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Sports

West earns second Winter Sportsmanship Award

North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– Iowa City West High won its second consecutive Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) Winter Sportsmanship Award. The traveling trophy was presented Wednesday evening, April 11, during the semi-annual administrators’ meeting at the Hotel at Kirkwood Center, in Cedar Rapids. West High won for the Mississippi Division, while Dubuque Hempstead earned the honor for the Valley Division, also for the second consecutive year.

Lightning back on the links

Maurus medals against Regina

CORALVILLE– Improved weather conditions allowed the Liberty High girls’ varsity golf team back on the greens Tuesday and Wednesday, April 10 and 11.
The Lightning fell, 203-217, to Iowa City Regina on Tuesday, at the Brown Deer Golf Course in Coralville. Neely Maurus medaled with a 49 to lead Liberty.
Iowa City Regina 203, Liberty High 217
Neely Maurus, Liberty, 49
Tatiana Ochoa, Regina, 50
Alyssa Adrian, Regina, 50
Grace Sharpless, Regina, 51
Ellie Vanlandschoot, Regina, 52
Cassidy Sundine, Liberty, 55
Grace Crimmins, Liberty, 55
Marit McCaffery, Liberty, 58

Creek Girls tie for ninth at Early Bird Relays

Lacina, Schrock and Roller take runner-ups

ANAMOSA– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity girls track and field team tied with Independence for ninth place in team points at Anamosa’s Early Bird Relays Tuesday, April 10. Cedar Rapids Prairie won the meet with 155.50 points, while WaMaC teams Marion and Center Point-Urbana (CPU) were seventh and eighth respectively (53.00, 45.00) The Clippers and Mustangs put up 43 team points, while the host Blue Raiders were sixth with 54.

Women of Troy second at Johnston Invitational

Malloy-Salgado, Nock, Haight, Severt win for IC

JOHNSTON– The Iowa City West High Women of Troy track and field team took the runner-up spot in Johnston’s Craig Oldham Invitational Tuesday, April 10. Waukee won the meet with 191 team points, while West High put up 95 for the number-two spot.
Kiara Malloy-Salgado, Bailey Nock, Chandler Haight and Katie Severt posted wins for West in the 800-meter run, 3,000-meter run, discus and long jump, respectively. The 4x800-meter relay team also won.
Deniz Ince and Haight took second place in the 3,000-meter run and shot put, as well.

Trojans win Hempstead’s Mustangs Relays

West, McAreavy, Gannon, Green win for West High

DUBUQUE– Iowa City West High’s Trojans were denied their home track and field meet two consecutive Saturdays by cold, wind and rain, but managed to pick up a meet win Thursday, April 12, at Dalzell Field in Dubuque at the Dubuque Hempstead Men’s Mustangs Relays.
West High’s varsity team took the meet with 130 points, The Rams of Dubuque Senior took the runner-up spot with 123.50 and the host Mustangs were seventh with 67.

Creek Boys bit by the Sabers

Central DeWitt takes down CCA

DEWITT– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity boys soccer team suffered its second loss of the season on Tuesday, April 10, to the Sabers of Central Clinton, on the road in DeWitt. The Sabers defeated the Clippers, 3-0.
Junior Blake Malli, the Creek Boys’ keeper, made nine saves through 80 minutes of play.
The Clippers travel to Center Point-Urbana on Thursday, April 19, for a 4:30 p.m. match and visit West Liberty on Monday, April 23, with a 5 p.m. start. The Creek Boys visit Marion on Tuesday, April 24, at 4:30 p.m.

Boats and Bolts run Denny White Relays

CCA and Liberty score wins

MOUNT PLEASANT– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) Clippers (“Boats”) and the Lightning of Liberty High (“Bolts”) were able to take advantage of decent weather Thursday, April 12 as both teams ran in Mount Pleasant High School’s Denny White Relays. The Bolts and Boats were among the Class A teams with the Creek Boys finishing second in points.

Spring football 2018

Offensive line and tight ends

Last week, I looked at the linebackers and defensive backs.
This week, I’ll talk about the offensive line and tight ends.

Iowa lost two starters; they were good ones.
Sean Welsh and James Daniels have a shot to play in the NFL.
Welsh was named All-Big Ten last fall after lettering four years for the Hawkeyes.
As a freshman, he was named First Team Freshman All-Big Ten, starting seven games.
Welsh started every game his last three years and had a couple of starts at tackle.

Solon deflects Comets, 4-2

Even Mother Nature cannot deter the Lady Spartans

SOLON– Mother Nature cast a sideways glance at Solon on Monday, April 2, but it did not deter the Lady Spartans from starting the season with a win, closing out against West Liberty, on the windswept tundra of Spartan Stadium, 4-2.

Back on the track

Spring finally yields a meet outdoors for Lady Spartans

SOLON– With temperatures in the upper 40s and brisk breezes, it was hardly ideal track meet weather. But it was the best day of the week and Solon’s girls took advantage of it, with a rescheduled and relocated home meet, April 5.

Boys build momentum at CCA Invitational

Field events strong as ever

TIFFIN– It may have only been the second meet for the Solon boys track and field team this season, due to Mother Nature’s recent bipolar conflict, but the results following the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Boys Invitational held in Tiffin on Thursday, April 5, proved two things; the future looks bright for Solon track competitors and the field events are solid as ever.
Sophomore A.J. Coons placed fourth with a leap if 5-8 in the high jump.

Solon goes 2-1 in home tourney

Two matches decided by penalty kicks

SOLON– Two matches decided by penalty kicks.
One loss, one win.
It was a bitter wind that blew Saturday, April 7, as the varsity Solon team picked up its first loss of the season against Albia at the Spartan Classic Soccer Tournament.
The Blue Demons prevailed 1-0 after a 3-0 penalty kick (pk) shoot-out, but the Spartans rebounded for a shortened 10-0 victory over Prince of Peace, and capped the day by winning another pk battle, this time against Fairfield.
The Spartans broke a 2-2 tie in regulation with a 5-3 win in extra kicks.
The win moved Solon to 6-1 for the season.