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Sports

Lady Spartans overpower Mustangs

Katie Vitosh controls the ball as Brianna Pike looks on during Solon’s 6-1 win over Mount Vernon Friday. Alison McKinnie scored four goals for the Lady Spartans, while Anna Seydel and Abby Haas eached scored once. The girls moved to 6-2 on the season. The Lady Spartans lost to Muscatine 5-1 April 20, but picked up lopsided wins against Western Dubuque, 7-0, and Monticello, 10-0, Tuesday and Thursday. (Photo by Doug Lindner)

Regina wins tight battle

1st and 2nd place for Spartans

Connor Ham second at Drake Relays

MAQUOKETA– The Solon boy’s track team took advantage of some decent weather last week, winning one invitational meet, and finishing second at another.
The Spartans finished second at the 17-team Maquoketa Valley Invitational on Monday, with team scores as follows:
1. Monticello 134
2. Solon 96
3. CPU 86
4. Cascade 69
5. Beckman 52
6. West Delaware 38
7. Anamosa 30
8. Jesup 23
9. Springville 22
10. North Linn 10
11. Starmont 10
12. Independence 8
13 Clayton Ridge 5
14. Alburnett 5
15. Maquoketa Valley 1
16. Central City 0

Drake performances highlight busy week for girls

DES MOINES– Spread across three days, the Drake Relays capped a three-meet week for Solon in track. The Lady Spartans’ efforts were highlighted by a fifth-place finish by Kara Misel in the shot put (40’10) and Lauren Benzing’s eighth-place finish in the 1,500 meters, her 4:45.71 cutting 10 seconds off her qualifying time.

Trojans survive Saints: West boys 2, Xavier 1

IOWA CITY– As he looked out across the extra-wide pitch at West High, coach Brad Stiles realized something was missing.

Clipper boys come in third at Pacha Relays

TIFFIN: The top-ranked 4x200-meter relay team, consisting of Clear Creek Amana’s Josh Martinac, Tanner Bandy, Kam Kahler and Jared Ganschow won yet again Thursday, April 25, as the Clippers hosted their annual Pacha Relays. The foursome got the job done on the eve of the Drake Relays in 1:32.03. Tyler Kasper, Bandy, Aaron Campbell and Cooper Seacrest-Seelman teamed up to win the shuttle hurdle relay in 1:04.22 while Bandy won the high jump by clearing an even 6-00.00 and Kahler won the long jump with his 19-03.00 effort.