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One Clipper, six Trojans advance to state wrestling

Connor Murphy will represent CCA

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JOHNSON COUNTY– Clear Creek Amana (CCA) and Iowa City West will be represented at the 2015 State Wrestling Tournament following first- and second-place showings at district meets held Saturday, Feb. 14.
At Solon: Connor Murphy took second place at 120 pounds after losing an 11-1 major decision to Jacob Fenske of Davenport Assumption in the first place match.

Trojans fall in Regional Duals

Loss to North Scott closes door on state dual meet

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ELDRIDGE– A rough night on the wrestling mat, Wednesday, Feb. 11, cost the West High Trojans a trip to the State Dual Meet in Des Moines. The Trojans slipped past the Clinton River Kings 36-34 but fell 40-26 to the host North Scott Lancers in regional dual action.

West High swimmers take all at state meet

200 medley, 400 freestyle relay teams set new records

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MARSHALLTOWN– The West High Trojans put the exclamation mark on a swimming season punctuated by new meet and school records by not only winning the 2015 State Swimming Meet in Marshalltown, but also by setting two new records in the process.
The 200-yard medley relay manned by Mark McGlaughlin, Matt Anderson, Oliver Martin and Will Scott set a new record with their 1:33.39 performance. Likewise McGlaughlin, Martin, Scott and Aidan Keen set a record of 3:02.98 in the 400-yard freestyle relay.

Lobbying group grounded

Washington appeal held via conference call

NORTH LIBERTY– In an ironic twist, local officials were unable to catch a plane to Washington, D.C., to talk with elected officials about transportation problems in the Corridor.

Public invited to attend Feb. 17 community diversity forum

Want a more inclusive North Liberty?

NORTH LIBERTY– First United Methodist Church is inviting the public to participate in an important forum that will explore how North Liberty can be inclusive of people of all racial and cultural backgrounds. The event will be Tuesday, Feb. 17, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the church, 85 Jones Blvd., North Liberty.
Recent tragic events in the news dealing with racial matters have impacted our society and shocked many. The forum’s goal is to seek solutions to issues that impact the racially and culturally diverse people in North Liberty, one of Iowa’s fastest-growing cities.

NL farmers’ market vendor applications are now available

NORTH LIBERTY– Penn Landing Market is now accepting applications for the 2015 season. The market will be expanded and held every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting in May. The market will run through October.
Seasonal passes are just $230, with single-day passes available for $12 space permitting. For questions or more information contact Lesley Triplett or Veronica Tessler at 847-707-9999 or through e-mail at pennlandingmarket@gmail.com. Applications are available by calling 847-707-9999, online at pennlandingmarket.org/sell, or via email at pennlandingmarket@gmail.com.

Register now for annual “Lucky Run” by We Run, to be March 21

NORTH LIBERTY– We Run in North Liberty is organizing its annual “Lucky Run” for March 21, beginning at 9 a.m. at the University of Iowa Community Credit Union on Landon Road in North Liberty. The race includes chip-timed 1K, 5K and 10K. Participants will receive a technical shirt, a finishing medal and a goodie bag. Additional proceeds will be benefit charities Soles4souls and Brian to Boston (Michael Linslow Respite Center). Registration information for the race can be found at www.werunllc.com under the Lucky Run tab. Early registration ends Feb. 15.

NLYBS now accepting registrations

NORTH LIBERTY– Registration for the North Liberty Youth Baseball and Softball (NLYBS) 2015 season is now open. Sign up at www.eteamz.com/NLYBS by March 1. Leagues are available for boys and girls ages 4 to 13. Call the NLYBS hotline at 319-248-1283 with questions, or check the FAQ page on the NLYBS website. 

Garner Elementary waffle breakfast to be Feb.14

NORTH LIBERTY– Garner Elementary will host a Waffle Breakfast with Class Basket Auction and Raffle on Saturday, Feb. 14, from 7-11 a.m. at the school.

CCA boys knock off South Tama Trojans, 80-67

Senior Night success

TIFFIN– After having a five-game winning streak snapped by Williamsburg, the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers righted the ship and sank the Trojans of South Tama 80-67 Friday, Feb. 6, at home on Senior Night. The win improved the Clippers’ record to 13-5 overall and dropped the Trojans to 8-10.

CR Prairie takes dual meet, 38-27

Hawks take down West on Senior Night

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IOWA CITY — Senior Night for the West High Trojan wrestlers was spoiled by Mississippi Valley Conference Tournament Champion Cedar Rapids Prairie. The Hawks swept the meet with a 38-27 varsity win and 53-18 victory over the Junior Varsity.

Williamsburg, S. Tama fall to CCA

Clipper girls win two more

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TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity girls’ basketball team put two more wins in the record book with victories over Williamsburg and South Tama.
On Tuesday, Feb. 3, the Clippers traveled to WaMaC rival Williamsburg and pulled off a 42-39 win powered by Lexi Kinnaird’s 14-point effort. Hanna Stokes had 10 in the effort as well.