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Sports

Creek Boys bit by the Sabers

Central DeWitt takes down CCA

DEWITT– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity boys soccer team suffered its second loss of the season on Tuesday, April 10, to the Sabers of Central Clinton, on the road in DeWitt. The Sabers defeated the Clippers, 3-0.
Junior Blake Malli, the Creek Boys’ keeper, made nine saves through 80 minutes of play.
The Clippers travel to Center Point-Urbana on Thursday, April 19, for a 4:30 p.m. match and visit West Liberty on Monday, April 23, with a 5 p.m. start. The Creek Boys visit Marion on Tuesday, April 24, at 4:30 p.m.

Boats and Bolts run Denny White Relays

CCA and Liberty score wins

MOUNT PLEASANT– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) Clippers (“Boats”) and the Lightning of Liberty High (“Bolts”) were able to take advantage of decent weather Thursday, April 12 as both teams ran in Mount Pleasant High School’s Denny White Relays. The Bolts and Boats were among the Class A teams with the Creek Boys finishing second in points.

Spring football 2018

Offensive line and tight ends

Last week, I looked at the linebackers and defensive backs.
This week, I’ll talk about the offensive line and tight ends.

Iowa lost two starters; they were good ones.
Sean Welsh and James Daniels have a shot to play in the NFL.
Welsh was named All-Big Ten last fall after lettering four years for the Hawkeyes.
As a freshman, he was named First Team Freshman All-Big Ten, starting seven games.
Welsh started every game his last three years and had a couple of starts at tackle.

Solon deflects Comets, 4-2

Even Mother Nature cannot deter the Lady Spartans

SOLON– Mother Nature cast a sideways glance at Solon on Monday, April 2, but it did not deter the Lady Spartans from starting the season with a win, closing out against West Liberty, on the windswept tundra of Spartan Stadium, 4-2.

Back on the track

Spring finally yields a meet outdoors for Lady Spartans

SOLON– With temperatures in the upper 40s and brisk breezes, it was hardly ideal track meet weather. But it was the best day of the week and Solon’s girls took advantage of it, with a rescheduled and relocated home meet, April 5.

Boys build momentum at CCA Invitational

Field events strong as ever

TIFFIN– It may have only been the second meet for the Solon boys track and field team this season, due to Mother Nature’s recent bipolar conflict, but the results following the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Boys Invitational held in Tiffin on Thursday, April 5, proved two things; the future looks bright for Solon track competitors and the field events are solid as ever.
Sophomore A.J. Coons placed fourth with a leap if 5-8 in the high jump.

Solon goes 2-1 in home tourney

Two matches decided by penalty kicks

SOLON– Two matches decided by penalty kicks.
One loss, one win.
It was a bitter wind that blew Saturday, April 7, as the varsity Solon team picked up its first loss of the season against Albia at the Spartan Classic Soccer Tournament.
The Blue Demons prevailed 1-0 after a 3-0 penalty kick (pk) shoot-out, but the Spartans rebounded for a shortened 10-0 victory over Prince of Peace, and capped the day by winning another pk battle, this time against Fairfield.
The Spartans broke a 2-2 tie in regulation with a 5-3 win in extra kicks.
The win moved Solon to 6-1 for the season.

Blazers spoil Clippers’ season opener

Single Beckman goal topples CCA boys, 1-0

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TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity boys soccer team opened the regular season with a 1-0 loss to Dyersville Beckman Catholic High School on Monday, April 2, at home. Beckman was a Class 1A state qualifier last year, losing to Iowa City Regina in the semifinal round, and winning a consolation bracket game against Gilbert.
The Creek Boys held the Blazers at bay until three minutes before halftime, when Drew Boekholder launched a shot past Clipper keeper Blake Malli to score.
Malli, a junior, had 10 saves.

A good night for the Creek Boys

CCA, Solon and IC West run in Clippers’ home meet

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TIFFIN– They finally got out on the track for a meet Thursday, April 5, at Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School in Tiffin as the Clippers (aka The Creek Boys) hosted their home track and field meet three cold, wet, windy and snowy weeks or so after the end of the indoor season. While the Creek Boys didn’t put up any wins, coach Ben Robison was thrilled with how the day went for his squad.

Lightning tops Women of Troy by two

Liberty’s Maurus leads Bolts to 222-224 win over Iowa City West

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CORALVILLE– Liberty High’s varsity girls golf team earned its first victory pulling off a two-stroke win over Iowa City West High Thursday, April 5, at the Brown Deer Golf Course in Coralville.
Neely Maurus led Liberty with 49 through the nine holes as the Bolts took down the Women of Troy, 222-224. Ellie Kouba led West High with 52.
Liberty travels to the Glynns Creek Golf Course (19251 290th St., Long Grove) on Thursday, April 12, for a 12 p.m. invitational and will host West Branch on Tuesday, April 17, at Brown Deer starting at 4 p.m.

Women of Troy brave cold for win over Saints

Iowa City West girls tennis wins 7-2 over Cedar Rapids Xavier

CEDAR RAPIDS– Continued unseasonably cold weather did not deter the Iowa City West High Women of Troy as they topped Cedar Rapids Xavier 7-2 in the season opener for varsity tennis Thursday, April 5, at Xavier High School.
Freshmen Audrey Koch and Caroline Chandler earned the first varsity wins of their high school careers in singles action. Koch teamed up with sister Emma for a doubles win as well.

Spartans shock the Bolts

Solon zaps Liberty High boys, 8-2

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SOLON– The Solon Spartans improved to 4-0 in varsity boys soccer Tuesday, April 3, defeating the Liberty High Lightning, 8-2, in Solon.
Jorel Justus led Solon with a hat trick (three goals), while Luke McInnis knocked in two goals. Bennett Meier, Gabe Yetley and Luke Yetley scored one goal apiece.
Liberty’s Kolby Godbolt scored both goals for the Bolts. Jordan Barry assisted Godbolt’s first goal, while Luke Nichols got the assist for the second.