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October 16th, 2019

Women of Troy and Bolts splash the Cougars

Liberty’s Scarlet Martin and Samantha Klein rack up wins for West High/Liberty High swimmers

CORALVILLE– The combined team of Iowa City West High and Liberty High swimmers chalked up another dual meet victory Tuesday, Oct. 8, as they dominated Cedar Rapids Kennedy at the Coralville Recreation Center. West’s junior varsity squad won, 136-50, while the varsity took care of the Cougars, 138-48.

Bolts host their first MVC cross country Super Meet

Liberty’s Ashlyn Keeney leaves the field in the dust

IOWA CITY– Liberty High’s Ashlyn Keeney blazed through the Kickers Soccer Complex in Iowa City Thursday, Oct. 10, to win the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) Super Meet varsity girls 5k race. Keeney, a sophomore, got off to a quick start and wasted no time extending her lead over the rest of the pack. She crossed the finish line in 18:07, 47 seconds ahead of runner-up Micah Poellet from Linn-Mar.

Creek Boys come up short against the Knights

Davenport Assumption defeats CCA, 27-14

DAVENPORT– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity football team dipped to 4-3 on the season with a Thursday, Oct. 10, road loss to the Knights of Davenport Assumption Catholic High School at the Brady Street Stadium in Davenport.
The Clippers were down 14-0 in the first half when Ryan Navara connected with Tom Johnson for 59 yards and a touchdown to put the Creek Boys on the scoreboard. Navara would score in the fourth quarter on a quarterback keeper, but the Knights held onto their 27-14 advantage for the victory.

Six running for seats on CCA’s school board

Introducing Penny Schnedler

OXFORD– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School District will see changes to its School Board of Directors in the wake of the Tuesday, Nov. 5, elections as board members Terry Davis and Steve Swenka are not seeking reelection while incumbent Matt McAreavy will face Brian Horsford, former board member Eileen Schmidt, and Penny Schnedler in a contest for two at-large seats.

Six seeking NL council seats

Introducing Brent Smith, Matthew Eckhardt, Mike Nichols, Bryan Wayson, RaQuishia Harrington and Chris Hoffman

NORTH LIBERTY– Three incumbents will face two challengers on the Tuesday, Nov. 5, election ballot in North Liberty for three city council seats. RaQuishia Harrington, Chris Hoffman and Brent Smith will defend their four-year terms against challengers Matthew Eckhardt and Michael Nicholls. Harrington and Smith are new to the council with Harrington winning a special election in March to fill the vacancy left by Jim Sayre (who moved out of state) while Smith was appointed by the council in May to replace Jennifer Goings (who also has left the area).

Girls third over Hillcrest hills

KALONA– There is a reason most noise at cross country meets comes near the finish line. That’s where the crowd is! As runners close in on 5,000 meters, the fans want to see their finish.
Sure, Mid-Prairie’s top ranked– and Future Hall of Famer– Marie Hostletler is going to win by more than a minute each time out. However, the excitement builds as the next 10, 50 or 100 girls fight for position. Solon’s girls provided a couple such moments, at the Hillcrest Academy Invite, October 7.

Boys 6th at North Linn, postseason ahead

TROY MILLS– Going into postseason runs, Solon’s boys notched a sixth-place finish among 16 teams at the 2019 North Linn invitational cross country meet, Oct. 12. “It was an amazing meet for the whole Solon cross country team. Almost every runner had season best times,” reviewed head coach Emy Williams. “We looked strong and really competed.”

Lady Spartans notch conference win

Solon takes 3-2 win from Central DeWitt

DeWITT– Either way, one team was going to pick up its first divisional conference win.
That team was Solon.
The Lady Spartan varsity volleyball team moved to 13-16 on the season and picked up its first WaMaC East Division win of the season at Central DeWitt Thursday, Oct. 10.
But it didn’t come easily.
It took five sets to overcome the Sabers (23-25, 25-14, 25-17, 19-25, 15-11). Statistics were not available at press time.

Spartans lead Class 3A District 6

Six weeks in, Solon on top

MOUNT PLEASANT– Almost to the beckoning of the machine shed mantra south of Solon on Highway 1, the Solon Spartans football team de-pounced the Panthers, at the Mapleleaf Complex in Mount Pleasant on Friday, Oct. 11, in grand fashion, to the tune of 35-14, remaining unbeaten through week seven of the season and claiming its 36th consecutive regular season win.

Kites rule the skies over Centennial Park

North Liberty’s first ever Take Flight! event celebrates aviation

NORTH LIBERTY– For quite a while the only things flying over the grounds of Centennial Park, in North Liberty, were purple martin birds checking out the throngs of humans who gathered for “Take Flight!” an afternoon of kite flying. The event, the first standalone kite event (mega kites were part of the last Beat the Bitter event) was held Sunday, Oct. 6, with gigantic kites sharing the cloudy skies with many smaller kites.