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Sports

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.

Solon Varisty Dance Team collecting coupons for troops

SOLON– The Solon Varsity Dance Team is collecting manufacturer’s coupons for troops overseas. In the past eight years with the community’s help, the team has sent more than $38,000 in manufacturer’s coupons. The first packet went to a naval base in Japan with almost $1,450 value in coupons to be used at the base’s commissary/grocery store. For those wishing to donate, coupons may be dropped off to Marjorie Lane at the high school, or call 319-624-3401, ext. 1116, or email mlane@solon.k12.ia.us to schedule a pick up.

Five-and-0

Clippers earn historic win 26-0 over CP-U

TIFFIN– To borrow from the late musical artist known as Prince, the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers likely partied like it was 1999 in the wake of their 26-0 win Friday, Sept. 23 over Center Point-Urbana. The year 1999 was the last time the Creek Boys had a 5-0 record, which is where they and West Delaware stand in Class 3A District 4.
The win was doubly sweet for the Clippers coming on their Homecoming night with quarterback Ashton Carpenter presented as the King with Be DeShaw as his Queen.

“O-Bolts” 3-2 with win over Indians

Liberty defeats Marion, 36-22

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MARION– The Original Bolts freshman football team, representing Liberty High, improved to a 3-2 record in their inaugural season with a 36-22 win at Marion Monday, Sept. 19.
“The offensive line collectively played their best game to date,” Bolts’ coach Jeff Gordon said, noting the crew dominated the line of scrimmage for large portions of the game. “Max Lenane, Sam Nicklaus, Scott Dall, Alec Boldt, Evan Scwarzendruber, Ryan Nugent, Harrison Voight and Andres Estrada all stood out along the Bolt offensive line.”

Iowa City West laps rival swim team City High, 111-75

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IOWA CITY– West High’s Women of Troy swimmers dunked cross-town rivals City High, 111-75, Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the Coralville Recreation Center.
Lily Ernst won both the 200-yard individual medley and the 100-yard butterfly for West in 2:17.80 and 1:01.60, while Alleyna Thomas took the 100-yard freestyle in 56.75 seconds and Melanie Housenga won the 500-yard freestyle in 5:26.83.