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Linebackers, defensive backs and special teams

Hawk Talk

This is the third part of Iowa football preview. This week, I’ll start out with the Hawkeye linebackers, the core of the defense.

Linebackers

Josey Jewell (6-2, 236) is a prototypical Hawkeye player.
Jewell was lightly recruited with Upper Iowa and UNI the only two schools to recruit him and offer a scholarship.
Iowa came in late and the rest is history.

Joyce Schager

Joyce Schager, 72, of Iowa Falls, passed away Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, at Heritage Care Center in Iowa Falls with Bob by her side. Funeral services were Wednesday, Aug. 30, at the Alden United Methodist Church with a private family interment. Visitation was Tuesday at the Surls Funeral Home in Iowa Falls.
Memorials can be directed to Ellsworth College Foundation or Alden United Methodist Church.

Dennis V. Rehnke

Dennis Vern Rehnke, 74, of Solon, passed away Aug. 18, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Dennis’ Celebration of Life will be held at the Solon Timber Dome Lodge on Saturday, Sept. 2, from 1-4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial’s in his honor may be sent to the Dennis Rehnke Family, 121 Oreole Dr. NE, Solon, IA 52333.
Online condolences may be left at www.iowacremation.com under “obituaries.”

Thomas Q. Korn

Thomas Quinn Korn, 92, of Denver, N.C. died on Aug. 21, 2017.
He was born Nov. 1, 1924, in Peoria, Ill., to the late John and Mollie Quinn Korn.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and a sister.
Thomas Korn served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1943-1946, including 15 months in the Pacific. He graduated from St. Ambrose College in Davenport with a Bachelor’s Degree in business administration. He married Margaret Joan Breza on July 1, 1950, at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church near Solon.

Mary Jean (Davis) Fabritz

Mary Jean (Davis) Fabritz, Solon, passed into eternity Saturday Aug. 26, 2017, at Solon Nursing Care Center after a courageous battle with cholangiocarcinoma.

A matter of relativity

I’m not talking about Einstein’s theory here, but the third, or maybe the fourth definition, depending on which dictionary you’re using, “Relativity; dependence on a factor that varies according to context.”

Solon rolls 3-1 in the Lightning Bolts’ debut

NORTH LIBERTY– The pep band introduced the official fight song as cheerleaders rallied the Bolt Nation Tuesday, Aug. 22, when the Liberty High Lightning took to the volleyball court for the first time in their brand new school. The Lightning Bolts are fielding sophomore and varsity squads this year after dressing a freshman team last year at Iowa City West High.
The Solon Lady Spartans took on the Bolts to open the season in a non-conference match-up. Liberty is unaffiliated this year, joining the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) in 2018.

Creek 2017 volleyball season begins

CCA falls in Mount Vernon quad, splits in Grinnell’s tournament

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GRINNELL– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity volleyball squad has started the 2017 season with a mix of success and frustration in a pair of tournaments.
The Creek Girls opened Thursday, Aug. 24, with an appearance in a quad meet with Solon, Center Point-Urbana and Mount Vernon in Mount Vernon. The host Lady Mustangs shut out the Creek Girls, 2-0, with 25-22 and 25-17 wins over CCA. Shauntina Williams had six kills with three from Claire Schwarting. Zoey Boehme made 11 assists, Cheyanne Bunch had four assists and Jordan Neely came up with eight digs.

Women of Troy win, Liberty debuts at U of I’s Ashton XC course

IOWA CITY– The University of Iowa’s renovated Ashton Cross Country Course was the site of the 2017 Trojan Early Bird Invitational meet hosted by Iowa City West High Thursday, Aug. 24.
The West High Women of Troy won the varsity girls race, besting North Scott and Davenport Assumption. Bailey Nock won the event in 18:48, with Colleen Bloser coming in second in 19:50.

West swimmers best CR Jefferson, 138-47

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CEDAR RAPIDS– The West High Women of Troy swimmers opened the 2017 season with a road trip to Cedar Rapids Jefferson, sweeping victory as the varsity won, 138-47, and the junior varsity (JV) picked up a 125-46 win.
Sophomore Lily Ernest broke the school record in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 58.06 seconds. Lilian Zhu previously held the record.
“We are hoping it’s the first of many records to be broken this season,” Assistant Coach Jordan O’Donnell said.