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North Liberty Leader

Creek Boys finish regular season with win

Schwarting’s 18 pts lead CCA past Anamosa, 62-54

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity boys basketball team finished the 2017-18 regular season with a 62-54 win at home over the Blue Raiders of Anamosa Thursday, Feb. 15. The win gave the Clippers a 9-12 record heading into Class 3A substate competition and a shot at the state tournament in Des Moines.
The Creek Boys trailed 12-11 at the end of the first period, but rallied back to a 33-26-halftime lead, and held a 48-43 advantage going into the final quarter.

Warriors deflect Lightning

CR Washington defeats Liberty girls, 66-32

CEDAR RAPIDS– The Liberty High varsity girls basketball team ended the regular season with a 66-32 loss on the road, in Cedar Rapids, at Washington High School. The Warriors pounded the Lightning, 24-13, in the first period and never looked back on their way to their 12th win of the season.
Isabel Smith led the Lightning with 11 points, while Emily Larsen contributed nine and Cora Saunders produced eight. Sam McPherson and Megan Davis were held to only two points apiece on the night.

The pins weren’t kind enough

West High bowlers come up short at state qualifying meet

WATERLOO– Iowa City West High’s green and gold will not be seen at the 2018 State Coed Bowling Tournament on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at Cadillac Lanes in Waterloo. The Trojans and Women of Troy came up a few pins short of qualifying any individuals in a state qualifying meet on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at Cadillac Lanes.

Trojans escape Saints

Iowa City West defeats CR Xavier 54-49 in battle of state champs

Iowa City West defeats CR Xavier 54-49 in battle of state champs
By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
CEDAR RAPIDS– Defending Class 4A champion Iowa City West High defeated the defending 3A champion Saints of Cedar Rapids Xavier 54-49 Thursday, Feb. 15, at Xavier.
The Saints proved to be quite a challenge for the Trojans, taking the first period 12-9 and leading West 28-24 at halftime. Xavier led 40-35 going into the final eight minutes, but the Trojans’ trademark defense kicked in to hold the Saints to a pair of field goals and a smattering of free throws.

Rohret bows out early at state wrestling

CCA’s sole state individual qualifier finishes season 38-15

DES MOINES– Andrew Rohret, Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) only wrestler to qualify for the 2018 state individual tournament, finished the season with a 38-15 record after going 1-2 on the mats inside the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

State Park informational meeting Feb. 28

SOLON– Iowa State Parks have begun a new tradition of hosting annual informational meetings to update the public on park activities. Lake Macbride State Park will be hosting its annual meeting Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 6 p.m. at the Solon Public Library meeting room. Topics will include visitation, trends in Iowa State Parks, recent projects and volunteer efforts/coordination.

North Liberty commissions seat

applications due Feb. 16

NORTH LIBERTY– Three of the City of North Liberty’s appointed boards have openings, and volunteers are needed to help lead and advise on those commissions. Applications are due Feb. 16, 2018.
Applications are available online at northlibertyiowa.org or at City Hall, 3 Quail Creek Circle. Completed applications can be mailed to City Hall; c/o City Clerk; P.O. Box 77; North Liberty, IA 52317; in person at City Hall or by email at tmulcahey@northlibertyiowa.org. Applicants must be 18 years old and a legal resident of North Liberty.

Optimists host pancake breakfast March 3

NORTH LIBERTY– The Optimist Club of North Liberty hosts its 45th annual pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 3, in the North Liberty Community Center, 520 W. Cherry St.
Proceeds benefit more than a dozen North Liberty youth programs, as all Optimist clubs have a mission to be “friends of youth.”
The breakfast is the North Liberty club’s largest annual fundraiser. Tickets are $6 for adults and $2 for kids ages 3-10. Admission is free for children age two and under.

Open house to highlight infrastructure

NORTH LIBERTY– This year, North Liberty will make major improvements to key infrastructure, including Ranshaw Way (Highway 965). Once completed, these infrastructure upgrades will increase transportation capacity, add pedestrian connectivity, provide recreational amenities and replace aging infrastructure in our growing community.

Tiffin News

CCA school board and Tiffin City Council hold third joint session

TIFFIN– Tiffin’s City Council and the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) School Board of Directors held their third joint meeting Wednesday, Feb. 7, at Tiffin Elementary. The entities first held a joint session in December of 2016 and met last August.

Bolts shock Mustangs

Liberty survives foul trouble to defeat Independence, 54-43

NORTH LIBERTY– The Lightning of Liberty High flashed triumphantly Saturday, Feb. 10, with a 54-43 upset varsity boys basketball win over the visiting Mustangs of Independence. It was the third-straight win for the “Bolts” with wins over Washington (Iowa) and Wapsie Valley preceding. Independence (Indee) dipped to 14-8 with a three-game winning streak snapped by the Bolts. Indee had disposed of Clear Creek Amana, Williamsburg and Dyersville Beckman Catholic (by one point).

Norwalk takes down IC West

Warriors deny Trojans a trip to state duals

WAUKEE– Iowa City West High Trojan wrestlers were denied the opportunity to compete in the 2018 State Dual Team Tournament by the Norwalk Warriors in a Class 3A Regional Dual Meet Wednesday, Feb. 7, in Waukee. Norwalk defeated West High, 55-18. The Norwalk Warriors fell victim to the Waukee Warriors, 55-12, however, sending Waukee to the state duals.