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October 10th, 2019

Races set for council, school election

Plenty of candidates this time around

SOLON– There was a time when you had to find someone to run for an open seat on the school board or city council.
Not this year.
This year, there are six candidates for two open seats on the Solon Community School District Board of Education and four candidates for two seats on the Solon City Council. All terms are for four years.
In both cases, an incumbent declined to seek re-election.
In the case of the school board, Jim Hauer won’t be running. For city council, Mark Prentice won’t be on the ballot.
But there’s still a crowded field, including an incumbent in each race.

Old Gold Dining to host fourth grade class

Dining program looking for more seniors to join them for lunch

Old Gold Dining will be hosting a fourth grade class on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. There are usually 23 students that come. We would like to have at least one Senior Citizen for each student. Non seniors are also welcome with a reservation and a payment of $4.00 (same as seniors) for the meal. Please try to join us for this fun occasion and visit with these young Solon school students. Call 624-2251 before noon the day before to make your reservation. We serve lunch at 11:30, so plan to arrive by 11:15. The class scheduled to come this month is Ms. McAtee, 4B.

October 3rd

Stormin’ Pointers top Creek Girls in five sets

CCA falls 3-2 to CPU

CENTER POINT– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity volleyball team dipped to an 8-7 record Tuesday, Sept. 24, after falling to Center Point-Urbana in five sets (3-2). The 11th-ranked Clippers (Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union rankings as of Thursday, Sept. 19) dropped the first set 17-25, rallied back to a 25-22 win in set two, and fell 25-11 in the third. The Creek Girls rocked the Stormin’ Pointers with a 25-17 win in the fourth set, but dropped the fifth 15-8. The Pointers, unranked at the time, improved to 11-11.

Liberty XC boys 6th at Jim Boughton Invitational

Gryp breaks Woodward’s record, Bolts set 19 personal bests

DUBUQUE– Liberty High’s cross country boys ran Thursday, Sept. 26, in Dubuque Senior’s Jim Boughton Invitational at the Dubuque Soccer Complex, and stunned Head Coach Josh Hildebrand.
“Speechless! This team never ceases to amaze the coaches!” he wrote. “On only two days rest (the team competed Monday, Sept. 23, in Solon’s Invitational), the boys set 19 personal records and one school record!”

Martin sets new records at Kennedy’s Invitational swim meet

Iowa City West/Liberty High tops the field

CEDAR RAPIDS– The combined team of Iowa City West High and Liberty High swimmers continued to set new records Saturday, Sept. 28, as they competed in Cedar Rapids Kennedy’s 2019 Cougar Invitational. The Women of Troy won the meet with 553 team points topping runner-up Johnston (416) and the host Cougars (344).

Bolts sink the Boats

Liberty High outlasts CCA, 28-21

NORTH LIBERTY– Last year the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers and Liberty High School’s Lightning clashed for the first time in Class 3A varsity football with the “Boats” taking a lopsided 37-7 win for CCA’s 2018 Homecoming Game. On Friday, Sept. 27, the “Bolts” returned the favor in a much closer game for their 2019 Homecoming as The Lightning zapped the Clippers 28-21 in the first week of District 5 competition.

Solon boys 8th at Anamosa, North Linn next up

ANAMOSA– With their top five packed within about a minute of each other– and just 19 places apart– Solon’s varsity boys are leaning into the Big Push.
The Spartans kept their top runners closer together, taking eighth at the 14-school Anamosa Invitational cross country meet Sept. 28.

Girls take the hardware at Anamosa cross country meet

Conway, Bock lead the way for Lady Spartans

ANAMOSA– There were a couple adjustments in the finishes, but it was still good for a meet title, as Solon outran the 10 (full) team field Sept. 28 in Anamosa. It was the girls’ second meet title this season.
Kiersten Conway (fourth place overall, 20:33) and Emma Bock (fifth, 20:49) swapped places again, as Solon’s one-two runners, pacing the 11th ranked (Class 3A) Lady Spartans over a wet, hilly course– on a meet morning that bordered on chilly, for the first time this season.

Spartans chase Bloodhounds for Homecoming win

Miller throws five TD in 45-7 blowout

SOLON– Senior quarterback Cam Miller had himself a night.
Miller went 15-20 for 323 yards passing and five touchdowns against the Fort Madison Bloodhounds for Homecoming Sept. 27, and the Spartans rolled to a 45-7 victory.
Solon racked up 410 yards of total offense while holding Fort Madison to 143 and scored six of touchdowns in the first two quarters for a 38-0 halftime lead.
“Overall it was our best performance of the year,” assessed Solon Head Coach Kevin Miller. “We didn't have a single penalty and didn't have as many missed assignments as the previous week.”

Cardinals sweep Lady Spartans

Solon rebounds against Iowa City West, Ft. Madison

MAQUOKETA– Despite an active back row, some pretty stellar serving and 13 kills from senior Katie Yi, Solon’s varsity volleyball team came up empty against the Maquoketa Cardinals.
The Cardinals swept the Lady Spartans 3-0 in a WaMaC Conference East matchup Sept. 24 in Maquoketa.