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Sports

Spike to End Alzheimer’s at Throttle Down April 22

TIFFIN– Help support the 2017 RivALZ Female Flag Football Game by participating in an early season volleyball tournament Saturday, April 22, at Throttle Down Sports Bar & Grill, 607 E. Marengo Rd. All funds raised will be donated to the second annual RivALZ game benefiting the Alzhiemer’s Association.
To register, email Brooke at brooke.g.mckenna@gmail.com. The cost is $40 per co-ed team of four players, and the tournament will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Learn more about RivALZ or make an additional donation at act.alz.org/rivalzeci.

Women of Troy remain undefeated on the court

IC West handles Waterloo West and Cedar Falls on a rainy Saturday

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CEDAR FALLS– The Iowa City West High Women of Troy tennis team remained undefeated after a pair of matches Saturday, April 15, in Waterloo and Cedar Falls. West High defeated Waterloo West, 9-0, and took down Cedar Falls, 5-1, after rain washed out doubles competition. The wins improved West High’s record to 7-0 overall and 4-0 in the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC).

Iowa City West (ICW) def Waterloo West 9-0
Singles
Emma Koch (ICW) def Yassie Buchanan 10-2
Kaily Speer (ICW) def Minela Ikanovic 10-2
Abby Jans (ICW) def Regan Davis 10-1

Creek Girls fifth at Anamosa Early Bird

Stratton, Barker, Roller and 4x200 take runner-up spots

ANAMOSA– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) girls’ track and field team placed fifth in team points Tuesday, April 11, at Anamosa’s Early Bird Relays. Monticello won the meet with 160.5 points followed by the host Blue Raiders (116), Maquoketa Valley (102.5), Center Point-Urbana (100), the Clippers (87), Springville (67) and Dyersville Beckman (62).

Creek Girls still undefeated

CCA girls escape South Tama with 1-0 win

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TAMA– Matt Harding and his Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity soccer team escaped from South Tama Thursday, April 13, with their unbeaten streak intact after pulling out a challenging 1-0 win against the Trojans.
Harding said the Creek Girls outshot the Trojans 22-0 but, “(we) got battered around a fair bit and couldn’t find the back of the net for much of the game.”
Midway through the second half however, Carolina Herrera, a junior, found Carson Gallagher, a freshman, for Gallagher’s first varsity goal, which ended up being the game-winner.

Steigleder’s hat trick leads to 4-0 win over Mustangs

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DUBUQUE– Iowa City West High’s Women of Troy remained unbeaten at 5-0 overall, and 1-0 in Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) play, with a 4-0 soccer win over Dubuque Hempstead, in Dubuque, on Thursday, April 13.

Welch sets new record in 100M hurdles

Women of Troy triumphant yet again

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CEDAR RAPIDS– Iowa City West High’s Valerie Welch set a new school record Saturday, April 15, at Cedar Rapids Kennedy’s Draxton-Stiles/Wilkerson Relays in the 100-meter high hurdles. Welch led the field to victory in 14.10 seconds for a new West High record, and West High Athletics announced via social media that she also had set the new fastest time in the state.

Creek Boys sixth at Bobcat Relays

4x800 relay kicks it for the win

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VAN HORNE– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) boys track and field team kicked off the Easter weekend with a trip to Van Horne for the Benton Community High School Bobcat Relays Thursday, April 13. The Clippers placed sixth behind winner Vinton-Shellsburg (136 points), Mount Vernon (109), Benton Community (91), Williamsburg (57), and North Linn (45). The Creek Boys amassed 35 points. Sigourney (20), Belle Plaine (19), Union (14), Iowa Valley (12), Independence (11), Alburnett (8) and Janesville (2) rounded out the field.

Clear Creek Amana golf

Clipper boys sweep Mustangs off the golf course

CCA varsity and JV squads defeat Independence in dual meet

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AMANA– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity and junior varsity (JV) golf squads swept the Independence Mustangs on Monday, April 10, in a dual meet at the Amana Golf Course. The varsity Clippers won 196-205, led by Brandon McCarty with 40. McCarty was the meet medalist, while teammate Cory Siders was the runner-up with 48.
The JV Clippers won 230-275, led by Isaac Quinn’s 53.

Spring Football 2017 (part three)

Hawk Talk

This is the third part of a series of breaking down Iowa Hawkeye football.
I’ve covered the offensive line, tight ends, wide receivers and fullbacks.
This week I’ll look at quarterbacks, running backs and the defensive line.

Hawkeye quarterbacks

Iowa loses two-year starter C.J. Beathard, who will go down as one of the top quarterbacks ever to play at Iowa.
C.J. started 28 games for the Hawkeyes and won 21.
Beathard had a great career, but you could wonder how much better he could have been if he hadn’t been injured.

Spring Football 2017 (part three)

Hawk Talk

This is the third part of a series of breaking down Iowa Hawkeye football.
I’ve covered the offensive line, tight ends, wide receivers and fullbacks.
This week I’ll look at quarterbacks, running backs and the defensive line.

Hawkeye quarterbacks

Iowa loses two-year starter C.J. Beathard, who will go down as one of the top quarterbacks ever to play at Iowa.
C.J. started 28 games for the Hawkeyes and won 21.
Beathard had a great career, but you could wonder how much better he could have been if he hadn’t been injured.

Lakeview PTO hosts 6th Annual Spartan Dash Saturday, April 29

SOLON– The Lakeview Elementary PTO will host its 6th Annual Spartan Dash on Saturday, April 29 (rain or shine). The Spartan Dash is a fun and crazy fitness event that serves as the Lakeview PTO’s largest fundraiser of the year.
Interested individuals should sign up to participate in the event with a “family team.”
Family teams will walk, skip or run through obstacles set up along the 1-mile trail in the Solon Recreation and Nature Area (SRNA). Obstacles will be suitable for both children and adults and are guaranteed to have you laughing.

Durr scores 9 goals

Lady Spartans rebound after loss to Muscatine

TAMA– Solon’s Josie Durr scored all the goals in a 9-0 soccer win over South Tama April 7.
That’s something that hasn’t been done in school history, according to Solon Lady Spartan head coach John Tucker.
“Not sure if that has ever been done before (in the state),” Tucker noted in an email.
The road win bumped Solon’s record to 2-1. The Lady Spartans are No. 9 in Class 1A, according to the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union rankings released April 5. Solon has outscored its opponents 20-1 in its two wins.
The loss came at home April 6 against 10th-ranked (3A) Muscatine, 5-1.