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September 24th

County Conservation will offer free nature program for toddlers Oct. 14

TIFFIN– Join Johnson County Conservation for a program created with toddlers in mind. Nature Buds programs are for children three to five years of age and include activities, crafts and outdoor time. The program will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 14, from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Conservation Education Center (CEC) located in F.W. Kent Park near Tiffin.

Women of Troy win Heartland Cross Country Classic

Durian wins JV race, while Skopec leads in varsity

North Liberty Leader
AMES– The meet summary described the conditions Saturday, Sept. 19, as “60 (degrees), perfect” for the 10th Heartland Cross Country Classic hosted by Des Moines Roosevelt High School and held at the Iowa State University Cross Country Course in Ames. The West High Women of Troy were “perfect” in the sense they won the meet, leading a field of 25 teams in total. West also aced MVC foes City High (seventh), Linn-Mar (10th), Cedar Falls (12th) and Cedar Rapids Prairie (24th).
Gabby Skopec led West with a sixth-place finish in 19:24.

West women splashed by swimming Tigers

Cedar Falls 118, IC West 68

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CORALVILLE– The Cedar Falls Tigers took a swimming dual meet from the West High Women of Troy, 118-68, Tuesday, Sept. 15, in the Coralville Recreation Center.
The Hsu sisters picked up three individual wins for West, with Erica taking the 200-meter individual medley in 2:10.70 and the 500-meter freestyle in 5:15.57, while Alison won the 100-meter backstroke in 1:03.07.
West is in action on Saturday, Sept. 26, at Cedar Rapids Kennedy’s invitational starting at 8:30 a.m. and travels to Linn-Mar on Tuesday, Sept. 26, with a 6 p.m. start time.
Results

Women of Troy sixth at Little Hawk swimming invitational

West’s Erica Hsu wins 500 freestyle

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IOWA CITY– The Mercer Park Aquatic Center was the site of the 2015 Little Hawk Invitational swim meet hosted by Iowa City High on Saturday, Sept. 19. The West High Women of Troy joined seven other teams and finished sixth in overall team points with 184. Ankeny won the meet with 398 points, MVC foe Cedar Falls was second (340) and Cedar Rapids Kennedy was third (319). The host Little Hawks were eighth in points with 131.
Erica Hsu picked up West’s only win, taking the 500-yard freestyle in 5:15.34. She also took second in the 200-yard IM in 2:12.10.

Clipper boys first at English Valleys cross country invitational

Tener third for boys, Barker fifth in girls’ race, Liebe wins JV race

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NORTH ENGLISH– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) boys varsity cross country team picked up another win as they took the English Valleys Invitational meet Tuesday, Sept. 15. Jake Tener led the guys with a third-place finish in 18:35.59. Eric Douglass and Wyatt Sedlacek were also in the top-10 finishers in fourth and seventh-place respectively.

Women of Troy slam the Rams

West wins, 3-0, in volleyball

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DUBUQUE– The West High Women of Troy swept the Rams of Dubuque Senior, 3-0, in varsity volleyball action Tuesday, Sept. 15, in Dubuque. The Women of Troy, led by Ali Tauchen’s 10 kills, won 25-21, 25-16 and 25-7, and, in the process, improved their ranking by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union from 10th in Class 5A to sixth.

CCA beats Ft. Madison, 27-14, on soggy Homecoming night

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– It was the second home game of the season for Clear Creek Amana and Homecoming Friday, Sept. 18, as the Fort Madison Bloodhounds visited Tiffin. It was also the second time this season that near-constant rain fell and the second time a lengthy lightning delay made for a long night.
However, it was also the Clippers’ first win of the season as they scrubbed the dogs, 27-14, and improved to a 1-0 record in district play and 1-3 record overall.

Matthew Smith and Indelible Grace concert to be Sept. 26

NORTH LIBERTY– Matthew Smith and the band Indelible Grace will perform on Saturday, Sept. 26, at 6:30 p.m. at Grace Community Church, 2707 Dubuque St. NE, North Liberty. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Matthew Smith is a Nashville-based singer-songwriter who writes new music to centuries-old hymn texts. Indelible Grace has drawn acclaim across denominational lines and is used in churches around the world..
Advance tickets are available online only at graceb3.org/matthewsmith, $7 each, $30 for a family ticket. At the door, tickets are $10 each. Children 5 and under are free.

Reporter Heaton joins Leader staff as school board correspondent, feature writer

SOLON– Nora Heaton has joined the Solon Economist and North Liberty Leader news staff. She is an alumna of the University of Iowa, with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communications and English (Creative Writing emphasis). She will be reporting primarily on school board news as well as other local news and features.

Local officers help build Habitat home for National Day of Service and Remembrance

IOWA CITY– Eleven public service officers from four area agencies joined volunteers on Friday, Sept. 11, to help construct a new home for a low-income family in observation of the National Day of Service and Remembrance.
The National Day of Service encourages all Americans to engage in charitable service in tribute to the victims, survivors, and those who rose up in service in response to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.