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Chris Umscheid

Central DeWitt ends Clippers’ season

Sabers win substate game 3-0 over CCA

SOLON– It was relatively quick, but it was far from painless as the Sabers from Central DeWitt ended Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) season in the opening round of Class 3A substate baseball Friday, July 14, in Solon. The Sabers sank the Clippers 3-0 to advance to a Monday, July 17, meeting with Solon in the District 8 final.

Group mines additional resources for CCA students

Foundation seeks to expand its charitable support role with paid position

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OXFORD– Since 1986, the CCA Foundation has provided financial support to the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School District. The purpose of the Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, is “to maintain, develop, increase and expand the facilities and services of the district thus providing broader educational opportunities to students, community residents and staff.” The group hosts fundraising events and actively solicits donations from patrons and alumni of the district.

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Xavier denies the Bolts

Saints sweep Liberty High freshman baseball

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NORTH LIBERTY– The Saints from Cedar Rapids Xavier swept Liberty High’s Lightning Bolts in a freshman doubleheader Monday, July 3, at Penn Meadows Park, in North Liberty. Xavier took the midday contests, 3-0 and 7-1, handing the Bolts rare losses.
Xavier scored in game one on an RBI single in the top of the second inning and put two runners across in the sixth on an error and an RBI double. Nolan Frey drove a line drive single to right field in the bottom of the second for Liberty, while Tyler Dahm singled and stole second base in the fourth.

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Creek Boys sweep the Stormin’ Pointers

Hallett’s pair of homers clinch 11-inning opener

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity baseball team swept the visiting Stormin’ Pointers of Center Point-Urbana (CP-U) Monday, June 26, at home in 18 innings.
The Clippers took an 11-inning opening game, 9-8, and sent the Pointers back into their kennels, 10-2, in the nightcap.
Tyler Hallett was the hero of game one as he put the Creek Boys on the scoreboard with a solo homerun in the bottom of the second inning, belted out a triple in the seventh, and ended the game with a solo homer in the bottom of the 11th inning to break an 8-8 tie.

Women of Troy sweep Waterloo’s Trojans

Iowa City West downs Waterloo East 9-5 and 6-3

IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy improved to 14-12 overall while getting their eighth consecutive win Tuesday, June 20, with a doubleheader sweep of the visiting Waterloo East Trojans. West High won 9-5 and 6-3 over the 7-21 Trojans and handed their guests their fifth straight loss.

Trojans split with the J-Hawks

Comellas drives in five runs with pair of homers

CEDAR RAPIDS– Iowa City West High’s varsity Trojans baseball team split a doubleheader Monday, June 19, in the Jefferson J-Hawks’ nest at Lower Kingston in Cedar Rapids. West High shelled the blue birds 10-1 in the opener

Lady Spartans take two from Clippers

Solon wins 8-4 and 8-5

OXFORD– They welcomed an old friend back in Oxford.
Jim White and his Solon Lady Spartans traveled to McAreavy Field in Oxford Wednesday, June 14, for a varsity doubleheader with the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers.

Bolts light up the J-Hawks

Liberty High freshmen win, 11-1 and 15-4, over CR Jefferson

NORTH LIBERTY– Liberty High’s freshman baseball team fried the J-Hawks of Cedar Rapids Jefferson in a doubleheader Tuesday, June 13, at Penn Meadows Park in North Liberty under sweltering heat.
The Bolts took game one, 11-1, in four innings with a two-RBI triple in the first inning from Nolan Frey.
Sam Rechkemmer doubled in the second inning, while Alec Boldt knocked a three-RBI double to make it 6-0 for Liberty. Isaac Bender and Tyler Dahm drove in runs in the third making it 9-1, while Carter Fedeler drove in the winning run in the bottom of the fourth.

Lady Spartans take two from the Creek Girls in Oxford

Solon wins 8-4 and 8-5

OXFORD– They welcomed an old friend back in Oxford.
Jim White and his Solon Lady Spartans traveled to McAreavy Field in Oxford Wednesday, June 14, for a varsity doubleheader with the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers.

Sparking community interest

NORTH LIBERTY ON FIRE: A three-part series

Recruitment and retention prove difficult for NLFD

NORTH LIBERTY– Hiring and retaining volunteers has proven especially challenging, not just for the North Liberty Fire Department (NLFD), but also for volunteer fire departments across Iowa and across the nation.
More households rely on two or more incomes, parents are busy with their kids’ many activities and the basic time requirement placed on a volunteer firefighter for initial and on-going training has also increased significantly over the years.

Lightning strikes the Lady J-Hawks

Liberty puts up 37 runs in home doubleheader

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CORALVILLE– Maybe the Johnson County storm siren test commencing just before the first pitch was an omen as the Liberty High Lightning unleashed a storm on the Jefferson J-Hawks Wednesday, June 7, at the Coralville Youth Sports Complex. The Lightning moved to 11-3 on the season with a 15-5 and 22-0 pounding of Jefferson.

Season ends in shutout stunner for Clipper girls

Grinnell sinks CCA, 2-0, in regional semifinal

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TIFFIN– The season ended in a shocking fashion Tuesday, May 30, for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity girls soccer team, The Tigers from Grinnell-Newburg won the Class 2A regional semifinal match with a 2-0 shutout.
The Tigers struck first, 10 minutes into the match, and scored their second goal with 7:53 left in the first half. The Clippers’ best chance for a goal came in the second half with a penalty kick after Grinnell’s keeper tackled Hannah Bormann in the box. Unfortunately her shot was deflected.