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Sports

West High sophomores win 12-2 over City High

IOWA CITY– West’s sophomore squad had no problem putting away the City High Little Hawks with a 12-2 win at Mercer Park July 8. The City sophomores scored two runs in the first inning but West rallied back with a 10-run onslaught in the third and finished the game with two more in the fifth.

Solon boys split with Benton Community as season draws to a close

West, Xavier edge out Spartans

SOLON– The Spartans logged a couple of close games against tough opponents into the loss column in the last week.
Solon’s varsity baseball team was edged out by Iowa City West 8-6 and by Cedar Rapids Xavier 1-0, with a doubleheader split against Benton Community sandwiched in between.
The Spartans were scheduled to play a final regular season game against Washington Tuesday, July 15, before starting postseason play against Center Point-Urbana Friday, July 18, in Solon.

Solon youth football camp Aug. 4 through 7

SOLON– The 2014 Spartan Youth Football Camp for students entering second through eighth grade will be held Aug. 4 through 7 at Spartan Stadium.
Second through fifth graders will attend from 9 until 10:30 a.m., and sixth through eighth graders will attend from 11 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. The fee is $50, with checks payable to Solon Football.
This camp will allow each camper to learn and apply the various skills and techniques applicable to football.

Solon Booster Bash Golf Outing Aug. 2 at Lake Macbride

SOLON– The Solon Athletic Booster Club will be sponsoring the 14th annual Booster Bash Golf Outing on Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Lake Macbride Golf Course. The event is open to anyone interested in supporting the student athletes of the Solon Community School District. This year’s fundraising proceeds will be used to purchase new equipment for the weight room.

Lady Spartans punch ticket to fort dodge

No. 3 Lady Spartans smother No. 12 North Scott in regional final

SOLON– It’s a return trip.
Solon’s Lady Spartans defeated No. 12 North Scott 9-1 Tuesday to advance to the Class 4A state softball tournament in Fort Dodge.
The Lady Spartans cranked out 14 hits against North Scott, while Emily Ira held the Lancers without a hit until the seventh inning.
Solon faced North Scott in a Region 3 substate final after defeating Marion 7-1 Saturday, July 12, in a regional semifinal which was halted twice by lightning delays and ended after five innings.

Melissa, Bethany and Samantha will lead the way for Bluder’s Hawkeyes

Hawk Talk

The Hawkeye women’s basketball team has three seniors that will lead the team this season.
Melissa Dixon, Bethany Doolittle and Samantha Logic have helped Iowa win 67 games in the last three years.
All three are playing in the Game Time League this summer and 10 minutes after I talked to Melissa, she scored a Game Time-record 63 points!
She hit 13-24 from 3-point range on the night in her team’s win.
Last year was unbelievable for the Hawks with 27 victories, which ties for the second most in program history.

Spartans take two from CCA Clippers

Varsity baseball team has won seven of last nine

SOLON– The Spartan baseball team swept Anamosa and Clear Creek Amana (CCA) last week, helping pave the way for Solon to host its substate bracket.
The Iowa High School Athletic Association schedule for Class 3A’s substate will allow the Spartans to play their way into the state tournament without leaving town.
Solon’s varsity baseball team is currently 18-12 (as of July 8) with just a handful of games remaining in the regular season.

Solon Trapshooting Team aims to win at state competitions

SOLON– From Friday, May 30 through Sunday, June 1, members of the Solon Spartan Trapshooting Team were in Cedar Falls participating in annual state level competitions. The team had an excellent showing and placed well in several award categories as they competed against more than 1,400 student athletes (and over 150 schools).

Lady Spartans sweep Anamosa, Beckman

SOLON– The Solon Lady Spartans have moved to 33-1 with doubleheader sweeps over Anamosa and Dyersville-Beckman last week.
The softball postseason begins Saturday, July 12, as Solon hosts either Marion or Dubuque Wahlert in a Class 4A Region 3 semifinal with a 7 p.m. start. The Region 3 final will be Tuesday, July 15, in Solon, also with a 7 p.m. start.
Solon moved up to No. 3 in the final 4A rankings issued July 3 by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union.
The Lady Spartans out-scored Anamosa 22-0 in two games shortened by the mercy rule July 1 in Solon.

West’s women of Troy win eight straight

Tigers and Rams fall in softball safari

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– With the end of the regular season drawing nigh, the Women of Troy were on a roll, putting eight consecutive wins into the books and improving to a 26-7 record overall (an improvement over last year’s 22-20 showing) while earning the No.7 spot in the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union’s final rankings of the season.
The Cedar Falls Tigers were stuffed and mounted in a visit to Iowa City on West’s Senior Night Tuesday, July 1, falling 13-0 in a four-inning opener, and coming up short in a tight 6-5 nightcap.

A tough week for Clippers baseball

Wins over Independence lead to losses at Solon and Dyersville

North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) Clippers baseball team faced a difficult week with three double-headers on the road and a flooded diamond.
The week started off on a positive note with a pair of wins over Independence, but was dampened by a raging Clear Creek, which necessitated moving the Solon vs. CCA game to Solon. The Spartans picked up a pair of wins at the expense of the Clippers. Adding insult to injury, Brent Henry’s crew had to borrow a field from the University of Iowa in order to take on Dyersville Beckman, dropping two more into the loss column.

Prime Time

Hawk Talk

By Don Lund
Sports Writer
Prime Time basketball is back for its 28th year with the added bonus of University of Northern Iowa (UNI) players on each team.
Former West High Trojans Jeremy Morgan, who played and started for the Panthers last year, and Wyatt Lohaus, who helped lead West High to a state championship last season, play on separate teams this summer.
Jeremy played in all 31 games last year for UNI with 10 starts.
Jeremy was named to the MVC All-Freshman Team after averaging 6 points per game last year.