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Author: Jeff Johnson | November 7, 2013 | No comments

SOLON - First things first. What's up with that jersey?Jacob Black sports number "20" for the Solon Spartans, not exactly a quarterback's number. There's got to be a story behind it."Yeah, I know that's goofy," Black said. "When I was younger, my cousin wore the ...

Author: Douglas Miles | November 4, 2013 | No comments

SOLON — An anticipated matchup of talented quarterback-tailback tandems evaporated quickly last night.West Delaware quarterback Brent Lammers left the game during the first defensive series after an apparent blow to the head while making a tackle from his linebacker spot. His quarterbacking counterpart, Solon’s Jacob ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 4, 2013 | No comments

 A glance at Tuesday's area regional-final volleyball matches: Class 5A: CEDAR RAPIDS KENNEDY (20-14) vs. No. 8 DUBUQUE HEMPSTEAD (33-5)Time and site: 7 p.m., at Dubuque SeniorNotable: It's a regional-final rematch from a year ago; Hempstead claimed that match, and has handled the Cougars twice this season -- in ...

Author: Sam Louwagie | October 30, 2013 | No comments

SOLON 35, WESTERN DUBUQUE 14:Jacob Black rushed for 132 yards and two touchdowns and Jordan Wymer added 119 yards and also scored twice as Solon toppled Western Dubuque, 35-14, last night in a Class 3A prep football first-round playoff game in Solon.Black scored first on ...

Author: Jeff Linder | October 28, 2013 | No comments

 A dozen key area football games for the first round of the playoffs Wednesday: CEDAR FALLS at CEDAR RAPIDS WASHINGTON (Class 4A)Time and site: 5:30 p.m., at Kingston StadiumRecords and rankings: Both teams are 6-3.Notable: The opener of Wednesday's Kingston twinbill is a rematch of a Week 3 game ...

Author: Douglas Miles | October 18, 2013 | No comments

MAQUOKETA – After falling short a year ago, Solon is once again the class of the district.Quarterback Jacob Black accounted for four total touchdowns as the Spartans overcame a 10-point deficit and downed Maquoketa, 49-31, to claim the Class 3A District 6 title Friday at ...

Author: Jeff Linder | October 17, 2013 | No comments

MARION -- A loss isn't always just a loss.When Solon lost to West Delaware a week ago, the Spartans took something out of it more than run-of-the-mill bitterness."It was a character builder," said hitter Jordan Runge. "It was a learning experience."And, yeah, it was a ...

Author: Jeff Linder | October 15, 2013 | No comments

 A dozen key area football games for Week 8: CEDAR RAPIDS WASHINGTON at CEDAR RAPIDS PRAIRIETime and site: 7:15 p.m. Friday, at John Wall FieldRecords and rankings: Both teams are 4-3 overall, 3-1 MVC Valley Division.Notable: These teams are in a three-way tie atop the Valley Division (along ...

Author: Jeff Linder | October 11, 2013 | No comments

SOLON -- The Solon Spartans stopped themselves for a while.They stopped Marion the whole way.Solon held the Indians to 25 total yards, including minus-15 in the first half, and walloped the Indians, 42-0, in a Class 3A District 6 football game Friday night at Spartan ...

Author: Jeff Linder | October 9, 2013 | No comments

 The Lisbon Lions don't yet know the ins and outs of the new, expanded Tri-Rivers Conference."One of the girls asked me, if we win our division, if we get a trophy," said Lions Coach Lance Kamaus. "I honestly didn't have an answer for her."Class 1A ...

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