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Sports

Solon dumped by Prairie Hawks

CEDAR RAPIDS– It was cold. It was windy. There was a threat of rain.
In other words, it was a perfect day for high school soccer.
Solon’s varsity Spartans opened their 2014 season last Thursday with a trip to Kingston Stadium in Cedar Rapids to face Cedar Rapids Prairie in a jamboree hosted by Cedar Rapids Washington. Both squads were ranked 13th (2A for Solon, 3A for Prairie) in preseason rankings issued by the Iowa High School Soccer Coaches Association.

Boys track runner-up at Mount Vernon

MOUNT VERNON– The Solon varsity boys track team turned in a strong performance at their first outdoor meet of the season, finishing runner-up in a strong field at Mount Vernon Saturday, March 29.
The meet was a sign of good things to come, as the Spartans won seven events and placed in 11 others, with a variety of athletes contributing points.
Team Scores were as
follows:
1. CPU 134
2. Solon 132
3. Monticello 90
4. Mount Vernon 83.5
5. Lisbon 65
6. Bellevue 51.5
7. Dyersville Beckman 48
8. Maquoketa 39
9. CCA 33
10. Davenport Assum 22
Field event place winners included:

Brez bows out

Longtime West High coach retires

IOWA CITY– One day earlier and it may have been written off as an April Fool’s Day prank.
But Kathy Bresnahan’s post on the social media site Facebook last Wednesday (April 2) was no joke as she announced her resignation from coaching the Iowa City West High Women of Troy varsity volleyball program.

Skilled and deep, Trojans ready for soccer season

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IOWA CITY– They won it all last year, and are ready to defend the Class 3A state championship. As it happens every year, however, there will be some rebuilding for the Iowa City West High Trojans boys varsity soccer team.
Brad Stiles, coach for the Trojans lost several of his starters to graduation last May, but he’s cautiously optimistic heading into the new season.
“From last year’s team, we graduated eight starters and five of those had been three-year starters,” Stiles said. “We will have lots of competition for playing time as we fill positions.”

Women of Troy tie for first at J-Hawk Relays

Yokom wins 1,500 run

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CEDAR RAPIDS– The Iowa City West High Women of Troy competed Saturday in the 28th annual J-Hawk Relays hosted by Cedar Rapids Jefferson High School and held at Kingston Stadium in Cedar Rapids.
West tied with Dubuque Wahlert for first place in team points with 110.

Clipper boys 5th at Tipton Early Bird

Bandy wins 400-meter dash

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TIPTON– On a day when other meets were postponed due to cold and wind, nine teams met on the track in Cedar County for Tipton’s Early Bird Coed Relays Monday, April 1. The Solon Spartans won the meet with 150.00 points, the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers were fifth with 48.00 and the host Tipton Tigers were seventh with 34.00.
CCA’s Tanner Bandy won the 400-meter dash in 53.25 seconds, and was second in the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.91 seconds.

Clipper girls hot in frozen Tipton Early Bird meet

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TIPTON– It was cold, it was windy, almost as if Mother Nature was playing some sort of April Fool’s Day joke on the six track and field teams that gathered in City Park in Tipton last Monday, April 1, for the Early Bird Coed meet.
Solon’s Lady Spartans won the meet with 186.00 team points, the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers were second with 136.00 while the host Tigerettes were fifth with 58.00.

Early season indoor meets for girls

MOUNT VERNON– Solon’s Lady Spartans head for the great outdoors in the coming week as track moves from indoors into a chilly start for the outdoor season.
Cornell College in Mount Vernon hosted the WaMaC East division meet March 22, with the WaMaC West participants coming in on their heels in the afternoon for theirs. No scores were kept, with spring break reducing team lineups and practice availability. The meet format, though, provided competition for teams that have faced extended winter weather as the season gets underway.

Spartans compete at WaMaC indoor meet

MOUNT VERNON– The 2014 edition of the Solon boys track team had its first chance to compete at the WaMaC indoor meet, held Saturday, March 22, at Cornell College in Mount Vernon. Team scores were not kept, allowing a variety of athletes to compete in various events.
Results for Solon included:
55 meter dash: Grant Goldsberry, 7.41; Dalton Hoit, 7.61.
200 meter dash: Grant Goldsberry, 25.91; Austin Kennedy, 26.54; Colton Hansel, 26.90; Jackson Walker, 28.93.
400 meter dash: Liam Bell, 1:04.14.
800 meter run: Patrick McGill, 2:20.46; Ben Backers, 2:34.62.

West High’s Lohaus earns INA honors

Mr. Basketball

IOWA CITY– The Iowa Newspaper Association (INA) has named Wyatt Lohaus, a 6’2” senior from Iowa City West High, “Mr. Basketball” for 2014. The organization made its announcement last week along with naming the All-State selections for boys basketball.

West High’s Lohaus, Senior’s Haber named Athletes of the Year

Six Trojans named to MVC All-Division basketball teams

IOWA CITY– The Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) recently announced the 2013-2014 All-Division boys’ basketball teams for the Mississippi and Valley Divisions. Iowa City West High’s Wyatt Lohaus and Dubuque Senior’s Kyle Haber share Mississippi Division Athlete of the Year honors while Senior’s Wendell Elmers is the division Coach of the Year.

Mississippi Division First Team
Kyle Haber, Dubuque Senior, 6’-7” senior*
Wyatt Lohaus, IC West, 6’1” senior*
A.J. Carter, CR Kennedy, 5’11” senior*
David DiLeo, IC West, 6’6” senior*
Jacob Olson, CR Jefferson, 6’0” junior

Women of Troy win 800M sprint medley

West, Creek girls run at ISU indoor

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AMES– St. Patrick’s Day was a long one for the Iowa City West High Women of Troy and Clear Creek Amana girls’ track and field programs as the teams traveled to Iowa State University for the 21st annual Iowa State High School Indoor Classic.
The meet, held in the Lied Recreation and Athletic Facility is said to be one of the premier high school indoor meets, drawing teams from across Iowa by invitation.
The West High 800-meter sprint medley relay squad won their event in 1:52.13. The Creek girls were fourth in the event with 1:56.15.