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Minor injured in Johnson County hunting incident

JOHNSON COUNTY– An 11-year-old boy was injured in a hunting incident on Sunday, Dec. 10, on private property near the intersection of 320th Street NE and Prairie Du Chen Road NE in Johnson County north of Iowa City.

Seven marathons seven days seven continents

Running across the world, for a cause

North Liberty dentist to run seven marathons in seven days in seven continents for charity

NORTH LIBERTY– Many of us like to devote some time and energy to a charity or cause near to our hearts. Others, well, they go the extra mile.
Deb Carneol D.D.S. of North Liberty Dental is doing just that. In January, she and a group of 15 other participants will take a charter plane across the globe for an epic endeavor known as the 777 World Marathon Challenge. In it, her team will represent a cause of their choice while completing seven marathons in seven continents in just seven days.

Fareway comes to Tiffin

Plans for store announced at city council meeting

TIFFIN– About four years ago, the City of Tiffin conducted a survey asking for residents’ feedback. Among the top of their requests? A grocery store.
It appears residents of Tiffin have finally had their wish come true, this holiday season, as plans for a Fareway grocery store have been announced in their own backyard.
“We have property under contract in the Prairie Village Commercial Development for approximately three acres on the northwest corner—contemplated to construct a store in middle of 2018,” announced Garrett Piklapp, Vice President, General Counsel at Fareway Stores Inc.

Montessori infant and toddler school opens

NORTH LIBERTY– The Montessori infant and toddler school is open in North Liberty. An Open House Event is scheduled for Dec. 29 from 4-7 p.m. All are welcome to attend and light refreshments will be provided. The school is currently accepting new students and will begin classes on Jan. 3, 2018. The Montessori Children’s Nursery will be located at 70 Circle Dr., Ste. A, in North Liberty. The Montessori Children’s Nursery occupies the space next to the Montessori Children’s Garden which has provided authentic Montessori education to children in the community for 15 years.

Become an aquatics instructor

NORTH LIBERTY­—The North Liberty Aquatic Center is looking for a high energy, enthusiastic aqua instructor. The classes are Mondays from 8-8:45 a.m. and 9-9:45 a.m. with the flexibility to teach occasionally on Wednesdays and Fridays. Class instruction takes place in the deep end and shallow end of the pool. An instructor should have knowledge of equipment such as noodles, water weights and aqua belts and should know how to incorporate them into class.

Stormin’ Pointers sweep varsity Bolts

Liberty girls fall 71-17, boys fall 61-55 in overtime

NORTH LIBERTY– Liberty High’s basketball teams met the Stormin’ Pointers of Center Point-Urbana (CP-U) Saturday, Dec. 9, with sophomore/junior varsity and varsity squads all in action on the home floor during a “gold out” event supporting those fighting cancer.
The varsity girls fell 71-17 to the third-ranked (Class 4A) Pointers in the first half of a varsity doubleheader.

Trojans fall to Mustangs on the mat

Brands, Hoeft and Gambrall win against Dubuque Hempstead

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IOWA CITY– Dubuque Hempstead’s Mustangs galloped into the gym at Iowa City West High Thursday, Dec. 7, and rode home with a Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) dual meet win over the Trojans. Hempstead took the varsity meet, 55-12, and the junior varsity (JV) meet, 84-0.
Nelson Brands (160 pounds) pinned Hempstead’s Trever Maiers in 2:00, Will Hoeft (195) took a 19-7 major decision (MD) from Dubuque’s Steven Blosch and Graham Gambrall (138) won a 7-4 decision over the Mustangs’ Tyler Murphy.

IC West swimming wins

Trojans soak Tigers 89-80 and 125-34, over C. Falls

CEDAR FALLS– Iowa City West High’s boys’ swim team opened the 2017-18 season with a pair of wins over the Cedar Falls Tigers Tuesday, Nov. 28, at Holmes Junior High in Cedar Falls. The Trojan varsity pulled out an 89-80 win, while the junior varsity (JV) dunked Cedar Falls, 125-34.

CCA’s Baker picked to coach All-Star Game

Shrine All-Star Game showcases Iowa’s football best, benefits Shriners Hospitals

CEDAR FALLS– The 46th annual Iowa Shrine All-Star Football Game will be played on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at the UNI-Dome, in Cedar Falls. The Iowa High School Football Coaches Association selected the coaches and players for the game that raises money for the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Liberty boys fall to Waterloo West

Wahawks short-out the Lightning 79-69

NORTH LIBERTY– Liberty High’s first varsity boys basketball team dropped to 1-1 Friday, Dec. 1, after falling 79-69 to the Waterloo West Wahawks in its first home game.
The Bolts trailed throughout the contest, lagging behind 19-8 at the end of the first period, and down 37-27 at halftime. Liberty narrowed the gap in the third period and was only down six points at 53-47 going into the final quarter.

Prairie Hawks sweep bowling Trojans

West High’s Roth wins varsity boys meet against Prairie Hawks

CEDAR RAPIDS– Iowa City West High’s bowlers fell to the Prairie Hawks of Cedar Rapids Prairie Friday, Dec. 1, at Lancer Lanes in Cedar Rapids. Prairie’s varsity boys won 3,003 to 2,927 with West High’s Corey Roth winning the meet with 492. Prairie’s junior varsity (JV) boys won 2,186 to 1,855 with Daniel Neese leading the Trojans with 307. West’s varsity girls fell 3,062 to 2,373 with Alexie Little leading West High with 397 and the JV girls fell to Prairie 2,118 to 1,121 with Jordynn Brackett leading the Trojans with 252.

Liberty high Varsity Wrestling

Liberty’s wrestlers split with Ft. Madison and Mediapolis

Kaleb Williams goes 2-0 in double dual meet

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FORT MADISON– Liberty High’s varsity wrestlers earned their second dual meet win on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at Fort Madison over Mediapolis.
The Lightning zapped the Bulldogs, 45-21, as Kaleb Williams (138 pounds) took a 7-4 decision from Daryun Kreft and Ashton Barker (152) pinned Caden Benz in 2:28.