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Sports

Spring Football Part 3

Hawk Talk

This is the third part of spring football.

The last couple of weeks I talked about all of the offensive positions except the quarterback. Jake Rudock is going to transfer to Michigan which leaves Iowa with C.J. Beathard.

Blake Williams returns to Solon HS wrestling

SOLON– The Solon Community School District has announced the hiring of Blake Williams as head wrestling coach, pending school board approval.
“Having Blake back in our District is tremendous,” Solon Activities Director Keith McSweeney, stated. “Blake is an amazing educator and decorated coach and we couldn’t be more pleased that he will (again) be leading our wrestling program.”

Girls run away with Creek title

Gunnells adds to her record for shot put

TIFFIN– With wins in seven events, Solon’s girls ran away with the Creek Classic Relays track title April 10 in Tiffin. In three of those events, the Lady Spartans got the win– and second place– on their way to 168 team points. Mount Vernon was second (123) in the team chase. From there, the field strung out with South Tama and Williamsburg (each with 94 points), Clear Creek Amana (86 1/2), Mid-Prairie (67), Independence (54) and Center Point-Urbana (45 1/2).

Lady Spartans stumble in the Creek

TIFFIN– Emma Moss scored in the fourth minute of a varsity contest between the Solon Lady Spartans and the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers Saturday, April 11, to give Solon an early 1-0 lead.
Unfortunately for Solon it would be its only goal as the Clippers regrouped in the second half and scored four times for a 4-1 WaMaC conference win.
Solon was ranked seventh in Class 1A by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union in their first weekly rankings of the season, issued Wednesday, April 8. The Clippers (2-0) were in the number-four spot in the rankings.

Spartans fifth at Tipton Tiger Relays

TIPTON– The Solon boys track team brought home a fifth-place finish among the 11 teams competing this past week at the Tipton Tiger Relays. Bellevue was the team champion, scoring 91 points, with Camanche and North Cedar finishing runner-up with 75. Center Point, tabbed as one of the pre-season favorites to win the WaMaC conference and compete for the state title in class 3A ,was fourth with 68. The Spartans were close behind, scoring 60 points.
Field event results:

Dvorsky, Ressler on nationally ranked trap shooting team

CRESTON– The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) sports shooting team placed sixth in the nation in trap shooting during the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) Collegiate Clay Target Championships in San Antonio, Texas, held March 24-29. Approximately 630 student-athletes, from 75 colleges, competed in the event.
The SWCC sports shooting team had 15 sports shooting athletes, divided into three squads, who competed. During the finals, the SWCC team shot 479 of 500.

Dodgeball tournament raises funds for Mary’s Meals

SOLON– Get ready, get set; Dodgeball!
Volunteer official Mark Sovers uttered the commands several times March 4 in the Solon High School gymnasium as participants and spectators gathered for a fundraising event to benefit the Solon chapter of Mary’s Meals.
According to Mary’s Meals local organizer Patty Erusha, the event was sponsored by Solon’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes and raised over $2,600 for the local chapter of Mary’s Meals (Corridor Cares of Solon).
“The dodge ball tournament idea came from Kevin Miller and Ron Puettmann wanting to do an event,” Erusha wrote in an email.

CCA girls start soccer season 2-0

Clippers blast Mid-Prairie, overcome Solon

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– Matt Harding’s Clear Creek Amana (CCA) girls’ varsity soccer team opened the 2015 season with a pair of wins, destroying the Mid-Prairie Golden Hawks 10-0 and taking down rival Solon, 4-1.

Schwarting, Brimeyer, hurdle relay team win

Clipper girls fifth at home meet

TIFFIN– The sun shined brightly but a stiff northwest wind with gusts around 40 mph made for chilly conditions Friday, April 10, as the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) girls track and field team hosted their Creek Classic Relays. The Clippers finished fifth in overall team points behind winner Solon, Mount Vernon, South Tama and Williamsburg.
Corrine Schwarting won the long jump with a 16’-5 1/2” leap; Mia Smith, Schwarting, Megan Lukas and Natalie Brimeyer took their shuttle hurdle relay to the win in 1:07.90 and Brimeyer won the 100-meter hurdles in 15.66 seconds.

Team results (Class A):

Clipper boys take Demon Relays with first place

Douglass wins 3,200 and 1,600-meter runs

North Liberty Leader
WASHINGTON– Eric Douglass put a pair of wins into the books Friday, April 10, at the Demon Relays to help move the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers past the host Washington squad and into first place. The Clippers took the meet with 148 team points, knocking the Demons (93 points) to second place. Mid-Prairie, Columbus, Fairfield, WACO and Fort Madison rounded out the field.

Clipper girls fourth at West Liberty

Smith, sprint medley and shuttle hurdle teams earn wins

North Liberty Leader
WEST LIBERTY– Mia Smith cleared the 100-meter hurdles in 16.13 seconds to win the event Tuesday, April 7, at the West Liberty Girls Invitational track and field meet, giving the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers their sole individual win and points toward an overall fourth-place finish.
North Cedar won the meet with 126 team points, followed by West Branch (112), Tipton (107) and the Clippers (90). Iowa City Regina, Durant, Calamus-Wheatland, Columbus Junction, Lisbon and Midland rounded out the competitors.

CCA pulls out 4-2 win at Solon

North Liberty Leader
SOLON– The second game of the 2015 season for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) boys varsity soccer team started out much like the season opener, with an early deficit turning into a win.
The Clippers were at rival Solon on Friday, April 10, and the boys in blue found themselves down 1-0 three minutes into the match. A missed goal turned into a Spartan counter attack and goal.