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Sports

CCA girls shuttle hurdle relay team takes first at state

West girls distance medley second, Welch second in 100-meter hurdles

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DES MOINES– Clear Creek Amana (CCA) and Iowa City West were represented at the 2015 State Co-Ed Track and Field Meet held Thursday, May 21, through Saturday, May 23, at Drake University in Des Moines.
The CCA girls shuttle hurdle relay won the Class 3A title as Mia Smith, Corrine Schwarting, Megan Lukas and Natalie Brimeyer finished in 1:03.89 besting their second-place finish of 1:05.44 in the preliminary heats. Brimeyer was eighth in the finals of the 3A 100-meter hurdles (16.18 seconds) while Schwarting took sixth in the 3A long jump (16-04.00)

West athletes named to MVC All-Division Track teams

Five individuals, girls’ shuttle hurdle relay earn First-Team honors

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IOWA CITY– The Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) announced its selections for the 2015 All-Division Track and Field First, Second, Honorable Mention and All Academic teams on Monday, May 18.
In the Valley Division, Linn-Mar’s Nathan Hopp was the girls’ Coach of the Year while Lucy Schneeckloth of Cedar Rapids Jefferson was the Athlete of the Year. Cedar Falls’ Dirk Homewood was the boys’ Coach of the Year with Cedar Falls’ Sam Schillinger and Cedar Rapids Kennedy’s Dalles Jacobus sharing Athlete of the Year.

Hawkeye women’s basketball wrap part 2

Hawk Talk

This is the second part of a two-part look at the great season the Hawkeye women’s basketball team had this year.
Iowa finished 26-8, 14-4 in the Big Ten, which was good enough for second place.
The Hawks went to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1996 and the senior class is the winningest class since 1991 with 93 victories.
Iowa averaged 79.5 points per game, which is a program record for scoring offense for the second straight year.
Samantha Logic, Bethany Doolittle and Melissa Dixon were the highest-scoring trio in Big Ten history with 4,379 points.

Field events lead the way to state track meet

Girls win regional

MOUNT PLEASANT– A win at regional is great… but it quickly takes a back seat to ‘what happens now?’ at the 2015 State Co-ed Track & Field Meet, May 21-23 at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.

Spartans second; 13 events qualify for state track meet

By Ed Hadenfeldt
Special to the Economist
MT. PLEASANT– The Solon boy’s track team made the most of the opportunities given to them at last week’s district meet held in Mount Pleasant.
While the team finished runner-up to host Mount Pleasant, the Spartans qualified an impressive 13 events for this week’s state meet to be held at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.
Under the format used to determine state qualifiers, the top two finishers in each event move on. The final eight spots in each event are determined by ranking performances from across the state at the various district meets.

Four wins in a row heading to postseason

SOLON– Solon’s varsity soccer team won four matches in a row and jumped to a winning record just in time to peak in the postseason.
The Spartan boys defeated Washington 2-1 on the road Monday (May 18) and had a regular-season finale scheduled for Tuesday (May 19) at Center Point-Urbana.

Lady Spartans wallop West Delaware, 11-1

SOLON– Despite injuries and scheduling issues, Solon’s varsity girls soccer team is holding its own as it heads into the backstretch of the season.
The Lady Spartans moved to 8-4 on the season with a 5-1 win over Western Dubuque Monday at home. Solon also picked up wins against West Delaware and Independence, but fell to 3A opponent Cedar Rapids Prairie.

Clipper girls earn first divisional conference championship

Wins over South Tama, Williamsburg and Western Dubuque build confidence entering final matches of season

By Chris Umscheid
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TIFFIN– It was a very good week for Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity girls on the soccer field. The Clippers went 3-0, earned their first ever divisional conference title and posted some individual scoring milestones.

South Tama defeats Clipper boys May 11

Trojans 4, CCA 2

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– The Trojans of South Tama started Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) week off on a sour note Monday, May 11, with a 4-2 varsity soccer win over the Clippers in Tiffin.
South Tama scored three times in the first half, creating a tough situation for the Clippers. CCA finally went up on the scoreboard with 27:16 left in the second half after the Trojans’ keeper fumbled the ball inside the net for an own goal.

Clippers head for state track

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MOUNT PLEASANT– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers qualified six individual athletes and three relay events for the 2015 State Co-Ed Track and Field Meet based on their performances at a Class 3A District Meet Thursday, May 14, in Mount Pleasant.

IC West sends athletes to State Co-Ed Track & Field Meet

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MARION– The West High Trojans and Women of Troy track and field athletes punched their tickets to the State Co-Ed Track & Field Meet by placing first or second at a regional meet Thursday, May 14, at Linn-Mar High School in Marion.
The state meet is set to run from Thursday, May 21, through Saturday, May 24, at Drake University in Des Moines.
The following lists the event, athlete(s) and qualifying time as per the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union and the Iowa High School Athletic Association.
Girls 400-meter dash: Emilee Benedict, 1:02.09

Hawkeye women’s basketball wrap up

What a great season for the Hawkeye women.
What a fun team to watch.
Iowa finished the season 26-8, 14-4 in the Big Ten, good enough for second place.
They made it to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1996.
The senior class, Melissa Dixon, Kathryn Reynolds, Bethany Doolittle and Samantha Logic, is the program’s winningest graduating class in 21 years with 93 victories.
Melissa, Bethany and Samantha are the highest scoring trio in Big Ten history with 4,379 points.
The Hawkeyes have 53 wins in the last two seasons. That’s the best two-year run since 1988-89 (56 wins).