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Sports

Steigleder’s hat trick leads to 4-0 win over Mustangs

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DUBUQUE– Iowa City West High’s Women of Troy remained unbeaten at 5-0 overall, and 1-0 in Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) play, with a 4-0 soccer win over Dubuque Hempstead, in Dubuque, on Thursday, April 13.

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Welch sets new record in 100M hurdles

Women of Troy triumphant yet again

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CEDAR RAPIDS– Iowa City West High’s Valerie Welch set a new school record Saturday, April 15, at Cedar Rapids Kennedy’s Draxton-Stiles/Wilkerson Relays in the 100-meter high hurdles. Welch led the field to victory in 14.10 seconds for a new West High record, and West High Athletics announced via social media that she also had set the new fastest time in the state.

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Creek Boys sixth at Bobcat Relays

4x800 relay kicks it for the win

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VAN HORNE– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) boys track and field team kicked off the Easter weekend with a trip to Van Horne for the Benton Community High School Bobcat Relays Thursday, April 13. The Clippers placed sixth behind winner Vinton-Shellsburg (136 points), Mount Vernon (109), Benton Community (91), Williamsburg (57), and North Linn (45). The Creek Boys amassed 35 points. Sigourney (20), Belle Plaine (19), Union (14), Iowa Valley (12), Independence (11), Alburnett (8) and Janesville (2) rounded out the field.

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Clear Creek Amana golf

Clipper boys sweep Mustangs off the golf course

CCA varsity and JV squads defeat Independence in dual meet

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AMANA– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity and junior varsity (JV) golf squads swept the Independence Mustangs on Monday, April 10, in a dual meet at the Amana Golf Course. The varsity Clippers won 196-205, led by Brandon McCarty with 40. McCarty was the meet medalist, while teammate Cory Siders was the runner-up with 48.
The JV Clippers won 230-275, led by Isaac Quinn’s 53.

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Spring Football 2017 (part three)

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This is the third part of a series of breaking down Iowa Hawkeye football.
I’ve covered the offensive line, tight ends, wide receivers and fullbacks.
This week I’ll look at quarterbacks, running backs and the defensive line.

Hawkeye quarterbacks

Iowa loses two-year starter C.J. Beathard, who will go down as one of the top quarterbacks ever to play at Iowa.
C.J. started 28 games for the Hawkeyes and won 21.
Beathard had a great career, but you could wonder how much better he could have been if he hadn’t been injured.

Spring Football 2017 (part three)

Hawk Talk

This is the third part of a series of breaking down Iowa Hawkeye football.
I’ve covered the offensive line, tight ends, wide receivers and fullbacks.
This week I’ll look at quarterbacks, running backs and the defensive line.

Hawkeye quarterbacks

Iowa loses two-year starter C.J. Beathard, who will go down as one of the top quarterbacks ever to play at Iowa.
C.J. started 28 games for the Hawkeyes and won 21.
Beathard had a great career, but you could wonder how much better he could have been if he hadn’t been injured.

Lakeview PTO hosts 6th Annual Spartan Dash Saturday, April 29

SOLON– The Lakeview Elementary PTO will host its 6th Annual Spartan Dash on Saturday, April 29 (rain or shine). The Spartan Dash is a fun and crazy fitness event that serves as the Lakeview PTO’s largest fundraiser of the year.
Interested individuals should sign up to participate in the event with a “family team.”
Family teams will walk, skip or run through obstacles set up along the 1-mile trail in the Solon Recreation and Nature Area (SRNA). Obstacles will be suitable for both children and adults and are guaranteed to have you laughing.

Durr scores 9 goals

Lady Spartans rebound after loss to Muscatine

TAMA– Solon’s Josie Durr scored all the goals in a 9-0 soccer win over South Tama April 7.
That’s something that hasn’t been done in school history, according to Solon Lady Spartan head coach John Tucker.
“Not sure if that has ever been done before (in the state),” Tucker noted in an email.
The road win bumped Solon’s record to 2-1. The Lady Spartans are No. 9 in Class 1A, according to the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union rankings released April 5. Solon has outscored its opponents 20-1 in its two wins.
The loss came at home April 6 against 10th-ranked (3A) Muscatine, 5-1.

Girls second at Williamsburg, CCA

TIFFIN– The points came all through the lineup as Solon finished second in the Creek Classic girls’ track meet April 7 in Tiffin. The Spartans scored in 15 of 19 events, with three relay titles and a pair of individual event wins. “Solid; not spectacular,” summarized coach Brent Sands. “We had some pretty low times. We’re still not where we want to be.”

Spartans jump out to 7-1 start on soccer season

SOLON– The first loss of the season for the Spartans’ varsity soccer team came over the weekend at a Hudson tournament.
Solon fell, 3-1, to host #5 (2A) Hudson after defeating Webster City and Postville.
Added to a 3-2 win over South Tama April 7 at home, and the Spartans are 7-1 on the soccer season.
Sophomore Luke Yetley scored all three goals for the Spartans against the Trojans after a scoreless first period for both squads.

Spartans 6th in Williamsburg

Ira wins 110-meter hurdles

WILLIAMSBURG – The Solon boys braved another gray, blustery, cool day in the fledgling track and field season on Tuesday, April 4, to finish in sixth place at the Williamsburg Co-Ed. Relays. Originally scheduled for Monday, April 3, the event was postponed until Tuesday due to heavy rains.
The athletes and spectators alike had to dodge mud holes and puddles while making their way between the throwers’ areas and the stadium between events.

Solon ties for 10th at Iowa City West

IOWA CITY– The Solon Spartans joined a field of 13 teams competing on Saturday, April 8, as the gray skies plaguing much of the month of March gave way to a radiant, sunny April day thrusting the boys’ track outdoor season into the spring. The teams converged on the track and field at Iowa City’s West High School for the Hollingsworth Relays.