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October 8th, 2020

Mustangs broken by Spartans, 42-14

No. 8 Solon controls No. 6 Mt. Vernon, 42-14

SOLON – A fitting Senior Night victory as the eighth-ranked Solon Spartans lassoed, saddled and broke the sixth-ranked Mount Vernon Mustangs, 42-14, at Spartan Stadium on Friday, Oct. 2.

Girls snag a game from Beckman

Solon falls 3-1 on the road to No. 6 Blazers

DYERSVILLE– Solon was poised to force a fifth and deciding game against No. 6 (2A) Beckman Catholic, but ran out of points.
The Blazers instead handed the Spartans a 3-1 WaMaC Conference East Division loss at Dyersville Sept. 29.
Beckman edged Solon 25-20 in game one, and held the Spartans at bay in game two, 25-17. But the Spartans turned the tables for a 25-21 win in the third game before narrowly falling 25-23 in the fourth and final set.

Team depth comes through again at Williamsburg

WILLIAMSBURG– Solon’s boys were just a point out of first…. with the Lady Spartans running to the championship, in a battle of ranked Class 2A and 3A cross country rivals, in Williamsburg. Though still the regular season, runners and coaches know the postseason approaches soon.

Still a long way back to normal

Volunteers pitch in to clean up Lake Macbride State Park

SOLON Almost seven weeks after the historic derecho wind storm moved across the state of Iowa, the after-effects are still evident at Lake Macbride State Park despite a Herculean effort by park staff.
It was bad, said Park Manager Ron Puettmann. Theres probably thousands of trees down in the park, most of them in the timbered areas, of course.
The hardest-hit areas though, were the campgrounds, he said.
Those are still closed yet until we get the hazard trees taken care of, he noted.

Counselors respond to COVID

Anxiety among students and staff a focus in pandemic school year

SOLON– Things are different, and that causes anxiety.
Recognizing stress and dedicating class time to talk about school in a pandemic world are some of the steps taken by guidance counselors to deal with the emotional well-being of students and staff in the Solon Community School District (SCSD).
If a student feels unwell emotionally or mentally, overall wellness will decrease and school performance goes down, observed elementary counselor Megan Amundson at a Sept. 17 board of education meeting.

City addresses community center costs

COVID a drag on recreation revenue

Not a bright future

SOLON The city is committed to its recreation programing.
But deficit spending due to utility costs for the Solon Community Center cannot be allowed to eat holes in whats expected to be a tight upcoming budget.
Solons City Council sat down for a special work session Sept. 30 at the request of Mayor Steve Stange to discuss the future of the community center, and how to rein in costs over the next two years.

Creek Boys win, Creek Girls runner-ups in home XC meet

Brandon Barker wins, Haidyn Barker third for CCA

IOWA CITY The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity boys cross country team won its home Clipper Classic meet Monday, Sept. 28, at the Kickers Soccer Complex in Iowa City. The Clippers topped the 10-team field with 39 points, led by Brandon Barker. Barker won the 5-kilometer race in 17:21.32, Gavin Zillyette was third and Peyton Stadler finished 10th.
The CCA girls were the runner-up squad with 77 points to champion Mid-Prairies 20 in a seven-team field. Haidyn Barker took third place in 20:37.52 with Kayla Jiras coming in seventh.

Trojan-Bolts wash out the Golden Eagles

Scarlet Martin, Aurora Roghair and Jade Roghair post double wins as IC West-Liberty High swimmers defeat Wahlert

IOWA CITY– It wasn’t home, but it was yet another home win for the Iowa City West High-Liberty High girls swimming and diving teams Tuesday, Sept. 29, as they washed away the Dubuque Wahlert Catholic High School Golden Eagles at the Mercer Park Aquatic Center. The Trojan-Bolts defeated Wahlert, 139.5-42.5 (varsity) and 118-53 (junior varsity). The meet moved to rival City High’s home due to the Coralville Recreation Center’s pool being closed for repairs.

Creek Girls dispose of the Demons

Pollock and Clubb team up for 26 kills in 3-0 sweep at Washington

WASHINGTON The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity volleyball team improved to 15-3 and kept the Washington Demons looking for their first win of the 2020 season with a 3-0 sweep, on the road, Thursday, Oct. 1. The Clippers disposed of the winless Demons, 25-12, 25-14 and 25-14, dropping Washington to 0-13.
Senior Hailey Pollock led the Creek Girls with 16 kills, while junior Calia Clubb put up 10. Senior Grace Bedford made 16 assists. Junior Jaclyn Pitcher was credited with 13.

Bolts and Clippers run in City High’s Bud Williams Invitational

Schillinger leads Liberty boys to victory,

IOWA CITY– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) and Liberty High cross country teams competed in Iowa City High’s Bud Williams Invitational Thursday, Oct. 1, at the Kickers Soccer Park in Iowa City.
Liberty’s varsity boys took the team title with 39 points, topping City High (51) and CCA (95). Liberty’s Caleb Schillinger led the Lightning with his third-place finish in 16:56.40. Teammates Jack Kinzer, Christian Montover and Gavin Keeney were seventh, eighth and 10th, respectively. Brandon Barker led the Clippers with a fifth-place showing in 17:07.20 with fellow Creek Boy Gavin Zillyette ninth.