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Hawks, ex-Hawks read at Van Allen

NORTH LIBERTY– Students in Cindy Flack’s third-grade classroom at Van Allen Elementary pose for a photo with current and former University of Iowa basketball players. The Hawks and ex-Hawks stopped by Van Allen on Wednesday, Nov. 30, to read to Flack’s third-graders, answer questions and went to play basketball with the students.

Daddy-Daughter Dance Dec. 10 at NLRC

NORTH LIBERTY– Attend the first annual daddy-daughter dance for the corridor area Saturday, Dec. 10, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the North Liberty Recreation Center.
Wedding videographer Diamond Label Films is sponsoring this event, which will include food, games and door prizes. There is a $10 donation collected at the door, which will be donated to the Dream Center of Iowa City, whose focus is bettering the father/child relationship.
Uncles, brothers, grandfathers, etc. are welcome.

Pancakes and Pajamas at South Slope Dec. 10

NORTH LIBERTY– Organizers behind the Iowa City Moms Blog invite area kids and parents to a morning of holiday fun in their pajamas at the South Slope Community Center on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 9-11 a.m.
Pancakes and other breakfast items will be served, and sponsors will be on hand with lots of holiday-themed games, activities and crafts. There will also be a fun holiday backdrop for photos.

Gingerbread house contest Dec. 1-19 at the library

NORTH LIBERTY– Gingerbread, frosting, licorice and red hots, oh my! Create a gingerbread house for the North Liberty Community Library’s annual Gingerbread House Contest, submissions will be accepted Dec. 1-19.
The only rule for the contest is to have fun. Give your house a fun or festive name and bring it to display at the library by Dec. 19. You can also email a photo of your house to mharrison@northlibertyiowa.org. Images must be clear and close up.

Blue Hearts Breakfast with Santa Dec. 10

NORTH LIBERTY– Blue Hearts of Johnson County will host a Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 10, at Hills Bank and Trust’s Forevergreen Road location, in North Liberty, from 9-11 a.m.
One hundred percent of the proceeds from the event will benefit police officers in need. Have your child’s photo taken with Santa or have them meet McGruff the Crime Dog. Balloon animals, arts and crafts and K9 Barry of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office will also be part of the fundraiser, as will an appearance by University of Iowa mascot Herky.

Lightning strikes as Liberty boys zap City High Red, 42-39

NORTH LIBERTY– Yet another list of “firsts” for Liberty High School were recorded Wednesday, Nov. 30, at North Central Jr. High in North Liberty. The school, still under construction and not opening until next fall, has fielded freshmen volleyball and football teams under the “Lady Lightning” and “Original (“O”) Bolts” monikers. The players attend Iowa City West High currently, but will transfer to Liberty, and presumably continue to play for Liberty throughout the remainder of their high school careers.

CCA falls 66-34 against Western Dubuque

A rough start for the Creek boys

TIFFIN– Call it the Clippers’ shakedown cruise. The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity boys took to the hardwood Tuesday, Nov. 29, at home to face the Bobcats of Western Dubuque in the 2016-17 season opener. It also marked the debut of new head coach Brandon Clubb. Turnovers, inexperience and losing the rebound battle torpedoed the Creek Boys, leading to a 66-34 loss.

Linn-Mar defeats Iowa City West, 40-26, in wrestling opener

Trojans fall on Lions’ mat

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MARION– The Iowa City West High wrestlers opened the 2016-17 season with a loss Thursday, Dec. 1, on the road in Marion at Linn-Mar High School as they took on the Lions in a duel meet. The Trojan junior varsity fell, 55-12, as Nate Daniels (285 pounds) pinned Linn-Mar’s Zach Hart in 1:39 and Mason Sorge (152) pinned the Lions’ Jared Zieser in 1:31.

Pool deck resurfacing closure until Dec. 19

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Aquatic Center is currently closed to allow the indoor pool deck to be resurfaced. North Liberty Recreation Center staff expect the work to be completed in time for the pool to reopen on Monday, Dec. 19.
Memberships will be extended to cover the time of the closure and swimming lessons will be rescheduled. Call the front desk at 319-626-5716 for more information.

Trojan wrestlers win Burlington’s six-team Dick Mellinger Invitational

Williams, Brands, Rohweder and Snow crowned champions

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BURLINGTON– Iowa City West High’s Trojans won the Dick Mellinger Invitational wrestling tournament hosted by Burlington High School Saturday, Dec. 3. The Trojans topped the six-team field with 362 points and placed all 11 wrestlers in the top four places in their weight classes.
Kaleb Williams (120 pounds), Nelson Brands (152), Carter Rohweder (160) and Guy Snow (220) all won their weight classes.

Dick Mellinger Invitational Results for Iowa City West
106: Jackson Brennan (6-1) placed second and scored 34.00 team points.

Women of Troy now 2-0 with win over J-Hawks

IC West defeats CR Jefferson, 66-46

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IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy moved to 2-0 on the season Tuesday, Nov. 29, by defeating Cedar Rapids Jefferson, 66-46, at home. West took a 22-14 lead at the end of the first period and was up, 33-17, at the half.
Logan Cook led all with 23 points, followed by Maddie Huinker with 18 (including four 3-point baskets) and Rachel Saunders with 13. Kennedy Dighton led the J-Hawks with 14 points, followed by Kylie Wise with 11. The loss dropped Jefferson to 0-3.

IC West swimmers 102, Cedar Falls 68

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CORALVILLE– Iowa City West High’s boys swim teams opened the 2016-17 season with a pair of wins over the Cedar Falls Tigers Tuesday, Nov. 29, at home in the Coralville Recreation Center. The junior varsity (JV) won, 100-35, while the varsity dunked the Tigers, 102-68.