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WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS

Solon sweeps through tournament to 3A volleyball championship

The members of the Solon volleyball team celebrate on center court after winning the 3A championship with a 3-0 sweep of No. 1 Mount Vernon Friday, Nov. 14, at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids. The Lady Spartans did not lose a set during their three matches in the state volleyball tournament. (photo by Chris Umscheid)

Hawkeye men open strong

The Iowa men, playing in the second game Friday at Carver, picked up a 90-56 win over Hampton, had five players in double-figures and won the rebound battle, 48-32.
I said before he season that Jarrod Uthoff, Peter Jok and Trey Dickerson would be the three wild cards that could help Iowa get to the next level.
Jarrod started, only played 19 minutes, hit 4-5 from 3-point range and scored 13 points.
Peter came off the bench, played 17 minutes and scored 11 points.
Coach Fran McCaffery said Peter has improved his defense a lot and could start at some point.

Record win for Hawk women

The Iowa Hawkeye women’s basketball team started in 1974, which was also my first year of being a student at Iowa.
I don’t remember going to many games and the Hawkeyes didn’t have a winning season until 1978-79, when they finished 18-11.
Vivian Stringer came on the scene in 1983 and she helped turn Iowa into a national power.
When Lisa Bluder came on board in 2000 she promised an up-tempo game and balanced scoring.
The Hawk women opened up the weekend with the best scoring output ever in the history of Iowa women’s basketball with a 107-56 romp over USC Upstate.

What a difference a week makes

Hawk Talk

The bipolar Hawkeye football team took the north route in Saturday’s 30-14 win at Illinois.
To say the win was the biggest of the season would be close, but the 48-7 win over Northwestern was even better since the Wildcats upset Notre Dame 43-40 in overtime at South Bend at the same time Iowa was beating Illinois.
Iowa will be underdogs in its final two home games with Wisconsin and Nebraska.
In the last five games, Iowa has beaten Indiana 45-29, lost to Maryland 38-31, beat Northwestern 48-7, got crushed by Minnesota 51-14 and then beat Illinois 30-14.

Ann M. Pizinger

Ann M. Pizinger, 71, of Cedar Rapids, died Thursday evening, Nov. 13, 2014, at West Ridge Care Center.
Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at Saint Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids, by Father Christopher Podhajsky. Burial will be at Saint John’s Cemetery.

Kathleen A. MacTaggart

On the afternoon of Nov. 11, 2014, Kathleen A. MacTaggart of North Liberty, passed away peacefully of natural causes. Kathleen was comforted by family members at the Lantern Park Nursing home in Coralville, at the time of her passing.
Kathleen was born on Aug. 4, 1926, in a farmhouse in rural Hills, the daughter of Phillip Altmaier and Florence Freswick Altmaier. She graduated from Sharon High School in 1944. Kathleen worked at the University of Iowa in the Data Processing department. She lived in Goose Creek, South Carolina, Iowa City, Solon and North Liberty.

Gerald Eugene (Jerry) Hanson

aturday, Nov. 15, 2014, after a long illness. Jerry was born in Iowa City, Feb. 7, 1936, to George and Lucille (McBride) Hanson. He attended Iowa City schools, graduating from City High with the Class of 1955.

Ronald “Ronnie” Carson

Ronald “Ronnie” Carson, 57, of Swisher, died as result of a tragic motorcycle accident in North Liberty, on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. The service was Saturday, Nov. 15, at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids. Burial was at Blain Cemetery, Swisher.

Edna M. Carpenter Booker

Edna M. Carpenter Booker, 93, longtime resident of the Iowa City area, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at the Lantern Park Nursing and Rehab Center in Coralville.
The funeral service was held in Iowa City at the Parkview Evangelical Free Church on Nov, 15 with Pastor Steve Rachke officiating. Edna will be laid to rest at The Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, beside her husband, Colonel Brooks W. Booker, Jr. and their son, James Hayward Booker.

Joseph E. Bevill

Bevill
Joseph E. Bevill, 95, of Cedar Rapids, died Thursday evening, Nov. 13, 2014, at St. Luke’s Living Center West.
Funeral Services took place Sunday at Papich-Kuba Janeba Chapel West, 1604 J Street S.W., by Rev. Del Bear. Burial was at Czech National Cemetery. Military honors were conducted by American Legion St. Quentin Post 555, Ely.