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Sports

Gunnells wins shot put: Lady Spartans 14th

Young squad also scores in high jump, sprint medley

By Joe Wilkinson
Special to the Economist

DES MOINES– As they had all season, the throws meant big points for Solon, this time at the Class 3A state meet, May 22-24 in Des Moines. The girls finished 14th, with their 20 points coming from the shot put and discus, high jump and sprint medley relay.

Clipper girls’ shuttle hurdle relay places second at state

Bandy takes seventh in 200m

North Liberty Leader
DES MOINES– Clear Creek Amana (CCA) athletes competed in 15 events for the 2014 State Track & Field Championships held Thursday, May 22, through Saturday, May 24, at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.
Mia Smith, Celine Fender, Corrine Schwarting and Natalie Brimeyer took their shuttle hurdle relay to a second place finish twice, both times (preliminary heat and finals) following in the footsteps of Mount Pleasant, which won the event. Fender, Tyhesia Simpson, Amy Brant and Brimeyer ran the 800-meter sprint medley relay to a fifth-place finish in 1:50.57.

Boys 4x800, distance med, Gardarsson all finish in second place

Trojans 5th overall

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DES MOINES– Iowa City West High sent 39 events to the State Track & Field Championships held at Drake Stadium in Des Moines from Thursday, May 22, through Saturday, May 25. The boys placed fifth overall in team points with 39 while the Women of Troy were 14th with 20.
The boys’ 4x800-meter relay of Wynton Karanja, Noah Brase, Daniel Gardarsson and Kaleb Greiner finished second in 10:12.35; Gardarsson was second in the 1,600-meter run in 4:16.15, while Andrew Gilbaugh, Wali Parks, Alex Baller and Greiner ran the distance medley relay to a second-place finish in 3:28.07.

Seniors lead the way against Waterloo East

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader

IOWA CITY– Tuesday, May 20, was Senior Night for the West High Women of Troy and five of them put in seven of West’s 10 goals for a 10-0 win over struggling Waterloo East.
The bulk of the damage was done in the first half as West took a 9-0 lead into the break. Meredith Arpey nailed the final goal in the first minute of the second half for the victory.

West High names new volleyball coach

Dolson brings university experience to Women of Troy

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader

IOWA CITY– The Women of Troy have a new volleyball coach.
West High Athletic Director Scott Kibby announced Monday, May 19, that Randy Dolson would take over the position vacated in April by Kathy Bresnahan, pending approval by the Iowa City Community School District’s board of education.

Hawkeye Women

Hawk Talk

Part ii

Last week, I talked to first-year assistant coach Lacey Goldwire about the regular season for the Iowa Hawkeye women’s basketball team.
This week, we’ll look at the Big Ten Tournament, the NCAA Tournament, returning players and new recruits.
The Hawks finished 27-9, 11-5 in the Big Ten, which tied Purdue for fourth place.

On to state track meet

Lady Spartans qualify relays and individuals for state

By Joe Wilkinson
Special to the Economist

MARION– Cold rain and a monster throw stand out after a runner-up finish by Solon’s girls in the May 15 regional track meet in Marion. Solon qualified all seven relays and 10 girls in eight of the 12 individual events for the May 22-24 state track meet in Des Moines.

Boys win six events to claim district title

By Ed Hadenfeldt
Special to the Economist

MARION– The Solon boy’s track team, riding the strength of six first-place finishes, claimed the team title at last week’s district track meet held at Marion.
Team scores:
1. Solon
2. West Dubuque
3. Marion
4. Xavier
5. Wahlert
6. Anamosa
7. Maquoketa
Event champions included:
Shot put: Dalton Ferguson, 59’10;
Discus: Tanner Wymer, 153’10;
200-meter dash: Connor Ham, 22.69;
110-meter high hurdles: Connor Ham, 14.67;
4x100 meter relay: Jordan Wymer, Nate Christensen, Brandon Childs, Connor Ham; 44.57;

Spartans repel Raiders’ attack

Postseason begins next Tuesday

SOLON– The postseason begins Tuesday for the Solon boys varsity soccer team.
The Spartans travel to Davenport Assumption for a Class 2A substate 4 quarterfinal at 5 p.m., with the winner to advance to face Marion Thursday, May 29. The regional final is set for Saturday, May 31, at Central DeWitt.
Solon ended its regular season Tuesday night with a road game against Vinton-Shellsburg. Results were not available at press time.

Hard losses for Lady Spartans

CCA, Cedar Rapids Prairie test Solon

By Saira Steen
Special to the Economist

SOLON– The last 10 days have really put a strain on the Solon girls soccer team. Four games in one week with the Spartans hosting three matches against Davenport Assumption, Central DeWitt and Dyersville Beckman, as well as one on the road against Maquoketa .

No. 3 City High knocks-off No. 1 West in final second

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader

IOWA CITY– City High’s Scott Tribbey launched a shot at the West High goal from about 30 yards out and scored as time ran out Tuesday, May 13, at the University of Iowa soccer field. His shot gave the number three-rated Little Hawks a 1-0 win over the top-ranked and until that moment, undefeated, Trojans.
But, some say his shot came after the game clock had hit 00:00. Curiously, the University’s soccer complex does not have a horn that sounds when time runs out.

Bormann sisters’ one-two punch takes out Solon

CCA 2, Lady Spartans 1

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) Bormann sisters, Emma and Hannah, combined for a one-two punch Friday, May 16, as the Solon Lady Spartans visited the Clippers’ turf. The result was a 2-1 upset by the No. 10-ranked Clippers over the No. 4-ranked Solon Squad.