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Sports

Snider wins gold at 2014 North American fencing cup

MINNEAPOLIS– Maggie Snider of Solon competed in the USA Fencing North American Cup, taking first place in the Division 2 Women’s Epee event.
Division 2 is an open division with an age minimum (13 years), but no age maximum. The event included top youth, college and adult fencers from around the country. At 13, Snider is the youngest fencer to win the event in over a decade.

Spartans take down Western Dubuque in overtime

Solon defeats Anamosa, West Delaware

SOLON– After a loss to the No. 2 team in Class 1A, the varsity soccer boys have reeled off three in a row to move above .500.
Shay Croy scored the winning goal in with 6:47 remaining in overtime against Western Dubuque Tuesday in a constant drizzle, giving the Spartans a 1-0 win.
Croy rebounded a shot by Adam Nelson-Ockenfels, which escaped the grasp of Western Dubuque goalie McKade Bockenstedt and came back into play.
The victory moves the Solon boys’ record to 6-5.

Clipper girls 5-0 with win over Benton Community

TIFFIN– And a freshman shall lead them.
Hannah Bormann, a freshman on the varsity squad for Clear Creek Amana’s soccer team, led the Clippers to a 7-0 win last Tuesday evening (April 22) at home against Benton Community with three goals.
The Clippers’ first goal came with 28 minutes left in the first half as Kelsey Hall scored on a free kick. Not even a minute later, Bormann dribbled right past the shell-shocked Bobcat keeper to score for a 2-0 lead at the break.

West High Trojans stuff Cedar Falls Tigers 4-0

IOWA CITY– The pitch was waterlogged as a cold and continuous rain fell upon it last Thursday, April 24. In other words, it was a perfect evening for the West High Trojans to go on a tiger hunt; Cedar Falls Tigers, to be specific.

NL Babe Ruth baseball organizes league for older players

A new game in town

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– You never outgrow your love for baseball.
That’s why organizers of the Tri-County North Babe Ruth League added yet opportunity for older players; now, boys 16 to 18 years old can suit up and take the field all summer long.

Boys’ 4x800, Gardarsson and Welch are top-5 finishers

West well-represented at Drake

North Liberty Leader
DES MOINES– The Iowa City West High track and field programs were well represented last weekend at the 2014 Drake Relays with athletes competing in nearly 20 events between the Trojans and Women of Troy.