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North Liberty Leader

Yang Chow Wok celebrates a decade

North Liberty eatery Tasting the success of 10 great years

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader

NORTH LIBERTY– In any fast-paced, growing community, restaurant upstarts often come and go quickly.
It is a major accomplishment to stick around for 10 years, but that is the milestone celebrated by North Liberty’s Yang Chow Wok this month.

Trojans roll the Warriors in Jan. 15 Match

IC West 70, CR Washington 12, in varsity wrestling

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CEDAR RAPIDS– Thursday, Jan. 15, was Senior Appreciation Night at Cedar Rapids Washington High School as the Iowa City West High Trojans met the Warriors in wrestling. For the Warriors in general, and lone senior Patrick Reirdan in particular, it was a disappointing night as their thinned ranks fell to the Trojans.

Clippers split home double dual

CCA beats Beckman, falls to Benton Comm.

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TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity wrestlers split a double dual meet Thursday, Jan. 15, at home against Dyersville Beckman and Benton Community. The Clippers topped Beckman’s Blazers 51-19, but fell to Benton’s Bobcats, 42-31.
Daniel Brechtel took a 5-0 decision from the Blazers’ Mason Burlage in a 113-pound match, Quinn Murphy took a 10-4 decision at 126 pounds from Beckman’s Jake Recker, Cole White took a 6-5 decision from Beckman’s Logan Kutsch in the 170-pound match, and Max Moore won the heavyweight match by pinning the Blazers’ Colton Lueck in 1:00.

Clippers drown Williamsburg, 59-29, at home

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN — PJ Sweeny’s Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers improved to a 6-6 record, Tuesday, Jan. 13, with a 59-29 win over WaMaC conference rival Williamsburg.
Hanna Stokes led all scorers with 18 points, while Emily Wieland put in 10.
The Creek Girls squeaked by the Raiders 14-12 at the end of the first period and charged ahead to a 35-22 lead at the half.
“That first quarter, we started out a little flat,” Sweeny said. “We were getting shots but we weren’t making stops.”

West varsity bowls past Wahlert

Wood and Kreiss lead against Golden Hawks

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IOWA CITY — The West High varsity bowling teams swept the visiting Golden Hawks of Dubuque Wahlert Catholic High School Monday, Jan. 15, at Colonial Lanes in Iowa City. The Trojans, led by Patrick Wood’s 417, won 2,779 to 2,530. and Brooke Kreiss led the Women of Troy to a 2,242 to 1,787 victory.
Nicholas Rohm led the undermanned Trojan JV squad with 364 but the fully staffed Golden Hawks prevailed winning 1,969 to 1,866.

Trojans triumphant against City

IC West takes nine of 10 events from Little Hawks

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CORALVILLE — The West High boy’s varsity swim team splashed their City High rivals Tuesday, Jan. 13 in a home meet at the Coralville Recreation Center. The Trojan swimmers won nine out of 10 events for a 113-56 final score.
Mark McGlaughlin set two new records for West High, the first in the 200-yard individual medley and the second in the 100-yard backstroke. McGlaughlin won the medley with a 1:52.60 time, breaking a record set by Mike Zimmerman in 1994, and took the backstroke in 51.71 seconds.

NLYBS, city to pool funds

Team effort on new concession stand, restrooms at Penn Meadows Park

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader

NORTH LIBERTY– The City of North Liberty and a local recreation program are teaming up to pool financial resources and further serve the community’s youth.
North Liberty Youth Baseball and Softball (NLYBS) has pledged $250,000 toward a new concession stand and restroom pavilion to be build at Penn Meadows Park on the city’s east side.

Tiffin changes lawn watering program

Want to water? Buy the meter

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– It’s hard to think of green grass with snow on the ground, but the City of Tiffin is asking residents to prepare for a significant change coming this spring.
Previously, those who regularly watered outdoors were able to take advantage of temporary seasonal meters– defunct, manually-read meters made available when the city updated to radio-read meters. After city employees installed them each spring, residents were asked to read the lawn meters themselves and contact city hall monthly to report outdoor usage.

The power of movement

Find fitness and more at NL’s CrossFit Philia

By Jen Moore
North Liberty Leader

NORTH LIBERTY- In Denise Barnhouse’s words, at some point, “a gym becomes a ‘gym.’”
The warm, welcoming smiles and greetings that often accompany a gym’s opening start to fade, and it morphs into that stereotypical notion of a bunch of nameless, faceless people who come in –or don’t come in- do their workouts, and leave when they’re done.
Denise and her husband, Ian, wanted to change that.

Closing the gap

Hoover Trail could be extended to Solon in 2016

IOWA CITY— Trail users in Johnson County could have reason to rejoice in 2016 as plans to close a major gap in the Hoover Nature Trail begin to take shape.

Boy Scout Troop 216 to host chili supper Feb. 7

NORTH LIBERTY – North Liberty Boy Scout Troop 216 will host its 35th annual Chili Supper from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at the North Liberty Community Center.
This dinner is the troop’s primary annual fundraising event.  Proceeds help cover the cost of high adventure trips, summer camp and other activities for the troop’s approximately 30 scouts.

Spartans go down

CCA boys pick up first win over Solon in nearly a decade

TIFFIN– Jake Neubauer’s 17-point effort led the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers varsity boys basketball squad to a 64-52 WaMaC conference win over the rival Solon Spartans at home Tuesday, Jan. 6. It was the first time in nearly a decade that the boys program was able to post a win over Solon.
Solon led 13-7 after the first period and had a 26-18 lead at halftime.
“We looked tired, sluggish, we only shot 24 percent and we were only down eight (points),” CCA head coach Steve Ottoson said of the Clippers’ first half performance.