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Chris Umscheid

Women of Troy sweep the Muskies and dominate the Bulldogs

Iowa City West advances to state volleyball

IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy had little trouble with the Muskies of Muscatine in a Class 5A regional semifinal volleyball match Tuesday, Oct. 25, at West High, sweeping the visitors, 3-0. West took the first and second sets, 25-11, and finished the match with a 25-12 final in the third set. They advanced to the Region 6 Final Monday, Oct. 31, at West High against Bettendorf, who beat West in late August in tournament play, 2-1, and brought a 20-11 record into the final.

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.

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.

Construction continues at Clear Creek Amana

CCA’s construction manager updates projects

OXFORD– Work continues on three construction projects in the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School District.
Voters in the district approved a $48 million bond issue in 2014, which built Tiffin Elementary, added onto the middle school in Tiffin and is currently helping to renovate the original part of the middle school and adding onto the high school. District Construction Manager Ray Willoughby presented an update on the projects to the district’s school board of directors Monday, Sept. 19, during the regular monthly meeting at Clear Creek Elementary in Oxford.

Trojans roll over Lions

Iowa City West crushes Linn-Mar, 50-7

MARION– The Iowa City West High Trojans improved their chances of a playoff berth Friday, Oct. 14, with a 50-7 pounding of the Linn-Mar Lions in Marion. The win improved West’s overall record to 6-2 and 3-1 in Class 4A District 8 behind Cedar Rapids Kennedy (5-3/3-1) and presumptive district champion Cedar Rapids Prairie (7-1/4-0).
Trojan defense kept the Lions caged on their end of the field throughout the first half, denying Linn-Mar the chance to cross the 50-yard line offensively until the final minute of the half.

Trojans take down the big cats

Iowa City West gets 24-10 road win at Cedar Rapids Kennedy

CEDAR RAPIDS– The Iowa City West High Trojans picked up a decisive 24-10 win over the Cedar Rapids Kennedy Cougars Friday, Oct. 7, at Kingston Stadium in Cedar Rapids.
The Trojans built a 17-0 lead in the first half on a 9-yard touchdown reception by Devontae Lane, a 29-yard field goal by Lucas Karwal and a 5-yard pass to Oliver Martin in the final seconds of the half.
Kennedy regrouped and threatened in the second half.

Women of Troy shut out Trojans

IC West sweeps Waterloo East, 3-0

IOWA CITY– Iowa City West High’s Women of Troy swept the Waterloo East High School Trojans Tuesday, Oct. 4, at West High. West entered the contest with a 14-9 record and the No. 8-ranking in Class 5A (Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union Sept. 29 weekly rankings) while the Trojans brought an 8-19 record. West took the first set, 25-16, pulled off a 25-21 win in the second set and shut down the Trojans, 25-15, for the third and final set.

Solon defeats Liberty freshmen, 40-6

IOWA CITY– Solon’s freshman Spartans rolled over the Liberty High “Original (O) Bolts” 40-6 Thursday, Sept. 29, at Iowa City West High.
The Spartans opened with a pass from Camden Miller to Andrew Coons for a touchdown with 6:35 remaining in the first quarter and scored their second touchdown on a run not quite two minutes later. The O-Bolts blocked the extra point kick, but Solon held a 13-0 lead. The Spartan defense stymied the Bolts and intercepted a Drake Woody pass late in the period to end a Liberty drive.

The Great Race

Third time the charm for Shueyville man

SHUEYVILLE– For Shueyville’s John Williams, the third time was not only the charm, but also charmed.
Williams, a retired teacher from the College Community School District’s Prairie High School in Cedar Rapids, participated in the 2016 Great Race cross-country road rally and made it all the way from near the California coast to Moline, Ill.
This was Williams’ third attempt at the event, held annually since the early 1980s, and the first time he made it from starting line to finish line.

Never before

CCA earns first-ever 6-0 record with 30-14 win over West Delaware

TIFFIN– The father-and-son coaching duo of Ronnie and Matt Hughes have a simple philosophy for getting through the varsity football season at Clear Creek Amana (CCA).
“Every week, we want to be 1-0,” Matt Hughes said. “If we get enough 1-0s, at the end of the season, we’ll be happy.”
So far the Clippers have racked up six, surpassing the 5-0 mark which hadn’t been attained since 1999, and now establishing a new team-best benchmark after defeating West Delaware, 30-14, Friday, Sept. 30 in Tiffin.

Five-and-0

Clippers earn historic win 26-0 over CP-U

TIFFIN– To borrow from the late musical artist known as Prince, the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers likely partied like it was 1999 in the wake of their 26-0 win Friday, Sept. 23 over Center Point-Urbana. The year 1999 was the last time the Creek Boys had a 5-0 record, which is where they and West Delaware stand in Class 3A District 4.
The win was doubly sweet for the Clippers coming on their Homecoming night with quarterback Ashton Carpenter presented as the King with Be DeShaw as his Queen.

Creek Girls bit by the Pointers

CP-U sinks CCA, 3-0

TIFFIN– The Stormin’ Pointers of Center Point-Urbana (CP-U) swept the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers, 3-0, in varsity volleyball Tuesday, Sept. 20, in Tiffin. The Pointers took the first set, 25-20, with the Creek Girls narrowing the gap to one point (19-18) although trailing throughout. CP-U won the second set, 25-21, in a game where the Clippers tied the Pointers 7-7, 15-15, 18-18 and 20-20 but never led. CP-U took the match with a 25-13 third-set win.