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Sports

Clipper boys take Demon Relays with first place

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

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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

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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

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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.

Solon boys ready to defend state track title

SOLON– With a number of key athletes returning, and a promising influx of newcomers, the defending 3A state track and field champion Solon Spartans are expecting big things this season. Head coach Mark Sovers, along with assistant coaches Brad Wymer, Steve Calloway and Riley Takes, welcome back 16 letter-winners including:

Spring football Part Two

Last week I talked about the offensive line, as Iowa has to replace Brandon Scherff and Andrew Donnal.
This week I’ll talk about the tight ends and wide receivers.
Ray Hamilton, who had a solid career, graduates from tight end. Ray didn’t put up big numbers, as he had 29 receptions and three touchdowns for his career. He caught 18 passes his senior year and scored all three of his touchdowns last fall. He was a solid blocker and played as a true freshman.
Henry Krieger Coble (6-4, 250) and Jake Duzey (6-4, 248) are listed as co-starters. Both are seniors, have good hands and can block.

4th annual Spartan Dash

Lakeview PTO hosts 4th annual Spartan Dash Saturday, April 25

Lakeview PTO hosts 4th annual Spartan Dash Saturday, April 25
SOLON– The Lakeview Elementary PTO will be hosting its 4th annual Spartan Dash on Saturday, April 25, rain or shine. The Spartan Dash is a fun and crazy fitness event that will serve as the Lakeview PTO’s largest fundraiser of the year.

Solon names Lisa Bishop head girls basketball coach

SOLON– The Solon Community School District announced the hiring of Lisa Bishop as Head Girls Basketball Coach (pending School Board approval).
Solon Activities Director, Keith McSweeney, stated, “We’re very excited about having Coach Bishop lead our girls basketball program. We believe our girls are going to love Lisa’s positive energy and passion. She brings a wealth of playing experience and knowledge to our program. But I’m most excited about her serving as a tremendous role model for our student-athletes.”

Lady Spartans run away at Tipton

fourth place at J-Hawk Relays

CEDAR RAPIDS– Balance through the lineup and three key event champions kept the Spartans close in the 2015 J-Hawk Relays April 4 at Kingston Stadium in Cedar Rapids.
Solon’s fourth place finish followed a runaway team title at Tipton earlier in the week.
Wins from Emma Moss in the 400-meter hurdles (1:10.24), Josie Durr in the high jump (5’2), Shelby Gunnells in the shot put (44’5) and points in eight other events kept Solon’s Class 3A girls in the mix throughout the meet, which featured larger, mostly 4A schools.

A big day for CCA on Tipton’s track

Wagner sets new shot put record, Brimeyer wins 100-meter hurdles

TIPTON– It was a successful day for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) track and field teams Tuesday, March 31, at the Tipton Co-Ed Meet, with the girls placing third in overall team points and the boys finishing fourth.
Drew Wagner broke an 11-year old record in the shot put and won the event with a 51’-6 1/4” throw while Natalie Brimeyer won in the 100-meter hurdles with her 16.81 seconds finish. Brimeyer also anchored the first-place shuttle hurdle relay with Mia Smith, Corrine Schwarting and Megan Lukas. The foursome won in 1:10.28.

Trojans eighth in home meet

Nugent second in 800-meter run

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IOWA CITY– West High’s Trojans placed eighth in overall team points Saturday, April 4, at their home track and field meet. Ames took the varsity event with 103 points while Mississippi Valley Confernce rival Cedar Rapids Kennedy was second with 92.50.

Women of Troy sixth at CR J-Hawk Relays

Welch and Roudabush earn wins for West

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CEDAR RAPIDS– West High’s Women of Troy were in action Saturday, April 4, at the 29th annual Jefferson J-Hawk Relays held at Cedar Rapids’ Kingston Stadium. Both the varsity and junior varsity (JV) squads finished sixth in overall team points with Linn-Mar taking the top spot in both varsity and JV competition.
Valerie Welch posted West’s only varsity win by taking the 100-meter hurdles in 15.42 seconds while Haley Roudabush won the JV 100-meter hurdles in 17.96 seconds.

New girls in the ranks for Clipper golf

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TIFFIN– A new season always brings changes to a team with athletes lost to graduation, and newcomers to the squad. For the Clear Creek Amana girls golf team, you can add a new coach to the changes for 2015.
Cam Stockman has taken the helm of the program, taking over for Nathan Carlson, who led the team last year. Brad Muhlenbruck, a veteran of over 20 years coaching golf, will assist Stockman.