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Sports

Boys pound Panthers, 7-0

TIFFIN– Tim Benson’s Creek Boys ended the regular varsity soccer season with their fifth-consecutive win as they pounded the Panthers of Monticello, 7-0, for a Senior Night win. The victory boosted the Clippers’ record to 12-4 while sinking the Panthers to 1-12. The Clippers also claimed the WaMaC West Division Championship, after falling to Center Point-Urbana early in the season, then sailing past the Stormin’ Pointers with the better record at the end.

Women of Troy fall to Lions in Regional Tennis Final

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WATERLOO– The West High Women of Troy dropped a Class 2A Regional Final Tennis Match to the Linn-Mar Lions Saturday, May 21 at Byrnes Park in Waterloo. The Lions took the match 5-3 to advance to the first round of State Team Tournament competition on Monday, May 23 in Eldridge.
West defeated Cedar Falls 5-1 in a Semifinal Match earlier in the day to advance to the showdown with the Lions. Emma Koch, Abby Jans, Kaily Speer, Vivian Mitchell and Elise Chang posted wins in the singles match against Cedar Falls.
The Lions defeated West a few weeks ago 8-1 in Iowa City.

Jung is MVC Valley Division Athlete of the Year

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IOWA CITY– West High’s Jiung Jung was named the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) Valley Division’s 2016 boy’s tennis Athlete of the Year. The conference released its picks for All-Division tennis honors on Wednesday, May 18.
West Coach Mitch Gross earned Division Coach of the Year honors while the West High Trojans were named the division’s Team Champion with a 14-0 record.
Jung, a junior, put up a 14-0 match record, a 28-1 set record and a 168-32 game record and was a unanimous First Team pick.

2016 IC West baseball preview

Trojans relying on experience on the mound

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IOWA CITY– The West High Trojans embark on their continuing quest for a state baseball championship as they take to the diamond for the 2016 season. Under 23-year head coach Charlie Stumpff, the team has been the runner-up four times: 2009, 2010, 2014 and 2015 but has yet to win the title. Stumpff and company accrued a 34-12 record overall last season and went 20-6 in the Mississippi Valley Conference.

2016 CCA baseball preview

Young Clippers ready to navigate WaMaC fields

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TIFFIN– Brent Henry and the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity baseball team will have to do without six seniors who graduated with the Class of 2015 (Chase Rourke, Travis Bowman, Killian Walters, Tanner Bandy, Nile Rourke and Stephen Jensen).
Cappy’s (the un-official mascot of Clipper Baseball) Crew, led by these six men, posted a 21-19 record overall and 14-16 WaMaC conference showing last season.

The year is 1982

Hawk Talk

In 1982, the first CDs were sold in Japan, the Weather Channel was on cable TV for the first time and the Iowa Hawkeye football team, which had its first winning season in 20 years in 1981, went 8-4, 6-2 in the Big Ten.
You could buy a gallon of gas for 91¢ and a US postage stamp cost 20¢.
In entertainment, Michael Jackson released his second album, “Thriller.”
E.T., Rocky III and On Golden Pond were the top movies.

Spartans taking 13 events to state

Solon boys win team title at home qualifying meet

By Jeff Hess
Solon Economist
SOLON– The skies darkened and the clouds looked foreboding, but it was the Spartan boys providing thunderous consistency intermingled with lightning-fast victories to win the 3A District 6 meet May 12 in Solon.
The district meet served as a qualifier for the State Co-Ed Track and Field Meet in Des Moines, with the winner and runner-up automatically earning the trip to Des Moines while others qualify on time/performance.

The race for state

Home stretch for girls after regional track runner-up finish

Durr scores seven goals in 11-1 win over West Delaware

Lady Spartans fall to CR Prairie and Western Dubuque

SOLON– Solon’s Josie Durr scored seven goals against West Delaware in an 11-1 win for the Lady Spartans May 10, and that ties a state record for a single game, according to girls soccer head coach John Tucker.
Nichole Oberthien added four more goals for the Lady Spartans in the home win, one of three wins in a row for Solon before the girls ran into a pair of powerful soccer opponents.
The Lady Spartans were defeated by Cedar Rapids Prairie 8-2 in Solon May 14, and dropped an 8-4 decision to Western Dubuque on the road Monday night, May 16, moving to 7-6 for the season.

Spartans post wins against West Delaware and Independence

INDEPENDENCE– The Solon boys have pitched a couple of shut-outs.
Solon’s varsity soccer squad notched two wins in a row on the road last week, defeating West Delaware 4-0 May 10 and downing Independence 3-0 May 13.
Ben Carr had two goals for Solon against West Delaware, while Brandan Childs and Dylan Doyle each added one. Childs (2), Carr and Parker Mueller had assists. Childs, Doyle and Mueller each had goals against Independence, with Carr and Luke McInnis credited with assists.
The wins moved the Solon record to 10-7.

Women of Troy earn regional championship

Welch, Haight and Dusterhoft lead West girls to State Co-ed Meet

By Chris Umscheid
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IOWA CITY– Iowa City West High will be well represented at the 2016 State Co-ed Track and Field Meet in Des Moines. The Women of Troy will send 11 events while the Trojans will make their presence known on the blue track with 14 events. The West athletes qualified Thursday, May 12, at home in a Class 4A state qualifying meet with the winner and runner-up automatically earning the trip to Des Moines while others qualified on time/performance.

Tennis Trojans are District Champs

Jung earns solo title

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IOWA CITY– Jiung Jung is headed to the State High School Individual State Tennis Meet after earning the district championship Thursday, May 12, on the University of Iowa’s Kltoz Courts in Iowa City.
Jung, a junior, defeated City High’s Gabe Weigel 6-1 and 6-0 before knocking off Bettendorf’s Fritzy Swearingen 6-0 and 6-0 in the semifinal round. Jung faced City High’s Joe Hoff and put him away 6-2 and 7-5.