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Sports

Clipper boys fall to Mid-Prairie and DeWitt

Tough start to CCA season

By Chris Umscheid
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TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) Clipper varsity soccer team opened the 2014 season with a loss at home last Monday to the Golden Eagles of Mid-Prairie in sudden-death overtime.

Women of Troy third at Johnston

Distance Medley Relay squad earns a win

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JOHNSTON– The Iowa City West High Women of Troy placed third in overall team points last Tuesday (April 8) at the Craig Oldham Invitational hosted by Johnston High School. Waukee won the meet with 203 points while West High had 108.
The West High 1,600-meter distance medley relay team won their event in 4:29.67, giving the Women of Troy 10 points. Emmie Skopec, Valerie Welch and Taleah Smith were all second in the 1,500-meter run, 400-meter hurdles and long jump respectively. The 400-meter shuttle hurdle relay team also brought home a second-place finish.

Creek Boys tie for first in Washington

Bandy wins three events

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WASHINGTON– Clear Creek Amana (CCA)’s boys track and field team tied with Fairfield for first place in team points at the Demon Relays hosted last Thursday (April 10) by Washington High School. CCA and Fairfield had 118 points to lead the six-team field.

Spring Football

Hawk Talk

This is the second part of a look at Hawkeye spring football.
Last week, I talked about the offensive line and tight ends.
This week, I’ll look at the wide receivers, running backs and full backs.
Jordan Cotton and Don Shumpert are gone at wide-out.
Jordan, who caught 15 passes and one touchdown in his career, will be missed as an All-Big Ten kick returner.
The former Mount Pleasant prep led the Big Ten in kick returns as a junior, averaging 28.2 yards per return, including a 92-yard return for a touchdown against Penn State.

Lady Spartans run with the big schools at J-Hawk Relays; take first at Tipton Early Bird

Strong showing

CEDAR RAPIDS– Finally. A warm day for a track meet. And with a fifth place finish in the J-Hawk Relays on Friday, April 4, the Lady Spartans showed they could run with the big girls. Of the 14 teams there, 10 were Class 4A schools; all among the 25 largest enrollments in Iowa. The other four were 3A teams, with Solon the smallest.

Boys win title at chilly Tipton track meet

TIPTON– The Solon varsity boys fought the elements to win a cold and windy track meet held last Tuesday at Tipton.
Team scores were as follows:
Solon: 150
North Cedar: 117
Iowa City Regina: 89
West Branch: 83
CCA: 48
Lone Tree: 41
Individual and relay place winners:
High Jump: Matt Roeder, first, 5 feet, 10 inches; Jaden Durr, third, 5 feet, 8 inches.
Long Jump: Zach Nunemaker, second, 20 feet, 5 inches; Jaden Durr, third, 20 feet, 4.5 inches; Emilio Villagrana, fourth, 20 feet, 3 inches.

Solon dumped by Prairie Hawks

CEDAR RAPIDS– It was cold. It was windy. There was a threat of rain.
In other words, it was a perfect day for high school soccer.
Solon’s varsity Spartans opened their 2014 season last Thursday with a trip to Kingston Stadium in Cedar Rapids to face Cedar Rapids Prairie in a jamboree hosted by Cedar Rapids Washington. Both squads were ranked 13th (2A for Solon, 3A for Prairie) in preseason rankings issued by the Iowa High School Soccer Coaches Association.

Boys track runner-up at Mount Vernon

MOUNT VERNON– The Solon varsity boys track team turned in a strong performance at their first outdoor meet of the season, finishing runner-up in a strong field at Mount Vernon Saturday, March 29.
The meet was a sign of good things to come, as the Spartans won seven events and placed in 11 others, with a variety of athletes contributing points.
Team Scores were as
follows:
1. CPU 134
2. Solon 132
3. Monticello 90
4. Mount Vernon 83.5
5. Lisbon 65
6. Bellevue 51.5
7. Dyersville Beckman 48
8. Maquoketa 39
9. CCA 33
10. Davenport Assum 22
Field event place winners included:

Brez bows out

Longtime West High coach retires

IOWA CITY– One day earlier and it may have been written off as an April Fool’s Day prank.
But Kathy Bresnahan’s post on the social media site Facebook last Wednesday (April 2) was no joke as she announced her resignation from coaching the Iowa City West High Women of Troy varsity volleyball program.

Skilled and deep, Trojans ready for soccer season

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IOWA CITY– They won it all last year, and are ready to defend the Class 3A state championship. As it happens every year, however, there will be some rebuilding for the Iowa City West High Trojans boys varsity soccer team.
Brad Stiles, coach for the Trojans lost several of his starters to graduation last May, but he’s cautiously optimistic heading into the new season.
“From last year’s team, we graduated eight starters and five of those had been three-year starters,” Stiles said. “We will have lots of competition for playing time as we fill positions.”

Women of Troy tie for first at J-Hawk Relays

Yokom wins 1,500 run

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CEDAR RAPIDS– The Iowa City West High Women of Troy competed Saturday in the 28th annual J-Hawk Relays hosted by Cedar Rapids Jefferson High School and held at Kingston Stadium in Cedar Rapids.
West tied with Dubuque Wahlert for first place in team points with 110.

Clipper boys 5th at Tipton Early Bird

Bandy wins 400-meter dash

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TIPTON– On a day when other meets were postponed due to cold and wind, nine teams met on the track in Cedar County for Tipton’s Early Bird Coed Relays Monday, April 1. The Solon Spartans won the meet with 150.00 points, the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers were fifth with 48.00 and the host Tipton Tigers were seventh with 34.00.
CCA’s Tanner Bandy won the 400-meter dash in 53.25 seconds, and was second in the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.91 seconds.