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Sports

Spartans capture fourth at Ruth Ahrens Invitational track meet

 MARENGO– The Solon boys varsity track team improved their showing behind solid scoring performances from underclassmen. Tuesday, April 11, the gear was loaded on the bus and the team trekked to Iowa Valley High School in Marengo for the Ruth Ahrens Invitational, a trek that would post one of the best team performances to date.

Durr’s five goals power Lady Spartans past Maquoketa, 7-2

SOLON– Five goals from senior Josie Durr sealed Maquoketa’s fate in Solon May 2 during a girls’ varsity soccer match.
The Lady Spartans took a 7-2 victory over the Cardinals in a WaMaC Conference East Division matchup.
All of Durr’s goals came in the first half.
Junior Megan Tucker gave Solon a 6-1 lead after finding the back of the net with nine seconds remaining in the first period. Sophomore Taylor Ryan added a goal in the second period. Tucker was credited with an assist, while keeper Brianna Smith recorded five saves.

Lady Spartans best Regina on home golf course

SOLON– The Solon Lady Spartans hosted the Regina Lady Regals on Monday night, April 24, at Lake MacBride Golf Course. The course was playing really tough with slick greens and tough pin placements, but the girls didn’t let the course get the best of them. All four of Solon’s seniors would contribute to the team score with Dani Carter’s 50 leading the team. She was followed by Grace McCarty (51), Julia DeValk (57), and Katie Feldkamp’s 60 for a team total of 218. Regina was led by Grace Sharpless’ 53 and scored a 231 as a team.

Liberty High Volleyball camps to be held in July and August

NORTH LIBERTY– Sign up now for Liberty High School volleyball camps, to be held in July and August.
The first camp, July 11-13, is for incoming grades sixth through eighth, while the second camp, Aug. 1-3, is for incoming high school students.
The $65 cost includes a T-shirt, but knee pads, shorts and volleyball or tennis shoes are recommended for the camps, which will take place at Liberty High School from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

West High’s Dolson moves to Liberty High

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– Liberty High School’s academic and athletic coaching staffs continue to grow ahead of the doors opening in August for the first school year. Principal Scott Kibby announced on Monday, April 10, that West High varsity volleyball coach Randy Dolson had joined his staff as both a special education teacher and as the varsity volleyball coach.

Women of Troy top City High on UI courts

Abby Jans honored on senior night for West High girls’ tennis

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– Senior night for Iowa City West High’s Abby Jans was made all the sweeter as the Women of Troy defeated their crosstown rivals, the Little Hawks of City High, 6-3, on Tuesday, May 2, at the University of Iowa’s tennis courts.
West Coach Amie Villarini noted it was the first win for West High against City since the first round of state competition in 2013. The win also boosted West’s record to 11-1 overall.

Clipper boys fourth, girls sixth at WaMaC West golf tournament

McCarty leads CCA with 37 points

TAMA– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity boys’ golf team placed fourth in the eight-team field of the WaMaC West Tuesday, May 2, in the divisional golf tournament held in Tama.
Benton Community won the tourney with a total of 159, followed by Williamsburg (160), Independence (177), the Creek Boys (180), Center Point-Urbana (181), Vinton-Shellsburg (185), Marion (189) and South Tama (200).
Brandon McCarty led the Clippers with 37 and was the medalist runner-up behind Williamsburg’s Isaac Knock, who shot a 36.

Stu Ordman and Jamie (Printy) Brandt to lead the Lightning basketball program

North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– Liberty High School Principal Scott Kibby has announced two more additions to his coaching staff with the hiring of Jamie Brandt and Stu Ordman to head up the varsity girls and boys basketball programs, respectively.

Women of Troy 10-0 with win over Prairie Hawks

IC West bests CR Prairie, 3-1

North Liberty Leader
CEDAR RAPIDS– Iowa City West High’s Women of Troy won their 10th game of the season and remained undefeated with a 3-1 win over Cedar Rapids Prairie at Prairie High School Monday, May 1.
Regan Steigleder scored on what Coach David Rosenthal described as, “a beautifully-placed header over the out-charging Prairie Hawk keeper in the 30th minute,” with an assist by Rachel Olson. Emma Cooper scored twice for West with assists from Leah Rhodes and Jen Kuehn.

Clipper girls fourth at Washington Meet

Stratton, Barker and the Rollers come home in runner-up spots

(CCA) girls track and field team placed fourth Thursday, April 20, at Washington’s 43rd annual girls meet. Benton Community won the meet with 139 team points, followed by Mount Pleasant (122), the host Demons (101), the Creek Girls (88), Fort Madison (69) and Albia (60).

Clipper boys sixth at Cole Collinge Relays

Two Nicks post top individual finishes for CCA

CEDAR FALLS– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) boy’s track and field team had a challenging evening Thursday, April 20, at the Cole Collinge Relays, in Cedar Falls. The varsity Creek Boys finished sixth in a nine-team field led by the host Tigers with 177 team points. Cedar Rapids Prairie (157), Waterloo West (82), Waverly-Shell Rock (73), Dike-New Hartford (66), the Clippers (53), Charles City (39), Mason City (38) and Waterloo East (37) rounded out the field.

Women of Troy sixth at MVC golf super meet

Amelon medals with 79

North Liberty Leader
CEDAR RAPIDS– Jordan Amelon led the Iowa City West High Women of Troy to a sixth-place finish in the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) Super Meet Tuesday, May 2, at the St. Andrews Golf Course in Cedar Rapids. Amelon, a senior, shot a 79 to lead West and earn medalist honors.