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Sports

Hawk Talk

Spring football

This is the final part of spring football for the Iowa Hawkeyes. This week I’ll talk about the scrimmage last Saturday and special teams.
The scrimmage had a new look at Kinnick with the offense and defense going heads up and keeping score.
It was a perfect day for football, not too hot, a nice breeze and enough clouds not to get sunburned.
I liked the new format that had a point system that allowed for some good competition.
They played 15-minute quarters in the first half, 12-minute quarters in the second half.
I’ll start with the offense, which won the battle, 61-37.

Lady Spartans overpower Mustangs

Katie Vitosh controls the ball as Brianna Pike looks on during Solon’s 6-1 win over Mount Vernon Friday. Alison McKinnie scored four goals for the Lady Spartans, while Anna Seydel and Abby Haas eached scored once. The girls moved to 6-2 on the season. The Lady Spartans lost to Muscatine 5-1 April 20, but picked up lopsided wins against Western Dubuque, 7-0, and Monticello, 10-0, Tuesday and Thursday. (Photo by Doug Lindner)

Regina wins tight battle

1st and 2nd place for Spartans

Connor Ham second at Drake Relays

MAQUOKETA– The Solon boy’s track team took advantage of some decent weather last week, winning one invitational meet, and finishing second at another.
The Spartans finished second at the 17-team Maquoketa Valley Invitational on Monday, with team scores as follows:
1. Monticello 134
2. Solon 96
3. CPU 86
4. Cascade 69
5. Beckman 52
6. West Delaware 38
7. Anamosa 30
8. Jesup 23
9. Springville 22
10. North Linn 10
11. Starmont 10
12. Independence 8
13 Clayton Ridge 5
14. Alburnett 5
15. Maquoketa Valley 1
16. Central City 0

Drake performances highlight busy week for girls

DES MOINES– Spread across three days, the Drake Relays capped a three-meet week for Solon in track. The Lady Spartans’ efforts were highlighted by a fifth-place finish by Kara Misel in the shot put (40’10) and Lauren Benzing’s eighth-place finish in the 1,500 meters, her 4:45.71 cutting 10 seconds off her qualifying time.

Trojans survive Saints: West boys 2, Xavier 1

IOWA CITY– As he looked out across the extra-wide pitch at West High, coach Brad Stiles realized something was missing.