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West High splits with Cougars on the soccer pitch

CR Kennedy girls win 2-0 but Trojan boys take 5-0 victory

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– The West High varsity soccer teams hosted a doubleheader Thursday, April 14, as the Cedar Rapids Kennedy Cougars visited the Trojans’ pitch.

Women of Troy win CR track meet

Nock, Welch, Skopec, Dusterhoft, Haight bring home victories

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CEDAR RAPIDS– The West High Women of Troy won the 2016 Draxton-Stiers/Wilkinson Co-Ed Invitational Meet held at Kingston Stadium in Cedar Rapids Saturday, April 16.
West topped the seven-team field with 163 points, followed by Cedar Falls (113), Cedar Rapids Jefferson (88), Cedar Rapids Kennedy (66), Cedar Rapids Xavier (57), Cedar Rapids Prairie (51) and Dubuque Hempstead (50).

Clippers sweep W. Delaware on home turf

CCA girls wins 7-0 and boys 5-0 in soccer doubleheader

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity soccer teams swept the visiting Hawks of West Delaware in a girls-boys doubleheader Tuesday, April 12, on the home turf.
Matt Harding’s girls improved to 4-0 with the 7-0 shelling of the Hawks in the opener, while Tim Benson’s boys upped their record to 2-1 with a 5-0 win in the nightcap.

Register now for North Liberty summer rec programs

NORTH LIBERTY– The guide to the North Liberty Recreation Department’s summer programming is now available online. New this summer for youth: a disc golf league and indoor youth hockey. For adults: drop-in dodgeball and an Iowa River kayak trip. Also new: Knight Riders, a summer of community service and bike riding, and music lessons (for any age).
The guide also includes details on the Just Tri youth triathlon, community garden plots and free fishing weekend with Take a Kid Outdoors. Download the guide on the City of North Liberty website, http://northlibertyiowa.org

West High boys eighth at Wilkinson Relays in CR

Doorn fourth in JV 3,200 run, JV 4x400 third

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CEDAR RAPIDS– Elements of the West High Trojan track and field team placed eighth in team points Monday, April 11, at the 30th annual Wilkinson Relays hosted by Cedar Rapids Washington at Kingston Stadium.

Creek Girls sixth at Anamosa Early Bird

Schwarting 2nd in long jump and hurdles, Rollers 2nd in discus and high jump

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ANAMOSA– “We’re getting faster!” So said Clear Creek Amana (CCA) girls track coach Jane Astor after the Creek girls’ appearance in the 2016 Anamosa Girls Early Bird meet Tuesday, April 12. The Clippers placed sixth in overall team points, behind meet winner Monticello (185.5 points), Maquoketa Valley, Center Point-Urbana, Dyersville Beckman and Springville. CCA posted 82 team points and beat the host Raiders.

CCA boys fifth at Bobcat Relays at Van Horne

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VAN HORNE– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) boys track and field team posted a fifth-place team finish Friday, April 15, at the Bobcat Relays hosted by Benton Community at Bobcat Stadium.
Mount Vernon won the meet with 148 points, followed by Vinton-Shellsburg (142.5), the host Bobcats (106), Williamsburg (77.5) and the Clippers (63). Independence, Union, Janesville, Belle Plaine, Columbus Catholic, Iowa Valley, Alburnett and Valley Lutheran rounded out the 13-team field.

Everyone’s an inventor

STEAM Room Fab Lab offers possibility to create anything

IOWA CITY– If you could make anything, what would you choose? A bicycle? A new chandelier? A life-saving medical device? What would you do if there were no limits?
Kirk Cheyney invites you to find out. Cheyney is the founder of the STEAM Room Fab Lab, a digital fabrication laboratory full of machines, equipment, and possibilities.

Local scouts, parents clean up Muddy Creek

Scouts get their feet wet for water quality

NORTH LIBERTY– It doesn’t take much to convince a bunch of Boy Scouts that splashing around near a creek can be fun. It’s the adults you have to worry about.
“For the kids, everything’s fun,” said Ray Bennett, Cubmaster for Cub Scout Pack 275. “It’s the adults that see this as work.”

Park it somewhere else

New ordinance aims to improve safety, aesthetics in residential zones

TIFFIN– Local businesses may be required to relocate vehicles and equipment if the Tiffin City Council passes an amendment to its zoning ordinance.
Council members unanimously passed the second reading of the amendment last Tuesday, April 5. The amendment, which has both a home occupation and parking component, will most likely affect construction, hauling and excavation companies that use their pri­vate addresses for parking large trucks and storing supplies.

If you receive, you shall give

NL Community Fund looks to community for grant support

NORTH LIBERTY– Growing community, growing needs, growing support.
That slogan– at least most of it– couldn’t be more representative of North Liberty, which isn’t the small bedroom community its early residents remember. A special census put the city’s current population at 18,228– a 36 percent increase since the U.S. Census Bureau’s last official count of 13,374 in 2010.

NL Community Pantry names new executive director

From food bank to food bank

NORTH LIBERTY–After a five-year stint at the Crisis Center of Johnson County, Kaila Rome will join the North Liberty Community Pantry staff as the new executive director.
“We’re excited to have Kaila join [the pantry] to continue its work and build on its successful history,” said Sean Pearl, chair of the board of directors. “She’s a great fit for our innovative pantry.”