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Beat the Bitter and get better at winter

NORTH LIBERTY– Iowans can be pretty bad at winter. Unlike our Nordic brethren up north, we tend to hide and hibernate inside once Daylight Saving Time ends.
We’re vowing to get better.
To help, you’re invited to fight off the post-holiday winter malaise and join us for winter games, friendly competition and good cheer at the inaugural Beat the Bitter. Events are scheduled in North Liberty for Feb. 6 at Penn Meadows Park during daylight and at Reds Alehouse starting at 6 p.m.

Sign up now for youth baseball, softball

NORTH LIBERTY– Registration for the North Liberty Youth Baseball and Softball (NLYBS) 2016 season is open. Children can be signed up for the program at www.eteamz.com/NLYBS. Registration must be completed by March 1.
Leagues are available for boys and girls, ages 4 years through eighth grade. Call the NLYBS hotline at 319-248-1283 with questions or check the FAQ page on the NLYBS website. 

Tiffin Fire Association annual meeting Jan. 18

TIFFIN– The Tiffin Fire Association will hold its annual meeting on Monday, Jan. 18, at the Tiffin Fire Station commencing at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will include the appointment of directors. Immediately following will be the regular meeting including election of officers.

Black Gowns and Bowties Gala to be held at CCA Jan. 30

TIFFIN– On Saturday, Jan. 30, Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) fine arts boosters, F.A.M.E., will sponsor a Black Gowns and Bowties Gala in the CCA High School’s Performing Arts Center in Tiffin. Proceeds will be used to fund performance attire and supplies for growing fine arts programs.
The evening will begin at 6 p.m. in the high school commons area with a silent auction and piano music by some of the talented students, teachers and friends of the program. Students will serve hors d’oeuvres while guests peruse and bid on silent auction items.

Boy Scout Troop 216 to host chili supper Feb. 6

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty Boy Scout Troop 216 will host its 36th annual Chili Supper from 4:30-7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, at the North Liberty Community Center.
Tickets are $5; children five and under are admitted free. The dinner includes all-you-can-eat meat or vegetarian chili, bread, drinks and a variety of homemade desserts, including traditional Scout cobbler.
The dinner is the troop’s primary annual fundraising event.
Tickets are available at the door or by contacting Scoutmaster Kevin Kurka at 319-665-9076.

North Liberty woman’s lottery luck changes...by 50 grand

CLIVE– A Johnson County woman said her lottery luck has changed.
Jodi Scholl, of North Liberty, said she had a bad luck streak playing the lottery’s holiday scratch games, but that changed recently. Scholl and her husband, Phil, went out to eat and stopped to buy “Winter White Super Crossword” tickets at Riverside Travel Mart, 3070 Iowa Highway 22 E. in Riverside on their way home. One of those tickets ended up winning the sixth of 13 top prizes of $50,000 available in the game.

Clipper boys keep Raiders winless

CCA defeats Williamsburg, 58-44

TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clipper boys varsity basketball team improved its record to 4-5 overall while keeping arch rival Williamsburg winless at 0-9 Friday, Jan. 8, in the Clippers’ homeport of Tiffin.

Women of Troy knock off Jefferson J-Hawks

IC West 61, CR Jefferson 56

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CEDAR RAPIDS– The West High Women of Troy got back on the winning path Tuesday, Jan. 5, with a 61-56 win over Cedar Rapids Jefferson in the J-Hawks’ nest.
West edged Jefferson, 17-15, in the first quarter but trailed, 30-25, at the half. A 14-point third period rally put West up, 39-37, heading into the final quarter of play.
Rachel Saunders led West with 13 points, backed up by Lauren Zacharias with 12, Maddie Huinker with 11 and Emma Koch with 10 points.

West wrestlers second in home Lepic Duals

Alburnett takes down Trojans to win championship

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IOWA CITY– For the second time this season, the West High Trojan wrestlers found themselves plundered by the Alburnett Pirates. The Class 1A powerhouse knocked off the Trojans, 44-34, for the championship in West’s 24th annual Tom Lepic Duals Saturday, Jan. 9. The Trojans also fell prey to the Pirates on Dec. 18 in the Battle of Waterloo tournament.

Cedar Falls Tigers take three out of four from Trojan bowlers

JV girls strike a win for West

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IOWA CITY– The West High junior varsity (JV) Women of Troy bowlers spoiled a perfect sweep by the Cedar Falls Tigers Friday, Jan. 8, at Colonial Lanes in Iowa City. The Tigers knocked off the varsity boys 2,967 pins to 2,720; dropped the JV boys 2,588 to 2,376 and struck the varsity girls 2,242 to 1,937.

IC West swimmers dunk Muscatine Muskies, 106- 54

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CORALVILLE– The West High Trojans drenched the Muscatine Muskies, 106-54, in a varsity boys swim meet Tuesday, Jan. 5, at the Coralville Recreation Center.
The Trojans won all but two events: the 100-backstroke and the 400 freestyle relay. Will Scott took the 200 and 100 freestyle, Lane Griffis won the 200 individual medley and the 500 freestyle, Noah Bruns took the 50 freestyle, John Li won the 100 butterfly and Ben Berhow was tops in the 100 breaststroke.

CCA’s Prusha signs to become a volleyball Viking

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TIFFIN– Ashley Prusha, a senior at Clear Creek Amana High School, signed a national letter of intent to play volleyball at Grandview University on Tuesday, Nov. 24.