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Sports

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

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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.

Solon boys take first at CCA’s Pacha Relays

TIFFIN– The Spartan boys’ track and field team started the week on April 25 finishing runner-up under the sun in the Wildcat Boys Relays at Maquoketa Valley High School in Delhi with a few missing names due to college visits and family obligations.
The Solon runners and throwers finished the week on Thursday, April 28, as champions of the Pacha Relays, following some May showers and missing some members competing in the Drake Relays, at Clear Creek Amana High School in Tiffin in a field of nine other teams.

Spartans on The Blue Oval for Drake Relays

DES MOINES– A sure sign of spring in Iowa is a weekend of rain for the Drake Relays.
Rain fell on all three days of major activity on The Blue Oval at Drake University for the 107th edition of America’s Athletic Classic. However, it didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of 4,485 high school, college and elite class performers on and around the track, including 17 Olympic medalists, gearing up for the 2016 Rio Games in 10 weeks.

Solon girls beat South Tama and CCA on the links

TAMA– The Solon girls golf team traveled to the Tama-Toledo Country Club on Friday, April 29, to take on host South Tama and Clear Creek Amana (CCA). The Lady Spartans pulled away from the competition, posting a 205 team score. South Tama came in with a 225, and CCA a 232, respectively. Dani Carter was the medalist for the meet with a score of 46. Also contributing to the Solon score were Grace McCarty (51), Jenna Roskopf (53), and Reegan Helle (55). Julia DeValk posted a new career-low with a 56 and rounding out the varsity scores was Katie Feldkamp with a 63.

Solon girls fall to Central DeWitt and Maquoketa

SOLON– The Solon girls fell to 4-4 on the year after a 2-1 loss to Central DeWitt Friday on the home soccer pitch.
The Lady Spartans shot out to a quick 1-0 start and held it for a good part of the first half before two unanswered goals by No. 14 (2A) Central DeWitt’s Ashley Goldensoph and Maddie Johnson.
It was the second loss in a row for Solon, which dropped out of the Class 1A rankings established by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union.
The Lady Spartans finished off their fourth road match in a row with a 3-2 loss to Maquoketa April 26.

Spartans fall to Regina, 3-2

IOWA CITY– The Spartan varsity soccer squad has been a team of streaks this season.
Solon started the year with five straight wins, and sandwiched two losses with three straight victories.
But with a 3-2 loss to Iowa City Regina on the road Saturday, April 30, the Solon boys have a string of four consecutive losses, with undefeated Dyersville Beckman awaiting the Spartans Tuesday, May 3.