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Sports

Clippers fall in five to Indians

MARION– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers varsity volleyball team lost a hard-fought battle Tuesday, Sept. 17, on the road at Marion, falling 3-2 to the Indians.
The Creek girls took the opening set 25-22 before dropping the next two 26-25 and 25-12. They rallied back to tie the match 2-2 with a 25-20 win, but came up short in the fifth and final set, 15-11.

Ground control

Hawk Talk

By Don Lund
Sports Writer

The Hawkeyes’ running game was in full gear with Mark Weisman leading the way on the offense. James Morris and B.J. Lowery had big interceptions for the defense. Mike Meyers led the special teams with two field goals but the Hawks had to hold off the a late rally for the second week in a row.
Iowa prevailed over Iowa State Saturday night at Ames, 27-21.
The last three times the Hawks beat the ‘Clones were in 2008, 2009 and 2010.
Iowa was 9-4 in 2008, 11-2 in 2009 and 8-5 in 2010 and won all three bowl games.
This week we have to start with the offense.

Lady Spartans fall to Linn-Mar

WILLIAMSBURG– The Lady Spartans are now the No. 1 team in Class 4A volleyball, the team everyone else will want to knock off.
And indeed, Solon encountered its first loss of the season over the weekend against un-ranked Linn-Mar as part of that team’s home tournament Saturday.
Linn-Mar dispatched Solon 21-18, 21-18 in the quarterfinals of the tournament. Solon defeated Waterloo East (21-13, 21-9), Muscatine (22-20, 21-17) and rolled over Marion (21-13, 21-9) over the course of the tournament.
Game statistics were not available as of press time.

Spartans bounce back for 45-13 win over Panthers

MOUNT PLEASANT– The Solon varsity football team returned to its winning ways Friday night.
The Spartans traveled south to Mount Pleasant for their first road game and came away with a convincing 45-13 win.
But Solon started slow and trailed for much of the first quarter before getting it into gear.
“We allowed them to march the ball down the field and score on their first series. In the process, they chewed up an entire six minutes,” said head coach Kevin Miller. “In the second quarter we settled in and executed on both sides of the ball.”

Cross country plays catch up after early heat delays

By Joe Wilkinson
Special to the Economist

ATKINS– Temperatures in the 90s cancelled the season opener and pushed back another early meet before Solon’s cross country schedule returned to normal for the Benton Invitational, Sept. 14.
No blistering heat to worry about there; with morning temperatures in the 50s and plenty of fans wearing light jackets.

Clippers cross country team runs route of the Hiawathas

CCA boys fifth, girls seventh at Benton Invitational

ATKINS– The Roundhouse Nature Trail, a former Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railway (“The Milwaukee Road”) roadbed which once hosted prestigious passenger trains known as The Hiawathas was the site on a picture-perfect Saturday, Sept. 14, of the Benton Invitational cross country meet.