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Sports

5th Annual Spartan Dash Saturday April 23,

Lakeview PTO hosts race at Solon Rec. and Nature Area

SOLON– The Lakeview Elementary PTO will host its Fifth Annual Spartan Dash on Saturday, April 23, rain or shine. The Spartan Dash is a fun and crazy fitness event serving as the Lakeview PTO’s largest fundraiser of the year. Interested individuals should sign up to participate in the event with a “family team.”

Spartans Third in Jesse Day Relays

DAVENPORT– On April 14, the Spartans grabbed third, for the second time in a week, at the Jesse Day Co-ed Relays, at the Brady Street Stadium, against 11 other teams.
The Solon boys’ track team put together a strong show in a talented field with champion efforts from Streeter McIlravy and Nate Christensen in the high jump and the 200-meter dash, respectively. Christensen added to his podium streak with a second in the 100-meter dash and a third as part of the 4x100-meter relay with Bo Black, Matt Roeder and Brandan Childs.

Three in a row for Solon boys

Spartans move to 8-2 with home wins over Raiders, Bobcats

SOLON– Since dropping two matches at a tournament in Hudson April 9, Solon’s boys varsity soccer team has rattled off three home wins in a row and upped its record to 8-2 on the season.
The Spartans held off Anamosa, 3-2, to hand the Raiders their first loss of the season Friday, April 15, and beat Western Dubuque, 2-1, on Monday, April 18. The loss was Western Dubuque’s fourth consecutive.
Anamosa came into Friday evening’s match having outscored opponents by a combined 27-1, but the Spartans jumped out to an early lead and the defense fended off a late flurry to preserve the win.

Durr scores in overtime to defeat Williamsburg

Solon girls move to 3-2 with two wins in a row

WILLIAMSBURG– Solon’s girls are back on the winning track.
The Lady Spartan varsity soccer team improved to 3-2 on the season with a 3-2 overtime victory over Williamsburg Monday, April 18.
According to Solon head coach John Tucker, the Lady Spartans controlled the play most of the game, with 25 shots on goal to less than 10 for Williamsburg.
“Williamsburg put up a good fight, but Josie (Durr) was able to find the back of the net in just the first few minutes of overtime on a pass from Megan Tucker to win the game,” Tucker reported.

Spartans third at Ruth Ahrens Track Invitational

Christensen, Ira, 4x800 relay collect first-place finishes

MARENGO– Iowa Valley High School hosted the Ruth Ahrens Boys Track Invitational on Tuesday, April 12, and the Spartans grabbed third in team scoring with a bit of a change in the cast.
The Spartans collected 10 team points apiece as Nate Christensen and Luke Ira took first place in the 200-meter dash and the 110-meter hurdles and Jake Schaeckenbach, Ben Krutzfeldt, Adam Smith and Graeson Dall took first in the 4x800-meter relay.

Balance helps Solon girls to 5th place

Misel 2nd in discus, shot put; Solon places in all 7 relays

DAVENPORT– In their annual battle against the big schools, Solon’s girls had scoring from all seven relays on the track and another great showing from the field to finish fifth in the Jesse Day Relays April 14 at the Brady Street Stadium in Davenport.

Solon girls notch first win of the season at Western Dubuque

PEOSTA– The Solon Girls Golf team traveled to Thunder Hills Golf Club in Peosta on Monday, April 11. The conditions were not ideal for golf, but the girls toughed out their first win of the season. The Lady Spartans outlasted the Bobcats, 211­-215. Western Dubuque’s Quinn Herbst was the medalist, shooting a 44. Scoring for the Lady Spartans were:Dani Carter (49), Grace McCarty (51), Jenna Roskopf (55), and Reegan Helle (56).

West High splits with Cougars on the soccer pitch

CR Kennedy girls win 2-0 but Trojan boys take 5-0 victory

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– The West High varsity soccer teams hosted a doubleheader Thursday, April 14, as the Cedar Rapids Kennedy Cougars visited the Trojans’ pitch.

Women of Troy win CR track meet

Nock, Welch, Skopec, Dusterhoft, Haight bring home victories

North Liberty Leader
CEDAR RAPIDS– The West High Women of Troy won the 2016 Draxton-Stiers/Wilkinson Co-Ed Invitational Meet held at Kingston Stadium in Cedar Rapids Saturday, April 16.
West topped the seven-team field with 163 points, followed by Cedar Falls (113), Cedar Rapids Jefferson (88), Cedar Rapids Kennedy (66), Cedar Rapids Xavier (57), Cedar Rapids Prairie (51) and Dubuque Hempstead (50).

Clippers sweep W. Delaware on home turf

CCA girls wins 7-0 and boys 5-0 in soccer doubleheader

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity soccer teams swept the visiting Hawks of West Delaware in a girls-boys doubleheader Tuesday, April 12, on the home turf.
Matt Harding’s girls improved to 4-0 with the 7-0 shelling of the Hawks in the opener, while Tim Benson’s boys upped their record to 2-1 with a 5-0 win in the nightcap.

Register now for North Liberty summer rec programs

NORTH LIBERTY– The guide to the North Liberty Recreation Department’s summer programming is now available online. New this summer for youth: a disc golf league and indoor youth hockey. For adults: drop-in dodgeball and an Iowa River kayak trip. Also new: Knight Riders, a summer of community service and bike riding, and music lessons (for any age).
The guide also includes details on the Just Tri youth triathlon, community garden plots and free fishing weekend with Take a Kid Outdoors. Download the guide on the City of North Liberty website, http://northlibertyiowa.org

West High boys eighth at Wilkinson Relays in CR

Doorn fourth in JV 3,200 run, JV 4x400 third

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CEDAR RAPIDS– Elements of the West High Trojan track and field team placed eighth in team points Monday, April 11, at the 30th annual Wilkinson Relays hosted by Cedar Rapids Washington at Kingston Stadium.