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Sports

Creek Boys sweep the Bobcats, 3-0 and 10-3 Bollers gets a pair of homers against Benton Community

TIFFIN The Clear Creek Amana varsity baseball team swept the Benton Community Bobcats off the diamond Tuesday, June 23, at home. The Clippers took game one, 3-0, and shelled the Cats, 10-0, in the nightcap, boosted by a pair of home runs from TJ Bollers.
Parker Smith knocked a double in game one, while Grant Jensen had a pair of singles and drove in one run. Brock Reade, Bollers, Ben Swails, Casey Ogden and Cade Armstrong hit one each with an RBI for Reade. Ogden went the distance for the Creek Boys striking out two and giving up four hits.

Bolts sweep the Trojans

Liberty baseball tops IC West, 5-4 and 8-1

NORTH LIBERTY– The Liberty High varsity baseball team opened the season June 16 with a 2-0 win over Iowa City High, and won bragging rights by sweeping Iowa City West High, 5-4 and 8-1, on Tuesday, June 23, at Liberty High.
The Bolts had a two-run burst in the bottom of the third inning in game one to take a 3-2 lead and, after the Trojans tied the game 3-3 in the top of the fifth, the Lightning flashed again with a run in the bottom to retake the lead and added an insurance run in the sixth. The Trojans scored one run in the seventh, but Liberty held on for the 5-4 win.

Creek Girls and Lady Spartans split

CCA wins, 8-4, and falls, 9-2

OXFORD– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School girls softball team recovered from a pair of losses to Benton Community and made a statement splitting with WaMaC East rival Solon Wednesday, June 24, at McAreavy Field, in Oxford. The win against the Lady Spartans was the first for the varsity Clippers since a doubleheader sweep in 2012.

Solon rides highs and lows against Tipton and Assumption

Big win at home, big loss on the road

SOLON– The Spartans scored 15 runs over two games.
But 14 came in one game and the Solon varsity baseball team split single games against Tipton and Davenport Assumption last week.
The Spartans shut out the Tigers, 14-0, at home, on June 23 and then got waylaid by the Knights the following evening, 11-1.
Freshman Blake Timmons and seniors Lucas Walker and Mathieux Rehnke combined to limit Tipton to four hits and no runs over five innings, with seven strikeouts by Walker.

Solon splits with CCA

Lady Spartans rebound for 9-2 win in nightcap

OXFORD The Lady Spartans six-game win streak ended in Oxford.
The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity softball team took the opening game of a road doubleheader from Solon, 8-4, June 24, but the Lady Spartans bounced back with a convincing 9-2 victory in the nightcap.
In game one, Solon struck first, taking a 1-0 lead in the second inning.
But the Creek Girls grabbed control with four runs in the home half of the third.

CCA sweeps Solon

Clippers sail past Spartans in road doubleheader

TIFFIN– Solon didn’t have what it needed to get past Clear Creek Amana (CCA).
The Clippers swept the Spartan varsity baseball team June 25 in Tiffin. CCA claimed the first game 8-3 and took the nightcap 5-4 in nine innings when Clipper Ben Swails drove home teammate Brock Reade with the winning run.

Lady Spartans tackle ranked opponents

Solon sweeps rescheduled doubleheader from Central DeWitt

SOLON The Lady Spartans took on some heavy hitters.
Solons varsity softball team hosted a trio of ranked teams for a pair of weekend triangular tournaments and came away 1-2.
The Lady Spartans, ranked No. 14 in Class 3A by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union, defeated unranked Keokuk and No. 15 (2A) Columbus Catholic (Waterloo) Friday before falling to No. 10 (5A) Ottumwa and No. 4 (5A) Iowa City High Saturday.
The Lady Spartans came into the tournament riding another winning streak, having overpowered Central DeWitt with 21 total hits and 19 runs in a home doubleheader June 25.

Cougars sweep the Bolts

CR Kennedy knocks off Liberty, 9-7 and 10-8

NORTH LIBERTY– The Cedar Rapids Kennedy varsity baseball team moved to the top of the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) Valley Division with a sweep of the Liberty High Lightning on Thursday, June 25, at Liberty. The Cougars improved to 4-0 in the conference, and 6-0 overall, while the Lightning dropped to 2-2 in conference play, and 5-3 overall.

Creek Boys take two from the Vikings

CCA opens the season with 8-2 and 8-0 wins over Vinton-Shellsburg

VINTON– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity baseball team posted two W’s to open the shortened 2020 season Monday, June 15, with a doubleheader sweep over the Vinton-Shellsburg Vikings, in Vinton.
The Clippers took the opener, 8-2, with senior Tyler Schrepfer driving in four runs and smacking a double. Senior Cade Armstrong also doubled in the contest, while senior Casey Ogden and sophomores Parker Smith and Stirlen Roberson drove in one run each. Junior Brock Reade struck out four, in three innings on the mound, with Armstrong striking out one in four innings.

River Kings escape Tiffin with win

Clinton tops CCA, 8-7, in non-conference baseball

TIFFIN– The home opener for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity boys’ baseball team was soured a bit as the Clinton River Kings took an 8-7 non-conference win Tuesday, June 16, in Tiffin.
Junior Brock Reade knocked a double for the Clippers, as senior Casey Ogden and sophomores Sam Young and Stirlen Roberson each smacked a pair of singles.
Senior Tyler Schrepfer pitched four innings with one strikeout and junior Cooper Hoffman worked the mound for three innings with a pair of strikeouts.
The Creek Boys had seven runs and 11 hits.

Lightning shocks the Little Hawks

Liberty opens the season with 2-0 win over Iowa City High

IOWA CITY– The Liberty High varsity baseball team opened the shortened 2020 season on Tuesday, June 16, placing a big feather in their caps as they knocked off Iowa City High, 2-0, on the Little Hawks’ diamond in Mercer Park.

The Lightning survive the Warriors

Liberty baseball holds off a late attack from CR Wash for an 11-8 win

NORTH LIBERTY– Liberty High’s first varsity game on its new diamond was almost marred by defeat as the Cedar Rapids Washington Warriors erased an 8-1 deficit Thursday, June 18. The Bolts opened the game with two runs in the bottom of the first inning and followed with one in the third, and two in the fourth before the Warriors scored one run in the top of the fifth. The Lightning added three more in the bottom half of the fifth, and looked to be cruising toward the win.