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New look for Clippers’ homeport

CCA’s stadium to receive new turf and additional seats

TIFFIN– When Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School football players score a home field touchdown this season, they’ll do it surrounded by “Clipper Blue” thanks to a full field makeover project.

North Liberty board vacancies

Board of Adjustment

The Board of Adjustment hears and decides appeals for building permit approval when a permit has been denied because of non-compliance with certain requirements of the zoning code. This board meets only when an appeal has been filed.
Appointment is to complete a term ending June 30, 2021. Full appointments are for a five-year term.

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Late Night Cake

North Liberty local bakes her way to success

NORTH LIBERTY– Everyone needs their own method of escape. For Tara McMorris, the creative mind behind North Liberty bakery, The Late Night Cake Company, baking became that escape.
After having her third and youngest child, McMorris suffered from severe post partum depression resulting in an endless strain of insomnia. With a colicky young baby and the inability to sleep, McMorris often found herself awake into the early hours of the morning. What did she fill this time with? Marathons of the TLC hit show, Cake Boss.

New design for Johncy’s

NORTH LIBERTY– Renovations are underway at the North Liberty neighborhood Johncy’s Liquor Store. Johncy Menezes and his wife Michelle Menezes purchased the store and decided to give it a new look. The store will stay open during normal hours. Most of the work will be completed during off hours.
Johncy’s will expand on the hard-to-find liquors and on micro brews and wines. They are in the process of upgrading the beer coolers, removing all the coolers and adding a huge walk-in cooler, just for microbrews and Iowa beers, and add a separate beer cave for all other craft beers.

Bill Riley Talent Search comes to Tiffin

Qualifying show on Saturday, March 3

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Fine Arts and Music Enhancers (FAME) will be hosting a Bill Riley State Fair Talent Search qualifying show on Saturday, March 3, at the CCA High School Performing Arts Center. There will be 15 available slots in each of the two divisions. Performers will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until all spots have been filled.

Lightning sweeps home doubleheader

Knock off W. Delaware and Wapsie Valley

NORTH LIBERTY– Liberty High’s varsity basketball squads swept a doubleheader Saturday, Feb. 3, at home with a pair of late-season wins.
The Lightning girls snapped a seven-game losing streak as they defeated the Hawks of West Delaware, 55-48, while the boys held on for a dramatic 48-46 win over Wapsie Valley.
The Liberty girls started out against West Delaware with a 5-0 lead thanks to a 3-point basket by Cora Saunders and a field goal from Megan Davis. Liberty took the first period 14-11, but trailed 23-20 at halftime.

The streak is over

Senior upends West, 68-59

Iowa City West High’s varsity boys basketball program set a new state record recently with 81 consecutive home wins. The Rams of Dubuque Senior ended that streak in an afternoon matinee Saturday, Feb. 3, by handing the Trojans their third loss of the season.

Moore sets scoring record in CCA win

Moore sets 41-point record in 73-70 win for CCA

WILLIAMSBURG– Clear Creek Amana (CCA) senior Darius Moore carried the Clippers to a 73-70 road win over rival Williamsburg on Tuesday, Jan. 30, and set a new school record in the process.
It was the Creek Boys’ second win of the season over the Raiders. They knocked off the ‘Burg, 80-66, at home, in December.

CCA boys basketball

Creek Boys dunk the Demons

TIFFIN– The Creek Boys of Clear Creek Amana (CCA) rebounded from a 81-68 loss to Independence with an 81-56 home win over the Washington (Iowa) Demons as part of a varsity doubleheader Saturday, Feb. 3.
The Clippers took a 30-10 lead at the end of the first quarter and enjoyed a 56-22 halftime advantage. CCA’s domination of the Demons continued unabated in the second half as they led 73-34 going into the final period.

Jeff Gordon named Liberty varsity football coach

NORTH LIBERTY– Jeff Gordon, Liberty High School’s first freshman football coach and first sophomore coach, was named the school’s first head varsity football coach.
Liberty High Athletic Director Mike Morrison announced Gordon’s hiring Sunday, Jan. 28.

Liberty High sends three to 2A districts

Wrestlers Alger, Barker and Luze advance for shot at state

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DAVENPORT– Liberty High School’s first varsity wrestling team is sending three athletes to compete in a Class 2A district meet following their runner-up finishes in a 2A Sectional Saturday, Feb. 3, at Assumption High School in Davenport. Jared Alger (132 pounds), Ashton Barker (145) and Gavin Luze (170) made the cut and will battle for a shot at the state individual meet on Saturday, Feb. 10, in a class 2A District No. 3 meet in Fairfield starting at noon.

CCA wrestlers third at sectionals

Stevens, Neuzil, Rohret and Cochran to 2A districts

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DAVENPORT– Four wrestlers from Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School advanced to a Class 2A district meet, putting them one step closer to the state individual tournament in Des Moines.
Sam Stevens (113 pounds), Andrew Rohret (145) and Tanner Cochran (220) were crowned champions Saturday, Feb. 3, at the 2A Sectional 6 tournament at Davenport Assumption and advanced, as did Jake Neuzil, the runner-up at 126 pounds.