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Sports

Lady Spartans defeat Vinton-Shellsburg at Linn-Mar volleyball tournament

MARION– The Solon varsity volleyball squad went 1-3 against some tough competition at the Linn-Mar Volleyball Tournament Sept. 10 in Marion.
The Lady Spartans defeated unranked Vinton-Shellsburg, 2-0, but dropped three matches to ranked opponents.
Solon was defeated during the tourney by host Linn-Mar (No. 7, 5A), Pleasant Valley (No. 14, 5A) and Sumner-Fredericksburg (No. 2, 2A). Sumner-Fredericksburg won the tournament by defeating Linn-Mar, 2-0, in the title match.

Solon Varisty Dance Team collecting coupons for troops

SOLON– The Solon Varsity Dance Team is collecting manufacturer’s coupons for troops overseas. In the past eight years with the community’s help, the team has sent more than $38,000 in manufacturer’s coupons. The first packet went to a naval base in Japan with almost $1,450 value in coupons to be used at the base’s commissary/grocery store. For those wishing to donate, coupons may be dropped off to Marjorie Lane at the high school, or call 319-624-3401, ext. 1116, or email mlane@solon.k12.ia.us to schedule a pick up.

Five-and-0

Clippers earn historic win 26-0 over CP-U

TIFFIN– To borrow from the late musical artist known as Prince, the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers likely partied like it was 1999 in the wake of their 26-0 win Friday, Sept. 23 over Center Point-Urbana. The year 1999 was the last time the Creek Boys had a 5-0 record, which is where they and West Delaware stand in Class 3A District 4.
The win was doubly sweet for the Clippers coming on their Homecoming night with quarterback Ashton Carpenter presented as the King with Be DeShaw as his Queen.

“O-Bolts” 3-2 with win over Indians

Liberty defeats Marion, 36-22

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MARION– The Original Bolts freshman football team, representing Liberty High, improved to a 3-2 record in their inaugural season with a 36-22 win at Marion Monday, Sept. 19.
“The offensive line collectively played their best game to date,” Bolts’ coach Jeff Gordon said, noting the crew dominated the line of scrimmage for large portions of the game. “Max Lenane, Sam Nicklaus, Scott Dall, Alec Boldt, Evan Scwarzendruber, Ryan Nugent, Harrison Voight and Andres Estrada all stood out along the Bolt offensive line.”

Iowa City West laps rival swim team City High, 111-75

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IOWA CITY– West High’s Women of Troy swimmers dunked cross-town rivals City High, 111-75, Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the Coralville Recreation Center.
Lily Ernst won both the 200-yard individual medley and the 100-yard butterfly for West in 2:17.80 and 1:01.60, while Alleyna Thomas took the 100-yard freestyle in 56.75 seconds and Melanie Housenga won the 500-yard freestyle in 5:26.83.

Liberty Lady Lightning 4th at midpoint of inaugural season

Linn-Mar Red undefeated, City High winless

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IOWA CITY– The Liberty High School “Lady Lightning” freshmen volleyball team was fourth in the CRANDIC standings Tuesday, Sept. 20 (the midpoint for the season), according to statistics provided by Iowa City High Athletic Director Terry Coleman.
The Lightning sit at 7-2 behind 10-0 Linn-Mar Red, 8-2 Linn-Mar Black and 8-3 Cedar Rapids Prairie Black. Iowa City West High’s freshmen had a 5-4 record with City High’s White and Red squads searching for their first win at 0-10 and 0-11, respectively.

Creek Girls bit by the Pointers

CP-U sinks CCA, 3-0

TIFFIN– The Stormin’ Pointers of Center Point-Urbana (CP-U) swept the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers, 3-0, in varsity volleyball Tuesday, Sept. 20, in Tiffin. The Pointers took the first set, 25-20, with the Creek Girls narrowing the gap to one point (19-18) although trailing throughout. CP-U won the second set, 25-21, in a game where the Clippers tied the Pointers 7-7, 15-15, 18-18 and 20-20 but never led. CP-U took the match with a 25-13 third-set win.

OH NO! NDSU takes down Iowa, 23-21

Hawk Talk

All week long the media, the Hawkeye players and coaches said North Dakota State University (NDSU) reminded them of a Big Ten team.
The Bison have won five straight FCS championships and boy, did they look like a Big Ten team last Saturday at Kinnick Stadium.
They were physical, pounded the ball on the ground, had a quarterback that could make plays with his feet and shut down Iowa’s running attack.
Did I think the Bison would win?

Pack taking shape as cross country hits midseason

Girls fourth, boys ninth at Solon invite

SOLON– Packs can be good in cross country. “It’s a sport where you are out there, running by yourself for 20-some minutes. You want to get up with someone you know; to push each other… to keep going. Then, it’s all about the team,” explained Solon Head Coach Emy Williams.

Spartans rally past Demons

Solon overcomes 15-0 deficit for victory over Washington

WASHINGTON– As is custom in Washington at Case Field, local Legion members began to raise the flag to the rat-a-tat of a snare drum roll and the band joined in with the National Anthem. The Washington Demons recognized service men Friday, Sept. 16, during the Class 3A District 5 game against the Solon Spartans, as uniformed members of the military and local firemen and law enforcement were invited by the Demons to join them on the field for the anthem. The back of the Demons’ uniforms bore the words pride, valor, respect and honor in camouflage trim.

No. 3 West Delaware sweeps Lady Spartans

SOLON– The varsity volleyball Lady Spartans were overpowered in straight sets by West Delaware Sept. 13 in Solon.
West Delaware, currently ranked No. 3 in Class 3A by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union, defeated Solon 25-11, 25-14 and 25-22.
The Lady Spartans jumped out to a 3-1 lead in the first set, but West Delaware broke open a 7-7 tie and took control, pushing the lead to six points at 15-9, and then using an eight-point run to close it out.

Dubuque Wahlert wins, 3-0, over Iowa City West

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy were swept, 3-0, Tuesday, Sept. 13, at home by the Golden Eagles of Dubuque Wahlert in varsity volleyball action. West dropped the first set, 14-25, and though they narrowed the gap in the second and third sets, Wahlert prevailed, 25-19 and 25-21.
Emma Norris led the West offense with a dozen kills, Maddie Fay made 28 assists and Madi Ford had 22 digs. Defensively, Emily Halverson and Fay posted one block assist each.
Mackenzie May led the Golden Eagles with 21 kills.