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Citywide snowman contest Dec. 1-Feb. 28

NORTH LIBERTY– Build a snowman in any city park or your yard between Dec. 1 and Feb. 28, take a photo and submit it to Jason Egly at jegly@northlibertyiowa.org along with your name, contact information and where the snowman was built. Entries will be displayed at the North Liberty Community Center and online to be judged by recreation staff.The winning family receives prize!

Troop 216 to host chili supper Feb. 4

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty Boy Scout Troop 216 will host its 37th annual Chili Supper from 4:30-7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the North Liberty Community Center.
Tickets are $5. Children 5 and under are admitted free. The dinner includes all-you-can-eat meat or vegetarian chili, bread, drinks and a variety of homemade desserts, including traditional Scout cobbler.
The dinner is the troop’s primary annual fundraising event. Proceeds help cover the cost of high adventure trips, summer camp and other activities for the troop’s 30 Scouts.

Garner Elementary Waffle Breakfast Saturday, Feb. 11

NORTH LIBERTY– Garner Elementary will host a Waffle Breakfast with Class Basket Auction and Raffle on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 7:30-10:30 a.m. at the school.

Marion buzzer beater in OT sinks CCA, 50-47

Creek Boys nearly upset Indians

By Chris Umscheid
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TIFFIN– It was a game with a dramatic finish made for television Friday, Jan. 13, in the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School gym as the Clippers came close to upsetting the Marion Indians in varsity boys basketball. The Creek Boys were 1-9 entering the contest against the 7-4 Indians and arguably played some of their best basketball so far this season as they forced the game into overtime before falling, 50-47, on a buzzer-beating 3-point shot.

Clipper grapplers 10th at Solon’s Ed Hadenfeldt Invitational

Taylor takes 2nd, Murphy and Rohret place 4th

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SOLON– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity wrestlers placed 10th in team points at the 2016 Ed Hadenfeldt Invitational tournament Saturday, Jan. 14, in Solon. Lisbon won the tournament with 237.5 points while the host Spartans were second with 231.5.
Ethan Taylor was the highest-placing Clipper with a second-place showing at 285 pounds while Quinn Murphy and Andrew Rohret both finished fourth at 138 and 145 pounds respectively. Samual Stevens (106) and Austin Smiddy (120) took home sixth-place finishes and Tanner Cochran (182) finished the day in seventh.

Liberty High “Pack the Gym” event Saturday, Jan. 28

NORTH LIBERTY– The Liberty Lightning Athletic Booster Club invites the public to a “Pack the Gym” event Saturday, Jan. 28, for the ninth grade boys’ basketball game against Duqubue Wahlert.
The game starts at 10 a.m. at North Central Junior High. More information is available on the booster club’s Facebook page.

Women of Troy humble the Lions

Iowa City West pulls away from Linn-Mar, 56-36

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IOWA CITY– West High’s No. 3-ranked Women of Troy were a thorn in the Lions’ paws, tripping up 12th-ranked Linn-Mar, 56-36, Tuesday, Jan. 10, in the West High gym.
Linn-Mar pulled ahead for a 19-13 lead at the end of the first period, but the West High defense held the Lions to only four points in the second quarter. Meanwhile, the Women of Troy poured in 13 points for a 26-23 lead at the half. The second half belonged to West High, which sported a 39-30 lead going into the final quarter.

IC West swimmers win, 118-51, over CR Washington

Trojans submerse the Warriors

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CEDAR RAPIDS– The West High swimmers traveled to Cedar Rapids Washington Tuesday, Jan. 10, for a dual meet with the Warriors and prevailed, 118-51. The junior varsity (JV) also won, sinking the Warriors, 122-44.
Lane Griffis won both the 200- and 500-yard freestyle events in 1:53.10 and 5:03.10, and Oliver Martin was also a double winner with victories in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle events in 21.80 and 48.46 seconds. Izaak Hajek won the 100-yard butterfly in 55.75 seconds, while Ben Berhow took the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:02.81.

Trojan swimmers 4th at Linn-Mar invite

Hajek and Griffis earn individual wins

MARION– Iowa City West High’s Izaak Hajek and Lane Griffis swam their way to individual victory Saturday, Jan. 7, at Linn-Mar High School’s boy’s invitational swimming meet. Hajek, a freshman, won the 200-yard Individual Medley (IM) in 2:03.61 while Griffis, a junior, won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:01/85. The West High Trojans placed fourth overall in team points with 350 behind meet champion Dowling Catholic (West Des Moines), Pleasant Valley and Monona Grove Boys Swim and Dive Team.

Trojans earn double dual sweep in Waterloo

C West takes down Wahlert and Waterloo West
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WATERLOO– Iowa City West High’s wrestling Trojans swept a double dual meet Thursday, Jan. 12, in Waterloo against Waterloo West High and Dubuque Wahlert Catholic.
The Trojan junior varsity (JV) took down Wahlert, 47-14, with Will Hoeft (182 pounds) earning a 20-4 technical fall over Wahlert’s Jace Kunkel, Mitchell Sorge (195) pinned Wahlert’s Kayden Weig in 50 seconds and Kaleb Williams (132) pinned Wahlert’s Charlie Vandermillen in 3:27.

IC West falls, 40-33, to CR Kennedy’s wrestlers

IOWA CITY– The Trojans of Iowa City West High fell, 40-33, in a varsity wrestling match with Cedar Rapids Kennedy Thursday, Jan. 5, at West High.
West High’s Carter Rohweder (160 pounds), Hans Von Rabenau (106), Keaton Speicher (113) and Nelson Brands (152) all won by fall. Rohweder pinned Hunter Erickson in 2:57, Von Rabenau took down Ben Hoeger in 2:51, Speicher pinned Gabe Long in 2:40 and Brands pinned Logen Benion in 3:45. Guy Snow (285) took a 13-8 decision from Kennedy’s Josh Vis.

NLYBS registration now open

NORTH LIBERTY– Registration for the North Liberty Youth Baseball and Softball (NLYBS) 25th Anniversary Season is open.
Sign-ups are due at www.eteamz.com/NLYBS by Friday, March 3. Leagues are available for boys and girls age 4 through eighth grade. Scholarships are available.
New this year is first grade baseball, and third grade rookie players will also have the opportunity to pitch. Umpires will also be needed and must be at least 14 years old. Training is provided.