DAVENPORT– Head Coach Amanda Paulson took little time to summarize the Class 1A Region 8 Championship game following the Lady Spartans being dispatched by the Assumption Catholic Knights, 10-0, in Davenport, on Friday, June 4. The game ended the Lady Spartans’ season with a 14-6 record and r…

MARSHALLTOWN– Over two days at the Elmwood Country Club, Solon’s boys proved the regular season was no fluke.

SOLON– Following a rough 18 minutes, the Lady Spartans varsity soccer team plucked the Central Lee Hawks, 8-0, in a Class 1A Region 8 quarterfinal to advance, setting up a semifinal meeting with the 11-5 Mid-Prairie Golden Hawks at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 1, at Spartan Stadium.

DeWITT– Led by senior Katlyn Jeter, who shot a career-best 94, Solon’s girls finished fifth at an Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union regional invitational at Springbrook Country Club in DeWitt May 24.

BURLINGTON– That grouping paid off.


DES MOINES– The lead changed hands each day in the Class 3A girls’ state track meet in Drake Stadium in Des Moines, May 20-22. In eighth place after five finals events on Day 1, Solon’s girls were tied for the team lead after Day 2. As the meet closed Saturday, the Lady Spartans locked up th…

SOLON– The Spartans didn’t get off to the best start against Cedar Valley Christian in a first-round substate soccer matchup Thursday, May 20.

SOLON– The Lady Spartans’ varsity soccer team suffered a Senior Night loss on the home pitch as the Clear Creek-Amana Clippers visited, scuttling Solon, 4-1, on Tuesday, May 18. The loss moved the Lady Spartans to 10-5 for the season and elevated the Boats to 14-2, the Clippers’ only two los…

TIPTON– The Lady Spartans’ varsity soccer team rebounded in sound fashion on Thursday, May 20, after a Senior Night loss, totally subduing the Tipton Tigers, in Tipton, 8-0. The win moved the Lady Spartans to 11-5 prior to their final regular season game, on the road, at Iowa City Regina, sc…

IOWA CITY– An early 2-0 lead and solid defense delivered the Lady Spartans’ varsity soccer team its final regular season win, 3-1, at Regina Catholic, in Iowa City, on Friday, May 21.


SOLON– With wins in six events and seconds in five more, The Lady Spartans stormed through their Class 3A state qualifying meet May 13 at Solon. With at-large entries, they will line up in 17 of the 19 events May 20-22 at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.

WASHINGTON– They are a step away from the Class 3A state golf championships.

DYERSVILLE– The Solon boys’ junior varsity (JV) track and field team emerged victorious at the WaMaC Conference JV Meet, held in Dyersville, with 191 team points, besting Marion with 132, Mount Vernon with 72, Independence and Williamsburg tied for fourth with 60 points apiece and Clear Cree…

SOLON– The Solon boys’ track and field team emerged from the fray victorious at the end of the evening on Thursday, May 13, at Spartan Stadium, during the state qualifying meet.

SOLON– Solon senior Stella Mesch buried two shots in the net, one at the 16:17 mark and the second a little less than five minutes later, 12:26, in the first half and junior Lauren Bevans rattled the net with 39:08 remaining in the game to blank the West Branch Bears at home on Monday, May 1…

VINTON– “We played a lot of defense against Vinton-Shellsburg, especially in the second half,” Head Coach Amanda Paulson outlined. “Our goal from (Morgan) Link in the first half was huge for our match. This was a great through ball from (Gabby) Knipper that Link ran onto. Her composure in fr…

INDEPENDENCE– The Lady Spartans put two in the net during the first half and leaned on its defense in the second, claiming a 2-0 victory over the Independence Mustangs at Lyle Leinbaugh Field, in Independence, on Tuesday, May 11.

SOLON– With six varsity players in the top 15 spots on the leaderboard, Solon’s girls captured second place while hosting the WaMaC Conference East Divisional Meet at Lake MacBride Golf Course Monday, May 3.

MANCHESTER– Solon’s boys delivered.

SOLON– Blustery and cool conditions following the rain at Spartan Stadium on Monday, May 3, did not deter the Lady Spartans’ soccer team from emerging victorious, 1-0, over the Williamsburg Raiders.

INDEPENDENCE– As the postseason opened, Solon’s girls rolled again; this time all over their WaMaC Conference Super Meet track opponents, in Independence, Thursday, May 6.

SOLON– The Lady Spartans varsity soccer team (6-4) prepared to do battle with the Center Point-Urbana (CPU) Stormin’ Pointers (5-5) Tuesday, May 4, with the sun shining and a strong breeze blowing, the second game in as many days for Solon.

SOLON– “One of the areas we are always looking to grow in this year continues to be the idea to ‘Not Flinch,’” Head Coach Mark Sovers said. “Realize in competition, focus is best spent on the present moment– your actions. We were able to move closer to that competing at Camanche.”

TAMA– Solon’s varsity girls picked up a win at a triangular golf meet Friday, April 30, at the Tama Toledo Country Club.

VAN HORNE– Chalk up two more wins for the varsity boys’ golf team.

SOLON– The bluster of late April winds buffeted Spartan Stadium on Thursday, April 29. The Lady Spartan soccer team, the wind at their backs, held the undefeated Mount Vernon Mustangs scoreless in the first half, but were unable to score themselves leading to a 0-0 tie entering the second ha…

SOLON– The Lady Spartans soccer team moved to 5-3 on the season Tuesday, April 27, at Spartan Stadium, swiping a 4-0 victory from the visiting Maquoketa Cardinals.

SOLON– The Spartan boys track and field team visited Maquoketa Valley High School on Monday, April 26, capturing the championship title for the Maquoketa Valley Wildcat Relays.

TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity boys’ soccer team shook off a 1-0 loss to Vinton-Shellsburg on Tuesday, April 13, with a 2-1 win in overtime at home against rival Williamsburg Monday, April 19.

CEDAR RAPIDS– The Liberty High varsity soccer girls improved to 3-1 on the season with a convincing 10-0 shutout against winless Cedar Rapids Jefferson Tuesday, April 20, on the J-Hawk’s pitch by Kingston Stadium.

NORTH LIBERTY– Liberty High’s varsity soccer girls defeated Cedar Rapids Jefferson 10-0 on Tuesday, April 20, and then found themselves on the wrong end of a shutout Thursday, April 22, as the Cedar Rapids Kennedy Cougars won 7-0 on the Lightning’s pitch.

WASHINGTON– While several of Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School’s varsity track girls were running in the 2021 Drake Relays in Des Moines, several others competed in Washington’s 46th annual Girls’ Relays on Thursday, April 22, and finished sixth in team points.

NORTH LIBERTY– Liberty High’s varsity boys’ tennis program, in its second full season, picked up its second win of the season, and second win in program history, with a 6-3 victory over crosstown rival City High at home on Thursday, April 22.

NORTH LIBERTY– The Liberty High varsity boys’ soccer team dropped to 3-4 on the season Tuesday, April 20, as Cedar Rapids Jefferson won, 3-0, at Liberty.

AMANA– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) golf teams have been busy out on the links this season. On Friday, April 16, the boys fell to South Tama 212-168, with Ryan Navara medaling with 38 for the afternoon. The Clippers’ junior varsity (JV) squad also fell to the Trojans, 226-199, with CCA’s Will L…