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Sports

Solon football schedule released for fall 2020

2020 football schedule offers something to ponder other than the pandemic

DES MOINES– With the predicament weighing heavy due to the spread of COVID-19, the Iowa State High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) released the fall season football schedules to offer the public something to take their minds off the threat and provide something to look forward to.

Liberty and CCA girls run at Dickinson Relays

Liberty’s Keeney 2nd in 1,500 run, Cannon 3rd in 60-meter hurdles

CEDAR FALLS– The Liberty High and Clear Creek Amana (CCA) girls track and field teams ran Monday, March 9, at the A.D. Dickinson Relays in the UNI-Dome, in Cedar Falls.
Liberty’s Ashlyn Keeney took second place in the 1,500-meter run in 4:52.56, while Taylor Cannon was third in the 60-meter hurdles in 9.21 seconds. Liberty’s Cami Mac took sixth in the 3,000-meter run in 10:43.99 to round out the top-10 finishers.

Girls A.D. Dickinson Relays, Monday, March 9

Libertys Boldt becomes a Ram

Liberty High’s Alec Boldt signs with Cornell College

NORTH LIBERTY– Liberty High senior Alec Boldt recently signed a Letter of Intent to play football and baseball for the Cornell College Rams, in Mount Vernon.
Boldt made two solo tackles for the Bolts last season, both quarterback sacks and both for a loss of yards, as part of a 7-3 campaign that ended in the first round of Class 3A postseason play with a 14-7 loss to Solon.

Bolts hit the track at the Dickinson Relays

Libertys Bo Gryp takes third in the 1,600-meter run

CEDAR FALLS The Liberty High boys track and field team competed Tuesday, March 10, in the A.D. Dickinson Relays at the UNI-Dome, in Cedar Falls.
Bo Gryp took third in the 1,600-meter run in 4:32.79, while the 4x400-meter relay team finished seventh in 3:33.82.

Boys A.D. Dickinson Relays, Tuesday, March 10
60-meter dash (prelims) 35, Jacob Adam, 7.39. 44, Brody Fishman, 7.43. 86, JaQuel Davis, 7.62.
200-meter dash 29, Ben Houselog, 24.33. 31, Davis, 24.36. 120, Evan Chandler, 25.75.
400-meter dash 38, Luke Meyers, 54.90. 62, Tayshaun McGee, 55.97. 65, Tyler Lambert, 56.05.

Stratton and Withrow earn IPSWA honors

CCA ballers named to All-State basketball teams

DES MOINES– The Iowa Print Sports Writers Association (IPSWA) announced the 2020 girls and boys basketball all-state teams with two Clear Creek Amana (CCA) student athletes recognized.
Senior Karsyn Stratton was named to the Class 4A Girls First Team on Saturday, March 7. Stratton led the Clippers to a program record 19-5 season, its first WaMaC championship, and their first-ever state tournament appearance. She averaged 20.7 points per game with a total of 496 on the season. Stratton topped 1,500 career points earlier in the season.

Drake Relays postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic

Relays officials and Drake University plan to reschedule the 2020 event

DES MOINES– Drake University postponed the 2020 Drake Relays, presented by Xtream powered by Mediacom, along with related special events and programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 111th edition of the event was scheduled for April 22-25 at Drake Stadium.

Lady Spartan Soccer Head Coach Paulson hopes for a spring season

Lady Spartans’ JV and varsity soccer rosters delayed due to COVID-19

SOLON– Although the season start is still up in the air due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lady Spartans’ soccer team is at home on the edge of their seats.
With the delay of the Lady Spartans’ opening game, scheduled for 5:30 p.m., at Spartan Stadium against the Liberty High Ligthning on Friday, March 27, due to Gov. Kim Reynolds’ recommendation, the season holds many questions. Not the least of which is the naming of the varsity and junior varsity (JV) rosters, according to Head Coach Amanda Paulson.

THIRD!

CCA’s Schrepfer makes All-Tournament Team in Clippers’ first Tourney since ‘93

DES MOINES– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) first boys state basketball tournament trip since 1993 (and the third in program history) resulted in a third-place trophy for Class 3A.

A legacy of commitment

Kevin Miller steps down as Solon head football coach

SOLON– Head Coach Kevin Miller never missed a football practice in 19 years.
“Never. No matter how sick,” he said the day after hanging up his cleats. “I felt that’s what I needed to do to, to provide the necessary example for our players. That was my own choice.”
Miller, 49, submitted his letter of resignation from the coaching position Wednesday, March 11, and spoke to his team the same day.
A Solon native, he graduated in 1989 after his team won the school’s first state title in the fall of 1988.

School closures suspend Iowa high school spring activities

DES MOINES– Following Sunday’s announcements from Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, all spring activities of Iowa’s high school Unified Activities partners – the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union (IGHSAU), the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA), the Iowa High School Music Association (IHSMA), and the Iowa High School Speech Association (IHSSA) – will be prohibited through the state’s K-12 school recommended closure of four weeks.

Dan Gable Wrestler of the Year Award recipients named

CEDAR FALLS– Fareway Stores, Inc. and BodyArmor presented the Dan Gable Wrestler of the Year Awards, in coordination with IAwrestle and IWCOA. Three finalists from each of the three state wrestling classes and three women finalists attended an awards ceremony in advance of the premier invitational, War at West Gym.
Fans had the ability to vote once per day for the top wrestler in each category until Feb. 7 on IAwrestle.com. Public votes were tallied and the top voted wrestler received an extra vote towards the IWCOA committee vote. The following athletes were recognized as 2020 recipients:

Girls track starts strong at UD, Dickinson

COVID-19 makes it ‘wait and see’

DUBUQUE– With spring break this week, it is especially quiet in the classroom and out on the track. What lies ahead with the coronavirus pandemic should show major changes in how classroom and outside school activities are conducted through spring, in Solon, in Iowa and across the nation.
But there has been a start. For Solon’s girls, that came March 3, at the University of Dubuque. With a fourth-place finish among 20 Eastern Iowa teams, the Lady Spartans logged 40.5 points.
On the way there, they picked up first- through fifth-place points in six of the 11 indoor events.