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Sports

2014 Solon Varsity Football Schedule

Friday, Aug. 29 Home vs. IC Regina
Friday, Sept. 5 at Mount Vernon
Friday, Sept. 12 at CR Xavier
Friday, Sept. 19 Home vs. Marion
Friday, Sept. 26 Home vs. Washington
Friday, Oct. 3 at Central Clinton, DeWitt
Friday, Oct. 10 Home vs. Maquoketa
Friday, Oct. 17 at Western Dubuque
Friday, Oct. 24 Home vs. Dubuque Wahlert

Trojans looking for a fun (and successful) cross country season

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IOWA CITY– Brian Martz has seen a lot in 26 years of coaching, including 10 at Iowa City West. This year, however, Martz has more reasons to smile than ever.
“I’m excited for this freshman class,” he said. “This is the largest group we’ve had for several years now, and there is some talent among them.” The multitude of underclassmen join a program led by six seniors, two juniors and a sophomore.

Seniors to lead the way in CCA football

Aug. 29 is first game, at Center Point-Urbana

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TIFFIN– Last year, in his first season with the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers, Matt Hughes and his co-coach and father Ronnie Hughesintroduced a new system, changing things from the way predecessor Rodney Walls conducted business on the gridiron. While the Clippers put up some wins they ended up with a 4-5 record.
This year, Hughes expects a better outcome.

CCA 2014 Football Schedule

Friday, Aug. 29 at Center Point-Urbana
Friday, Sept. 5 Mid-Prairie, Wellman
Friday, Sept. 12 Washington
Friday, Sept. 19 at Fort Madison
Friday, Sept. 26 Keokuk
Friday, Oct. 3 at Mount Pleasant
Friday, Oct. 10 Davenport Assumption
Friday, Oct. 17 Vinton-Shellsburg
Friday, Oct. 24 at Fairfield

Eleven Trojans on MVC All-Division Teams - Raffensperger a unanimous choice

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IOWA CITY– The Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) announced its 2014 All-Division Teams for varsity baseball on Monday, July 28. Eleven players for Iowa City West earned spots on the Mississippi Division First, Second, Honorable Mention and All-Academic rosters.
Seniors Nick Gallagher and Devin Raffensperger, with junior Kevin DeLaney earned First Team honors.

2014 Hawkeye Football Schedule Part Two

Hawk Talk

This is the second part of a two-part story of the Iowa Hawkeye football schedule.
Last week, I thought Iowa could be favored in its first six games.
That includes home games with the University of Northern Iowa (UNI), Ball State, Iowa State, and Indiana (homecoming) plus road trips to Pittsburgh and Purdue.
The second half of the season starts with a first-time trip to Maryland, at home with Northwestern, and road games at Minnesota and Illinois.
The Hawks finish at home with Wisconsin and Nebraska.

Oct. 18: at Maryland

WaMaC East Division All Conference boys soccer 2013-14

SOLON– Six Spartans were named recently to the WaMaC East Division All Conference boys soccer squads.
Andrew West and Adam Nelson-Ockenfels were named to the WaMaC first team, while Brandan Childs and Keegan Paisley were on the second team.
David Coberly and Dylan Doyle received honorable mentions.
The Spartans finished the WaMaC season in third place for the East Division with a 5-2 record.

Trapshooting team can drive set for Sept. 6

SOLON– Save your cans for the Solon Trap Shooting team. The team will be holding an upcoming can drive Sept. 6. Watch for details or call Gerald Chaloupka at 624-2825 for more information.

West second at state baseball tournament

Two out of three

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DES MOINES– The No. 6-seeded SE Polk Rams took the Class 4A State Baseball Championship with a 2-0 win over No. 4-seeded Iowa City West Saturday night, Aug. 2, at Principal Park in Des Moines. With the upset, the Rams took their first state title in only their third state tournament appearance.
For Charlie Stumpff and his West High Trojans, it was another case of, “what might’ve been” as once again the title eluded them despite a strong tournament run.

West vs. Dowling

Seven Clippers earn WaMaC All-Conference

CCA tied with Marion in WaMaC West

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TIFFIN– The WaMaC conference recently named its All-Conference teams for the 2014 baseball season with seven players from Clear Creek Amana (CCA) being recognized for their work on the diamond.
Jacob Klingeman and Nile Rourke were named to the First Team. Klingeman, a senior, was named as an outfielder with a .446 batting average and 41 hits, including six doubles and 11 RBIs. Rourke, a junior, earned his spot as a utility player with a .327 average, 32 hits and a 3-2 pitching record with a 1.24 ERA.

IGHSAU names All-District softball teams

DES MOINES– Four players from Clear Creek Amana (CCA) and Iowa City West were named to the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union’s 2014 All-District Softball teams recently.
In Class 4A, CCA’s Molly Villhauer and Lexi Kinnaird made the cut while Adara Opiola and Jessie Harder from West High were named for Class 5A.
West High coach Justin Lutjen, in his first year with the program, was named the Coach of the Year after leading the Women of Troy to a 29-10 record. The Clippers were at 22-18 ahead of a pair of consolation round games at the state softball championship in Fort Dodge.

Six Clipper girls named to WaMaC All-Conference teams

NORTH LIBERTY– Six Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers were named to the WaMaC’s West division All-Conference Teams for their performances in the 2014 season.
Molly Villhauer, a senior, made the First Team as an infielder. Villhauer had 49 hits, including three home runs and 16 doubles, scored 29 runs and had 36 RBIs. Defensively, she made 249 put-outs and 265 catches.