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Sports

Seconds count; Kiersten Conway on to state

Lady Spartans just miss qualifying as a cross country team

SOLON– A season spent near the top of the pack has paid off for Solon freshman Kiersten Conway. She will be on the starting line Oct. 28 at the State Cross Country Meet in Fort Dodge. Conway was sixth in the Oct. 19 regional qualifying meet in Solon.

Lady Spartans fall in five sets

Solon falls to West Liberty in first round of playoffs

WEST LIBERTY– Too bad it couldn’t have gone on a little longer.
But the season for the Solon varsity volleyball team came to an end in the first round of the Class 3A District 7 playoffs Oct. 18 in West Liberty.
The Lady Spartans pushed the Comets, formerly ranked No. 13, to the limit but fell in five sets (25-15, 14-25, 25-27, 25-22, 15-10).

Solon Parks & Rec Dept.

Boys Basketball grades 3-6: Registration will start around Nov. 17, with a coaches meeting to be held on Wednesday, Dec. 13. Games are played on Saturdays in January and February, tentatively starting Jan. 20, in the Lakeview Elementary gymnasium. Registration forms will be distributed to Solon students through the school and also available on the Solon Parks and Recreation website and at City Hall.

Four named to WaMaC All-Division teams

Creek Girls survive regional quarterfinal against Grinnell

Four named to WaMaC All-Division teams
By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity volleyball team survived the quarterfinal round of Class 4A postseason play with a 3-0 (25-12, 25-16, 25-14) sweep of the visiting Tigers from Grinnell Wednesday, Oct. 18.
Shauntina Williams led the Clipper offense with a dozen kills. Karsyn Stratton produced seven kills, five came from Jane Willms and four from Hailey Pollock. Zoe Boehme made 19 assists, Cheyanne Bunch had 13 assists and Jordan Neely came up with 22 digs while Lauren Riggle recorded 11 digs.

Trojans make the Bulldogs roll over

IC West finishes regular season 9-0 with 55-7 win over Ottumwa

OTTUMWA– Iowa City West High’s Trojans rolled into Ottumwa Friday, Oct. 20, for the ninth and final week of regular season varsity football with an 8-0 record and the Class 4A District 8 championship already clinched.
The Bulldogs were merely the latest victims as they sat at the bottom of the district with a 0-4 district record and 0-8 showing for the season.
West ended up overhauling Ottumwa, 55-7, and posted its sixth undefeated regular season in school history, with the last being in 2012.

Creek XC boys are state bound after Pella meet

First back-to-back, and third overall team qualification for CCA

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PELLA– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity boys cross country squad earned some bragging rights Thursday, Oct. 19, at its Class 3A state qualifying meet at Central College, in Pella. The Creek Boys qualified four individuals and earned a second-place finish to team champion Dallas Center-Grimes.
Brandon Barker (freshman), Jack Sexton (sophomore), Cole Liebe (junior) and Nick O’Connor (sophomore) qualified with fourth-, ninth-, 12th- and 13th-place finishes, respectively.

Clippers run in WaMaC middle school XC meet

Haidyn Barker and 7th grade girls take runner-up title

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CENTER POINT– Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Middle School cross country squads competed Monday, Oct. 9, in the WaMaC Conference Middle School Championships in Center Point.
CCA’s seventh grade girls were the runner-up squad with 53 points behind champion Mount Vernon-Lisbon (33 points) and led by Haidyn Barker in a second-place performance in 13:42, just four seconds behind winner Marleigh Louvar of Independence.

Roghair and Ernst win four events for Iowa City West

Wahlert wins MVC sophomore championship swimming

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MARION– Dubuque Wahlert Catholic High School won the 2017 Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) Sophomore Championship Swimming and Diving Meet Saturday, Oct. 21, at Linn-Mar High School in Marion.
Individual winners for the Women of Troy were Aurora Roghair in the 200 and 500-yard freestyle and Lily Ernst in the 200-yard IM and 100-yard butterfly while Roghair, Ernst, Kate Netolicky and Anna Reese won the 400-yard freestyle relay.

Women of Troy swimmers drown Linn-Mar Lions

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CORALVILLE– Iowa City West High’s swimming and diving team put another dual meet win in the books Tuesday, Oct. 10, as they drowned the Linn-Mar Lions on Senior Night. The West High varsity won, 125-61, while the junior varsity prevailed, 118.5-56.5.
Individual West High varsity winners included senior Alleyna Thomas (200-yard freestyle), senior Melanie Housenga (200-yard Individual Medley, 100-yard freestyle), freshman Aurora Roghair (50-yard freestyle, 100-yard backstroke) and sophomore Lily Ernst (100-yard butterfly, 100-yard breaststroke).

Creek Girls 11th at state qualifying meet

Barker comes up just short of individual qualification

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PELLA– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity girls cross country squad posted an 11th-place team finish Thursday, Oct. 19, at a Class 3A state qualifying meet at Central College, in Pella. Pella won the girls meet with 46 points, while Dallas Center-Grimes was the runner-up with 61. North Polk was third in points with 68. All three teams qualified for the state meet on Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Lakeside Golf Course in Fort Dodge. The Creek Girls were 11th in points with 271.

Lightning flash expected in Fort Dodge

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader

SOLON– Liberty High has its first state qualifiers for Class 3A athletics.
Freshman Camille Mac and sophomore Peter Woodward will represent the new school Saturday, Oct. 28, in the Class 3A State Cross Country Meet at the Lakeview Golf Course, in Fort Dodge.
The pair, who earned their first individual wins a week earlier, finished seventh (Mac) and ninth (Woodward) Thursday, Oct. 19, in a Class 3A state qualifying meet at the Solon Recreation and Nature Area.

West High runners head for state meet

Nock and Greiner smoke the field

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader

IOWA CITY– West High’s Women of Troy will make their 23rd-consecutive State Cross Country Meet appearance Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Lakeview Golf Course in Fort Dodge after winning a Class 4A regional meet Thursday, Oct. 19, at the University of Iowa’s Ashton Cross Country Course in Iowa City. West topped the field with 29 points, and bested runner-up Cedar Falls by 35 points.