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Sports

Women of Troy sixth at MVC golf super meet

Amelon medals with 79

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CEDAR RAPIDS– Jordan Amelon led the Iowa City West High Women of Troy to a sixth-place finish in the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) Super Meet Tuesday, May 2, at the St. Andrews Golf Course in Cedar Rapids. Amelon, a senior, shot a 79 to lead West and earn medalist honors.

Hole in one at Saddleback

Scott Seagren of North Liberty got a hole-in-one Sunday, Easter afternoon, on hole #17 at Saddleback Golf Course in Solon. It was witnessed by his 10-year-old son, Nolan Seagren. (contributed photo)

Lady Spartans make their mark at Drake Relays

Durr third in high jump, 4x4 breaks school record again

DES MOINES– Weather and track conditions were consistent through the weekend at the Drake Relays; cold, wet and windy. Solon’s girls responded, though, with highlight performances and others which still kept them near the top of the state’s high school track finishes, as they now head into their 2017 homestretch.
Drake is a late-season pause in the high school regular season. Top Iowa high school track and field performances share the limelight with regional and national college/university competition, special international elite events and Olympic rematches.

Spartans 2nd at Pacha Relays

TIFFIN– The old adage held true, in Iowa you can feel every season in a week.
Teeth were chattering, blankets abounded, stocking caps and mittens were worn and the sun shown brightly as the Spartan boys and Lady Spartans took to the oval at Tiffin’s Clear Creek Amana High School to compete in track and field events Thursday, April 27, as part of the Pacha Relays.

Lady Spartans first at CP-U, CCA meets

By Joe Wilkinson
Special to the Economist

In the wake of the 2017 Drake Relays and results already posted from some of the big meets this spring, here is a quick ‘catch up’ with the Lady Spartans progress over the last three weeks.

Stormin’ Pointer Invitational, April 24
CENTER POINT– It was a two-team race between the host school and Solon, with the Lady Spartans racking up 144 team points for the crown. Host Center Point-Urbana was next with 100. Maquoketa Valley (57) led the rest of the 10-school, 3A-2A field.

Spartans fifth at Maquoketa Valley’s Wildcat Relays

By Jeff Hess
Solon Economist
DELHI– Heading the Solon Spartans’ TeamSnap homepage is the phrase, “Little things that chain together to create a moment.”
The Spartans are starting to link successes together and build on performance. It has been the team goal and Coach Mark Sovers’ resonating theme from the onset of the season, and he hopes to capitalize on this belief heading toward championship season.

Lady Spartans defeat W. Dubuque, Mt. Vernon

SOLON– Solon’s varsity girls moved to 8-3 on the season with a pair of convincing home soccer wins last week.
The Lady Spartans, ranked No. 11 in Class 1A by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union, defeated Western Dubuque 3-0 on April 25 and downed the Mount Vernon Mustangs 4-1 in soggy conditions April 28.
Senior Josie Durr accounted for all of Solon’s goals in the two matches to give her 47 for the season, according to online statistics.

Spartans lose close one to Regals

Creek Boys win Pacha Relays, girls second

Boys’ relays, Stratton and Schrock lead the Clippers at home meet

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s boys track and field team picked up their first team title of the season Thursday, April 27, at their home Pacha Relays. The Creek Boys won with 109 points, topping runner-up Solon (94), Monticello and Mount Vernon (88 points each), Tipton (81), Williamsburg (78), Iowa City Regina (70), Davenport Assumption (49), Wilton (38), the Clipper junior varsity (JV) squad (13) and Durant (12).

Welch and Dusterhoft win at Drake Relays

Girls’ relay runners take second

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DES MOINES– Valerie Welch and Leah Dusterhoft won championships at the 2017 Drake Relays in Des Moines. The three-day event ran from Thursday, April 21, through Saturday, April 29, with middle school, high school, college, university and other athletes competing on the famous Blue Oval track at Drake University.

Trojans top at City High’s Forwald Coleman Relays, Women of Troy take second

Nock, Greiner, Welch, Dusterhoft, Nugent, Caruthers and West take wins for West High

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IOWA CITY– Six team points separated Iowa City West High’s Trojans from West Des Moines Valley for the boys’ championship Thursday, April 20, at City High’s Forwald-Coleman Relays. The West High guys amassed 162 points for the win to Valley’s 156. Pleasant Valley was third with 115, followed by Linn-Mar (99), the host Little Hawks (81), Southeast Polk (60), Des Moines East (38) and Muscatine (26).
The Women of Troy took the girls’ runner-up spot behind team champion Waukee.

Women of Troy unbeaten

IC West beats Jefferson, 9-0, and Cedar Falls, 6-2

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IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy improved to 9-0 on the season and 5-0 in the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) with a pair of wins.
West bombed the Cedar Rapids Jefferson J-Hawks, 9-0, Tuesday, April 25, at home on Barker Field. West sank five goals in the first half and four in the second for the win, led by Regan Steigleder with four goals and one assist. Emma Cooper put in three goals and three assists. Carlin Morsch and Rachel Olson added one goal apiece. Morsch, Lexi Shaffer, Marnie Vonderhaar and Lizzie Raley each had assists.