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Sports

Spartans take third at WaMaC Super Meet

Consistency keeps Solon in contention until final event

TIFFIN– The Spartans’ boys track and field team traveled to Clear Creek Amana High School in Tiffin, on Thursday, May 5, to face the first of three potential crucibles in as many weeks. The WaMaC Super Meet saw 15 teams from the conference battling for bragging rights and the top three positions were decided in the final three events of the evening.

Three team titles so far for Spartan golfers

SOLON– The Solon Spartans boys golf team had a busy three weeks, competing in nine events.
On April 7, the Spartans competed against West Deleware, in Manchester. Solon lost 174 to West Delaware’s 159, moving its record to 0-1.
On April 12, the Spartans battled Maquoketa on the greens, winning 171 to the Cardinals 198, moving to 1-1 on the season.

Lady Spartans tie for first at WaMaC divisional golf meet

MANCHESTER– The Solon Lady Spartans traveled to Pin Oaks, in Manchester, for the WaMaC East Divisional meet. The Lady Spartans shot a 210, good enough for a 1st place tie. The tie-breaker was the 5th best score, which gave Western Dubuque the trophy. Pacing the Lady Spartans was Grace McCarty with a 48. Dani Carter shot a 50, followed by Reegan Helle with a 52 and Jenna Roskopf with a 60. Rounding out the varsity scores were Julia DeValk and Katie Feldkamp with a 67 and 69 respectively.

Solon girls edge out Dyersville, 1-0

SOLON– A Josie Durr goal and 13 combined saves from goalies Mahalia Shelangoski and Brianna Smith were all the Lady Spartans needed for a 1-0 victory over Dyersville Beckman May 3 in Solon.
“The Beckman game proved to be a tough match, but we did very well defensively to shut them out,” said Head Coach John Tucker. “Our offense did what it needed to do, but we are still working on a lineup that gives us the best chances for more goals.”
Smith, in the goal for the second half, fended off a flurry of attacks toward the end of the game to preserve the win.

Spartans third at Marion Invitational meet

MARION– On Monday, May 2, the Spartans managed a third-place team finish at the Marion Boys Track Invitational, with the WaMaC Conference Meet on the horizon.
As Coach Mark Sovers had referenced earlier in the season, the Spartans aren’t relying solely on individuals to score team points. The talented field logged solid performances to carry them to a third place finish using a few different faces to achieve it.

Solon Boys Soccer vs Beckman

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West girls take MVC for the 15th time

Women of Troy win eight events at MVC Valley Division Championship

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CEDAR RAPIDS– For the 15th time, the Iowa City West High Women of Troy were crowned as the Valley Division Champions for the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVCV). West won the divisional meet Thursday, May 5, at Kingston Stadium in Cedar Rapids with 142 team points. Linn-Mar was a distant second with 104.5.

West boys stay perfect against Cedar Falls

Trojans overpower Tigers, 3-1

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IOWA CITY– The West High varsity soccer boys improved to 11-0 on the season Tuesday, May 3, at home against the Cedar Falls Tigers with a 3-1 win.
A pair of Nick’s accounted for all three of the Trojans’ goals, Nicholas Pitcher booted in two and Nicholas Raley put in one. Pitcher made four passes, Raley had two and Jackson Nasby made one. Nasby also made an assist in the match.
The loss dropped the Tigers to 3-9 on the season.

Women of Troy fall at home to Linn-Mar

Lions roar 8-1 on the tennis courts

IOWA CITY– The West High tennis Women of Troy faced a nearly unbeaten Linn-Mar squad Thursday, May 5, at home. The Lions took the match, 8-1, and improved their record to 12-1 while dropping west to 9-4 overall.
Elise Chang scored West’s sole victory with a 10-3 win over Linn-Mar’s Katie Nowak.

Amelon leads West’s Women of Troy

Cedar Falls wins MVC Golf Super Meet

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IOWA CITY– The Cedar Falls Tigers won the 2016 Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) Golf Super Meet Monday, May 2, at the Pleasant Valley Golf Course in Iowa City. The Tigers’ team score of 335 was the best of the 14-team field. The West High Women of Troy were fourth, with 352, while the host Little Hawks were eighth, with 386, tying Dubuque Wahlert Catholic.
Dubuque Senior’s Maddie Hawkins was the medalist with 72.
Jordan Amelon led West High with 78.

Vinton Shellsburg, Western Dubuque win WaMaC meet at CCA

Schwarting jumps second

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TIFFIN– The Vinton-Shellsburg boys and Western Dubuque girls were crowned WaMaC conference champions Thursday, May 5, at the conference track and field meet, hosted by Clear Creek Amana (CCA) in Tiffin.

Hawkeye women’s wrap-up

Hawk Talk

Lisa Bluder has been the head coach of the Hawkeye women for 16 years.
The Hawks made the postseason (including last year in the WNIT) in 15 of those years.
Iowa finished the season 19-14, 8-10 in the Big Ten, and according to most basketball analysts, were one win away from getting into the NCAA tournament.
It would have been the ninth straight for the Hawkeyes, but it just wasn’t meant to be.