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Sports

Durr scores 9 goals

Lady Spartans rebound after loss to Muscatine

TAMA– Solon’s Josie Durr scored all the goals in a 9-0 soccer win over South Tama April 7.
That’s something that hasn’t been done in school history, according to Solon Lady Spartan head coach John Tucker.
“Not sure if that has ever been done before (in the state),” Tucker noted in an email.
The road win bumped Solon’s record to 2-1. The Lady Spartans are No. 9 in Class 1A, according to the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union rankings released April 5. Solon has outscored its opponents 20-1 in its two wins.
The loss came at home April 6 against 10th-ranked (3A) Muscatine, 5-1.

Girls second at Williamsburg, CCA

TIFFIN– The points came all through the lineup as Solon finished second in the Creek Classic girls’ track meet April 7 in Tiffin. The Spartans scored in 15 of 19 events, with three relay titles and a pair of individual event wins. “Solid; not spectacular,” summarized coach Brent Sands. “We had some pretty low times. We’re still not where we want to be.”

Spartans jump out to 7-1 start on soccer season

SOLON– The first loss of the season for the Spartans’ varsity soccer team came over the weekend at a Hudson tournament.
Solon fell, 3-1, to host #5 (2A) Hudson after defeating Webster City and Postville.
Added to a 3-2 win over South Tama April 7 at home, and the Spartans are 7-1 on the soccer season.
Sophomore Luke Yetley scored all three goals for the Spartans against the Trojans after a scoreless first period for both squads.

Spartans 6th in Williamsburg

Ira wins 110-meter hurdles

WILLIAMSBURG – The Solon boys braved another gray, blustery, cool day in the fledgling track and field season on Tuesday, April 4, to finish in sixth place at the Williamsburg Co-Ed. Relays. Originally scheduled for Monday, April 3, the event was postponed until Tuesday due to heavy rains.
The athletes and spectators alike had to dodge mud holes and puddles while making their way between the throwers’ areas and the stadium between events.

Solon ties for 10th at Iowa City West

IOWA CITY– The Solon Spartans joined a field of 13 teams competing on Saturday, April 8, as the gray skies plaguing much of the month of March gave way to a radiant, sunny April day thrusting the boys’ track outdoor season into the spring. The teams converged on the track and field at Iowa City’s West High School for the Hollingsworth Relays.

Liberty High staff keeps on growing

More coaches named to lead the Lightning

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– Liberty High School is growing again as Principal and interim Athletic Director Scott Kibby adds staff ahead of the school’s opening in August. Kibby announced three new coaching positions which included two familiar faces.
Jeff Gordon, who led the freshmen football team to a 6-4 record in its debut season, will head up the sophomore program when the Bolts (including many of the “Original” or “O-Bolts”) take to the gridiron this fall.

ONE HUNDRED

CCA’s Bormann hits milestone in 6-1 win over Vinton-Shellsburg

TIFFIN– It came as a shock. Hannah Bormann, who scored her 100th varsity career soccer goal Tuesday, April 4, at home against Vinton-Shellsburg, had no idea she was about to reach a benchmark.
“After my third (goal), Georgie (Schuerer) said, ‘One more!’ And I said, ‘What?’”

Trojans take home track and field meet with 115.5 points

Sprint medley relay crew sets new record

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IOWA CITY– The Iowa City West High Trojan track and field team won its home meet Saturday, April 8, with 115.5 points, besting Cedar Rapids Kennedy (79), Western Dubuque (71), Linn-Mar (66), Pleasant Valley (63), Johnston (61), Cedar Falls, (50), Davenport Central (23), Cedar Rapids Washington (17), Solon and Xavier (tied with 14 team points), Muscatine (10.5) and Cedar Rapids Xavier (5).

Trojans triumphant in Deac Ryan Relays

ELDRIDGE– Iowa City West High’s Trojan track and field team notched another meet championship Tuesday, April 3, after winning North Scott High School’s Deac Ryan Relays. The Trojans put up 157 team points for the win, besting Pleasant Valley (145) and Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) foes Cedar Rapids Prairie (81) and Dubuque Hempstead (79). Central DeWitt rounded out the top five teams with 52 points.

Trojans take Kingston for second time in one week

IC West boys win Washington’s Wilkinson Relays

CEDAR RAPIDS– Iowa City West High’s Trojan track and field team followed up a win at the weather-delayed John Ask Relays with a win at the 31st Annual Wilkinson Relays hosted by Cedar Rapids Washington High School, and back at Kingston Stadium.

Clipper boys third at Demon Relays

CCA relays turning season’s best times

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WASHINGTON– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) boys track and field team posted a third-place team finish Thursday, April 6, at the Washington Demon’s Relays. Mount Pleasant won the boys’ meet with 224 points followed by Mid-Prairie (127) and the Clippers (74). Washington (61), WACO (38), Fairfield (24), Columbus Community (22), Highland (13) and Winfield-Mount Union (5) rounded out the field.

Clippers fourth at Creek Classic Relays

Stratton wins 100- and 200-meter dashes

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) girls track and field team hosted their 2017 Creek Classic Relays Friday, April 7, and placed fourth in total team points among eight teams in Class A. Mount Vernon took the Class A meet with 146 points followed by Solon (120), Mid-Prairie (97.5), the Creek Girls (85), Independence (80.5), Center Point-Urbana (72), Williamsburg (70) and South Tama (56).
Pekin led the Class B teams (Pekin, Durant, West Branch, BGM, Iowa Valley and West Liberty) with 176.5 team points.