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North Liberty Leader

Liberty girls end 2019 1-6

City High soars past the Lightning, 87-31

NORTH LIBERTY– The Liberty High varsity girls’ basketball squad ended 2019 on a sour note. The City High Little Hawks flew by them for an 87-31 win on Friday, Dec. 20. City took a commanding 30-8 lead in the first quarter and held a 54-16 halftime advantage. The Little Hawks pounded in 22 points in the third, holding the Lightning to only six, for a 76-22 lead going into the final period.
The loss dropped the Bolts to 1-6. It was Liberty’s second consecutive loss after a Dec. 13 win on the road against Waterloo East.

Creek Boys drop rough one to Stormin Pointers

CPU snaps CCA win streak with 57-37 loss

CENTER POINT The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity boys dipped to 4-3 as the Stormin Pointers of Center Point-Urbana (CPU) snapped the Clippers four-game winning streak Friday, Dec. 20, in Center Point. The Pointers defeated the Creek Boys, 57-37, in a game marred by the ejection of the Clippers student section by the officials in response to shouts of bull s*** by the students voicing their objection to foul calls.

Trojan-Bolts top field at Little Hawk swimming invitational

Liberty’s Hajek and West’s Pinter set meet records

IOWA CITY– The combined Iowa City West High and Liberty High boys swim team closed out 2019 winning the 2019 Little Hawk Invitational hosted by Iowa City, City High on Saturday, Dec. 21, at the Mercer Park Aquatic Center.
West High’s Trojan-Bolts won with a team score of 426 points, topping the eight-team field. City High was fifth with 250, while fellow MVC rival Cedar Falls was sixth with 183. Ankeny took the runner-up spot with 358 team points.

Clippers 10th at Ft. Madison wrestling invitational

Stevens and Scranton place second at 126 and 132 pounds

FORT MADISON– The Clear Creek Amana wrestlers competed in Fort Madison’s invitational tournament on Saturday, Dec. 21, and finished the two-day event 10th in team points out of 18 teams participating.
Cedar Rapids Kennedy won the tournament with 487.0 team points, Dubuque Hempstead was the runner up with 421.5 and Solon was fifth with 374.0.
Sam Stevens (126) and Kael Scranton (132) finished second, while Jayden Massey (120) was fourth for CCA

Little Hawks slip past Bolts

Liberty Boys suffer first loss of the season to City High, 41-38,

NORTH LIBERTY The City High Little Hawks snapped Liberty Highs four-game winning streak with a slim, 41-38, win over the Lightning Friday, Dec. 20, at Liberty High.
The Bolts took a 12-11 lead at the end of the first quarter, but were outscored, 13-4, in the second as City built a 24-16 halftime advantage. The Lightning rallied in the third but still trailed, 34-31, going into the final period.
Junior Kelby Telander led the Lightning with a team-high 14 points, while Sam Funke and Andre Brandon contributed eight points each.

A Very Merry Christmas in Swisher

Santa Claus and The Grinch team up for Christmas joy

SWISHER– The sights and sounds of the season were on full display Saturday, Dec. 14, in a small, northwestern Johnson County community as “A Very Merry Christmas in Swisher” was held for an evening of holiday festivities.

Free family fun returns with Fire & Ice Jan. 26

Fireworks and Carnival Rides accompany Fire & Ice Jan. 26

NORTH LIBERTY– Fire & Ice presented by GEICO Careers is the North Liberty Beat the Bitter’s free family day and it’s all about the fire and the ice. For this year, Fire & Ice is moving to the weekend and is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 26, from 3-7 p.m. in Penn Meadows Park, located at 170 N. Dubuque St.

CCA reviews future facility plans and requests public input for elementary facilities Jan. 7

OXFORD– Clear Creek Amana officials spent the last few months reviewing and updating the district’s long-term facilities plan. The most immediate concern is addressing aggressive elementary growth on the east side of the district and how to accommodate for it. Future forecasts show Tiffin Elementary at full capacity by 2022-23 and North Bend Elementary by 2023-24, bringing total district enrollment to 3,380. Current CCA enrollment is 2,750.

Filling bellies and warming hearts

CCA Middle School students hold Holiday Food Drive for the NL Pantry

TIFFIN– The holidays will be at least a little bit brighter for some thanks to a group of Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Middle School students, and a lot of generous individuals. Ten eighth graders at the school in Tiffin are participating in a service learning elective class called “Me to We.” According to their teacher, Leif Asper, the students organize local and global service campaigns in coordination with an organization called WE.

To serve, protect and bring holiday cheer

NLPD officers brighten Christmas with annual Shop With a Cop

CORALVILLE– The officers studied the documents before them, and questioned the young people in their custody. “What size does she wear?” “What does your brother like?” “Where’s the perfume at?”
These and many other vignettes were played out over the course of an hour Thursday, Dec. 19, at the Coralville Wal-Mart as officers with the North Liberty Police Department (NLPD) conducted their annual Shop With a Cop event.

Creek Boys improve to 4-2 with win over Indee

Potter leads CCA with 16 points in 56-45 road win in Independence

INDEPENDENCE– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity boys’ basketball team extended its winning streak to four games with a 56-45 road win against the Independence Mustangs Tuesday, Dec. 17. The Clippers, fresh off their upset win over the Marion Indians, took a 19-10 first quarter lead, and were up 28-25 at halftime. The Mustangs crept ahead in the third period to take a 36-35 lead into the final quarter.

Bolts improve to 4-0 with win over Bobcats

Brandon’s 17 leads Liberty to 51-42 win over Western Dubuque

NORTH LIBERTY– The Liberty High varsity boys’ basketball squad improved to 4-0 on the season with a 51-42 win over the Western Dubuque Bobcats Tuesday, Dec. 17, at home. The Bolts trailed by a free throw, 12-11, at the end of the first period, but charged ahead to a 23-20 halftime lead. The Lightning held onto their lead in the third, taking the period, 12-8, for a 35-28 advantage going into the final quarter.