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Archive - 2020

July 9th

Solon splits with Marion, sweeps struggling Beckman

Sprague pitches one-hitter against Indians

SOLON– The Lady Spartans put their offense in gear against a pair of WaMaC East softball opponents last week.
Solon split with Marion on the road June 29 then swept a pair from Beckman Catholic July 1 at home, cranking out 51 hits over the four-game span.
The Lady Spartans fell 10-3 to the Indians in the first game at Marion, but still managed 10 hits, all singles, off starter Megan Kessens. Solon exploded for 11 hits, including two home runs, in the nightcap for a 12-0 victory.

Indee takes two from Lady Spartans

INDEPENDENCE– Solon’s varsity softball team fell to 15-8 after dropping a pair of games at Independence July 3.
After losing the first game, 3-2, Solon rebounded for four runs in the top of the eighth to break a 6-6 tie in the nightcap, only to see the Mustangs walk off with an 11-10 victory with five-runs in the bottom of the inning.
Sophomore Ava Stebral, senior Jadyn Jeter and senior Peyton Sands each had two hits, including a double, and two RBI. Freshman Hilary Wilson and senior Madison Sprague each had two hits.

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Spartans sweep Indians and Bobcats

Solon scores 38 runs in two doubleheaders

SOLON– The Spartans went 5-0.
Solon’s varsity baseball team swept doubleheaders from Marion and Benton Community and pulled out an eighth-inning win at Mid-Prairie last week, upping the team’s season record to 10-4.
Solon picked up two WaMaC East wins at struggling Marion June 29, riding a one-hit pitching performance by junior Brayden Rickertson in a 9-1 game-one win and fending off the Indians, 9-7, in the nightcap.

Beef Days Bundles available for online order

SOLON– Thanks to everyone for your patience as the Beef Days Committee works out the details in alternative activities. With social distancing, we are unable to gather together, so the committee wants to send a little taste of Beef Days to each home. The Beef Days Committee announces “Beef Days Bundles,” featuring varieties of meat from local locker Ruzicka's and your choice of soda or Big Grove Brewery Boomtown beer. Uptown Solon won't be street-lined with activities in Mid-July, like usual, but we encourage everyone to have their own backyard Beef Days BBQ.

City, school renew community center lease

SOLON– The community center has another six months.
At a June 17 meeting, city council members approved a second six-month lease with the Solon Community School District, extending the operation of the Solon Community Center to the end of 2020.
In December of 2019, the city and school negotiated a new six-month lease for the former middle school at 313 S. Iowa St. in an attempt to control costs.

Creek Girls split with the Blazers

CCA defeats Beckman Catholic 7-4 and falls 6-5 in doubleheader

OXFORD– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity softball team opened July with a pair of doubleheader splits.

Creek Boys and Stormin’ Pointers split

CCA comes back from 8-6 loss for a 5-3 win against CPU

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity baseball team remained at the top of the WaMaC West with an 8-3 overall record and 8-2 conference mark in the wake of a split with the pesky Stormin’ Pointers from Center Point-Urbana (CPU) Monday, June 29, in Tiffin.
The Pointers took the opener, 8-6, but the Creek Boys reloaded and took a 5-3-nightcap win. CPU moved to 5-7 overall and 4-6 in the WaMaC West.

Lightning sweeps Golden Eagles

Liberty softball wins 4-1 and 8-0 at home with Wahlert

NORTH LIBERTY– Liberty High’s varsity softball team swept the Golden Eagles of Dubuque Wahlert Catholic 4-1 and 8-0 Monday, July 29, at home.
The Lightning only needed one inning for the game-one win, putting up four runs in the bottom of the second inning. Kara Maiers held the Birds scoreless for four innings before they plated an unearned run in the top of the fifth. Maiers gave up only two hits while striking out nine in the contest.

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North Liberty Community Pantry’s Annual Turkey Trot goes virtual

NORTH LIBERTY– Each year, hundreds of runners compete in the North Liberty Turkey Trot to raise funds for the North Liberty Community Pantry (NLCP) during the “Thanksgiving In July” celebration. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, these funds are needed now more than ever, but the pantry wants to keep the community safe.
“We did not feel right having 300-plus sweaty runners gather in Centennial Park,” said NLCP Executive Director Kaila Rome. “Organizing such a large event takes many hours of staff and volunteer time. We need all that time to focus on serving our community.”

Recreation program kick off City of Tiffin

TIFFIN– The City of Tiffin is getting ready to kick off its recreation programming.
Recreation Director Frank Haege announced the start of Tiffin’s first ever recreation programs for the upcoming fall of 2020.
Tiffin is adding a complete gamut of programming including: youth flag football, youth volleyball, adult softball, senior weight training, a morning open gym and fitness and yoga classes.
For complete listings and registration please www.tiffiniowarecreation.com.
- Youth Volleyball League
Third through sixth grade; Tuesday and Thursday– $45