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Sports

Solon Parks & Rec

Yoga: 

SESSION 2 OF YOGA. Carol Daly (carolt.daly@gmail.com), a certified yoga instructor and physical therapist, will teach another session of yoga in Solon during January and February. It will start Jan. 8 and run for 10 classes. She currently teaches at the Rolling Hills Yoga Studio in Mt. Vernon, as well as community yoga classes. She is trained in ParaYoga, but has also studied Hatha, Vinyasa, Anusara, Iyengar, and Bikram traditions. The classes will be on Monday and Thursday evenings from 6-7 p.m. in the auditorium lobby of the Iowa St.

Trojans finish 2017 on top

West High trounces East High, 86-55

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IOWA CITY– The West High Trojans finished 2017 with a 7-0 record thanks in part to trouncing the Waterloo East Trojans, 86-55, Friday, Dec. 22, at home.
West pulled ahead 18-11 at the end of the first period and bombed the visiting Trojans 24-15 in the second quarter for a 42-26 advantage at halftime. West High continued to punish East High with 23 and 21 points in the third and fourth quarters.

Lady Spartans rebound on the road,

Solon girls hold off West Delaware 49-40

MANCHESTER– Juniors Erin Kerkhoff, Gabby Marty, Taylor Ryan and Abby Smith, along with senior Brianna Smith started, in Manchester, as the Lady Spartans took the court, clad in their charcoal colored travel uniforms, against West Delaware. The Lady Spartans made Christmas special this year, snatching a win from the West Delaware Hawks, 49-40, before the Christmas break on Tuesday, Dec. 19.

Spartans rule at solon duals

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SOLON– Despite defeating Keokuk and Vinton-Shellsburg in the opening rounds of the Solon Duals Dec. 21, Solon Head Wrestling Coach Blake Williams was not satisfied.
“The first two duals we were not wrestling to our potential and were getting out-fought in some situations,” Williams said. “Our challenge to the team was to go out and wrestle six minutes as hard as they could.”
In the way was Prairie City-Monroe (PCM), No. 6 in the dual rankings (Solon is ranked No. 13).

Fourth quarter surge, 65-58

Spartans close out 2017 with wins over West Delaware, Keokuk

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SOLON– Trailing by four points heading into the fourth quarter, the Spartans needed some defensive stops and they got them.
Solon’s varsity boys seized control in the final minutes of the basketball game to defeat West Delaware, 65-58, at home Dec. 19.
The Spartans held the Hawks to just seven points in the final eight minutes after being down 51-47 at the end of the third.

Middle school wrestling finishes strong

SOLON– The Solon Middle School wrestling team finished up a strong season on Friday, Dec. 8, with a meet in Williamsburg. This year’s team bolstered an impressive number of 32 athletes from seventh and eighth grade and was composed of wrestlers with varying levels of experience including 15 newcomers to the sport. Despite their inexperience, the Spartans wrestled tough from the start of the season to the finish and compiled a season record of 259-227 over their nine competitions.

Trojans undefeated

Iowa City West High sinks Cedar Rapids Kennedy, 131-39

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JV Clippers find success

Banwart, Cory and Beltz earn championships at Austin Roberts Memorial Tournament

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SPENCER— Clear Creek Amana (CCA) junior varsity (JV) wrestlers competed in the Austin Roberts Memorial Tournament Saturday, Dec. 16, in Spencer, and crowned three champions.
Noah Banwart won the 105-110-pound class by pinning LeMars’ Donavon Daggett in 1:04 in the finals. Banwart pinned Luverne’s Abraham Hernandez in 3:08 in the first round and took a 13-6 decision from West Lyon’s Jose Richards in the semifinals.

Trojans tame Lions on the lanes

Roth leads IC West to 2,666-2,377 victory

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Creek Boys take down the Raiders

CCA 80, Raiders 66

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TIFFIN— Clear Creek Amana (CCA) gave themselves an early Christmas present Tuesday, Dec. 19, as they knocked off rival Williamsburg, 80-66, for their second win of the season.The Clippers took an early lead and were up, 16-5, at the end of the first period. Despite a resurgence by the Raiders in the second, CCA led, 37-23, at the half and enjoyed a 52-36 advantage going into the final quarter.
Darius Moore led everyone with 34 points and pulled down six rebounds, while Jordan Wolfe and TJ Bollers contributed a dozen points each and Tyler Schrepfer produced ten.

Rebels run wild over the Lightning

NE Gooselake boys defeat Liberty, 78-41

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GOOSELAKE— The Northeast Gooselake’s Rebels remained unbeaten with a 9-0 record at the expense of the Liberty High Lightning Monday, Dec. 18, in Gooselake. The Rebels ran over the Bolts, 78-41, handing Liberty High their fourth loss of the first varsity season.The Lightning trailed throughout as four Rebels scored in double-digits, led by Dawson Stoll’s 26 points in the game. Northeast led, 21-8, at the end of the first period and held a comfortable 44-21 lead at halftime. The Rebels enjoyed a 57-31 lead going into the final quarter.

Bloodhounds bite the Bolts

Fort Madison boys 68, Liberty High 45

NORTH LIBERTY— The Liberty High varsity boys basketball team suffered their second consecutive loss, in as many days, as the Bloodhounds, of Fort Madison, bit the Lightning Bolts, 68-45, on Tuesday, Dec. 19, at Liberty High.
The Lightning led, 8-4, at the end of the first period but dropped into a hole in the second trailing, 21-16, at halftime. The Bolts could only muster four points in the third period as Fort Madison led, 41-20, going into the fourth period.