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Sports

Lady Spartans shut-out Maquoketa, Central DeWitt

SOLON– The Lady Spartans fell to the No. 1 team last week, but followed it up with two home conference victories.
Solon’s girls defeated Maquoketa 2-0 and Central DeWitt 1-0 last week after being beaten by No. 1 Davenport Assumption on the road last Monday.
Assumption handed the Lady Spartans a 5-0 loss in Davenport, but Solon remained ranked ninth in Class 1A, according to the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union (IGHSAU).

Spartans defeat West Liberty

Solon moves to 10-2-2 after tie with Assumption

SOLON– The Spartans took on two powerhouses in one day and came out without a loss last week.
The boys’ soccer squad defeated West Liberty 3-1 at West Liberty Saturday and then traveled to Davenport Assumption later that day for a scoreless tie.
Tim Lance scored twice for the Spartans and Nick Brown added a goal on a penalty kick against the Comets. Brandan Childs was credited with an assist. Joe Weeks had four saves in the goal.
Weeks had five saves in the 0-0 battle against Assumption.
The two games capped a successful week for the Solon boys.

Hawk Talk

Spring football

This is the final part of spring football for the Iowa Hawkeyes. This week I’ll talk about the scrimmage last Saturday and special teams.
The scrimmage had a new look at Kinnick with the offense and defense going heads up and keeping score.
It was a perfect day for football, not too hot, a nice breeze and enough clouds not to get sunburned.
I liked the new format that had a point system that allowed for some good competition.
They played 15-minute quarters in the first half, 12-minute quarters in the second half.
I’ll start with the offense, which won the battle, 61-37.

Lady Spartans overpower Mustangs

Katie Vitosh controls the ball as Brianna Pike looks on during Solon’s 6-1 win over Mount Vernon Friday. Alison McKinnie scored four goals for the Lady Spartans, while Anna Seydel and Abby Haas eached scored once. The girls moved to 6-2 on the season. The Lady Spartans lost to Muscatine 5-1 April 20, but picked up lopsided wins against Western Dubuque, 7-0, and Monticello, 10-0, Tuesday and Thursday. (Photo by Doug Lindner)

Regina wins tight battle

1st and 2nd place for Spartans

Connor Ham second at Drake Relays

MAQUOKETA– The Solon boy’s track team took advantage of some decent weather last week, winning one invitational meet, and finishing second at another.
The Spartans finished second at the 17-team Maquoketa Valley Invitational on Monday, with team scores as follows:
1. Monticello 134
2. Solon 96
3. CPU 86
4. Cascade 69
5. Beckman 52
6. West Delaware 38
7. Anamosa 30
8. Jesup 23
9. Springville 22
10. North Linn 10
11. Starmont 10
12. Independence 8
13 Clayton Ridge 5
14. Alburnett 5
15. Maquoketa Valley 1
16. Central City 0

Drake performances highlight busy week for girls

DES MOINES– Spread across three days, the Drake Relays capped a three-meet week for Solon in track. The Lady Spartans’ efforts were highlighted by a fifth-place finish by Kara Misel in the shot put (40’10) and Lauren Benzing’s eighth-place finish in the 1,500 meters, her 4:45.71 cutting 10 seconds off her qualifying time.

Trojans survive Saints: West boys 2, Xavier 1

IOWA CITY– As he looked out across the extra-wide pitch at West High, coach Brad Stiles realized something was missing.

Clipper boys come in third at Pacha Relays

TIFFIN: The top-ranked 4x200-meter relay team, consisting of Clear Creek Amana’s Josh Martinac, Tanner Bandy, Kam Kahler and Jared Ganschow won yet again Thursday, April 25, as the Clippers hosted their annual Pacha Relays. The foursome got the job done on the eve of the Drake Relays in 1:32.03. Tyler Kasper, Bandy, Aaron Campbell and Cooper Seacrest-Seelman teamed up to win the shuttle hurdle relay in 1:04.22 while Bandy won the high jump by clearing an even 6-00.00 and Kahler won the long jump with his 19-03.00 effort.

CCA girls’ track third at Pacha Relays

TIFFIN: Clear Creek Amana (CCA) put three events into the win column Thursday, April 25, at their home Pacha Relays. Kate Hergert, Chloe Keith, Bailey Mooney and Corrine Schwarting ran the 4x400-Meter Relay to victory in 4:19.79, besting their seedtime of 4:24.88. Mia Smith, Celine Fender, Megan Lukas and Amy Brant took the win in the 800-Meter Sprint Medley Relay in 1:55.19, which was 0.09 seconds better than their seedtime. Also, Natalie Brimeyer, Ashley Prusha, Fender and Lukas won the 4x100-Meter Shuttle Hurdle Relay in 1:09.35.

Hawk Talk

Defense needs to get better

This week, I’ll look at the defense.

Clipper boys take second on Solon’s track

SOLON– Tony Brack’s Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers finished second to the Solon Spartans Tuesday, April 16, at Solon’s Denny Gruber Track Meet. The Clippers tied with Dyersville Beckman with 102 team points to the Spartans’ 170.
The CCA 4x200-Meter Relay crew of Josh Martinac, Tanner Bandy, Kam Kahler and Jared Ganschow took the gold and in the process set a new school record. The squad also is now the tops in Class 3A and seventh across all classes. Ganschow also won in the 800-Meter Run and Jack Murray led the field in the 1,600-Meter Run.