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Chris Umscheid

Creek Boys escape the clutches of the Cardinals

Christian Withrows 28 points lead CCA past Maquoketa, 62-59

By Chris Umscheid
chris.umscheid@wcinet.com

MAQUOKETA Senior Christian Withrow led the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity boys past the Maquoketa Cardinals with 28 points in a 62-59 WaMaC West versus WaMaC East contest Tuesday, Dec. 8, in Maquoketa.
The Clippers trailed the Cardinals throughout the contest as Maquoketa won the first period, 23-14, and held a 39-27-halftime advantage. The Creek Boys battled back in the third quarter but still trailed the red birds by four points, 47-43, going into the final period.

Clippers fall prey to the Tigers

CCA girls fall 59-44 to Grinnell

TIFFIN Clear Creek Amanas (CCA) varsity girls suffered their first loss of the season Thursday, Dec. 10, at home as the Grinnell Tigers defeated them 59-44 in a non-conference contest. The Tigers were ranked No. 8 in class 4A while the Clippers were the 14th-ranked squad.

Creek Girls make history on the mats

LeFleur and Williams place third in first all-girl wrestling tournament in school history

WAVERLY Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High Schools female wrestlers made their debut in a series of exhibition matches Saturday, Dec. 5, at home in a dual meet with Alburnett, and have written a new chapter in school history after competing in their first all-girl tournament. The Creek Girls participated in Waverly-Shell Rocks Girls Invitational on Friday, Dec. 11, placing eighth out of a 19-team field of competitors.

Creek Boys third at Mid-Prairies Colton Allen Memorial Wrestling Tournament

Jack Stevens and Ryker Jones crowned champions

WELLMAN Clear Creek Amanas (CCA) varsity wrestlers were in action Saturday, Dec. 12, at Mid-Prairies Colton Allen Memorial Tournament, finishing third in team points behind champion Mid-Prairie and runner-up Alburnett (which defeated the Clippers in a season-opening dual meet the week before in Tiffin).

Williamsburg swimmers making a splash early in the season

CCA’s Jaxon Strank & Braxton McGrath are providing speed for the Raiders

WILLIAMSBURG– An “odd start” to the 2020-2021 boys swimming season has given way to a sense of normalcy and success for the Williamsburg Raiders, with help from four Clear Creek Amana (CCA) swimmers.

A Silent Night in Oxford

A couple walks along a quiet stretch of Augusta Avenue in Oxford in the early evening of Friday, Dec. 4. A “Light Up Oxford!” event, complete with a visit from Santa Claus, had been scheduled for the evening, but was cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
“With the numbers (of positive cases) spiking we didn’t think we could do it and follow all the rules of social distancing,” event organizer Kimberly Kumpf Carolan said.

The Queen of Iowa Agriculture

Mollie Upton crowned 2021 Iowa Miss United States Agriculture

TIFFIN– A Tiffin native and 2016 Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School graduate is Iowa’s newest agricultural ambassador. Mollie Upton was crowned the 2021 Iowa Miss United States Agriculture the weekend of Nov. 20-21 in Maryville, Mo., and competes for the national title June 18-19, 2021, in Orlando, Fla.
Joining 4-H around the age of 12 fueled Upton’s passion for agriculture, along with taking ag classes and joining Future Farmers of America (FFA) at Williamsburg High School during her time at CCA. CCA did not have an ag program at the time, but does currently.

Looking for many good men and women

JoCo supes to appoint candidates to fill board and commission vacancies

IOWA CITY– The Johnson County Board of Supervisors expected to fill vacancies on a variety of boards and commissions during the regular meeting on Thursday, Dec. 10. According to Mike Hensch, the office executive director for the supervisors, 12 such organizations had vacancies in need of appointments. Hensch gave the supervisors a briefing during their Thursday, Dec. 3, informal meeting.

Iowa City Schools to stay online only through Dec. 11

State issues district another waiver due to increased COVID-19 rates

IOWA CITY– Students in the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) continue to attend school from the comfort of their homes, and via computer, at least through Friday, Dec. 11. The district moved back to all online learning on Monday, Nov. 16, due to high COVID-19 positivity rates in Johnson County, and initially planned to return to the classrooms on Monday, Nov. 30, after the Thanksgiving break.

Creek Boys fall in opener with Spartans

Navara leads CCA with 16 points in 66-56 loss to Solon

SOLON– The wait was finally over for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School varsity boys basketball players as they were finally able to hit the hardwood in competition Friday, Dec. 4, in Solon against their WaMaC East rivals, the Spartans. CCA’s season had been put on hold due to the school district briefly returning to all-virtual learning while the Spartans opened on Nov. 30 with a 61-56 loss to Central DeWitt.

Creek Girls open the season with win over rival Lady Spartans

Clubb leads CCA with 14 points in 63-44 win over Solon

TIFFIN– The opening tip-off of the 2020-2021 season finally arrived for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School varsity girls’ basketball team as they hosted their WaMaC East rivals, the Solon Lady Spartans, Friday, Dec. 4.
Solon (No. 14 in Class 3A) entered the contest with a 1-1 record after having knocked off Center Point-Urbana in their opener on Nov. 24, and falling to Central DeWitt on Dec. 1. The Clippers (No. 14 in Class 4A) however, were kept off the court until after Thanksgiving due to the CCA school district having moved to all online learning due to COVID-19.

Creek Boys open mat season with loss to Pirates

Alburnett upends CCA 51-27, Clipper girls debut in exhibition matches

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School wrestlers finally hit the mat to open the 2020-2021 season Saturday, Dec. 5, as they hosted the Pirates of Alburnett in a non-conference meet. Originally, the Clippers were set to sail north to Independence for a tournament, which was cancelled.
Unfortunately for the “Boats,” the Pirates capsized them 51-27.
Sophomore Caden Baxter put points on the board for CCA with a 12-10 decision over Noah Mackey in the 145-pound match, while freshman Jack Stevens pinned the Pirates’ Reed Callahan in 45 seconds in the 113-pound match.