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Sports

Lady Spartans first at CP-U, CCA meets

By Joe Wilkinson
Special to the Economist

In the wake of the 2017 Drake Relays and results already posted from some of the big meets this spring, here is a quick ‘catch up’ with the Lady Spartans progress over the last three weeks.

Stormin’ Pointer Invitational, April 24
CENTER POINT– It was a two-team race between the host school and Solon, with the Lady Spartans racking up 144 team points for the crown. Host Center Point-Urbana was next with 100. Maquoketa Valley (57) led the rest of the 10-school, 3A-2A field.

Spartans fifth at Maquoketa Valley’s Wildcat Relays

By Jeff Hess
Solon Economist
DELHI– Heading the Solon Spartans’ TeamSnap homepage is the phrase, “Little things that chain together to create a moment.”
The Spartans are starting to link successes together and build on performance. It has been the team goal and Coach Mark Sovers’ resonating theme from the onset of the season, and he hopes to capitalize on this belief heading toward championship season.

Lady Spartans defeat W. Dubuque, Mt. Vernon

SOLON– Solon’s varsity girls moved to 8-3 on the season with a pair of convincing home soccer wins last week.
The Lady Spartans, ranked No. 11 in Class 1A by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union, defeated Western Dubuque 3-0 on April 25 and downed the Mount Vernon Mustangs 4-1 in soggy conditions April 28.
Senior Josie Durr accounted for all of Solon’s goals in the two matches to give her 47 for the season, according to online statistics.

Spartans lose close one to Regals

Creek Boys win Pacha Relays, girls second

Boys’ relays, Stratton and Schrock lead the Clippers at home meet

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s boys track and field team picked up their first team title of the season Thursday, April 27, at their home Pacha Relays. The Creek Boys won with 109 points, topping runner-up Solon (94), Monticello and Mount Vernon (88 points each), Tipton (81), Williamsburg (78), Iowa City Regina (70), Davenport Assumption (49), Wilton (38), the Clipper junior varsity (JV) squad (13) and Durant (12).

Welch and Dusterhoft win at Drake Relays

Girls’ relay runners take second

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DES MOINES– Valerie Welch and Leah Dusterhoft won championships at the 2017 Drake Relays in Des Moines. The three-day event ran from Thursday, April 21, through Saturday, April 29, with middle school, high school, college, university and other athletes competing on the famous Blue Oval track at Drake University.

Trojans top at City High’s Forwald Coleman Relays, Women of Troy take second

Nock, Greiner, Welch, Dusterhoft, Nugent, Caruthers and West take wins for West High

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IOWA CITY– Six team points separated Iowa City West High’s Trojans from West Des Moines Valley for the boys’ championship Thursday, April 20, at City High’s Forwald-Coleman Relays. The West High guys amassed 162 points for the win to Valley’s 156. Pleasant Valley was third with 115, followed by Linn-Mar (99), the host Little Hawks (81), Southeast Polk (60), Des Moines East (38) and Muscatine (26).
The Women of Troy took the girls’ runner-up spot behind team champion Waukee.

Women of Troy unbeaten

IC West beats Jefferson, 9-0, and Cedar Falls, 6-2

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IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy improved to 9-0 on the season and 5-0 in the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) with a pair of wins.
West bombed the Cedar Rapids Jefferson J-Hawks, 9-0, Tuesday, April 25, at home on Barker Field. West sank five goals in the first half and four in the second for the win, led by Regan Steigleder with four goals and one assist. Emma Cooper put in three goals and three assists. Carlin Morsch and Rachel Olson added one goal apiece. Morsch, Lexi Shaffer, Marnie Vonderhaar and Lizzie Raley each had assists.

IC West girls’ tennis tames Linn-Mar, 6-3, improves to 11-0 on the season

Women of Troy remain undefeated with win over Lions

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MARION– Iowa City West High’s Women of Troy remained undefeated on the tennis court Tuesday, April 25, defeating the Linn-Mar Lions, 6-3. The win boosted West’s record to 11-0 overall, 8-0 in the Mississippi Valley Conference.
Abby Jans, Jessica Moonjely and Meg Moreland picked up individual wins in the meet.
West travels to Cedar Rapids Jefferson on Thursday, May 4, for a 4 p.m. dual meet and remains on the road with a Tuesday, May 9, trip to Dubuque Senior.
The Women of Troy host a Class 2A regional singles and doubles tournament Thursday, May 18, at 9 a.m.

Women of Troy second, Trojans sixth at CRANDIC 9/10 meet

Severt, Ince, Hamed, Little earn wins, Sorge and Gudenkauf take runner-up spots

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CEDAR RAPIDS– The Iowa City West High Women of Troy finished second in overall team points Monday, April 24, at Cedar Rapids Washington’s CRANDIC 9/10 track and field meet held at Kingston Stadium. Cedar Rapids Prairie won the girls’ meet with 135 points, followed by West (112), City High (104), Cedar Rapids Jefferson (68), Cedar Rapids Kennedy (65), Linn-Mar (51), the host Warriors (29) and Cedar Rapids Xavier (10).

Creek Girls eighth at Stormin’ Pointer Invite

Rollers win high jump and discus

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CENTER POINT– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) girls’ track and field team placed eighth Monday, April 24, at Center Point-Urbana’s (CP-U) Stormin’ Pointer Invitational. Solon won the meet with 145 points, followed by CP-U (100), Maquoketa Valley (57), North Linn (50), Springville (48), Alburnett and Jesup (42 each), the Clippers (41), Monticello (36) and Central City (26).
The Rollers picked up the only wins for the Creek Girls with Andrea taking the high jump by clearing 4-8 and Mariah winning the discus with a 109-7 throw.

Clear Creek Amana golf

Clipper golfers eighth at West Liberty invitational

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WEST LIBERTY– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity boys golf team competed in West Liberty’s Invitational Tournament Tuesday, April 25, and came home in eighth place overall.
Central DeWitt won the meet with a total score of 320, followed by Wilton (335), West Branch (356), Winfield-Mount Union (356), Durant (358), Mid-Prairie (362), North Cedar (364), the Clippers (372), Iowa City Regina (388) and the host Comets (390).