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Sports

Preparing for postseason

Lady Spartans sweep Maquoketa, go 3-1 at home Classic

SOLON– Head Coach Jim White wanted his team to be challenged over the weekend at the Solon Classic softball tournament, and they were.
The Lady Spartans went 3-1 at their weekend tourney, defeating Mediapolis, City High and Des Moines Lincoln before falling to Iowa City West.
Coupled with a home sweep of Maquoketa June 22 and a split with Western Dubuque June 26 and Solon moved to 25-10 on the season.
The Lady Spartans dropped from No. 5 to No. 7 in Class 3A in the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union rankings issued June 22.

Spartans take doubleheader from Williamsburg

Solon drops two at home to league-leading Western Dubuque

WILLIAMSBURG– Solon’s varsity baseball team took a pair of games on the road at Williamsburg June 22.
The Spartans held the Raiders just two runs over the course of a doubleheader, both on leadoff home runs by Williamsburg senior Derek Greiner, one against Solon freshman Cam Miller, one off junior Luke Ira.
Solon rebounded in both games to shut the Raiders down, while cranking up the offense in 9-1 and 10-1 wins.
Miller captured the win in the 9-1 opener, striking out eight and walking three while giving up only two hits over six innings, including Greiner’s lone earned run.

Solon Parks & Rec Dept.

FALL FLAG FOOTBALL REGISTRATION UNDERWAY SOON

Women of Troy sweep Waterloo’s Trojans

Iowa City West downs Waterloo East 9-5 and 6-3

IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy improved to 14-12 overall while getting their eighth consecutive win Tuesday, June 20, with a doubleheader sweep of the visiting Waterloo East Trojans. West High won 9-5 and 6-3 over the 7-21 Trojans and handed their guests their fifth straight loss.

Creek Girls split with Lady Mustangs in doubleheader

CCA falls 5-3 and wins 2-1 at home

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OXFORD– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity softball team broke even on the home diamond in a doubleheader with the Lady Mustangs of Independence after dropping game one, 5-3, and taking the nightcap 2-1 Monday, June 19.

Trojans split with the J-Hawks

Comellas drives in five runs with pair of homers

CEDAR RAPIDS– Iowa City West High’s varsity Trojans baseball team split a doubleheader Monday, June 19, in the Jefferson J-Hawks’ nest at Lower Kingston in Cedar Rapids. West High shelled the blue birds 10-1 in the opener

Solon’s Jim White coach of the year

Former Clear Creek Amana softball coach wins national honor

SOLON– Fans of the Lady Spartan softball program are probably used to watching head coach Jim White pace the baseline in a black polo and khaki shorts.
But White donned a suit Wednesday, June 21, for the National High School Athletic Coaches Association (NHSACA) Coach of the Year Awards Night Banquet in Peoria, Ill.
White, one of eight finalists, was the recipient of the 2017 National Softball Coach of the Year.

Creek Girls bombard the Trojans

CCA puts up 31 runs on the road against South Tama in doubleheader sweep

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TAMA– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity softball team shelled the Trojans of South Tama Wednesday, June 21, in Tama, sweeping a doubleheader with a combined 31 runs.

Creek Boys sunk by Indee’s Mustangs

Independence downs CCA 12-0 and 5-2

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TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity baseball team had a disappointing outing Monday, June 19, as the Mustangs from Independence ran wild in a doubleheader and put up 17 runs total to only two from Cappy’s Boys.
Indee took the opener, 12-0, in five innings with four runs scored in the top of the first, four more in the second and two each in the third and fourth. The Creek Boys mustered only three hits from David Jensen, Tyler Schrepfer and Tyler Hallett while Grant Riggan and Camden Smyka shared the mound.

Prime Time in, Game Time out

Hawk Talk

I’ve already talked about Game Time shutting down this summer after 16 years of playing in North Liberty.
It’s kind of sad for me because I was there at the beginning helping Randy Larson, who also runs the Prime Time League, get Game Time going.
Prime Time moved to North Liberty in 2001 because it was air-conditioned, but there was only one basketball court at the time and there would be three games a night for Game Time, four for Prime Time.
I kept the stats and sometimes did play by play for North Liberty Television.

Lady Spartans take two from Clippers

Solon wins 8-4 and 8-5

OXFORD– They welcomed an old friend back in Oxford.
Jim White and his Solon Lady Spartans traveled to McAreavy Field in Oxford Wednesday, June 14, for a varsity doubleheader with the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers.

Spartans win CCA pitching duel; 2-1

Walk-off single puts Solon ahead of CCA; second game postponed to July 10

SOLON– It was a pitchers’ duel June 15 as Solon hosted Clear Creek Amana (CCA) in a varsity baseball doubleheader.
But neither of the sterling performances was awarded with a win.
Spartan freshman Cam Miller struck out six and walked two, scattering four hits and allowing a single unearned run in Solon’s 2-1 eight-inning win.
Senior Kobey Schlotman fanned nine batters while walking three, and spent almost all eight innings on the mound for the Clippers. Junior Cody Ogden suffered the loss, giving up the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth.