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Sports

IC Regina hands girls 2-0 loss

Playoffs end with regional Class 1A home semifinal

SOLON– It was a tough break for Solon’s varsity girls.
Leading scorer Josie Durr was injured in the first half of the next-to-last soccer match of the regular season, and while the Lady Spartans rebounded for a 10-0 win against Northeast Goose Lake in the opening round of the postseason, the magic could not be recaptured against Iowa City Regina.
Regina ended Solon’s season with a 2-0 win in a Class 1A regional semifinal in Solon June 2.
The loss dropped the Lady Spartans to 11-8 on the year.

Regina sends Spartans home

Solon suffers 3-0 loss in first round of state soccer tournament

DES MOINES– The Solon varsity boys soccer team saw its season end in the first round of the state tournament in Des Moines June 1 at the hands of eventual Class 1A champion Iowa City Regina.
The Regals took down the Spartans, 3-0, in a quarterfinal match on Field 7 of the Cownie Soccer Complex.
Solon ended the season with a 16-6 record, which included winning nine of their last 11 matches heading into the state soccer tournament and five straight shutouts.

Spartans sweep CP-U, West Delaware

SOLON– Solon’s varsity baseball squad has rattled off five straight wins to move to 8-4 on the season.
The Spartans took two from Center Point-Urbana June 1 on the road and returned home to do the same to West Delaware June 5.
West Delaware came into the doubleheader sporting only two losses, but Solon’s starting pitching limited the Hawks to only eight hits across both games. Meanwhile, the offense was cranking out 20 runs on 21 hits.

Off to a good start

Solon reloads for 8-2 mark early in season

SOLON– We’ve heard it before.
“It will be difficult to replace the three seniors we lost from last year’s team,” Solon head softball coach Jim White said. “Defensively, Nichole Oberthien was a serious difference-maker for us, and Syd (Lawson) and Monika (Bevans) were two of the best offensive players in the state of Iowa.”
The Lady Spartans ended last season deep into the state tournament, denied a chance at the 3A title, they still rebounded to defeat No. 11 Boy-Hull/Rock Valley, 6-3, in the third-place game. Solon, ranked No. 3, finished the year 34-10.

Future Clippers Night Monday, June 12

TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana varsity softball team has announced Future Clippers Night will take place Monday, June 12, at the varsity home game.
Little league softball players are invited to arrive by 5:30 p.m. for the 6 p.m. game start to get their names on the list. If they wear their uniforms, they get in free. Teams will be announced and girls can go out on the field to their favorite position and/or player.

Liberty booster club launches website

NORTH LIBERTY– Want to know what’s going on in the world of Liberty High School sports? Now you can find out.
The Liberty Lightning Athletic Booster Club recently launched its new website, www.golibertylightning.com. You can use the website to find out how to get involved in the booster club, learn more about sports camps, order apparel participate in fundraisers and more!
The club would like to thank Rob and Julie Hajek with Home Repair Team for sponsoring the design of the website.

Creek Boys make history, pull off a road doubleheader sweep of the Raiders

CCA wins 9-1 and 4-2 over Williamsburg

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WILLIAMSBURG– Clear Creek Amana’s varsity baseball team made some history for the program Monday, June 5, with a doubleheader sweep of the Williamsburg Raiders in Williamsburg. The Clippers took the opener 9-1 and won the nightcap, 4-2.
“That’s our first sweep of Williamsburg since I’ve been here,” Coach Brent Henry said. Henry took over the program in 2013.

Creek Girls start out 3-1 on the diamond

CCA wins two from Marion, splits with West Delaware

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OXFORD– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity softball team moved to a 2-3 mark following a pair of doubleheaders against Marion and West Delaware. The season opened on May 24 with a double-loss to Dyersville Beckman in Dyersville.

Women of Troy roll over the River Queens

10-0 regional semifinal leads to 4-1 final win and Des Moines

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IOWA CITY– Iowa City West High’s Women of Troy earned a trip to Des Moines and the 2017 Class 3A State Soccer Tournament, which kicks off Thursday, June 8, and runs through Saturday, June 10, at the Cownie Soccer Complex in southeast Des Moines.

Charlie’s thinking deep

Preview: Iowa City West varsity baseball

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1983 flashback part two

This is the second part of a flashback to 1983.

I was 29 years old and moved to North Liberty in December of 1980. The town was about 2,000 people and had no stoplights. I got my degree in Communications and Theater Arts in the spring of 1981. I was on the nine-year, no-pressure plan.
Koser’s was the main grocery store on the corner of Dubuque and Cherry Streets.
Bob’s, the Lounge (the establishment across the street from Bob’s, where Reds is) and The Lodge were the main watering holes.

Regina rematch

Solon boys return to Des Moines for opening round of state soccer tournament June 1

SOLON– The Spartans haven’t given up a goal since May 2 at Maquoketa.
And that’s earned them a ticket to the James W. Cownie Soccer Park in Des Moines for the state soccer tournament.
Solon defeated Holy Trinity Catholic 3-0 in a Class 1A regional quarterfinal May 24 and held on for a 1-0 win over Columbus Community in the Substate 5 final May 27 in Solon.