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Sports

Clear Creek Amana golf

Creek Girls third at Williamsburg quad

Greathouse leads with 51

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WILLIAMSBURG– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity girls golf team placed third in a four-team field Monday, April 17, at Williamsburg’s quad meet. Vinton-Shellsburg won the meet with a total score of 190, followed by the host Raiders (192), the Clippers (218) and Marion (224).
Allison Greathouse led the Creek Girls with a 51, followed by Emma Davis (52), Sheyanne Koethe (56), Payton Beckler (59), Thea Clennon (60) and Emily Greathouse (63).

Spring Football 2017 (part two)

Hawk Talk

This is the second part of a series previewing the Iowa Hawkeye spring football practice. Last week I looked at the offensive line, which returns six players with starting experience. This week I’ll talk about the tight ends, wide receivers and fullbacks.

Tight ends

Kirk Ferentz likes to use his tight ends, who not only need to be able to catch the ball but be able to block on running plays.
It really hurt the offense when tight end George Kittle went out with an injury after the Purdue game.

Lakeview PTO hosts 6th Annual Spartan Dash Saturday, April 29

SOLON– The Lakeview Elementary PTO will host its 6th Annual Spartan Dash on Saturday, April 29 (rain or shine). The Spartan Dash is a fun and crazy fitness event that serves as the Lakeview PTO’s largest fundraiser of the year.
Interested individuals should sign up to participate in the event with a “family team.”
Family teams will walk, skip or run through obstacles set up along the 1-mile trail in the Solon Recreation and Nature Area (SRNA). Obstacles will be suitable for both children and adults and are guaranteed to have you laughing.

Lady Spartans down Maquoketa, West Delaware on the links

SOLON– Depth paid off for the varsity Lady Spartan golfers during a triangular meet with Maquoketa and West Delaware at the Lake MacBride Golf Course April 13.
Solon’s top three golfers were within two strokes of each other’s scores.
Maquoketa’s Taylor Thede took medalist honors with a score of 44, and West Delaware’s Ashley Goebel was runner-up with a 46, but that wasn’t enough to top Solon.

Solon 4x400 sets school record

Lady Spartans third at Jesse Day Invitational

DAVENPORT– With a school record in the final event, Solon’s girls capped an impressive showing at the Jesse Day Invitational Track meet April 13 in Davenport. Solon won four events, was second in two more, and double-placed in three individual events. The Lady Spartans scored in 14 of the 19 events in the meet.
“We had a strong feeling we could do some of the things we accomplished (at Davenport),” noted Solon Coach Brent Sands. “We only loaded a few events. Some of the faster girls only had two events. We want to give everybody a chance to run at this point.”

Spartans ninth at Jesse Day Invitational

By Jeff Hess
Solon Economist
DAVENPORT– The Spartans faced 11 teams in competition on Thursday, April 13, at Brady Street Stadium and emerged ninth in the meet standings. It was the last varsity meet prior to hosting the Denny Gruber Coed Relays on Tuesday, April 18. The junior varsity squad travels to Marion for the Marion JV Relays on Monday, April 17.

Spartans fall short against No. 1

Solon sophomore Luke Yetley attempts a head into the net in the first period of a varsity soccer match with two-time defending state champion Dyersville Beckman April 15 in Solon. The Spartans held the Blazers without a goal in the first half, but two scores in the second gave Beckman a 2-0 win. (photo by Doug Lindner)

Creek Boys blank the Trojans

improve to 4-1

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana (CCA)’s varsity boys soccer team improved to a 4-1 record with its fourth consecutive win Thursday, April 13, at home against the South Tama Trojans.
Christian Romero put the Clippers on the board with a rebound goal just inside the 16th minute while Tyreke Williams booted his second long-range free kick of the week to Nick Ritchie for a header into the goal and a 2-0 lead. Trevor King made it 3-0 in the 39th minute with a goal off an assist from Tony Zapata.

Jump Rope for a New Heart April 22 in Tiffin

TIFFIN– Eric McClintock has lived his entire life with a complex heart defect called Transposition of the Great Arteries. Now 47, he is in need of a heart transplant. You can help raise money for Eric and his family during the fundraising event Jump Rope for a New Heart on Saturday, April 22, 10-11 a.m. at Drew Murphy Strength, 411 Greenfield Dr., Ste. 1B.
Each participant needs to find someone to “sponsor” him or her. The sponsor will donate an amount determined by the number of skips completed by the participant.
Sponsorship levels:
Bronze: $0.10 per skip
Silver: $0.25 per skip

Spike to End Alzheimer’s at Throttle Down April 22

TIFFIN– Help support the 2017 RivALZ Female Flag Football Game by participating in an early season volleyball tournament Saturday, April 22, at Throttle Down Sports Bar & Grill, 607 E. Marengo Rd. All funds raised will be donated to the second annual RivALZ game benefiting the Alzhiemer’s Association.
To register, email Brooke at brooke.g.mckenna@gmail.com. The cost is $40 per co-ed team of four players, and the tournament will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Learn more about RivALZ or make an additional donation at act.alz.org/rivalzeci.

Women of Troy remain undefeated on the court

IC West handles Waterloo West and Cedar Falls on a rainy Saturday

North Liberty Leader
CEDAR FALLS– The Iowa City West High Women of Troy tennis team remained undefeated after a pair of matches Saturday, April 15, in Waterloo and Cedar Falls. West High defeated Waterloo West, 9-0, and took down Cedar Falls, 5-1, after rain washed out doubles competition. The wins improved West High’s record to 7-0 overall and 4-0 in the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC).

Iowa City West (ICW) def Waterloo West 9-0
Singles
Emma Koch (ICW) def Yassie Buchanan 10-2
Kaily Speer (ICW) def Minela Ikanovic 10-2
Abby Jans (ICW) def Regan Davis 10-1

Creek Girls fifth at Anamosa Early Bird

Stratton, Barker, Roller and 4x200 take runner-up spots

ANAMOSA– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) girls’ track and field team placed fifth in team points Tuesday, April 11, at Anamosa’s Early Bird Relays. Monticello won the meet with 160.5 points followed by the host Blue Raiders (116), Maquoketa Valley (102.5), Center Point-Urbana (100), the Clippers (87), Springville (67) and Dyersville Beckman (62).