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NL Commissions volunteer seat open

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.

Oxford/Cosgrove KC Spelling Bee results

OXFORD– The Spelling Bee was held Jan. 16 6:30 p.m. at the Clear Creek Elementary in Oxford. Participants were from the Mid-Prairie and CCA School Districts.
1st and 2nd place winners advance onto the next level. Date and Place TBA

7th Grade
1st place: Alivia Poock, 2nd place: Peyton Freeman, Alternate: Mariyah Kron
6th Grade
1st Place: Madi Davidson, 2nd Place: Ava Pence, Alternate: Haydon Bailey
5th Grade
1st Place: Seth Smigel. 2nd Place: Logan McClellen, Alternate: Grace Skelton
4th Grade

Fine-tuning

Johnson County planners touch up language in the proposed comprehensive plan

IOWA CITY– Johnson County’s first ever, and at times controversial, comprehensive plan is in its final phase of development, and should be in final draft form at the end of the month.
The Johnson County Board of Supervisors held a work session on Thursday, Jan. 18, at the County Administrative Building in Iowa City where board members discussed changes to the current draft plan with Planning, Development and Sustainability (PDS) staff.

CCA nips Benton Community, 73-69

Creek Boys get third win upsetting Benton Bobcats

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity boys earned their third win of the 2017-18 season in a hard-fought upset against Benton Community Tuesday, Jan. 16, at home. The win improved the Creek Boys’ record to 3-9, while the Bobcats took a dip to 7-6.

Liberty Girls fall to ranked teams

A tough week for the Lightning

CASCADE– Liberty High’s varsity girls basketball team hit a rough patch in its inaugural season, going winless since the start of 2018 after a four-game winning streak to close out 2017.
The Lightning fell Tuesday, Jan. 16, on the road in Dubuque at Wahlert Catholic High School with the Golden Eagles flying high on a 60-38 win. Wahlert improved to 4-10, matching the “Bolts.”

CCA slips past CPU on the road

Another win for the Creek Boys

CENTER POINT– Coach Brandon Clubb and his Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity Clippers earned a hard-fought win Friday, Jan. 19, on the road as they upset the Stormin’ Pointers of Center Point-Urbana (CPU) 52-50 in the Pointers’ kennel in Center Point. The win followed a Tuesday, Jan. 16, home win over Benton Community and boosted the Creek Boys to a 4-9 showing while dipping the Pointers to 7-7.

CCA girls fall 55-31 to CPU

Pointers take a bite out of the Creek Girls

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity girls had a rollercoaster week as they cruised past Benton Community 56-23 on Tuesday, Jan. 16, on the road and returned home to face the No. 5 team in Class 4A, the Stormin’ Pointers of Center Point-Urbana (CPU) on Friday, Jan. 19. The Pointers bit the Clippers, 55-31, dipping the Creek Girls’ record to 8-6 overall.

Liberty falls to undefeated North Linn, 85-52

Bolts mauled by Lynx

TROY MILLS– Liberty High’s varsity boys basketball team suffered its third consecutive loss Tuesday, Jan. 16, as it fell 85-52 to the undefeated Lynx of North Linn in Troy Mills. Despite the final score, the Lynx faced a challenge from the “Bolts,” who even with a 33-point deficit gave North Linn their second-closest game of the season. The Lynx held off Monticello by 28 points earlier the season, their tightest game, thus far.

Women of Troy fall to out of state Raiders

Bollingbrook wins, 61-58 in OT

IOWA CITY– The Iowa City West High Women of Troy suffered their third loss of the season on Monday, Jan. 15, as the Raiders of Bollingbrook, Ill. spent part of Martin Luther King Jr. Day in an interstate varsity contest at West High. The Raiders knocked off the West High squad, 61-58, in overtime.

Liberty wrestlers fall in Mount Vernon

Mustangs and Trojans short out the Lightning

MOUNT VERNON– The Liberty High varsity wrestlers had a tough night on the mats Thursday, Jan. 18, in Mount Vernon as they squared-off against the Mount Vernon Mustangs and South Tama Trojans in a double dual meet.
The Mustangs dropped the Lightning, 63-16, with Kaleb Williams (138 pounds) winning by fall over the Mustangs’ Seth Moore in 3:20, Ashton Barker taking a 12-1 major decision (MD) from Mount Vernon’s Mitchell Louwagie and Klein Thoensen (152) pinning the Mustangs’ Andrew Louwagie in 1:18.

West High swimmers win divisional title

Trojans second in MVC swimming Super Meet

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IOWA CITY– The Cedar Falls Tigers won the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) swimming Super Meet Saturday, Jan. 20, at the University of Iowa’s Aquatic Center in Iowa City. The Tigers edged out the Iowa City West High Trojans, 331-305, for the honors. The Trojans topped the divisional rankings, however, with 491 points to runner-up Linn-Mar’s 465.
Izaak Hajek won both divisional and super meet titles in the 100-yard butterfly with a 52.02 seconds effort.

MVC Super Meet results for Iowa City West High

Trojans first loss of the season

Cedar Falls edges Iowa City West High, 55-54

CEDAR FALLS– Even the smoothest running machine is prone to malfunction at times, and that includes the machine that is Iowa City West High’s varsity boys basketball team. The Trojans, who have rolled over 10 consecutive opponents, had their perfect record scrapped, 55-54, in an upset loss to the Cedar Falls Tigers on Tuesday, Jan. 16, in Cedar Falls.