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Spartans capture fourth at Ruth Ahrens Invitational track meet

 MARENGO– The Solon boys varsity track team improved their showing behind solid scoring performances from underclassmen. Tuesday, April 11, the gear was loaded on the bus and the team trekked to Iowa Valley High School in Marengo for the Ruth Ahrens Invitational, a trek that would post one of the best team performances to date.

Spartans 11th at WaMaC Conference Super Meet

Linderbaum, Walker, Flansburg, Coons and Ira lead Spartans

EPWORTH– “(The) teams in the WaMaC are some of the best in the state and will make a statement at the state meet,” Coach Mark Sovers said when asked for his perspective of the Solon Spartans’ track and field team’s 11th-place finish at the WaMaC Conference Coed Super Meet held at Western Dubuque High School, in Epworth, on Thursday, May 4.

Solon defeats Central DeWitt on penalty shot, 1-0

SOLON– Sophomore Luke Yetley had a point-blank shot at the goal on a penalty kick with just over 12 minutes remaining in the first half and he made it count.
Yetley’s goal provided Solon’s varsity boys’ soccer team with a 1-0 win over Central DeWitt May 4 in Solon. The win moved the Spartans to 12-5 on the season. Junior keeper Eric Weetman had seven saves in the shutout.
It was a bounce back game for Solon, which had been defeated on the road May 2 at Maquoketa, 2-1. Senior Ben Carr scored Solon’s lone goal on an assist from sophopmore Jorel Justus.

Solon archers head to nationals

The members of the Solon High School Archery Team have been working hard and are competing in the national tournament this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 11-13, in Louisville, Ky., in a record field with 15,000 archers competing. Solon will be competing in both 3D and Bullseye competitions.

Lady Spartans third at divisional golf meet May 1 in Anamosa

ANAMOSA– The Solon Lady Spartans traveled to Anamosa on Monday, May 1, for the WaMAC East Divisional Meet and finished third in the Seven-team field.
Mother nature was not going to cooperate producing a lot of rain, wind and overall just nasty weather. Host school Anamosa won the meet and Central DeWitt came in second.
Grace McCarty shot a 49 to lead the Lady Spartans. Dani Carter shot a 51, Julia DeValk and Leah Woessner shot a 54 and 57 respectively. The Lady Spartans returned to action on Friday, May 5, at the Tigerette Invite in Tipton.

Anamosa wins April 21 golf dual against Lady Spartans

ANAMOSA– The Solon Lady Spartan golf team traveled to Fawn Creek in Anamosa on Friday, April 21, for a dual with Anamosa. It was a cool, windy night, but the course was in great condition. The home course advantage would help Anamosa post a 189-224 victory. Anamosa would have the top two scores with a 38 and 44. Senior Julia DeValk would be the low scorer for the Lady Spartans with a 52. Leah Woessner shot a 55, Heather Vance a 58 and Grace McCarty a 59.

Spartan golfers third at WaMaC divisional meet in Manchester

Stahle and McIlravy lead Spartans

MANCHESTER– The Spartans were within an eyelash of second place at the seven-team WaMaC Conference East divisional golf meet held May 2 at the Pin Oak Pub and Links in Manchester.
Solon’s varsity boys and Mount Vernon tied at 165, 10 strokes behind winner and host West Delaware. The tiebreaker went to the fifth golfer, with the Spartans a stroke behind in third, with Dyersville Beckman (170), Central DeWitt (173), Anamosa (177) and Maquoketa rounding out the field.

Girls runner-up at WaMaC

State qualifiers determined at May 11 meet

By Joe Wilkinson
Special to the Economist
EPWORTH– Following a strong push for second place in the 16-team WaMaC Super Meet May 4, Solon’s girls now adjust their lineup for Thursday’s state-qualifying district meet in Marion and hope to qualify through a large contingent to the May 18-20 Class 3A state meet in Des Moines.

Solon Boy Scout Troop 120 can drive Saturday, June 3

SOLON– Solon Boy Scout Troop 120 will collect cans and bottles on Saturday, June 3, from 1-5 p.m. Scouts and parents will collect throughout the community. Can donations can also be dropped off at the St. Mary Catholic Church parking lot from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donations will be used to provide camping opportunities and other Scouting activities.

Solon 22-year-old killed in Sutliff Road accident

SOLON– A 22-year-old Solon resident was killed in a two-vehicle accident just north of Solon on Sutliff Road on May 2.
According to a report by the Iowa State Patrol, Quinn Houlahan, 22, was driving a 2009 Suzuki motorcycle westbound on Sutliff Road at approximately 6:22 p.m. when an eastbound 1997 Ford F150 driven by Glen Erenberger, 54, of Solon, attempted a left turn, resulting in a collision.
Houlahan was a 2013 graduate of Solon High School, and was currently enrolled in the HVAC program at Kirkwood Community College, anticipating graduation in May (see obituary, page A4).