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Sports

Volleyball Clippers fall, 3-1, to Indians

Williams leads CCA with 17 kills against Marion

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MARION– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity volleyball team fell, 3-1, to the Marion Indians Tuesday, Sept. 26, in Marion. The Indians took the first two sets, 25-21 and 25-17, before the Clippers rallied back to a 26-24 win in the third set. Marion sank CCA, 25-19, in the fourth set to end the match.
Shauntina Williams led the Clippers offense with 17 kills, Zoe Boehme produced 25 assists, Jordan Neely made 28 digs and Karsyn Stratton came up with a pair of solo blocks.
The Clippers dropped to an 11-12 record, while Marion improved to 13-7.

Clipper XC represents at IMS Invitational

Barkers show the way for CCA

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WELLMAN– The varsity “Creek Boys” of Clear Creek Amana (CCA) took the runner-up spot in team points Monday, Oct. 2, at Iowa Mennonite’s Cross Country Invitational held in Wellman. Mid-Prairie’s boys won the meet with 45 points, followed by the Clippers with 49. Brandon Barker set the pace for CCA with a third-place finish, in 17:22.48, while Nick O’Connor and Jack Sexton posted top-10 finishes in eighth and ninth place, respectively.

Clippers escape Raiders

CCA varsity volleyball wins, 3-1, over Williamsburg

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WILLIAMSBURG– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity volleyball team improved to 15-14 with a 3-1 (26-24, 21-25, 25-11, 25-10) win on the road against the Williamsburg Raiders Tuesday, Oct. 3.
Shauntina Williams led the Creek Girls with 16 kills, Zoe Boehme made 20 assists, Amelia Pereria produced a trio of ace serves and Jordan Neely came up with 43 digs.
The Clippers compete Thursday, Oct.12, in the WaMaC Tournament at Marion High School starting at 4 p.m. to close out the regular season.

Solon smothers Bloodhounds, 62-0

Ft. Madison dominated by Spartans in Homecoming rout

SOLON– Sixty-two unanswered points later, the top-ranked Solon Spartans have outscored their 2017 season opponents 244-14.
In their fourth shut out of the season, Solon’s varsity football squad smothered the Fort Madison Bloodhounds, 62-0, on Friday, Sept. 29.
The Spartan defense blanketed the Bloodhounds most of the game, holding Fort Madison quarterbacks Lennon Barker and Will Larson to a total of 6-21 passing combined for 17 total yards and intercepting them a total of three times. Solon’s defensive juggernaut denied the Bloodhounds’ ground game, allowing only 64 yards on 28 carries.

Solon captures first cross country title this season

Girls win, boys third at Williamsburg XC

By Joe Wilkinson
Special to the Economist

WILLIAMSBURG– Cloudy and cool was a welcome change… and so was the team title. Solon’s girls raced to their first 2017 win at the Raider Invitational cross country meet, Sept. 26, in Williamsburg. Leading the way, with her first high school win, was freshman Kiersten Conway.

Blazers sweeps Lady Spartans at home

Solon volleyball season wraps up Oct. 5 at Central DeWitt

SOLON– The Lady Spartan varsity volleyball team won’t be able to finish with a perfect home record.
Solon was swept by Dyersville Beckman (25-12, 25-17, 25-16) Sept. 26, the same night of the team’s annual cancer awareness fundraiser and Future Spartan night.
The Lady Spartans host only three home matches this season, winning against Anamosa Aug. 31, and welcoming Western Dubuque for Senior Night Oct. 3.

Lightning strikes 14th- ranked Bloodhounds

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FORT MADISON– Liberty High’s sophomore-and-freshman laden varsity volleyball team picked up a significant win Tuesday, Sept. 26, knocking off 14th-ranked (in Class 4A) Fort Madison, 3-2 (25-21, 25-27, 25-22, 18-25, 15-9) in Fort Madison.

Trojans runner-up at West Invitational XC Meet

Greiner leads Iowa City West with 2nd-place finish

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IOWA CITY– Iowa City West High’s varsity boys took the team runner-up spot Tuesday, Sept. 26, at their home cross country invitational, held at the University of Iowa’s Ashton Cross Country Course. Cedar Rapids Prairie won the meet with 27 points, topping the 68-point Trojans.
Kolby Greiner led West High with a second-place finish in 15:44.

Prairie Hawks jolted by the Bolts

CEDAR RAPIDS– Lightning struck on a clear, blue, late-September afternoon as the Liberty High “Bolts” jolted Cedar Rapids Prairie, 22-16, in sophomore football action at Prairie last Friday. The win improved Liberty’s record to 3-3.

Women of Troy top Waterloo

Iowa City West wins, 146-46

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CORALVILLE– The Iowa City West High Women of Troy’s swimming and diving team rolled, like a tidal wave, over the Waterloo swim team Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Coralville Recreation Center, 146-46.
Waterloo fielded no junior varsity competitors and only posted a win in one event: 1-meter diving.

Trojan golfers fourth in MVC Divisional Meet

Spence’s 77 is tops for IC West

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CEDAR RAPIDS– Iowa City West High’s varsity boys golfers finished fourth in the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) Mississippi Division Meet Monday, Sept. 25, at the Jones Park Golf Course, in Cedar Rapids, hosted by Cedar Rapids Jefferson High School.
Linn-Mar won the meet with a final combined score of 907 (Super, Div. 1 and Div. 2), while Xavier took the runner-up team honors with 913. The Trojans of West High were fourth with 1,038, led by junior Kyle Spence with a 77 through 18 holes, good for 10th place.

Creek Girls 3rd in home XC Classic

Barker sets the pace for CCA

By Chris Umscheid
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IOWA CITY– Heat and humidity combined forces Monday, Sept. 25, as Clear Creek Amana (CCA) held its Clipper Cross Country Classic at Kickers Soccer Park, in Iowa City.
Mid-Prairie and Vinton-Shellsburg turned up the heat on the Creek Girls as well, taking the team title and runner-up spots respectively with 17 and 58 points. The Clippers were third with 62, led by Kaylie Barker’s fifth-place finish in 22:18.29.