Junior Kayla Young, shown here earlier this season, has been one of the leaders for the Solon girls this cross country season. Young was again Solon’s top finisher last weekend at the North Linn Invitational; placing third among 89 varsity runners

Solon’s Tino Longo staggers his steps to allow blockers Dade Altman and Mason Scott time to pick up Fairfield Trojan defenders on the way to the Spartans 56-7 victory on Friday, Oct. 8, at Spartan Stadium, over the Fairfield Trojans.

Solon’s Sean Stahle breaks into open field provided by blocking from Josh O’Neill and Mason Scott on Fairfield Trojans during Solon’s 56-7 domination of the Trojans at Spartan Stadium on Friday, Oct. 8.

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Quarterback Blake Timmons turns the corner in the Spartans game with Washington.

Jacob Timmons tackles a ball carrier in the first half of Solon’s win over the Demons Friday, Oct. 1, at Case Field in Washington.

Hawkeye linebacker Jack Campbell (31) break up a pass during the first quarter of their game at Kinnick Stadium Saturday, Sept. 25. 

Iowa Hawkeyes wide receiver Keagan Johnson (6) pulls down a pass for a touchdown against the Colorado State Rams Saturday, Sept. 25, in Kinnick Stadium. 

SOLON– The Solon Spartans completely dominated the West Burlington Notre Dame Falcons, 56-0, on Friday night, Sept. 24, at Spartan Stadium, in a Homecoming victory.

Brynn Deike and Delaney Bombei go up for a block in the Spartans match with Dyersville Beckman Tuesday, Sept. 28. 

Solon faced Dyersville Beckman Tuesday, Sept. 28 in Solon. 

Camryn Keith passes during the Spartans match with Dyersville Beckman Tuesday, Sept. 28, in Solon. 

Solon faced Dyersville Beckman Tuesday, Sept. 28 in Solon. 

Solon faced Dyersville Beckman Tuesday, Sept. 28 in Solon. 

Solon faced Dyersville Beckman Tuesday, Sept. 28 in Solon. 

Solon faced Dyersville Beckman Tuesday, Sept. 28 in Solon. 

Solon faced Dyersville Beckman Tuesday, Sept. 28 in Solon. 

Yasmine Sell aims to split Beckman's block in Solon's volleyball match Sept. 28. 

Camryn Keith goes up for a kill in the Spartans match with Dyersville Beckman Tuesday, Sept. 28.

Solon’s Brynn Deike sets the ball during the Spartans match with Dyersville Beckman Tuesday, Sept. 28.

Libero Alexa Hupfeld dives for a dig in the Spartans match with Dyersville Beckman Tuesday, Sept. 28.

Solon’s Sophia Hoeper goes up for a kill while Maddie Manifold (left), Brynn Deike and Delaney Bombei ready for a possible block.

Blake Timmons scores a touchdown in the Spartans 28-14 win over Williamsburg Friday, Sept. 10.

Solon’s defense gang tackles a Raiders runner.

Solon’s Sean Stahle turns the corner in the Spartans win over Williamsburg Friday, Sept. 10 in Solon.

Solon’s volleyball team packed a lot of points into a couple days this past week. The Spartans faced seven opponents while competing in a varsity quad Thursday, Sept. 2, and the Warrior Invitational Tournament at Cedar Rapids Washington Saturday, Sept. 4.

Sean Stahle celebrates a touchdown reception at the end of the first half in the Spartans 41-27 win over Mount Vernon Friday, Sept. 3.

Logan Sieverding (26) makes a tackle while Josh O’Neill (70) readies to back him up.

Logan Sieverding makes a tackle.

Jake Quillin scores on a 73 touchdown pass from Blake Timmons.

Solon’s Erin Kerkhoff returns home as a Paralympic Games finalist, with an eighth place finish in the 400 meter dash in Tokyo.

Iowa Hawkeyes place kicker Caleb Shudak (10) kicks from the hold of punter Ryan Gersonde (2) during practice at the Kenyon Practice Facility in Iowa City.