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Sports

Clipper boys split with Benton

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TIFFIN– Brent Henry and his Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers varsity baseball team improved to a 5-2 record early in the season after picking up a pair of wins at the BGM Tournament and splitting with Benton Community at home.
On Saturday, May 30, the Clippers faced BGM in Brooklyn in the Bears’ tournament and dispatched them, 13-6, before clipping the wings of the Springville Orioles, 13-0.

CCA baseball splits with West Delaware June 4 at home

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TIFFIN– Cappy’s Crew at Clear Creek Amana (CCA) improved to 6-3 overall in the early part of the 2015 season, and 3-3 in the WaMaC after splitting a varsity doubleheader Thursday, June 4, at home with West Delaware.
The Clippers knocked six hits and put up six runs in a 6-3 win for the opener, but fell 2-1 in the nightcap.

Hawkeye men’s basketball

Hawk Talk

By Don Lund
Sports Writer
The Iowa basketball team keeps climbing up the ladder.
Fran McCaffery’s record since he came to Iowa in 2010 is 11-20, 18-11, 25-13, 20-13 and 22-12.
The Hawks have been to the NCAA Tournament the last two years and won a first-round game for the first time since 2001.
For the second straight year, Iowa had a first team All-Big Ten pick in Aaron White.
The Hawks had a six-game winning streak in the Big Ten, the longest Big Ten winning streak since 1986-87.

Three summer sessions of Solon boys basketball camp

SOLON– Solon boys basketball is excited to offer three summer sessions of basketball camp in June and July.
Session I runs June 8-11 and costs $50; Session II also costs $50 and will be held June 22-25; while Session III runs July 20-21 at a cost of $25. Special pricing is available for more than one session.
Campers will receive individualized instruction from Solon’s coaching staff as well as from guest coaches that have played at a high level. 

Gunnells, Ham win consecutive titles for Solon track teams

DES MOINES– Solon senior Connor Ham held off all challengers Saturday, defending his state titles in the 110-meter high hurdles and the 200-meter dash at the State Co-Ed Track and Field meet at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.
The Solon boys track team scored 38 points to finish in sixth place out of 47 teams which scored points at last weekend’s Class 3A state track meet.

A champ checks out as Solon girls grab 6th at state track

DES MOINES– A state title in the shot put and points in key individual and relay events kept Solon’s girls in the mix through the 2015 Class 3A high school track and field meet May 21-23 at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.
It just wasn’t enough at the co-ed, all-division state meet which now draws about 35,000 fans a year.

Spartans take five-game streak into postseason

CENTER POINT– The Solon soccer team has finished the regular season on a winning note.
Five of them.
The varsity boys started the year 2-5, but finished on a five-game winning streak, concluding the regular season with a 7-1 win over Center Point-Urbana May 19.
The Spartans ended with a 10-8 mark overall before beginning postseason play.
At Center Point, Solon had five different players who found the back of the Stormin’ Pointers’ net. Dylan Doyle and Parker Mueller had two goals each, while Brandan Childs, Brandon Kramer and Keegan Paisley contributed one apiece.

Durr scores 12 goals in two games

Lady Spartans win five in a row leading to finale with Regina

SOLON– It’s been five wins in a row for the Solon girls heading into a matchup with second-ranked Iowa City Regina May 27.
Solon’s varsity girls, ranked No. 11 in Class 1A by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union, moved to 11-4 overall on the soccer season with wins against No. 12 Center Point-Urbana (CPU), Mid-Prairie and Benton Community last week.
Emma Moss knocked in three goals for Solon in the 4-2 home win May 19 against the CPU Stormin’ Pointers. Shae Goldsberry added the insurance score, while goal keeper Nichole Oberthien fended off 10 shots by the CPU offense.

West beats City in final-seconds thriller

Pottratz kicks winning goal

IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy remained unbeaten with a 2-1 victory over rival City High Monday, May 18, at the University of Iowa soccer field, doing it in dramatic fashion.
A scoreless first half gave way to the Little Hawk’s scoring with nine minutes remaining.

Trojans upset Hempstead on Senior Night

Iowa City West wins, 3-1

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– West High coach Brad Stiles told the crowd assembled for Senior Night recognition Friday, May 22, it had been a season full of ups and downs. Beating the top-ranked team in the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) Mississippi Division 3-1 was certainly an “up.”
The Trojans, number two-ranked in the Valley Division, pulled off the Senior Night upset after a shaky start.
The Mustangs scored eight minutes into the game and held the Trojans scoreless for the remainder of the first half.

Three seniors to lead CCA’s diamond girls

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OXFORD– Not many coaches in their first season with a program are able to take their team to the state championships. But Barb Lynn did when she took over the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity softball program last year.
It was the team’s first state appearance since 2012. The Clippers fell in the first round to rival Solon and eventually came home from Fort Dodge with the eighth-place trophy a 22-20 record overall and 10-6 in the WaMaC West Division, good for third place.

Clipper girls soccer 14-1 ahead of season finale

MOUNT VERNON– The wins keep coming for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) soccer girls, with Waterloo Columbus and Mount Vernon the latest to fall. The pair of wins boosted the Clippers to 14-1 ahead of the season finale at West Delaware on Wednesday, May 27.
Columbus visited the Clippers on Senior Night, Monday, May 18, and were sunk, 4-1.
CCA coach Matt Harding said the win completed what they are calling the “classic” WaMaC West Championship since the Sailors were in the division until two years ago. Harding noted Columbus had taken the division championship pretty consistently.