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Sports

Lady Spartans sweep Anamosa, Beckman

SOLON– The Solon Lady Spartans have moved to 33-1 with doubleheader sweeps over Anamosa and Dyersville-Beckman last week.
The softball postseason begins Saturday, July 12, as Solon hosts either Marion or Dubuque Wahlert in a Class 4A Region 3 semifinal with a 7 p.m. start. The Region 3 final will be Tuesday, July 15, in Solon, also with a 7 p.m. start.
Solon moved up to No. 3 in the final 4A rankings issued July 3 by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union.
The Lady Spartans out-scored Anamosa 22-0 in two games shortened by the mercy rule July 1 in Solon.

West’s women of Troy win eight straight

Tigers and Rams fall in softball safari

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– With the end of the regular season drawing nigh, the Women of Troy were on a roll, putting eight consecutive wins into the books and improving to a 26-7 record overall (an improvement over last year’s 22-20 showing) while earning the No.7 spot in the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union’s final rankings of the season.
The Cedar Falls Tigers were stuffed and mounted in a visit to Iowa City on West’s Senior Night Tuesday, July 1, falling 13-0 in a four-inning opener, and coming up short in a tight 6-5 nightcap.

A tough week for Clippers baseball

Wins over Independence lead to losses at Solon and Dyersville

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TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) Clippers baseball team faced a difficult week with three double-headers on the road and a flooded diamond.
The week started off on a positive note with a pair of wins over Independence, but was dampened by a raging Clear Creek, which necessitated moving the Solon vs. CCA game to Solon. The Spartans picked up a pair of wins at the expense of the Clippers. Adding insult to injury, Brent Henry’s crew had to borrow a field from the University of Iowa in order to take on Dyersville Beckman, dropping two more into the loss column.

Prime Time

Hawk Talk

By Don Lund
Sports Writer
Prime Time basketball is back for its 28th year with the added bonus of University of Northern Iowa (UNI) players on each team.
Former West High Trojans Jeremy Morgan, who played and started for the Panthers last year, and Wyatt Lohaus, who helped lead West High to a state championship last season, play on separate teams this summer.
Jeremy played in all 31 games last year for UNI with 10 starts.
Jeremy was named to the MVC All-Freshman Team after averaging 6 points per game last year.

Lady Spartans dominate Classic

Solon defeats City High, Des Moines Lincoln and Keokuk

SOLON– The Lady Spartans cranked out 17 hits against Iowa City City High pitcher Sasha Frauenholz to notch their 29th win of the season Saturday, June 28, at the 2014 Solon Classic.
Solon defeated City High 11-2, and also picked up wins against Des Moines Lincoln (2-1) and Keokuk (4-1) Friday at the home tournament.
The Lady Spartans trailed 1-0 after the second inning, but scored three times in the third to take the lead.

Spartans men split waterlogged baseball schedule

SOLON– Weather has been shooting holes in the schedule for the Solon varsity baseball team recently.
Over the last two weeks, the Spartans have seen games postponed, relocated and rescheduled.
A doubleheader against Central DeWitt was moved to the University of Iowa’s Duane Banks field June 23, while games against Iowa City Regina were moved to Solon June 26.
Games at Vinton-Shellsburg, originally scheduled for June 19, were moved to June 27, and a June 30 doubleheader with Anamosa in Solon was pushed off a day to July 1 (subsequent to the deadline for this edition).

Trojans unload on Waterloo Wahawks

Iowa City West puts up 31 runs

IOWA CITY– Charlie Stumpff’s West High Trojans had no trouble dismantling the Waterloo West Wahawks in a varsity doubleheader Monday, June 23, at home, taking the opener 20-1 and the nightcap 11-1 in mercy rule-shortened contests.

Bobcats pounce on Clippers for double win

CCA softball falls 3-2, 10-0

OXFORD– It’s been a tough cruise for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers varsity softball team this season.
Back-to-back season opening wins were followed by strings of losses including six shut-outs and a pair of losses to Solon. Bright spots have included big wins over Columbus Junction, Davenport West and Williamsburg as well as a pair of wins over Vinton-Shellsburg.
The seas turned rough again Tuesday, June 24, as the Bobcats of Western Dubuque capsized the Clippers in a varsity doubleheader, a make-up of a rain-out the previous week.

Four-win streak beats last season’s win column total

Clipper baseball improves over last season

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TIFFIN– In his second season with the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers varsity baseball team, coach Brent Henry has led his team to a 13-11 record thus far, on their way to hopefully surpassing last year’s 13-25 showing. Wins over Vinton-Shellsburg and Iowa City Regina led to the milestone. However, the Bobcats of Western Dubuque torpedoed the Clippers, adding to the loss column.

Hartwig to take over Trojan football

West High names replacement for coach Brian Sauser

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IOWA CITY– The Trojans have a new leader.
West High Athletic Director Scott Kibby announced Friday, June 6, that Garrett Hartwig has been appointed head football coach. Hartwig takes over for Brian Sauser, who resigned last month after six years of leading the Trojans on the gridiron. Sauser was the dean of students at West High, but budget cuts eliminated that position. He has since taken an offensive coordinator and assistant athletic director position with Yukon High School in Oklahoma.

8U Clippers are runner-up at state

TIFFIN– The 8U Clipper Blue baseball team took runner-up in the Iowa USSSA state championship in the Hank Aaron Division in Des Moines on June 20 through 22.

Pictured are (back row): coaches Trent Dekoter, Adam Henderson, Jeff Cecak and Bill Nash; (middle row) Logan Dekoter, Tyler Henderson, Teagan Lenz, Ty Fuller and Emerson Hamer; (front row) Jackson Stevens, Owen Rosenberg, Carson Nash, Ryan Scholl, Landon Monohon and Carson Cecak. (Photo by Lindsay Nash)

Clippers 12U take second at state

ch Class C state championships June 13 through 15. The Clippers started bracket play strong with two wins by mercy ruling on Friday and Saturday (12-1 versus Ankeny Xtreme, 7-1 versus Wilton Beavers Gold). The Clippers struggled against the Jr. J-Hawks on Sunday morning, dropping to the consolation bracket with a 2-4 loss. However, the Clippers fought back through the consolation bracket by winning three games back-to-back on Sunday afternoon (11-3 versus Indianola Gold, 6-3 versus Full Count Blue, 8-4 versus Iowa City West Jaguars Green).