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September 21st

A special teacher

Foot For Thought

I think second grade was the best year of my elementary school career. To my mind, Miss McDowel was the best teacher in the school. Every year, my uncles asked me the same two questions about school: Did I have a boyfriend? And, was my teacher pretty?

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September 14th

Creek Girls go 1-5 at Caroline Found Extravaganza

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IOWA CITY– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers varsity volleyball team had a tough outing Saturday, Sept. 10, at Iowa City West High’s annual tournament named in honor of the late Caroline Found, winning one out of five matches.
The Creek Girls fell to Dubuque Wahlert Catholic 1-2 (21-18, 6-21, 9-15) with six kills from Shauntina Williams, four from Lauren Helle and three aces from Sheyanne Koethe.
The Clippers fell to Dowling Catholic 1-2 (11-21, 23-21, 9-15) with six kills from Williams, 15 digs from Koethe and nine assists from Zoe Boehme.

CCA wins, 3-2, over South Tama

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TAMA– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity volleyball team picked up a hard-fought win on the road Thursday, Sept. 1, at South Tama where the Creek Girls spiked the Lady Trojans, 3-2.
The Clippers dropped the first set, 25-23, took the second set, 25-22, and dropped the third set, 25-23. The last two sets belonged to the Creek Girls with 25-16 and 15-10 wins.

Creek Boys hot at Tipton’s XC Meet

Sedlacek, Barker and Szot lead CCA squads

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TIPTON– The temperature Tuesday, Sept. 6, in Tipton was hot with a heat index of 100 degrees. The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity boys cross-country squad was hot, too, winning the Tipton Invitational with 72 team points. Calamus-Wheatland was a distant second with 114 while Tipton (133), Davenport Assumption and Anamosa (155 each) rounded out the top five squads.
Wyatt Sedlacek led the Clippers with an 11th-place finish in 18:17.

Creek Boys third, Creek Girls 10th at Bob Brown Classic

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IOWA CITY– The Iowa City Kickers Soccer Park was the site of the 2016 Bob Brown Cross Country Classic, hosted by Iowa City Regina High School. Clear Creek Amana (CCA) joined the field of competitors with the varsity boys placing third in team points, while the girls were 10th overall.
Mount Vernon-Lisbon won the boys meet with 25 team points, followed by Marion (63), CCA (118), Calamus-Wheatland (136) and Anamosa (157) in the top five. Monticello took the girls meet with 53 points followed by Marion (69), Mount Vernon-Lisbon (71), Solon (126) and Anamosa (140).

Women of Troy go 4-1

IC West falls to Mt. Vernon in championship in home court Caroline Found Extravaganza

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IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy were knocked out in the semifinal round of their home Caroline Found Extravaganza tournament Saturday, Sept. 10, as Mount Vernon swept West, 2-0, and went on to win the tournament championship. West High went 3-0 in pool play with wins over Pella Christian (21-6, 21-5), Marshalltown (21-6, 21-10) and Mount Vernon (21-18, 21-16). West downed West Des Moines Dowling 2-0 (25-12, 25-22) in the quarterfinals.

Goodbye “Big G”

Penn students Memorialize Griffin Tauke

NORTH LIBERTY– Griffin L. Tauke, 9, of North Liberty, died Tuesday, Sept. 6, at home in his dad’s arms.
A Funeral Mass was celebrated Monday, Sept. 12, at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Coralville, with Fr. Stephen Page officiating. Burial followed in Ridgewood Cemetery in North Liberty. Griffin’s family greeted friends Sunday at Lensing’s Oak Hill in Coralville.
Instead of flowers and plants, memorials may be directed to The Griffin Tauke Memorial Fund, The Bennett Tauke Education Fund or the National Save the Sea Turtle Foundation.

IC West goes 3-1

Women of Troy win City’s JV Invite

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IOWA CITY– The West High Junior Varsity (JV) volleyball squad and West Des Moines Dowling’s team placed first and second, respectively, with 3-1 showings in City High’s 2016 JV Invitational Tournament Thursday, Sept. 8.
The City High Little Hawks were third with a 2-2 effort, followed by Ottumwa (1-3) and Burlington (0-4.)

West beats City, 3-1, in the Battle for The Spike

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IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy defeated their crosstown rivals the Little Hawks of City High, 3-1, Tuesday, Sept. 6, at home in the annual Battle for The Spike, a golden railroad spike traveling trophy.
Last year, West won the match, 3-2, to reclaim the prize after a 2-3 five-game match the year before saw the Little Hawks fly away with it.
Chandler Haight, Emma Norris and Ali Tauchen made 11 kills each, Maddie Fay had 42 assists, Haight made one solo block and Gabby Klemme and Emma Norris both had a pair of ace serves in the fray.

CCA defeats Benton Community, 3-2

Creek Girls overcome Bobcats

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity girls volleyball team watched a 2-0 lead turn into a 2-2 tie before charging back to a fifth-set win, and a 3-2 final for their seventh win of the season on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at home against Benton Community.
The Creek Girls took the first set, 25-16, and the second set, 25-13, but the momentum shifted to the Bobcats in the third set with Benton taking it, 25-19. Benton took the fourth set, 25-21, forcing the fifth set, which the Clippers took in a hard-fought battle, 15-13, after dominating early.