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Sports

7th Annual Spartan Dash April 28

SOLON– The Lakeview Elementary PTO will be hosting its seventh annual Spartan Dash on Saturday, April 28, rain or shine. The Spartan Dash is a fun and crazy fitness event that will serve as the Lakeview PTO’s largest fundraiser of the year. Interested individuals should signs up to participate in the event with a “family team.” Family teams will walk, skip or run through obstacles set up along the 1-mile trail in the Solon Recreation and Nature Area (SRNA). Obstacles will be suitable for both children and adults and are guaranteed to have you laughing.

2018 spring football final

Hawk Talk

Last Friday at Kinnick Stadium, the Hawkeye football team had a controlled scrimmage to wrap up spring ball.
I think I’ve talked about this before, but I’m not a fan of Friday night spring scrimmages. I really enjoy Saturday afternoon for ending spring practice.
There was an announced attendance of 9,300 which was a little high, I thought.
Also the media gets to sit in the press box and I would rather be on the field.
When I’m in the press box, it’s like you are watching the games from the moon.

Spring football wrap 2018

Hawk Talk

This is the final segment of a three-part series about spring football for the Iowa Hawkeyes.
This week, I’ll look at the quarterbacks, wide receivers, running backs and special teams.
Nate Stanley has a chance to be one of the really good quarterbacks to play at Iowa. I’m not going to say great quarterback until he has two good seasons in a row.
First, look at his size. Stanley came to Iowa listed at 6-4, 212-pounds. In the spring football guide, he is up to 242-pounds.
That is a big dude playing quarterback.

7th Annual Spartan Dash, April 28

SOLON– The Lakeview Elementary PTO will be hosting its seventh annual Spartan Dash on Saturday, April 28, rain or shine. The Spartan Dash is a fun and crazy fitness event that will serve as the Lakeview PTO’s largest fundraiser of the year. Interested individuals should signs up to participate in the event with a “family team.” Family teams will walk, skip or run through obstacles set up along the 1-mile trail in the Solon Recreation and Nature Area (SRNA). Obstacles will be suitable for both children and adults and are guaranteed to have you laughing.

Ladies 3rd at Jesse Day Relays

Drake Relays deadline is Friday

By Joe Wilkinson
Special to the Economist
DAVENPORT– Iowa’s spring track season has been cold and gray so far. So, temperatures in the low 60s felt like a tropical breeze wafting across the track as the April 12 Jesse Day Relays began in Davenport. By the time Solon’s girls notched first in the meet-ending 4x400-meter relay, though, raw cold had returned.

Boys upset No. 2 Blazers

Spartans move to 8-2 Monday with soccer win over W. Delaware

DYERSVILLE– The Solon boys didn’t mind Friday the 13th one bit.
Solon’s varsity boys’ soccer team traveled to Dyersville April 13 to face the second-ranked (Class 1A) Beckman Catholic Blazers and came away with a hard-fought, 1-0 upset win.
The lone goal came in the first period of play off a long free kick by senior Nick Radcliffe which found junior Luke McInnis whose header into the net was the difference in the game.
Senior goalkeeper Eric Weetman delivered another shut out with four saves against no goals allowed.

Lady Spartans fall prey to Blazers, 3-0

Beckman Catholic serves Solon first home loss of 2018

SOLON– Mother Nature appeared to shake off all her unlucky perspiration from the seasonal temperatures on Thursday over the noticeably colder and windswept Spartan Stadium as the Trailblazers of Beckman Catholic, from Dyersville, served the Lady Spartans their first home loss of the 2018 season on Friday, April 13.
Beckman Catholic, first place in the WaMaC East, faced the Lady Spartans under windy and cool conditions as the heavens occasionally spat upon both teams.

Spartans 7th at Jesse Day Relays

Linderbaum 1st in shot put, Ira 2nd in hurdles

DAVENPORT– The Solon Spartan boys track and field team traveled to Brady Street Stadium for the Jesse Day Relays in Davenport on Thursday, April 12, and came away with a seventh-place team finish among the 11 teams participating. Bettendorf took the team champion honor with 143.25 points, followed by Pleasant Valley (113), Davenport West (108), North Scott (64.5), Clinton (62.5), Muscatine (56), Solon (53.5), Davenport Central (51), the event host Davenport North (36.25), Central DeWitt (36) and Davenport Assumption (15).

Lady Spartans hit the greens

SOLON– With the loss of four seniors from last year’s squad, a big bunch of newcomers and a winter that just won’t go away, it’s been a slow start for the Solon girls’ golf season.
The Lady Spartans launched their year by hosting Vinton-Shellsburg and West Delaware in a triangular at Lake MacBride Golf Course April 5. Solon finished second out of three teams, led by junior Reegan Helle’s 52. 

Lady Spartans fall 4-0 to Indians

Marion is Solon’s Little Big Horn

MARION– “Sometimes the magic works, sometimes it doesn’t,” or so said Old Lodge Skins in the 1970s movie, “Little Big Man,” a comical fictionalization of the lone survivor of the Battle of Little Big Horn. The Lady Spartans, third place in the WaMaC East, moved to 1-1 on the season Tuesday, April 10, following a windswept 4-0 defeat by the second-place WaMac West Marion Indians on the grass at the Marion High School soccer field, just up the hill from the high school.

Creek Girls pick up first win

CCA defeats S. Tama, 1-0

TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity girls soccer team picked up its first win of the 2018 season Friday, April 13, at home against the South Tama Trojans. The Clippers came into the match with an 0-2 record while the Trojans were 1-1.

Liberty girls tie for 5th at Clinton’s relays

Cannon and Mac win

CLINTON– Liberty High’s varsity girls track and field team tied for fifth place in team points Tuesday, April 10, in Clinton, at Clinton High School’s Relays. Dubuque Wahlert won the meet with 119 points, Clinton was eighth with 48.5, and City High finished ninth with 31.