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Sports

Anamosa wins April 21 golf dual against Lady Spartans

ANAMOSA– The Solon Lady Spartan golf team traveled to Fawn Creek in Anamosa on Friday, April 21, for a dual with Anamosa. It was a cool, windy night, but the course was in great condition. The home course advantage would help Anamosa post a 189-224 victory. Anamosa would have the top two scores with a 38 and 44. Senior Julia DeValk would be the low scorer for the Lady Spartans with a 52. Leah Woessner shot a 55, Heather Vance a 58 and Grace McCarty a 59.

Lady Spartans third at divisional golf meet May 1 in Anamosa

ANAMOSA– The Solon Lady Spartans traveled to Anamosa on Monday, May 1, for the WaMAC East Divisional Meet and finished third in the Seven-team field.
Mother nature was not going to cooperate producing a lot of rain, wind and overall just nasty weather. Host school Anamosa won the meet and Central DeWitt came in second.
Grace McCarty shot a 49 to lead the Lady Spartans. Dani Carter shot a 51, Julia DeValk and Leah Woessner shot a 54 and 57 respectively. The Lady Spartans returned to action on Friday, May 5, at the Tigerette Invite in Tipton.

Solon defeats Central DeWitt on penalty shot, 1-0

SOLON– Sophomore Luke Yetley had a point-blank shot at the goal on a penalty kick with just over 12 minutes remaining in the first half and he made it count.
Yetley’s goal provided Solon’s varsity boys’ soccer team with a 1-0 win over Central DeWitt May 4 in Solon. The win moved the Spartans to 12-5 on the season. Junior keeper Eric Weetman had seven saves in the shutout.
It was a bounce back game for Solon, which had been defeated on the road May 2 at Maquoketa, 2-1. Senior Ben Carr scored Solon’s lone goal on an assist from sophopmore Jorel Justus.

Spartans 11th at WaMaC Conference Super Meet

Linderbaum, Walker, Flansburg, Coons and Ira lead Spartans

EPWORTH– “(The) teams in the WaMaC are some of the best in the state and will make a statement at the state meet,” Coach Mark Sovers said when asked for his perspective of the Solon Spartans’ track and field team’s 11th-place finish at the WaMaC Conference Coed Super Meet held at Western Dubuque High School, in Epworth, on Thursday, May 4.

Spartans capture fourth at Ruth Ahrens Invitational track meet

 MARENGO– The Solon boys varsity track team improved their showing behind solid scoring performances from underclassmen. Tuesday, April 11, the gear was loaded on the bus and the team trekked to Iowa Valley High School in Marengo for the Ruth Ahrens Invitational, a trek that would post one of the best team performances to date.

Durr’s five goals power Lady Spartans past Maquoketa, 7-2

SOLON– Five goals from senior Josie Durr sealed Maquoketa’s fate in Solon May 2 during a girls’ varsity soccer match.
The Lady Spartans took a 7-2 victory over the Cardinals in a WaMaC Conference East Division matchup.
All of Durr’s goals came in the first half.
Junior Megan Tucker gave Solon a 6-1 lead after finding the back of the net with nine seconds remaining in the first period. Sophomore Taylor Ryan added a goal in the second period. Tucker was credited with an assist, while keeper Brianna Smith recorded five saves.

Lady Spartans best Regina on home golf course

SOLON– The Solon Lady Spartans hosted the Regina Lady Regals on Monday night, April 24, at Lake MacBride Golf Course. The course was playing really tough with slick greens and tough pin placements, but the girls didn’t let the course get the best of them. All four of Solon’s seniors would contribute to the team score with Dani Carter’s 50 leading the team. She was followed by Grace McCarty (51), Julia DeValk (57), and Katie Feldkamp’s 60 for a team total of 218. Regina was led by Grace Sharpless’ 53 and scored a 231 as a team.

Liberty High Volleyball camps to be held in July and August

NORTH LIBERTY– Sign up now for Liberty High School volleyball camps, to be held in July and August.
The first camp, July 11-13, is for incoming grades sixth through eighth, while the second camp, Aug. 1-3, is for incoming high school students.
The $65 cost includes a T-shirt, but knee pads, shorts and volleyball or tennis shoes are recommended for the camps, which will take place at Liberty High School from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

West High’s Dolson moves to Liberty High

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– Liberty High School’s academic and athletic coaching staffs continue to grow ahead of the doors opening in August for the first school year. Principal Scott Kibby announced on Monday, April 10, that West High varsity volleyball coach Randy Dolson had joined his staff as both a special education teacher and as the varsity volleyball coach.

Women of Troy top City High on UI courts

Abby Jans honored on senior night for West High girls’ tennis

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– Senior night for Iowa City West High’s Abby Jans was made all the sweeter as the Women of Troy defeated their crosstown rivals, the Little Hawks of City High, 6-3, on Tuesday, May 2, at the University of Iowa’s tennis courts.
West Coach Amie Villarini noted it was the first win for West High against City since the first round of state competition in 2013. The win also boosted West’s record to 11-1 overall.

Clipper boys fourth, girls sixth at WaMaC West golf tournament

McCarty leads CCA with 37 points

TAMA– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity boys’ golf team placed fourth in the eight-team field of the WaMaC West Tuesday, May 2, in the divisional golf tournament held in Tama.
Benton Community won the tourney with a total of 159, followed by Williamsburg (160), Independence (177), the Creek Boys (180), Center Point-Urbana (181), Vinton-Shellsburg (185), Marion (189) and South Tama (200).
Brandon McCarty led the Clippers with 37 and was the medalist runner-up behind Williamsburg’s Isaac Knock, who shot a 36.

Stu Ordman and Jamie (Printy) Brandt to lead the Lightning basketball program

North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– Liberty High School Principal Scott Kibby has announced two more additions to his coaching staff with the hiring of Jamie Brandt and Stu Ordman to head up the varsity girls and boys basketball programs, respectively.