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North Liberty Leader

Creek Girls take two from Indians

CCA wins 2-1, 4-1 over Marion

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OXFORD– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity softball team bounced back from a disappointing appearance in the West High Softball Classic with a sweep of the visiting Marion Indians Monday, June 6. The Creek Girls took both halves of a doubleheader with 2-1 and 4-1 showings.

Clippers salvage a win in double dip with Mustangs

CCA falls, 5-1, and takes baseball nightcap, 10-8

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MOUNT VERNON– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers visited the Mount Vernon Mustangs for an evening of varsity baseball Wednesday, June 8, and came home with a split after an 18-run slugfest.
The Clippers dropped the opener, 5-1, after the Mustangs took a three-run lead in the bottom of the first inning and added two more in the second. The sole CCA run came in the top of the third as Kobey Schlotman scored on a Jake Neubauer sacrifice ground ball.

Cappy’s Boys split with the Indians

CCA falls, 6-3, but rallies for 14-12 win

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TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) Clippers moved to 5-6 overall on the 2016 varsity baseball season with a split at home Monday, June 6, against the Marion Indians. The Indians took the opening half of a doubleheader, 6-3, but Cappy’s Boys rallied back from a 9-0 deficit in the nightcap and converted it into a 14-12 win.

CCA Masters golf outing/fundraiser June 24

AMANA– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Masters Golf Outing is a fundraising event for scholarships and endowments for CCA students. The outing will be held Friday, June 24, at the Amana Colonies Golf Course, 451 U Ave. There is a $100 per player or $400 per four-person team entry fee that can be paid the day of the tournament.
To register for this great event call, email or complete an online registration form at www.cca.k12.ia.us and mail it to Brad Fox.

Trojans take two from Lions

IC West wins 9-7, 6-5 over Linn-Mar

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MARION– Iowa City West High’s varsity baseball Trojans improved to 9-2 on the season and picked up a pair of wins at Linn-Mar in the wake of their second loss of the season, which occurred Friday, June 3, against Dubuque Wahlert.
West swept Linn-Mar in a doubleheader (9-7 and 6-5) Monday, June 6, in Marion.

Women of Troy split with Cougars

IC West wins 6-5, falls 2-1 to CR Kennedy

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CEDAR RAPIDS– The West High Women of Troy improved to 10-3 overall with a Tuesday, June 7, split with the Cougars of Cedar Rapids Kennedy in Cedar Rapids.
West took the opening half of the doubleheader, 6-5, with one run each in the first, second and third innings before the Cougars cut the deficit with two runs in the bottom of the fourth. A three-run effort by West in the fifth gave the Women of Troy a little cushion before a scoreless sixth. The Cougars tried to pull out a win in the bottom of the seventh with three runs but came up short as West prevailed.

CCA band marches in Washington, D.C.

The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School Marching Band marched in the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C., on May 30. The group has been raising funds since it received the invitation from Congressman Dave Loebsack a year ago. The band members traveled by bus on a five-day whirlwind trip which included seeing the sights of Washington, D.C. Four CCA students had the honor of laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The group is under the direction of John C. Smith. “This past week, a lifetime of memories were created.

Leading the nation

Iowa number one in joint high school-college enrollment

By Shianne Fisher, Nora Heaton and Chris Umscheid
Solon Economist

JOHNSON COUNTY– In Iowa, one in four community college students is leading a double life– as a high school student.

NL lays bedrock for soil quality restoration

A rich investment

NORTH LIBERTY– Dan Harbit bought an “Earth and Turf,” a few years ago, on a whim. Now, he owns three of them.
“During the sale nobody bid on it because they thought it was broken” Harbit said of his first topdresser purchase. He ended up buying the piece of landscaping equipment for $850– a whopping 88 percent off its retail value of around $7,000.

City-wide garage sales June 9-12

NORTH LIBERTY– Local organizers have selected the weekend of June 10 for city-wide garage sales in North Liberty and have set up a website with information for sellers and buyers: northlibertygaragesales.com.
In addition to the website, garage-sale-goers will be able to pull up a mobile-friendly Google Map and find nearby sales by item categories.
Questions about sales can be addressed to the organizers at questions@northlibertygaragesales.com.

Saving St. Mary’s

130-year-old church needs new roof, siding

NEWPORT– There used to be a village of Newport along the road halfway between Solon and Iowa City.
St. Mary’s Church of Newport is just west on Newport Road, and if funds for its preservation are not raised, it may soon become a memory from the distant past, too.
The 130-year-old structure no longer serves a Catholic congregation as it did for the first 110 years of its existence. Even its role as a precinct polling place has fallen along the wayside.
The church bell, added in 1891, now tolls only a few times a year to mark the consecrated nuptials of a just-wedded couple.

NLCP volunteer spotlight: Susan Barrett

NORTH LIBERTY– Susan Barrett started volunteering at the North Liberty Community Pantry (NLCP) because she heard about it from another volunteer’s spouse. Barrett has been a volunteer at the pantry for nearly five years.