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Sports

Boys upset No. 2 Blazers

Spartans move to 8-2 Monday with soccer win over W. Delaware

DYERSVILLE– The Solon boys didn’t mind Friday the 13th one bit.
Solon’s varsity boys’ soccer team traveled to Dyersville April 13 to face the second-ranked (Class 1A) Beckman Catholic Blazers and came away with a hard-fought, 1-0 upset win.
The lone goal came in the first period of play off a long free kick by senior Nick Radcliffe which found junior Luke McInnis whose header into the net was the difference in the game.
Senior goalkeeper Eric Weetman delivered another shut out with four saves against no goals allowed.

Lady Spartans fall prey to Blazers, 3-0

Beckman Catholic serves Solon first home loss of 2018

SOLON– Mother Nature appeared to shake off all her unlucky perspiration from the seasonal temperatures on Thursday over the noticeably colder and windswept Spartan Stadium as the Trailblazers of Beckman Catholic, from Dyersville, served the Lady Spartans their first home loss of the 2018 season on Friday, April 13.
Beckman Catholic, first place in the WaMaC East, faced the Lady Spartans under windy and cool conditions as the heavens occasionally spat upon both teams.

Spartans 7th at Jesse Day Relays

Linderbaum 1st in shot put, Ira 2nd in hurdles

DAVENPORT– The Solon Spartan boys track and field team traveled to Brady Street Stadium for the Jesse Day Relays in Davenport on Thursday, April 12, and came away with a seventh-place team finish among the 11 teams participating. Bettendorf took the team champion honor with 143.25 points, followed by Pleasant Valley (113), Davenport West (108), North Scott (64.5), Clinton (62.5), Muscatine (56), Solon (53.5), Davenport Central (51), the event host Davenport North (36.25), Central DeWitt (36) and Davenport Assumption (15).

Lady Spartans hit the greens

SOLON– With the loss of four seniors from last year’s squad, a big bunch of newcomers and a winter that just won’t go away, it’s been a slow start for the Solon girls’ golf season.
The Lady Spartans launched their year by hosting Vinton-Shellsburg and West Delaware in a triangular at Lake MacBride Golf Course April 5. Solon finished second out of three teams, led by junior Reegan Helle’s 52. 

Lady Spartans fall 4-0 to Indians

Marion is Solon’s Little Big Horn

MARION– “Sometimes the magic works, sometimes it doesn’t,” or so said Old Lodge Skins in the 1970s movie, “Little Big Man,” a comical fictionalization of the lone survivor of the Battle of Little Big Horn. The Lady Spartans, third place in the WaMaC East, moved to 1-1 on the season Tuesday, April 10, following a windswept 4-0 defeat by the second-place WaMac West Marion Indians on the grass at the Marion High School soccer field, just up the hill from the high school.

Creek Girls pick up first win

CCA defeats S. Tama, 1-0

TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity girls soccer team picked up its first win of the 2018 season Friday, April 13, at home against the South Tama Trojans. The Clippers came into the match with an 0-2 record while the Trojans were 1-1.

Liberty girls tie for 5th at Clinton’s relays

Cannon and Mac win

CLINTON– Liberty High’s varsity girls track and field team tied for fifth place in team points Tuesday, April 10, in Clinton, at Clinton High School’s Relays. Dubuque Wahlert won the meet with 119 points, Clinton was eighth with 48.5, and City High finished ninth with 31.

Mustangs run wild against the Women of Troy

Dbq Hempstead shuts out West, 6-0

IOWA CITY– The Iowa City West High Women of Troy fell to an uncharacteristic 0-4 Thursday, April 12, in their first home match of the 2018 season as the Dubuque Hempstead Mustangs defeated them 6-0.
The Mustangs struck three times in the first half and scored again four minutes into the second half. A Penalty Kick (PK) made it 5-0 for Hempstead with the final goal hitting with 24 minutes remaining in the match.

Creek Girls come up short in OT

Central DeWitt defeats CCA, 5-4

TIFFIN– They put up a tough fight for over 90 minutes, but ultimately, the No.12 team in Class 2A Sabers of Central Clinton in DeWitt prevailed, 5-4, over the varsity girls of Clear Creek Amana (CCA) in only the second match of the season on Tuesday, April 10, in Tiffin.
Carsyn Gallagher scored with an assist from Amelia Pereira in the second-minute to give the Creek Girls a quick 1-0 lead. DeWitt tied shortly after, leading to a stalemate throughout almost the rest of the first half. Alexis Schau put the Clippers ahead, 2-1, late in the period, scoring with an assist from Ellen Austin.

Women of Troy win Chickasaw Coed

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NEW HAMPTON– Iowa City West High’s Women of Troy combined seven first-place and nine second-place finishes into a team championship Thursday, April 12, at the Chickasaw Coed Invitational hosted by New Hampton Community High School. West won the meet with 196.50 team points with Sumner-Fredericksburg taking the runner-up spot with 126.

Trojans take third at CR Prairie’s Hawkins Relay

Caruthers, West take first

CEDAR RAPIDS– The Iowa City West High Trojans varsity track and field team took third place in Cedar Rapids Prairie’s Hawkins Relays on Tuesday, April 10. Linn-Mar won the meet with 160 team points, followed by the host Prairie Hawks with 135.50. The Trojans had 81 points.

West earns second Winter Sportsmanship Award

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IOWA CITY– Iowa City West High won its second consecutive Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) Winter Sportsmanship Award. The traveling trophy was presented Wednesday evening, April 11, during the semi-annual administrators’ meeting at the Hotel at Kirkwood Center, in Cedar Rapids. West High won for the Mississippi Division, while Dubuque Hempstead earned the honor for the Valley Division, also for the second consecutive year.