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Sports

The streak is over

N. Scott lances CCA, 45-7, ending historic winning streak for the Clippers

TIFFIN– Senior Night at Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School was spoiled Friday, Oct. 12, as the Clippers’ historic gridiron winning streak ended at the hands of the visiting North Scott Lancers.
The Lancers pounded the Creek Boys, 45-7, and dipped CCA to 7-1 after the first-ever 7-0 record in school history. North Scott also clinched the Class 3A District 5 championship (and secured a spot in the playoffs) as well.

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7-0

CCA football hits historic mark with 17-7 win over Assumption

TIFFIN– The players, coaches and fans of Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity football surely won’t forget Friday, Oct. 5, anytime soon. The date is now etched into the program’s history with the first-ever 7-0 record, and likely etched into many minds from three lightning delays.

Bolts outlast Golden Hawks at home

Liberty High defeats Mid-Prairie, 27-25

NORTH LIBERTY– “It coulda gone either way,” said Liberty High Head Coach Jeff Gordon after his varsity football team defeated Mid-Prairie, Wellman, 27-25, Friday, Sept. 14, at home on Liberty’s first “Make a Difference” night for pediatric cancer.

Creek Boys pound the Hounds

CCA rolls over Fort Madison 38-0, remains unbeaten

TIFFIN– And now we are three. Three-and-oh, that is.
Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity football team remained unbeaten in the early part of the season with a 38-0 home field pounding of the Bloodhounds from Fort Madison Friday, Sept. 7.
The win improved the Clippers’ record to 3-0, a mark not seen since 2016 and for only the second time in the past decade. The Creek Boys also held onto the best showing, so far, in Class 3A District No.5 as the only unbeaten team.

Third quarter rally not enough for the Bolts over the Little Hawks

City High spoils Liberty’s varsity debut, 38-21

IOWA CITY– Liberty High’s varsity football debut opened on a sour note on the road Friday, Aug. 24, at Iowa City High as the Little Hawks flew through the Lightning to a 38-21 win over the “Bolts.”

Lightning falls to Saints in MVC debut

CR Xavier 3, Liberty High 1

NORTH LIBERTY– Liberty High’s Mississippi Valley Conference varsity volleyball debut opened on a high note as the Lightning took the first set 25-18 over Cedar Rapids Xavier Tuesday, August 21, at home. The Saints, third in Class 4A in the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union’s preseason rankings, rolled over Liberty 25-7 in the second set and won the third set 25-17 before finishing the night 25-23 for the 3-1 win.

Lightning flashes for first VB tournament title

Liberty goes 4-0 at Charles City invitational

CHARLES CITY– More history was made for Liberty High School Saturday, Aug. 25, as the varsity volleyball team notched its first tournament championship in school history at the Charles City Early Bird Invitational.
The Bolts zapped Charles City (21-13, 21-14), Decorah (21-7, 21-12), Mason City (21-14, 21-11) and Iowa Falls (11-21, 21-18, 15-10).

Women of Troy splash the J-Hawks in Coralville

Liberty’s Martin, Taeger and Janik win as West High swims past Jefferson 138-47

CORALVILLE– Iowa City West High’s Women of Troy won their first dual swimming and diving meet of the year with a 138-47 win over Cedar Rapids Jefferson Tuesday, August 31, at the Coralville Recreation Center. Eleven Liberty High swimmers are on West’s squad this year with three Bolts: Scarlet Martin, Olivia Taeger and Lexi Janik winning the 200-yard freestyle and 100-yard back stroke, 500-yard freestyle and 100-yard breaststroke respectively in varsity competition.

Liberty XC finds success at West High’s Early Bird

Keeney and Montover win for the Lightning

IOWA CITY– Liberty High’s cross country squads started the 2018 season Thursday, Aug. 23, at Iowa City West High’s Early Bird Invitational, held at the University of Iowa’s Ashton Cross Country Course.
Liberty Freshman Ashlyn Keeney defeated West High’s Deniz Ince by 38 seconds to win the varsity girls race. Keeney won in 18:12.4 to senior Ince’s 18:51.3. Camille Mac and McKenzie Logan, Liberty’s returning varsity starters from last year, were third and fourth respectively in 19:23.8 and 19:54.6. West High won the meet, followed by Pleasant Valley and the Bolts.

Youth is an advantage for the Lightning

Liberty High boys cross country preview

NORTH LIBERTY– Often when coaches discuss their team ahead of any given season, a “young” team is considered a disadvantage due to a lack of experience, particularly in varsity competition. Josh Hildebrand, head coach for Liberty High’s boys cross country, sees having a “young” squad as a strength.

The clouds are building

Liberty High’s football field nears completion, but probably won’t be ready until mid-season

NORTH LIBERTY– Liberty High’s Lightning (the Bolts) will soon have a complex full of clouds to strike from as an athletic complex just west of the school continues to take shape.
Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) voters approved a $192 million bond issue last September, which included $12,544,000 for the second phase of a three-phase construction plan for Liberty. Phase One was design and construction of the 264,000 square foot school, which opened last August.

Clear Creek Boys clobber Panthers, 14-3

CCA earns first postseason win since ‘15 with 14-3 victory over Mt. Pleasant

SOLON– Friday the 13th turned out to be the Clippers’ lucky day as the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity baseball team pounded the ball early and often for a 14-3 win over the Panthers of Mount Pleasant in a Class 3A Substate 5 District 9 first round game in Solon.
The Creek Boys put two runs on the scoreboard in the top of the first inning as Cam “Lender” Armstrong hit a sacrifice fly to score Sam Young, and Cody Ogden drilled a solo homerun.