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May 9th, 2019

IHSAA announces postseason changes

Football and wrestling to see state tournament qualifying adjustments

BOONE– The Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) announced changes to postseason state tournament qualifying Thursday, April 25. The association instituted new qualifying procedures in 2018-19 for football and wrestling, and the board of control met on Wednesday, April 24, to tweak those based on recommendations from sport advisory committees ahead of the 2019-20 postseasons.

Boys 8th at WaMaC Conference Super Meet

Lensing wins shot put, Flansburg second, Diersen third in discus

DeWITT– The Solon Spartans’ boys track and field team competed in the WaMaC Conference Super Meet at Central DeWitt High School and emerged as a team eighth in the 14-team field on Thursday, May 2. The Spartans scored 55.5 team points at the meet, bested by champion Marion with 95, Mount Vernon with 89, Clear Creek Amana with 87, Benton Community with 85, Williamsburg with 83, Vinton-Shellsburg with 63.5 and Center Point-Urbana with 61. South Tama (36), Central DeWitt (30), Beckman (29) Maquoketa (14), West Delaware (10), and Independence (3) completed the competitors.

Tear-jerker penalty kick loss to Raiders

Lady Spartans fall, 2-1, to Williamsburg

SOLON– The Lady Spartans knocked on the door but got turned away as a result of a shootout after 100 minutes of play in Spartan Stadium on Thursday, May 2, losing 2-1 to the visiting Williamsburg Raiders.

May 2nd

Solon boys win 5th in a row

Spartans shut out Mustangs, 4-0

SOLON- Solon’s boys were on the attack against Mount Vernon.
The varsity soccer team dropped the Mustangs to 2-8 on the season with a 4-0 shut out at Spartan Stadium Friday, April 26.
The Spartans kept Mount Vernon keeper Zach Kolker busy all match. Kolker recorded 24 saves against four goals allowed.
Two of those goals belonged to Solon senior Luke Yetley, with seniors Jorel Justus and Ben McAtee adding one each. Senior Drew Bruck, senior Luke McInnis (two) and sophomore Gabe Yetley were credited with assists.
Senior Ian Johnson recorded two saves in goal for the shutout.

Solon 5th at Pacha Relays

TIFFIN– The Solon Spartans boys track and field team rolled into Tiffin on Thursday, April 25, after the cancellation of the Maquoketa Valley meet earlier in the week due to weather, ready to compete at Clear Creek Amana High School.
Even with some team members competing at the Drake Relays for the weekend, the Spartans captured a consistent fifth-place showing.

Liberty girls shut out Fort Madison, 3-0

Lightning improves to 4-3

FORT MADISON– The Liberty High varsity girls’ soccer team improved to 4-3 Monday, April 22, with a 3-0 shutout of the Fort Madison Bloodhounds, in a non-conference game, at the Baxter Sports Complex, in Fort Madison.
Two of the Bolts’ goals came from a pair of freshmen, Grace Heddens and Emma Wilde. Junio Briana Ervin scored, as well, while sophomore Rylie Baldes had an assist.

Solon girls win second in a row

Cardinals dispatched by Lady Spartans, 2-0

SOLON– In the Lady Spartans’ first of two home games of the week, on Tuesday, April 23, Solon dispatched the Maquoketa Cardinals, 2-0, to move to .500 on the season. The win was the second in a row for the Lady Spartans, who appear to be building momentum on offense cresting the halfway point of the season.

Keeney makes history for the Lightning on the Blue Oval

CCA and Liberty High results from the 2019 Drake Relays

DES MOINES- Liberty High’s Ashlyn Keeney made school history with her effort in the 3,000-meter run Thursday, April 25, at the 2019 Drake Relays in Des Moines. A freshman, Keeney won the event in 9:39.64, making her the first Liberty High student athlete to win at the Drake Relays, and also setting the fastest time for a freshman in state history. Her time is also the eighth-fastest in the United States, ever, by a freshman. Keeney was also the runner-up in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:09.99.

School records, top-five finishes for girls at Drake Relays

Sprint medley fourth, Bullard fifth

DES MOINES- So, now, they’ve run against the best in the state. Solon’s Lady Spartans track team returns to the regular season this week, before gearing up for their next tour of Drake University’s ‘Blue Oval.’ With a meet in Monticello and WaMaC conference slated this week; it is into the post-season. The regional qualifier, May 9, determines who returns to Drake Stadium, May 16-18, for the state coed track meet.

Bolts top the field in Anamosa

Sartain, Schmidt, Kinzer, Woody, 4x100 & sprint med win for Liberty High

ANAMOSA– The Liberty High boys track and field team won Anamosa’s coed meet Tuesday, April 23, with four individual winners and two winning relay teams. The Lightning topped the nine-team field with 139.5 team points, with Mount Vernon taking the runner-up spot with 129. The host Blue Raiders were fifth with 79.5.
Individual winners for Liberty included Ryan Sartain in the 110-meter hurdles, Dylan Schmidt in the 1,600-meter run, Drake Woody in the 400-meter hurdles and Jack Kinzer smoking the field in the 3,200-meter run.