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Tiffin dog park now open at City Park

TIFFIN– The City of Tiffin has a new dog park located next to the City Park ball fields on Kimberlite Street. This off-leash dog park provides an excellent opportunity for exercise, socialization and training. The park consists of a larger area for dogs to run and socialize and a smaller area for smaller dogs or for dogs that may not do well with other dogs but need an area to run.

Tiffin splash pad back to regular hours

TIFFIN– The sensor on the Tiffin splash pad is now working and regular weekday and weekend hours of 9 a.m. to dusk have resumed.
The city has also installed a new flooring surface to help mitigate concerns of slipping and sliding. The splash pad is located at City Park near the ball fields.

Wine & Whiskey Walk June 17 in Swisher

SWISHER– Join Swisher businesses on Saturday, June 17, for the First Annual Downtown Swisher Wine & Whiskey Walk from 2-5 p.m.
Round up some friends and make your way to our Downtown Swisher to sample a variety of delectable artisan Iowa wines, as well as Cedar Ridge whiskey. Each business will have samples and a representative from a different winery, as well as their own specials for the day.

Lightning strikes the Lady J-Hawks

Liberty puts up 37 runs in home doubleheader

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CORALVILLE– Maybe the Johnson County storm siren test commencing just before the first pitch was an omen as the Liberty High Lightning unleashed a storm on the Jefferson J-Hawks Wednesday, June 7, at the Coralville Youth Sports Complex. The Lightning moved to 11-3 on the season with a 15-5 and 22-0 pounding of Jefferson.

State title hopes dashed

Little Cyclones blow away Women of Troy’s championship bid

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DES MOINES– It was Iowa City West High’s 15th state soccer tournament appearance, their 10th-consecutive tourney trip, and it ended too soon as the Little Cyclones of Ames won 2-1 Friday, June 9, in a Class 3A state semifinal at the Cownie Soccer Complex in Des Moines. The loss ended West High’s season at 19-2.

IGCA releases All-District Soccer picks

Iowa City West and CCA represent East District

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DES MOINES– The Iowa Girls Coaches Association (IGCA) released its picks for 2017’s All-District Soccer Teams with Iowa City West and Clear Creek Amana (CCA) represented in East District teams.

Clear Creek Amana Baseball

Clippers split with Central DeWitt

CCA holds off Sabers 5-3 then falls 2-1 in doubleheader

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DeWITT– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) Creek Boys split on the road Wednesday, June 7, in DeWitt with the Central Clinton DeWitt Sabers.

Liberty wrestling parent meeting June 15

NORTH LIBERTY– Liberty High School wrestling coaches Tom Van Dyke and Joe Williams will hold a parent meeting for those with student athletes interested in wrestling on Thursday, June 15, 6 p.m. at North Central Junior High.
The duo will discuss their coaching philosophy, details for the upcoming season and summer training. Parents and athletes can also get a sneak peek at the gear and mats that have been ordered.

CCA falls to Western Dubuque-Epworth

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EPWORTH– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity softball team was dealt a setback Wednesday, June 7, on the road at Western Dubuque High School in Epworth as the host Bobcats took a doubleheader with 22 runs total. The Creek Girls had pulled off a split against Williamsburg on the road Tuesday, June 6, to improve to 5-7 overall.

Eight Trojans earn soccer honors

2017 MVC Boys’ Soccer All-Division selections

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IOWA CITY– The West High Trojans earned their ninth state soccer championship on Saturday, June 3, after entering the 2017 state tournament as the No. 8 seed with a 13-7 record. On Monday, June 5, the Mississippi Valley athletic Conference (MVC) released its All-Division selections for Athlete of the Year, Coach of the Year, Team of the Year, as well as First, Second, Honorable Mention and All-Academic teams based on regular season performances.

And the last shall be first

IC West High Trojans go from 8th seed to state 3A soccer champs

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DES MOINES– Iowa City West High’s Trojans went from the bottom of the 2017 Class 3A State Soccer Tournament brackets (eighth seed) to the top, claiming their ninth state championship Saturday, June 3, at the Cownie Soccer Complex in Des Moines.
The Trojans, led by veteran coach Brad Stiles, entered the tournament with a 13-7 record and were pitted against No. 1 seed Cedar Rapids Prairie in the quarterfinals on Thursday, June 1.

Season ends in shutout stunner for Clipper girls

Grinnell sinks CCA, 2-0, in regional semifinal

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TIFFIN– The season ended in a shocking fashion Tuesday, May 30, for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity girls soccer team, The Tigers from Grinnell-Newburg won the Class 2A regional semifinal match with a 2-0 shutout.
The Tigers struck first, 10 minutes into the match, and scored their second goal with 7:53 left in the first half. The Clippers’ best chance for a goal came in the second half with a penalty kick after Grinnell’s keeper tackled Hannah Bormann in the box. Unfortunately her shot was deflected.