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Sports

Dvorsky, Ressler on nationally ranked trap shooting team

CRESTON– The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) sports shooting team placed sixth in the nation in trap shooting during the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) Collegiate Clay Target Championships in San Antonio, Texas, held March 24-29. Approximately 630 student-athletes, from 75 colleges, competed in the event.
The SWCC sports shooting team had 15 sports shooting athletes, divided into three squads, who competed. During the finals, the SWCC team shot 479 of 500.

Dodgeball tournament raises funds for Mary’s Meals

SOLON– Get ready, get set; Dodgeball!
Volunteer official Mark Sovers uttered the commands several times March 4 in the Solon High School gymnasium as participants and spectators gathered for a fundraising event to benefit the Solon chapter of Mary’s Meals.
According to Mary’s Meals local organizer Patty Erusha, the event was sponsored by Solon’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes and raised over $2,600 for the local chapter of Mary’s Meals (Corridor Cares of Solon).
“The dodge ball tournament idea came from Kevin Miller and Ron Puettmann wanting to do an event,” Erusha wrote in an email.

CCA girls start soccer season 2-0

Clippers blast Mid-Prairie, overcome Solon

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– Matt Harding’s Clear Creek Amana (CCA) girls’ varsity soccer team opened the 2015 season with a pair of wins, destroying the Mid-Prairie Golden Hawks 10-0 and taking down rival Solon, 4-1.

Schwarting, Brimeyer, hurdle relay team win

Clipper girls fifth at home meet

TIFFIN– The sun shined brightly but a stiff northwest wind with gusts around 40 mph made for chilly conditions Friday, April 10, as the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) girls track and field team hosted their Creek Classic Relays. The Clippers finished fifth in overall team points behind winner Solon, Mount Vernon, South Tama and Williamsburg.
Corrine Schwarting won the long jump with a 16’-5 1/2” leap; Mia Smith, Schwarting, Megan Lukas and Natalie Brimeyer took their shuttle hurdle relay to the win in 1:07.90 and Brimeyer won the 100-meter hurdles in 15.66 seconds.

Team results (Class A):

Clipper boys take Demon Relays with first place

Douglass wins 3,200 and 1,600-meter runs

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WASHINGTON– Eric Douglass put a pair of wins into the books Friday, April 10, at the Demon Relays to help move the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers past the host Washington squad and into first place. The Clippers took the meet with 148 team points, knocking the Demons (93 points) to second place. Mid-Prairie, Columbus, Fairfield, WACO and Fort Madison rounded out the field.

Clipper girls fourth at West Liberty

Smith, sprint medley and shuttle hurdle teams earn wins

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WEST LIBERTY– Mia Smith cleared the 100-meter hurdles in 16.13 seconds to win the event Tuesday, April 7, at the West Liberty Girls Invitational track and field meet, giving the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers their sole individual win and points toward an overall fourth-place finish.
North Cedar won the meet with 126 team points, followed by West Branch (112), Tipton (107) and the Clippers (90). Iowa City Regina, Durant, Calamus-Wheatland, Columbus Junction, Lisbon and Midland rounded out the competitors.

CCA pulls out 4-2 win at Solon

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SOLON– The second game of the 2015 season for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) boys varsity soccer team started out much like the season opener, with an early deficit turning into a win.
The Clippers were at rival Solon on Friday, April 10, and the boys in blue found themselves down 1-0 three minutes into the match. A missed goal turned into a Spartan counter attack and goal.

Solon boys ready to defend state track title

SOLON– With a number of key athletes returning, and a promising influx of newcomers, the defending 3A state track and field champion Solon Spartans are expecting big things this season. Head coach Mark Sovers, along with assistant coaches Brad Wymer, Steve Calloway and Riley Takes, welcome back 16 letter-winners including:

Spring football Part Two

Last week I talked about the offensive line, as Iowa has to replace Brandon Scherff and Andrew Donnal.
This week I’ll talk about the tight ends and wide receivers.
Ray Hamilton, who had a solid career, graduates from tight end. Ray didn’t put up big numbers, as he had 29 receptions and three touchdowns for his career. He caught 18 passes his senior year and scored all three of his touchdowns last fall. He was a solid blocker and played as a true freshman.
Henry Krieger Coble (6-4, 250) and Jake Duzey (6-4, 248) are listed as co-starters. Both are seniors, have good hands and can block.

4th annual Spartan Dash

Lakeview PTO hosts 4th annual Spartan Dash Saturday, April 25

Lakeview PTO hosts 4th annual Spartan Dash Saturday, April 25
SOLON– The Lakeview Elementary PTO will be hosting its 4th annual Spartan Dash on Saturday, April 25, rain or shine. The Spartan Dash is a fun and crazy fitness event that will serve as the Lakeview PTO’s largest fundraiser of the year.

Solon names Lisa Bishop head girls basketball coach

SOLON– The Solon Community School District announced the hiring of Lisa Bishop as Head Girls Basketball Coach (pending School Board approval).
Solon Activities Director, Keith McSweeney, stated, “We’re very excited about having Coach Bishop lead our girls basketball program. We believe our girls are going to love Lisa’s positive energy and passion. She brings a wealth of playing experience and knowledge to our program. But I’m most excited about her serving as a tremendous role model for our student-athletes.”

Lady Spartans run away at Tipton

fourth place at J-Hawk Relays

CEDAR RAPIDS– Balance through the lineup and three key event champions kept the Spartans close in the 2015 J-Hawk Relays April 4 at Kingston Stadium in Cedar Rapids.
Solon’s fourth place finish followed a runaway team title at Tipton earlier in the week.
Wins from Emma Moss in the 400-meter hurdles (1:10.24), Josie Durr in the high jump (5’2), Shelby Gunnells in the shot put (44’5) and points in eight other events kept Solon’s Class 3A girls in the mix throughout the meet, which featured larger, mostly 4A schools.