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Sports

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

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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.

Solon Archery qualifies for World Tournament

By Gary Mechtensimer,
Solon Archery Team head coach
Special to the Economist

Once again, I am so blessed and fortunate to be on a remarkable journey with the Solon Archery Team.

Spartans sweep Anamosa, drop close game to IC West

ANAMOSA– The Spartans racked up 32 runs and a doubleheader road sweep against winless Anamosa June 19.
Solon had 17 hits in a 21-9 win, and another healthy 11 hits in an 11-0 five-inning shutout.
The twin WaMaC East Division wins moved the Spartan baseball team to 15-8 on the season.
Solon had suffered a 19-0 lopsided loss, its third in a row, against Davenport Assumption June 14, before breaking the streak with a 2-1 win against Clear Creek Amana June 15.
The Spartans dropped a close 4-3 game with Iowa City West (in Iowa City) over the weekend before erupting offensively at Anamosa.

Lady Spartans split with Anamosa at Ft. Dodge tourney

ANAMOSA– Solon’s varsity softball team moved to 19-8 on the season June 19 with a doubleheader split at Anamosa.
The Lady Spartans lost 7-6 and won 11-4.
No statistics were available at press time.
Solon had picked up a pair of losses over the weekend while participating in a Fort Dodge tournament June 16-17, going 2-2 overall. The Lady Spartans downed Clear Creek Amana (CCA), 8-3, and shut out Harlan, 8-0. The losses came against No. 5 Class 4A Bishop Heelan, 5-3, and to Jesup, 8-7.

Bolts light up the J-Hawks

Liberty High freshmen win, 11-1 and 15-4, over CR Jefferson

NORTH LIBERTY– Liberty High’s freshman baseball team fried the J-Hawks of Cedar Rapids Jefferson in a doubleheader Tuesday, June 13, at Penn Meadows Park in North Liberty under sweltering heat.
The Bolts took game one, 11-1, in four innings with a two-RBI triple in the first inning from Nolan Frey.
Sam Rechkemmer doubled in the second inning, while Alec Boldt knocked a three-RBI double to make it 6-0 for Liberty. Isaac Bender and Tyler Dahm drove in runs in the third making it 9-1, while Carter Fedeler drove in the winning run in the bottom of the fourth.

Liberty High basketball camps June 26-29

NORTH LIBERTY– Sign up by Sunday, June 25 for Liberty High School’s boys’ and girls’ basketball camps.
The boys’ camp will take place June 26-29 at North Central Junior High, with ninth grade from 8:30-10 a.m., seventh through eighth grade from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and 10th-12th grade from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost is $65 and includes a T-shirt.
The girls’ camp is June 26-28 at Garner Elementary, with third through fifth grade from 9-11 a.m. and sixth through eighth grade from 12-2 p.m. Cost is $65 and includes a T-shirt.