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Sports

Regina wins tight battle

1st and 2nd place for Spartans

Connor Ham second at Drake Relays

MAQUOKETA– The Solon boy’s track team took advantage of some decent weather last week, winning one invitational meet, and finishing second at another.
The Spartans finished second at the 17-team Maquoketa Valley Invitational on Monday, with team scores as follows:
1. Monticello 134
2. Solon 96
3. CPU 86
4. Cascade 69
5. Beckman 52
6. West Delaware 38
7. Anamosa 30
8. Jesup 23
9. Springville 22
10. North Linn 10
11. Starmont 10
12. Independence 8
13 Clayton Ridge 5
14. Alburnett 5
15. Maquoketa Valley 1
16. Central City 0

Drake performances highlight busy week for girls

DES MOINES– Spread across three days, the Drake Relays capped a three-meet week for Solon in track. The Lady Spartans’ efforts were highlighted by a fifth-place finish by Kara Misel in the shot put (40’10) and Lauren Benzing’s eighth-place finish in the 1,500 meters, her 4:45.71 cutting 10 seconds off her qualifying time.

Trojans survive Saints: West boys 2, Xavier 1

IOWA CITY– As he looked out across the extra-wide pitch at West High, coach Brad Stiles realized something was missing.

Clipper boys come in third at Pacha Relays

TIFFIN: The top-ranked 4x200-meter relay team, consisting of Clear Creek Amana’s Josh Martinac, Tanner Bandy, Kam Kahler and Jared Ganschow won yet again Thursday, April 25, as the Clippers hosted their annual Pacha Relays. The foursome got the job done on the eve of the Drake Relays in 1:32.03. Tyler Kasper, Bandy, Aaron Campbell and Cooper Seacrest-Seelman teamed up to win the shuttle hurdle relay in 1:04.22 while Bandy won the high jump by clearing an even 6-00.00 and Kahler won the long jump with his 19-03.00 effort.

CCA girls’ track third at Pacha Relays

TIFFIN: Clear Creek Amana (CCA) put three events into the win column Thursday, April 25, at their home Pacha Relays. Kate Hergert, Chloe Keith, Bailey Mooney and Corrine Schwarting ran the 4x400-Meter Relay to victory in 4:19.79, besting their seedtime of 4:24.88. Mia Smith, Celine Fender, Megan Lukas and Amy Brant took the win in the 800-Meter Sprint Medley Relay in 1:55.19, which was 0.09 seconds better than their seedtime. Also, Natalie Brimeyer, Ashley Prusha, Fender and Lukas won the 4x100-Meter Shuttle Hurdle Relay in 1:09.35.

Hawk Talk

Defense needs to get better

This week, I’ll look at the defense.

Clipper boys take second on Solon’s track

SOLON– Tony Brack’s Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers finished second to the Solon Spartans Tuesday, April 16, at Solon’s Denny Gruber Track Meet. The Clippers tied with Dyersville Beckman with 102 team points to the Spartans’ 170.
The CCA 4x200-Meter Relay crew of Josh Martinac, Tanner Bandy, Kam Kahler and Jared Ganschow took the gold and in the process set a new school record. The squad also is now the tops in Class 3A and seventh across all classes. Ganschow also won in the 800-Meter Run and Jack Murray led the field in the 1,600-Meter Run.

Clipper ladies 4th at Washington Invitational

WASHINGTON– Jane Astor’s Clipper girls track and field team headed south Thursday, April 18, for the Washington Girls Invitational and finished the night fourth in team points. Megan Hall won the 100-meter dash and Mia Smith won in the 100-meter hurdles while a combination of Smith, Celine Fender, Ashley Prusha, Natalie Brimeyer and Megan Lukas took second in the 4x100-meter relay.
Results as provided by Washington High School:
Discus throw: 3, Morgan Cox, 101-00. 6, Molly Villhauer, 85-00.
Long jump: 5, Corrine Schwarting, 14-04.50. 6, Tyhesia Simpson, 14-03.00.

West boys, girls dominate at City’s Forwald/Coleman Relays

IOWA CITY– The West High track and field teams traveled across town to City High Thursday, April 18, for the Little Hawks’ Forwald/Coleman Relays and performed in dominating fashion. The Women of Troy won their meet with 132 team points, knocking the host Hawks to second with 120. The Trojans won the men’s meet with 168 points, also putting their hosts in the second-place slot with 141 for City.

Drake detour includes nine Solon entries

As if three meets in a week wasn’t enough, Solon’s girls have qualified for nine events at this weekend’s nationally renowned Drake Relays. Though rare in most big name track meets, high school competition is a staple at Drake, with 16 events helping pack the stadium. Drake has sold out its Saturday sessions for over 30 years.
At the line for Solon this weekend will be its 4x100, 4x200, and 4x800 relays, as well as Lauren Benzing in the 1,500 and 3,000 meter races, Rylee Smith in the 100-meter hurdles, Jordan Smith in the long jump and Kara Misel in the shot put and discus.

Hawk Talk

Hawkeye spring football

PART TWO

This is the second part of a look at Hawkeye football and spring practice.
Last week I talked about the depth and experience of the offensive line.
This week I’ll look at the tight ends, wide receivers and a new position called Y-back.
The Y-back will be a combination of tight end and blocking fullback.
The tight end position should be as good and deep as the offensive line.
Zach Derby is the only graduate, but when you talk about senior C.J. Fiedorowicz (6-7, 265) as your starting tight end, you are in pretty good shape.