• strict warning: Non-static method view::load_views() should not be called statically in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 837.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::db_objects() should not be called statically in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/sites/all/modules/views/includes/view.inc on line 1367.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_argument::init() should be compatible with views_handler::init(&$view, $options) in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_argument.inc on line 745.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 589.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 589.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_node_status::operator_form() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::operator_form(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/sites/all/modules/views/modules/node/views_handler_filter_node_status.inc on line 14.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_style_default::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_style_default.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 135.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 135.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.

Sports

One Clipper, six Trojans advance to state wrestling

Connor Murphy will represent CCA

North Liberty Leader
JOHNSON COUNTY– Clear Creek Amana (CCA) and Iowa City West will be represented at the 2015 State Wrestling Tournament following first- and second-place showings at district meets held Saturday, Feb. 14.
At Solon: Connor Murphy took second place at 120 pounds after losing an 11-1 major decision to Jacob Fenske of Davenport Assumption in the first place match.

Trojans fall in Regional Duals

Loss to North Scott closes door on state dual meet

North Liberty Leader
ELDRIDGE– A rough night on the wrestling mat, Wednesday, Feb. 11, cost the West High Trojans a trip to the State Dual Meet in Des Moines. The Trojans slipped past the Clinton River Kings 36-34 but fell 40-26 to the host North Scott Lancers in regional dual action.

West High swimmers take all at state meet

200 medley, 400 freestyle relay teams set new records

North Liberty Leader
MARSHALLTOWN– The West High Trojans put the exclamation mark on a swimming season punctuated by new meet and school records by not only winning the 2015 State Swimming Meet in Marshalltown, but also by setting two new records in the process.
The 200-yard medley relay manned by Mark McGlaughlin, Matt Anderson, Oliver Martin and Will Scott set a new record with their 1:33.39 performance. Likewise McGlaughlin, Martin, Scott and Aidan Keen set a record of 3:02.98 in the 400-yard freestyle relay.

Hawkeyes sign 21

I knew this was going to happen by I’m still amazed by it.
Do you realize that my hometown of Moville, (population of less than 1,400 and 15 miles east of Sioux City) signed as many football recruits as Des Moines (population more than 206,000)?
When Landon and Levi Paulsen came on board as Iowa Hawkeyes last week, it was a great day for the Woodbury Central Wildcats and the Iowa Hawkeyes.
Moville, the home of the Wildcats, consolidated with Climbing Hill (population of around 130) in 1962.

10 Spartans advance to district meet

Gnida collects 150th career win, Linderbaum suffers first loss

DAVENPORT– Ten Solon wrestlers will advance to the district tournament Feb. 14 with a chance to advance to the state tournament.
The varsity Spartan wrestlers finished second to No. 2 Davenport Assumption at the 2A Sectional 13 meet Saturday, Feb. 7, and will host the district tournament Saturday, Feb. 14, beginning at noon.
The top two wrestlers from each sectional tournament advance to districts, and the top two wrestlers from each district qualify for the state tournament Feb. 19-21 at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Tough schedule

Mustang free throws overwhelm Solon; Western Dubuque continues dominance

SOLON– The home cookin’ didn’t turn out so well.
The Lady Spartan varsity girls basketball team has lost five of its last six games coming down the back half of the season,

Solon boys split two-game road trip

Spartans hang on against Mt. Vernon, can’t close gap at Western Dubuque

MOUNT VERNON– The Solon varsity boys basketball team has now won two of its last three games and has a chance at a winning record if it sweeps the last three games of the regular season.
The Spartans split a pair of games on the road last week, defeating Mount Vernon, 60-53, and then falling to Western Dubuque, 78-68.

CCA boys knock off South Tama Trojans, 80-67

Senior Night success

TIFFIN– After having a five-game winning streak snapped by Williamsburg, the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers righted the ship and sank the Trojans of South Tama 80-67 Friday, Feb. 6, at home on Senior Night. The win improved the Clippers’ record to 13-5 overall and dropped the Trojans to 8-10.

CR Prairie takes dual meet, 38-27

Hawks take down West on Senior Night

North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY — Senior Night for the West High Trojan wrestlers was spoiled by Mississippi Valley Conference Tournament Champion Cedar Rapids Prairie. The Hawks swept the meet with a 38-27 varsity win and 53-18 victory over the Junior Varsity.

Williamsburg, S. Tama fall to CCA

Clipper girls win two more

North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity girls’ basketball team put two more wins in the record book with victories over Williamsburg and South Tama.
On Tuesday, Feb. 3, the Clippers traveled to WaMaC rival Williamsburg and pulled off a 42-39 win powered by Lexi Kinnaird’s 14-point effort. Hanna Stokes had 10 in the effort as well.

J-Hawks sweep Trojan bowlers

Donovan and Roth lead West High boys, girls

North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY — The West High Trojans and Women of Troy were swept in bowling by the Cedar Rapids Jefferson J-Hawks Friday, Feb. 6, at Colonial Lanes in Iowa City. The Jefferson boys took the varsity match 3,175 to 2,853 with the J-Hawks’ Noah Tiedtke bowling 465. West’s Jared Donovan led the Trojans with 424.
The Junior Varsity(JV) J-Hawks won 2,257 to 2,118 with Jefferson’s John Gardner leading with 402. West’s Jacob Fisher had 362.

On the road again

Hawk Talk

By Don Lund
Sports Writer

The Iowa women had two road trips last week, winning a shootout at Northwestern, 102-99, and losing 93-88 at Maryland.
The Northwestern game could have been a big letdown after the Hawkeyes knocked off Nebraska in overtime last week at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
Maryland, the leader in the Big Ten, was coming up Sunday and Iowa couldn’t afford to overlook the ‘Cats.
The Hawks had beaten the Wildcats at home on Jan. 14, 83-70.
Iowa led only 41-38 at half and pulled the victory out with Bethany Doolittle leading the way with 26 points.