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Sports

Girls give Coach Tucker his 100th win

Solon defeats Marion in 2-1 overtime shoot-out Friday

SOLON– The Solon Lady Spartans celebrated their inaugural game at Spartan Field with a 2-1 overtime shoot-out against Marion Friday, giving coach John Tucker his 100th career victory.
Anna Seydel hit the winning goal to give Solon a winning start to the season.
Alison McKinnie had the team’s lone goal in regulation, tying the score at 7:45 in the second half on an assist from Abby Haas.
Marion’s goal came on a penalty kick at 17:07 in the first half after an inadvertent hand ball in the box.
Coach Tucker was happy with the results.

Lady Spartans finish fourth at J-Hawk Relays

By Joe Wilkinson
Special to the Economist
CEDAR RAPIDS– A tale of two teams… almost.
Solon’s Lady Spartans showed they can run with the big schools, when healthy. They finished fourth in the J-Hawk Relays Saturday in Cedar Rapids, even leading for a while, early on.

Boys take fourth at first outdoor meet

By Ed Hadenfeldt
Special to the Economist
TIPTON– The 2013 edition of the Solon boys track team finally got to run its first meet of the season outdoors last week, having two meets cancelled the previous week do to inclement weather.
The boys finished fourth out of 11 teams competing at the Tipton Invitational.
Scores were as follows:
1. CPU 115
2. Monticello 108.5
3. Camanche 70
4. Solon 65
5. West Liberty 40
6. Mount Vernon 35
7. Tipton 19
8. Springville 18
9. West Branch 17
10. Benton 16
11. Wilton 12

Spartans 3-0 to start season

SOLON– The Spartans have started the season on the right foot.
Solon’s varsity boys have opened the season 3-0, including a home win against the No. 1 ranked team in 1A, Waterloo Columbus.
According to head coach Jeremy McMurrin, the Spartans have moved up a class this season and are ranked No. 14 in Class 2A.
After a scoreless scrimmage against Cedar Rapids Xavier at the Cedar Rapids Washington Soccer Jamboree, the Spartans opened the season at home with a 2-1 win over No. 9 Iowa Mennonite April 1. Nick Brown and Brandan Childs scored goals for Solon, with an assist to Chase Gross.

Cool victory for Clipper boys

CCA boys open with 3-0 win in frigid weather

TIFFIN– Tim Benson’s Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity soccer boys took to the field Monday, April 1, to face the Golden Hawks of Mid-Prairie in a season-opening girls/boys doubleheader. With temperatures in the low 30s and a persistent wind out of the west-northwest, the conditions were more appropriate for winter.

CCA girls’ soccer heats up in the cold

CCA girls brave frigid weather for season opening win

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– Once the final goal had been scored, the scene on the field resembled a state playoff win as the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers stormed the turf and embraced each other while jumping up and down in victory.