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West High Trojans place in Dickinson Relays at UNI-Dome

Greiner and Gardarsson second in 800 and 1,600 runs

CEDAR FALLS– Girls track and field teams converged on the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls on Monday, March 10. The next day, it was the boys’ turn. Iowa City West High’s Trojans joined a plethora of teams from across the state in the no-points-scored indoor meet.
Kaleb Greiner and Daniel Gardarsson both posted second-place finishes with Greiner taking second in the 800-meter run in 1:59.84, and Gardarsson taking second in the 1,600-meter run in 4:30.27.

Trojans run in Waverly

Baller wins the long jump

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WAVERLY– Iowa City’s West High Trojan track and field team ran in its first meet of the 2014 season Tuesday, March 4, at Wartburg College. The indoor meet was a no-points scored affair, however Alexander Baller won the long jump with a 20’-8” leap.

Results as provided by Wartburg College, finals only:
55-meter dash: 1, Rico Gafford, Des Moines Dowling Catholic, 6.54.
200-meter dash: 1, Corbin Lowe, Waukon, 23.20. 13, Matthew Huff, IC West, 24.79. 15, Tyler Eads, IC West, 25.27.

Women of Troy at Dickinson Relays

Yokom second in 3,000 meter

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CEDAR FALLS– The 2014 indoor track and field season continued last Monday (March 10) as the Iowa City West High Women of Troy traveled to the UNI-Dome for the Dickinson Relays.
Ashlynn Yokom placed second in the 3,000-meter run with a seed time of 10:40.00 and an actual finish of 10:45.21 for the best finish of the squad in the no-points-scored meet.

Four state track qualifiers return to team

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TIFFIN– A record number of athletes have joined the ranks of the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) boys track and field team, and that gives coach Tony Brack a reason to be optimistic.
“This will provide a developing depth to our team,” the coach said. “The future of CCA track and field will continue to dominate with our experienced upperclassmen leading and helping our new members.”

Three in a row, way to go!

DES MOINES– In 1952, the Davenport High School’s boys’ basketball team won their third consecutive state tournament championship. In 1984, the Royals of Cedar Rapids Regis achieved the “three-peat.” No other team has done that since.
Until last week, when Bergie’s Boys rolled into “The Well.”

Board accepts $140 million proposed budget for FY2015

IOWA CITY– Support for the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) school board’s recently-drafted public comment guidelines collapsed among board members at its March 11.
Though there is a lot to celebrate in the district, dissent about public participation at board meetings followed the reports of accomplishments.

Tiffinfest 2014 planning well underway

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader

TIFFIN– The wheels are rolling for TiffinFest 2014.
City Council member Mark Petersen, co-chair of this year’s event, updated the council at last week’s meeting on the planning committee’s progress.
“All the contracts are in, which is way ahead of schedule,” said Petersen.

Solon salon to host March 30 book signing for NL author

SOLON– Solon resident Sue Randall will be hosting an open house at the Hair Styling Chalet, 401 W. Main St., Solon on Sunday, March 30, from 2 until 5 p.m. People can drop in and meet North Liberty author S.C. Sherman and learn more about his books.

We Run second anniversary Lucky Run to be March 29

NORTH LIBERTY– We Run, LLC, is celebrating its second anniversary with a Lucky Run. Register for the 1K, 5K or 10K run that will be held on Saturday, March 29, at 9 a.m. at the North Bend Elementary School in North Liberty. Participants will receive a finishing medal and T-shirt for their entry fee. Register at www.werunllc.com/Lucky_Run.php. Portions of the race proceeds will benefit local youth fitness and Soles4Souls. Direct questions to kris.tharp@werunllc.com or call 319-626-2426.

Clippers for the cure

TIFFIN– When Jami Tandy was diagnosed with breast cancer, she immediately received loads of support.
Her co-workers at South Slope Cooperative Communications and many friends began wearing Team Tandy buttons, complete with the requisite pink ribbon. Calls and cards and expressions of concern came pouring in. Prayers were said on her behalf.
But a completely unexpected show of solidarity came from Jami’s son and his basketball team, when they bounded onto the court sporting shaved heads and bright pink socks.