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Sports

Trojans take City High in post season substate baseball, 4-0

West over Little Hawks, again

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IOWA CITY– The West High Trojans started on the postseason road to Des Moines and the state baseball championships with their third win over the City High Little Hawks this season Friday, July 18, at home in a substate first round game.

Hawkeye seniors Bethany and Samantha

Last week I talked about how Melissa Dixon helped Iowa win 67 games in three years.
This week, I’ll talk about the other two seniors and how their impact helped the Hawkeyes’ success.
Bethany Doolittle was a solid recruit out of Minnesota, but not a lot of Hawkeye fans (like me) knew much about her.
The 6-4 senior was a four-time all-state selection in high school, including a first-team all-state selection as a senior.
Bethany was named Defensive Player of the Year as a senior in her conference and holds her school record in blocked shots for a season (34) and career (348).

Hot streak for CCA girls

Clippers put up wins over Marion, CR Xavier, Davenport N.

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OXFORD– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers’ varsity softball team hit a late-season hot streak.
The Clippers ended the regular season on a positive note with a 19-17 record thanks to a doubleheader win Monday, July 7, over the Marion Indians. A pair of regional wins boosted the record to 21-17.

Davenport West 7, Women of Troy 1

West’s tourney hopes dashed in the dirt 

IOWA CITY– The varsity softball season ended Monday, July 14, for the West High Trojans as they fell 7-1 in a Class 5A regional semifinal at home against the Falcons of Davenport West.
For coach Justin Lutjen, his first season with the Women of Troy ended far too soon.
“This isn’t how we wanted to end it,” he said with tears in his eyes. “We had high expectations and those will never change, and they won’t change next year.”

West wins two-day battle against City, dumps Solon

West High Trojans reign in Iowa City

IOWA CITY– It’s the doubleheader played over two days with bragging rights on the line: the annual meeting between City High and West High on the baseball diamond. Last year, the Little Hawks and Trojans split the contest with each team taking a win.
This year, it was all West.
The Trojans opened the series at home on Monday, July 7. Coach Charlie Stumpff was recognized and honored for over 600 career wins prior to the game, and the West boys gave him one more by taking down the Little Hawks, 6-2.

Clippers boys dip below .500

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TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana Clippers varsity baseball team dipped to a 16-17 record with a pair of losses to Marion and a double-dip of misery to Maquoketa while picking up a win over Highland.

West High sophomores win 12-2 over City High

IOWA CITY– West’s sophomore squad had no problem putting away the City High Little Hawks with a 12-2 win at Mercer Park July 8. The City sophomores scored two runs in the first inning but West rallied back with a 10-run onslaught in the third and finished the game with two more in the fifth.

Solon boys split with Benton Community as season draws to a close

West, Xavier edge out Spartans

SOLON– The Spartans logged a couple of close games against tough opponents into the loss column in the last week.
Solon’s varsity baseball team was edged out by Iowa City West 8-6 and by Cedar Rapids Xavier 1-0, with a doubleheader split against Benton Community sandwiched in between.
The Spartans were scheduled to play a final regular season game against Washington Tuesday, July 15, before starting postseason play against Center Point-Urbana Friday, July 18, in Solon.

Solon youth football camp Aug. 4 through 7

SOLON– The 2014 Spartan Youth Football Camp for students entering second through eighth grade will be held Aug. 4 through 7 at Spartan Stadium.
Second through fifth graders will attend from 9 until 10:30 a.m., and sixth through eighth graders will attend from 11 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. The fee is $50, with checks payable to Solon Football.
This camp will allow each camper to learn and apply the various skills and techniques applicable to football.

Solon Booster Bash Golf Outing Aug. 2 at Lake Macbride

SOLON– The Solon Athletic Booster Club will be sponsoring the 14th annual Booster Bash Golf Outing on Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Lake Macbride Golf Course. The event is open to anyone interested in supporting the student athletes of the Solon Community School District. This year’s fundraising proceeds will be used to purchase new equipment for the weight room.

Lady Spartans punch ticket to fort dodge

No. 3 Lady Spartans smother No. 12 North Scott in regional final

SOLON– It’s a return trip.
Solon’s Lady Spartans defeated No. 12 North Scott 9-1 Tuesday to advance to the Class 4A state softball tournament in Fort Dodge.
The Lady Spartans cranked out 14 hits against North Scott, while Emily Ira held the Lancers without a hit until the seventh inning.
Solon faced North Scott in a Region 3 substate final after defeating Marion 7-1 Saturday, July 12, in a regional semifinal which was halted twice by lightning delays and ended after five innings.

Melissa, Bethany and Samantha will lead the way for Bluder’s Hawkeyes

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The Hawkeye women’s basketball team has three seniors that will lead the team this season.
Melissa Dixon, Bethany Doolittle and Samantha Logic have helped Iowa win 67 games in the last three years.
All three are playing in the Game Time League this summer and 10 minutes after I talked to Melissa, she scored a Game Time-record 63 points!
She hit 13-24 from 3-point range on the night in her team’s win.
Last year was unbelievable for the Hawks with 27 victories, which ties for the second most in program history.