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October 29th, 2016

Clear Creek Amana varsity volleyball

Western Dubuque knocks CCA out of tournament chase
Bobcats topple Creek Girls, 3-0

TIFFIN– The 2016 varsity season has ended for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) volleyball girls. Western Dubuque’s Bobcats took a Class 4A regional quarterfinal match, 3-0, Wednesday, Oct. 19, in Tiffin. The Bobcats advanced to the semifinal round with the win.

Lions chew on O-Bolts in season ender

Linn-Mar defeats Liberty High freshmen, 37-8

IOWA CITY– The first chapter in the story of the Liberty High Lightning Bolts’ Original or O-Bolts football team ended on a sour note. The Linn-Mar Lions devoured the Bolts, 37-8, in the final game of the freshman season Thursday, Oct. 20, at Iowa City West High.

A win, but no playoffs for the Clippers

CCA rolls Central DeWitt 42-6 in season finale

TIFFIN– The 2016 varsity football season is over for the Clear Creek Amana Clippers. After a 42-6 win Friday, Oct. 21, at home over Central Clinton-DeWitt, the Clippers had an outside chance at a playoff berth. A few hours later, the Iowa High School Athletic Association released the list of qualifiers, and the Creek Boys were not on it.

Mustangs end season for Lady Spartans

Solon falls 3-0 in volleyball quarterfinal

MOUNT VERNON– Solon’s varsity volleyball team saw its hopes for a postseason run shot down Oct. 19 against the Mustangs of Mount Vernon.
Ranked No. 5 in Class 3A, the Mustangs used a 37-19 kill advantage to sweep the Lady Spartans, 25-14, 25-15, 25-7, in a Region 8 quarterfinal match in Mount Vernon.
“I thought we came out aggressive but just couldn’t stop the runs,” said Solon Head Coach Sarah Ferin. “We switched to perimeter defense to help pick up the stronger hits which I think went well considering the amount of digs we had, but offensively we struggled to keep the ball in play.”

Solon finishes with 54-14 win at Fairfield

Spartans to face Benton Community in first round of playoffs Oct. 28

FAIRFIELD– The sky was swimming with hues of blue, red, and orange reminiscent of Jerry Moon’s oil landscape painting “Absolution” as the Spartan faithful made their sunset trek southwest to witness Solon’s 54-14 victory over Fairfield on Friday, Oct. 21. The team, once again showing its depth while building team morale by playing several positions deep, amassed 308 yards rushing and 177 yards through the air on offense, and defensively held the Trojans to 181 total yards rushing and 101 total yards receiving.

XC Girls on to state

Justus just misses qualifying for boys

“I’m so excited for the kids.”
– Solon coach Emy Williams.
“We wanted to do it for Emy.”

–Solon runner Erin Kerkhoff.

SOLON– When both parties are that excited, something good has to happen. As results went up near the finish line of the Oct. 20 Class 3A state-qualifying cross country meet, it became official. Solon’s girls will be in the starting box at the 2016 state meet.

Solon Wrestling Club starts Nov. 1

Signup at ‘Meet the Coaches Night’ Tuesday, Nov. 1

SOLON– The Solon Wrestling Club announced the beginning of the upcoming youth season for students in kindergarten through eighth grades. The emphasis of the club is learning the fundamentals of wrestling and having fun. The Solon Wrestling Club has brought back youth head coach and college All-American Dale Handley for a third season.

Swisher Auxiliary Annual Turkey Homemade Turkey Dinner Nov. 5

SWISHER– On Saturday, Nov. 5, from 4:30-7:30 p.m., the Swisher Auxiliary hosts its Annual Homemade Turkey Dinner. Adult meals cost $10 and kids meals are $5. The Junior Auxiliary will host Turkey bingo upstairs through dinner. Bingo cost is $1 per game with winners receiving a turkey to take home. Arts and crafts will be offered for children attending the event during bingo.

Swisher Junior Auxiliary Halloween fair Oct. 30

SWISHER– The Swisher Junior Auxiliary invites everyone to attend the Halloween fair Sunday, Oct. 30, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Swisher American Legion. Each year the event seeks to bring the community together. Attendees can enjoy a hay rack ride through Swisher and s’mores and hot chocolate in the pavilion. Dress to impress the judges; the Costume Contest winners and prizes will be announced at 5:45 p.m.

Open house for city water system improvements Wednesday, Nov. 2

NORTH LIBERTY– The City of North Liberty is currently upgrading its water supply and treatment facilities to provide improved water quality and reliable service as the community continues to grow, including a new treatment plant at the city’s public works campus on Front Street, depicted above.