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Sports

Solon Parks & Rec Department

SWIM LESSONS AT MT. VERNON POOL:

Registrations are still being accepted (up to a maximum of 64), although a $15 late fee will be assessed. The registration form is available on the Solon Parks and Recreation website or it can be picked up at Solon City Hall. Swim lessons will run the mornings of June 13-17 and 20-24 from 10-10:45 a.m. Swimmers will be picked up, by school bus, at Lakeview Elementary School at 9:40 a.m. and dropped back off, at the elementary school, at approximately 11 a.m.

Trojans return to state soccer tourney

Sanchez’ free kick gives IC West the 2-1 edge over Bettendorf

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– The West High Trojans are headed back to the Class 3A State Soccer Tournament in Des Moines. The tournament campaign, which starts for West Thursday, June 2, marks the 16th such trip in 17 years and the first championship quest since 2014 as the team fell short of Des Moines last year.
The Trojans pulled out a 2-1 win over the Bettendorf Bulldogs Saturday, May 28, in Iowa City to punch their tournament tickets.

Central DeWitt Sabers stop Clippers’ state bid

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DEWITT– The Sabers of Central Clinton-DeWitt ended the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) boys’ state soccer tournament hopes Wednesday, May 25, in a Class 2A Substate Semifinal. The Sabers took the match, 1-0, to end the Creek Boys’ season at 13-5.
The Clippers won their first round match, 3-1, over the North Scott Lancers Monday, May 23, in Tiffin. Trey Godbolt, Blake Nelson and Wyatt Sedlacek scored for CCA with assists by Sam Evans, Erick Martinez and Sedlacek.

Clippers sink in seventh

Mid-Prairie deals CCA a 4-3 loss

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
OXFORD– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers opened the 2016 varsity softball season on Tuesday, May 24, at their home diamond with a visit from the Golden Hawks of Mid-Prairie.
The Clippers held the Hawks scoreless for six innings but a series of mistakes led to a four-run rally in the seventh inning, giving Mid-Prairie the 4-3 win.

Creek Boys split with Demons

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WASHINGTON– Cappy’s Crew opened the 2016 season with a varsity doubleheader on the road, in Washington, Tuesday, May 24, and came home with a 1-1 record. The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers dropped the opener 5-4 but rallied back for an 11-1 nightcap win.

Cappy’s Crew takes BGM tourney

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BROOKLYN– For the fifth time in six years, Clear Creek Amana (CCA) won the BGM (Brooklyn, Guernsey and Malcom) High School baseball tournament. The Clippers defeated the Bears of BGM and the Big Reds of Centerville for the win Saturday, May 28.
CCA escaped the Bears, 6-5, in game one of the tournament. Cappy’s Crew put up three runs in the top of the first inning as Cody Armstrong scored on a Jake Neubauer single, and Neubauer came home on a two-run homer by Robby Swails.

Creek Girls split with Blue Raiders

CCA falls, 3-7, then wins, 6-5, against Anamosa

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ANAMOSA– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity softball girls suffered an early season setback Thursday, May 26, on the road against Anamosa as they split with the Blue Raiders in a doubleheader. Anamosa took the first game, 7-3, while the Creek Girls won the nightcap, 6-5, dropping the Clippers to 1-2 on the season.

Iowa City West Math Club wins State Math Championship

IOWA CITY– The Iowa City West High School Math Club competed Saturday, April 23, at the State of Iowa Math Championship in Iowa City. At the event, the Iowa City West High Math Club earned the State Math Championship for the 12th consecutive year and for the 17th time in the event’s 18-year history.
Final overall large school results: First place – Iowa City West, 340.5 points; second place – Des Moines Central Academy, 265.2 points; third place – Northwest Junior High, 193.8 points
Individual winners from West High include:

1982 Flashback part two

Hawk Talk

This is the second part of a look back to the year 1982.
Hayden Fry was in his fourth year as the Iowa Hawkeye head football coach.

In 1982, “E.T.” was one of the top movies, “Don’t You Want Me” by the Human League was one of the top songs and “Magnum P.I.” was one of the top TV shows.
In sports, the San Francisco 49ers won the Super Bowl, the St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series and the Philadelphia 76ers won the NBA championship.

Girls 10th

Solon competes in 3A State Co-ed Track and Field Meet

By Joe Wilkinson
Special to the Economist

Misel second in discus, fourth in shot; Durr fourth in high jump

DES MOINES– With an early meet boost from the field events, Solon’s girls put together a top-10 team finish at the 2016 state track meet May 19-21 at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.

Durr scores 100th

SOLON– Going into the home finale May 19 against Mid-Prairie, Josie Durr needed six goals to reach 100 for her high school career.
With only a single goal scored in the first half for Durr, it took an offensive onslaught in the second period, but she reached the mark with about four minutes left in the match.
The home crowd cheered, helped up signs and released balloons to mark the occasion as Durr jogged back to midfield to be congratulated by teammates.
The Lady Spartans overwhelmed Mid-Prairie 8-0 for a Senior Night victory.

Boys 17th

Roeder and 4x800 take fifth, 4x100 takes sixth and Linderbaum takes seventh

DES MOINES– Children grow up learning to swim in the calming, blue, chlorinated waters of the local pool, hoping someday for the blue embrace of the ocean and its much deeper depths.
The Spartans took to those deeper depths on Thursday, May 19, to test their abilities against the best Iowa’s Class 3A had to offer, finishing in a three-way tie, with Grinnell and Assumption, for 17th in a field of 43 teams.