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Sports

Solon boys third at Marengo, fourth at Jesse Day Relays

DAVENPORT– Solon’s boys notched two solid track and field performances last week, taking third place at the Ruth Ahrens Invitational in Marengo and fourth place at the mixed-school Jesse Day Co-Ed Relays in Davenport.
Tuesday, April 21, the Spartans will host the Denny Gruber Relays, named in honor of longtime head boys track coach and teacher Denny Gruber. On Friday and Saturday, several members of the team (yet to be determined) will participate at the prestigious Drake Relays in Des Moines. WaMaC, district, and state meets will be held in mid-May.

Clipper girls undefeated

CCA wins against Washington and CPU

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– It was a successful week for Matt Harding and his Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity girls soccer team as they pounded Washington, 11-1, on the road and survived a scare from Center Point-Urbana (CPU), 2-0, at home.
Hannah Bormann and Megan Hall pulled off hat tricks against the Demons of Washington on Monday, April 13, with three goals each and were supported by Morgan Carew (two goals), Carolina Herrera, Hannah Pfister and Kaitlin Riggle.

CCA boys down the West Delaware Hawks

4-0 home win for CCA

TIFFIN– It wasn’t an edge-of-your-seat thriller of a soccer match as there wasn’t much drama on Tuesday, April 14, when the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clipper boys varsity soccer team defeated the visiting Hawks of West Delaware 4-0. That was just fine with head coach Tim Benson.
“We’re OK with that. There was plenty of drama the last two games (first two of the season) with an overtime win, and Solon was knocking on the door the whole second half,” Benson said.
In both matches the opponent scored first, forcing the Clippers to come from behind for the win.

West track in action at City’s Forwald Relays

Girls third overall, boys finish seventh

North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– West High’s track and field teams competed in City High’s 43rd annual Forwald Relays on Thursday, April 16, with the girls placing third in overall team points and the boys finishing seventh.
Jacob Sanderson, Wali Parks, Xavier Koch and Derek Nugent scored the Trojans’ only win of the meet, taking the 1,600-meter sprint medley relay in 3:35.50. Second place finishes went to the boys 4x100 relay of Sanderson, Koch, Matthew Huff and Parks; and the 4x200 relay of Koch, Sanderson, Huff and Parks.

Clipper boys fourth at Bobcat Co-Ed

VAN HORNE— Once again the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) throwers emerged from the shot put and discus cages and came together on the track to win the throwers 4x100-meter relay at the Bobcat Co-Ed Invitational on Friday, April 17.
Robby Swails, Jacoby Reighard, Cole White and Grant Riggan topped the field in 49.91 seconds while the Clippers were the fourth-place team in overall points.
Vinton-Shellsburg won the meet with 142 points followed by Williamsburg, Mount Vernon and the Clippers (80 points).

CCA girls eighth at Tigerrette Relays

TIPTON– The Clippers track and field team of Clear Creek Amana (CCA) finished eighth in team points at the Tipton Tigerrette Relays on Thursday, April 16.
Mount Pleasant won the meet with 107.20 points followed by Mount Vernon, Northeast, Monticello, Keokuk, Regina, Tipton and CCA (27 points). Springville, North Cedar, Mid-Prairie, Durant, Camanche, Easton Valley and Lisbon rounded out the field.

Six Clippers to compete this week at Drake Relays

DES MOINES– The 106th Drake Relays are being held Wednesday, April 22, through Sunday, April 26, at Drake University in Des Moines. High school competition starts Thursday afternoon and continues on Friday and Saturday.

Spring Football Part 3

Hawk Talk

This is the third part of spring football.

The last couple of weeks I talked about all of the offensive positions except the quarterback. Jake Rudock is going to transfer to Michigan which leaves Iowa with C.J. Beathard.

Blake Williams returns to Solon HS wrestling

SOLON– The Solon Community School District has announced the hiring of Blake Williams as head wrestling coach, pending school board approval.
“Having Blake back in our District is tremendous,” Solon Activities Director Keith McSweeney, stated. “Blake is an amazing educator and decorated coach and we couldn’t be more pleased that he will (again) be leading our wrestling program.”

Girls run away with Creek title

Gunnells adds to her record for shot put

TIFFIN– With wins in seven events, Solon’s girls ran away with the Creek Classic Relays track title April 10 in Tiffin. In three of those events, the Lady Spartans got the win– and second place– on their way to 168 team points. Mount Vernon was second (123) in the team chase. From there, the field strung out with South Tama and Williamsburg (each with 94 points), Clear Creek Amana (86 1/2), Mid-Prairie (67), Independence (54) and Center Point-Urbana (45 1/2).

Lady Spartans stumble in the Creek

TIFFIN– Emma Moss scored in the fourth minute of a varsity contest between the Solon Lady Spartans and the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers Saturday, April 11, to give Solon an early 1-0 lead.
Unfortunately for Solon it would be its only goal as the Clippers regrouped in the second half and scored four times for a 4-1 WaMaC conference win.
Solon was ranked seventh in Class 1A by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union in their first weekly rankings of the season, issued Wednesday, April 8. The Clippers (2-0) were in the number-four spot in the rankings.

Spartans fifth at Tipton Tiger Relays

TIPTON– The Solon boys track team brought home a fifth-place finish among the 11 teams competing this past week at the Tipton Tiger Relays. Bellevue was the team champion, scoring 91 points, with Camanche and North Cedar finishing runner-up with 75. Center Point, tabbed as one of the pre-season favorites to win the WaMaC conference and compete for the state title in class 3A ,was fourth with 68. The Spartans were close behind, scoring 60 points.
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