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Sports

Flashback to 1980 . . . part 2

Hawk Talk

This is the second part of a story about 1980, Hayden Fry’s second season as football coach at the University of Iowa.
I was still living in Moville, Iowa, the place I grew up. I would be moving to North Liberty in December after Christmas.
Ronald Reagan was to become the 40th president of the United States and home computers were just getting started. A gallon of gas went for $1.19 and you could buy a stamp for 15 cents.

Women of Troy again denied a championship

DES MOINES– They stood in a circle, arms around each other, on the sideline for one last time. The trophy they’d just been presented sat alone behind them, an uninvited tag-along. It wasn’t what they came to Des Moines and the Cownie Soccer Park for.
It said, “2014 Soccer State Participant.”
They wanted to bring home one that instead said “2014 Soccer State Champion.”

Trojans make high school soccer history

West picks up third-straight soccer title with 1-0 win over Johnston

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DES MOINES– The Iowa City West High Trojans made history Tuesday, June 10, when they became the first team to win three Class 3A state soccer championships in a row.
West High defeated Johnston 1-0 at the Cownie Soccer Park in Des Moines in the final round after having knocked off Valley, West Des Moines 2-0 in the quarterfinal round on Thursday, June 5, and taking down the Warriors of Cedar Rapids Washington in the semifinals on Friday, June 6, 1-0 in the second overtime period.

Clippers baseball breaks even

Team goes 3-3 in a week on the road

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TIFFIN– Brent Henry’s Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers varsity baseball team put some miles on the bus with a week of road games in Center Point, Manchester and Mount Vernon. The Clippers broke even with three wins and three losses in the trio of doubleheaders.

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The week started Monday, June 9, with a visit to the Stormin’ Pointers. The Clippers took both ends of the night with 8-6 and 14-6 wins. In game one, 10 innings were needed to settle the score. A 10th-inning two-run double by Cody Wagner sealed the win for CCA.

Old Capitol Chorus brings home first place

DAVENPORT– The Old Capitol Chorus of Iowa City won the Central States District Small Chorus Contest held in Davenport on April 26. They competed against barbershop choruses from their five-state region including Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri and South Dakota. This is the chorus’s first district win since 1996 and the first win for the chorus under Director Chad Knipfer.

Baseball Spartans win sixth in a row

Solon sweeps Independence and Center Point-Urbana

SOLON– Make it six in a row for the Solon varsity baseball team.
The Spartans swept home doubleheaders against Independence and Center Point-Urbana last week to move above .500 for the season.
Solon started the year 0-3 with losses to Cedar Rapids Jefferson and Maquoketa, but since then the team has been steadily improving, offensively and defensively.