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Sports

Mary’s Meals supporters host Solon 5K Saturday, June 25

SOLON– Local supporters of Mary’s Meals will be hosting a Be a Hunger Hero! 5K/1-mile run/walk Saturday, June 25, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Timber DOME Lodge at the Solon Recreation and Nature Area.
Participants are encouraged to dress as super heroes for extra fun. The event is family friendly, with strollers and dogs welcome.
Register online at www.getmeregistered.com/BeAHungerHero or contact Theresa Bonnema at 319-499-8930 for a paper registration form. Registrations will also be accepted the morning of the run beginning at 8:30 a.m.

No repeat for Women of Troy

IC West falls 2-1 to Ankeny Centennial in state 3A championship soccer

DES MOINES– The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union (IGHSAU) went to three classes (up from two) for varsity soccer in 2011. Since that time, no team has won back-to-back state championships in Class 3A.
Not even the Women of Troy from Iowa City West High.

Cappy’s Boys sunk by the Sabers

CCA drops doubleheader 10-0 and 5-0 to Central DeWitt

TIFFIN– The Clippers found themselves in trouble early in a varsity doubleheader at home Friday, June 10, against the Sabers of Central DeWitt. The Sabers put up seven runs in the second inning of game one, three more in the third and shut-out the Clippers for a fifth-inning mercy rule ending.
It was a tough loss for sophomore pitcher Alex Goedkin as he gave up eight hits and 10 earned runs over three innings of work. Camden Smyka, a freshman, relieved Goedken for the final two innings with a pair of strikeouts. Jake Neubauer had the Clippers’ only hit of the game, a single.

NLRC to host Prime Time, Game Time basketball leagues

Games start June 30 and feature college, overseas players

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Community Center will host the 30th season of the men’s Prime Time Basketball League (PTL), as well as the women’s Game Time League (GTL) this summer. The leagues feature players from the University of Iowa, the University of Northern Iowa, as well as other local colleges, high schools and overseas professionals.
The public is invited to visit North Liberty to watch the fast-paced action since the games will not be televised. Admission to the games is free and open to the public with limited bleacher seating.

Creek Girls split with the Sabers

CCA loses, 11-6, but bounces back for 5-1 win

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DeWITT– The Creek Girls from Clear Creek Amana (CCA) traveled to Clinton County and Central Clinton-DeWitt High School Wednesday, June 8, for a varsity softball doubleheader and returned home with a split. The host Sabers took the opener, 11-6, while the Clippers won the nightcap, 5-1.

Creek Girls take two from Indians

CCA wins 2-1, 4-1 over Marion

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OXFORD– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity softball team bounced back from a disappointing appearance in the West High Softball Classic with a sweep of the visiting Marion Indians Monday, June 6. The Creek Girls took both halves of a doubleheader with 2-1 and 4-1 showings.

Clippers salvage a win in double dip with Mustangs

CCA falls, 5-1, and takes baseball nightcap, 10-8

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MOUNT VERNON– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers visited the Mount Vernon Mustangs for an evening of varsity baseball Wednesday, June 8, and came home with a split after an 18-run slugfest.
The Clippers dropped the opener, 5-1, after the Mustangs took a three-run lead in the bottom of the first inning and added two more in the second. The sole CCA run came in the top of the third as Kobey Schlotman scored on a Jake Neubauer sacrifice ground ball.

Cappy’s Boys split with the Indians

CCA falls, 6-3, but rallies for 14-12 win

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TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) Clippers moved to 5-6 overall on the 2016 varsity baseball season with a split at home Monday, June 6, against the Marion Indians. The Indians took the opening half of a doubleheader, 6-3, but Cappy’s Boys rallied back from a 9-0 deficit in the nightcap and converted it into a 14-12 win.

CCA Masters golf outing/fundraiser June 24

AMANA– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Masters Golf Outing is a fundraising event for scholarships and endowments for CCA students. The outing will be held Friday, June 24, at the Amana Colonies Golf Course, 451 U Ave. There is a $100 per player or $400 per four-person team entry fee that can be paid the day of the tournament.
To register for this great event call, email or complete an online registration form at www.cca.k12.ia.us and mail it to Brad Fox.

Trojans take two from Lions

IC West wins 9-7, 6-5 over Linn-Mar

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MARION– Iowa City West High’s varsity baseball Trojans improved to 9-2 on the season and picked up a pair of wins at Linn-Mar in the wake of their second loss of the season, which occurred Friday, June 3, against Dubuque Wahlert.
West swept Linn-Mar in a doubleheader (9-7 and 6-5) Monday, June 6, in Marion.

Women of Troy split with Cougars

IC West wins 6-5, falls 2-1 to CR Kennedy

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CEDAR RAPIDS– The West High Women of Troy improved to 10-3 overall with a Tuesday, June 7, split with the Cougars of Cedar Rapids Kennedy in Cedar Rapids.
West took the opening half of the doubleheader, 6-5, with one run each in the first, second and third innings before the Cougars cut the deficit with two runs in the bottom of the fourth. A three-run effort by West in the fifth gave the Women of Troy a little cushion before a scoreless sixth. The Cougars tried to pull out a win in the bottom of the seventh with three runs but came up short as West prevailed.

Rating my four teams

Hawk Talk

I started covering the Hawkeyes for the North Liberty Leader in 2000 and was only going to follow football, men’s basketball and wrestling.
One of my female friends, Carrie, said in a joking manner, “That would be sexist.”
So I jumped on the women’s bandwagon after they started 5-5.
It was Lisa Bluder’s first year.
That Iowa team, led by guards Cara Consuegra and Lindsey Meder, went on to go 21-10, 12-4 in the Big Ten, they took second place and won the Big Ten Tournament.