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UI Mobile Museum at NL Summer Lunch & Fun

NORTH LIBERTY– Visit the University of Iowa Mobile Museum and its brand-new 2017 exhibits at North Liberty Summer Lunch & Fun on Tuesday, June 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Family Day at the Iowa Raptor Project July 1

SOLON– Visit the Iowa Raptor Project on Saturday, July 1, for its monthly Family Day. Staff will be featuring the Eastern Screech-Owl, and there will be crafts about habitats, some tasty snacks and more.
Family Day is always free and open to the public. Stop by any time between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The Iowa Raptor Project is located at the Macbride Nature Recreation Area at 2095 Mehaffey Bridge Rd. NE, Solon.

7th Annual Red, White & Bluegrass Fest July 3

NORTH LIBERTY– Located right here in the Corridor, the Red, White and Bluegrass Festival has been bringing you bluegrass for seven years now. Join others Monday, July 3, starting at 4 p.m. for great local and Midwest bluegrass and jam grass bands at Club 76 (The Lodge), 2349 Mehaffey Bridge Rd. NE.

North Liberty scuba club meeting June 24

NORTH LIBERTY– Openings remain for morning swimming lessons for the session that begins on June 26 and runs weekdays through July 7 (no lessons will be held July 4). For current openings, visit ActiveNet via the Recreation tab on the city website: www.northlibertyiowa.org. For a description of levels, visit the swimming lessons information page.

Bolts light up the J-Hawks

Liberty High freshmen win, 11-1 and 15-4, over CR Jefferson

NORTH LIBERTY– Liberty High’s freshman baseball team fried the J-Hawks of Cedar Rapids Jefferson in a doubleheader Tuesday, June 13, at Penn Meadows Park in North Liberty under sweltering heat.
The Bolts took game one, 11-1, in four innings with a two-RBI triple in the first inning from Nolan Frey.
Sam Rechkemmer doubled in the second inning, while Alec Boldt knocked a three-RBI double to make it 6-0 for Liberty. Isaac Bender and Tyler Dahm drove in runs in the third making it 9-1, while Carter Fedeler drove in the winning run in the bottom of the fourth.

Liberty High basketball camps June 26-29

NORTH LIBERTY– Sign up by Sunday, June 25 for Liberty High School’s boys’ and girls’ basketball camps.
The boys’ camp will take place June 26-29 at North Central Junior High, with ninth grade from 8:30-10 a.m., seventh through eighth grade from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and 10th-12th grade from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost is $65 and includes a T-shirt.
The girls’ camp is June 26-28 at Garner Elementary, with third through fifth grade from 9-11 a.m. and sixth through eighth grade from 12-2 p.m. Cost is $65 and includes a T-shirt.

11 Women of Troy earn MVC honors

Steigleder and Rosenthal athlete, coach of the year

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IOWA CITY– The Mississippi Valley athletic Conference (MVC) released its 2017 All-Division picks for outstanding girls’ soccer players Monday, June 12. Iowa City West High was the champion for the Mississippi Division and standout Regan Steigleder was named division Athlete of the Year, while David Rosenthal and his staff took Coach of the Year honors.
Linn-Mar’s Allie Strottman earned the division Keeper of the Year title.

Lady Spartans take two from the Creek Girls in Oxford

Solon wins 8-4 and 8-5

OXFORD– They welcomed an old friend back in Oxford.
Jim White and his Solon Lady Spartans traveled to McAreavy Field in Oxford Wednesday, June 14, for a varsity doubleheader with the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers.

Creek Girls break losing streak

CCA wins, 9-5 and 9-3, at home

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OXFORD– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity softball team snapped a six-game losing streak with a pair of wins Monday, June 12, at home against the Vikettes of Vinton-Shellsburg.

Clippers lose one, up 6-1 before rainout in doubleheader with Spartans

Game to resume July 10

SOLON– It was a pitchers’ duel June 15 as Solon hosted Clear Creek Amana (CCA) in a varsity baseball doubleheader.
But neither of the sterling performances was awarded with a win.
Spartan freshman Cam Miller struck out six and walked two, scattering four hits and allowing a single unearned run in Solon’s 2-1 eight-inning win.
Senior Kobey Schlotman fanned nine batters while walking three, and spent almost all eight innings on the mound for the Clippers. Junior Cody Ogden suffered the loss, giving up the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth.

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Vikings take a pair from Clippers, 13-1 and 8-5

Vinton-Shellsburg shells CCA in doubleheader
Vikings take a pair from Clippers, 13-1 and 8-5
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TIFFIN– Vinton-Shellsburg’s Vikings raided the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) diamond, in Tiffin, Monday, June 12, for a varsity doubleheader, sweeping the night and sinking the Clippers farther down in the standings. The Vikings won the opener, 13-1, and took the nightcap, 8-5, dropping the Creek Boys to a 5-10 record overall.

Johnson County Archers’ 3D shoot at Macbride Nature area June 17-18

NORTH LIBERTY– Join other archery enthusiasts at Johnson County Archers’ annual 40 Target 3D Shoot on Saturday and Sunday, June 17-18, at the Macbride Nature Recreation Area (2095 Mehaffey Bridge Rd. NE).
The shooting is from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and from 7 a.m. to noon on Sunday. There will be 20-plus targets set up on several courses and 40 arrows total. Door prizes, raffles, food, novelties and custom targets will be included. Cost is $12 for adults and $6 for kids.