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Sports

Western Dubuque sweeps Lady Spartans

Digging for a Cure Cancer Night Oct. 13

SOLON– The Lady Spartans will look for an uplifting end to their regular season Tuesday, Oct. 13.
The Solon varsity volleyball team will honor seniors Mikayla Long, Dakota Doyle and Josey Hajek for the final home game of the year hosting Anamosa.
The Lady Spartans will also be hosting a fundraiser, “Digging for a Cure Cancer Night,” featuring a silent auction, bake sale and 50/50 raffle with all proceeds to benefit the Hall-Perrine Cancer Center.

Lions roar in IC

Linn-Mar knocks down Women of Troy, 3-0

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy suffered a 3-0 loss (25-16, 25-23, 25-19) at the hands of the Linn-Mar Lions Tuesday, Sept. 29, in an MVC Valley Division match-up.
The Lions were the seventh-ranked team in Class 5A in the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union’s Sept. 24 rankings, while the Women of Troy were in the number eight spot.

MS boys win, varsity girls and boys third, MS girls fourth in Clipper’s cross country meet

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– With the University of Iowa’s Ashton Cross Country Course out of service for this season, and likely next season as well, the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers had to find a new location for their home meet. Centennial Park in North Liberty proved to be an ideal venue and on Monday, Sept. 28, the Clear Creek Amana Invitational was run.

West swimmers win, 104-82, over Linn-Mar

North Liberty Leader
MARION– The West High girls swimming and diving team picked up another win Tuesday, Sept. 29, as it defeated Linn-Mar, 104 to 82, in the Lions’ pool.
Alison Hsu won the 200 freestyle and 100 backstroke, Alleyna Thomas won the 200 individual medley and 500 freestyle, Elaina Martz won the 50 freestyle and Erica Hsu won the 100 butterfly and 100 freestyle. Erica Hsu, Jennifer Du, Martz and Ariel Roghair combined to win the 200 medley relay while Alison Hsu, Mae Grahs, Martz and Thomas took the 200 freestyle relay.

West JV wins City High Invitational, 4-0

Women of Troy knock off City High and Solon in volleyball

North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– The West High junior varsity volleyball squad won the City High Junior Varsity Invitational Thursday, Oct. 1, with a perfect 4-0 performance.
West knocked off Solon, Dowling Catholic, City High and Burlington.

Team rankings:
IC West 4-0
City High 3-1
Dowling Catholic 2-2
Solon 1-3
Burlington 0-4
Results:
IC West defeated Solon 21-9, 21-3
IC West defeated Dowling Catholic 15-21, 21-17, 15-10
IC West defeated City High 21-19, 21-12
IC West defeated Burlington 21-7, 21-8
City High defeated Burlington 21-7, 21-8

North Central Jr. High runners compete in Bud Williams Invitational x-country meet

Hoefer takes second for girls, Dowling finishes fourth for boys

North Liberty Leader
WEST BRANCH– The North Central Knights cross country squads participated in the junior high division of West Branch’s Bud Williams Invitational Thursday, Oct. 1.
For the girls, Katie Hoefer was second in 13:21.4, Camille Mac was sixth in 13:39.6, Isabel Machlab was eighth in 13:42.9 and Maddy Negley finished 10th in 13:46.1.
On the boys’ side, Eddie Dowling finished fourth in 11:35.1, Peter Woodward was sixth in 11:45.1 and Isaac Bender finished 10th in 11:49.2.

Results:

Hawks soar to 4-0 start

Hawk Talk

By Don Lund
Sports Writer

In my preseason stories about the Hawkeye football team, I thought if Iowa opened the football season 3-1 they could have a good year.
They are 4-0 and you can’t do any better than that.
The Big Ten season starts this Saturday at Wisconsin.
For the rest of the season, the Hawks will probably be underdogs to the Badgers, Nebraska, Minnesota and maybe Northwestern.
Wisconsin, Nebraska and Northwestern are on the road, while the Hawks host the Gophers in a night game at Kinnick Stadium Nov. 14.

Archery Team open house Oct. 5

SOLON– Coach Gary Mechtensimer and the Solon Archery Team will hold an open house on Monday, Oct. 5, at the Solon United Methodist Church Family Life Center, located at 122 N. West St., from 6-7 p.m. The purpose of the open house is to explain how the Solon Archery Team operates, demonstrate how the archery range is set up, hand out required paperwork, and answer any questions parents or interested participants may have. The community is invited to attend. All team practices will be held at the Family Life Center throughout the season.

Booster golf outing nets over $7,000

The Solon Athletic Booster Club would like to thank everyone who helped make this year’s Booster Bash golf event a success. The Boosters netted over $7,000 to support all high school sports and their athletes. The Booster Club recognizes the following sponsors:
All State Insurance
Bridge Community Bank
Lake MacBride Golf Course
Imperial Roof Systems
Solon Booster Club
Big Grove Brewery
D & D Pizza
Adams Door
The Company Store
Solon State Bank
Rick Jedlicka
Ruzicka’s Meat Processing
Night Train Party Bus
Brian & Christy Brandt
Matt & Nicole Lepic
Consignment Services LLC

Solon falls to Washington, 28-14

Spartans unable to exorcise Demons

WASHINGTON– Washington rolled into Friday’s game on top in Class 3A District 5 with a 3-1 record. Solon journeyed to Washington in third place in Class 3A District 4 at 2-2.
Washington arrived after a 23-0 win over Fairfield. Solon showed up after shellacking Marion, 35-0, in a rain-soaked offensive.
Both teams were looking to make a statement. Washington did, with a 28-14 win.

Beckman defeats Solon, 3-1

Libero McCarty goes down with torn ACL

SOLON– The fates have been unkind to the Solon varsity volleyball team this year.
They struck again when junior libero Grace McCarty went down with a torn ACL early in the first game of a match against Dyersville Beckman on Sept. 22, at home.
“With the loss of Grace, who is our leader on and off the court, it will be compelling to see how we grow as a team and how our growth is reflected on the court moving forward,” said Solon Head Coach Peter Gustin.
Beckman defeated Solon 3-1 (25-11, 22-25, 25-18, 25-14), dropping the Lady Spartans to 5-9 on the season.

Can midseason pack migrate toward top?

ANAMOSA­– Each fall, the migration points south. If that’s where the finish line is, that’s where Solon runners will be headed, through the second half of their 2015 season. The goal is to arrive there sooner.
Solon’s girls are working with a lot of new faces on varsity and the first few junior varsity (JV) finishers. The boys show experience on the varsity level, with a lot of younger legs on JV to challenge the leaders.

Kerkhoff first Lady Spartan across; Girls seventh at Anamosa