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CCCU collects most for NL Food Pantry’s Thanksgiving in July event

NORTH LIBERTY– Collins Community Credit Union has won the privilege of displaying the North Liberty Community Pantry Traveling Turkey trophy for the next year. Area financial institutions championed the Thanksgiving in July food drive and collected donations of food and funds the entire month of July competing for the coveted Traveling Turkey trophy complete with bragging rights.

Iowa City West High coach shoulders the blame for 33-0 loss to Valley

IOWA CITY– The West High Trojans suffered a 33-0 home loss at the hands of the West Des Moines Valley Tigers Friday, Sept. 4, in Week Two non-district varsity football. Earlier in the week, the Associated Press deemed the Tigers the number one team in Class 4A, a ranking West coach Garrett Hartwig dismissed swiftly in discussing the loss.
“Our motto is, ‘It’s not who we play it’s how we play.’ We were not prepared tonight, and that is my fault and I accept responsibility,” Hartwig said.

CCA football team falls 27-7 to MP Golden Hawks

Clippers drop to 0-2

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WELLMAN– Aaron Akers’ 3-yard sprint for a touchdown helped the cause, but wasn’t enough for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers to overcome the Golden Hawks of Mid-Prairie in Wellman Friday, Sept. 4. The Golden Hawks took the varsity contest, 27-7, dropping the Clippers to 0-2 on the season.

Clippers scuttle Spartans in volleyball triangular

CCA falls to Mount Vernon, Solon handles the Mustangs

SOLON— It was an evening of rivalries as the Solon Lady Spartans hosted the Clippers of Clear Creek Amana (CCA) and the Mount Vernon Mustangs, for a triangular set of volleyball matches Tuesday, Sept. 1.

Women of Troy own the night against J-Hawks

Sophs, JV and varsity all take V-ball wins

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CEDAR RAPIDS– The West High Women of Troy marched to victory Tuesday, Sept. 1, at Cedar Rapids Jefferson as the sophomores, junior varsity (JV) and varsity teams posted volleyball wins over the J-Hawks.
The sophomores won 3-0 with scores of 21-15, 21-14 and 21-7 while the JV squad swept Jefferson 25-11 and 25-17. Varsity took a 3-0 sweep, winning 25-18, 25-12 and 25-20.
Emma Norris led West with 11 kills and two ace serves, while Ali Tauchen had nine kills and Anna Mabry put up five.

Clipper boys fourth, girls 10th at Bob Brown Invitational cross country meet

Tener brings home 10th-place medal

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IOWA CITY– Kickers Soccer Park was the site of the 2015 Bob Brown Invitational cross-country meet hosted by Iowa City Regina Thursday, Sept. 3. The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers participated, with the Clipper boys finishing fourth in team points and the girls placing 10th. Mount Vernon-Lisbon won the boys’ race while Monticello took the girls’ team honors. Individually, Monticello’s Matt Manternach won in 17:15.34 and Durant’s Alyssa Williams won in 19:15.31.

Women of Troy go 3-2 in Marshalltown

West falls in invitational semifinal round to Dike-New Hartford

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MARSHALLTOWN– West High volleyball coach Randy Dolson described the Women of Troy’s day at the Marshalltown Roundhouse and Pat Apgar Invitational as “up-and-down.”
West went 3-1 in pool play, defeating Charles City 2-0 (21-18, 21-18), Southeast Polk 2-1 (21-15, 17-21, 15-13) and Iowa Falls 2-0 (21-18, 21-16), but lost to Dike-New Hartford 0-2 (19-21, 13-21). The Women of Troy faced the Wolverines of Dike-New Hartford again in the semifinals, taking the first set, 25-19, and falling, 25-21, in the second forcing a hard-fought third set. West fell, 16-14, in that game.

New fitness opportunity for NL moms, stroller babies

NORTH LIBERTY– Fit4Mom North Liberty is a franchise of a fitness company based in San Diego (Fit4Mom) and is a fitness program created by moms for moms. The Stroller Strides program is an hour-long class that moms attend with their children in a stroller. The class offers a full body workout and the only equipment needed is a sturdy stroller, a towel or yoga mat, and an exercise band (provided). The workout incorporates songs and actions so that moms are able to interact with their children throughout the class.

CCA x-country battles heat in Williamsburg

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WILLIAMSBURG– Heat and humidity added to the challenges of the season-opening meet for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) cross country teams on Tuesday, Sept. 1, as they competed in the Williamsburg invitational. Due to the oppressive conditions, times for the races were changed to later in the afternoon with the junior varsity and varsity teams combined.
Eric Douglass, a senior, led the Clipper boys with a fourth-place finish and the team placed fourth overall behind Mount Pleasant, Mid-Prairie and Marion.

Even Herky salutes NLFD

NLFD hosts annual fundraiser

NORTH LIBERTY —Bobbers Grill and Scales Pointe Campground were bustling Saturday, Aug. 22, as the North Liberty Fire Department held its annual “Salute to Summer” event. The daylong gathering featuring activities for kids and adults is the volunteer department’s fundraiser. The proceeds from the event will go toward additional training and equipment.
In addition to the department’s trucks, an all-terrain utility vehicle outfitted for brush fires and a large event Emergency Medical Services (EMS) response was on display. Funds raised in previous years made that purchase possible.

ICCSD school board approves $80,000 for more busing

District officials hope to revise busing criteria to recognize socioeconomic barriers

IOWA CITY– Parents came in droves to the Iowa City Community School District Board of Directors meeting, on Aug. 25, urging the board to add discretionary busing to the newly-opened Alexander Elementary. After hearing from more than 20 parents, the board voted unanimously to allocate $80,000 for discretionary busing.
As of last week, district officials said no date had been set for when bus service to Alexander school, located at 3571 Sycamore St. in Iowa City, would begin.

Group to re-pitch pet project

Dog park group to address parks board Sept. 3

NORTH LIBERTY– A group of North Liberty residents urging the city to help build an off-leash dog park will address the North Liberty Parks and Recreation Board at its meeting Thursday, Sept. 3, at 7 p.m. at City Council Chambers, 1 Quail Creek Circle in North Liberty.
“Given the community support we’ll demonstrate with our petition, we hope the board will add an off-leash dog park to the city’s parks plan,” said group spokesperson Jake Villhauer of North Liberty. “The residents we hear from are very excited about the possibility.”