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Sports

Benton Bobcats hand Clippers their second football loss

Benton Community 21, CCA 14

TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers suffered their second loss of the season Friday, Sept. 13, as the Benton Community Bobcats took the varsity football contest, 21-14, dropping the Clippers to 1-2.

West cross-country hits the course at Noelridge

Yokum wins for the girls, Gardarsson leads the boys

CEDAR RAPIDS– Noelridge Park is a 102.81-acre park in northeast Cedar Rapids and home to a large flower garden and greenhouse which provides flora to the rest of the city’ parks. It also has a duck pond, small creek and a large pool/water park.
On Thursday, Sept. 12, it was the site of the Cedar Rapids Invitational, hosted by Kennedy High School. The West High Trojans and Women of Troy joined CR metro-area and other regional large schools in 4K (girls) and 5K (boys) racing action.
The West girls finished fourth overall with 115 points while the boys were fifth with 149.

Clippers go for run in the park

Douglass, Alcorn post top-10 finishes in Tipton Invitational

TIPTON– Clear Creek Amana’s cross-country teams were in action Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the Tipton Invitational in the Cedar County town’s City Park. The boys finished sixth overall, while it was a 12th-place showing for the girls.
Eric Douglass and Ben Alcorn posted top-10 finishes in the boys’ 5K run with Douglass taking seventh in 17:23 and Alcorn coming in eighth in 17:25. Chloe Keith led the girls with a 38th-place finish in the 4K run with a time of 18:06.
Center Point-Urbana won the boys’ race with 42 points, Davenport Assumption was the leading girls team with 18 team points.

Not pretty, but…

Hawk Talk

By Don Lund
Sports Writer

A win is a win, but when you have a team down 21-0, like Iowa had the Missouri State Bears, you want to put the pedal to the metal and blow them out.
I would have liked to see C.J. Beathard or Cody Sokol get some snaps at quarterback, but Missouri State had other ideas.
The Bears scored a touchdown pass with 14:25 left in the game.
Ten seconds later, they intercepted a pass and went 28 yards for the score.
I was stunned! What could have been a rout turned into a tight game.

Not close

Iowa City Regina rumbles to victory over mistake-prone Spartans

SOLON– It was one step forward and two steps back for the Solon Spartans Friday night.
Iowa City Regina, ranked No. 1 in Class 1A, pitched a shut-out against Solon, 38-0, in front of a large crowd at Spartan Stadium.
Despite the score, the Spartans were hanging tough with the Regals in the first half, but couldn’t overcome botched snaps, penalties and other miscues
“I thought we performed very well on the offensive and defensive lines.  We went toe-to-toe with them,” said head coach Kevin Miller. “Unfortunately, we had some untimely mistakes that they capitalized on.”

Lady Spartans rolling along

SOLON– The Solon Lady Spartans are ranked No. 2 in the Class 4A volleyball rankings, and they’ve been playing like it.
Solon walloped Durant 3-0 last Tuesday then took the title at the Cedar Rapids Washington tournament Saturday, defeating No. 9 Cedar Rapids Xavier in the championship game.
The Lady Spartans moved to 7-0, but did drop their first game of the season during a 2-1 win over Marion (ranked No. 12 in Class 4A) in pool play.