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December 31, 2013

2013 in review: State titles top year


• Jacob Kruse and Ryan Schroeder combined for a sixth-place finish in doubles for Clinton at the Class 2A boys tennis state tournament.

• Bellevue's Andrew Meyer (fourth in 1A) and Northeast's Eli Kaczinski (ninth in 2A) earned top-10 finishes at the Iowa cross country state meet, while Kyle Marti of Central DeWitt just missed, placing 11th in 3A.

Success wasn't limited to local high school athletes, though.

Ashford University enjoyed several successes, highlighted by a trip to the NAIA men's soccer semifinals. The Saints nearly made it to the finals, too, losing on penalty kicks, 5-4, to eventual champion Martin Methodist (Tenn.).

In professional sports, the Clinton LumberKings once again qualified for the Midwest League baseball playoffs.

Highlights of their season included the 22nd no-hitter in franchise history — a 1-0 victory at home against Lansing on July 17 by Victor Sanchez — another pitcher, Tyler Pike, being named a postseason all-star and having the Seattle Mariners send their first-round draft pick, D.J. Peterson, to play in Clinton. The latter highlight had a sad ending, though, when Peterson's season ended when he was hit in the face by a pitch on Aug. 22, breaking his jaw.

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    December 3, 2012 1 Photo

  • Clinton has three champions, finishes second

    Clinton had three champions Saturday and finished second as a team at the Dubuque Invitational wrestling tournament.

    December 3, 2012

  • L'Kings offensive drought continues

    Shutout for the second time in two nights Saturday in a 2-0 loss to South Bend, the Clinton LumberKings' offense was limited again Sunday, managing just one run in a 4-1 Midwest League baseball loss to the Silver Hawks at Ashford University Field.

    July 28, 2014

  • River Kings find a way to advance

    Held hitless for seven innings, Clinton managed to send the game into extra innings, then scored twice in the eighth inning and defeated Dubuque Senior 3-2 on Friday in the first round of the Iowa Class 4A Substate 3 baseball tournament.

    July 19, 2014

  • Summer Nationals has great start at Cordova

    Opening night went well Friday at the IHRA Summer Nationals Nitro Jam at Cordova Dragway Park

    July 19, 2014

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    Before this academic year, only one Clinton student-athlete had reached the feat of playing in four state tournaments. Since then, though, three more have joined the list.

    July 17, 2014 2 Photos

  • Softball: Indians' upset bid falls short

    Top-ranked Benton Community denied Camanche's early scoring chances and defeated the Indians 1-0 on Friday in the Iowa Class 3A Region 6 softball semifinals.

    July 12, 2014

  • JUST IN: Tubbs commits to Drake volleyball program

    Elle Tubbs has a couple of years left to don a Clinton volleyball jersey, but on Saturday, she mapped out the next stop of her playing career.

    July 5, 2014

  • Baseball roundup: River Kings split with North

    Clinton rallied for three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning and defeated Davenport North 3-2 in the first game of a baseball doubleheader Thursday. North came back to win Game 2 5-2.

    July 5, 2014

  • Softball roundup: Indians win in 11th

    Camanche scored a run in the bottom of the 11th inning Thursday to beat West Branch 9-8 in River Valley Conference softball.

    July 5, 2014

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