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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).

Bolt XC boys run in Bob Brown Invite

IOWA CITY– Liberty High’s boys cross country squad placed ninth in team points on Thursday, Aug. 31, in Iowa City Regina’s Bob Brown Invitational at the Kickers Soccer Park, in Iowa City. Mount Vernon-Lisbon won the meet, with Clear Creek Amana taking the runner-up spot. The host Regals were eighth, while Solon was 11th.
Peter Woodward was the fastest Lightning Bolt, finishing in 10th place.

Creek girls sweep Trojans

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity volleyball squad regrouped and retooled after a 3-0 loss to Liberty High on Tuesday, Aug. 29, and swept the South Tama Trojans, 3-0, on Thursday, Aug. 31, at home.
The Creek Girls pulled out a 28-26 win in the first set, sailed to a 25-18 win in the second set and battled to a 27-25 finish in the final set.
The win improved the Clippers to 4-5.

Lightning shocks CCA Clippers

NORTH LIBERTY– Liberty High School’s first varsity volleyball squad got its first home win on Tuesday, Aug. 29, sweeping the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers, 3-0.
The Bolts fell to Solon, 3-1, the week before in the school’s first home match.
The win gave the Bolts their second victory of the season moving to 2-4 while handing the Clippers their fifth loss for a 3-5 showing early in the season.

Creek Boys fall to Panthers in opener

TIFFIN– The 2017 varsity football season opened on a sour note for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers, as Mount Pleasant won 14-7 in non-district action in Tiffin Friday, Aug. 25. The loss soured the debut of new Head Coach Gabe Bakker and Iowa City West High transfer Ethan Postler.

Iowa City West downs Southeast Polk, 37-27

PLEASANT HILL– Iowa City West High began its campaign to return to the UNI-Dome and the state football championships with a week one win on the road over Southeast Polk. The Trojans dropped the Rams, 37-27.

Year One for Liberty runners

NORTH LIBERTY– Liberty High is open for business which includes a slate of varsity athletic programs, including girls’ cross country.
Tonya McDonough is the head coach for the Lightning’s program and counselor at North Central Junior High, in North Liberty.

West swimmers best CR Jefferson, 138-47

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CEDAR RAPIDS– The West High Women of Troy swimmers opened the 2017 season with a road trip to Cedar Rapids Jefferson, sweeping victory as the varsity won, 138-47, and the junior varsity (JV) picked up a 125-46 win.
Sophomore Lily Ernest broke the school record in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 58.06 seconds. Lilian Zhu previously held the record.
“We are hoping it’s the first of many records to be broken this season,” Assistant Coach Jordan O’Donnell said.

Women of Troy win, Liberty debuts at U of I’s Ashton XC course

IOWA CITY– The University of Iowa’s renovated Ashton Cross Country Course was the site of the 2017 Trojan Early Bird Invitational meet hosted by Iowa City West High Thursday, Aug. 24.
The West High Women of Troy won the varsity girls race, besting North Scott and Davenport Assumption. Bailey Nock won the event in 18:48, with Colleen Bloser coming in second in 19:50.

Creek 2017 volleyball season begins

CCA falls in Mount Vernon quad, splits in Grinnell’s tournament

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GRINNELL– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity volleyball squad has started the 2017 season with a mix of success and frustration in a pair of tournaments.
The Creek Girls opened Thursday, Aug. 24, with an appearance in a quad meet with Solon, Center Point-Urbana and Mount Vernon in Mount Vernon. The host Lady Mustangs shut out the Creek Girls, 2-0, with 25-22 and 25-17 wins over CCA. Shauntina Williams had six kills with three from Claire Schwarting. Zoey Boehme made 11 assists, Cheyanne Bunch had four assists and Jordan Neely came up with eight digs.