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Sports

Off to a good start

Josie Durr scores five goals in 7-1 opener against West Liberty

SOLON– Yes, head coach John Tucker said, it was a good way to start the season.
Junior Josie Durr tore through the West Liberty Comets for five goals and senior Nichole Oberthien added two more for a season-opening 7-1 win for the Solon varsity girls Monday, April 4, in Solon.
Tucker lost eight seniors to graduation, but returns a group of experienced underclassmen for the 2016 soccer season, including Durr, who scored 39 goals for the Lady Spartans to lead the team last year. Durr was named First Team All-State her first two years and had 62 career goals coming into the season.

Stahle leads Spartans into 9th year

Junior varsity likely to have full schedule

SOLON– The numbers are up.
And that’s a good thing.
Adam Stahle, going into his ninth year of coaching the Solon boys’ golf team, has about 43 kids on his roster entering the spring season.
“This is the largest group that I’ve had,” Stahle said.
A sizable group of freshmen, for the second year in a row, and 30 returning players have swelled the ranks to the point a junior varsity (JV) coach, Scott Wolfe, will be officially added.

Spartan varsity boys track 4th at Tipton Early Bird Co-ed meet

TIPTON– In the 13-team field, the Solon varsity boys track team scored 64 points to take fourth behind West Branch (80), Anamosa (87), and Mount Vernon (102) at the Tipton Early Bird Co-ed Meet on Tuesday, March 29.
The Spartans managed 13 of their team points in the field portion, putting themselves in scoring positions for each event.
In the discus, Solon’s Jackson Walker took fifth with a 128-00 throw, scoring two points for the team. Ben Wilkerson finished 13th after a 111-10 throw, and Tyler Lindebaum grabbed 22nd with his 90-4.

Clippers run with the Tigers in Tipton

Tener and Barker dominate the 3,200 and 3,000-meter races

TIPTON– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers track and field teams opened the outdoor portion of the 2016 season with an appearance in Tipton’s Early Bird Co-ed Meet on Tuesday, March 29.
The Creek Girls were sixth in team points with 27 behind Solon, North Cedar, the host Tigers, Dyersville Beckman and West Branch, while the boys were seventh with 38 points behind Mount Vernon, Anamosa, West Branch, Solon, Iowa City Regina and Cascade.

Women of Troy win home track meet

West High’s Welch joins elite list with long jump debut

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IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy ran, threw and leapt their way to victory during their home track and field meet Tuesday, March 29. West won the meet with 174 team points with Linn-Mar a distant second with 122.
It was an especially good day for Valerie Welch who won the 100-meter hurdles with a record-breaking time of 15.26 seconds and the 400-meter hurdles in 1:06.36. Welch ran the anchor leg for the winning shuttle hurdle relay along with Peyton Steva, Kia Noibi and Grace Young with a total time of 1:06.62.

Trojans go 3-0 in home soccer Classic

IOWA CITY– Sustained winds in the 30-40 mph range– with gusts up to 50– coupled with temperatures in the 40s iced various varsity girls’ track meets Saturday, April 2, but on the soccer pitch at West High, it was business as usual. The West High Trojans hosted their Trojan Classic on Friday and Saturday with City High, Pleasant Valley, Ankeny, Cedar Rapids Washington, Linn-Mar, Muscatine and West Des Moines Dowling Catholic participating.

2016 Iowa City West High boys soccer preview

Trojans set to take on the “Toughest conference schedule in Iowa”

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IOWA CITY– After having hopes of a historic “four-peat” Class 3A State Soccer Championship dashed in a disappointing 11-8 season last year, the West High Trojans are ready to tear up the turf in 2016.
The team won it all in 2000, 2003, 2005, 2009 and 2010 before pulling off a historic “three-peat” in 2012, 2013 and 2014. With five of the last six state champion trophies in their display case, you can bet coach Brad Stiles and company are hungry for another shot at the title.

West High Trojans run at MVC Indoor meet

Feeley and Ali win distance events

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CEDAR FALLS– The UNI-Dome was the site of the 2016 Mississippi Valley Conference Men’s Indoor Meet on Monday, March 14, with the Iowa City West High Trojans participating.

Clippers run at WaMaC Indoor meet

Swails and Tener second, Schwarting and Roller third

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MOUNT VERNON– Clear Creek Amana (CCA) high school’s track and field teams competed in the 2016 WaMaC Indoor Meet Saturday, March 19, at Cornell College in Mount Vernon.
Andrea Rolling and Corrine Schwarting were the highest-placing girls for the Clippers with Rolling taking third place in the high jump by clearing 4-8 and Schwarting clearing the 60-meter hurdles in 10.26 seconds for third place.
Robby Swails was second in the shot put with his 45-3 throw while Jake Tener was second in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 4:48.37.

Iowa State announces Hall of Fame Class of 2016

AMES– The Iowa State Letterwinners Club announced Iowa State’s Athletics Hall of Fame class of 2016. Eight former Cyclone stars will be inducted into the Iowa State Hall of Fame, on Sept. 23, in a special ceremony at the Sukup End Zone Club in Ames. Inductees will be honored at halftime of the Iowa State-San Jose State football game on Sept. 24.
The Iowa State Hall of Fame was established in 1997, and 168 Cyclone legends have been enshrined.

CCA boys run at ISU Boy’s Classic

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AMES– A small detachment of the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School boys track and field team ran in the Iowa State Boy’s High School Classic indoor meet on Tuesday, March 15, in the Lied Recreation Center on the Iowa State University Campus in Ames.
Cole Liebe posted the Clippers’ best individual finish with a 34th-place showing in the 3,200-meter run in 11:05.84 while the 4x800-meter relay team was 26th in 9:08.74.

Spring football

Hawk Talk

Spring football opened for the Iowa Hawkeyes last week and the Hawks look to go into fall as one of the favorites in the Big Ten West.
Iowa finished the season ranked ninth in the nation, the fifth time since 2002 the Hawkeyes finished in the top 10.
Iowa started the season 12-0 for the first time in school history. The 12 wins are a program record. It was the fifth time in school history Iowa has completed an undefeated regular season, the first since 1922.