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Sports

Seven Solon girls named to WaMaC All-Conference soccer teams

Durr, Diersen, Tucker named First Team

Solon finishes second in WaMaC East

SOLON– Seven members of the Solon varsity girls soccer team were named to WaMaC All-Conference teams. The selections were released Tuesday, May 30, along with the final conference standings.
Seniors Josie Durr and Ali Diersen and junior Megan Tucker were named First Team All-Conference.
Sophomore Taylor Ryan and senior Aurora Christner received Second Team honors.
Senior Krysten Ulin and junior Brianna Smith received Honorable Mention accolades.

Seven Solon boys named to WaMaC All-Conference soccer teams

Radcliffe, Vang, Yetley named First Team

Solon finishes second in WaMaC East

SOLON– Seven members of the Solon varsity boys soccer team were named to WaMaC All-Conference teams. The selections were released Tuesday, May 30, along with the final conference standings.
Juniors Nick Radcliffe and Issac Vang and sophomore Luke Yetley were named First Team All-Conference.
Senior Ben Carr and junior Eric Weetman received Second Team honors.
Sophomores Jorel Justus and Luke McInnis received Honorable Mention accolades.

State title hopes dashed

Little Cyclones blow away Women of Troy’s championship bid

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DES MOINES– It was Iowa City West High’s 15th state soccer tournament appearance, their 10th-consecutive tourney trip, and it ended too soon as the Little Cyclones of Ames won 2-1 Friday, June 9, in a Class 3A state semifinal at the Cownie Soccer Complex in Des Moines. The loss ended West High’s season at 19-2.

IGCA releases All-District Soccer picks

Iowa City West and CCA represent East District

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DES MOINES– The Iowa Girls Coaches Association (IGCA) released its picks for 2017’s All-District Soccer Teams with Iowa City West and Clear Creek Amana (CCA) represented in East District teams.

Clear Creek Amana Baseball

Clippers split with Central DeWitt

CCA holds off Sabers 5-3 then falls 2-1 in doubleheader

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DeWITT– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) Creek Boys split on the road Wednesday, June 7, in DeWitt with the Central Clinton DeWitt Sabers.

Liberty wrestling parent meeting June 15

NORTH LIBERTY– Liberty High School wrestling coaches Tom Van Dyke and Joe Williams will hold a parent meeting for those with student athletes interested in wrestling on Thursday, June 15, 6 p.m. at North Central Junior High.
The duo will discuss their coaching philosophy, details for the upcoming season and summer training. Parents and athletes can also get a sneak peek at the gear and mats that have been ordered.

CCA falls to Western Dubuque-Epworth

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EPWORTH– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity softball team was dealt a setback Wednesday, June 7, on the road at Western Dubuque High School in Epworth as the host Bobcats took a doubleheader with 22 runs total. The Creek Girls had pulled off a split against Williamsburg on the road Tuesday, June 6, to improve to 5-7 overall.

Eight Trojans earn soccer honors

2017 MVC Boys’ Soccer All-Division selections

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IOWA CITY– The West High Trojans earned their ninth state soccer championship on Saturday, June 3, after entering the 2017 state tournament as the No. 8 seed with a 13-7 record. On Monday, June 5, the Mississippi Valley athletic Conference (MVC) released its All-Division selections for Athlete of the Year, Coach of the Year, Team of the Year, as well as First, Second, Honorable Mention and All-Academic teams based on regular season performances.

And the last shall be first

IC West High Trojans go from 8th seed to state 3A soccer champs

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DES MOINES– Iowa City West High’s Trojans went from the bottom of the 2017 Class 3A State Soccer Tournament brackets (eighth seed) to the top, claiming their ninth state championship Saturday, June 3, at the Cownie Soccer Complex in Des Moines.
The Trojans, led by veteran coach Brad Stiles, entered the tournament with a 13-7 record and were pitted against No. 1 seed Cedar Rapids Prairie in the quarterfinals on Thursday, June 1.

Season ends in shutout stunner for Clipper girls

Grinnell sinks CCA, 2-0, in regional semifinal

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TIFFIN– The season ended in a shocking fashion Tuesday, May 30, for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity girls soccer team, The Tigers from Grinnell-Newburg won the Class 2A regional semifinal match with a 2-0 shutout.
The Tigers struck first, 10 minutes into the match, and scored their second goal with 7:53 left in the first half. The Clippers’ best chance for a goal came in the second half with a penalty kick after Grinnell’s keeper tackled Hannah Bormann in the box. Unfortunately her shot was deflected.

1983 flashback part three

Hawk Talk

This is the third part of a look back to 1983.

In 1983, the price of a one story, two-bedroom house was $36,000.
A new Ford Escort cost $6,900, gas was $1.29 per gallon and you could buy a stamp for 20¢.

The Hawkeye basketball team had a new coach in George Raveling, who coached at Washington State from 1972-83.
The Hawks finished 13-15, 6-12 in the Big Ten that year.
The starting lineup included the twin towers Michael Payne (9.3 points per game) and Greg Stokes (14.9). Both were juniors.

IC Regina hands girls 2-0 loss

Playoffs end with regional Class 1A home semifinal

SOLON– It was a tough break for Solon’s varsity girls.
Leading scorer Josie Durr was injured in the first half of the next-to-last soccer match of the regular season, and while the Lady Spartans rebounded for a 10-0 win against Northeast Goose Lake in the opening round of the postseason, the magic could not be recaptured against Iowa City Regina.
Regina ended Solon’s season with a 2-0 win in a Class 1A regional semifinal in Solon June 2.
The loss dropped the Lady Spartans to 11-8 on the year.