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Sports

Solon boys fourth at Denny Gruber Relays

Spartans begin late season climb

By Jeff Hess
Solon Economist
SOLON– Great things have happened at Solon Stadium. The community has come together, military services have been honored, fallen comrades remembered and records have been set. Tuesday, April 18, was no different as the lights of the stadium shown brightly on the athletes competing in the Denny Gruber Relays.
This year’s Denny Gruber Relays supported tradition in a big way as the girls’ track team captured first place and the boys’ track and field team captured fourth in a field of stout competition.

Solon golfers hanging tough

Spartans 1st or 2nd in tournament action

SOLON– The Spartan varsity golfers are tearing up the links this season.
Solon won its home invitational April 7 and has placed second in tournaments at Central DeWitt April 18 and West Delaware April 22.

7th grade girls second, 8th grade sixth

SOLON– The future was so bright, the Solon High School track coaches almost had to be wearing shades as the Solon Middle School girls competed under sunny skies, at home on April 11, in the opening meet of their track season. The eighth grade girls finished sixth with 55 team points, behind Mid-Prairie (119), Clear Creek Amana (106.5), Williamsburg (94), Anamosa (76), and Benton (61), but bested Regina (44.5). The seventh grade girls were runners-up to Mid Prairie (130) but spent much of the meet knocking on the door before finishing with 119 team points.

Solon girls soccer

SOLON– The Lady Spartan varsity soccer team scored 18 combined goals against West Delaware and Anamosa last week.
On the road in Manchester April 17, Solon roughed up the Hawks, 11-0, led by senior Josie Durr with eight goals. Sophomore Taylor Ryan added three goals and four assists. Taylor Noonan also had an assist.
Keeper Brianna Smith recorded one save in the shutout.
At home against Anamosa April 21, it was six goals for Durr and one for senior Tara Lance in a 7-0 win. Junior Megan Tucker aided with two assists. Smith had three saves in goal.

Notch two wins for Solon boys soccer

SOLON– Solon’s varsity boys moved to 9-3 on the soccer season with a home win over West Delaware and a road victory against Anamosa last week.
Senior Ben Carr, junior Isaac Vang and sophomore Luke Yetley all scored for the Spartans in a 3-0 win April 20 hosting West Delaware. Carr also had two assists. Keeper Eric Weetman recorded a shutout with help from the Solon defense, which kept the Hawks out of striking range most of the match.

109 feels fine

CCA’s Bormann sets new all-time school record, Creek Girls bomb the Bobcats, 8-0

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– There’s a new all-time scoring record at Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School, in Tiffin, for varsity girls’ soccer and it belongs to Hannah Bormann. Bormann tied the previous record of 108, set by Amelia Parris in 2011, and surpassed it with 109 career goals Tuesday, April 18, at home, against the Benton Community Bobcats. Bormann scored four goals in the 8-0 win for the Clippers, which kept the Creek Girls undefeated with a 6-0 record.

CCA fills gridiron coaching void

From a Trojan to a Clipper

North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– There’s a new skipper for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity football program. Gabe Bakker, head coach for the Pleasantville, Iowa, Trojans has been named to fill the vacancy created with the resignation of the father-and-son coaching duo of Ronnie and Matt Hughes about a month ago.

A clean sweep for the Trojans, Women of Troy

West High takes both rivalry matches against City High

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– Iowa City West High’s Women of Troy and Trojans both emerged victorious Friday, April 21, after the annual rivalry doubleheader against City High.
The Women of Troy opened the evening with a 2-0 win to stay undefeated with a 7-0 record while dropping City to 4-3. Rachel Olson bombed the Little Hawks’ goal in the final minute of the first half for a 1-0 lead that Regan Steigleder built on with a goal in the second half. Katie McGrane made nine saves in the goal for West to preserve the shutout.

West High qualifies 16 for Drake Relays

Nock and Welch in three events for Women of Troy

North Liberty Leader
DES MOINES– Iowa City West High will be well-represented this week in the 2017 Drake Relays with the Trojans sending student athletes in 13 events and the Women of Troy qualifying in 14.
Kolby Greiner, Bailey Nock, Gabby Skopec and Valerie Welch are slated to compete in multiple events over the three-day weekend. Greiner made it into the boys’ 1,600 and 3,200-meter runs while Skopec is in the girls’ 800, 1,500 and 3,000-meter run. Welch qualified in the 110-meter high hurdles, 400-meter low hurdles and long jump.

Women of Troy ninth in CRANDIC golf meet

West High’s Amelon is the medalist

North Liberty Leader
MARION– The Iowa City West High varsity girls golf team finished ninth in the nine-team field of the 2017 CRANDIC meet held Wednesday, April 19, at the Gardner Golf Course, in Marion.
Cedar Rapids Kennedy won the meet with a total score of 389, followed by Cedar Rapids Prairie (390), Cedar Rapids Washington (394), Linn-Mar (404), Cedar Rapids Jefferson (422), Cedar Rapids Xavier (427), Marion (434), Iowa City High (435) and the Women of Troy (439).
West High’s Jordan Amelon medaled with an 84.

Women of Troy cool the Cougars

IC West defeats Cedar Rapids Kennedy, 2-1

North Liberty Leader
CEDAR RAPIDS– Iowa City West High’s Women of Troy knocked off the sixth-ranked Cedar Rapids Kennedy Cougars, 2-1, on the Cougars’ pitch Tuesday, April 18.
Regan Steigleder struck in the 20th minute off an assist from both Emma Cooper and Leah Rhodes for a 1-0 lead. The Cougars tied the match 1-1 just before halftime on a penalty kick due to a “hand ball in the box,” according to West High coach David Rosenthal.
Steigleder broke the tie in the second half with a 40-yard missile in the 44th minute.

Women of Troy remain undefeated on the courts

IC West knocks off Wahlert and Hempstead without key player
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy varsity tennis team improved to 10-0 overall and 7-0 in Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) play Saturday, April 22, by defeating Dubuque Wahlert (5-4) and Dubuque Hempstead (6-3) at home.