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North Liberty Leader

Creek Boys win Tipton XC invite

TIPTON– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity boys cross country squad won the Tipton Invitational Tuesday, Sept. 5, in Tipton’s City Park. The Clippers topped the 18-team field with 77 team points and were led by Nick O’Connor’s seventh-place finish in 17:10. Brandon Barker was three seconds behind O’Connor and took eighth place.
Center Point-Urbana was second in points with 91 while the host Tigers were third with 102.

West High’s Nock leaves the field in the dust at Noelridge Park in C.R.

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
CEDAR RAPIDS– Iowa City West and Liberty High’s girls’ cross country squads joined a plethora of teams Thursday, Sept. 7, at Noelridge Park in Cedar Rapids for the Cedar Rapids Invitational, hosted by Cedar Rapids Washington.
The varsity West High Women of Troy ended up second in team points behind team champion Dubuque Wahlert, but West’s Bailey Nock blew the field away by winning the race in 18:18.57 (a new course record), a full 13 seconds ahead of Linn-Mar’s Micah Poellet.

Creek girls place 10th at Tipton XC Invite

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader

TIPTON– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity girls cross country squad finished 10th in team points Tuesday, Sept. 5, at Tipton’s Cross Country Invitational, held in Tipton’s City Park. Davenport Assumption won the meet with 67 team points while Solon was third with 113 and the host Tigerettes were seventh with 170. Center Point-Urbana (CP-U) was ninth with 200 while the Clippers were 10th with 276 team points.
Kaylie Barker led CCA with a ninth-place finish in 20:51.

Creek girls sink Bobcats

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader

VAN HORNE– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity volleyball team improved to 5-5 Tuesday, Sept. 5, with a 3-2 win over Benton Community in Van Horne.
The Clippers dropped the first set, 16-25, but pulled out a 29-27 win in the second set before dropping the third set, 22-25. CCA rallied for a 25-21 win in the fourth and held on for a 15-10 win in the fifth and final set.

Trojans escape Tigers in OT

IC West beats Cedar Falls, 31-30, with 2-point play

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader

CEDAR FALLS– Iowa City West High’s Trojans improved to 3-0 on the varsity football season as they slipped past the Cedar Falls Tigers, 32-30, in overtime Friday, Sept. 8, at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls.
The Tigers controlled the first half and held a 17-0 lead at halftime before the Trojans regrouped.
Owen McAreavy put the Trojans on the scoreboard in the third quarter with a 2-yard leap into the end zone. Lucas Karwal’s extra point kick made it 17-7.

Warriors sweep Lightning

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader

NORTH LIBERTY– Liberty High’s varsity volleyball squad fell 3-0 to the Cedar Rapids Washington Warriors at home Thursday, Sept. 7.
Wash swept the Lightning, 25-20, 25-18 and 25-22. The loss dropped Liberty to a 2-5 record.
LeeAnn Potter led the Lightning with a dozen kills. Hailey Hested made 18 assists and 18 digs, Olivia Slattery made four ace serves and one solo block.

Pedestrian tunnel revisited

Developments decrease cost, speed up the timeline

By Shianne Fisher
North Liberty Leader

TIFFIN– There’s a light at the end of the tunnel after all, and it could mean a significant decrease in cost for a long-awaited piece of infrastructure in Tiffin.
“This would be a game-changer for sure,” City Administrator Doug Boldt said about developments regarding the Highway 6 tunnel and pedestrian sidewalk project nearly a decade in the making.

Lightning Wrestling Club parent meeting Sept. 18

NORTH LIBERTY– Liberty Lightning Wrestling Club will host its first annual parent meeting on Monday, Sept. 18, from 6-8 p.m. in the Liberty High School Wrestling Room. The club is open to athletes in grades pre-k to eighth. Parents should come and learn more about the upcoming season and about getting their kids involved in the opportunity. Questions may be directed to Joe Williams at 815-978-7636 or joe@williamstrainingacademy.com.

Clear Creek Amana Hall of Fame Nominations due

TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana Foundation Board is seeking nominations for the 2017 Hall of Fame award. Application letters are due by Sept. 15 and should include, at the minimum, the following information: a) Name of nominee; b) Address of nominee; c) Year (if known) and school graduated from; d) Whether person is deceased; e) Why should the person be considered for the honor- provide as many details as possible (years of service, what was the service, offices held, etc.); f) Letter signed by nominator with address and phone number, if questions.

North Liberty Pantry to host Taste and Tour Open House Wednesday, Sept. 27

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty Community Pantry (NLCP) will host a Taste and Tour Open House on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 5-7 p.m. NLCP is located at 89 N. Jones Blvd. with Growing Together Garden on the west side of the building. This event is free and open to the entire community.
The Taste and Tour gives the community an opportunity to meet and greet staff members, learn about NLCP services and volunteer opportunities, and check out Growing Together Garden, a collaborative learning space.

North Liberty Community Library board of trustees vacancy

IOWA CITY– The Johnson County Board of Supervisors is accepting applications for one vacancy on the North Liberty Community Library Board of Trustees for a person residing in unincorporated Johnson County to serve an unexpired term beginning immediately and ending June 30, 2020.

NLFD responds to Fareway fire

Store reopened Monday, Sept. 11

NORTH LIBERTY– A Sunday morning fire at the Fareway grocery store is believed to have been caused by a refrigerator motor.
Members of the North Liberty Fire Department were dispatched at 10:32 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 10, after receiving reports of alarms going off and smoke coming from the roof of the structure located at 615 Westwood Dr.