Park ranger. Rocca talked to many park users and campers that come from near and far to fish Macbride. “They always have good things to say about coming to Macbride to fish.”

CCA falls, 6-5, but rallies back to wallop CPU, 15-3

Cappy’s Boys split with Stormin’ Pointers

North Liberty Leader
CENTER POINT– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity baseball team, known as “Cappy’s Boys” after their unofficial mascot, moved to a 17-19 record with a split against the Stormin’ Pointers of Center Point-Urbana in a doubleheader Tuesday, July 5, in Center Point.
The Pointers pulled off a lead change in the sixth inning of game one to take a 6-5 win, but the Clippers regrouped and pounded the Pointers, 15-3, in a six-inning nightcap.

CCA takes two from South Tama, 10-0 and 12-6

Creek boys end regular season at .500

North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers’ varsity baseball team finished the regular season with a home doubleheader sweep of South Tama Friday, July 8. Capy’s Boys knocked off the Trojans 10-0 and 12-6. The pair of wins improved CCA’s record to 19-19 and marked the third straight year the team finished at .500 or above. Coach Brent Henry noted, “Seniors Jake Neubauer and Robby Swails are members of the winningest four-year stretch in the program’s history.”

Trojans sweep Little Hawks in annual two-day doubleheader

IC West wins, 11-1 and 6-3, over City High

North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– The West High Trojans’ record improved to 27-6 with a sweep of cross-town rival City High in a two-day doubleheader Monday and Tuesday, July 4 and 5.
The Trojans put on their own fireworks show during an afternoon matinee on Independence Day with the 11-1 pounding of the Little Hawks at home. City put up one run in the top of the third, which was answered with two West High runs in the bottom of the inning. A seven-run barrage from the Trojan bats occurred in the fifth with two more runs in the sixth.