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Archive

September 19th, 2011

Keeping farm families alive and well

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– According to the National Institute of Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH), agriculture is one of the nation’s most hazardous occupations. On average, 550 farmers die in agriculture related incidents every year. One-hundred kids, on average, are also killed on the farm. In Iowa, approximately 30 deaths per year occur, with three to four of those being children.
Obvious dangers include machinery, livestock and chemical exposure. However, death also comes from chronic conditions built up over time.

The long wait continues for Clipper football

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– The bell from the USS King (DD-242) hangs silently outside the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) football field. It waits to signal a Clipper victory.
Following a 38-9 Homecoming loss Friday night to Solon, the bell and the Clippers continue to wait for their first win of the 2011 campaign as the team sank to the bottom of Class 3A, District 6 with an 0-4 record overall; 0-2 in district play.

Clippers volleyball upsets Raiders

WILLIAMSBURG— The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity volleyball team pulled off an upset Sept. 13, as the Clippers knocked-off the Williamsburg Raiders in three straight: 25-14, 25-22 and 25-23. Williamsburg was ranked no. 8 in Class 3A by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union, while the Clippers were un-ranked as of last week.
“As a coaching staff, we were pleased with our players’ poise and overall execution,” Coach Brian Bronzynski said. “We knew we had to account for Mackenzie Bigbee (an ISU signee), and our team did a good job of putting our game plan to work.”

An emotional victory for West volleyball

IOWA CITY— The West High Women of Troy have been on a victorious roll this season, only posting two losses, and those happened last month at Cedar Rapids Prairie’s tournament. Since then big wins have gone into the books, including winning their own West Extravaganza tournament for the first time. However, Tuesday night’s 3-0 win against Prairie will surely rank as a highlight of the 2011 campaign.

IGHSAU releases volleyball rankings

DES MOINES– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity volleyball team has cracked the top 15 teams in the state in Class 3A, according to the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union (IGHSAU). In the organization’s Sept. 15, rankings the Clippers have placed 15th with an 11-5 record, marking the team’s first appearance in the weekly posting.
Solon moved up one spot from sixth to fifth in Class 3A with a 16-1 record.
In Class 4A, the Iowa City West Women of Troy jumped from sixth to second with their 15

West boys win cross country

IOWA CITY– The West High Trojans took to the Ashton Cross Country Course at the University of Iowa the evening of Thursday, Sept. 15, for City High’s Hawkeye Open meet, and came away as the winning team.
West placed first overall with a score of 33, rival City was second with 62.
Individual results:
Isaac Jensen: 2nd, 15:50.2
Daniel Gardarsson: 3rd, 15:58.5
Bailey Wetherell: 5th: 16:05.6
Phillip Laux III: 11th, 16:37.8
Lincoln Rozeboom: 12th, 16:41.2
Daniel Seabra: 14th, 16:49.2
Ben Fick: 17th, 16:51.3

2011 Clipper Royalty

TIFFIN– Nash Stopko and Laura Neuzil were crowned the 2011 Clear Creek Amana High School Homecoming King and Queen. The ceremony was held Friday, Sept. 9, with the dance on Saturday night. The pair was introduced along with the rest of the court prior to the varsity Homecoming Game on Friday, Sept. 16.
Court Candidates were: Dalton Beckler, Reily Barkhoff, Kali Disterhoft, Clay Miller, Mariah McKinnon, Casey Rohret, Mariah Rourke, Dillon Villhauer, Jazmyne Neely and Caleb Sedlacek.

West swimmers third at Little Hawk Invitational

IOWA CITY– The Women of Troy swim team finished third in team scores Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Little Hawk Invitational with 305.50 points. Cedar Falls took the event with 451.50, while Iowa City’s City High was eighth in the eight-team field with 102. West Des Moines Valley, Dowling Catholic, Cedar Rapids Kennedy, Ankeny and Bettendorf rounded out the field.
The team will play host to Cedar Rapids Kennedy and Cedar Rapids Xavier on Tuesday, Sept. 27 with a 6 p.m. start time. On Oct. 4, Linn-Mar visits, also with a 6 p.m. start.
Results:
1 meter diving

Snowdrifters antique sled show and swap meet October 23

NORTH LIBERTY– The Iowa Snowdrifters, a nonprofit organization in Iowa City/Cedar Rapids, is having an antique sled show and swap meet Oct. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 900 Penn St. in North Liberty. Food and beverages will served. Admission is free. Vendor space is only $10.
The club will also be selling apparel and will hold its membership drive. For more information www.iowa-snowdrifters.org/antique-snowmobile-show-2011.

September 14th

Stop light activated at Penn and Jones

NORTH LIBERTY— The newly installed stop light at the intersection of Penn Street and Jones Boulevard will be in flash mode Thursday, Sept. 15. Drivers on Penn will see a flashing yellow light, while those on Jones will see a flashing red light. North Liberty officials are urging all drivers to be cognizant of the change.