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May 17th

Spartan boys track and field team 5th in 3A qualifier

Ira 110 hurdles first, Linderbaum first in shot/third in discus, 800 sprint medley third

SOLON– Coach Mark Sovers posted to Twitter on Thursday evening, May 9, a picture of the empty Spartan Stadium track’s lanes, with the sunset-illuminated school in the background, empty. The caption accompanying the picture read, “Reflecting on the incredible opportunity to coach such unselfish, relationship driven athletes. Looking forward to the best version of who we are shining through. #humble”
Spartan Stadium lights blazed on Thursday, May 10, as Solon hosted a coed Class 3A qualifying track meet.

Solon falls prey to Vinton- Shellsburg

Vikettes triumph over Lady Spartans in soccer, 3-1

By Jeff Hess
Solon Economist
SOLON– The Spartan Stadium was aglow most of the week. Friday night, May 11, was no different as the Lady Spartans soccer team hosted the Vinton-Shellsburg Vikettes, falling prey to them, 3-1, under the lights.
After about 20 minutes of offensive and defensive transitions, working up and back on the field, the Vikettes scored to take the lead, 1-0, with 19:13 aglow atop the Spartans’ scoreboard.

Girls send 14 to state

Four field events, six relays, three individuals

SOLON– Senior Sophie Nicol’s track season has gone a little rough.
“I was sick. There was an injury,” she said. “I spent the longest time getting my endurance back, trying to qualify for state.”
She has run just about every distance in her four year high school career. It took the toughest one, in the state qualifier, to make her statement.

James Pavelka

James “Jim” Joseph Pavelka, 94, of Martelle, died Monday, May 7, 2018, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Funeral Mass was held Friday, May 11, at St. Mary Catholic Church, in Solon, with burial following at St. Mary Cemetery. Visitation was from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday May 10, at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Solon.

Norman Dale “Doc” Brumwell

Norman Dale “Doc” Brumwell, 86, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 11, 2018.
Funeral Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 15, at the Solon United Methodist Church with Rev. Scott Kober officiating. Burial with military honors by the Solon American Legion followed at Oakland Cemetery, Solon. Visitation was Monday, May 14, at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, Iowa City. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Solon United Methodist Church, the Solon American Legion or the Solon fire department.

Color me blue

Walkin'

I’ve been feeling a little blue this week.
It all started when I came across a video posted on Facebook that really set me off. The clip was taken by an anonymous bystander in a store of what is presumably a mother and her 4-year-old. The preschooler is acting horribly, throwing a foul-mouthed tantrum because she wants something she can’t have. A store employee or manager steps in to intervenes and keeps the child from grabbing what it wants. The woman and child are black. A sloppily-dressed bystander is also black. The man intervening is white.

Ho-hum in the kitchen

Food For Thought

Can’t think of anything to fix for supper? Tired of the same-old, same-old in the lunch bag? What to take for that family reunion potluck? Having trouble even making out a grocery list? Join the club. After 65 years of keeping house and putting meals on the table, there seems to be nothing new or tempting left to try. And then, a strange thing happens and cooking becomes an adventure once again.

May 10th

Liberty girls fall, 3-0, to CV Christian

ALBURNETT– As storms crept ever closer, the Liberty High Lightning fell, 3-0, to the 15th-ranked team in Class 1A, the Huskies of Cedar Valley Christian (CVC). The Huskies, a shared program between CVC and Alburnett High School, brought a 9-0 record into the Tuesday, May 1, contest in Alburnett. The Bolts, unranked by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union, were 2-5.

2018 CCA softball preview

Still young, but more experienced

OXFORD– Last year the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity girls softball team faced two challenges. First, Matt Trosky took the helm of the program in the wake of the departure of Barb Lynn after three seasons. Lynn returned to coaching the Iowa City West High varsity this year. And second, they were a young team with only two seniors (Claire Navara and Abbi Kinnaird), and a freshman (Raina Henze) and eighth grader (Peyton Graft) pitching. The Creek Girls finished the season at 14-26.

Nock earns Athlete of the Year; Parker is Coach of the Year

Women of Troy reign in MVC Divisional Meet

Nock earns Athlete of the Year; Parker is Coach of the Year
By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– One week to the day after competing in the 109th Drake Relays, Bailey Nock was a triple-winner for the Iowa City West High Women of Troy as they won the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) Mississippi Division meet on their home track Friday, May 4.