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Sports

Liberty girls fall, 3-0, to CV Christian

ALBURNETT– As storms crept ever closer, the Liberty High Lightning fell, 3-0, to the 15th-ranked team in Class 1A, the Huskies of Cedar Valley Christian (CVC). The Huskies, a shared program between CVC and Alburnett High School, brought a 9-0 record into the Tuesday, May 1, contest in Alburnett. The Bolts, unranked by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union, were 2-5.

Hawkeyes go in NFL draft

There are two reasons I watch the NFL draft.
One is to see where the Iowa Hawkeyes go and two is to see who the Chicago Bears pick.

It seems that this happens more times than not but the pre-draft “experts” are usually picking at least one or two Hawkeyes to go in the first round.
Last year Desmond King, a two-time All-American and winner of the Jim Thorpe award as a junior, was projected to go high in the draft.
Desmond dropped all the way to the fifth round, picked by the Los Angeles Chargers with the 151st selection.

Area athletes compete in Drake Relays

West High’s Austin West wins 400M hurdles

DES MOINES– Athletes from Clear Creek Amana, Liberty High and Iowa City West competed in the 109th edition of the Drake Relays held at Drake University in Des Moines from Thursday, April 26, through Saturday, April 28. Combined, the three schools competed in 21 events.

Clear Creek Amana (CCA) highlights

A great night for the Creek’s track and field teams

CCA boys win home Pacha Relays, girls take third

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana (CCA) boys track and field coach Ben Robison described the annual Pacha Relays on Thursday, April 27, as a great night for his Clippers as they won their home meet, topping Mount Vernon, Benton Community, Solon and Williamsburg. The Creek Boys put up 146 team points for the championship while Mount Vernon was the runner-up squad with 103. Benton Community was third with 100; Solon was a distant 68 in fourth place while Williamsburg was seventh with 53 team points.

Three more wins for West High girls

Waterloo West, CR Wash and CR Kennedy fall to Women of Troy

Waterloo West, CR Wash and CR Kennedy fall to Women of Troy
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CEDAR RAPIDS– Iowa City West High’s Women of Troy remained unbeaten with an 11-0 overall record and 10-0 Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) record after a trio of matches this past week.
The latest round of wins began Thursday, April 26, as Waterloo West visited Iowa City West after playing City High for a make-up of a weather postponement. The Women of Troy defeated the Wahawks, 9-0.

CCA JV runners compete in Vinton

Bollers gets a top-five finish for Clippers

VINTON– Junior varsity (JV) athletes for Clear Creek Amana (CCA) competed Tuesday, April 24, in Vinton-Shellsburg’s Viking Coed Invitational.
T.J. Bollers posted the Clippers’ only top-five finish, a fifth-place showing in the discus. Bollers’ throw went 111-4.
Vinton-Shellsburg won the meet with 171 team points, while Benton Community took the runner-up spot with 140 and Marion finished third with 125. The Creek Boys rounded out the eight-team field in eighth place with eight points.

Bolts get a pair of hat tricks against Chiefs

Liberty boys defeat Keokuk, 9-3

KEOKUK– Liberty High’s varsity boys soccer team improved to 3-2 on the season with a 9-3 shelling of the winless Keokuk Chiefs Monday, April 23, in Keokuk.

First home win for the Bolts

Liberty girls have little trouble corralling the Mustangs

CORALVILLE– Liberty High’s varsity girls soccer team put its first home win in the books Tuesday, April 24, after defeating the Independence Mustangs, 4-1, on the home field at the Coralville Youth Sports Complex.
Sydni Von Sprecken scored early in the first half. The Mustangs tied the match, 1-1, with a penalty kick (PK), but the rest of the contest belonged to Liberty. Megan Davis and Madi Barta ended the first half with a 3-1 lead. Elise Hermiston fired a PK past the Mustangs’ keeper in the second half to seal the win.
Both teams ended the day with a 2-4 record.

Linderbaum third in shot put

Team 2nd at Maquoketa Valley and team 4th at Pacha Relays

TIFFIN– The Solon Spartans boys’ track and field team had a busy week on the oval and in the field culminating with Tyler Linderbaum’s third-place showing in the shot put at the Drake Relays.
The week’s competitions started on Monday, April 23, at Maquoketa Valley, where the team captured second place.

Great Drake Relays for girls

Conference, state lie ahead for Lady Spartans

DES MOINES– It’s a time-worn axiom; Time keeps slipping away. Good news, if you are the Solon girls track team, looking for ways to chip away at their times, just ahead of conference, district and the state coed track meets later this month.
With nine events qualifying for the century-plus old Drake Relays, it was hard to pick your favorite. But it was a great way to see how the team stacks up against not only Class 3A competition they’ll see at state but the best across the board, in the one-class Relays. A total attendance of 40,000 was announced.

Solon rebounds to crush Mustangs

11-1 win

SOLON– Against Western Dubuque, the Spartans couldn’t find the back of the net no matter how hard they tried.
Three days later, it was a different story.
Solon’s varsity boys soccer team rebounded from a 2-0 April 24 loss to the Bobcats by pounding Mount Vernon’s Mustangs, 11-1, in a shortened match at home Friday, April 27.

Girls fifth at WaMaC golf meet

DeWITT– The Lady Spartan golfers took fifth place at the WaMaC Conference Divisional meet April 30 in DeWitt.
Anamosa took the divisional title with a cumulative score of 201, while the host Central DeWitt Sabers were a close runner-up with a 203 on their home course at the Springbrook Country Club.
Solon’s girls finished with a 223, ahead of Dyersville Beckman (227) and West Delaware (237), but behind Maquoketa (209) and Western Dubuque (215).