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Solon Economist

Lady Spartans defeat No. 1

Dallas Center-Grimes and Solon trade first losses

SOLON– Two of the best teams in Class 4A handed each other the first loss of the season this weekend.
Solon’s Lady Spartans, ranked No. 3, and No. 1 Dallas Center-Grimes ruined each other’s perfect seasons at the Elite Eight softball tournament in Urbandale Friday and Saturday.
Solon defeated Dallas Center 7-2 on Friday, and Dallas Center returned the favor Saturday in a 10-5 loss for the Lady Spartans.

Cancer Kick

Solon junior Tyler Shaffer was the target of dozens of soccer balls Tuesday as he played the role of a dangerous cancer cell during the Solon Lady Spartans’ Coaches Vs. Cancer fundraiser, part of the soccer match between Solon and Iowa CIty Regina. A dollar bought a chance for a point-blank goal shot at Shaffer during halftime of the varsity game. (photo by Doug Lindner)

Music on Main Street 2013

All concerts begin at 7 p.m. on the Main Street Bandstand in Mushroom Park.
June 5: Muddy Rutts (Blue Grass).
June 12: Iowa City Community Band.
June 19: Leo Shima and his Polka Band.
Please call Sue Samek 319-624-2806 or Nancy Upmeyer 319-624-2944 if you would like to perform.

Solon Public Library

Solon Area-Wide Garage Sale Days May 31-June 1

Get ready to shop ‘til you drop! The 22nd annual Solon Area Garage Sale is this coming weekend! Plan your shopping with a detailed listing, available on the library’s website (www.solon.lib.ia.us) at noon on Thursday, May 30, or stop in to pick up the listing and map Thursday from noon-8 p.m. or Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Many sales will be open on Friday, May 31, so you can spread the shopping out over two days. Based on past year’s registrations, we estimate that there will be at least 60 registered sales in and around town.

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.

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.