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Sports

Clippers split with Stormin’ Pointers

CCA baseball sweeps, softball swept

CENTER POINT– The Clear Creek Amana varsity baseball and softball teams traveled to Center Point for a pair of doubleheaders Monday, June 25, against the Center Point-Urbana (CPU) Stormin’ Pointers.
Both Clipper squads hit the .500 mark with the Creek Boys improving to 12-12 sweeping the Pointers, 10-5 and 6-4, while the Creek Girls dipped to 14-14 being swept, 11-0 and 7-1.

Bolts and Pirates split in Cedar Rapids

Kimm RBI lifts Liberty, 2-1

CEDAR RAPIDS– The Liberty Lightning snapped the Alburnett Pirates’ nine-game winning streak on Wednesday, June 27, at Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids.
The Pirates took game one of the varsity doubleheader 4-2, but the Bolts regrouped and won the nightcap, 2-1.

Trojans sweep J-Hawks

Barnes’ dinger ends game one on Monday, rain delays game two until Saturday

IOWA CITY– Iowa City West High’s varsity Trojans swept Cedar Rapids Jefferson in a two-day doubleheader that started on Monday, June 18, and finished on Saturday, June 23, at West High. West took game one 15-4 in five innings and won the nightcap, which was suspended in the second inning due to weather, 8-7. The game was to be resumed on Tuesday, June 19, but additional rain pushed the conclusion to Saturday.

Bolts compete in Linn-Mar/Alburnett tourney

Liberty softball splits with CPU and defeats Mid-Prairie

ALBURNETT– Liberty High’s varsity softball team competed in Linn-Mar and Alburnett’s tournament, which was originally scheduled for Friday and Saturday, June 22 and 23.
However, the first day of the tourney was cancelled due to field conditions, leading Liberty on Friday to take on Northeast Goose Lake and Center Point-Urbana (CPU) instead at Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids.

Spartans sweep the Creek Boys

Solon takes doubleheader, 6-2 and 10-0, from CCA

CEDAR RAPIDS— Soggy field conditions in Tiffin moved the annual non-divisional WaMaC conference baseball double header, between Clear Creek Amana (CCA) and Solon, to Mount Mercy University’s turf diamond, in Cedar Rapids, on Thursday, June 14. Solon swept the Clippers, 6-2 and 10-0. Luke Ira set the tone for the Spartans, belting out a solo homerun on the first pitch of game one. Solon jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the top of the first inning with a two-RBI double by Adam Bock, an RBI single from Zach Wegmann and a run scored on a passed ball.

Lady Spartans split with Creek Girls

CCA wins JV game, 9-5; Solon takes varsity, 5-1

SOLON— The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers and the Solon Lady Spartans met on the softball diamond Wednesday, June 13, in Solon, for a pair of non-divisional rivalry games.The Clipper JV squad defeated Solon, 9-5, thanks in part to a home run in the top of the fourth inning by Lillie Haman. Haman’s solo shot put the Creek Girls ahead, 8-2.

A walk in the park

CCA walks to 13-1, 13-1 wins over Liberty High

OXFORD– A new non-conference rivalry started Monday, May 21, as the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers welcomed the Liberty High Lightning (Bolts) to McAreavy Field, in Oxford, on opening night of the 2018 season. The Clippers overwhelmed the very young Bolts - 19 freshmen, four sophomores and two eighth-graders, 13-1 and 13-1, in a pair of three-inning games.
Freshman Ashlyn Geasland singled for the Bolts in the top of the first inning, in game one, and scored Liberty’s run on an RBI triple by sophomore Brylee Klosterman.

Trojans sweep Little Hawks despite ejections

West High wins 3-2 and 1-0 over City High

IOWA CITY– Athletic contests between Iowa City West High and crosstown rival City High are always full of emotion, energy and excitement.
And the two-day varsity baseball doubleheader was no exception as the West High Trojans swept the Little Hawks 3-2 (Thursday, June 7, at West High) and 1-0 (Friday, June 8, at Mercer Park, City High’s diamond).

Bolts vaporize the Nikes for first wins of the season

Liberty sweeps Burlington Notre Dame, 14-2 and 19-0 in first wins

CEDAR RAPIDS– The Liberty High Bolts picked up a morale boost and their first two wins of the 2018 varsity baseball season Tuesday, June 5, on Mount Mercy University’s (MMU) diamond, in Cedar Rapids. The Lightning vaporized the Nikes of Burlington Notre Dame Catholic, 14-2 and 19-0.
The Bolts opened with two runs in the bottom of the first inning of game one, added four runs in the second and six runs in the third. The Nikes scored one run each in the top of the second and fifth of the five-inning game.

Hawkeye women: Up and down season

The Iowa women’s basketball team finished 24-8, 11-5 in the Big Ten last season.
The Hawks started strong, going 14-1, 2-0 in the Big Ten.
Tania Davis went down for the season with a knee injury after the 12th game and Makenzie Meyer broke a bone in her non-shooting hand one game later.
The Hawks were sitting at 16-6, 4-5 in the Big Ten when they got hot, won their final eight games, including a win over Northwestern in the Big Ten Tournament.
Minnesota knocked the Hawks out of the Big Ten Tournament and Creighton beat Iowa in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

Record 4x400 lifts girls to eighth

Lady Spartans leapfrog from 13th place late at state meet

DES MOINES– A top-eight finish; a couple more school records and Solon’s girls’ track team returned from the 2018 state track meet knowing they had pushed themselves to the limit.
Qualifying in 14 events, the Lady Spartans had the numbers. A down-to-the-wire second-place finish in the 4x400 meter relay and school record in the fourth-place shuttle hurdle relay were final day highlights; but it took an all-in effort from everybody to rack up the 28 team points.

Spartans advance against Highland

Possible substate final against No. 2 Iowa Mennonite Saturday

SOLON– Solon’s varsity boys took their first step toward a trip to the state soccer tournament Monday.
The Spartans took care of business against one-win Highland Riverside in the opening round of Class 1A Substate 5 soccer May 21, dispatching the Huskies 5-0 at Spartan Stadium.
The win advanced Solon to a semifinal Wednesday, May 23, against Holy Trinity Catholic- Fort Madison, which defeated Central Lee 2-0 in a quarterfinal Monday evening in Burlington.