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Chris Umscheid

Trojans tie with Waukee at Heartland XC Classic

Greiner finishes ninth in varsity race

AMES– Des Moines Roosevelt High School hosted its 2017 Heartland Classic Cross Country Invitational Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Iowa State University’s course in Ames with 32 teams from across Iowa and five other states participating.
Iowa City West High’s Trojans tied with Waukee in team points for 15th with 396 while Edina, Minn., won the varsity race with a team score of 84 points. Cedar Rapids Prairie was seventh (237) while City High placed 13th in team points with 388.
Kolby Greiner led West High with a ninth-place finish in 16:15.6.

Clear Creek girls fall to Independence

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) Clippers became another casualty of the Independence Mustangs on Tuesday, Sept. 12, as Indee swept the Clippers, 3-0, in Tiffin. The Mustangs improved to 13-1 and were the eighth-ranked team in Class 4A according to the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union’s (IGHSAU) Sept. 7 rankings. The Clippers fell to 6-9 in the wake of the Mustangs’ visit.
Indee took the first set, 25-10, and won the second set, 25-14.

Women of Troy finish in third at Heartland Classic

AMES– She did it again.
Iowa City West High’s Bailey Nock pulled away from the field early in the Heartland Classic cross country invitational (hosted by Des Moines Roosevelt High School and held Saturday, Sept. 16 at Iowa State University’s cross country course in Ames) and won by 13 seconds over runner-up Olivia Soverign of St. Thomas Aquinas (Missouri) in 18:51.9 Nock, a senior, was over 20 seconds ahead of Linn-Mar’s Micah Poellet, a freshman, who finished third in 19:15.6.

Clipper boys win Oskaloosa XC Invite

Barker finishes second to lead CCA

OSKALOOSA– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity boys cross country team picked up another team title Tuesday, Sept. 12, winning Oskaloosa’s invitational meet. The Clippers put up 30 team points, topping host Oskaloosa, Williamsburg, Fairfield and Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont, among other squads, in the 11-team field.
CCA’s Brandon Barker was the individual runner-up behind winner Ben Lamparek, of Williamsburg. Barker finished in second place in 18:09.60, while Lamparek won in 17:58.4. CCA’s Nick O’Connor was third in 18:20.3.

Bolts clip the Falcons, 61-0

IOWA CITY– Liberty High’s sophomore football team improved to 1-1 with a 61-0 blowout Tuesday, Sept. 5, over the West Burlington Falcons at Iowa City West High.
Jack Ankenbauer put the Bolts on the scoreboard with 6:38 remaining in the first quarter, when he scored a touchdown. Kaleb Williams added a successful 2-point conversion to give Liberty an 8-0 lead. Williams reached the end zone two minutes later and scored on his second 2-point play for a 16-0 lead. Dawson Zimmerman took a punt return all the way to the house to make it 22-0.

Creek Boys win Tipton XC invite

TIPTON– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity boys cross country squad won the Tipton Invitational Tuesday, Sept. 5, in Tipton’s City Park. The Clippers topped the 18-team field with 77 team points and were led by Nick O’Connor’s seventh-place finish in 17:10. Brandon Barker was three seconds behind O’Connor and took eighth place.
Center Point-Urbana was second in points with 91 while the host Tigers were third with 102.

Platz selected as NLFD fire chief

Nov. 6 start date, pending city council approval

NORTH LIBERTY– As long as the city council agrees, North Liberty will have its first full-time fire chief on Nov. 6.
Brian Platz, a former assistant chief (and current firefighter) for the Solon-Tri Township Emergency Response Agency (volunteer) and current deputy chief for the Iowa City Fire Department (ICFD), was announced as the new chief Friday, Sept. 1, pending North Liberty City Council approval at a Tuesday, Sept. 12, regular meeting.

Looking Sharp

Helping families start school year

NORTH LIBERTY– Servolution, a revolution of service, came to Penn Meadows Park, in North Liberty, Friday, Aug. 18, to help families in need with preparations for sending kids back to school.
The event, spearheaded by Life Church of Coralville (formerly of North Liberty), was the second of three. The first took place Thursday, Aug. 17, at Clear Creek Amana High School, in Tiffin, and the third on Monday, Aug. 21, at Kirkwood Elementary, in Coralville.

Trojans run wild against Muskies

IC West wins 51-3 over Muscatine

IOWA CITY– The West High Trojans put up three touchdowns in the first quarter and never looked back, as they powered past the Muscatine Muskies 51-3 Friday, Sept. 1, at home in a non-district matchup.
The Muskies took the opening kick off, but fumbled on their first drive, leading to a recovery by West High’s Andre White and the first of two touchdowns from Traevis Buchanan. Josh Jasek’s extra point kick was good, and West was up 7-0 with 9:51 remaining in the first period.

Iowa City West’s Greiner wins PV’s Spartan Invite, sets new record

Women of Troy 4th, Trojans 6th

PLEASANT VALLEY– Iowa City West High’s Kolby Greiner was crowned the boys varsity champion Saturday, Sept. 2, at Pleasant Valley’s Spartan Invitational cross country meet. Greiner won the race in 15:45, setting a new meet record in the process.
The Trojans were sixth behind team champions Edina (Minn.), Wheaton (Ill.), Pleasant Valley, Cedar Rapids Prairie and Johnston. Rival City High was the seventh squad in team points.

Women of Troy fall to Linn-Mar Lions

Linn-Mar defeats IC West, 3-1

IOWA CITY– The Iowa City West High Women of Troy suffered a setback with a 3-1 loss, at home, to Linn-Mar Tuesday, Aug. 29. The Lions took the first set narrowly, 25-23, and won the second set, 25-17. West High rallied back in the third set and won, 27-25, before falling, 25-17, in the fourth and final set.
Colby Greene led West High with 20 kills and found support from Cailyn Morgan, Claire Overton and Emily Burtch with seven apiece.

Martin sets two West High swim records

CEDAR FALLS– Iowa City West High’s swimming Women of Troy captured their second win of the season on Tuesday, Aug. 29, on the road, in Cedar Falls, soaking the Cedar Falls High School Tigers, 98-88, in varsity competition.
Ruby Martin had a big night, both for West High and for herself, as she set new school records in both the 100-yard butterfly (55.01 seconds) and the 100-yard backstroke (57.81).