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Sports

Women of Troy ninth in CRANDIC golf meet

West High’s Amelon is the medalist

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MARION– The Iowa City West High varsity girls golf team finished ninth in the nine-team field of the 2017 CRANDIC meet held Wednesday, April 19, at the Gardner Golf Course, in Marion.
Cedar Rapids Kennedy won the meet with a total score of 389, followed by Cedar Rapids Prairie (390), Cedar Rapids Washington (394), Linn-Mar (404), Cedar Rapids Jefferson (422), Cedar Rapids Xavier (427), Marion (434), Iowa City High (435) and the Women of Troy (439).
West High’s Jordan Amelon medaled with an 84.

Women of Troy cool the Cougars

IC West defeats Cedar Rapids Kennedy, 2-1

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CEDAR RAPIDS– Iowa City West High’s Women of Troy knocked off the sixth-ranked Cedar Rapids Kennedy Cougars, 2-1, on the Cougars’ pitch Tuesday, April 18.
Regan Steigleder struck in the 20th minute off an assist from both Emma Cooper and Leah Rhodes for a 1-0 lead. The Cougars tied the match 1-1 just before halftime on a penalty kick due to a “hand ball in the box,” according to West High coach David Rosenthal.
Steigleder broke the tie in the second half with a 40-yard missile in the 44th minute.

Women of Troy remain undefeated on the courts

IC West knocks off Wahlert and Hempstead without key player
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IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy varsity tennis team improved to 10-0 overall and 7-0 in Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) play Saturday, April 22, by defeating Dubuque Wahlert (5-4) and Dubuque Hempstead (6-3) at home.

Clipper girls fourth at Washington Meet

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

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WASHINGTON– Clear Creek Amana’s (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).

Clear Creek Amana golf

Creek Girls third at Williamsburg quad

Greathouse leads with 51

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WILLIAMSBURG– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity girls golf team placed third in a four-team field Monday, April 17, at Williamsburg’s quad meet. Vinton-Shellsburg won the meet with a total score of 190, followed by the host Raiders (192), the Clippers (218) and Marion (224).
Allison Greathouse led the Creek Girls with a 51, followed by Emma Davis (52), Sheyanne Koethe (56), Payton Beckler (59), Thea Clennon (60) and Emily Greathouse (63).

Spring Football 2017 (part two)

Hawk Talk

This is the second part of a series previewing the Iowa Hawkeye spring football practice. Last week I looked at the offensive line, which returns six players with starting experience. This week I’ll talk about the tight ends, wide receivers and fullbacks.

Tight ends

Kirk Ferentz likes to use his tight ends, who not only need to be able to catch the ball but be able to block on running plays.
It really hurt the offense when tight end George Kittle went out with an injury after the Purdue game.

Lakeview PTO hosts 6th Annual Spartan Dash Saturday, April 29

SOLON– The Lakeview Elementary PTO will host its 6th Annual Spartan Dash on Saturday, April 29 (rain or shine). The Spartan Dash is a fun and crazy fitness event that serves as the Lakeview PTO’s largest fundraiser of the year.
Interested individuals should sign 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.

Lady Spartans down Maquoketa, West Delaware on the links

SOLON– Depth paid off for the varsity Lady Spartan golfers during a triangular meet with Maquoketa and West Delaware at the Lake MacBride Golf Course April 13.
Solon’s top three golfers were within two strokes of each other’s scores.
Maquoketa’s Taylor Thede took medalist honors with a score of 44, and West Delaware’s Ashley Goebel was runner-up with a 46, but that wasn’t enough to top Solon.

Solon 4x400 sets school record

Lady Spartans third at Jesse Day Invitational

DAVENPORT– With a school record in the final event, Solon’s girls capped an impressive showing at the Jesse Day Invitational Track meet April 13 in Davenport. Solon won four events, was second in two more, and double-placed in three individual events. The Lady Spartans scored in 14 of the 19 events in the meet.
“We had a strong feeling we could do some of the things we accomplished (at Davenport),” noted Solon Coach Brent Sands. “We only loaded a few events. Some of the faster girls only had two events. We want to give everybody a chance to run at this point.”

Spartans ninth at Jesse Day Invitational

By Jeff Hess
Solon Economist
DAVENPORT– The Spartans faced 11 teams in competition on Thursday, April 13, at Brady Street Stadium and emerged ninth in the meet standings. It was the last varsity meet prior to hosting the Denny Gruber Coed Relays on Tuesday, April 18. The junior varsity squad travels to Marion for the Marion JV Relays on Monday, April 17.

Spartans fall short against No. 1

Solon sophomore Luke Yetley attempts a head into the net in the first period of a varsity soccer match with two-time defending state champion Dyersville Beckman April 15 in Solon. The Spartans held the Blazers without a goal in the first half, but two scores in the second gave Beckman a 2-0 win. (photo by Doug Lindner)

Creek Boys blank the Trojans

improve to 4-1

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana (CCA)’s varsity boys soccer team improved to a 4-1 record with its fourth consecutive win Thursday, April 13, at home against the South Tama Trojans.
Christian Romero put the Clippers on the board with a rebound goal just inside the 16th minute while Tyreke Williams booted his second long-range free kick of the week to Nick Ritchie for a header into the goal and a 2-0 lead. Trevor King made it 3-0 in the 39th minute with a goal off an assist from Tony Zapata.