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Sports

Hawkeye Women

Hawk Talk

Part ii

Last week, I talked to first-year assistant coach Lacey Goldwire about the regular season for the Iowa Hawkeye women’s basketball team.
This week, we’ll look at the Big Ten Tournament, the NCAA Tournament, returning players and new recruits.
The Hawks finished 27-9, 11-5 in the Big Ten, which tied Purdue for fourth place.

On to state track meet

Lady Spartans qualify relays and individuals for state

By Joe Wilkinson
Special to the Economist

MARION– Cold rain and a monster throw stand out after a runner-up finish by Solon’s girls in the May 15 regional track meet in Marion. Solon qualified all seven relays and 10 girls in eight of the 12 individual events for the May 22-24 state track meet in Des Moines.

Boys win six events to claim district title

By Ed Hadenfeldt
Special to the Economist

MARION– The Solon boy’s track team, riding the strength of six first-place finishes, claimed the team title at last week’s district track meet held at Marion.
Team scores:
1. Solon
2. West Dubuque
3. Marion
4. Xavier
5. Wahlert
6. Anamosa
7. Maquoketa
Event champions included:
Shot put: Dalton Ferguson, 59’10;
Discus: Tanner Wymer, 153’10;
200-meter dash: Connor Ham, 22.69;
110-meter high hurdles: Connor Ham, 14.67;
4x100 meter relay: Jordan Wymer, Nate Christensen, Brandon Childs, Connor Ham; 44.57;

Spartans repel Raiders’ attack

Postseason begins next Tuesday

SOLON– The postseason begins Tuesday for the Solon boys varsity soccer team.
The Spartans travel to Davenport Assumption for a Class 2A substate 4 quarterfinal at 5 p.m., with the winner to advance to face Marion Thursday, May 29. The regional final is set for Saturday, May 31, at Central DeWitt.
Solon ended its regular season Tuesday night with a road game against Vinton-Shellsburg. Results were not available at press time.

Hard losses for Lady Spartans

CCA, Cedar Rapids Prairie test Solon

By Saira Steen
Special to the Economist

SOLON– The last 10 days have really put a strain on the Solon girls soccer team. Four games in one week with the Spartans hosting three matches against Davenport Assumption, Central DeWitt and Dyersville Beckman, as well as one on the road against Maquoketa .

No. 3 City High knocks-off No. 1 West in final second

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader

IOWA CITY– City High’s Scott Tribbey launched a shot at the West High goal from about 30 yards out and scored as time ran out Tuesday, May 13, at the University of Iowa soccer field. His shot gave the number three-rated Little Hawks a 1-0 win over the top-ranked and until that moment, undefeated, Trojans.
But, some say his shot came after the game clock had hit 00:00. Curiously, the University’s soccer complex does not have a horn that sounds when time runs out.

Bormann sisters’ one-two punch takes out Solon

CCA 2, Lady Spartans 1

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) Bormann sisters, Emma and Hannah, combined for a one-two punch Friday, May 16, as the Solon Lady Spartans visited the Clippers’ turf. The result was a 2-1 upset by the No. 10-ranked Clippers over the No. 4-ranked Solon Squad.

CCA track and field headed to Des Moines

Bandy and girls’ shuttle hurdle relay are No. 2 seeds

DES MOINES– Clear Creek Amana (CCA) is sending athletes to 15 events in the 2014 state co-ed track meet at Drake University Thursday, May 22, through Saturday, May 24.

West High to be well represented at state

Boys’ 4x800, Gardarsson No.1

North Liberty Leader
DES MOINES– The West High track and field teams will send athletes to 39 events at the 2014 state co-ed track meet at Drake Stadium in Des Moines from Thursday, May 22, through Saturday, May 24.
The boys 4x800-meter relay team with Wynton Karanja, Noah Brase, Ian McGillicuddy, and Kaleb Greiner (with alternates Daniel Gardarsson and Andrew Gilbaugh) is the No. 1 seed in the event with a qualifying time of 8:03.78. Gardarsson is also the top-seeded athlete in the boys 3,200-meter run with a time of 9:24.68.

Very good season

Hawk Talk

When I look back at the Iowa Hawkeye women’s basketball season, it still amazes me that Lisa Bluder’s team won 27 games. That ties for the second most wins in the history of Hawkeye women’s basketball.
They not only won 27 games, they won three in the Big Ten tournament and got beat by Nebraska in the championship game.
Iowa played with only one player (Bethany Doolittle) over 6-1.
The Hawks saw all five starters score in double figures, had three players coming off the bench and some of the best chemistry on and off the court.

Spartans finish runner-up at WaMaC track meet

VAN HORNE– The Solon varsity boys track team won five events en route to a runner-up finish at the 16-team WaMaC conference track meet held this past week.
Senior thrower Dalton Ferguson swept the throwing events, winning the shot put with a throw of 56’5 and the discus with a toss of 153 feet. Connor Ham won the 110-meter high hurdles with a time of 14.94, the 100-meter dash in 11.49, and the 200-meter dash in 22.58.
Other place winners included :
Discus: Tanner Wymer, fourth, 145’8;
Long jump: Zach Nunemaker, third, 20’1.5;
High jump: Matt Roeder, seventh, 5’10;

Lady Spartans a close third at WaMaC Super Meet

Girls looking ahead

By Joe Wilkinson
Special to the Economist
VAN HORNE– With 16 teams on the track, the road got tougher for Solon’s girls track team at the WaMaC Super Meet May 8. The top three schools were separated by just eight points, and now set their sights on regional qualifying, and eventually, the state track meet May 22-24 in Des Moines.
Earlier in the week, the Spartans earned another team title, at the Monticello Invitational. With the conference competition, though, the stakes get higher.