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Sports

Girls fifth at WaMaC golf meet

DeWITT– The Lady Spartan golfers took fifth place at the WaMaC Conference Divisional meet April 30 in DeWitt.
Anamosa took the divisional title with a cumulative score of 201, while the host Central DeWitt Sabers were a close runner-up with a 203 on their home course at the Springbrook Country Club.
Solon’s girls finished with a 223, ahead of Dyersville Beckman (227) and West Delaware (237), but behind Maquoketa (209) and Western Dubuque (215).

Lady Spartans have two get away

Two road losses moves Solon girls to 3-6 for the season

MOUNT VERNON– The Lady Spartans soccer team suffered a week of setbacks with two road losses on grass fields away from home.
Nike had a marketing campaign bearing the quote, “The road to athletic greatness is not marked by perfection, but the ability to constantly overcome adversity and failure.”
Tuesday, April 24, the Lady Spartans girls’ soccer team boarded the bus and traveled to Epworth challenging the Western Dubuque Bobcats. The Bobcats took an early lead and kept applying the pressure, dealing the Lady Spartans an 8-0 loss.

Little Hawks shock Trojans

City High sweeps West in annual doubleheader

IOWA CITY– A fierce battle and stunning moments always ensue when West High and City High meet on the University of Iowa’s soccer field, and the 2018 meeting was no different.

Leader-area athletes to 2018 Drake Relays

Liberty High sends first two Drake qualifiers

JOHNSON COUNTY– Student athletes from Clear Creek Amana, Liberty High School and Iowa City West High will compete in the 2018 Drake Relays at Drake University in Des Moines this weekend. High school competition runs from Thursday, April 26, through Saturday, April 28.
West High will send athletes in 21 events, while Clear Creek Amana qualified for three. Liberty High School, in its first year, is sending two athletes: Camille Mac and Taylor Cannon for the 3,00-meter run and 100-meter hurdles, respectively.

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Gabe Caruthers, 100-meter dash.

Creek Boys sixth at Cardinal Coed

Sexton second, O’Connor and Moore third

WELLMAN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) boys track and field team tied for seventh place with the Oskaloosa Indians Tuesday, April 17, at Mid-Prairie’s Hawk Coed Relays.
Mount Pleasant won the meet with 148 team points and the host Hawks were the runner-up team, while CCA and Oskaloosa tied for seventh with 26 points. CCA’s WaMaC rivals Williamsburg and Anamosa were fourth and fifth, respectively.

Liberty varsity girls golf

Liberty girls golf drops close one to Bears

West Branch 209, Liberty High 212

CORALVILLE– Liberty High’s varsity girls golf team is “getting better every time out,” said coach Brian Wernimont after the Lightning dropped a close match Tuesday, April 17, at Brown Deer Golf Course, to West Branch. The Bears won 209 to the Bolts’ 212. Aleah Rocha, from West Branch, won with 48, while Liberty’s Neely Maurus was the runner up with 49. Cassidy Sundine shot a career-best 51 in the match.

Women of Troy win Don Newell Relays

Ince, Malloy-Salgado, Nock, Severt and Haight win for West High

Ince, Malloy-Salgado, Nock, Severt and Haight win for West High
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OTTUMWA– The Iowa City West High varsity girls track and field team got a long-awaited taste of spring on Tuesday, April 17, as they competed in Ottumwa’s 69th annual Don Newell Relays. The Women of Troy won the meet with 144 team points, besting runner-up Benton Community by 22 points. The host Bulldogs were fourth with 67.

IC West Women take three straight

Rain delay and missing top two players didn’t hinder IC West
Rain delay and missing top two players didn’t hinder IC West North Liberty Leader DUBUQUE– Rain delayed the start of tennis matches by three-and-a-half hours Saturday, April 21, and the Iowa City West Women of Troy were short their top-two singles players, Emma and Audrey Koch, but nonetheless the team knocked off Wahlert and Hempstead to improve to 6-0 in the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC). West High defeated Wahlert, 5-4, and Hempstead, 6-3. “Without our number one and two singles players in the lineup, the Women of Troy stepped up and came out victorious against last year’s co-conf

Women of Troy take Trojans in tennis

WATERLOO– Iowa City West High’s varsity girls tennis team improved to 2-0 on the season Tuesday, April 10, with a 9-0 road win over Waterloo East.
Emma Koch, Jessica Moonjely, Vivian Mitchell, Caroline Chandler, Natalie Katz and Morgan Hawkins won their singles matches, with Moonjely and Mitchell, Audrey Koch and Chandler, and Katz and Hawkins winning in doubles play.

Lightning seventh at Lancer links

Maurus leads Liberty again

LONG GROVE– Liberty High’s varsity girls golf team finished the day seventh in team points Thursday, April 12, at North Scott’s Lancer Invitational held at the Glynn’s Creek Golf Course in Long Grove.
Dubuque Wahlert Catholic won the 12-team meet with a team total of 339, Dubuque Senior was third with 376, North Scott was sixth with 409 while the Lightning finished seventh with 421 and Davenport West rounded out the field with 522.
Neely Maurus once again led the Lightning with 96 through 18 holes.

Creek Girls tee up a win

CCA defeats Benton Community, 244-255

AMANA– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity girls’ golf team came away with a dual win versus Benton Community on Thursday, April 12, at the Amana Colonies Golf Course. The Creek Girls shot a 244 team score defeating the Bobcats’ 255.
Emily Greathouse (CCA) took medalist honors with a 55, while Benton’s Rachel Maschino took runner-up honors with a 57.
The Clippers travel to the Pin Oak Pub and Links (2266 185th Ave. in Manchester) on Monday, April 23, for a 4 p.m. dual meet with West Delaware and take on Solon and South Tama on Thursday, April 26, in Solon starting at 4 p.m.

Sabers bite Creek Boys

Central DeWitt downs CCA, 3-0

DEWITT– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity boys soccer team suffered its second loss of the season on Tuesday, April 10, to the Sabers of Central Clinton, on the road in DeWitt. The Sabers defeated the Clippers, 3-0.
Junior Blake Malli, the Creek Boys’ keeper, made nine saves through 80 minutes of play.
The Clippers travel to Center Point-Urbana on Thursday, April 19, for a 4:30 p.m. match and visit West Liberty on Monday, April 23, with a 5 p.m. start. The Creek Boys visit Marion on Tuesday, April 24, at 4:30 p.m.