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Sports

Spartans roll the O-Bolts

Solon 40, Liberty High 6

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY — Solon’s freshman Spartans rolled over the Liberty High “Original (O) Bolts” 40-6 Thursday, Sept. 29 at Iowa City West High.
The Spartans opened with a pass from Camden Miller to Andrew Coons for a touchdown with 6:35 remaining in the first quarter and scored their second touchdown on a run not quite two minutes later. The O-Bolts blocked the extra point kick but Solon held a 13-0 lead. Spartan defense stymied the Bolts and intercepted a Drake Woody pass late in the period to end a Liberty drive.

Women of Troy soaked by Golden Eagles

Dubuque Wahlert sinks IC West, 86-58

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IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy swimming and diving team suffered a setback Thursday, Sept. 29, as the Golden Eagles of Dubuque Wahlert Catholic High took a meet, 86-58, in West High’s home pool at the Coralville Recreation Center.

Trojan swimmers looking for new leadership

IC West’s veteran swim coach resigns

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IOWA CITY– The West High Trojan swimmers are looking for a new leader. West High Activities Director (AD) Craig Huegel announced the resignation of veteran coach Rob Miecznikowski on Friday, Sept. 23.
Miecznikowski was the head women’s coach at West High for 16 years before taking over the men’s program in 2002. He led the Trojans to consecutive state championships in 2014 and 2015. Huegel noted athletes Miecznikowski coached currently hold seven Iowa High School meet records for their performances in the pool.

IC West trounces Burlington, 59-7

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IOWA CITY– The West High Trojans snapped a two-game losing streak by rolling over the Greyhounds from Burlington, 59-7, Friday, Sept. 30, in Iowa City.

Creek Boys third at Solon Invitational

Sedlacek, a pair of Barkers and McCarty lead the way for CCA

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SOLON– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity boys finished third in team points Monday, Sept. 19, at the Solon Invitational. Mount Vernon-Lisbon won the meet with 37 points, followed by Mid-Prairie (81) and CCA (95). The host Spartans finished ninth with 216.
Wyatt Sedlacek led the Clippers with a 15th-place showing in 18:23. Jack Wingert was a step behind, also clocked at 18:23.

Creek Boys second at home cross country classic

Barker leads Clipper Girls to third

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IOWA CITY– The Creek Boys from Clear Creek Amana (CCA) finished runners-up to Mid-Prairie in their home meet, the Clipper Cross Country Classic, Monday, Sept. 26, at the Kickers Soccer Complex in Iowa City.
“It was a tough night for the Clippers,” Coach Ben Robison said. “Mid-Prairie ran really, really well, and we didn’t race as well as we have been. Our sophomore Cole Liebe stepped up in a big way tonight, and ran well. We need to refocus, and start prepping for championship season.”

Iowa escapes Rutgers, 14-7

Hawk Talk

What a difference a week makes.
Two weeks ago, the Hawks had the ball and a one-point lead with less than four minutes to go.
They couldn’t get a first down, had to punt and North Dakota State kicked a field goal as time ran out to defeat Iowa, 23-21, at Kinnick Stadium.
Last week, at Rutgers, the Hawks did get the running game going with a 14-7 lead and under four minutes left in the game.
Iowa was on its own 19 with 4:40 left in the game and they rode LeShun Daniels, Jr., for two first downs and ran out the clock.

Solon All-Alumni Basketball Tournament Saturday, Oct. 8

SOLON– Head Varsity Boys Basketball Coach Jason Pershing announced an All-Alumni Basketball Tournament for former Solon athletes on Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Solon High School gymnasium.
Teams or individuals may register for the double-elimination tournament at a cost of $10 per participant. Bring a reversible jersey or a dark and white shirt. Tip-off is scheduled for 9 a.m.
Contact coach Pershing at jpershing31@gmail.com with any questions.

Lady Spartans swept by Cardinals

SOLON– The Maquoketa Cardinals were just a bit better all around, and it led to Solon dropping a WaMaC East varsity volleyball contest, 3-0, Sept. 20 in Solon.
Maquoketa defeated Solon 25-18, 25-18 and 25-18 to drop the Lady Spartans to 5-12 and winless at home on the season.

Spartans in control

Harris rushes for four TDs as Solon downs Oskaloosa, 34-3

By Jeff Hess
Solon Economist
SOLON– The promise of an offensive duel never materialized in the Class 3A District 5 match-up on Friday, Sept. 23. The Spartans bum-rushed the Oskaloosa Indians, 34-3, under the lights at Spartan Stadium.
“We controlled the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball and we took advantage of some Oskaloosa turnovers,” Solon Head Coach Kevin Miller said. “Also, I thought our physical play set the tone early in the game.”

Girls 5th, boys 10th at Anamosa

By Joe Wilkinson
Special to the Economist
ANAMOSA– The annual ‘Run Round the Lake’ was more of a slip and slide this year. Midweek rain meant muddy side hills on the cross country course which rounds Central Park Lake near Anamosa. It evens out, though, since everybody runs the same course.
Solon’s varsity girls were fifth of 11 full teams. The boys were 10th of 12 teams on the 5 kilometer course, which threads through head-high prairie, pine woods, campground grass, the 26-acre lake’s dam and across the iconic wooden plank bridge.

Justus leads boys across Anamosa finish line

Lady Spartans defeat Vinton-Shellsburg at Linn-Mar volleyball tournament

MARION– The Solon varsity volleyball squad went 1-3 against some tough competition at the Linn-Mar Volleyball Tournament Sept. 10 in Marion.
The Lady Spartans defeated unranked Vinton-Shellsburg, 2-0, but dropped three matches to ranked opponents.
Solon was defeated during the tourney by host Linn-Mar (No. 7, 5A), Pleasant Valley (No. 14, 5A) and Sumner-Fredericksburg (No. 2, 2A). Sumner-Fredericksburg won the tournament by defeating Linn-Mar, 2-0, in the title match.