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Sports

Durr scores seven goals in 11-1 win over West Delaware

Lady Spartans fall to CR Prairie and Western Dubuque

SOLON– Solon’s Josie Durr scored seven goals against West Delaware in an 11-1 win for the Lady Spartans May 10, and that ties a state record for a single game, according to girls soccer head coach John Tucker.
Nichole Oberthien added four more goals for the Lady Spartans in the home win, one of three wins in a row for Solon before the girls ran into a pair of powerful soccer opponents.
The Lady Spartans were defeated by Cedar Rapids Prairie 8-2 in Solon May 14, and dropped an 8-4 decision to Western Dubuque on the road Monday night, May 16, moving to 7-6 for the season.

Spartans post wins against West Delaware and Independence

INDEPENDENCE– The Solon boys have pitched a couple of shut-outs.
Solon’s varsity soccer squad notched two wins in a row on the road last week, defeating West Delaware 4-0 May 10 and downing Independence 3-0 May 13.
Ben Carr had two goals for Solon against West Delaware, while Brandan Childs and Dylan Doyle each added one. Childs (2), Carr and Parker Mueller had assists. Childs, Doyle and Mueller each had goals against Independence, with Carr and Luke McInnis credited with assists.
The wins moved the Solon record to 10-7.

Women of Troy earn regional championship

Welch, Haight and Dusterhoft lead West girls to State Co-ed Meet

By Chris Umscheid
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IOWA CITY– Iowa City West High will be well represented at the 2016 State Co-ed Track and Field Meet in Des Moines. The Women of Troy will send 11 events while the Trojans will make their presence known on the blue track with 14 events. The West athletes qualified Thursday, May 12, at home in a Class 4A state qualifying meet with the winner and runner-up automatically earning the trip to Des Moines while others qualified on time/performance.

Tennis Trojans are District Champs

Jung earns solo title

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IOWA CITY– Jiung Jung is headed to the State High School Individual State Tennis Meet after earning the district championship Thursday, May 12, on the University of Iowa’s Kltoz Courts in Iowa City.
Jung, a junior, defeated City High’s Gabe Weigel 6-1 and 6-0 before knocking off Bettendorf’s Fritzy Swearingen 6-0 and 6-0 in the semifinal round. Jung faced City High’s Joe Hoff and put him away 6-2 and 7-5.

West shuts out Golden Eagles

Trojans defeat Dubuque Wahlert, 7-0 on Senior Night

IOWA CITY– Soggy conditions on their own pitch led the West High Trojans down the hill to Trojan Field Tuesday, May 10, as the Golden Eagles of Dubuque Wahlert visited for Senior Night. The Trojans shutout Wahlert, 7-0, to improve to 13-1 on the season and dropped Wahlert to 5-6-1.

Trojans place fourth at CRANDIC JV Meet

Greiner, Bourges win in 1,600 run and 110 hurdles

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IOWA CITY– West High’s Trojan track and field team finished one point behind City High for fourth-place in the 2016 CRANDIC Boys Junior Varsity Meet Monday, May 2, at City High’s Raffensperger Track. Cedar Rapids Jefferson won the meet with 114 points, followed by Cedar Rapids Kennedy with 111 and the Little Hawks with 86. West High had 85 team points.

Clippers send a baker’s dozen events to State Co-Ed Track and Field Meet

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MOUNT PLEASANT– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) boys track and field team took second place in their district Thursday, May 12, in a Class 3A state qualifying meet at Mount Pleasant. The host Panthers took the district championship with 157 team points followed by the Creek Boys’ 130.

Women of Troy tame the tennis Tigers

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IOWA CITY– The Women of Troy defeated Cedar Falls 7-2 Thursday, May 12, at home to close out the regular tennis season on a winning note. Emma Koch, Kaily Speer, Simran Sarin, Vivian Mitchell and Meg Moreland put up individual wins while Koch and Mitchell and Sarin and Lauren Katz were doubles winners for West.
West finished the regular season 10-4 overall and 9-4 in conference play to earn second place in the Mississippi Valley Conference’s (MVC) Valley Division. 

CCA girls earn second WaMaC championship in a tough week

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TIFFIN– It was a rough week to be a Creek Girl despite a major triumph. The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers won three out of six matches for a 12-4 record heading into the end of the regular season.

2016 CCA softball preview

Quintet of seniors to lead Clippers on the diamond

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OXFORD– Five seniors will lead the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers’ varsity girls softball team this season. Skylar Hop, Jacquelyn Fairholm, Courtney James, Megan Beckler and Brooke Henze are the quintet of veterans coach Barb Lynn will rely on heavily.
Lynn, in her third year with the Creek Girls, led the squad to a 22-17 record overall last season. CCA was 14-8 in WaMaC conference play and 12-6 in West Division action.

Hawkeye Men’s basketball wrap up

Hawk Talk

The Iowa Hawkeyes finished Fran McCaffery’s sixth season with a 22-11 record, 12-8 in the Big Ten, which tied the Hawks for third place.
For the first time under coach Fran, the Hawkeyes finished the season ranked in the top 25 as they finished 25th in the nation.
Iowa made the NCAA tournament for the third time in a row for the first time since 1991-93.
Iowa swept Michigan and Michigan State for the first time since 1954. (The year I was born!)

Girls 2nd at WaMaC; state qualifier May 12

TIFFIN– Just a handful of points separated conference champ Western Dubuque and runner-up Solon in the 16-team Girls’ WaMaC Super Meet. As the May 5 meet ended, though, the focus immediately turned to Thursday’s state qualifying meet push through to the state May 19-21 in Des Moines. Most of the WaMaC schools– including Solon– fall into Class 3A, so there will be plenty of familiar faces.