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Sports

Defensive gem

Spartans stymie Mustangs, 52-31

SMOUNT VERNON– It was the best game of the year defensively, said head coach Brad Randall.
The Solon varsity boys dismantled the Mount Vernon Mustangs, 52-31, last Tuesday (Jan. 30), their only game of the week.
But the Spartans have a full slate this week, including senior night hosting Dyersville Beckman Feb. 6 and road trips to West Branch and Williamsburg Thursday and Friday.
In Mount Vernon, Solon held the Mustangs to 13 first-half points and led 44-23 at the end of three quarters.

Feeling optimistic

Lady Spartans play top WaMaC teams tough

SOLON– Sometimes, a loss can feel okay.
Even though the short-handed Lady Spartans didn’t come away with a win last week against Mount Vernon and Western Dubuque, they gave the two top teams in the conference a run for the money.
With different starters sidelined for each of the home varsity matchups, the girls dropped to 10-10 on the season with a single game remaining.

Three Solon wrestlers advance at sectional

TIFFIN– The Solon varsity wrestling team crowned two champions and earned a third berth in the district tournament to be hosted by Solon Saturday, Feb. 9.
Individual champions for Solon at the sectional meet in Tiffin included Louis Gnida at 113 pounds and Lance Evans at 195 pounds. Logan Linderbaum took second place at heavyweight.
Gnida pinned Mount Vernon’s Levi Wade and earned a 9-5 decision over Keaton Sherwood of Benton Community. Evans pinned one opponent and took a 9-0 major decision over Conner Welch of Mount Vernon.
Other results for Solon included:

CCA’s Murphy on to district wrestling tournament

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) Connor Murphy placed claimed the championship at 106 pounds, allowing the Clippers wrestler to advance to the district tournament in Solon Saturday, Feb. 9.
According to online statistics, Murphy was the only CCA wrestler to advance during the sectional meet hosted in Tiffin Saturday, Feb. 2.
Other results for CCA included:
• Daniel Brechtel placed fourth at 113;
• Carter Carew placed third at 126;
• Colton Beckler placed sixth at 132;
• Nate Langrehr placed fourth at 138;
• Stephen Jensen placed fifth at 152;
• Beau Gerard placed fifth at 195.

The best in the West

Disterhoft breaks West High record as team trounces Waterloo East

IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy had little trouble beating the Lady Trojans of Waterloo East at home Friday night, taking the MVC contest, 69-28. With West coming into the match-up with a 14-4 record vs. East’s 1-17, the end result was no surprise.

West High boys swim to second place at IHSAA district meet

IOWA CITY– The swimming Trojans of Iowa City West High placed second Saturday in a Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) District Meet held at the Mercer Park Aquatic Center and hosted by City High. West racked up 213 team points in the competition, which featured seven teams. Cedar Rapids Washington won the event with 327 team points, earing their 50th consecutive IHSAA District Championship.