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Women of Troy win home track meet

West High’s Welch joins elite list with long jump debut

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IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy ran, threw and leapt their way to victory during their home track and field meet Tuesday, March 29. West won the meet with 174 team points with Linn-Mar a distant second with 122.
It was an especially good day for Valerie Welch who won the 100-meter hurdles with a record-breaking time of 15.26 seconds and the 400-meter hurdles in 1:06.36. Welch ran the anchor leg for the winning shuttle hurdle relay along with Peyton Steva, Kia Noibi and Grace Young with a total time of 1:06.62.

Trojans go 3-0 in home soccer Classic

IOWA CITY– Sustained winds in the 30-40 mph range– with gusts up to 50– coupled with temperatures in the 40s iced various varsity girls’ track meets Saturday, April 2, but on the soccer pitch at West High, it was business as usual. The West High Trojans hosted their Trojan Classic on Friday and Saturday with City High, Pleasant Valley, Ankeny, Cedar Rapids Washington, Linn-Mar, Muscatine and West Des Moines Dowling Catholic participating.

2016 Iowa City West High boys soccer preview

Trojans set to take on the “Toughest conference schedule in Iowa”

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IOWA CITY– After having hopes of a historic “four-peat” Class 3A State Soccer Championship dashed in a disappointing 11-8 season last year, the West High Trojans are ready to tear up the turf in 2016.
The team won it all in 2000, 2003, 2005, 2009 and 2010 before pulling off a historic “three-peat” in 2012, 2013 and 2014. With five of the last six state champion trophies in their display case, you can bet coach Brad Stiles and company are hungry for another shot at the title.

West High Trojans run at MVC Indoor meet

Feeley and Ali win distance events

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CEDAR FALLS– The UNI-Dome was the site of the 2016 Mississippi Valley Conference Men’s Indoor Meet on Monday, March 14, with the Iowa City West High Trojans participating.

Iowa State announces Hall of Fame Class of 2016

AMES– The Iowa State Letterwinners Club announced Iowa State’s Athletics Hall of Fame class of 2016. Eight former Cyclone stars will be inducted into the Iowa State Hall of Fame, on Sept. 23, in a special ceremony at the Sukup End Zone Club in Ames. Inductees will be honored at halftime of the Iowa State-San Jose State football game on Sept. 24.
The Iowa State Hall of Fame was established in 1997, and 168 Cyclone legends have been enshrined.

CCA boys run at ISU Boy’s Classic

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AMES– A small detachment of the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School boys track and field team ran in the Iowa State Boy’s High School Classic indoor meet on Tuesday, March 15, in the Lied Recreation Center on the Iowa State University Campus in Ames.
Cole Liebe posted the Clippers’ best individual finish with a 34th-place showing in the 3,200-meter run in 11:05.84 while the 4x800-meter relay team was 26th in 9:08.74.

“Just do nothing”

Area residents speak up for Johnson County min. wage increase

NORTH LIBERTY– It’s not often a group of activists implores its government to just sit back and relax but a handful of people asked the North Liberty City Council to do just that last week.
About 40 individuals, in support of the Johnson County minimum wage increase, participated in a public “speak out” outside of North Liberty City Hall on Tuesday, March 22, before a regularly scheduled city council meeting.

Learning after dark

Penn Science Night generates third year of excitement

NORTH LIBERTY– Generating electricity, building skyscrapers and simulating laparoscopic surgery: today’s elementary students are exploring science in surprising new ways.
That is the purpose of Penn Elementary School’s Science Night. Held Feb. 26 in North Liberty, this was the third annual event geared toward encouraging students to learn how fun science and experimentation can be.

CCA set to start final project (for now)

$7.782 million bid accepted for high school expansion

TIFFIN– The final construction project authorized by a $48 million bond issue approved by voters in 2014 will start soon at the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School in Tiffin.
At its March 22 meeting, the district CCA Board of Directors approved a $7,782,500 bid from Dubuque-based Portzen Construction Inc. for two additions to the seven-year-old school.

On the Flip side

North Liberty salon has new owner, new look, and some new stylists

NORTH LIBERTY– Aubrey Holsinger has a vision of beauty.
She also has short-term and long-term goals, an optimistic attitude and a lot of energy– all traits she has put to use in re-imagining Flip Salon and Spa in North Liberty.
Located in Beaver Kreek since 2002, Flip Salon has been treating customers to hair makeovers, massages and manicures for quite some time. Holsinger bought the business almost one year ago, just seven weeks before she was due to give birth to her first child.

North Liberty road closure, lane reduction to begin April 4

NORTH LIBERTY– Weather permitting, beginning Monday, April 4, North Liberty Road south of Dubuque Street will be closed so crews can begin work on intersection improvements. East and westbound lanes of traffic will be maintained on Dubuque Street, but traffic for southbound North Liberty Road will be detoured to Rustic Ridge Road.

Clipper Band to host Drive 4Ur School April 9

TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clipper Band will partner with Carter Ford in Oxford for a Drive 4Ur School fundraiser April 9 from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the CCA High School parking lot in Tiffin.
Come test drive a new Ford, fill out a form and Ford will pay $20 per form (one per household, must be 18 years of age) up to 300 forms or $6,000. The money raised will go toward the CCA High School Band as it prepares to go to Washington, D.C., to march in the National Memorial Day Parade.