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Sports

Solon football opens Aug. 29 hosting Regina

SOLON– Kevin Miller and his Solon Spartans varsity football team have their work cut out for them as the 2014 season quickly approaches.
“In my opinion, this is the toughest district in the state,” Miller said. The Spartans are in Class 3A, District 4 along with Central Clinton-DeWitt, Western Dubuque, Maquoketa, Marion, Dubuque Wahlert and Cedar Rapids Xavier. “From top to bottom there doesn’t appear to be a weak opponent. Every week we are going to prepare to play at the highest level.”

2014 Solon Varsity Football Schedule

Friday, Aug. 29 Home vs. IC Regina
Friday, Sept. 5 at Mount Vernon
Friday, Sept. 12 at CR Xavier
Friday, Sept. 19 Home vs. Marion
Friday, Sept. 26 Home vs. Washington
Friday, Oct. 3 at Central Clinton, DeWitt
Friday, Oct. 10 Home vs. Maquoketa
Friday, Oct. 17 at Western Dubuque
Friday, Oct. 24 Home vs. Dubuque Wahlert

Trojans looking for a fun (and successful) cross country season

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IOWA CITY– Brian Martz has seen a lot in 26 years of coaching, including 10 at Iowa City West. This year, however, Martz has more reasons to smile than ever.
“I’m excited for this freshman class,” he said. “This is the largest group we’ve had for several years now, and there is some talent among them.” The multitude of underclassmen join a program led by six seniors, two juniors and a sophomore.

Seniors to lead the way in CCA football

Aug. 29 is first game, at Center Point-Urbana

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TIFFIN– Last year, in his first season with the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers, Matt Hughes and his co-coach and father Ronnie Hughesintroduced a new system, changing things from the way predecessor Rodney Walls conducted business on the gridiron. While the Clippers put up some wins they ended up with a 4-5 record.
This year, Hughes expects a better outcome.

CCA 2014 Football Schedule

Friday, Aug. 29 at Center Point-Urbana
Friday, Sept. 5 Mid-Prairie, Wellman
Friday, Sept. 12 Washington
Friday, Sept. 19 at Fort Madison
Friday, Sept. 26 Keokuk
Friday, Oct. 3 at Mount Pleasant
Friday, Oct. 10 Davenport Assumption
Friday, Oct. 17 Vinton-Shellsburg
Friday, Oct. 24 at Fairfield

Eleven Trojans on MVC All-Division Teams - Raffensperger a unanimous choice

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IOWA CITY– The Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) announced its 2014 All-Division Teams for varsity baseball on Monday, July 28. Eleven players for Iowa City West earned spots on the Mississippi Division First, Second, Honorable Mention and All-Academic rosters.
Seniors Nick Gallagher and Devin Raffensperger, with junior Kevin DeLaney earned First Team honors.