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Sports

Clipper girls seventh at Panther Relays

Brimeyer, Schwarting and shuttle hurdle earn victories

North Liberty Leader
MOUNT PLEASANT– Mount Pleasant’s Panther girls won their home meet by one-half point over Williamsburg on Tuesday, April 21. Clear Creek Amana’s Clippers finished seventh in the meet that saw Cedar Rapids Prairie, Cedar Rapids Jefferson, Washington, Fort Madison and Keokuk in competition.
Natalie Brimeyer won the 100-meter hurdles while Corrine Schwarting won in the long jump. Brimeyer and Schwarting teamed up with Mia Smith and Megan Lukas for the shuttle hurdle relay, with the foursome winning in 1:07.28 ahead of a Drake Relays appearance.

CCA girls make it 6-0

North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity girls soccer team upped its record to 6-0 with wins against Marion and West Liberty ahead of a five-game series on the road.
Hannah Bormann earned a hat trick (three goals) in action Tuesday, April 21, at home against the Marion Indians to lead the Clippers to a 5-0 win against 30-40 mph wind gusts blowing across the field. Kaitlin Riggle scored one goal and the Indians shot themselves in the foot when they turned their own pass into an own goal.

Clipper girls fourth at Washington Invitational

Schwarting, shuttle hurdle team finish first

WASHINGTON– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) Corrine Schwarting won both the 100-meter hurdles and long jump on Thursday, April 23, at the 41st annual Washington Girls’ Invitational Track Meet. Schwarting also ran lead for the winning 4x100-meter shuttle hurdle relay, followed by Riley Hennes, Megan Lukas and Nicole Cullen.
The Clippers placed fourth overall in team points, 91, while Benton Community won the meet with 154. Washington, Mount Pleasant, the Clippers and Iowa City’s City High rounded out the field.
The Clippers will host the Pacha Relays on Thursday, April 30, with a 5 p.m. start.

Linebackers look solid

Hawk Talk

This is the fourth part of spring football for the Iowa Hawkeyes
This week I’ll look at the linebackers, defensive backs and special teams.
Iowa loses Quinton Alston, who played as a true freshman but didn’t start until he was a senior.
Last season, Quinton was second on the team with tackles and started every game at middle linebacker. He was named second team All-Big Ten by the coaches and was permanent team captain.
He was a great leader on and off the field and won the Coaches Appreciation Award on defense.

Lakeview PTO hosts 4th annual Spartan Dash Saturday, April 25

SOLON– The Lakeview Elementary PTO will be hosting its 4th annual Spartan Dash on Saturday, April 25, rain or shine. The Spartan Dash is a fun and crazy fitness event that will serve as the Lakeview PTO’s largest fundraiser of the year.
Interested individuals should sign up to participate in the event with a “family team.” Family teams will walk, skip or run through obstacles set up along the one-mile trail in the Solon Nature and Recreation Area. Obstacles will be suitable for both children and adults and are guaranteed to generate laughter.

9 Lady Spartans to Drake Relays

DES MOINES– Twas a time, when a couple qualifiers for the Drake Relays were a big deal for Solon and many schools. Billed as ‘America’s Amateur Athletic Classic,’ the Relays (through this weekend in Des Moines) have been a showcase for college and world-class athletes, as well as the best of Iowa’s high schools for a century.

Solon boys third at Marengo, fourth at Jesse Day Relays

DAVENPORT– Solon’s boys notched two solid track and field performances last week, taking third place at the Ruth Ahrens Invitational in Marengo and fourth place at the mixed-school Jesse Day Co-Ed Relays in Davenport.
Tuesday, April 21, the Spartans will host the Denny Gruber Relays, named in honor of longtime head boys track coach and teacher Denny Gruber. On Friday and Saturday, several members of the team (yet to be determined) will participate at the prestigious Drake Relays in Des Moines. WaMaC, district, and state meets will be held in mid-May.

Clipper girls undefeated

CCA wins against Washington and CPU

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– It was a successful week for Matt Harding and his Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity girls soccer team as they pounded Washington, 11-1, on the road and survived a scare from Center Point-Urbana (CPU), 2-0, at home.
Hannah Bormann and Megan Hall pulled off hat tricks against the Demons of Washington on Monday, April 13, with three goals each and were supported by Morgan Carew (two goals), Carolina Herrera, Hannah Pfister and Kaitlin Riggle.

CCA boys down the West Delaware Hawks

4-0 home win for CCA

TIFFIN– It wasn’t an edge-of-your-seat thriller of a soccer match as there wasn’t much drama on Tuesday, April 14, when the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clipper boys varsity soccer team defeated the visiting Hawks of West Delaware 4-0. That was just fine with head coach Tim Benson.
“We’re OK with that. There was plenty of drama the last two games (first two of the season) with an overtime win, and Solon was knocking on the door the whole second half,” Benson said.
In both matches the opponent scored first, forcing the Clippers to come from behind for the win.

West track in action at City’s Forwald Relays

Girls third overall, boys finish seventh

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IOWA CITY– West High’s track and field teams competed in City High’s 43rd annual Forwald Relays on Thursday, April 16, with the girls placing third in overall team points and the boys finishing seventh.
Jacob Sanderson, Wali Parks, Xavier Koch and Derek Nugent scored the Trojans’ only win of the meet, taking the 1,600-meter sprint medley relay in 3:35.50. Second place finishes went to the boys 4x100 relay of Sanderson, Koch, Matthew Huff and Parks; and the 4x200 relay of Koch, Sanderson, Huff and Parks.

Clipper boys fourth at Bobcat Co-Ed

VAN HORNE— Once again the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) throwers emerged from the shot put and discus cages and came together on the track to win the throwers 4x100-meter relay at the Bobcat Co-Ed Invitational on Friday, April 17.
Robby Swails, Jacoby Reighard, Cole White and Grant Riggan topped the field in 49.91 seconds while the Clippers were the fourth-place team in overall points.
Vinton-Shellsburg won the meet with 142 points followed by Williamsburg, Mount Vernon and the Clippers (80 points).

CCA girls eighth at Tigerrette Relays

TIPTON– The Clippers track and field team of Clear Creek Amana (CCA) finished eighth in team points at the Tipton Tigerrette Relays on Thursday, April 16.
Mount Pleasant won the meet with 107.20 points followed by Mount Vernon, Northeast, Monticello, Keokuk, Regina, Tipton and CCA (27 points). Springville, North Cedar, Mid-Prairie, Durant, Camanche, Easton Valley and Lisbon rounded out the field.