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Sports

Boys fall to No.2 Regina but tame Mustangs-blank Maquoketa, 4-0

SOLON– What better way to rebound from a weekend loss to No. 2 Iowa City Regina than with a win?
Solon’s varsity soccer team moved to 8-6 on the season with a breezy 4-0 victory over Maquoketa Monday, May 6.
The Spartans fell to second-ranked 1A Regina Saturday morning, 3-0, but it was the first loss for the boys since a defeat at the hands of No. 1-ranked Dyersville Beckman. Solon has won five of its last six, including a 1-0 win over Mount Vernon at Spartan Stadium Friday.

Spartans take title at CCA relays: Ferguson sets shot put record

VINTON– The Solon boys track team ran twice this past week, looking to prepare for the WaMaC conference meet to be held this Thursday at Benton Community High School in Van Horne.
The team ran to a second-place finish Monday as they competed on a cold and rainy evening in Vinton.
1. Vinton Shellsburg 200
2. Solon 140
3. Janesville 69
4. Waterloo Columbus 63
5. North Linn 57

Ferguson sets school record in discus

Bevans hired as Solon’s head wrestling coach

SOLON– The Solon Community School District is pleased to announce the hiring of T.J. Bevans as head wrestling coach (pending school board approval).
Bevans served as the assistant varsity wrestling coach at Solon for the last seven seasons, including one season as interim co-head coach in the 2008-2009 season.

Ten first-place finishes for Women of Troy

West wins home meet over City High

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– The Women of Troy defended their track and ran past crosstown rival City High Thursday, May 1, at the Iowa City West junior varsity (JV) and varsity girls’ meet, winning with 148 team points. The Little Hawks from City High were second with 103 while Linn-Mar, CR Jefferson, CR Kennedy, CR Washington and Muscatine rounded out the field.

Clipper girls and boys finish fourth in May 1 home meet

Spartans reign at Pacha Relays

North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– The Solon Spartans led the way Thursday, May 1, at Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) Pacha Relays, with the girls and boys winning with 132 and 149 points respectively. The Clipper squads were both in fourth place in overall team points with 70.5 (girls) and 65 (boys).

West has 2-1 win over Hempstead

Putting the Mustangs out to pasture

IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy were ranked third in Class 3A by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union in its Friday, May 2, weekly rankings.
The team, coached by David Rosenthal had an 8-0 record after putting away the Mustangs of Dubuque Hempstead 2-1 Thursday, May 1, at home.

Rebel Xtreme teams win international contests

Special to the North Liberty Leader

NORTH LIBERTY– Congratulations to the Rebel Xtreme Competitive Cheer Teams from North Liberty for two successful international competitions and being selected to star in Cheerhab, a new TV Show being filmed for Awesomeness TV.

Spring football scrimmage

Hawk Talk

Last Saturday the Hawkeyes held their final practice of the spring with a scrimmage.
I’ll try to break down the offense, defense and special teams.

Offense

The offense won the game 46-31 on a couple of touchdown passes, a rushing touchdown and three field goals by Marshall Koehn.
They also received points for plays over 20 yards.
Jake Rudock is a solid number-one quarterback. Going against the defensive starters, Jake was 11-22 for 165 yards and a touchdown pass.
Jake’s lone bad pass was a 35-yard throw against the wind that Desmond King picked off.

Twin win at Drake

Shelby Gunnells and Dalton Ferguson are the best in the state at shot put.

Ferguson doubles up in shot put, discus

Spartans dominate Denny Gruber Invitational

SOLON– Solon hosted its own invitational track meet last week, named in honor of former boy’s track coach and teacher Denny Gruber. He was most likely proud as he watched the Spartan boys outdistance second place Mt. Vernon by 57 points to claim the team title.
Final scores were as follows:
Solon 137
Mt. Vernon 79.5
Regina 76.5
Vinton-Shellsburg 70
CCA 67
Beckman 57
North Cedar 48
Assumption 23
Gruber still coaches the jumpers for Solon and they helped to get the team off to a great start in the field events, scoring two places in both the high and long jump.

Gunnells wins Drake shot put crown

DES MOINES– They say to save your best for last.
Solon’s Shelby Gunnells took the old axiom literally and popped a career-best on her final throw at the 2014 Drake Relays to win the girls high school shot put competition.

Lady Spartans blank West Delaware, Anamosa

SOLON– Solon’s Lady Spartans started last week off winning their second home soccer game of the season against West Delaware with a shut out score of 10-0 with 6 minutes still remaining in the second half.
The addition of two freshmen to the starting varsity roster has proven that this season’s team is on its way to a winning season.
Freshman Josie Durr and Junior Emma Moss dominated the scoreboard with four goals each. Senior Anna Seydel contributed two goals. Credit for assists went to Ali Herdliska, Jade Flansburg, Anna Seydel and Nicole Oberthien.