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Sports

Spartans fall to No. 8 Central DeWitt

Solon boys shut out Maquoketa, Williamsburg

SOLON– The Spartans ran into trouble against No. 8 Central DeWitt last week on the road.
Although Solon was in control for a good portion of the game, a late penalty in the box gave Central DeWitt’s Keegan Lass a free shot which he converted to break a 1-1 tie.
“We played well being short handed due to the conference track meet and against a good and ranked opponent,” said head coach Jeremy McMurrin of the 2-1 loss. “We worked hard to get the lead and deserved to get the win. Unfortunately we were unable to do that due to things we didn’t have any control over after we took the lead.”

One shot does the job

West’s O’Deen is thorn in the Lions’ paw

IOWA CITY– The West High Trojans remained undefeated at 12-0 in the wake of a 1-0 victory at home Tuesday, May 6, over the Linn-Mar Lions.
Ryan O’Deen, a senior, took a pass from junior Peter Murry and fired a shot into the corner of the Lions’ net to score roughly five minutes into the match. West held off the Lions to seal the shutout, despite withering attacks by the Lions in the final minutes.
Iowa City West held the top spot in the Iowa High School Soccer Coaches Association’s May 3 rankings. City High was the No. 3-ranked squad and the Lions were No. 4.

West’s 1-0 win puts them at top of MVC Mississippi Division

Women of Troy hold Kennedy

IOWA CITY– As the final horn sounded and the teams headed for mid-field to shake hands, West High coach Dave Rosenthal was heard yelling out, “that was good soccer.”
His Women of Troy held off the Cougars of Cedar Rapids Kennedy Friday, May 9, at Baker Field on the West High campus, improving their record to 7-1 in the MVC and 9-1 overall to hold the top spot in the Mississippi Division. West’s only loss thus far came at the hands of Linn-Mar on Tuesday, May 6.

Creek girls get 1-0 win over Independence

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TIFFIN– Emma Bormann’s 12th goal of the 2014 season gave the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers a 1-0 win at home Thursday, May 8, against Independence. The Win improved the Clippers’ record to 8-1, and the squad was ranked seventh in Class 1A in the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union’s weekly rankings for Friday, May 9.
Hannah Bormann had five shots on the Mustangs’ goal, Morgan Carew launched one shot and Emma Bormann had two.

Clipper boys’ soccer wins five straight

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TIFFIN– They righted the ship.
The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) boys varsity soccer team overcame three losses in a row at the start of the season and have posted five straight wins and three consecutive shut-outs against WaMaC West foes with two matches left in the regular season. With a 5-1 record in the WaMaC West Division, CCA is in a three-way tie for first place with Marion and Center Point-Urbana and holds an 8-4-2 record overall.

Trojans MVC divisional track champs

West High’s sophomores, varsity lead the way

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DUBUQUE– Dalzell Field in Dubuque was the site Thursday, May 8, for the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) Mississippi Division boys conference meet. The West High Trojans emerged as the champions in both sophomore and varsity competition with 128 team points for the varsity and 120 for the sophs. Together the Trojan track and field teams racked up 10 first-place finishes and seven second-place finishes in 36 events in total.

Clipper boys place fifth at WaMaC divisional golf

Klingeman leads CCA

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SHELLSBURG– The Clear Creek Amana boys golf team placed fifth in the WaMaC West Boys Divisional Golf Tournament held at the Wildcat Golf Course in Shellsburg Monday, May 5.
Marion won the meet with a score of 160 and Williamsburg’s Zach Buch was the top golfer, posting a 37 on the day, while Jacob Klingeman led the Clippers with a score of 42. Nolan Navara had 44 strokes, Cal Miller also posted 44, Dylan Wolfe had 46, and Killian Walters and Coltyn Schulte both put up 49.

Women of Troy come in second at MVC divisional meet May 8

Benedict and Welch winners for West High

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WATERLOO– The West High Women of Troy track and field team finished second in varsity competition to rival City High Thursday, May 8, at the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) Mississippi Division meet.
The Little Hawks varsity team took the division championship with 166 team points to West’s 150.
In Junior Varsity (JV) competition, Cedar Rapids Kennedy won with 132 points. The West JV squad was fourth with 77.

Lady Spartans fall to No. 1 Assumption, beat Mustangs

MOUNT VERNON– Friday’s 5-2 win against the Mount Vernon Mustangs boosted Solon’s Lady Spartans to a 6-1 varsity soccer record.
Once again the girls proved that hard work and great coaching are the key to a winning season. Seniors Anna Seydel and Brianna Pike and freshman Josie Durr scored a goal each with junior Emma Moss bringing home two goals.
Seydel and Durr each had an assist, as did Jade Flansburg, while Ali Herdliska had two.

4x400 decides CCA’s Pacha Relays in Lady Spartan’s favor

Girls track team looks ahead to conference and regional meets

By Joe Wilkinson
Special to the Economist
TIFFIN– In a week which saw one rainout, one meet title, and one meet decided after publication deadline, Solon’s girls head into the home stretch of the 2014 track season with combinations in mind.
Which individual entries should rack up points at conference, regional and… hopefully… state? Or should they team up for stronger relay performances? The track and field chess match is in play, with Solon going to the WaMaC meet Thursday in Vinton and the regional meet next week at Marion.

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