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Sports

Black (and gold) Friday Iowa 38 - Nebraska 17

Halk Talk

By Don Lund
Sports Writer

Back in August, I wrote a preview of the Hawkeye football team and predicted if Iowa would be favored or underdogs in every football game.
That means whoever I picked as favorites, I thought that team would win.
I looked back at my predictions and I was wrong on seven of my picks.
The last line of my story was, “if things fall right, 8-4 is possible, if not… you tell me?”
I’ve been told that even a blind dog finds an acorn.
The Hawkeyes played the Cornhuskers last Friday at Lincoln for the Heroes game, and boy did Iowa have a lot of heroes.

Winning weekend

By Don Lund
Sports Writer

The Hawkeyes picked up a lot of wins over the weekend, highlighted by the football team beating Nebraska.
The Hawkeye women’s basketball team won three games, the Hawkeye wrestlers beat the Cyclones and the men’s basketball team went 2-1.

men’s basketball

I’ll start with the men’s basketball team which had a comeback like the Hawkeye football team did against Michigan on Nov. 23.
Iowa trailed by as much as 15 points to Xavier last Thursday in the Bahamas, but came back and won it in overtime, 77-74.

Lady Spartans drop opener

DeWITT– The Lady Spartans were cold and the Sabers were hot.
Solon’s girls’ basketball team dropped to 0-1 on the young season with a loss on the road at Central DeWitt, 58-39.
“We missed our first 12 shots and dug quite a hole,” said Solon head coach Tony Nicol.
Central DeWitt jumped out to a 17-6 first quarter lead and had doubled up the Lady Spartans 35-16 at the half. The third and fourth quarters were even with each team putting up 23 points.

Solon resident named to William Jewell College Athletic Hall of Fame

KANSAS CITY, Mo.– David Reid of Solon, a 1983 graduate of William Jewell College, was named to the college’s Athletic Hall of Fame during homecoming ceremonies in late September. Reid was recognized for his contributions to the baseball team, and was named First Team All-Conference, First Team All-District and First Team NAIA All-American during his time at Jewell. He helped lead the 1983 baseball team to win conference, district and area IV titles, and completed the year with a batting average under .500.

Spartans named to 3A District 6 all-district teams

SOLON– A host of Spartans were recently named to the Class 3A District 6 all-district football teams.
First team honorees included Danny Whitmore, Dalton Ferguson, Jordan Wymer, Jacob Black, Connor Wiseman, Nathan Hawkins, Brandon Kramer and Logan Linderbaum.
Nate Kennedy, Matt Quinn, Eli DeWitt and Connor Ham were named to the all District 6 second team.
Spencer Schaefer, Nathan Hawkins, Evan Burrowes, Jacob Black, Jordan Wymer, Jacob Gibbs, Nathan Kennedy, Cam Adams, Josh Bender, Lance Evans, Matt Quinn, Matt Ashton and Michael Kline received All-Academic honors for the district.

COMEBACK CITY

Hawk Talk

By Don Lund
Sports Writer

I sometimes have to choose from a couple of headlines to start the story.
For Saturday’s 24-21 win over Michigan, I thought either “OH MY-MY” or “COMEBACK CITY.”
I asked one of my homeboys, Tad, who is from Sioux City and was at his first Hawkeye game, to pick one and he went with the “COMEBACK CITY.”
Good call, Tad.
I’m not sure why, but when the score was 21-7 at half Saturday at frigid Kinnick Stadium, I had a flashback to 1997, when Tim Dwight and Tavian Banks were seniors for the Hawks.