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Sports

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.

Spartans take third at WaMaC Super Meet

Consistency keeps Solon in contention until final event

TIFFIN– The Spartans’ boys track and field team traveled to Clear Creek Amana High School in Tiffin, on Thursday, May 5, to face the first of three potential crucibles in as many weeks. The WaMaC Super Meet saw 15 teams from the conference battling for bragging rights and the top three positions were decided in the final three events of the evening.

Three team titles so far for Spartan golfers

SOLON– The Solon Spartans boys golf team had a busy three weeks, competing in nine events.
On April 7, the Spartans competed against West Deleware, in Manchester. Solon lost 174 to West Delaware’s 159, moving its record to 0-1.
On April 12, the Spartans battled Maquoketa on the greens, winning 171 to the Cardinals 198, moving to 1-1 on the season.

Lady Spartans tie for first at WaMaC divisional golf meet

MANCHESTER– The Solon Lady Spartans traveled to Pin Oaks, in Manchester, for the WaMaC East Divisional meet. The Lady Spartans shot a 210, good enough for a 1st place tie. The tie-breaker was the 5th best score, which gave Western Dubuque the trophy. Pacing the Lady Spartans was Grace McCarty with a 48. Dani Carter shot a 50, followed by Reegan Helle with a 52 and Jenna Roskopf with a 60. Rounding out the varsity scores were Julia DeValk and Katie Feldkamp with a 67 and 69 respectively.

Solon girls edge out Dyersville, 1-0

SOLON– A Josie Durr goal and 13 combined saves from goalies Mahalia Shelangoski and Brianna Smith were all the Lady Spartans needed for a 1-0 victory over Dyersville Beckman May 3 in Solon.
“The Beckman game proved to be a tough match, but we did very well defensively to shut them out,” said Head Coach John Tucker. “Our offense did what it needed to do, but we are still working on a lineup that gives us the best chances for more goals.”
Smith, in the goal for the second half, fended off a flurry of attacks toward the end of the game to preserve the win.

Spartans third at Marion Invitational meet

MARION– On Monday, May 2, the Spartans managed a third-place team finish at the Marion Boys Track Invitational, with the WaMaC Conference Meet on the horizon.
As Coach Mark Sovers had referenced earlier in the season, the Spartans aren’t relying solely on individuals to score team points. The talented field logged solid performances to carry them to a third place finish using a few different faces to achieve it.