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Sports

Ira, McGill, four throwers to state

Spartans sixth at 3A state qualifier track meet May 11

MARION– Coach Mark Sovers penned a note to the Spartan Track and Field team copied to the back of the team roster and distributed prior to the 3A District 2 state qualifying meet on Thursday, May 11, at Thomas Park in Marion.

Spartan track and field team fifth at WaMaC JV meet

JV throwers capture four of top 10 in shot put

MARION– The Solon junior varsity (JV) Spartans had the lights turned on them on Monday, May 8, at the WaMaC JV Meet held in Marion at Thomas Park.

7th grade girls take first at middle school WaMaC track meet

DYERSVILLE– The seventh and eighth grade Solon Middle School Lady Spartans’ track and field teams traveled to Dyersville to compete in the WaMaC Middle School Girls Meet on Friday, May 5.
The air of the meet was light and joyous, and the seventh grade girls track team won the event.
It was the nicest day the athletes saw this season; blue skies, fluffy clouds, mild temperatures and sounds of girls voices cheering, shouting encouragement and checking in for their next events. It was raucous and joyous, not too serious and buzzed with the excitement of youth.

Sooner than later for new elementary school

Enrollment projections lead to a slight gamble for CCA facilities plan

OXFORD– In September, voters in the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School District will be asked to approve a $36 million bond issue, which– if approved– would finance a new elementary school among other projects aimed at addressing continued enrollment growth. The new unnamed elementary was originally scheduled to be open for the 2020-21 school year; however, Superintendent Tim Kuehl recently asked the School Board of Directors to move it up one year.

Creek Girls slip past Regals

Bormann breaks tie in OT

IOWA CITY– Sometimes raw statistics can be misleading. On paper, the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers’ girls varsity soccer team should have rolled over the Regina Regals, of Iowa City, on Monday, May 8, in a non-conference match-up at Regina. The Regals entered the contest with a 2-6 record to the Creek Girls’ 10-2 showing.

West High qualifies 21 events for state track

Trojans and Women of Troy take team titles

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IOWA CITY– Iowa City West High’s girls and boys track and field teams competed in a Class 4A state qualifying meet Thursday, May 11, at City High with the winner and runner-up in each event automatically qualifying for the State Co-Ed Meet. The next eight-best performances, from across the state, also earned a trip to Des Moines.
The Trojans and Women of Troy took Team Championships, with the boys winning with 176 points, just sixteen team points ahead of runner-up Cedar Rapids Kennedy, while the girls won with 190, 59 points ahead of runner-up Cedar Rapids Prairie.

Two more Liberty hires

Duo to lead the Lightning on the mats

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NORTH LIBERTY— Principal and acting Athletic Director Scott Kibby continues to add staff to the roster of Liberty High School in North Liberty, which is set to open in August. Kibby announced via Twitter Thursday, May 11, two more coaches joined the athletic ranks of The Liberty Lightning.
“Co-Head Wrestling coaches have been hired!” Kibby tweeted. “Tom Van Dyke and Joe Williams will be leading the Liberty Lightning Wrestling Team!”

Creek Boys fall in double OT to Raiders

Williamsburg beats CCA, 1-0

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) boys varsity soccer team dipped to 8-5 overall after the Williamsburg Raiders won, 1-0, in the second overtime period on Tuesday, May 9, in Tiffin.
The Clippers made seven shots on goal, but were unable to get past the Raider’s keeper. CCA keeper Ian McDonald made three saves in the effort. Williamsburg improved to 8-4 overall.
CCA travels to Monticello on Thursday, May 18, to close out the regular season at 4:30 p.m. ahead of substate play and the battle to earn a trip to Des Moines for the state tournament.

Women of Troy defeat the Rams, remain unbeaten

IC West girls soccer wins, 4-0, over Dubuque Senior

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DUBUQUE– Iowa City West High’s varsity soccer team remained unbeaten with a 4-0 win over Dubuque Senior in Dubuque Tuesday, May 9. Regan Steigleder led the Women of Troy with a three-goal hat trick. Emma Cooper and Leah Rhodes assisted Steigleder. Steigleder returned the favor and assisted Cooper with a goal in the second half.
West improved to 11-0 overall and 7-0 in the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC).

Creek Girls 11th at WaMaC golf Supermeet

Greathouse leads Clippers with 98

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SHELLSBURG– The Wildcat Golf Course was the site of the 2017 WaMaC conference golf Supermeet Monday, May 8, where the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity girls placed 11th out of the 15 teams represented.
Vinton-Shellsburg won the team title with 357, while the Creek Girls put up a total of 409.

A look back at the Hawkeye women 2017

Hawk Talk

The Iowa women’s basketball team finished the season with a 20-14 record, 8-8 in the Big Ten.
That’s the eighth time the Hawkeyes have won 20 games in the last 10 years.
I sat down with Iowa Assistant Coach Jenni Fitzgerald, who has been on Lisa Bluder’s staff at Iowa for all 17 seasons.
Before that, Jenni coached eight years at Drake with Lisa.
She also was the starting point guard for the Drake Bulldogs from 1986-91, where she was a captain her senior year and first team all-conference.

Girls runner-up at WaMaC

State qualifiers determined at May 11 meet

By Joe Wilkinson
Special to the Economist
EPWORTH– Following a strong push for second place in the 16-team WaMaC Super Meet May 4, Solon’s girls now adjust their lineup for Thursday’s state-qualifying district meet in Marion and hope to qualify through a large contingent to the May 18-20 Class 3A state meet in Des Moines.