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Sports

Penalty kicks give Dubuque Senior the win over IC West

Rams turn gloom to doom for Trojans

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– Heavy, foreboding clouds and a cool wind cast an ominous and gloomy atmosphere over the pitch at West High Friday, May 8, as the Dubuque Senior Rams visited the West High Trojans. The gloom turned to doom for West as a 1-1 tie was decided with Penalty Kicks (PK’s) at a 4-2 advantage for the Rams.

Regals sink Clippers’ perfect record

IC Regina wins 2-1 over CCA

IOWA CITY– The streak is over.
Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) Clippers girls varsity soccer team had gone eight games without a loss. The Regals of Iowa City Regina ended that streak with a 2-1 win over CCA in Iowa City on Tuesday May 5.
It was a contest between the No. 2 (Regina) and No. 4 (CCA) teams in Class 1A as ranked by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union on Friday, May 1.

Girls’ shuttle hurdle, Drew Wagner win at WaMaC meet

Clipper girls ninth, boys 13th in conference super meet

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MAQUOKETA– The winning ways continued for Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) girls shuttle hurdle relay team at the WaMaC Conference Super Meet Thursday, May 7, at Maquoketa.
Mia Smith, Corrine Schwarting, Megan Lukas and Natalie Brimeyer put yet another win in the books as they completed the event in 1:05.51, a full second ahead of second-place West Delaware.
Overall, the Clipper girls were ninth in team points with 35, while Solon won the meet with 123.

Women of Troy take second at Prairie Relays

Gretter, Young, Dusterhoft, Willis and shuttle hurdle relay post second-place finishes

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CEDAR RAPIDS– A quintet of second-place finishes helped propel the West High Women of Troy to a second-place team finish in the 2015 Cedar Rapids Prairie Girls Relays Monday, May 4, at Kingston Stadium. The host Prairie Hawks won the meet with 139 points followed by West with 84. Davenport West, Cedar Rapids Washington, Cedar Rapids Xavier, Waterloo West and North Scott rounded out the field.

Filling the gap

SolonFC tries to bridge between elementary and high school soccer

SOLON– Are you ready for some fútbol?
For more than 50 Solon kids and their families, the answer is a resounding “Yes!”
This is the second year for the SolonFC, a youth soccer club initiated by a few Solon parents who saw a gap in the action for kids who love soccer. While Solon’s Recreation Department runs spring and fall soccer leagues for children in preschool through grade six and Solon High School’s soccer teams pick up new freshmen each year, there were no local soccer opportunities for players in seventh or eighth grade.

Lady Spartans double up

Solon girls win home meet by 100-point margin

SOLON– Loading up with firsts in seven of the 19 events and with double-places in nine of 12 individual events, the Solon’s Lady Spartans more than doubled runner-up Vinton-Shellsburg’s score in the 2015 Denny Gruber Relays on April 21 in Solon.
With 213 points, Solon outran Vinton-Shellsburg (93 points) and the rest of the field; Mount Vernon (84), Marion (75), North Cedar (65), Iowa City Regina (63), Davenport Assumption (41) and Dyersville Beckman (36).

Spartans snag win at Denny Gruber Relays

SOLON– The Solon boys track team was crowned team champion this past week at the Denny Gruber Relays meet held in Solon.
Team scores were: Solon (134), Vinton (124), Mount Vernon (114), North Cedar (70), Regina (67), CCA (65), Beckman (60), and Assumption (41).
The team used depth and balance in the field and running events to capture the trophy.
Place winners included:
High jump: Matt Roeder, first, 5-10.
Long jump: Zach Nunemaker, first, 21-2 3/4; Halston Durr: second, 21-2 1/4.
Shot put: Kolby Melsha, fifth, 44-1/4.

Boys third at CCA, fourth at Maquoketa Valley

TIFFIN– The Solon boy’s track team competed in two meets this past week in preparation for the all-important and upcoming WaMaC and district meets to be held in the days ahead.
The Spartans placed third overall at Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) Pacha Relays in Tiffin Thursday, April 30, and were fourth at a Maquoketa Valley meet Monday, April 27.
The Mount Vernon Mustangs won the team title with a 123 points, while Regina (110) and Solon battled for second and third place.

Boys toughen against ranked opponents

SOLON– Solon head coach Jeremy McMurrin knew it was going to be a tough week with three ranked opponents on the schedule.
The Spartan soccer team came away without a win but McMurrin was happy with the improvement he saw on the field.
“Minus a few people that have played club, we are just a bunch of athletes playing the game,” McMurrin said. “We have slowly started to improve our skills and knowledge of the game.”
Solon had won three in a row heading into the match-ups against ranked opponents, all on the road, including a 2-0 victory over Maquoketa April 28.

Solon girls fall in shoot-out to unbeaten Central DeWitt

DeWITT– It came down to penalty kicks for the Solon Lady Spartans and the Central DeWitt Sabers Friday, May 1.
And Central DeWitt was just one shot better.
On the wrong end of a 3-2 penalty-kick ending, Solon’s girls fell to undefeated Central DeWitt 1-0 in DeWitt.
“The DeWitt game was a fairly evenly matched game,” said head coach John Tucker. “Neither team was able to get the ball in the net during regulation, but we certainly had our opportunities. We played well, and fought hard.”
The loss dropped the Lady Spartans to 4-2 on the season, with a string of three road games this week.

CCA girls fourth, boys sixth in home meet April 30

TIFFIN– The Solon Lady Spartans and Mount Vernon Mustangs took the top honors at Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) Pacha Relays in Tiffin Thursday, April 30. Solon led the eight-team field with 183 total team points followed by Mount Vernon, Williamsburg, the host Clippers (88 team points), Davenport Assumption, Tipton, Iowa City Regina and Durant. The Mustangs led the 10-team boys field with 123 points followed by Regina, Solon, Williamsburg, Monticello, CCA, Tipton, Assumption, Durant and Wilton.

Five wins for Women of Troy in home meet

Moore, Willis, Haight, Dusterhoft and shuttle hurdle reign

North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– West High’s Women of Troy put five wins in the book at their home meet Thursday, April 30. Olivia Moore won the 3,000-meter run in 10:58.07; Alex Willis took the high jump with a 5-2 leap; Chandler Haight took the shot put with a 35-10 throw; Leah Dusterhoft flung the discus 125-7 for the win; and Ally Bauer, Haley Roudabush, Kia Noibi and Grace Young teamed for the 4x100-meter shuttle hurdle relay win in 1:10.03.