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Sports

Solon closes out regular season with loss to Regina

SOLON– The Solon girls hosted their last home soccer game Thursday, May 22, with a 4-1 win against Mid-Prairie.
The Lady Spartans scored three of the four goals in the first half and the fourth just minutes into the second half. Credit for the goals went to seniors Anna Seydel, Alyssa Stotler and Brianna Pike and sophomore Jade Flansberg, with assists by Allison Koffron, Pike and Seydel.

West High opens season with 3-2 and 5-1 wins

Women of Troy take two from Mustangs

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy opened the 2014 softball season with a pair of wins in a varsity doubleheader against Dubuque Hempstead Tuesday, May 27, at home. West, under new coach Justin Lutjen, took the first game 3-2 and the nightcap 5-1.

Trojans thump Bobcats to open season

IC West 5, Benton Community 0

IOWA CITY– The West High Trojans opened their 2014 campaign at home with a visit from the Benton Community Bobcats and a 5-0 win.
The Trojans went up on the scoreboard in the third inning when Brock Hatzky drove in Grant Ewing and made it to third on an error. A balk sent Hatzky home and moved Declan Doyle, who walked, to second. Devin Raffensperger blasted a ball down the right field line to the fence for a double, moving Doyle to third. Nate Boland fired a rocket down the left field line to score Doyle and give West a 3-0 lead.

Clipper boys put three wins on the books

CCA 3-0 to start the season

TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers varsity baseball team opened the 2014 campaign with three wins, knocking down Washington, Springville and BGM.

Trojans’ 14 seniors to defend conference championship

IOWA CITY– Charlie Stumpff and his West High Trojans take to the diamond with 14 seniors on the roster for the 2014 season. Last year’s team went 33-8 overall and were 22-4 in Mississippi Valley Conference (Mississippi Division) contests.
Gone are Colin Baker, Reid Bonner, Ezra Reiners, Sam Scott, Josh Verry and Tanner Wilson, all 2013 grads. Reiners and Bonner were First Team All-State performers while Baker was a starting pitcher for three years.

Clippers gearing up for another season on the diamond

Two seniors to lead CCA team in tough WaMaC conference

TIFFIN– This will be the second season at the helm for coach Brent Henry and his Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity baseball team. In his debut year the Clippers were 13-25 overall and 9-19 for seventh-place in the WaMaC conference.
However, the numbers weren’t all bad. According to Henry, the team set the school record last year for team batting average (.285) and on base percentage (OBP, .377) since moving up to Class 3A. Also, the Clippers had the fewest offensive strikeouts in the WaMaC West.

Trojans run at IATC Pentathlon

Gilbaugh leads senior boys’ division

WASHINGTON– Iowa City West High track and field athletes Andrew Gilbaugh, Alexander Baller, Xavier Koch, Jacob Sanderson and Anfernee Frazier, competed in the Iowa Association of Track Coaches’ Iowa Pentathlon Championship 2014 held Tuesday, May 27, at Chase Field in Washington.
Gilbaugh won the senior boys’ division with 3,327 points.
IC West results as provided by Aaron Six, Washington High School Athletic Director
800-meter run: 2, Andrew Gilbaugh, 2:07.63. 3, Alexander Baller, 2:09.96. 5, Xavier Koch, 2:13.22. 13, Jacob Sanderson, 2:27.54. 16, Anfernee Frazier, 2:31.15.

Successful season?

Hawk Talk

By Don Lund
Sports Writer

When you look back at the men’s basketball season and you see the Hawks won 20 games, finished 9-9 in the Big Ten and were ranked as high as 10th in the nation, you would have to say that’s not a bad season.
They also beat Ohio State when they were ranked third in the nation, beat Michigan when they were ranked 10th and made it to the NCAA tournament for the first time in a while.
All that says Iowa had a successful year, but when the Hawks lost seven of their last eight games it took the glitter off the season.

Solon Boys take title

Ferguson and Ham best in all classes to help Spartans win state track meet

DES MOINES– The Solon boy’s track team won its second state team title in the past five years under head coach Mark Sovers this weekend on the blue oval of Drake Stadium in Des Moines.
Solon’s 50 points was 7.5 better than runner-up Center Point Urbana’s 42.5. Algona was third with 40, in a tightly-packed team race.

Gunnells wins shot put: Lady Spartans 14th

Young squad also scores in high jump, sprint medley

By Joe Wilkinson
Special to the Economist

DES MOINES– As they had all season, the throws meant big points for Solon, this time at the Class 3A state meet, May 22-24 in Des Moines. The girls finished 14th, with their 20 points coming from the shot put and discus, high jump and sprint medley relay.

Clipper girls’ shuttle hurdle relay places second at state

Bandy takes seventh in 200m

North Liberty Leader
DES MOINES– Clear Creek Amana (CCA) athletes competed in 15 events for the 2014 State Track & Field Championships held Thursday, May 22, through Saturday, May 24, at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.
Mia Smith, Celine Fender, Corrine Schwarting and Natalie Brimeyer took their shuttle hurdle relay to a second place finish twice, both times (preliminary heat and finals) following in the footsteps of Mount Pleasant, which won the event. Fender, Tyhesia Simpson, Amy Brant and Brimeyer ran the 800-meter sprint medley relay to a fifth-place finish in 1:50.57.

Boys 4x800, distance med, Gardarsson all finish in second place

Trojans 5th overall

North Liberty Leader
DES MOINES– Iowa City West High sent 39 events to the State Track & Field Championships held at Drake Stadium in Des Moines from Thursday, May 22, through Saturday, May 25. The boys placed fifth overall in team points with 39 while the Women of Troy were 14th with 20.
The boys’ 4x800-meter relay of Wynton Karanja, Noah Brase, Daniel Gardarsson and Kaleb Greiner finished second in 10:12.35; Gardarsson was second in the 1,600-meter run in 4:16.15, while Andrew Gilbaugh, Wali Parks, Alex Baller and Greiner ran the distance medley relay to a second-place finish in 3:28.07.