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May 19th, 2018

2018 Iowa City West High softball preview

2018 Iowa City West High softball preview
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– Call it a homecoming. Or to be more accurate, a second homecoming, as Barb Lynn returns to the Iowa City West High softball diamond to lead the varsity Women of Troy.

Schrock and LeFleur earn wins for CCA

Clippers run in WaMaC Conference West meet

VAN HORNE– Weather concerns prompted postponement of the 2018 WaMaC Conference Track and Field Super Meet from Thursday, May 3, at Solon to Monday, May 7, with the West Division competing at Benton Community High School, in Van Horne.
Center Point-Urbana won the varsity boys meet and the junior varsity (JV) boys and girls meet, while Williamsburg won the varsity girls meet.
The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity boys were eighth overall, the JV boys were seventh, the JV girls squad was fourth and the varsity girls were seventh in team points.

Clippers, Trojans and Lightning headed for state coed track meet

DES MOINES– Student athletes from Clear Creek Amana (CCA), Iowa City West High and Liberty High qualified 47 events to compete in the 2018 State Coed Track and Field Meet Thursday, May 17, through Saturday, May 19, at Drake University, in Des Moines.
West High’s Austin West earned the No. 1 seed in the 400-meter hurdles and the No. 2 spot in the 400-meter dash and long jump. Katie Severt, Isyss Shaw, Kitra Bell and Deniz Ince (with alternates Kiara Malloy-Salgado and Bailey Nock) claimed the No. 1 seed in the distance medley relay.

Dubuque Senior tops the Women of Troy, 3-1

IOWA CITY– The Iowa City West High Women of Troy dropped to 1-10 after suffering their fourth consecutive loss on Tuesday, May 8, at home, as the Dubuque Senior Rams took a 3-1 win.
Rachel Olson, a junior, scored West’s goal from an assist by Kennedy Hochstedler with 19:14 remaining in the second half. It was Olson’s second goal of the season, only the fourth team goal overall, after a 3-1 win on April 24 against Cedar Rapids Jefferson.
The Rams improved to 7-5.

Women of Troy clinch division title

IOWA CITY– The Iowa City West High Women of Troy varsity tennis team clinched the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) Mississippi Division championship Tuesday, May 8, after defeating Dubuque Senior, 8-1, in the final conference match of the 2018 season. West High ended conference play with a 13-0 record and was 14-0 overall ahead of a Thursday, May 10, makeup match, rescheduled from April 7 due to weather, at home against non-conference foe Bettendorf.

Robert Neustrom born to be a Hawkeye

Hawk Talk

This is the second part of Robert Neustrom’s story of growing up a Hawkeye.
It started in the 1930s when his grandfather Bob listened to Hawkeye football on the radio.
Ozzie Simmons was the star running back out of Texas playing for Iowa from 1934-36 and one of Bob’s favorite players.
Ozzie is one of the reason Iowa plays Minnesota for the Floyd of Rosedale trophy.
The Gophers, a national football power at the time, had pounded the Hawks 48-12 in 1934 in Iowa City.
Tensions were high after that game and Ozzie was a target of the Minnesota players’ wrath and insults.

May 17th

Solarize Johnson County coming to Solon May 24

Solar panel installation incentive comes to six cities

JOHNSON COUNTY– Local residents have an opportunity to learn more about solar energy and invest in affordable solar through the new Solarize Johnson County program.
The initiative builds on the success of Solarize Cedar Rapids and Linn County, where more than 500 individuals attended free solar education sessions and nearly 100 property owners added solar to their properties in 2017.
Now, Johnson County, Johnson County Public Health, Johnson County Conservation and six municipalities are teaming up with a Wisconsin-based nonprofit organization to launch a similar program.

Supervisors get an earful at public hearing

Young farmers argue for changing agricultural exemption

By Chris Umscheid
Solon Economist
IOWA CITY– Young farmers in Johnson County raised their voices loud and clear to the board of supervisors: change or scrap the county’s agricultural exemption policy.
The young guns blazed away during a Thursday, May 10, public hearing on the proposed county comprehensive plan, citing the immense difficulties many budding farmers encounter in trying to purchase 40 acres (the minimum amount of land required to be considered a “farm” in Johnson County).

Help clean up Johnson County: volunteer for the Adopt-A-Roadway program

IOWA CITY– Johnson County’s Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management program is seeking groups and individuals interested in volunteering to clean up county roadsides by participating in the Adopt-A-Roadway program.

Solon alum Sydney Lawson batting in the Big Ten

CORALVILLE– Former Solon Lady Spartan Sydney Lawson, daughter of Gene and Christine Lawson from Solon, is swinging the pine in the Big Ten this season.
The Wisconsin Badgers visited the University of Iowa Softball field in Coralville for three games in two days– a doubleheader held on Saturday, April 7, and the final game Sunday, April 8.
Although the Badgers did not fair well against the Hawkeyes, falling 3-0, 4-3 and 5-3 in the three games, attendees got an opportunity to see the Solon High School graduate play in her Big Ten debut on Sunday and get her first Big Ten hit.