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Sports

Steigleder named MVC Athlete of the Year

2016 All-Division Soccer Selections announced

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IOWA CITY– West High’s Regan Steigleder was awarded the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC)’s Valley Division Athlete of the Year honor. The conference released its 2016 All-Division Soccer Selections Monday, June 13, with the West High junior at the top of the list.
Steigleder scored 21 goals, made three assists and amassed 45 points and a pair of penalty kicks during the regular season.

Clippers swept by Raiders

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TIFFIN– Cappy’s Boys fell to 6-11 after a pair of losses to Williamsburg Monday, June 13, on the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers’ diamond in Tiffin. The Raiders swept the Clippers 9-4 and 4-3.

Creek Boys split with Bobcats

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EPWORTH– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers gained a little ground Thursday, June 16, as they improved their record slightly to 7-12 with a split in Epworth. The Clippers fell 6-5 in the first half of a varsity doubleheader with the Western Dubuque Bobcats but rallied back to a 4-1 win in the nightcap.

“The Greatest” is gone

Muhammad Ali passed away last week and it brought back a lot of memories of growing up in the ‘60s, how I got started following sports and some of my heroes that have come and gone.
First I have to give credit to my dad, who was a fan of all sports, played football and ran track in high school.
Dad and my two brothers watched sports together and I remember him coming to watch us compete in baseball, football and wrestling.

Spartans take two from CP-U

Vinton-Shellsburg hands Solon doubleheader loss on the road

SOLON– The Solon varsity baseball team swept a doubleheader against Center Point-Urbana (CP-U) June 8 at home.
Powered by three RBI from Tyler Linderbaum, the Spartans defeated CP-U 6-4 in the first game, and then scored 12 unanswered runs in the nightcap for a 13-7 win.
Junior Nick Hofsommer picked up the victory in game one, allowing three hits and two runs while striking out three and walking three. Sophomore Spencer Wegmann pitched three innings of relief, allowing two earned runs on two hits while striking out one.

Lady Spartans strike out against No. 1 Benton

Solon rolls over Greene County, Fort Madison

SOLON– It was a rematch of last year’s 3A championship game, and this time, Amber Fiser won.
The third-ranked Solon Lady Spartans were limited to three hits and Fiser rolled up 14 strike-outs as No. 1 Benton Community powered past third-ranked Solon, 4-0, in softball action June 8.
Junior McKenna Miller took the loss on the mound, allowing four runs (three earned) on eight hits while walking five batters and striking out three.

Sarah Ferin selected as new head varsity volleyball coach for Solon

SOLON– The Solon Community School District announced Sarah Ferin as the next Head Varsity Volleyball Coach (pending board approval). Ferin recently served as the long time assistant at Xavier High School and brings a wealth of experience in the game.

Mary’s Meals supporters host Solon 5K Saturday, June 25

SOLON– Local supporters of Mary’s Meals will be hosting a Be a Hunger Hero! 5K/1-mile run/walk Saturday, June 25, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Timber DOME Lodge at the Solon Recreation and Nature Area.
Participants are encouraged to dress as super heroes for extra fun. The event is family friendly, with strollers and dogs welcome.
Register online at www.getmeregistered.com/BeAHungerHero or contact Theresa Bonnema at 319-499-8930 for a paper registration form. Registrations will also be accepted the morning of the run beginning at 8:30 a.m.

No repeat for Women of Troy

IC West falls 2-1 to Ankeny Centennial in state 3A championship soccer

DES MOINES– The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union (IGHSAU) went to three classes (up from two) for varsity soccer in 2011. Since that time, no team has won back-to-back state championships in Class 3A.
Not even the Women of Troy from Iowa City West High.

Cappy’s Boys sunk by the Sabers

CCA drops doubleheader 10-0 and 5-0 to Central DeWitt

TIFFIN– The Clippers found themselves in trouble early in a varsity doubleheader at home Friday, June 10, against the Sabers of Central DeWitt. The Sabers put up seven runs in the second inning of game one, three more in the third and shut-out the Clippers for a fifth-inning mercy rule ending.
It was a tough loss for sophomore pitcher Alex Goedkin as he gave up eight hits and 10 earned runs over three innings of work. Camden Smyka, a freshman, relieved Goedken for the final two innings with a pair of strikeouts. Jake Neubauer had the Clippers’ only hit of the game, a single.

NLRC to host Prime Time, Game Time basketball leagues

Games start June 30 and feature college, overseas players

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Community Center will host the 30th season of the men’s Prime Time Basketball League (PTL), as well as the women’s Game Time League (GTL) this summer. The leagues feature players from the University of Iowa, the University of Northern Iowa, as well as other local colleges, high schools and overseas professionals.
The public is invited to visit North Liberty to watch the fast-paced action since the games will not be televised. Admission to the games is free and open to the public with limited bleacher seating.

Creek Girls split with the Sabers

CCA loses, 11-6, but bounces back for 5-1 win

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DeWITT– The Creek Girls from Clear Creek Amana (CCA) traveled to Clinton County and Central Clinton-DeWitt High School Wednesday, June 8, for a varsity softball doubleheader and returned home with a split. The host Sabers took the opener, 11-6, while the Clippers won the nightcap, 5-1.