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May 3rd

Great Drake Relays for girls

Conference, state lie ahead for Lady Spartans

DES MOINES– It’s a time-worn axiom; Time keeps slipping away. Good news, if you are the Solon girls track team, looking for ways to chip away at their times, just ahead of conference, district and the state coed track meets later this month.
With nine events qualifying for the century-plus old Drake Relays, it was hard to pick your favorite. But it was a great way to see how the team stacks up against not only Class 3A competition they’ll see at state but the best across the board, in the one-class Relays. A total attendance of 40,000 was announced.

Linderbaum third in shot put

Team 2nd at Maquoketa Valley and team 4th at Pacha Relays

TIFFIN– The Solon Spartans boys’ track and field team had a busy week on the oval and in the field culminating with Tyler Linderbaum’s third-place showing in the shot put at the Drake Relays.
The week’s competitions started on Monday, April 23, at Maquoketa Valley, where the team captured second place.

First home win for the Bolts

Liberty girls have little trouble corralling the Mustangs

CORALVILLE– Liberty High’s varsity girls soccer team put its first home win in the books Tuesday, April 24, after defeating the Independence Mustangs, 4-1, on the home field at the Coralville Youth Sports Complex.
Sydni Von Sprecken scored early in the first half. The Mustangs tied the match, 1-1, with a penalty kick (PK), but the rest of the contest belonged to Liberty. Megan Davis and Madi Barta ended the first half with a 3-1 lead. Elise Hermiston fired a PK past the Mustangs’ keeper in the second half to seal the win.
Both teams ended the day with a 2-4 record.

Bolts get a pair of hat tricks against Chiefs

Liberty boys defeat Keokuk, 9-3

KEOKUK– Liberty High’s varsity boys soccer team improved to 3-2 on the season with a 9-3 shelling of the winless Keokuk Chiefs Monday, April 23, in Keokuk.

CCA JV runners compete in Vinton

Bollers gets a top-five finish for Clippers

VINTON– Junior varsity (JV) athletes for Clear Creek Amana (CCA) competed Tuesday, April 24, in Vinton-Shellsburg’s Viking Coed Invitational.
T.J. Bollers posted the Clippers’ only top-five finish, a fifth-place showing in the discus. Bollers’ throw went 111-4.
Vinton-Shellsburg won the meet with 171 team points, while Benton Community took the runner-up spot with 140 and Marion finished third with 125. The Creek Boys rounded out the eight-team field in eighth place with eight points.

Three more wins for West High girls

Waterloo West, CR Wash and CR Kennedy fall to Women of Troy

Waterloo West, CR Wash and CR Kennedy fall to Women of Troy
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CEDAR RAPIDS– Iowa City West High’s Women of Troy remained unbeaten with an 11-0 overall record and 10-0 Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) record after a trio of matches this past week.
The latest round of wins began Thursday, April 26, as Waterloo West visited Iowa City West after playing City High for a make-up of a weather postponement. The Women of Troy defeated the Wahawks, 9-0.

A great night for the Creek’s track and field teams

CCA boys win home Pacha Relays, girls take third

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana (CCA) boys track and field coach Ben Robison described the annual Pacha Relays on Thursday, April 27, as a great night for his Clippers as they won their home meet, topping Mount Vernon, Benton Community, Solon and Williamsburg. The Creek Boys put up 146 team points for the championship while Mount Vernon was the runner-up squad with 103. Benton Community was third with 100; Solon was a distant 68 in fourth place while Williamsburg was seventh with 53 team points.

Area athletes compete in Drake Relays

West High’s Austin West wins 400M hurdles

DES MOINES– Athletes from Clear Creek Amana, Liberty High and Iowa City West competed in the 109th edition of the Drake Relays held at Drake University in Des Moines from Thursday, April 26, through Saturday, April 28. Combined, the three schools competed in 21 events.

Clear Creek Amana (CCA) highlights

Ag classes coming to CCA

District last offered ag and FFA in the late 1970s

TIFFIN– Next year, blue corduroy jackets might be seen in the hallways of the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School in Tiffin, identifying students enrolled in a brand new agricultural education program, which has also joined the Future Farmers of America (FFA).
CCA last offered agricultural classes in the late 1970s in partnership with Kirkwood Community College. However, the college dropped the program and the school district was unable to continue it. Interest in the curriculum and hopes for restarting the program laid dormant like seeds waiting for an opportunity to burst forth.

Apply to serve on a NL board or commission

NORTH LIBERTY– For those looking to get involved in their city, serving on a volunteer board or commission is a great way to do so. Boards members and commissioners work with and advise staff, provide recommendations to council and can make a difference in many aspects of community development.