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Chris Umscheid

Creek Girls ride the Mustangs to victory

CCA rolls over Independence, 70-35

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity girls improved to 7-4 on the season with a 70-35 pounding of the winless Independence Mustangs Thursday, Jan. 12, at home. The game, originally scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 10, was postponed due to weather and road conditions to the north.
The Creek Girls jumped out to a 10-2 lead in the first period, although the Mustangs regrouped and narrowed the gap to five points. The Clippers lead was never threatened throughout the rest of the game with a 30-19 lead in the second period and a 51-28 advantage after three quarters of play.

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Liberty Lightning Bolts win, 49-44, over CR Prairie Black

Lightning flashes at Prairie High

CEDAR RAPIDS– Isaac Bender’s 21 points led the Liberty High Lightning Bolts to a 49-44 freshman boys basketball victory Thursday, Jan. 5, at Prairie Point Middle School in Cedar Rapids. The Lightning zapped Prairie High School’s Black Team.
Bender gave Liberty a 4-0 lead but Andre Brandon made it 6-3 after the first of several Prairie 3-point bombs dropped. Prairie took the first period, 7-6, and built a 14-6 lead in the second.

McCaffery scores 1,000th point

Trojans ride roughshod over the Warriors in 92-56 win

IOWA CITY– It’s situation normal at Iowa City West High for the varsity boys basketball team as they continue to roll through the 2016-17 season. In the wake of an 80-71 pre-Christmas loss to Cedar Rapids Prairie, the Trojans rebounded to pound the Warriors of Cedar Rapids Washington, 92-56, Tuesday, Jan. 3, at West High.

Another bond vote for CCA in 2017

New elementary, high school expansion and other improvements to be decided by voters

OXFORD– Voters in the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School District will be asked to approve a nearly $34-million bond issue this fall as the district continues to grapple with increasing enrollment and projected growth.

Blitzing the Prairie Hawks

Iowa City West rolls over Cedar Rapids Prairie, 70-39

IOWA CITY– West High’s Women of Troy met little resistance Tuesday, Dec. 20, as they overhauled the Prairie Hawks of Cedar Rapids Prairie, 70-39, at home. West quickly built a lead in the first quarter, and was never threatened by Prairie (2-7 overall, 2-3 in Mississippi Valley Conference play).
West took the first period, 22-10, and was ahead 39-20 at the half.

City High wrestlers beat West, 33-31

One freshman, two points seal Trojans’ fate

IOWA CITY– It all came down to a pair of freshmen in the final match of the night as rivals Iowa City High and Iowa City West High met in a dual meet Thursday, Dec. 15, at West High.
The City High Little Hawks took the Junior Varsity (JV) meet 51-22 with West High’s Kaleb Williams taking a 16-7 major decision (MD) from City’s Matt Rew in the 120-pound match and West High’s Alec Shifflet pinning City’s Jack Bacon in 1:16 for the 160-pound match.

CP-U storms CCA, 71-31

TIFFIN– Coach PJ Sweeney and his Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers became the sixth victim of the Center Point-Urbana (CP-U) “Stormin’ Pointers” Friday, Dec. 9, as they suffered a 71-31 loss on their home court. The Pointers improved to 6-0 while the Creek Girls fell to 3-3.

IC West defeats CR Kennedy, 57-45

Women of Troy go 4-0 with win over Cougars

IOWA CITY– Undefeated and fifth in the state in Class 5A is where Iowa City West High’s Women of Troy stood after getting past the Cedar Rapids Kennedy Cougars, 57-45, Tuesday, Dec. 6, at home.

Liberty High academic, arts and athletic plans unveiled

NORTH LIBERTY– When Liberty High School opens its doors next fall, it will be a comprehensive facility with full course and activity offerings for freshmen through seniors.
That’s the plan at least, said Liberty Principal Scott Kibby during an informal conference with area media Thursday, Nov. 3, at North Central Junior High in North Liberty. With registration coming in January, Kibby said he’s received many questions about the new school and what academics, performing arts and athletics it will offer.

Lightning strikes as Liberty boys zap City High Red, 42-39

NORTH LIBERTY– Yet another list of “firsts” for Liberty High School were recorded Wednesday, Nov. 30, at North Central Jr. High in North Liberty. The school, still under construction and not opening until next fall, has fielded freshmen volleyball and football teams under the “Lady Lightning” and “Original (“O”) Bolts” monikers. The players attend Iowa City West High currently, but will transfer to Liberty, and presumably continue to play for Liberty throughout the remainder of their high school careers.

CCA falls 66-34 against Western Dubuque

A rough start for the Creek boys

TIFFIN– Call it the Clippers’ shakedown cruise. The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity boys took to the hardwood Tuesday, Nov. 29, at home to face the Bobcats of Western Dubuque in the 2016-17 season opener. It also marked the debut of new head coach Brandon Clubb. Turnovers, inexperience and losing the rebound battle torpedoed the Creek Boys, leading to a 66-34 loss.

Women of Troy negate the Knights

IC West takes opener against Davenport Assumption, 64-47

IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy opened the 2016-17 season with a 64-47 win over Class 3A Davenport Assumption in a non-conference contest Saturday, Nov. 26, at West.