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Sports

Blue Jays fly away with CCA’s state tourney hopes

Clippers rout Raiders but fall, 2-1, to Bondurant-Farrar

TIFFIN– According to National Geographic, blue jays exhibit “raucous and rambunctious behavior.” They also move “stealthily, plundering other birds’ nests.”
The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers found out firsthand what Blue Jays can do as they fell 2-1 to the Blue Jays of Bondurant-Farrar in a Class 1A Regional Semifinal girls soccer game on Friday, June 5, in Tiffin. The Clippers ended the season at 16-2 overall.
Kelsey Hall scored the Clippers’ only semifinal goal in the 57th minute, off a Bailey Mooney assist, breaking a 0-0 deadlock.

Youth a significant factor for West High Trojans on the diamond for 2015 season

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IOWA CITY– Graduation of 2014 was not kind to Charlie Stumpff and his West High Trojan baseball program.
While seniors Tyus Adkins, Nate Boland, Declan Doyle, Grant Ewing, Nick Gallagher, Brock Hatzky, Devin Raffensperger and Nick Spiess played throughout the summer leading West to a 34-10 record overall, 20-6 conference record, the start of the 2014-2015 school year saw them shedding their West High Green and moving on.

Clipper boys split with Benton

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TIFFIN– Brent Henry and his Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers varsity baseball team improved to a 5-2 record early in the season after picking up a pair of wins at the BGM Tournament and splitting with Benton Community at home.
On Saturday, May 30, the Clippers faced BGM in Brooklyn in the Bears’ tournament and dispatched them, 13-6, before clipping the wings of the Springville Orioles, 13-0.

CCA baseball splits with West Delaware June 4 at home

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TIFFIN– Cappy’s Crew at Clear Creek Amana (CCA) improved to 6-3 overall in the early part of the 2015 season, and 3-3 in the WaMaC after splitting a varsity doubleheader Thursday, June 4, at home with West Delaware.
The Clippers knocked six hits and put up six runs in a 6-3 win for the opener, but fell 2-1 in the nightcap.

Hawkeye men’s basketball

Hawk Talk

By Don Lund
Sports Writer
The Iowa basketball team keeps climbing up the ladder.
Fran McCaffery’s record since he came to Iowa in 2010 is 11-20, 18-11, 25-13, 20-13 and 22-12.
The Hawks have been to the NCAA Tournament the last two years and won a first-round game for the first time since 2001.
For the second straight year, Iowa had a first team All-Big Ten pick in Aaron White.
The Hawks had a six-game winning streak in the Big Ten, the longest Big Ten winning streak since 1986-87.

Three summer sessions of Solon boys basketball camp

SOLON– Solon boys basketball is excited to offer three summer sessions of basketball camp in June and July.
Session I runs June 8-11 and costs $50; Session II also costs $50 and will be held June 22-25; while Session III runs July 20-21 at a cost of $25. Special pricing is available for more than one session.
Campers will receive individualized instruction from Solon’s coaching staff as well as from guest coaches that have played at a high level. 

Gunnells, Ham win consecutive titles for Solon track teams

DES MOINES– Solon senior Connor Ham held off all challengers Saturday, defending his state titles in the 110-meter high hurdles and the 200-meter dash at the State Co-Ed Track and Field meet at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.
The Solon boys track team scored 38 points to finish in sixth place out of 47 teams which scored points at last weekend’s Class 3A state track meet.

A champ checks out as Solon girls grab 6th at state track

DES MOINES– A state title in the shot put and points in key individual and relay events kept Solon’s girls in the mix through the 2015 Class 3A high school track and field meet May 21-23 at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.
It just wasn’t enough at the co-ed, all-division state meet which now draws about 35,000 fans a year.

Spartans take five-game streak into postseason

CENTER POINT– The Solon soccer team has finished the regular season on a winning note.
Five of them.
The varsity boys started the year 2-5, but finished on a five-game winning streak, concluding the regular season with a 7-1 win over Center Point-Urbana May 19.
The Spartans ended with a 10-8 mark overall before beginning postseason play.
At Center Point, Solon had five different players who found the back of the Stormin’ Pointers’ net. Dylan Doyle and Parker Mueller had two goals each, while Brandan Childs, Brandon Kramer and Keegan Paisley contributed one apiece.

Durr scores 12 goals in two games

Lady Spartans win five in a row leading to finale with Regina

SOLON– It’s been five wins in a row for the Solon girls heading into a matchup with second-ranked Iowa City Regina May 27.
Solon’s varsity girls, ranked No. 11 in Class 1A by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union, moved to 11-4 overall on the soccer season with wins against No. 12 Center Point-Urbana (CPU), Mid-Prairie and Benton Community last week.
Emma Moss knocked in three goals for Solon in the 4-2 home win May 19 against the CPU Stormin’ Pointers. Shae Goldsberry added the insurance score, while goal keeper Nichole Oberthien fended off 10 shots by the CPU offense.

West beats City in final-seconds thriller

Pottratz kicks winning goal

IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy remained unbeaten with a 2-1 victory over rival City High Monday, May 18, at the University of Iowa soccer field, doing it in dramatic fashion.
A scoreless first half gave way to the Little Hawk’s scoring with nine minutes remaining.

Trojans upset Hempstead on Senior Night

Iowa City West wins, 3-1

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– West High coach Brad Stiles told the crowd assembled for Senior Night recognition Friday, May 22, it had been a season full of ups and downs. Beating the top-ranked team in the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) Mississippi Division 3-1 was certainly an “up.”
The Trojans, number two-ranked in the Valley Division, pulled off the Senior Night upset after a shaky start.
The Mustangs scored eight minutes into the game and held the Trojans scoreless for the remainder of the first half.