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Sports

Trapshooting team can drive set for Sept. 6

SOLON– Save your cans for the Solon Trap Shooting team. The team will be holding an upcoming can drive Sept. 6. Watch for details or call Gerald Chaloupka at 624-2825 for more information.

West second at state baseball tournament

Two out of three

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DES MOINES– The No. 6-seeded SE Polk Rams took the Class 4A State Baseball Championship with a 2-0 win over No. 4-seeded Iowa City West Saturday night, Aug. 2, at Principal Park in Des Moines. With the upset, the Rams took their first state title in only their third state tournament appearance.
For Charlie Stumpff and his West High Trojans, it was another case of, “what might’ve been” as once again the title eluded them despite a strong tournament run.

West vs. Dowling

Seven Clippers earn WaMaC All-Conference

CCA tied with Marion in WaMaC West

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TIFFIN– The WaMaC conference recently named its All-Conference teams for the 2014 baseball season with seven players from Clear Creek Amana (CCA) being recognized for their work on the diamond.
Jacob Klingeman and Nile Rourke were named to the First Team. Klingeman, a senior, was named as an outfielder with a .446 batting average and 41 hits, including six doubles and 11 RBIs. Rourke, a junior, earned his spot as a utility player with a .327 average, 32 hits and a 3-2 pitching record with a 1.24 ERA.

IGHSAU names All-District softball teams

DES MOINES– Four players from Clear Creek Amana (CCA) and Iowa City West were named to the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union’s 2014 All-District Softball teams recently.
In Class 4A, CCA’s Molly Villhauer and Lexi Kinnaird made the cut while Adara Opiola and Jessie Harder from West High were named for Class 5A.
West High coach Justin Lutjen, in his first year with the program, was named the Coach of the Year after leading the Women of Troy to a 29-10 record. The Clippers were at 22-18 ahead of a pair of consolation round games at the state softball championship in Fort Dodge.

Six Clipper girls named to WaMaC All-Conference teams

NORTH LIBERTY– Six Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers were named to the WaMaC’s West division All-Conference Teams for their performances in the 2014 season.
Molly Villhauer, a senior, made the First Team as an infielder. Villhauer had 49 hits, including three home runs and 16 doubles, scored 29 runs and had 36 RBIs. Defensively, she made 249 put-outs and 265 catches.

2014 Hawkeye Football Schedule

Hawk Talk

By Don Lund
Sports Writer
When the football spring game is over in April, I have the month of May off for covering live Hawkeye sports.
June is the start of Prime Time and Game Time which goes through July.
Last week was the end of basketball coverage for the summer which means one thing... it’s time to talk football.
From now until October, it’s all football on Hawk Talk.
The next two weeks I’ll break down Iowa’s schedule and try to predict if the Hawks will be favored or not.
I really like the way the conference split.

Lady Spartans take second`

Dallas Center-Grimes holds Solon to one hit in 4A title game

FORT DODGE– One hit was not enough to win a championship.
The Solon Lady Spartans fell to No. 1-ranked Dallas Center-Grimes, 5-0, in the 4A softball championship Friday.
Solon’s powerful offense could muster only one hit against Dallas Center-Grimes pitcher Paige Lowary, and ended up toting the runner-up trophy off the Harlan Rogers Park diamond in Fort Dodge for the second time in three years.
It was the first shutout of the season for Solon.

Solon ends Clippers’ season, win 8-1 in substate final July 23

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SOLON– Even with a loss, the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers ended the 2014 baseball season on a winning note, posting a 20-18 record (improved over last year’s 13-25 showing) despite falling to the Solon Spartans 8-1 in Class 3A substate final Wednesday, July 23, in Solon.
The Spartans had four runs on the scoreboard (two in the bottom of the first with one each in the second and third) before the Clippers could get a runner across the plate.

Creek girls place eighth at state softball

Clippers 0-3 in first state appearance since 2012

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FORT DODGE– They ended up at the bottom of the brackets in the eighth-place slot, but for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers, there was much to hold their heads high about looking at the 2014 season.

Ten Women of Troy named to MVC All-Division Softball teams

Coach Lutjen and company named Staff of the Year

IOWA CITY– The Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) recently announced its picks for All-Division Softball Teams. Ten players from Iowa City West were named to the Mississippi Division squads.
Adara Opiola, a sophomore, was named the Division’s Athlete of the Year, while first-year coach Justin Lutjen and his staff earned Staff of the Year.
Opiola was also a unanimous pick for the Division First Team as was freshman Taleah Smith. Madi Miller, a junior, and Jesse Harder, a sophomore, rounded out the First Team picks.

Lady Spartans overpower Clippers 15-4

Solon women unload 21 hits on CCA

FORT DODGE– Solon head coach Jim White really wanted that first run.
In the top of the first inning, the Lady Spartans came up with three clutch two-out singles to score first against Clear Creek Amana (CCA) in a 4A quarterfinal at the state softball tournament in Fort Dodge Monday.
A year ago, Solon had been ranked No. 3 and came into the state tournament with only two losses, but the unranked Washington Demons jumped out to a 3-0 lead and the Lady Spartans didn’t recover.
This time, against a familiar foe in the CCA Clippers, it was another story.

Spartans advance to substate final against CCA

SOLON– Solon’s baseball team advanced to a Class 3A substate final with a 7-5 win over Washington (Iowa) Monday night, July 21.
Nathan Hawkins pitched seven innings for the win, striking out nine batters and walking four.
The victory placed Solon in the 3A Substate 5 final against Clear Creek Amana Wednesday, July 23, at Solon (subsequent to the publication of this edition). The winner moves on to the 3A state baseball tournament in Des Moines which begins Tuesday, July 29.
The win against Washington was the second in a week for the Spartans.