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Sports

Solon boys take first at CCA’s Pacha Relays

TIFFIN– The Spartan boys’ track and field team started the week on April 25 finishing runner-up under the sun in the Wildcat Boys Relays at Maquoketa Valley High School in Delhi with a few missing names due to college visits and family obligations.
The Solon runners and throwers finished the week on Thursday, April 28, as champions of the Pacha Relays, following some May showers and missing some members competing in the Drake Relays, at Clear Creek Amana High School in Tiffin in a field of nine other teams.

Spartans on The Blue Oval for Drake Relays

DES MOINES– A sure sign of spring in Iowa is a weekend of rain for the Drake Relays.
Rain fell on all three days of major activity on The Blue Oval at Drake University for the 107th edition of America’s Athletic Classic. However, it didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of 4,485 high school, college and elite class performers on and around the track, including 17 Olympic medalists, gearing up for the 2016 Rio Games in 10 weeks.

Solon girls beat South Tama and CCA on the links

TAMA– The Solon girls golf team traveled to the Tama-Toledo Country Club on Friday, April 29, to take on host South Tama and Clear Creek Amana (CCA). The Lady Spartans pulled away from the competition, posting a 205 team score. South Tama came in with a 225, and CCA a 232, respectively. Dani Carter was the medalist for the meet with a score of 46. Also contributing to the Solon score were Grace McCarty (51), Jenna Roskopf (53), and Reegan Helle (55). Julia DeValk posted a new career-low with a 56 and rounding out the varsity scores was Katie Feldkamp with a 63.

Solon girls fall to Central DeWitt and Maquoketa

SOLON– The Solon girls fell to 4-4 on the year after a 2-1 loss to Central DeWitt Friday on the home soccer pitch.
The Lady Spartans shot out to a quick 1-0 start and held it for a good part of the first half before two unanswered goals by No. 14 (2A) Central DeWitt’s Ashley Goldensoph and Maddie Johnson.
It was the second loss in a row for Solon, which dropped out of the Class 1A rankings established by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union.
The Lady Spartans finished off their fourth road match in a row with a 3-2 loss to Maquoketa April 26.

Spartans fall to Regina, 3-2

IOWA CITY– The Spartan varsity soccer squad has been a team of streaks this season.
Solon started the year with five straight wins, and sandwiched two losses with three straight victories.
But with a 3-2 loss to Iowa City Regina on the road Saturday, April 30, the Solon boys have a string of four consecutive losses, with undefeated Dyersville Beckman awaiting the Spartans Tuesday, May 3.

NLCP best shot golf tournament May 6

CORALVILLE– The North Liberty Community Pantry (NLCP) invites teams to enter the 6th Annual 4-person Best Shot Tournament, presented by Scheels, Friday, May 6, at Brown Deer Golf Club, 1900 Country Club Drive, Coralville, IA 52241.
A $400 per team prepaid entry fee ($440 day-of event) includes continental breakfast, green fees, cart, catered meal, driving range balls and team picture. There will be a silent auction during the event. Awards and meal are immediately following.

Welch wins long jump at Drake

Drake Relays results for Iowa City West High

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DES MOINES– West High’s Valerie Welch earned the title of champion in the 2016 Drake Relays girls high school long jump Thursday, April 28, with a winning leap of 18 1/2. Welch also won third place in the 100-meter hurdles and was second in the 400-meter hurdles, losing by only 0.64 seconds to Pleasant Valley’s Carly Donahue.

Creek girls vanquish visiting Vikettes

CCA defeats Vinton-Shellsburg 3-0

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– Matt Harding’s Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers improved to 8-1 with a four-match winning streak Tuesday, April 26, shutting out the visiting Vikettes from Vinton-Shellsburg, 3-0.

Solon boys, Mt. Vernon girls win Pacha Relays

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s boys and girls track and field teams both finished third in the final team scores of their home Pacha Relays Thursday, April 28.
Mount Vernon won the girls meet with 171 points followed by Solon with 139 and the Creek Girls and Williamsburg in a 110-point tie. Durant, Iowa City Regina, Davenport Assumption and Tipton rounded out the field.

Creek Girls 12th at Tipton Tigerette Relays

Shuttle hurdle relay takes third, Schwarting fifth in 110-meter hurdles

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TIPTON– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) girls track and field team returned to the seat of Cedar County on Thursday, April 14, for the second time this season, to participate in the 16-team field for the Tigerette Relays and came home 12th in team points.
Pleasant Valley won the meet with 158 points, followed by Monticello (81), Mount Vernon (78), Northeast-Goose Lake (48) and Tipton (40).

Clipper girls’ track 7th at CP-U

Shuttle hurdle relay, Schwarting win

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CENTER POINT– Solon’s Lady Spartans took the team honors Monday, April 25, at the Girls Stormin’ Pointer Invitational hosted by Center Point-Urbana. Solon led with 113 points with Monticello placing second, followed by North Linn, the host Stormin’ Pointers, Jesup and Maquoketa Valley. The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers were seventh with 39 points. Springville, Alburnett, Edgewood-Colesburg and Central City rounded out the field.

Vikings, Raiders fall to Clippers

Creek boys put up two more wins

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TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity boys improved their 2016 record to 5-2 with a pair of wins over Vinton-Shellsburg and Williamsburg.
The Creek boys blitzed the winless Vinton-Shellsburg Vikings, 7-0, in Vinton on Thursday, April 21, with six Clippers finding the back of the net. Eric Carmouche, Trey Godbolt, Blake Nelson, Luke Oehlerich, Wyatt Sedlacek and Tryeke Williams all scored, with two goals for Williams.