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Sports

Xavier delivers 28-0 loss to Spartans

Solon hosts Marion and local veterans Sept. 19

CEDAR RAPIDS– Solon head football coach Kevin Miller hopes his team will respond in a positive manner.
No. 2 Cedar Rapids Xavier handed No. 3 Solon its first loss of the season Friday at Saints Field in Cedar Rapids, a convincing 28-0 shut-out in a Class 3A match-up.
Xavier held the Spartan offense in check, limiting Solon to just 40 yards of rushing and 121 yards of total offense.
On the flip side, the Saints, fueled by 172 rushing yards by senior running back Jay Kortemeyer, generated 369 total yards on the evening.

Solon hosts Marion and local veterans Sept. 19

The Solon Varsity Football team toured the Solon Veterans Memorial Sunday, Sept. 14, as part of the Salute to Armed Forces game being held  Friday, Sept. 19, against Marion. The team learned about the history of the Memorial and discussed duty, honor, sacrifice, responsibility, patriotism and citizenship.

Girls third, boys fifth at Benton roundhouse run

Key to success? Run with the pack

ATKINS– The pack is there. The task before Solon is to slide it up the finish list a little higher.
On their way to a third-place team finish at the Benton Cross Country Invitational Sept. 13, Solon’s girls had all five scoring runners within 16 seconds of each other. The boys pack stretched a little wider, on their way to fifth place in the nine-team Roundhouse Trail ‘Run Through the Woods’ in Atkins.

Folkerts, Coberly shoulder to shoulder

Recreation Dept. Newa

SOLON– An adult recreation activity interest survey has been emailed to those who participated in an activity the last three years. If you didn’t receive one and would like to respond, the website of the survey is “https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1GdbE9zbLx5jsKlsaH2c-7msiH1eU4-Hga5XKvv2c8Nc/viewform?usp=send_form” or you can use the link located on the Parks and Recreation section of the City of Solon website. Thank you for your feedback.

Sign up now for “Make a Difference” service day Oct. 4

NORTH LIBERTY– Several North Liberty churches will be hosting “Make A Difference Day,” a service project on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Work teams from several local churches will be fanning out all over North Liberty performing community service. Service projects will include yard work, small construction jobs, window washing, painting and many other projects at little or no cost, to improve the lives of the North Liberty community.
“Great group, they came in and discussed my needs and went to work,” commented one person. “My team was the greatest!!” was another comment.

Mustangs sweep Clippers

Mount Vernon takes WaMaC match 3-0

MOUNT VERNON– It was a battle of WaMaC foes Thursday, Sept. 11, in the Mustangs’ stable as the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers sailed into town. The Mustangs, second-ranked in Class 3A by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union earlier in the day, swept the eighth-ranked (in Class 4A) Clippers, 3-0.

West goes 3-2 at Apgar tournament, gets spiked by City

Women of Troy fall to Charles City, relinquish golden spike

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MARSHALLTOWN– The West High Women of Troy put up a 3-2 showing Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Pat Apgar Varsity Volleyball Tournament in Marshalltown, improving their record on the season to 6-3.
West took care of Charles City 22-20, 21-17; beat Iowa Falls-Alden 21-13, 21-12 and knocked off South Hardin 21-11, 21-14. However SE Polk got the better of them, winning 19-21 and 17-21.
The Women of Troy advanced to the championship bracket as the second-seed team but fell to Charles City 19-25 and 10-25 in the semifinals.

Clipper boys third, girls 10th at Bob Brown Classic

Douglass leads the way for CCA

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IOWA CITY– Iowa City Regina hosted its annual Bob Brown Cross Country Classic Thursday, Sept. 4, at the University of Iowa’s Ashton Cross Country Course. The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers participated, with the varsity boys placing third overall while the girls made a 10th-place showing.

Clippers XC run the Route of the Hiawatha

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ATKINS– The trail is called the Roundhouse Nature Trail and used to be, at least in part, the east-west mainline of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific railroad, better known as The Milwaukee Road. The line hosted the prestigious passenger train “The Hiawatha” in its heyday.

West golfers sixth at 2014 CRANDIC meet

Goodfellow leads Trojans with 10th-place finish

IOWA CITY– The West High golfing Trojans competed in the 2014 CRANDIC meet hosted by City High held Tuesday, Sept. 9, at the Pleasant Valley Golf Course.
Cedar Rapids Kennedy won the meet with a total score of 292. West High was sixth with 346 and City High rounded out the eight-team field with 379.
JD Goodfellow led West in a four-way tie for 10th by shooting 40 on the front and 39 on the back for 79 total.

Too close for comfort

Hawk Talk

One of the biggest knocks on Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz is that his teams play up or down to the opponent.
That works well when you’re playing up to a good team but can get a little nerve wracking when you play down to a team that you are big time favorites against... like Ball State.
Remember Hawk fans, this isn’t the same Ball State Cardinal team that Iowa beat 56-0 (2005) and 45-0 (2010).
These Cardinals won 17 of the last 19 games and have knocked off two Big Ten schools along the way.
Iowa’s come from behind 17-13 win over Ball State last Saturday was anything but pretty.

Lady Spartans close the door on No. 2 Mt. Vernon

Solon picks up losses to ranked teams at CR Washington tourney

SOLON– The Lady Spartan volleyball team is earning its ranking as the No. 1 team in Class 3A.
Solon emphatically turned away No. 2 (3A) Mount Vernon last week, 3-1, and spent most of the weekend battling some of the best 4A and 5A teams in the state in a tournament at Cedar Rapids Washington.
The Lady Spartans hosted Mount Vernon Thursday in front of a packed house, and despite digging a few holes, they served up a convincing win in four sets.