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Sports

Creek Girls take two from Indians

CCA wins 2-1, 4-1 over Marion

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OXFORD– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity softball team bounced back from a disappointing appearance in the West High Softball Classic with a sweep of the visiting Marion Indians Monday, June 6. The Creek Girls took both halves of a doubleheader with 2-1 and 4-1 showings.

Clippers salvage a win in double dip with Mustangs

CCA falls, 5-1, and takes baseball nightcap, 10-8

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MOUNT VERNON– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers visited the Mount Vernon Mustangs for an evening of varsity baseball Wednesday, June 8, and came home with a split after an 18-run slugfest.
The Clippers dropped the opener, 5-1, after the Mustangs took a three-run lead in the bottom of the first inning and added two more in the second. The sole CCA run came in the top of the third as Kobey Schlotman scored on a Jake Neubauer sacrifice ground ball.

Cappy’s Boys split with the Indians

CCA falls, 6-3, but rallies for 14-12 win

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TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) Clippers moved to 5-6 overall on the 2016 varsity baseball season with a split at home Monday, June 6, against the Marion Indians. The Indians took the opening half of a doubleheader, 6-3, but Cappy’s Boys rallied back from a 9-0 deficit in the nightcap and converted it into a 14-12 win.

CCA Masters golf outing/fundraiser June 24

AMANA– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Masters Golf Outing is a fundraising event for scholarships and endowments for CCA students. The outing will be held Friday, June 24, at the Amana Colonies Golf Course, 451 U Ave. There is a $100 per player or $400 per four-person team entry fee that can be paid the day of the tournament.
To register for this great event call, email or complete an online registration form at www.cca.k12.ia.us and mail it to Brad Fox.

Trojans take two from Lions

IC West wins 9-7, 6-5 over Linn-Mar

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MARION– Iowa City West High’s varsity baseball Trojans improved to 9-2 on the season and picked up a pair of wins at Linn-Mar in the wake of their second loss of the season, which occurred Friday, June 3, against Dubuque Wahlert.
West swept Linn-Mar in a doubleheader (9-7 and 6-5) Monday, June 6, in Marion.

Women of Troy split with Cougars

IC West wins 6-5, falls 2-1 to CR Kennedy

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CEDAR RAPIDS– The West High Women of Troy improved to 10-3 overall with a Tuesday, June 7, split with the Cougars of Cedar Rapids Kennedy in Cedar Rapids.
West took the opening half of the doubleheader, 6-5, with one run each in the first, second and third innings before the Cougars cut the deficit with two runs in the bottom of the fourth. A three-run effort by West in the fifth gave the Women of Troy a little cushion before a scoreless sixth. The Cougars tried to pull out a win in the bottom of the seventh with three runs but came up short as West prevailed.

Rating my four teams

Hawk Talk

I started covering the Hawkeyes for the North Liberty Leader in 2000 and was only going to follow football, men’s basketball and wrestling.
One of my female friends, Carrie, said in a joking manner, “That would be sexist.”
So I jumped on the women’s bandwagon after they started 5-5.
It was Lisa Bluder’s first year.
That Iowa team, led by guards Cara Consuegra and Lindsey Meder, went on to go 21-10, 12-4 in the Big Ten, they took second place and won the Big Ten Tournament.

Solon High School basketball All-Star event Sunday, June 12

SOLON– Former college, semi-pro and pro basketball players will converge on the Solon High School gymnasium Sunday, June 12, at 7 p.m. for an All-Star scrimmage to benefit the boys’ basketball team.
Solon varsity head coach Jason Pershing hopes the event will raise funds for his program while providing entertainment for the community.
“The All-Star game brings high-level athletes that our community used to watch on TV into our gymnasium,” Pershing said.

Lady Spartans fall to Assumption

DAVENPORT– The soccer season came to a close for Solon’s Lady Spartans Monday night.
No. 1-ranked Davenport Assumption shut out Solon in a Class 1A regional final June 6 in Davenport, 5-0.
Assumption players recorded 25 shots on goal for the evening while keeping the Solon offense limited to a single attempt at Assumption’s goalie
Assumption came into the regional final sporting a 13-2-1 record, with the losses coming at the hands of North Scott and Pleasant Valley.

Homers power Solon in home Classic

Heick, Bevans go yard in wins over Wilton and City High

SOLON– The Solon softball program graduated three key seniors from the team that won the 2015 Class 3A championship.
Taylor Nearad, a freshman at Kirkwood Community College, was just named Division II Player of the Year by the National Junior College Athletic Association.
Ali Herdliska, at South Dakota State, was named Freshman of the Year for the Summit League.
Pitcher Emily Ira was second in the Summit League in strikeouts while playing for Western Illinois and was named to the Second Team of the All-Summit League.

Nearad NJCAA Division II Player of the Year

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.– Taylor Nearad of Solon, a freshman at Kirkwood Community College, was honored by the NJCAA Division II Softball Committee Tuesday, receiving the title of 2016 Dudley® NJCAA Division II Softball Player of the Year.
Saturating the national leaderboard with her numbers, Nearad cemented her name at or near the top of every offensive statistical category this season. The freshman’s 145 hits, 129 RBI, 30 home runs and 114 runs scored all led the nation. Nearad’s .602 batting average was the third-highest in the country, while her .622 on-base percentage ranked fourth.

Spartans split with Beckman, sweep Independence

DYERSVILLE– The Solon Spartans split a baseball doubleheader on the road at Dyersville Beckman June 6 in a pair of close games.
Sophomore Luke Ira’s triple brought home Spencer Wegmann in the top of the fifth for Solon’s only run in a 2-1 loss. Zach Wegmann had two of the Spartans’ six hits. Dillon Drake suffered the loss on the mound.