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Sports

Hawkeye hoopla

Hawk Talk

Jaime Printy finished her Hawkeye career second in 3-pointers made (252), third in career scoring (1,481) and fourth in career assists (412). Jaime became the only player in school history to earn All-Big Ten honors in each of her four years.

Spartans rumble past Washington

SOLON– The Solon boys soccer team entered the postseason on a strong note, blasting Washington 7-0 Wednesday to advance in substate play.
The Spartans scored six times in the first half, including the first two goals by Tim Lance, which came within a minute of each other.
After that, Solon seemed to score at will and controlled the field of play, allowing Washington only three shots at the goal for the game.

Lady Spartans begin postseason May 31

SOLON– With the regular season behind them and regionals beginning next week, the Solon Spartans girls’ soccer team has proven they are up for the challenge and ready to finish a winning season.
A May 17 win 1-0 against Vinton-Shellsburg only solidified their determination. The Lady Spartans finished their season against No. 4 Iowa City Regina Tuesday, May 21, with a 3-2 loss on penalty kicks.
The last three weeks have tested the team’s endurance.

Solon girls’ soccer team works hard on the field and off

SOLON– The Solon Soccer Girls season consists of much more than just soccer.
This season was the third year the girls and their families held a garage sale to raise funds for extra equipment and other expenses. Jim’s Septic generously hosted the sale and it has become a tradition with the girls. Lori McKinnie, mother of senior player Alison, spearheaded this project from its inception.

Trojans trade 10-point games with Davenport West

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– Charlie Stumpff’s West High Trojans opened the 2013 varsity baseball season Monday, May 20, with an 11-1 road win over Benton Community. On Wednesday, May 22, West hosted the Falcons of Davenport West for a varsity double-header on a cool and wet evening.

CCA falls, then comes back to pound the Sailors

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
WATERLOO — The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers opened the 2013 varsity baseball season on the road Thursday, May 23 against the Waterloo Columbus Sailors. In the debut of new coach Brent Henry, the Clippers fell 3-2 in the first half of the doubleheader, but rallied back for a 15-7 win in the nightcap.

CCA boys advance to soccer final

3-0 win makes seven straight

TIFFIN– Benson’s Boys are on a hot streak at just the right time. The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity boys soccer team put away Benton Community 3-0 Wednesday, May 22, at home in a Class 2A Substate Semifinal match on their home turf. The win earned the squad a spot in the substate final on Saturday, May 25, against the Saints of Cedar Rapids Xavier (after the deadline for this issue). The winner heads for the state tournament in Des Moines.
The Clippers’ record improved to 14-4 with the win, Xavier sits at 10-5 after a 4-0 win over the Mount Vernon Mustangs.

Women of Troy have change-up at the top for 2013

West High women charge into 2013 season with new coach

IOWA CITY — For five years, Jeff Kelley led the West High Women of Troy on the softball diamond. He resigned from that post at the end of April for personal reasons, with a 153-58 overall record and 100-30 in the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC). Kelley and company made the team’s first-ever State Tournament appearance last year, finishing fourth in Class 5A.

Hawk Talk

A look at returning Hawkeye basketball players

By Don Lund
Sports Writer
This is the second part of talking Iowa basketball with assistant coach Sherman Dillard.
Last week, I talked about Iowa winning 25 games, which is tied for the second most wins ever.
They have never gone to the finals of the NIT until last year and they played in 38 games which is the most games played in one year.
The Hawks also won 18 home games, including two in the NIT, which is the most home wins in a season.
I talked about Devyn Marble and Aaron White. Devyn led the team in scoring, assists, steals and most 3-pointers.

Saying so long to Hawkeye seniors

The Hawkeye women went to the NCAA basketball tournament for the sixth straight year, won 21 games and got a victory in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
Iowa is the only Big Ten team to have appeared in the last six NCAA Tournaments.
I talked to assistant coach Jenni Fitzgerald last week about the season and the new recruits.
Coach Fitz has been on Lisa Bluder’s staff for 13 years and has helped the Hawkeyes to 12 postseason appearances, including 10 NCAA berths.

Misel breaks school shot put record as girls roll

Lady Spartans double-up the competition at Monticello Invite

Team depth, placing in all 19 events– including wins in eight– had the Lady Spartans doubling up again April 30 at the Monticello Invitational. Solon cashed in with double-place winners in eight of the 12 individual events.
The girls rolled to196 points, more than twice what runner up Anamosa (73) could muster. They, Monticello (72), Mount Vernon (69) and West Branch (59.5) chased each other, battled for second through fifth place. Rounding out the field were Regina (34), North Cedar (32), Dyersville Beckman (29½) and Prince of Peace-Clinton (10).

Lady Spartans shut-out Maquoketa, Central DeWitt

SOLON– The Lady Spartans fell to the No. 1 team last week, but followed it up with two home conference victories.
Solon’s girls defeated Maquoketa 2-0 and Central DeWitt 1-0 last week after being beaten by No. 1 Davenport Assumption on the road last Monday.
Assumption handed the Lady Spartans a 5-0 loss in Davenport, but Solon remained ranked ninth in Class 1A, according to the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union (IGHSAU).