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Sports

Clipper boys place fifth at WaMaC divisional golf

Klingeman leads CCA

North Liberty Leader
SHELLSBURG– The Clear Creek Amana boys golf team placed fifth in the WaMaC West Boys Divisional Golf Tournament held at the Wildcat Golf Course in Shellsburg Monday, May 5.
Marion won the meet with a score of 160 and Williamsburg’s Zach Buch was the top golfer, posting a 37 on the day, while Jacob Klingeman led the Clippers with a score of 42. Nolan Navara had 44 strokes, Cal Miller also posted 44, Dylan Wolfe had 46, and Killian Walters and Coltyn Schulte both put up 49.

Women of Troy come in second at MVC divisional meet May 8

Benedict and Welch winners for West High

North Liberty Leader
WATERLOO– The West High Women of Troy track and field team finished second in varsity competition to rival City High Thursday, May 8, at the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) Mississippi Division meet.
The Little Hawks varsity team took the division championship with 166 team points to West’s 150.
In Junior Varsity (JV) competition, Cedar Rapids Kennedy won with 132 points. The West JV squad was fourth with 77.

Lady Spartans fall to No. 1 Assumption, beat Mustangs

MOUNT VERNON– Friday’s 5-2 win against the Mount Vernon Mustangs boosted Solon’s Lady Spartans to a 6-1 varsity soccer record.
Once again the girls proved that hard work and great coaching are the key to a winning season. Seniors Anna Seydel and Brianna Pike and freshman Josie Durr scored a goal each with junior Emma Moss bringing home two goals.
Seydel and Durr each had an assist, as did Jade Flansburg, while Ali Herdliska had two.

4x400 decides CCA’s Pacha Relays in Lady Spartan’s favor

Girls track team looks ahead to conference and regional meets

By Joe Wilkinson
Special to the Economist
TIFFIN– In a week which saw one rainout, one meet title, and one meet decided after publication deadline, Solon’s girls head into the home stretch of the 2014 track season with combinations in mind.
Which individual entries should rack up points at conference, regional and… hopefully… state? Or should they team up for stronger relay performances? The track and field chess match is in play, with Solon going to the WaMaC meet Thursday in Vinton and the regional meet next week at Marion.

Boys fall to No.2 Regina but tame Mustangs-blank Maquoketa, 4-0

SOLON– What better way to rebound from a weekend loss to No. 2 Iowa City Regina than with a win?
Solon’s varsity soccer team moved to 8-6 on the season with a breezy 4-0 victory over Maquoketa Monday, May 6.
The Spartans fell to second-ranked 1A Regina Saturday morning, 3-0, but it was the first loss for the boys since a defeat at the hands of No. 1-ranked Dyersville Beckman. Solon has won five of its last six, including a 1-0 win over Mount Vernon at Spartan Stadium Friday.

Spartans take title at CCA relays: Ferguson sets shot put record

VINTON– The Solon boys track team ran twice this past week, looking to prepare for the WaMaC conference meet to be held this Thursday at Benton Community High School in Van Horne.
The team ran to a second-place finish Monday as they competed on a cold and rainy evening in Vinton.
1. Vinton Shellsburg 200
2. Solon 140
3. Janesville 69
4. Waterloo Columbus 63
5. North Linn 57

Ferguson sets school record in discus

Bevans hired as Solon’s head wrestling coach

SOLON– The Solon Community School District is pleased to announce the hiring of T.J. Bevans as head wrestling coach (pending school board approval).
Bevans served as the assistant varsity wrestling coach at Solon for the last seven seasons, including one season as interim co-head coach in the 2008-2009 season.

Ten first-place finishes for Women of Troy

West wins home meet over City High

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– The Women of Troy defended their track and ran past crosstown rival City High Thursday, May 1, at the Iowa City West junior varsity (JV) and varsity girls’ meet, winning with 148 team points. The Little Hawks from City High were second with 103 while Linn-Mar, CR Jefferson, CR Kennedy, CR Washington and Muscatine rounded out the field.

Clipper girls and boys finish fourth in May 1 home meet

Spartans reign at Pacha Relays

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TIFFIN– The Solon Spartans led the way Thursday, May 1, at Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) Pacha Relays, with the girls and boys winning with 132 and 149 points respectively. The Clipper squads were both in fourth place in overall team points with 70.5 (girls) and 65 (boys).

West has 2-1 win over Hempstead

Putting the Mustangs out to pasture

IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy were ranked third in Class 3A by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union in its Friday, May 2, weekly rankings.
The team, coached by David Rosenthal had an 8-0 record after putting away the Mustangs of Dubuque Hempstead 2-1 Thursday, May 1, at home.

Rebel Xtreme teams win international contests

Special to the North Liberty Leader

NORTH LIBERTY– Congratulations to the Rebel Xtreme Competitive Cheer Teams from North Liberty for two successful international competitions and being selected to star in Cheerhab, a new TV Show being filmed for Awesomeness TV.

Spring football scrimmage

Hawk Talk

Last Saturday the Hawkeyes held their final practice of the spring with a scrimmage.
I’ll try to break down the offense, defense and special teams.

Offense

The offense won the game 46-31 on a couple of touchdown passes, a rushing touchdown and three field goals by Marshall Koehn.
They also received points for plays over 20 yards.
Jake Rudock is a solid number-one quarterback. Going against the defensive starters, Jake was 11-22 for 165 yards and a touchdown pass.
Jake’s lone bad pass was a 35-yard throw against the wind that Desmond King picked off.