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Sports

Women of Troy 2nd at City High’s Forwald/Coleman Relays

Welch wins three events, Haight tops in shot put

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IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy found themselves in the number-two spot at the end of the 2016 Forwald/Coleman Relays at City High on Thursday, April 21. Waukee took the top team slot with 195.5 points, followed by West with 135. Pleasant Valley and Linn-Mar were the number three and four teams, while the host Little Hawks were fifth with 87. Cedar Rapids Kennedy, Muscatine and Valley-West Des Moines rounded out the field of competitors.

Cougars take CRANDIC golf meet from Women of Troy by one point

Amelon leads West

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CORALVILLE– The West High Women of Troy hosted the 2016 CRANDIC Girls Golf Tournament Wednesday, April 20, and finished second to Cedar Rapids Kennedy. The Cougars won with a total score of 353, edging out the Women of Troy by one point.
Kennedy’s Sierra Hargens won the meet with a 72 while West High’s Jordan Amelon was second with 76.

Creek Girls 13th at Panther Girls Relays

Schwarting places in hurdles, long jump, Rollers in high jump, discus

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MOUNT PLEASANT– The Clear Creek Amana varsity girls track and field team placed 13th out of 19 teams at the Panther Girls Relays, hosted by Mount Pleasant High School, on Tuesday, April 19. West Burlington took the meet with 144 team points followed by Cedar Rapids Prairie (134), Mediapolis (101), Danville (86) and Cedar Rapids Jefferson (84) in the top five.

Trojans win City High relays

Parks, Ali, Gannon and Hoover post wins

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IOWA CITY– The West High Trojans won rival City High’s 2016 Forwald/Coleman Relays Thursday, April 21, with 138.33 team points to City’s 116.3 (good for second place). Valley-West Des Moines, Pleasant Valley, Linn-Mar, Muscatine, Southeast Polk and Des Moines East rounded out the field of competitors.

Creek Girls bounce back with win

CCA defeats Marion, 2-1

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MARION– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity girls soccer team suffered its first loss of the season Friday, April 15, on the road at Center Point against the CPU Stormin’ Pointers in a rare shutout.
The Creek Girls bounced back, however, and knocked off Marion, 2-1, on the road Tuesday, April 19. Hannah Bormann scored both of CCA’s goals, while Shauntina Williams held off the Indians’ attacks with eight saves as keeper. Clare Austin and Amelia Pereira gave a great defensive effort in the central midfield to limit the Indians’ attacks, coach Matt Harding said.

Girls break meet records on way to title

Senior Tanner Wymer remembered at Denny Gruber Coed Relays

SOLON– On an evening steeped with bittersweet memories, Solon’s track teams built some happier moments with twin wins in the 2016 Denny Gruber Co-Ed Relays Tuesday, April 19, at the Solon Outdoor Events Center.
From the girls, it was– again– strong field event showings and balance through the running events to build a 126-106 margin over Mount Vernon. Running third was Marion (88), with North Cedar (79), Davenport Assumption (75), Vinton-Shellsburg (65.33), Dyersville Beckman (27) and Iowa City Regina (19) following.

Spartans take first at home meet

SOLON– Tuesday, April 19, was Tanner Wymer’s birthday.
The Solon boys and girls track and field teams did what they could to honor him, first by wishing him a happy birthday, complete with balloons, then by championing the home track meet in both boys and girls competition.

Solon sending seven to Drake Relays

SOLON– Everything track and field stops in Iowa this weekend, as eyes turn to the Drake Relays. Billed as America’s Athletic Classic, the Blue Oval hosts pre-Olympic, university, college, Iowa high school and even middle school competition in Des Moines.

Lady Spartans take 3-1 soccer win from Mt. Vernon

MOUNT VERNON– The Lady Spartan varsity soccer squad extended its win streak to three with a 3-1 road win over Mount Vernon Friday, April 22.
Josie Durr, Jade Flansburg and Nichole Oberthien each scored for Solon. Oberthien was credited with an assist.
“Teams have been marking up on Josie, so we are working to get other players into the offense,” commented Solon Head Coach John Tucker. “They can try to shut down one facet of our offense, but will not be able to shut it all down.”

Spartans first at West Liberty’s Maxson Relays

By Jeff Hess
Solon Economist
WEST LIBERTY– The Spartans won their second meet in a row, with a bit of a twist in the cast due to a conflicting soccer match, on April 22 in West Liberty at the Ron Maxson Relays. The Spartans scored 150 team points to top Mount Vernon (133.5), Lisbon (110), West Liberty (94) and Tipton (60.5) in the 11-team deep field.
Solon’s Spencer Lawson made his track and field debut this season, leaping to first in the long jump with a 20-5 and a third in the 100-meter dash.

Spring football part four


The last couple of weeks I looked at the Iowa offense, defensive line and linebackers.
This week, I’ll talk about the defensive backs and special teams.

Defensive backs

When you start with Iowa’s defensive backs, it’s a no brainer to start with Desmond King.
Desmond was named consensus All-American, Jim Thorpe winner (which included a Rolex) and won the Jack Tatum award as the best defensive back in America.

5th Annual Spartan Dash Saturday April 23,

Lakeview PTO hosts race at Solon Rec. and Nature Area

SOLON– The Lakeview Elementary PTO will host its Fifth Annual Spartan Dash on Saturday, April 23, rain or shine. The Spartan Dash is a fun and crazy fitness event serving as the Lakeview PTO’s largest fundraiser of the year. Interested individuals should sign up to participate in the event with a “family team.”