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Fifth Annual Golf Outing, presented by Scheels, to benefit North Liberty Pantry

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Community Pantry will host its Fifth Annual 4-Person Best-Shot Golf Outing, presented by Scheels, on Friday, May 15, at Brown Deer Golf Club, 1900 Country Club Dr. in Coralville. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. with final check-in by 8:30 a.m. and the Shotgun Start will begin at 9 a.m.

Citywide garage sales to be held June 13

NORTH LIBERTY– Despite the end of North Liberty Fun Days, a group of residents is organizing a master list of citywide garage sales to be held Saturday, June 13.
A master list of sales will be distributed on June 11 via the City of North Liberty’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/NorthLiberty, and at http://bit.ly/NL-Garage-Sale-List-2015.
Those interested in adding a garage sale to the list should visit http://bit.ly/NL-add-a-garage-sale and fill out the online form or email lydiafine3@gmail.com with any further questions.

Hawks deliver West’s first loss on Barker Field

Trojans fall 2-0 to Cedar Rapids Prairie

IOWA CITY– History was made Tuesday, April 21, at West High’s Ed Barker Soccer Complex, but it wasn’t the kind of historic moment the Trojans wanted. The Hawks of Cedar Rapids Prairie handed the Trojans their first home loss since 2011– the first loss on Barker Field– taking a 2-0 decision from West.
Prairie scored with 4:08 left in the first half as the ball bounced past West’s keeper and put in the second goal three minutes later with a shot into the corner of the net.
The Trojans had some looks at the Prairie goal, but they were unable to hit pay dirt, dropping to 3-4 on the season.

Clipper boys sixth at Solon 's Gruber Relays

4x800 relay teams second, Bandy and Wagner take third

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SOLON– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) boys track and field team placed sixth in team points at the Denny Gruber Co-Ed Relays in Solon on Tuesday, April 21. The Spartans won their meet with 134 points followed by Vinton-Shellsburg, Mount Vernon, North Cedar, Iowa City Regina and the Clippers (65 points). Dyersville Beckman and Davenport Assumption rounded out the field of contenders.
Tanner Bandy and Drew Wagner were the highest-finishing individuals for the Clippers with Bandy’s third-place showing in the 400-meter dash and Wagner’s third-place finish in the shot put.

West High undefeated, not yet perfect

Women of Troy top J-Hawks

IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy had little trouble with the visiting J-Hawks of Cedar Rapids Jefferson on Thursday, April 23, beating the Hawks 4-0. The victory improved West’s record to 6-0 as the team moved to No. 1 in Class 3A according to the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union in its weekly rankings issued Friday, April 24. West took over the top spot after Linn-Mar dropped from No. 1 to No. 7 in the wake of a 2-1 upset loss to the Cedar Rapids Kennedy Cougars.

Clipper girls seventh at Panther Relays

Brimeyer, Schwarting and shuttle hurdle earn victories

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MOUNT PLEASANT– Mount Pleasant’s Panther girls won their home meet by one-half point over Williamsburg on Tuesday, April 21. Clear Creek Amana’s Clippers finished seventh in the meet that saw Cedar Rapids Prairie, Cedar Rapids Jefferson, Washington, Fort Madison and Keokuk in competition.
Natalie Brimeyer won the 100-meter hurdles while Corrine Schwarting won in the long jump. Brimeyer and Schwarting teamed up with Mia Smith and Megan Lukas for the shuttle hurdle relay, with the foursome winning in 1:07.28 ahead of a Drake Relays appearance.

CCA girls make it 6-0

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TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity girls soccer team upped its record to 6-0 with wins against Marion and West Liberty ahead of a five-game series on the road.
Hannah Bormann earned a hat trick (three goals) in action Tuesday, April 21, at home against the Marion Indians to lead the Clippers to a 5-0 win against 30-40 mph wind gusts blowing across the field. Kaitlin Riggle scored one goal and the Indians shot themselves in the foot when they turned their own pass into an own goal.

Clipper girls fourth at Washington Invitational

Schwarting, shuttle hurdle team finish first

WASHINGTON– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) Corrine Schwarting won both the 100-meter hurdles and long jump on Thursday, April 23, at the 41st annual Washington Girls’ Invitational Track Meet. Schwarting also ran lead for the winning 4x100-meter shuttle hurdle relay, followed by Riley Hennes, Megan Lukas and Nicole Cullen.
The Clippers placed fourth overall in team points, 91, while Benton Community won the meet with 154. Washington, Mount Pleasant, the Clippers and Iowa City’s City High rounded out the field.
The Clippers will host the Pacha Relays on Thursday, April 30, with a 5 p.m. start.

Something old, something new for ICCSD board consideration

Boundary scenarios still under discussion; new resource allocation model to be reviewed

IOWA CITY– It was boundary scenarios, take four.
Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) board members and administration met again to discuss possible high school and junior high boundaries at the Tuesday, April 14, school board meeting.

Neighbors concerned about septic, runoff issues in proposed two-home subdivision near NL

One house too many

By Lori Lindner
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JOHNSON COUNTY– The Johnson County Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission has dealt with its share of discontent lately.
After voting 4-1 against a controversial rezoning application for a property on Newport Road, the commission faced another set of neighbors opposed to the subdivision application of Joseph Mattingly of rural Johnson County.

National Alliance for Mental Illness fundraising walk to be April 25

IOWA CITY– The public is invited to join the 11th annual National Alliance for Mental Illness Johnson County (NAMIJC) fundraising walk on April 25, at Terry Trueblood Recreational Center, 4213 Sand Rd. SE, Iowa City. This year’s 9 a.m. speaker will be author, advocate and NAMIJC Honorary Walk Chair; Zach Wahls.
The walk kicks off at 10 a.m. and will circle Sand Lake. This is a family-friendly event with activities for children. Dogs on leashes are welcome. Music will be provided by the Tonya English Band, and complimentary snacks, coffee and water will be provided.

Creek and Luther jazz groups to showcase a Night of Jazz April 25

TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) instrumental music program will showcase jazz music at the annual Night of Jazz concert on Saturday, April 25, at 7 p.m. at CCA High School’s Performing Arts Center in Tiffin.
CCA jazz bands will share the stage this year with the renowned Luther Jazz Orchestra from Luther College and its music department. Luther will be joining CCA Middle School Jazz Band, CCA Jazz Band and the award-winning CCA Jazz Ensemble.