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Sports

11 Women of Troy earn MVC honors

Steigleder and Rosenthal athlete, coach of the year

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IOWA CITY– The Mississippi Valley athletic Conference (MVC) released its 2017 All-Division picks for outstanding girls’ soccer players Monday, June 12. Iowa City West High was the champion for the Mississippi Division and standout Regan Steigleder was named division Athlete of the Year, while David Rosenthal and his staff took Coach of the Year honors.
Linn-Mar’s Allie Strottman earned the division Keeper of the Year title.

Lady Spartans take two from the Creek Girls in Oxford

Solon wins 8-4 and 8-5

OXFORD– They welcomed an old friend back in Oxford.
Jim White and his Solon Lady Spartans traveled to McAreavy Field in Oxford Wednesday, June 14, for a varsity doubleheader with the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers.

Creek Girls break losing streak

CCA wins, 9-5 and 9-3, at home

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OXFORD– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity softball team snapped a six-game losing streak with a pair of wins Monday, June 12, at home against the Vikettes of Vinton-Shellsburg.

Clippers lose one, up 6-1 before rainout in doubleheader with Spartans

Game to resume July 10

SOLON– It was a pitchers’ duel June 15 as Solon hosted Clear Creek Amana (CCA) in a varsity baseball doubleheader.
But neither of the sterling performances was awarded with a win.
Spartan freshman Cam Miller struck out six and walked two, scattering four hits and allowing a single unearned run in Solon’s 2-1 eight-inning win.
Senior Kobey Schlotman fanned nine batters while walking three, and spent almost all eight innings on the mound for the Clippers. Junior Cody Ogden suffered the loss, giving up the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth.

Clear Creek Amana Baseball

Vikings take a pair from Clippers, 13-1 and 8-5

Vinton-Shellsburg shells CCA in doubleheader
Vikings take a pair from Clippers, 13-1 and 8-5
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TIFFIN– Vinton-Shellsburg’s Vikings raided the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) diamond, in Tiffin, Monday, June 12, for a varsity doubleheader, sweeping the night and sinking the Clippers farther down in the standings. The Vikings won the opener, 13-1, and took the nightcap, 8-5, dropping the Creek Boys to a 5-10 record overall.

Big Ten champs for the first time

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It kind of surprised me to find out that when Iowa won the Big Ten baseball championship on Sunday May 28, it was the first time the Hawkeyes were Big Ten champs.
The Hawks went 4-1 in the tournament beating Maryland and Nebraska, losing to Minnesota and then beating the Gophers in a second game before finally knocking out Northwestern in the championship, 13-4.
The Hawks automatically qualified to the NCAA regionals for the second time in three years.

Spartans hand Vikings first losses

Doubleheader baseball sweeps against Vinton-Shellsburg and South Tama

SOLON– The Spartans put a blemish on Vinton-Shellsburg’s perfect season.
Solon’s varsity baseball team swept a home doubleheader from the Vikings June 7, putting an end to a nine-game winning streak and handing Vinton its first losses of the season.
Junior Zach Wegmann’s grand slam sparked the Spartans in the 12-8 opening game.
Vinton-Shellsburg had scored four runs in the first inning and two more in the second off Solon junior Tyler Linderbaum for a 6-0 lead.

Lady Spartans split with No. 6 Hawks

Solon takes doubleheaders from Independence and DeWitt

SOLON– The Lady Spartans are giving as good as they get.
Solon’s varsity softball team split a doubleheader with No. 6 (3A) West Delaware and took on two more losses at a Davenport West tournament, but managed two other WaMaC sweeps to move to 13-5 on the season.
The third-ranked Lady Spartans hosted the sixth-ranked Hawks June 6 in Solon for a well-anticipated WaMaC East matchup. Solon took the first game in nine innings, 4-3, before falling in the nightcap, 4-1.
Freshman Kayla West struck out six and walked two while giving up three runs (one earned) for the win in the opener.

Seven Solon girls named to WaMaC All-Conference soccer teams

Durr, Diersen, Tucker named First Team

Solon finishes second in WaMaC East

SOLON– Seven members of the Solon varsity girls soccer team were named to WaMaC All-Conference teams. The selections were released Tuesday, May 30, along with the final conference standings.
Seniors Josie Durr and Ali Diersen and junior Megan Tucker were named First Team All-Conference.
Sophomore Taylor Ryan and senior Aurora Christner received Second Team honors.
Senior Krysten Ulin and junior Brianna Smith received Honorable Mention accolades.

Seven Solon boys named to WaMaC All-Conference soccer teams

Radcliffe, Vang, Yetley named First Team

Solon finishes second in WaMaC East

SOLON– Seven members of the Solon varsity boys soccer team were named to WaMaC All-Conference teams. The selections were released Tuesday, May 30, along with the final conference standings.
Juniors Nick Radcliffe and Issac Vang and sophomore Luke Yetley were named First Team All-Conference.
Senior Ben Carr and junior Eric Weetman received Second Team honors.
Sophomores Jorel Justus and Luke McInnis received Honorable Mention accolades.

State title hopes dashed

Little Cyclones blow away Women of Troy’s championship bid

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DES MOINES– It was Iowa City West High’s 15th state soccer tournament appearance, their 10th-consecutive tourney trip, and it ended too soon as the Little Cyclones of Ames won 2-1 Friday, June 9, in a Class 3A state semifinal at the Cownie Soccer Complex in Des Moines. The loss ended West High’s season at 19-2.

IGCA releases All-District Soccer picks

Iowa City West and CCA represent East District

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DES MOINES– The Iowa Girls Coaches Association (IGCA) released its picks for 2017’s All-District Soccer Teams with Iowa City West and Clear Creek Amana (CCA) represented in East District teams.