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Sports

Trojans split with Dubuque Sr. Rams

A Raffensperger home run opens game two for West baseball

IOWA CITY– A two-run homer by Devin Raffensperger gave the West High Trojans a 2-0 lead in the second game of a varsity doubleheader Monday, July 1, at home against Dubuque Senior.

Prime Time in NL

Hawk Talk

Prime Time is back in North Liberty for its 27th year. It is the longest running summer league in the U.S. and the main reason is Randy Larson, who not only runs the league, but coaches as well.
I remember watching him as a player-coach when the league started.
Randy and I are the same age, so I’ve always been impressed with his energy and passion for Hawkeye basketball.
I went to some of those games at City High when the league first started. There were two gyms and they both were hot.
I saw Chris Street, Jess Settles and even former Hawkeye football player Willie Guy play.

Spartans survive slugfest with CCA

SOLON– The Clippers of Clear Creek Amana (CCA) watched a 10-0 lead over the rival Solon Spartans evaporate into thin air Thursday, June 27, as the home team rallied back to win the nightcap 23-13 in six innings. Solon also took the first game of the evening 7-3 in a varsity doubleheader.

Chalk up four more

Lady Spartans dominate Keokuk, North Polk during home tourney

SOLON– The Lady Spartans swept the field as they hosted their own tournament over the weekend.
Solon’s softball team reeled off four more victories, including two close match-ups against formerly ranked teams, and two lopsided wins, leaving the Lady Spartans with a 31-2 record heading into the final games of the season.
The road to the state tournament begins with a first-round bye for the Lady Spartans, who will begin the postseason at home Saturday, July 13. Solon will also host the substate final Tuesday, July 16.

Mustangs not so wild

IOWA CITY– It was business as usual Friday, June 28, for the West High Trojans on the diamond.
And business was good.
The Trojans took on the Mustangs of Dubuque Hempstead in a varsity doubleheader and put two more wins in the book by taking the opener 4-3 and the nightcap, 9-1.

CCA falls in slugfest with Spartans

Solon takes doubleheader from Clippers 7-3 and 23-13

SOLON– The Clippers of Clear Creek Amana (CCA) watched a 10-0 lead over the rival Solon Spartans evaporate into thin air Thursday, June 27, as the home team rallied back to win the nightcap 23-13 in six innings. Solon also took the first game of the evening 7-3 in a varsity doubleheader.

Trojans split with the Knights

IC West drops first game, rallies back for nightcap win

IOWA CITY– Lose one, win one. That was the story Tuesday evening (June 25) for the West High Trojans baseball team as they split a non-conference doubleheader with the Knights from Davenport Assumption.
The Knights won the opener 6-4 with a five-run effort in the top of the seventh inning. The game was tied 1-1 after the first inning and the Trojans slowly built up a lead with a run in the second, fourth and sixth innings. The Trojans had seven hits and left 10 men stranded on base. The Knights put up ten hits and left nine men hanging.

Hawk Talk

Game Time in NL

Game Time is back in North Liberty as the action started last week at the North Liberty Recreation Center.
It was business as usual as Melissa Dixon and Samantha Logic scored 41 and 29 points respectively. Melissa’s team won and Samantha’s lost on opening night.
Melissa, who was named the Big Ten’s Sixth Player of the Year, hit her first three 3-pointers and should be in the starting lineup when the season starts.
Samantha, whose, teamed trailed by 12 with five minutes left, hit a couple of threes and almost brought her team back.

Lady Spartans hammer out 66 runs in a week

IOWA CITY– The Lady Spartans outscored their opponents 66-15 last week, but had another loss at the hands of Dallas Center-Grimes to drop their overall record to 25-2.
Solon climbed to the No. 2 spot in the rankings for Class 4A Thursday after rolling through road doubleheaders with Central DeWitt and Independence.
The Spartans rattled the Sabres 10-3 and 16-0, and dismantled Indee 14-1 and 10-3.
Solon then split a pair of games while participating in the Clear Creek Amana Tournament, defeating Fairfield 12-3 and falling to Dallas Center-Grimes 5-4.

Challenging week for Spartans

WATERLOO– Against Central DeWitt and Cedar Rapids Jefferson, Solon’s varsity Spartans managed only seven runs over three games.
Against Waterloo Columbus, the Spartans scored 21 runs in one night.
The Solon baseball team went 1-5 last week, dropping its overall record to 12-8.
“This past week was very challenging for our baseball team,” said head coach Keith McSweeney. “Our defense broke down on several occasions and some injuries really extended our pitching staff.”

Victory dance

Clipper girls’ record above .500 with sweep over Vikettes

OXFORD– They danced in the dugout and they danced on the diamond.
The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity softball girls were having fun while taking care of business Monday, June 17, in a doubleheader against the Vinton-Shellsburg Vikettes. The Clippers took the opener 9-0 and held on for a 6-4 win in the nightcap.

Long battle between Trojans ends with split

Miller hits home run in 11-inning marathon game

IOWA CITY– An 11-inning battle of endurance and will power ended with a 3-2 win for the West High Women of Troy Thursday, June 20, on the home diamond against the Trojans of Waterloo East. However, the nightcap, while finishing in regulation play, ended on the sour note of a 6-4 loss.